CBSE UGC NET: Previous Year Papers

About Joint UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship & Lecturership

National Eligibility Test, abbreviated as NET, is a national-level exam designed with a purpose of scrutinizing the candidates’ knowledge required for holding the position of Lecturers/Professors/ Associates/ Research Fellows at Indian varsities & colleges. CBSE UGC NET Exam is conducted specifically to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The UGC (NET) Humanities is conducted by the University Grants Commission. The UGC(NET) Test will determine the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for appointment of Lecturers in Universities and colleges in the subjects falling in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Application and Electronic Science. The UGC (NET) Humanities Test comprises of 3 papers. UGC conducts NET twice a year i.e. in the month of June and December.

You can appear the CBSE UGC NET to fulfill either of the following aims:

  • Prove your eligibility for Lecturer or Assistant/Associate Professorship
  • Prove your eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship
  • Prove your eligibility for both Lecturer and/or Research Fellowship

Eligibility – NET

i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) (50% marks for SC/ST/PH/VH) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Applications, Electronic Sciences etc. are eligible for this test.

(ii) Candidates who are in the final year or have appeared for Master’s degree or equivalent examination can also apply for the test. However, such candidates will be considered eligible for JRF/LS only after they have passed the Master’s Degree examination or equivalent with atleast 55% (50% marks for SC/ST/PH/VH) marks. These candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

(iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination were completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for relaxation of 5% of marks(i.e. from 55% to 50%) to appear in NET Examination.

(iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The candidates whose PG subjects is not covered in the list of subjects provided by UGC, may appear in the subject related to the one they had at PG.

Age limit and fees

Eligibility General OBC SC/ST/PH
JRF 28 33 33
Asst. professor No age limit No age limit No age limit
Fees Rs.600/- Rs. 300/- Rs. 150/-

Applications are filled up online. Exam is conducted offline (pen and paper based test)

Who can apply?

Those who completed or soon to complete Masters (Post graduation) with minimum:

  • 55% for unreserved category
  • 50% for SC, ST, OBC and PH

Scheme Of the Test

The Test will consist of three papers.

  • There are no interviews
  • There is no descriptive paper
  • Only three MCQ papers on same day

Paper – I will consist of 60 multiple choice questions of two mark each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 questions. The paper shall be of general nature intended to assess the teaching / research aptitude of the candidate. It is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension and divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated. Total Marks of Paper-I will be 100.

Paper-II will consist of 50 objective type questions, of 2 marks each, all of which are compulsory, based on the subject selected by the candidate. The candidates will have to mark their response for each question on the answer sheet attached at the end of the test booklet. Total Marks of Paper-II will be 100.

Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type questions, of 2 marks each, all of which are compulsory, based on the subject selected by the candidate. The candidates will have to mark their response for each question on the answer sheet attached at the end of the test booklet. Total Marks of Paper-III will be 150.

ALL QUESTIONS OF PAPER – II & PAPER – III WILL BE COMPULSORY, COVERING THE ENTIRE SYLLABUS. (INCLUDING ALL ELECTIVES WITHOUT OPTIONS).

Previous Year Question Papers

NOVEMBER – 2017

UGC NET NOVEMBER 2017 – List of Previous Year Papers1

1 N 00017 Paper I Set AAAA.pdf
2 N 00017 Paper I Set BBBB.pdf
3 N 00017 Paper I Set CCCC.pdf
4 N 00017 Paper I Set DDDD.pdf

