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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for post graduate students for lectureship on November 5.

While students are eagerly waiting for the NET exam that was earlier scheduled for July, here’s the detail of the exam pattern:

The NET exam comprising three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held in two different sessions.

In the first session (09:30 am to 10:45 am), Paper I and Paper 2 exams will be conducted. In Paper 1, students will have to attempt 50 questions out of 60. The question will carry 2 marks each (50 × 2 = 100).

Paper II will be held from 10:45 am to 12:00 Noon consisting of 50 questions, all compulsory (50 × 2 = 100).

In Paper III, students will get 150 minutes to attempt 75 questions all of which are compulsory. The exam will be held at 1:30 pm.

Also Read: UGC NET 2017 Registration Dates Revised

Qualifying percentage of marks for general category students will be 40 per cent in Paper I and II and 50 per cent in Paper III. OBC category students will need to secure 35 per cent marks in Paper I, II and 45 per cent in Paper III.

Similarly, students coming under PH/VH/SC/ST category require to get 35 per cent in Paper I and II and 60 per cent in Paper III.

Meanwhile, UGC will take a decision on the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship before declaration of result.

It is worth mentioning that no negative marking will be there in the exam papers.

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