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.
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).
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).
For General Candidates - INR 800/-
For OBC Candidates - INR 400/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Candidates - INR 200/-
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. www.ntanet.nic.in only. To know more about the detailed scenario of registration procedure click here.
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 has declared UGC-NET December 2019 examination result on December 31. Candidates who have appeared for the exam between 2 and 6 December 2019 in two shifts per day can check their result on the official website.
Candidates should either use their application number and date of birth/ password. It is advised to download the UGC NET result 2019 for future reference.
A total of 60147 candidates qualified for eligibility of Assistant Professor, However, 5092 candidates qualified for JRF and eligible for Assistant Professor.1 January 2020
NTA has released the UGC NET 2019 December session final answer key. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam can download the answer key pdf on the official website. The answer key pdf is available with question IDs and their correct answer IDs for all subjects.
Earlier, NTA has released the provisional answer key on December 10 and accepted the objections until December 13. One can access the final answer key to check their possible scores.
Aspirants should note that the UGC NET result 2019 December session will be based on the final answer key. Around 8 lakh candidates have appeared for the written exam. The UGC NET December 2019 result will be released in a week.24 December 2019
The NTA has released the UGC NET answer key for December 2019 exam. A total of 7,93,813 candidates have appeared for the online exam conducted from December 2 to 6, 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can access the UGC NET answer key from the official website.
Candidates will be provided with an option to challenge the answer key. One can challenge the answer key until December 13, 2019. Candidates should pay Rs 1000 for each question to challenge. Aspirants have to use their application number and date of birth to challenge the answer key.
The UGC NET result likely to declared on December 31, 2019.11 December 2019
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the e-certificate and JRF award letter for qualified candidates of UGC NET June 2019. For the first time, the certificates have been released in online mode. Earlier, the UGC NET certificate was sent to qualified candidates through post.
Candidates should use their login details such as Roll Number or Application Number and date of birth to download the UGC NET June 2019 e-certificate. Aspirants are advised to download the e-certificate and take a printout of the same for future reference.
The Agency has used the DigiLocker system to keep the certificates safe. The UGC NET exam is held twice a year in June and December.6 December 2019
Most of the aspirants search for the best coaching institutes who assist them to stand out in the examination. Sulekha has released a survey report regarding the coaching institutes.
According to the survey, the UGC NET exam was searched for 47,898 times. It is followed by UPSC (44,174) and the State Public Service Commission (32,911) preparations.
Tier-III cities stand on top in terms of coaching institutes at 1.60 lakh online requests. It is followed by Tier-I cities at 1.32 lakh. Delhi is the most searched for competitive exam coaching with 30,222 requests. It is followed by Chennai (15,147) and Hyderabad (11,671).
The search for UGC NET varies from one city to another. In Delhi, the top three coaching categories are UGC NET (6274), defence/police recruitment exam (5470) and SSC (5136) exams.4 December 2019