CBSE UGC NET 2017: For Exam Review and Analysis, check here

(UGC CBSE NET 2017 candidates waiting outside one of the the center in Mumbai, as entry was not allowed even after the scheduled time fixed by CBSE. Photo Credits- Megha Mehta

On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligility Test (NET) for January 2017 on January 22, 2017, in 90 centers across India. The UGC CBSE NET 2017 was divided into three sections viz. viz. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III.

  • UGC CBSE NET 2017 Exam Review:

Majority of candidates who attempted the UGC CBSE NET 2017 for the first time found Paper-1 easy, when compared to the difficulty level of the other two papers. “Paper-I had questions based on interpersonal communication, General Knowledge, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. I personally did not find Paper-1 challenging. However with moderate difficulty level, Paper-II and III for Mass Communication and Journalism were on the expected lines.” said Megha Mehta, who attempted the exam from Mumbai.

Paper-II consisted of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate and each question carries 2 marks. The paper-III of CBSE NET consisted of 75 objective type questions from the subject selected by the candidate. 

Another candidate Rohan Deshmukh, who took the UGC NET January 2017 exam from Pune, found Paper-I and Paper II  tough. “I had cleared the NET Exam in January 2016, however, i gave this attempt in pursuit of the Junior Research Fellowship. Paper-I was scoring, however, Paper-II and Paper III were difficult than previous years. I hope the cut-off for JRF will not go high.”

  • UGC CBSE NET Jan 2017 Analysis

Following the same pattern, Paper I of the UGC NET 2017 was not much different from previous years. Below is an question paper analysis for Paper-I of the CBSE NET 2017 exam.

Topic Weightage
Environmental Science 6
Education 5
Computer/IT 4

Important Days 1


1 Reading Comprehension comprising of 10 marks was asked. The 5 questions which were asked in the comprehension were direct in nature hence, making the job easy for the candidates. 
11 questions were based on quantitative aptitude. 1 set comprising 5 questions was asked from table based Data Interpretation. It was calculation intensive, thus time consuming and can be said to be of easy to moderate difficulty level. 5 questions were based on Series, Venn Diagram based Data Interpretation, Binary System and Age. These five questions were easy to solve.



No. Que
Table Based Data Interpretation 5

Binary System
Series 1

Vann Diagram Based Data Interpretation
Age 1

One question each was asked from Directions, Blood Relations, Coding/Decoding, Syllogism and Assertion Reason. The difficulty level of these questions was easy.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the CBSE NET Exam twice a year on behalf of UGC. Candidates are required to note that the results of CBSE UGC NET exam held in Jan 2017 will be declared soon at the official website. The answer keys for the NET exam is also expected to be declared soon at the official website. Once the answer keys of CBSE NET are released, candidates can evaluate their answers. The Central Board of Secondary Education is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India.