UGC’s Instructions for the Candidates for the Examination (29th December, 2013)

(29th December, 2013) :
1. The examination hall/room shall be opened 30 minutes before the time specified for the commencement of the
examination (i.e. 29th Dec.,2013, “SUNDAY”). No candidate who is late by more than 20 minutes, shall be
admitted to the examination.
2. A seat marked with a roll number shall be allotted to each candidate. The candidates shall be required to find
out and occupy the seats allotted to them by 9.00 a.m.
3. No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room until 11.30 a.m. in the 1st session and 3.30
p.m. in the second session of the examination. No candidate shall be permitted to go to the toilet during the last
20 minutes of the examination in each session.
4. The candidate should not tamper the seal of the Test Booklets before 9.30 a.m. in 1st session and 1.30 P.M. in
2nd session.
5. Before beginning to answer the paper, the candidate should write his/her roll number in the space provided in
the Test Booklet and OMR Sheet. The candidate should read carefully the instructions appearing on the Test
Booklet & OMR Sheet and check that the Test Booklet &OMR Sheet supplied to him/her is not defective and if
so, may secure another copy from the Invigilator in lieu of the first one. The Test Booklet should be checked
with reference to page numbers, serial number of the questions, code number and the subject offered by the
6. If a candidate writes his/her Mobile number or puts any special mark at any place in the OMR Sheet which may
disclose, in any way, the identity of the candidate, he/she will render himself/herself liable to disqualification,
under unfair means rule.
7. Each candidate is required to bring his/her own ball point pen (blue/black). The use of calculators & Log Tables
is not permitted. Any electronic devices including Cellular, Mobile, Satellite Phone, Pager etc. are not allowed
in Examination Hall/Room under any circumstances.
8. The time allotted for each paper includes time required to read instructions appearing on the Test Booklet and
OMR Sheet for filling entries at the appropriate places. No extra time will be provided.
9. The schedule for ringing of the bell is as follows:-
(i) 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination.
(ii) At the commencement of the examination.
(iii) Fifteen minutes before the conclusion of the Paper I, II & III.
(iv) At the end of the each paper.
10. The candidate shall have to return the original OMR Sheet of Paper I & II together and Paper-III to the
Invigilator before leaving the examination hall/room. However, candidates are allowed to carry the used Test
Booklets of paper-I, II & III alongwith carbon less copy of OMR Sheet on conclusion of examination.
11. Smoking and taking tea/refreshment etc., by the candidates in the examination hall/room is strictly prohibited.
12. Any candidate found guilty of using unfair means of any nature in the examination hall/room shall be liable to
be disqualified for future NET/SET.
13. No candidate shall be permitted to change the NET Centre/Subject after submitting his/her online application.
14. Each candidate shall have to produce his/her Admit Card and ID Proof on demand by the
Invigilator/Examination Superintendent/Observer.
15. The candidates shall have to abide by the instructions that may be announced by the Superintendent/Invigilator
in the examination hall/room.
16. For Persons with Disability (Visually Challenged candidates) thirty minutes’ compensatory time shall be
provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutes’ compensatory time shall be
provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than
that of the candidate. Those Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates who are not in a
position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one
week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Co-ordinator of the NET Coordinating Institution.
Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically
Challenged) candidates.
The facility of Scribe is applicable only for candidates with disability of 40% or more.
The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the Co-ordinator of the
Coordinating Institution for the same in writing at least one week in advance of the test. In such instances the
candidate is allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is
suitable or not. Those candidates who opt for their own scribe have to produce the scribe before the Coordinator
along with her/his certificates of educational qualifications at least one day before the test.
As per UGC’s instructions, the seating arrangements for persons with disability (PWD) are to be made on the
ground floor, in an accessible building equipped with disabled friendly toilets as far as possible. Separate
seating arrangements in an appropriate place should be made for the scribe users in order to avoid disturbance.
17. No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates.
18. Time of examination:- 1st Session (Paper I and Paper II) – 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon
2nd Session (Paper III) – 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
19. Candidate who does not appear in Paper-I will not be permitted to appear in Paper-II and Paper-III.
20. Paper-I :- Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate
would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions,
the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated
21. There is no Negative Marking in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III.
22. Candidate will not be allowed to write any question from Test Booklet on Admission Card or any other paper
and if found doing so, he/she may be disqualified for using unfair means.
23. UGC will not issue any mark sheets to qualified/not qualified candidate. Also, there will be no revaluation of
24. Candidate should note that result published by UGC will be only provisional. Candidate will be issued
certificate only after preliminary checking of the eligibility conditions outlined in the notification of UGC-NET.
25. Paper-II will consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each
question will carry 2 marks.
26. Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate.
Each question will carry 2 marks. The Paper-III will cover entire syllabus of the subject which is available on
the UGC website and
27. The syllabi for 29th December, 2013 UGC – NET can be downloaded from the UGC websites:
and .
28. The candidates are advised to remain in touch with the website of the respective NET Coordinating Institution
in connection with their registration status, Test venue, seating arrangement etc. For any further clarification
candidates are advised to get in touch with the Co-ordinator of NET Coordinating Institution.
29. In case of any discrepancy in English OR Hindi versions, English version may be taken as final.
30. Candidates may check their Venue of Test/seating arrangement from the official website of the respective NET
Coordinating Institute and note it in their printout of online Admission Card before the Test.
31. No Admission Card/Duplicate Admission Card will be issued by the respective NET Coordinating Institutions.
i. The candidate will find the OMR sheet placed inside the sealed Test Booklet. The seal will not be
broken/opened by the candidate before the examination starts.
ii. Candidate must fill up all columns provided in the Test Booklet and OMR Sheet carefully. The Test Booklet
Code of Paper-I (i.e. W, X, Y and Z) is also to be filled by the candidate in the OMR Sheet. Before handing
over the original OMR Sheet to the Invigilator, the candidate must put his signature within the space provided.
iv. The OMR Sheet for Paper-I, Paper-II (together) and Paper-III have been designed for OMR based evaluation. If
the candidate does not follow the instructions or does not fill up all columns properly, the OMR Sheet will not
be evaluated. Any resultant loss to the candidate on the above account for not following the instructions shall be
his/her responsibility.
v. Each question has four alternative responses marked A, B, C and D. The candidate has to darken the circle as
indicated below, as the correct response against each question.
For example: A B C D, where B is the correct response.
Incorrect darkening of circle correct darkening of circle
vi. All the entries must be confined to the space provided. The candidate must fill in the appropriate circle clearly
with blue/black ink ball point pen only.
vii. The candidate has to respond to the questions in the OMR Sheet only. If the ‘ ’ darkening is done at any other
place in the OMR Sheet, it will not be evaluated. The candidate should fill his/her response in the OMR Sheet
after careful thought. Once marked, no change in the answer is allowed in the OMR Sheet. More than one
response is not permitted.
viii. Change of response by scratching or using white fluid is prohibited. Such candidate is liable to kept under the
category “Unfair Means”. The result of the candidate may not be processed and may be declared disqualified.
ix. Signature of the candidate on the OMR Sheet is mandatory failing which his/her result may not be processed
and may be declared disqualified.

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