UGC NET NOVEMBER 2017 – List of Previous Year Papers2

1 N 00117 Paper II Economics.pmd.pdf
2 N 00217 Paper II Political Science.pmd.pdf
3 N 00317 Paper II Philosophy.pdf
4 N 00417 Paper II Psychology.pdf
5 N 00517 Paper II Sociology.pdf
6 N 00617 Paper II History.pdf
7 N 00717 Paper II Anthropology.pdf
8 N 00817 Paper II Commerce.pdf
9 N 00917 Paper II Education.pdf
10 N 01017 Paper II Social Work.pdf
11 N 01117 Paper II Defence & Strategic.pdf
12 N 01217 Paper II Home science.pdf
13 N 01417 Paper II Public Administration.pdf
14 N 01517 Paper II Population Studies.pdf
15 N 01617 Paper II Hindustani Music.pdf
16 N 01717 Paper II Management.pdf
17 N 01817 Paper II Maithili.pdf
18 N 01917 Paper II Bengali.pdf
19 N 02017 Paper II Hindi.pdf
20 N 02117 Paper II Kannada.pdf
21 N 02217 Paper II Malayalam.pdf
22 N 02317 Paper II Odiya.pdf
23 N 02417 Paper II Punjabi.pdf
24 N 02517 Paper II Sanskrit.pdf
25 N 02617 Paper II Tamil.pdf
26 N 02717 Paper II Telugu.pdf
27 N 02817 Paper II Urdu.pdf
28 N 02917 Paper II Arabic.pdf
29 N 03017 Paper II English.pdf
30 N 03117 Paper II Linguistic.pdf
31 N 03217 Paper II Chinese.pdf
32 N 03317 Paper II Dogari.pdf
33 N 03417 Paper II Nepali.pdf
34 N 03517 Paper II Manipuri.pdf
35 N 03617 Paper II Assamese.pdf
36 N 03717 Paper II Gujarati.pdf
37 N 03817 Paper II Marathi.pdf
38 N 03917 Paper II French.pdf
39 N 04017 Paper II Spanish.pdf
40 N 04117 Paper II Russian.pdf
41 N 04217 Paper II Persian.pdf
42 N 04317 Paper II Rajasthani.pdf
43 N 04417 Paper II German.pdf
44 N 04517 Paper II Japanese.pdf
45 N 04617 Paper II Adult Education.pdf
46 N 04717 Paper II Physical Education.pdf
47 N 04917 Paper II Arab Culture & Islamic Studies.pdf
48 N 05017 Paper II Indian Culture.pdf
49 N 05517 Paper II Labour Welfare & Indu. Rela..pdf
50 N 05817 Paper II Law.pdf
51 N 05917 Paper II Library & Information science.pdf
52 N 06017 Paper II Buddhist.pdf
53 N 06217 Paper II Comparative Study of Religions.pdf
54 N 06317 Paper II Mass Comm and Journlism.pdf
55 N 06517 Paper II Dance.pdf
56 N 06617 Paper II Museology & Conservation.pdf
57 N 06717 Paper II Archaeology.pdf
58 N 06817 Paper II Criminology.pdf
59 N 07017 Paper II Tribal and Regi..pdf
60 N 07117 Paper II Folk Literature.pdf
61 N 07217 Paper II Comparative Literature.pdf
62 N 07317 Paper II Sanskrit Traditional Subjects.pdf
63 N 07417 Paper II Women Studies.pdf
64 N 07917 Paper II Visual Arts.pdf
65 N 08017 Paper II Geography.pdf
66 N 08117 Paper II Social Medicine and Community Health.pdf
67 N 08217 Paper II Forensic Science.pdf
68 N 08317 Paper II Pali.pdf
69 N 08417 Paper II Kashmiri.pdf
70 N 08517 Paper II Konkani.pdf
71 N 08717 Paper II Computer Science.pdf
72 N 08817 Paper II Electronic Science.pdf
73 N 08917 Paper II Environmental Science.pdf
74 N 09017 Paper II Internationl & Area Studies.pdf
75 N 09117 Paper II Prakrit.pdf
76 N 09217 Paper II Human Rights and Duties.pdf
77 N 09317 Paper II Tourism Administration & Management.pdf
78 N 09417 Paper II Bodo.pdf
79 N 09517 Paper II Santali.pdf
80 N 09617 Paper II Karnatik Music.pdf
81 N 09717 Paper II Rabindra Sangeet.pdf
82 N 09817 Paper II Percussion Instruments.pdf
83 N 09917 Paper II Drama & Theatre.pdf
84 N 10017 Paper II Yoga.pdf

