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UGC NET Exam: Here’s All You Need to Know about It

About UGC NET Exam

If you are an aspiring Lecturer/Assistant Professor and are looking for some answers, then you have come to the right place as we have all the information to put your apprehensions to rest. Like each field of expertise has a gateway test in our country, being a professor, demands the same. In order to pursue your dream career as a Lecturer, you need to take the UGC NET Exams , elaborated as National Eligibility Test which is conducted by University Grants Commission. This test is conducted twice a year in the months of June and December and the notifications are released in March and September. The basic purpose of this examination is to determine your eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship in Indian Universities and colleges.

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If you’re unable to make up your mind about which subject fits the bill for you, then here’s a list of subjects to help you better. Choose wisely!
*Kindly note, you can pick only one subject and in order to appear for UGC NET Exam in the subject of your choice you must have successfully completed the post-graduation program in that subject.

S.NoName of the Subject
6Social Work
7Defence Strategic Studies
8Home Science
9Public Administration
10Population Studies
38Adult Education
39Physical Education
40Arab Culture Islamic Studies
41Indian Culture
42Human Resource Management
44Buddhist,Gandhian Peace Studies
45Comparative Study Of Religions
46Mass Communication Journalism
47Performing Arts
48Museology Conservation
51Tribal Regional Language/Literature
52Folk Literature
53Comparative Literature
54Sanskrit Traditional Subjects
55Women Studies
56Visual Arts
58Social Medicine Community Health
59Forensic Science
63Electronic Sciences
64Environmental Sciences
65Environmental Sciences
68Human Rights and Duties
69Tourism Administration Management

Eligibility Criteria
In terms of age:
1. Junior Research Fellowship: 28 years of age
2. Lectureship: No upper age limit to apply for lectureship

As per the guidelines of CBSE, SC/ST/PWD/OBC candidates are provided a relaxation of 5 years. Candidates with research experience are also given relaxation for the period spent on research in the related subject of post-graduation program. However, under any circumstances relaxation cannot exceed more than 5 years.

Exam Pattern
Till date, a common pattern is being followed for this exam which has the question paper divided into 3 sections.

SECTION A, Paper – 1, 9:30 – 10:45 am

1. Carries 60 questions and is for 100 marks
2. 50 out of 60 questions are mandatory to be attempted
3. Duration of 1 hour 45 minutes is provided to complete this section

SECTION B, Paper – 2, 10:45 – 12:00 pm

1. Carries 50 questions and is for 100 marks
2. All the questions are mandatory to be attempted
3. Duration of 1 hour 45 minutes is provided to complete this section

SECTION – C, Paper – 3, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

1. Carries 75 questions and is for 150 marks
2. All the questions are mandatory to be attempted
3. Duration of 2 hours, 30 minutes is provided to complete this section
Wonder why the exam is segregated into 3 different parts?
Well, it’s done so in order to assess the candidate’s teaching aptitude and subject knowledge.

Preparation Technique
The term ‘Competitive Examination’ in itself is a rather alarming term and this is the reason why we sometimes fail to understand the right technique of studying for these exams. However, here are a few ways which can help you keep your competitive game strong.

1. Keep a note handy of your syllabus so that you don’t keep forgetting
2. Take references seriously and buy good referred text books to study from
3. Make yourself some notes
4. Manage your time wisely as if it’s a secret fight between you and UGC NET and you have to win this one
5. Keep yourself updated with the changes in facts and figures
Even if you follow these guidelines in bits and pieces, you are good to go!

Applying Procedure

You can apply for the examination by filling out the online form available on
All you need to do is follow these 4 steps as listed below:
1. Fill the online application form provided on the official website of CBSE
2. Upload a Scanned Photograph
3. Pay your examination fee
4. Take out a printout of the filled form, application form and attendance slip
*Detailed guidelines are mentioned on

Important Notifications for UGC NET Exam, 2017

1. The examination will be conducted on 05th November, 2017
2. Dates for submission of application forms were scheduled to be between 11th August – 11th September, 2017

List of Best  UGC NET Exams Coaching Institutes

Gone are those times when the entire city had to rush at one coaching center in order to score well. With the UGC NET Examination gaining wide popularity among the budding professionals, a lot of options have been generated, for the students to choose from. Here are a few coaching centers from the city, which assure nothing, but the best results.

Check out the list of  Best UGC NET Coaching Institutes in Chandigarh

                                Best UGC NET Coaching Institutes in Delhi

                                Best UGC NET Coaching Institutes in Jaipur

                                Best UGC NET Coaching Institutes in Mohali

All the best!

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