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.

UGC NET June 2019 Admit Card Likely To Be Released On May 27

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released a public notice regarding the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) June 2019 admit card on its official website. The admit card for the examination will be available on the official website from May 27, 2019. 

According to the NTA's press release, ''The candidates are hereby informed that the downloading of Admit Card of UGC-NET June 2019 will take place from 27th May 2019. For more updates or latest news keep visiting the website of NTA UGC-NET:''

Click here for official notice of UGC NET admit card 

The official information bulletin mentioned that the UGC NET June 2019 admit card will be available from May 15 onwards. The NTA has not mentioned the exact reason for the delay of releasing the admit card. The exam will be held on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28, 2019. 

15 May 2019
Image Correction Starts For UGC NET June 2019 Exam

The organisers of UGC NET, National Testing Agency (NTA), has started the image correction process. Candidates who have registered for the UGC NET June 2019 examination can visit the official website for image correction. 

NTA has allowed the candidates to make the changes in the application forms between April 7 and 14. It is now providing an option to upload the correct image, if so. Candidates can change their image and signature only after entering their login details. 

The UGC NET June examination will be held on June 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2019. The admit cards will be available on the official website from May 15, 2019, onwards. The test will be held in two shifts on each exam day.

22 April 2019
UGC NET June 2019: Application Form Correction Window Opens

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the application form correction process for UGC NET June 2019 exam. Candidates who have applied for the UGC NET June 2019 can visit the official website to make the corrections in their application form. One can make corrections in their online application forms until April 14, 2019.

Candidates are advised to check all the details in the UGC NET application form. They need to use their login credentials to make corrections in the UGC NET application form. 

UGC NET June 2019 exam will be held from June 20 to 28. The UGC NET June 2019 admit cards will be available on the website from May 15, 2019. 

9 April 2019
UGC NET June 2019 Registration To Close On March 30 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be closing the online registration window for the UGC NET June 2019 examination. The application process will end on March 30, 2019. Interested candidates who are aiming to take up  Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) can start applying online through the official website. 

Candidates have to note that the last date to pay the application fee is April 1, 2019. One can pay the application fee in both online and offline mode. The application fee for the general candidates is Rs 800. It is Rs 400 for OBC and Economically Weaker Section (EWS). The application fee is Rs 200 for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 

The UGC NET June 2019 examination will be held on June 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2019. The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes and consists of two papers. The admit cards will be available on the official website at least two weeks prior to the examination.

29 March 2019
Online Registration Starts For UGC NET June 2019

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the notification and started accepting the online applications for the UGC NET June 2019 examination. Candidates who are aspiring for the Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship can apply online between March 1 and 30, 2019. The computer-based examination will be held from June 20 to 28, 2019. 

Candidates have to meet all the eligibility criteria set by the NTA to apply online for UGC NET June 2019. One should secure at least 55% marks in their master's degree or equivalent examination from the UGC recognised institutes. However, it is 50% marks for OBC, SC and ST candidates. 

Click here to apply online for UGC NET June 2019

The online written examination consists of two objective-type papers. Both the papers are mandatory and the duration of the exam is three hours. Paper I will be of general nature to assess the teaching and/or research aptitude. Paper II will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. Explore the detailed UGC NET exam pattern here. 

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