UGC NET NOVEMBER 2017 – List of Previous Year Papers3

1 N 00117 Paper III Economic.pmd.pdf
2 N 00217 Paper III Political Science.pdf
3 N 00317 Paper III Philosophy.pdf
4 N 00417 Paper III Psychology.pdf
5 N 00517 Paper III Sociology.pdf
6 N 00617 Paper III History.pdf
7 N 00717 Paper III Anthropology.pdf
8 N 00817 Paper III Commerce.pdf
9 N 00917 Paper III Education.pdf
10 N 01017 Paper III Social Work.pdf
11 N 01117 Paper III Defence & Strategic.pdf
12 N 01217 Paper III Home Science.pdf
13 N 01417 Paper III Public Administration.pdf
14 N 01517 Paper III Population Studies.pdf
15 N 01617 Paper III Hindustani Music.pdf
16 N 01717 Paper III Management.pdf
17 N 01817 Paper III Maithili.pdf
18 N 01917 Paper III Bengali.pdf
19 N 02017 Paper III Hindi.pdf
20 N 02117 Paper III Kannada.pdf
21 N 02217 Paper III Malayalam.pdf
22 N 02317 Paper III Odiya.pdf
23 N 02417 Paper III Punjabi.pdf
24 N 02517 Paper III Sanskrit.pdf
25 N 02617 Paper III Tamil.pdf
26 N 02717 Paper III Telugu.pdf
27 N 02817 Paper III Urdu.pdf
28 N 02917 Paper III Arabic.pdf
29 N 03017 Paper III English.pdf
30 N 03117 Paper III Linguistics.pdf
31 N 03217 Paper III Chinese.pdf
32 N 03317 Paper III Dogari.pdf
33 N 03417 Paper III Nepali.pdf
34 N 03517 Paper III Manipuri.pdf
35 N 03617 Paper III Assamese.pdf
36 N 03717 Paper III Gujarati.pdf
37 N 03817 Paper III Marathi.pdf
38 N 03917 Paper III French.pdf
39 N 04017 Paper III Spanish.pdf
40 N 04117 Paper III Russian.pdf
41 N 04217 Paper III Persian.pdf
42 N 04317 Paper III Rajasthani.pdf
43 N 04417 Paper III German.pdf
44 N 04517 Paper III Japanese.pdf
45 N 04617 Paper III Adult Education.pdf
46 N 04717 Paper III Physical Education.pdf
47 N 04917 Paper III Arab Culture & Islamic Studies.pdf
48 N 05017 Paper III Indian Culture.pdf
49 N 05517 Paper III Labour Welfare & Indu. Rela..pdf
50 N 05817 Paper III Law.pdf
51 N 05917 Paper III Library and Information Science.pdf
52 N 06017 Paper III Budhist.pdf
53 N 06217 Paper III Comparative Study of Religions.pdf
54 N 06317 Paper III Mass Comm. and Journ..pdf
55 N 06517 Paper III Dance.pdf
56 N 06617 Paper III Museology & Conserv.pdf
57 N 06717 Paper III Archaeology.pdf
58 N 06817 Paper III Criminology.pdf
59 N 07017 Paper III Tribal and Regi. Lang. Lite.pdf
60 N 07117 Paper III Folk Literature.pdf
61 N 07217 Paper III Comparative Literature.pdf
62 N 07317 Paper III Sanskrit Traditional Sub.pdf
63 N 07417 Paper III Women Studies.pdf
64 N 07917 Paper III Visual Arts.pdf
65 N 08017 Paper III Geography.pdf
66 N 08117 Paper III Social Medicine & Community Health.pdf
67 N 08217 Paper III Forensic Science.pdf
68 N 08317 Paper III Pali.pdf
69 N 08417 Paper III Kashmiri.pdf
70 N 08517 Paper III Konkani.pdf
71 N 08717 Paper III Computer Science and Application.pdf
72 N 08817 Paper III Electronic Science.pdf
73 N 08917 Paper III Environmental Science.pdf
74 N 09017 Paper III International & Area Studies.pdf
75 N 09117 Paper III Prakrit.pdf
76 N 09217 Paper III Human Rights & Duties.pdf
77 N 09317 Paper III Tourism Administration and Management.pdf
78 N 09417 Paper III Bodo.pdf
79 N 09517 Paper III Santali.pdf
80 N 09617 Paper III Karnatik Music.pdf
81 N 09717 Paper III Rabindra Sangeet.pdf
82 N 09817 Paper III Percussion Instruments.pdf
83 N 09917 Paper III Drama & Theatre.pdf
84 N 10017 Paper III Yoga.pdf

