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.

NTA Released UGC NET (December) 2019 Admit Card

The NTA has released the UGC NET (December) 2019 admit cards on its official website. The registered candidates can access the admit card through their login details until the exam date. 

Candidates should submit login details such as application number, password and security pin to download UGC NET admit card 2019. One should take a printout of the UGC NET admit card and carry the same to the examination centre. 

Aspirants belonging to Jammu & Kashmir can download the UGC NET (December) admit card 2019 from November 10 onwards due to extension of the last date for submission of application. The exam will be held between December 2 and 6, 2019. 

11 November 2019
UGC NET (December) 2019 Admit Card To Be Released On November 9

The NTA to release the UGC NET (December) 2019 admit cards soon. According to the official notification, UGC NET admit card will be released on November 9, 2019. All registered candidates are advised to visit the official site to access the UGC NET admit card. The UGC NET exam will be held from December 2 to 6, 2019. 

 Candidates should use their login details to download the UGC NET admit card. One should take a printout of the admit card and carry the same to the examination centre. In case of any issue while downloading the admit card, candidates should report the same to exam authority. 

NTA will not send any physical admit card through the post. One should preserve their admit card until the final result. They should also carry the required documents such as identity card along with admit card to the examination centre. 

28 October 2019
UGC NET December 2019 Application Correction Process Started

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the application form correction process for UGC NET December 2019 examination. According to sources, the application correction facility will be active until October 25, 2019. 

Candidates who have registered online for the examination can visit the official site to make the corrections if any. To make the corrections, candidates need to use their login details. One can also reach to NTA who failed to access the confirmation page. 

The Agency to conduct the computer-based examination for UGC NET between December 2 and 6, 2019. The result for the exam will be released on December 31, 2019.

18 October 2019
Last Day To Register For UGC NET December 2019

The NTA to close the application window for UGC NET December 2019 today, i.e., October 15. Interested candidates can apply online for the UGC NET exam through the official website of NTA. 

Candidates should note that NTA may not extend the deadline as it has already been extended. According to an official notification, the UGC NET exam will be held from December 2 to 6, 2019. 

The UGC NET exam consists of two papers – Paper I & II. The exam will be held in two sessions – morning (9:30 am to 12:30 pm) and evening (2:30 pm to 5:30 pm). The exam will be conducted in online mode. 

15 October 2019
UGC NET December 2019 Registration Date Extended Again

NTA has extended the UGC NET December 2019 registration date. The last date to register online for UGC NET December 2019 is October 15, 2019. The Agency has released an official notice regarding the same. Candidates who are aspiring for JRF and Assistant Professor can visit the official site to register online. 

According to the official notice, candidates can register until October 15, 2019, for the UGC NET December 2019. Aspirants can make correction in online application form between October 18 and 25, 2019. 

The UGC NET exam will take place between December 2 and 6, 2019. In case of any query, candidates are advised to contact the NTA helpdesk.

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