NET 2017 Exam Description

NET - National Eligibility Test is one of the most important and well known entrance examinations. National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted by University Grants Commission. NET, is the first step for any aspirant who desires (his/her) career in the education industry as Lecturer or professor.

Examination Pattern

SessionPaperMarksNumber of QuestionDuration
FirstI10050 questions all are  compulsory1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.) IST
SecondII10050 questions all are  compulsory1¼ Hours (11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.) IST
ThirdIII15075 questions all are  compulsory2½ Hours (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.) IST
  • Paper I will start from 09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. This paper will have questions based on general nature, aimed to evaluate the research or teaching aptitude, comprehension, reasoning ability and divergent thinking in the candidates.
  • There will be the addition of two marks on giving correct answer.
  • Paper II will start from 11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. There will be the addition of two marks on giving correct answer.
  • Paper III will start from 02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.
  • The question of paper II and III will come from the entire syllabus including the electives.
  • The candidates will have to dot down their answers in the Optical Mark Reader(OMR) sheet.

NOTE : Each correct answer will carry 2 marks and there is no negative marking.

Exam Syllabus

  1. UGC NET Teaching Aptitude :
    • Teaching : Nature, Objectives, Characteristics and Basic Requirements.
    • Learner's Characteristics.
    • Factors affecting Teaching.
    • Methods of Teaching.
    • Teaching aids.
    • Evaluation Systems.
  2. UGC NET Research Aptitude :
    • Research : Meaning, Characteristics and Types
    • Steps of Research.
    • Methods of Research.
    • Research Ethics.
    • Paper, Articles, Workshop, Seminar, Conference and Symposium.
    • Thesis Writing : Its characteristics and format.
  3. Reading Comprehension :
    • A passage to be set with questions to be answered.
  4. UGC NET Communication :
    • Communication : Nature, Characteristics, Types, Barriers and Effective Classroom Communication.
  5. Reasoning ( including Mathematical ) :
    • Number Series; Letter Series; Codes.
    • Relationships; Classification.
  6. Logical Reasoning :
    • Understanding the Structure of Argument.
    • Evaluating and distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning.
    • Verbal Analogies; Word Analogy – Applied Analogy.
    • Verbal Classification.
    • Reasoning Logical Diagrams; Simple Diagrammatic Relationship, Multi – Diagrammatic Relationship.
    • Venn Diagram; Analytical Reasoning.
  7. Data Interpretation :
    • Sources, Acquisition and Interpretation of Data.
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
    • Graphical Representation and Mapping of Data.
  8. Information and Communication Technology ( ICT ) :
    • ICT : Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages and Uses.
    • General Abbreviation and Terminology.
    • Basics of Internet and E – mailing.
  9. People and Environment :
    • People and Environment Interaction.
    • Sources of Pollution.
    • Pollutants and their impact on Human Life, Exploitation of Natural and Energy Resources.
    • Natural hazards and mitigation.
  10. Higher Education System : Governance, Polity and Administration :
    • Structure of the Institutions for Higher Learning and Research in India; Formal and Distance Education; Professional / Technical and General Education; Value Education; Governance, Polity and Administration; Concept, Institutions and their Interactions.

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