JANUARY 2017

UGC NET JANUARY 2017 – List of Previous Year Papers1

1 JA-0017_P1_Set-W.pdf
2 JA-0017_P1_Set-X.pdf
3 JA-0017_P1_Set-Y.pdf
4 JA-0017_P1_Set-Z.pdf

UGC NET JANUARY 2017 – List of Previous Year Papers2

1 JA-001-17-II.pdf
2 JA-002-17-II.pdf
3 JA-003-17 II.pdf
4 JA-004-17-II.pdf
5 JA-005-17-II.pdf
6 JA-006-17-II.pdf
7 JA-007-17-II.pdf
8 JA-008-17-II.pdf
9 JA-009-17-II.pdf
10 JA-010-17-II.pdf
11 JA-011-17-II.pdf
12 JA-012-17-II.pdf
13 JA-014-17-II.pdf
14 JA-015-17-II.pdf
15 JA-016-17-II.pdf
16 JA-017-17-II.pdf
17 JA-018-17-II.pdf
18 JA-019-17-II.pdf
19 JA-020-17-II.pdf
20 JA-021-17-II.pdf
21 JA-022-17-II.pdf
22 JA-023-17-II.pdf
23 JA-024-17-II.pdf
24 JA-025-17-II.pdf
25 JA-026-17-II.pdf
26 JA-027-17-II.pdf
27 JA-028-17 Urdu (Paper-II).pdf
28 JA-029-17 Arabic (Paper-II).pdf
29 JA-030-17-II.pdf
30 JA-031-17-II.pdf
31 JA-032-17-II.pdf
32 JA-033-17-II.pdf
33 JA-034-17-II.pdf
34 JA-035-17-II.pdf
35 JA-036-17-II.pdf
36 JA-037-17-II.pdf
37 JA-038-17-II.pdf
38 JA-039-17-II.pdf
39 JA-040-17-II.pdf
40 JA-041-17-II.pdf
41 JA-042-17 Persian (Paper-II).pdf
42 JA-043-17-II.pdf
43 JA-044-17-II.pdf
44 JA-045-17-II.pdf
45 JA-046-17-II.pdf
46 JA-047-17-II.pdf
47 JA-049-17-II.pdf
48 JA-050-17-II.pdf
49 JA-055-17-II.pdf
50 JA-058-17-II.pdf
51 JA-059-17-II.pdf
52 JA-060-17-II.pdf
53 JA-062-17-II.pdf
54 JA-063-17-II.pdf
55 JA-065-17-II.pdf
56 JA-066-17-II.pdf
57 JA-067-17-II.pdf
58 JA-068-17-II.pdf
59 JA-070-17-II.pdf
60 JA-071-17-II.pdf
61 JA-072-17-II.pdf
62 JA-073-17-II.pdf
63 JA-074-17-II.pdf
64 JA-079-17-II.pdf
65 JA-080-17-II.pdf
66 JA-082-17-II.pdf
67 JA-083-17-II.pdf
68 JA-084-17-II (Kashmiri).pdf
69 JA-085-17-II.pdf
70 JA-087-17-II.pdf
71 JA-088-17-II.pdf
72 JA-089-17-II.pdf
73 JA-090-17-II.pdf
74 JA-091-17-II.pdf
75 JA-092-17-II.pdf
76 JA-093-17-II.pdf
77 JA-094-17-II.pdf
78 JA-095-17-II.pdf
79 JA-096-17-II.pdf
80 JA-097-17-II.pdf
81 JA-098-17-II.pdf
82 JA-099-17-II.pdf
83 JA-100-17-II.pdf
84 JA-81-17-II.pdf

