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UGC NET Exam Duration

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Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any competitive exam. Thus, knowledge of the UGC NET Exam Pattern, UGC NET Exam Syllabus and primarily UGC NET Exam Duration is very crucial to increase efficiency, accuracy, productivity and primarily to be able to complete the exams in the allotted exam duration.


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UGC NET 2018 – Computer Based Test is conducted in online Mode. The Test will consist of two papers: First paper consists of 50 questions with a duration of 1 hour and the second paper consists of 100 questions with a duration of 2 hours.

1. UGC NET Exam Duration – Computer Based Test:

Paper Marks Number of Questions Pattern
I 100 50 The questions will be generic in nature, intending 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.
II 200 100 This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory.



2. UGC NET Exam Duration – Exam Schedule:

Dates of Examination
(Exact dates of examination/shifts will be made available
on the NTA’s website)
Between 09.12.2018 to 23.12.2018
First Shift Second Shift
Timing of Examination 9.30 am– 10.30 am
11.00 am – 1.00 pm
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Duration of Examination 1 hour for Paper I and 2 hours for Paper II
Entry in the Examination Centre* 7.30 am – 8.30 am 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 8.45 am – 9.00 am 1.15 pm – 1.30 pm
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 9.00 am – 9.15 am 1.30 pm – 1.45 pm
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 9.15 am 1.45 pm
Instructions by the Invigilators 9.15 am – 9.25 am 1.45 pm – 1.55 pm
Test Commences 9.30 am 2.00 pm
To attempt Paper-I i.e. Questions 001 to 050 9.30 am – 10.30 am 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Break (Candidates are not allowed to leave the
premises, under any circumstances)
10.30 am – 11.00 am 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm
To attempt Paper-II i.e. Questions 001 to 100 11.00 am – 1.00 pm 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Test Concludes 1.00 pm 5.30 pm


*Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Center well in time, at least 2 hours before commencement of the examination. Candidates will not be permitted to enter in the Examination Center after 8.30 am in First Shift and after 1.00 pm in Second Shift.

In case any candidate furnishes false information, appears in more than one shifts/ dates of the Computer Based Examination, the candidature is likely to be cancelled and the result in such a case will not be declared.