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UGC NET Pattern for Commerce | Understand the Rules for Exam

There are 2 papers in CBSE UGC NET exam and each paper is conducted in a separate session on the same day. CBSE UGC NET exam is conducted for a total mark of 300 within a total time duration of 3 hours. All questions will be of objective type only. The candidates have to mark their responses in an OMR (Optical Mark Reader) sheet. The main highlights of CBSE UGC NET exam pattern are given below:

No. of papers 2
Total exam duration 3 hours (180) minutes)
Paper-wise exam duration Paper I – 60 minutes

Paper II – 120 minutes

Total no. of questions 150
Marking scheme 2 marks for every correct answer

Candidates should obtain a minimum mark in each section so as to qualify the net exam. In paper-1 a minimum of 55% marks should be scored by a general candidate, /OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD/SC/ST candidate . In the paper-2, a minimum of 65% marks should be scored by a general candidate, while OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD/SC/ST candidate need to score a minimum of 55% marks.

CBSE UGC NET 2018 Marking Scheme

The candidate needs to attempt the required number of questions in each section to qualify the exam. The details of marking scheme of each paper are given below-

CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 1

  • Paper-1 contains 50 questions among which it is mandatory for the candidate to attempt
  • A total of 100 marks will be awarded to the candidate if all of the answers which he/she writes is correct.
  • Duration of the exam will be 1 hours (from 9.30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. I.S.T.)
  • The paper is meant for checking the general awareness and teaching ability of the candidate.
  • So, the candidates can expect questions from reasoning ability, divergent thinking, comprehension as well as general awareness.
  • Each question carries 2 marks.
  • So, if a candidate answers 50 questions and all of them are correct then he/ she will get a total of 100 marks.

CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 2

  • Paper-2 contains 100 questions and all are compulsory.
  • A total of 100 marks will be awarded to the candidate if all of the answers which he/she writes is correct.
  • Duration of the exam will be 2 hours (from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. I.S.T.)
  • In this section the candidate has to find answers to his/her subject related questions.
  • Each question carry 2 marks each.


This section also contains questions from the subject.

UGC NET Commerce Paper II ( A ) ( Core Group ) :

  • Unit – I :Business Environment
  • Unit – II :Financial & Management Accounting
  • Unit – III :Business Economics
  • Unit – IV :Business Statistics & Data Processing
  • Unit – V :Business Management
  • Unit – VI :Marketing Management
  • Unit – VII :Financial Management
  • Unit – VIII :Human Resources Management
  • Unit – IX :Banking and Financial Institution
  • Unit – X :International Business

Paper – II(B) ( Elective / Optional ) :

  • Elective – I :Accounting and Finance
  • Elective – II :Marketing
  • Elective – III :Human Resource Management
  • Elective – IV :International Business
  • Elective – V :Income – tax Law and Tax Planning

Recommened Commerce Books:

  • .UGC-NET/JRF/SLET Commerce (Paper – II) by Sunetra Batabyal, O. P. Sharma
  • UGC-NET/JRF/SLET Commerce (Paper – II) by Dr. L. N. Kohli
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Commerce by Dr. Parveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, Shivani
  • UGC-NET/SET Commerce Guide (Paper II & III) by R. Gupta’s

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