UGC NET Coaching in Lucknow
The UGC NET is being conducted twice a year by the National Testing Authority, an autonomous institution affiliated to the Union Ministry of HRD. The examination is being conducted in about 85 subjects, including all regional languages.
The examination pattern consists of two papers – held on the same day. Since the number of subjects is large, the entire process lasts for a week or so with clusters of subjects identified for the exam on different days. Paper 1 is compulsory across all subjects, but with a different set of questions in the paper on each day during the process. Paper 2 is the subject paper.
Any aspirant seeking a career in teaching at the university and college level has to clear UGC NET. There is no upper age limit, but a majority of the aspirants are below 26 years of age since they attempt to clear this exam immediately after completing their post graduation.
The cut off rule is simple. Only top 6% of the total number of aspirants for any subject, stratified as per their category, e.g., general, NCL–OBC, SC, ST, physically handicapped etc., would be allowed to clear the NET – within their respective category. Therefore, it is quite normal that the cut off may vary by as much as 8% or even more, between one category and another within the same subject.
Within the UGC NET framework, the largest number of aspirants are for the Commerce subject. In December 2018, the number of aspirants was approx. 1 lakh. In June 2019, this shot up to about 1.27 lakh!! As a result, across all categories, the cut off for Commerce went up by about 5% within a space of six months. The same pattern is visible across subjects like Management, Economics, English Literature, History etc.
About 50,000 aspirants appear for each of the nearly a dozen subjects like Management, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Law, Sociology, Education, Hindi Literature, English Literature etc.
For subjects like Psychology, HRM, Archaeology, Anthropology etc., the number of aspirants in each exam would be closer to about 25,000.