UGC NET 2017: Exam Analysis and Review

On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) successfully conducted the National Eligibility Test (NET) exam on 5th November 2017 across the country. The examination is held twice in a year to determine the eligibility of  Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professors for various colleges and universities in India.

According to the UGC NET syllabus and exam pattern, it had 3 papers and it was compulsory for applicants to appear in all the papers. The paper pattern of UGC NET 2017 is given below.

UGC NET Paper I:

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Time Duration: 9:30 am – 10:45 am


  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Time Duration: 11:15 am – 12:30 pm


  • Number of Questions: 75
  • Total Marks: 150
  • Time Duration: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

UGC NET 2017 Exam Analysis

  • UGC NET 2017 examination was held in 91 cities in India. 75% of the candidates who registered for the examination have appeared in UGC NET exam.
  • According to the Central Board of Secondary Education, 9 lakh 30 thousand candidates which included 519557 female candidates, 409439 male candidates and 3 transgender registered for UGC NET 2017 examination.
  • The exam comprised of 3 papers: Paper I, Paper II, Paper III. Paper I which was common for all candidates was known as “General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude”. Whereas Paper II and Paper III were subject based.
  • The UGC NET exam was conducted by CBSE for 94 subjects. The pattern paper of CBSE UGC NET exam 2017 is mentioned above.
  • According to the students and some experts, the level of the paper was easy to moderate. But the difficulty level of the exam can be different for different candidates and subjects.
  • The Central Board of Secondary Education is set to release the UGC NET 2017 Answer Key in the month of January 2018.

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