New update for UGC-NET Exam 2020: How to Prepare

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to tell you something about UGC-NET exam which will held in 2020.

In this blog, I’ll share each and every detail/information regarding the changes in UGC NET exam pattern and syllabus.


Changes introduces in UGC-NET Exam:

Now UGC is not conducted NET exam, from this year NTA i.e (NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY) is conducted and managed NET entrance exam, but why this is formed because:

  • The purpose to set up NTA was to relieve CBSE from its duties of conducting examination, so as to focus on improving the quality of higher education on the nation.
  • NTA is formed to reduce allegation of variation in difficulties levels amongst different sets of papers.
  • The aims of the NTA are to ensure a standardized difficulties levels in the competitive exams and run a smooth admission procedure. 
  • UGC NET is conducted for the Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship for Indian national citizens, and this exam will be conducted twice in an year. 


As per the official information released by CBSE, UGC NET exam pattern is changed. check pattern blow.

UGC NET will consists of two different papers i.e(paper I and paper II) which is conducted in two sessions.  



Number of Questions





50 (Questions to be attempted – All)


1 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM)



100 (Questions to be attempted – All)


2 Hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)




3 Hours

So, this is the new pattern for the UGC-NET exam.


  • According to official website of CBSE, UGC-NET Paper I is conducted for testing the reasoning ability , comprehension, general awareness and divergent thinking.
  •  Two marks will be given for each correct answer and there is( no negative marking for the wrong answer.) 
  • The time will changed from 1:30 hr to 1:00 hr i.e (from 9:30 to 10:30).
  • Number of question is reduced from 150 to 100.
  • In UGC-NET paper II both previous paper II and paper III will combine and formed a paper II.
  • Cut off will made according both UGC-NET paper I and paper II combine.
  • Each section gets weightage: Five question and 10 marks from each section.
  • Whenever pictorial question are set for the sighted candidates a passage followed by equal number of question should be set for the visually handicapped candidates.  


There are 10 topics is included for this exam are as follows:-

  1. Teaching Aptitude
  • Teaching : Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
  • Learner’s characteristics;
  • Factors affecting teaching;
  • Methods of teaching;
  • Teaching aids.
  • Evaluation systems.

      2. Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning , characteristics and types;
  • Steps of Research;
  • Methods of Research;
  • research Ethics;
  • Paper article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.

      3. Reading Comprehension

  • A passage to be set with question to be answered. 

      4. 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 arguments;
  • 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 ad uses;
  • General abbreviation and terminology;
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing.

   9. People and Environment

  • People and Environment interaction;
  • Sources of pollution;
  • Pollutant 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.        

(NOTE:- As per new pattern 8th , 9th  and 10th are part of General Awareness)