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 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. 

1 March 2019
UGC NET June 2019 Registration To Begin From March 1

The National Testing Agency has released a public notice regarding the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) June 2019. The testing agency will be conducting the examination on June 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 for both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor. 

According to the public notice released by NTA, the online application forms for UGC NET June 2019 will be accepted between March 1 and 30. The registered candidates can download the admit cards for the examination from May 15, 2019. However, the UGC NET June 2019 exam results will be announced by July 9. 

In order to appear for the UGC NET, a candidate has to secure at least 55% marks in masters or equivalent examination from a recognised university/institution. The exam will be conducted in the online mode and consist of two papers. 

5 February 2019
UGC NET December 2018 Modified Result Declared

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test's (UGC NET) modified result. The UGC NET examination was conducted from December 18 to 22, 2018. Aspirants can check their result on the official website, or 

Candidates have to note that UGC NET December 2018 results were declared in the first week of January 2019. This is the modified result. Around 65.3 per cent of candidates have appeared for the examination out of the registered on day one. However, 72.8 per cent candidates appeared for the exam on day two. 

Click here for UGC NET December 2018 cut-off score

NTA conducts the UGC NET twice a year to determine the eligibility of a candidate for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. The exam was conducted in 84 subjects.

4 February 2019
UGC NET December 2018 Results Announced

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET December 2018 result. Candidates who have appeared for the UGC NET December 2018 examination can access their result on the official website. 

According to the sources, a total of 9,56,837 candidates registered for the UGC NET exam, out of which, 6,81,930 candidates appeared for both exams, i.e., Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor. A total of 44001 candidates qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor. However, 3883 candidates qualified for JRF and eligible for Assistant Professor. 

Click here to check the UGC NET result 2018

The UGC NET 2018 was held from December 18 to 22 across 235 cities. The examination was conducted in 85 subjects. Candidates who passed in the exam will soon receive the certificates issued from UGC.

6 January 2019
NTA Released UGC NET December 2018 Question Paper And Answer Sheet

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the question paper and answer sheet of the UGC NET December 2018 examination. The UGC NET examination was held from December 18 to 22, 2018 through a Computer Based Test (CBT). Over 9.5 lakh candidates registered for the examination. 

In the official notice released by the NTA, the question paper and the responses attempted thereon by each candidate will be available on the website up to December 28, 2018 (05:00 PM) only. The link is available on the official website and candidates need to click on it to view their question paper and responses.

Candidates need to log in and click on the relevant link to access their question papers and responses. We advise candidates to save their question papers and responses for future reference and for challenging answer keys. However, UGC NET December 2018 answer keys will be released on or before December 31 and the results will be declared on January 10.

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