Wednesday, July 30, 2008

UGC-NET Scheme of Test

Paper I (100 Marks-1.15 hours) shall be of general nature, intended 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.

Paper II (100 Marks-1.15 hrs) shall consist of short questions (objective) based on the subject selected by the candidate.

Paper III (200 Marks-2.30 hrs) will consist of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by the candidate.



Revised Paper III for UGC NET/SLET

The University Grants Commission has restructured the format of Paper-III for all forthcoming NET examinations. The syllabi of all subjects, however, remain unchanged. Paper-III now consists of four Sections, in all containing 26 questions for the candidates to attempt.
NOTE:
The instructions regarding Paper-III in the note given at the beginning of syllabus for each subject should be ignored as they have now become infructuous.
Section I:
It requires the candidates to write a critique of a given passage or stanza from a known thinker/writer. Five carefully considered specific questions are to be asked on the given passage, requiring an answer in upto 30 words. It shall carry 5 X 5 = 25 marks.
In the case of science subjects, a theoretical problem will be set for the candidates toanalyse. Five questions will be asked thereon. Questions in this section shall be numbered as 1 – 5.
Section II:
Fifteen questions will be asked across the syllabus for Paper-III(A).
The questions will be definitional or seeking particular information and are to be answered in up to 30 words each. Each question will carry 5 marks (15 x 5 = 75 marks). There will be no internal choice.
The questions in this section shall be numbered from 6 to 20.
Section III:
Five extended answers based on analytical/evaluative questions will be asked on the major specializations/electives. Questions will be asked on all major specializations/electives and the candidates will be asked to choose one specialisation/elective and answer the five questions from it. The questions will be set from the syllabus for Paper-III(B).
There is to be no internal choice. Each question will be answered in up to 200 words and shall carry 12 marks (5 x 12 = 60 marks). Where there is no specialization/elective, 5 questions will be set across the syllabus for Paper-III.
The questions in this section shall be numbered from 21 to 25.
Section IV:
Essay writing – One question with internal choice on general themes and contemporary, theoretical or of disciplinary relevance will be given. The candidate would write up to 1000 words. The question should be numbered as 26.

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