University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test Exam

What is UGC NET Exam?

Commonly known as UGC NET, National Eligibility Test (NET) is a test conducted in order to select the eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor for Colleges/Universities level lectureship and for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

JRF awardees will be eligible to pursue research in their postgraduate subject from IIT's or other national organisations. Such candidates are also eligible for the post of Assistant professor in Colleges/Universities of India.

In 2013, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced that the aspirants who clear the NET would be eligible for remunerative jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

PSUs will use the UGC NET scores for the recruitment process of the posts of executives in their organisations in disciplines like Science (Research & Development), Management, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, and Finance etc.

Earlier the exam was initiated by UGC and later, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 centres across the country. From December 2018 onward, the UGC NET is going to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) only in online mode.

The eligibility for Assistant Professor and award of Junior Research Fellowship both or eligibility for Assistant Professor only depends on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET in aggregate.

However, a candidate qualifying as the only source for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF. A candidate who qualifies the test for eligibility for Assistant Professor is governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments.

UGC NET June 2019:

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous, self-reliant, and self-sustained premier testing organisation to the conduct the various exams like NEET-UG, JEE Main (I) & (II), CMAT, GPAT, and UGC NET.

NTA will conduct the UGC NET for only Assistant Professor or for both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only from February 2019. A test will consist of two papers and click here to know.

Aspirants are required to apply through online between March 06, 2019. The application fees can be paid up to April 2019.

Candidates who hold a Master's or equivalent degree with a minimum of at least 55% marks from a recognised UGC universities/institutions in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible to apply.

The candidates from Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates are to be entitled with a relaxation 5% marks ineligibility. Click here to know more about the eligibility criteria in details.

NTA strictly follows the Government of India's reservation policy, as per which a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 5% of fellowships are reserved for the OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

Age Limit:

1. For Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): The Upper age limit fixed 30 years as on 01-06-2019, (Age relaxation up to 5 years to candidates belonging OBC).

Application Fee:

For General Candidates - INR 800/-
For OBC Candidates - INR 400/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Candidates - INR 200/-

UGC NET June 2019 Registration:

In order to appear in UGC NET July 2019 exam, the candidates are required to apply online by following the terms & conditions strictly mentioned in the registration procedure.

The submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website, i.e. only. To know more about the detailed scenario of registration procedure click here.

UGC NET June 2019 Cities of Examination:

A candidate has to select any four cities of his/her choice. The board will be made to allow the city of examination of the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city of the nearby area may be allotted. Click here to know the list of Exam Centres.


The candidates, before submitting the Online Application Form, shall satisfy their eligibility to appear in the test.

The Candidates should fill their complete postal address with PIN Code for further correspondence.

The NTA shall not be held responsible for any loss due to an incorrect address was given by the applicant in the Online Application Form.

Online Registration Process Started For UGC NET December 2019

National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the online registration process for the University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) December 2019 examination. Interested candidates can register online on the official website until October 9, 2019. The examination will be held from December 2 to 9, 2019. 

Around 10 lakh candidates are expected to register for the examination. Candidates are advised to check the official notification for all the details starting from eligibility criteria to the exam pattern. The exam consists of two papers and question paper will be of objective type. A total of 30 minutes will be provided as break-time. Check the complete details about UGC NET exam pattern.

9 September 2019
NTA Released Exam Schedule For UGC NET December & June 2020

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the exam schedule for University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test Exam (UGC-NET) December 2019 and June 2020. It has also released the registration dates along with result and exam dates. The examination will be held in online mode. Aspirants can access UGC NET exam dates here. 

UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) December 2019

  • Registration Dates September 9 to October 9, 2019
  • Downloading of Admit Cards: November 9, 2019
  • Dates of Examinations: December  2 to 6, 2019
  • Date of Announcing Result: December 31, 2019

UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) June 2020

  • Registration Dates: March 16 to April 16, 2020
  • Downloading of Admit Cards: May 15, 2020
  • Dates of Examinations: June 15 to 20, 2020
  • Date of Announcing Result: July 5, 2020

22 August 2019
UGC NET June 2019 Result Released

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the links to check UGC NET June 2019 result. Candidates who have appeared for the written test can check their UGC NET result using their application number or roll number and date of birth.

NTA has also released the category-wise cut off marks along with the result. Candidates have to note that the final result was prepared based on the final answer key released by NTA. 

Click here for UGC NET June 2019 result

A total of 55,701 candidates have qualified in the Assistant Professor category and 4,756 candidates have qualified in the JRF and Assistant Professor category. The e-certificates for the qualified candidates will be released by the UGC NET Bureau. The validity of the offer is three years for JRF. 

15 July 2019
UGC NET June 2019 Answer Key Released

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the official answer key of UGC NET June 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination held in June can visit the official website of NTA to access the answer key. 

The answer key was released for both paper 1 and 2 for all 81 subjects. Candidates can check the answer key and challenge the same until July 3, 2019. Candidates are required to pay Rs 1000 through online for each question challenged. If the challenge is found correct, the fee will be refunded. 

Candidates should note that the facility to view the question paper and responses will be available until July 3 up to 5 PM. The UGC NET June 2019 result will be released in the last week of July. 

2 July 2019
UGC NET June 2019 Exam Begins: 5 Important Things To Know

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started conducting the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) examination from June 20 to 28, 2019. When the exam bells are about to ring, candidates should know about the important things.

  • There is a change of syllabus for all the subjects in the UGC NET. 
  • There is no gap between paper I and II. 
  • The economically weaker section (EWS) reservation quota was introduced from this year onwards.
  • Only six per cent of candidates will be declared as qualified. 
  • The UGC NET June 2019 exam result will be declared on July 15. 

These are the five important things one should remember before taking the examination.

20 June 2019
UGC NET: Fellowship Amount Revised For JRF And SRF In Science, Humanities & Social Science
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