UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

The aspirants who wants to appear in the UGC NET Exam must be aware of its examination pattern like marking scheme and exam duration.

National Testing Agency had introduced some changes in the exam pattern in 2019. So, aspirants are suggested to get the latest pattern for preparation.

Here we have provided the updated UGC NET Pattern for 2020 Exam, check below.


UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 – Marking Scheme & Exam Duration

As per the UGC NET Guidance, there are two Papers i.e. Paper 1 & 2.

Paper 1 is common for all the subjects whereas Paper 2 syllabus will be based on the subject you choose.

Below you can check the UGC NET Marking Scheme for both Papers –

Marking Scheme for Paper 1 –

In UGC NET Paper 1, the questions will be of generic in nature, intending to assess the research aptitude of the aspirants. The reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness will be tasked in the Paper 1.


Paper 1 Section Number of Questions Marks Distribution
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Reading Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Reasoning 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information & Communication Technology 5 10
People & Environment 5 10
Higher Education System 5 10

Marking Scheme for Paper 2 –

Paper 2 Number of Question Marks Distribution
All Subjects 100 200


As per the official UGC NET Exam Pattern, there is no negative marking. Candidates can attempt all questions in exam.

From last two sessions, there is a minor change in the exam pattern. As per the latest pattern, there is no 30-minute break in between Paper 1 & 2. Candidates will get total 3 hours to attempt both the Papers.

So, these was the updated marking scheme and pattern of NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam. If you have any queries related to this blog, then share with us through the comments box.

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