UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers

UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers: The UGC NET 2022 notification has been released on 30 April 2022. The last date to apply for the exam was 20th May 2022 up to 5 pm. The exam will be conducted in the second week of June tentatively. Going through the UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers will help you understand the exam pattern and the type of questions asked. We have provided question papers from previous years to help you get some more clarity on the exam.

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UGC NET Previous Year Paper – 2021

Commerce-25 Dec-Shift-1
Commerce-25 Dec-Shift-2
Commerce-26 Dec-Shift-1

UGC NET Previous Year Paper – 2020


UGC NET Previous Year Paper – 2019


UGC NET Previous Year Paper – 2018


UGC NET Exam Pattern

Previously, CBSE was in charge of the UGC NET test. The National Testing Agency, on the other hand, has been conducting it in the following pattern since June 2018.

UGC NET Exam Pattern For Paper 1

Paper 1 is required for all candidates who have applied for the UGC NET exam. The UGC NET Paper 1 is divided into ten sections. The number of questions and marks allotted to each part of UGC NET Paper 1 are as follows:

UGC NET Paper 1 SectionsQuestions in UGC NET Paper 1UGC NET Paper 1 Marks
Teaching Aptitude510
Research Aptitude510
Reading Comprehension510
Reasoning (including Maths)510
Logical Reasoning510
Data Interpretation510
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)510
People & Environment510
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration510


The test pattern for UGC NET Paper 1 is determined by the applicants’ chosen subject. Regardless of the subject you choose, the exam pattern will be consistent across all courses.

UGC NET Exam Pattern For Paper-II

The second paper of the UGC NET will be subject-based. The candidates will be quizzed on the subject of their choice. The paper will be written in an objective style.

Number of Subjects81 (Candidates need to choose from these)
Type of QuestionsObjective MCQs (All questions are compulsory)
Number of Questions100 Questions
Mark for each Question2 marks
Total Marks200 marks
Time Duration2 hours

Exam Mode For UGC NET

  • The UGC NET will be held in an online format.
  • At the examination centre, each applicant will be assigned a PC with pre-installed software specifically designed for the exam.
  • Before beginning the exam, double-check that the computer and mouse are in functioning order.

Question Types In The UGC NET Exam

  • For both papers, the questions would be objective.
  • Candidates must choose the best relevant response from a list of four possibilities.


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