UGC NET 2018: Exam Pattern
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The University Grants Commission has already published notification for the National Eligibility Test – 2018 to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in December, 2018. The exam is conducted every year by the University Grants Commission in order to select candidates for the posts of Assistant Professors or Junior Research Fellowship or both, in Indian universities and colleges. This is the first time that the NTA is going to conduct this prestigious examination as CBSE has been relieved of this responsibility. The computer based NET examination is going to be held from December 18 – 22, 2018 in various cities across the country.

What is National Testing Agency (NTA)?

The National Testing Agency has been conceptualized by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, as an organization dedicated to the testing needs of the country. This organization will focus on the development of tests for various purposes to be held in the country. It will also undertake research activities in order to identify the gaps in the learning system and its application. In 2018, the University Grants Commission has entrusted the job of conducting the NET Examination to this organization, for the first time.

What is National Eligibility Test (NET)?

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is the point of entry for a student into a career in teaching in colleges and universities. It also gives an opportunity to pursue research in the Indian universities under the Junior Research Fellowship Schemes (JRF). Here are some of the important details regarding the NET Examination:

What is the Pattern of the NET Examination 2018?

The NET Examination in 2018 will be computer-based online examination and there will be no negative marking in this examination. The Examination consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. All the papers in NET Examination consist of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) only.

In order to be considered for both Assistant Professor and JRF, one must score at least 40% in aggregate of both the papers in General category whereas for SC/ST/OBC, it is 35% in aggregate of both the papers together.

What should I Study for NET Examination 2018?

The National Eligibility Test 2018 will have two papers. While the Paper I will be based on general aptitude, Paper II will mainly be based on the subject knowledge of your elected subject.

The Paper I syllabus will consist of the following:

The Paper II will consist of questions based on the post-graduation syllabus of the subjects selected by the candidates. The questions will be based on in-depth knowledge of the subjects. Case studies may also be asked from certain subjects, as applicable.

How to Prepare for NET 2018?

The National Eligibility Test will be based on your aptitude for teaching and your knowledge of your subject of specialization. Let’s find out how we can prepare for this examination in the right way:

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Now that we are well aware of the syllabus of the NET Examination and its pattern, it is time that we focus on the right strategy to prepare for the examination. Now that the examination is hardly a month away, all of you must be busy giving finishing touches to your preparation. In order to help you in this final round of preparation, Testzone, the least priced, smart Test Prep platform of the country, brings to you the Comprehensive Test Series for Paper I of UGC NET 2018.

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Testzone Online Mock Test Series of UGC NET 2018 Program will consist of 10 full-length tests for Paper I of UGC NET 2018 along with detailed solutions and smart analysis. This will help in proper understanding of your preparation along with the SWAT Analysis. The tentative schedule of the tests is as follows:

Mock Tests

Date of Upload

Mock Test I

20th November 2018

Mock Test 2

23rd Nov 2018

Mock Test 3

26th Nov 2018

Mock Test 4

29th Nov 2018

Mock Test 5

2nd December 2018

Mock Test 6

5th Dec 2018

Mock Test 7

8th Dec 2018

Mock Test 8

11th Dec 2018

Mock Test 9

14th Dec 2018

Mock Test 10

17th Dec 2018


All the tests will have 50 questions with 100 marks allotted to them. The first test will be free whereas the rest will be paid ones.

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