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UGC NET Exam Pattern for June Session 2019 – Check Marking Scheme

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test June session exam will be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) from 20th to 28th June 2019. The exam is taken by postgraduate students for lectureship posts in reputed Indian universities and for admission to PhD programs.

The exam dates announced by NTA for the NET exam are 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th June 2019. The exam will be conducted through Computer-Based mode in two shifts.

For a detailed exam pattern, read the article.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

With effect from July 2018, the UGC NET exam pattern has been changed. As per the revisions made in the pattern, here is the new exam scheme:

Papers Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I 50 questions (all compulsory) 100 3 Hours without break
Paper-II 100 questions (all compulsory) 200 3 Hours without break

Till December 2018 session, there was a break of 30 minutes between the two papers. However, from June 2019 onwards, there will be no break between the papers.

Negative Marking – There will be no negative marking for incorrect answer. If any question in the question paper is found incorrect, the benefit of marks will be provided to only those candidates who attempted the question.


Questions are asked on the topics – reasoning ability, research/teaching aptitude, reading comprehension, general awareness, etc.  


Questions will be on subject-related topics. The exam is conducted for 85 subjects. It is advised to choose the subject of your post-graduation or related subject for the UGC NET exam as the syllabus is vast.

Download the syllabus for both the papers of the UGC NET exam. Please note that syllabus of earlier paper-II and paper-III will now be covered under paper-II.

Now, let’s have a quick look at the old exam pattern of the exam.

Old Exam Pattern – UGC NET

Papers Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I (Teaching/Research Aptitude) 60 questions (50 to be attempted) 100 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Paper-II (Subject Paper) 50 questions (all compulsory) 100 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Paper-III (Subject Paper) 75 questions (all compulsory) 150 2 Hours 30 Minutes

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to conduct the examination till July 2018 session. And, from the UGC NET December session, the exam is being conducted by the National Testing Agency.

UGC NET 2019 June Session Schedule

From the December 2018 session, the UGC NET exam is being conducted through computer-based mode in two shifts. Here is the schedule for the examination to be held from 20th to 28th June 2019:

Date of Examination (exact date and shift of the  exam will be mentioned on the admit card)  

20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th June 2019

First Shift Second Shift
Timings (3 hours without break) 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

The UGC NET 2019 June result will be announced by 15th July 2019. Keep a check on the official website – for updates on the exam.

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