UGC NET JANUARY 2017 – List of Previous Year Papers 3

1 JA-001-17-III.pdf
2 JA-002-17-III.pdf
3 JA-003-17-III.pdf
4 JA-004-17-III.pdf
5 JA-005-17-III.pdf
6 JA-006-17-III.pdf
7 JA-007-17-III.pdf
8 JA-008-17-III.pdf
9 JA-009-17-III.pdf
10 JA-010-17-III.pdf
11 JA-011-17-III.pdf
12 JA-012-17-III.pdf
13 JA-014-17-III.pdf
14 JA-015-17-III.pdf
15 JA-016-17-III.pdf
16 JA-017-17-III.pdf
17 JA-018-17-III.pdf
18 JA-019-17-III.pdf
19 JA-020-17-III.pdf
20 JA-021-17-III.pdf
21 JA-022-17-III.pdf
22 JA-023-17-III.pdf
23 JA-024-17-III.pdf
24 JA-025-17-III.pdf
25 JA-026-17-III.pdf
26 JA-027-17-III.pdf
27 JA-028-17 Urdu (Paper-III).pdf
28 JA-029-17 Arabic (Paper-III).pdf
29 JA-030-17-III.pdf
30 JA-031-17-III.pdf
31 JA-032-16-III.pdf
32 JA-033-16-III.pdf
33 JA-034-17-III.pdf
34 JA-035-17-III.pdf
35 JA-036-17-III.pdf
36 JA-037-17-III.pdf
37 JA-038-17-III.pdf
38 JA-039-17-III.pdf
39 JA-040-17-III.pdf
40 JA-041-17-III.pdf
41 JA-042-17 Persian (Paper-III).pdf
42 JA-043-17-III.pdf
43 JA-044-17-III.pdf
44 JA-045-17-III.pdf
45 JA-046-17-III.pdf
46 JA-047-17-III.pdf
47 JA-049-17-III.pdf
48 JA-050-17-III.pdf
49 JA-055-17-III.pdf
50 JA-058-17-III.pdf
51 JA-059-17-III.pdf
52 JA-060-17-III.pdf
53 JA-062-17-III.pdf
54 JA-063-17-III.pdf
55 JA-065-17-III.pdf
56 JA-066-17-III.pdf
57 JA-067-17-III.pdf
58 JA-068-17-III.pdf
59 JA-070-17-III.pdf
60 JA-071-17-III.pdf
61 JA-072-17-III.pdf
62 JA-073-17-III.pdf
63 JA-074-17-III.pdf
64 JA-079-17-III.pdf
65 JA-080-17-III.pdf
66 JA-081-17-III.pdf
67 JA-082-17-III.pdf
68 JA-083-17-III.pdf
69 JA-084-17-III (Kashmiri).pdf
70 JA-085-17-III.pdf
71 JA-087-17-III.pdf
72 JA-088-17-III.pdf
73 JA-089-17-III.pdf
74 JA-090-17-III.pdf
75 JA-091-17-III.pdf
76 JA-092-17-III.pdf
77 JA-093-16-III.pdf
78 JA-094-17-III.pdf
79 JA-095-16-III.pdf
80 JA-096-17-III.pdf
81 JA-097-17-III.pdf
82 JA-098-17-III.pdf
83 JA-099-17-III.pdf
84 JA-100-17-III.pdf

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