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Syllabus For UGC exam 2013

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Syllabus for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in/inside/syllabus.html and are also available in the libraries of all Indian universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.

UGC 2013 Exam Pattern - The exam pattern as seen from few last years is as follows:


Exam shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. UGC has decided to provide choice to the candidates from the December 2009 UGC-NET onwards. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.


This Paper shall consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each of these papers will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory objective type questions of two marks each. The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I and Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be sent to the candidate along with the Admit Card.


Exam paper will consist of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by the candidate. The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the space provided in the Test Booklet.

For Visually Handicapped (VH)

For Visually Handicapped candidates thirty minutesí extra time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutesí extra time shall be provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. Those Physically Handicapped (PH) 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 Co-ordinator of the test centre. Extra time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Physically Handicapped candidate.

In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.

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