CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern for June 2017 – Learn and Follow!
CBSE UGC NET July 2017: Application Process To Begin In April
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the conducting body for University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET). UGC NET is conducted twice in a year – January and July. It is a qualifying examination for the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship or both. The application process for UGC NET July 2017 will begin in April. The board is yet to release the official notification in this regard but here we bring you the tentative schedule and other important details related to UGC NET exam.
fill UGC NET Application Form 2017 at the official website www.cbsenet.nic.in which is now available from Second Week of April 2017.
UGC NET Tentative Schedule
- Beginning of Application process: Second Week of April 2017
- End of Application process: First week of May 2017
- Entrance Exam: Second Sunday of July 2017
CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern July 2017
CBSE UGC NET: What You Must Know About Paper I
Pattern of UGC NET Exam Paper 2017 is classified between following categories –
The UGC NET exam consists of three papers. While paper II and III are subject-specific, paper I is general in nature and is same for all candidates. Several candidates are often at the receiving end because of their lack of knowledge about paper I.
Here we have compiled all the important points which you must know about CBSE UGC NET paper I.
CBSE UGC NET Paper I
Paper I will be a general paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude. It will carry 100 marks. This paper has 60 objective questions out of which you have to attempt only 50 questions. If you answer more than 50 questions, then the first 50 questions marked by you would be evaluated.
Each question carries 2 marks, thus making the total weightage of the paper of 100 marks.
An essential point to remember about this paper is that in order to qualify in this paper you need to score 40% or 40 marks which means that to qualify in paper I you need to mark at least 20 questions correctly. However, scoring only 40 marks won’t be enough to succeed in the exam so you will have to plan and attempt questions in a strategic manner.
The main topics from which questions are asked in the paper I are:
- Teaching Aptitude
- Research Aptitude
- Reading Comprehension
- Reasoning (including Mathematics)
- Logical Reasoning
- Data Interpretation
- Information and Communication Technology
- People and Environment
- Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration
Each section carries equal weightage which means there would be five questions from each section worth 10 marks.
This round will consist of 50 compulsory MCQ(Multiple choices with single correct answer)questions each of two marks.
This is the third and final round of UGC/CBSE NET Exam. It will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate and each question will carry two marks.
Time Duration of Paper-I and Paper-II is same 75 minutes each and for Paper-III, it is 150 minutes.
Note – Paper-II and III cover entire syllabus of subject selected by the candidate.
|Session||Paper||Marks||Number of Question||Duration|
|First||I||100||60 out of which 50 question to be attempted||1¼ Hours|
|First||II||100||50 questions all are compulsory||1¼ Hours|
|Second||III||150||75 questions all are compulsory||2½ Hours|
The candidates will have to mark the response for the questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. Remaining Information regarding OMR sheet will be provided on Admit Card.
Note (for Person with Disability)
Thirty Minutes compensatory time will be provided separately for Paper-I and Paper-II. And for Paper-III Forty Five Minutes compensatory time will be provided.
They will also be provided with the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. The faculty of scribe will be provided only to those persons who have disability 40% or more.
UGC will also provide the Test Booklets of Paper-I, II & III in Braille along with usual Test Booklets as provided to other candidates.
Those candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Coordinator of the NET Coordinating Institution.
Selection and Cut off Procedure for UGC NET Exam June 2017
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below-
General Category Candidates – 40 marks or 40% in Paper-I, 40 marks or 40% in Paper-II, 75 marks or 50% in Paper-III.
Reserved Category Candidates – 35 marks or 35% in Paper-I , 35 marks or 35% in Paper-II, 60 marks or 40% in Paper-III.
Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.
A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.
Career Options after Qualifying UGC NET
Once you have cleared UGC NET Exam, You are eligible to apply for the post of Lecturer ship as the vacancies are announced by universities and colleges. Your Selection will depend on your interview.
The candidates who have interest in research program may also pursue Junior Research Fellowship from the Coordinating Institutes of NET. The selection procedure of students for award of JRF will depend on the student’s performance in Test.