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UGC NET Third Paper to be Objective from June 2012 onwards

UGC NET Paper ObjectiveThe UGC-NET will be conducted in objective mode from June 2012 onwards. The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions as described under:

Below we have explained the Session Paper, Number of Questions and the Duration given to answer each paper (This are the actual timings of the paper):


First I
60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted 50×2 = 100 1¼ Hours
(09.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.)

First II
50 questions all of which are compulsory 50×2 = 100 1¼ Hours
(10.45 a.m. to 12.00Noon.)

Second III
75 questions all of which are compulsory 75×2 = 150 2½ Hours
(01.30 p.m. to 04.00 p.m.)

The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

Paper -I
General 40 (40%)
OBC 35 (35%)
PH/VH/SC/ST 35 (35%)

Paper II
General 40 (40%)
OBC 35 (35%)
PH/VH/SC/ST 35 (35%)

Paper III
General 75 (50%)
OBC 67.5 (45%) rounded off to 68
PH/VH/SC/ST 60 (40%)

Only the candidates who obtain the minimum required marks in each Paper, separately, as mentioned above, will be considered for final preparation of result.

However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

- The syllabus of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III will remain the same.

- The candidates will be allowed to carry the carbon printout of OMR Response Sheets with them on conclusion of the examination.

- There will be no negative marking.

The question that arises is whether removing subjectivity from a National level eligibility Test a wise step? What about the writing and the communication skills? Arent a Lecturer or a JRF supposed to be checked on these parameters? And no negative marking?? well good news for the ones who are excellent at flukes !!

The notification also remains mum on the qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship. What it supposes is that the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result. So what is that supposed to mean?
Moreover, it hasn’t been mentioned if the combined qualifying criteria of 100 marks for Paper 1 and Paper 2 will continue or mere qualifying marks are required to crack the test? Well, going by the notification it seems that this criteria no longer remains in effect.

Lets hope the loopholes wont be disappointing !! (941)

Filed in: General Article, International

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7 Responses to “UGC NET Third Paper to be Objective from June 2012 onwards”

  1. pushpa
    April 11, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    its not a good news.. all those who have cleared ugc net till december 2011 are getting fooled now.. y did they study so hard to clear it??this objective mode is not suitable yardstick for measuring the kind of competency of a student to be a teacher.also chance passes may happen.

  2. prabha singh
    February 26, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    that is a very good news …but can u tell me from where i can get the latest style of paper III… so that it would be easy to prepare according to the paper style….thanks..

    • dollysandhu
      February 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

      Hello Prabha,,,, thanks for going through the article. Sadly, I dont have any information about the paper style. Lets hope UGC provides it on the official website, or we will have to face it in the exam itself.

  3. satyendra kumar dubey
    February 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    ye bahut hi achha hua..news sun kr mai bahut hi khush hua…nivedan h ki modem paper taiyr kr dijiye…sabhi suject ka…

    • dollysandhu
      February 16, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      Thanks for going through the article satyendra. But i dont have any idea about the pattern. I am still waiting for the same.

  4. GAGANDEEP SINGH
    February 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    AMAZING news i got this week…….earlier PAPER 3 use to quite lengthy due to which i was not able to crack it. This time i am gonna BANG it! :) :) :)

    • dollysandhu
      February 16, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      Best of luck with that :D

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