UGC NET 2021: Know about exam pattern

NTA is all set to conduct the UGC NET 2021 exam on November 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 2021 and on December 01,03,04,05, 2021. Know details about UGC NET exam pattern 2021.

UGC NET 2021: Know about exam pattern
Prabakaran K | Nov 11, 2021 - 9:31 a.m. IST
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New Delhi: The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the UGC NET exam pattern 2021 along with the official notification. Candidates who will appear for the UGC NET exam 2021, should be well aware of the UGC NET 2021 exam pattern which includes the marking scheme, mode of exam, type of questions and more. On the exam day, candidates will be able to draw their strategy accordingly while answering the questions.

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The UGC NET 2021 exam comprises two papers. A total of 50 questions will be asked in paper 1 and questions will be asked from reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness. Paper 2 consists of 100 questions from an optional subject.

UGC NET 2021 exam dates



UGC NET exam dates 2021

November 20,21,22,24,25,26,29,30 and on December 01,03,04,05

Release of UGC NET admit card 2021

To be notified

UGC NET exam pattern 2021: Paper 1 & 2


Paper I

Paper II



The subject selected by the candidate

No. of Questions







Three hours (consolidated)

Mode of Exam


Negative Marks

No negative marking

UGC NET 2021: Last-minute tips

Revision - Never touch those new topics which you have not gone through till now as it could consume more time. Candidates are advised to revise the topics that they have already studied.

Short notes - Please make use of short notes which were prepared during the exam preparation.

UGC NET 2021 mock test - It will help you analyse your mistakes and clarify doubts on concepts. Candidates need to identify the topics in which they are making mistakes frequently and try to avoid those questions during the exam.

Sleep well - Candidates should sleep and eat well a day before the UGC NET 2021 exam. Sleep for at least six to eight hours to keep yourself fresh on the exam day. Also, eat light food a day before the UGC NET exam 2021.

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