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CBSE UGC NET 2017: Answer keys, released at cbsenet.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the answer keys for UGC NET 2017 on its official website cbsenet.nic.in.

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UGC NET 2017: The (CBSE) has released the answer keys for National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) 2017 on its official website cbsenet.nic.in. CBSE UGC NET 2017 exams were conducted on 22 January 2017. Twice every year, CBSE holds the NET exams for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for universities and colleges across India. UGC NET Exams were conducted for 83 subjects at 88 selected UGC NET examination centres across the country.

As per the rule, while the candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are eligible for being Assistant Professor. JRF qualified candidate also get admission directly for PhD. The non-JRF candidate are usually asked to appear in entrance exams for PhD admission. On the other hand, a candidate who only qualify for UGC NET exams but not for JRF, is eligible for being appointed as Assistant Professor in any university, college across India.

As per the UGC NET 2017 exam pattern, the exam had three papers and it was compulsory for candidates to appear in all papers. The UGC NET 2017 paper I was of general nature intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. Paper II and III of UGC NET 2017 were subject specifics as selected by candidates for pursuing Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) programmes.

CBSE says its role is only upto the conduct of NET Examination and declaration of result. The e-certificates to qualified candidate are issued by UGC- NET Bureau.

How to download CBSE , OMR Sheet:

  1. Go to the official website of the UGC NET exam (cbsenet.nic.in).

2. On the homepage, click on the answer keys link

3. Enter your application number and password in the fields provided.

4. Take print out of images of OMR sheets, recorded responses, answer keys and challenges submitted by them for future reference.

Recently, CBSE has said that it is overburdened by different exams and asked the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to take away the UGC NET exam from them. But until the further orders, the exam will be conducted by the CBSE. According to media report, HRD Ministry is mulling to conduct CTET and UGCNET once a year.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2017

UGC NET Exam Duration

Papers Exam Time
UGC NET 2017 Paper I 09:30 am to 10:45 am
UGC NET 2017 Paper II 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
UGC NET 2017 Paper III 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm


UGC NET Paper I:

This paper is of general nature intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily design to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. The paper has 60 multiple choice questions of 2 marks each out of which the candidate are required to answer any 50. If the candidate attempted more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate are evaluated


This paper has 50 objective type questions. The question are from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question carries 2 marks. Candidates have to attempt all questions.


This paper consist of 75 objective type questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question carries 2 marks. Candidates have to attempt all questions.

The UGC NET 2017 Paper II and Paper III are compulsory for candidates and cover entire syllabus including all electives, without options.

Exam Mode Offline: Pen and Paper based exam. Candidates have to answer in the specially designed machine-gradable OMR sheet.

Language of Paper English/Hindi: UGC NET 2017 question booklets have a bilingual paper i.e. English and Hindi

Types of question (MCQ): The question are of multiple choices. Candidates have to choose correct response from the given options. Question of UGC NET 2017 are from the syllabus as prescribed by examination authority

Number of questions: The Paper I and II of UGC NET 2017 have a total of 100 questions in each paper, while the paper III have 150 questions.

Marking Scheme: Each question are of 2 marks

Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for incorrect answer

UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern

Paper Number of Question Duration Marks
I 60 out of which 50 question to be attempted 01 hour & 15 minutes 100
II 50 questions all are compulsory 01 hour & 15 minutes 100
III 75 questions all are compulsory 02 hour & 30 minutes 150

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  1. From 2004 im giving net set exam but due to my open category i m not qualified in this exam with very few marks. And my friends which they from other category they got permenent job nd now they well settled.Then who gave blame for this education system.

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