"Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
—Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Lady Windermere’s Fan (Oscar Wilde)

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
- Paradise Lost (John Milton)

Not all those who wander are lost.
-The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
– Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)

UGC NET/JRF Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE UGC NET exam pattern till 2017 was conducted in three sessions wherein candidates had to sit for three different papers. However, from 2018 NTA UGC NET exam pattern is changed. Going forward, candidates have to appear for two papers only.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern:
PaperMarksNumber of QuestionsDuration (First Shift)Duration (Second Shift)
Total300150 3 Hours3 Hours
I10050 (All questions are compulsory)1 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM)1 Hour (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
II200100 (All questions are compulsory)2 Hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)2 Hours (3:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

The official notification on the website says, “Paper I is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.” Paper II will consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate.”

Marking scheme: Two marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking in the exam

UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern:

UGC NET 2017 exam pattern was such that three different papers (Paper I, II, and III) were conducted in three sessions. Candidates had to sit for all the three papers in order to be eligible for being awarded JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor only.

SessionPaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Total-185 3505 Hours
FirstI50 (All questions are compulsory)1001 Hour 15 Minutes
SecondII50 (All questions are compulsory)1001 Hour 15 Minutes
ThirdIII75 (All questions are compulsory)1502 Hours 30 Minutes

Marking scheme: Two marks were awarded for each correct answer. There was no negative marking in the exam.

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