UGC NET 2018: CBSE NET, Admit Card, Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

UGC NET 2018UGC NET 2018 Admit Card has been released on 21st June 2018. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) holds the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC). CBSE UGC NET determines the eligibility of Indian candidates for Assistant Professor or for Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor both. Junior Research Fellowship awardees will be eligible to pursue research in their postgraduate subject from IITs or other national organizations. Such candidates are also eligible for the post of Assistant professor in Indian colleges/Universities. For the year 2018, UGC NET exam will be conducted only one time in a year. Aspirants can read this article further for getting information about UGC NET 2018 including admit card, exam dates, pattern, syllabus, etc.

Admit Card Exam Dates

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

UGC NET 2018 Notification – Admit Card Released

newiconUGC NET 2018 Admit Card has been released on 21st June 2018.  Check here for admit card details.

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UGC NET 2018 Application Image Correction has been started from 23rd March 2018. Check here for application correction details.

UGC NET 2018 Application Correction has been started from 25th April 2018.  Check here for application correction details.

UGC NET 2018 Application Form has been closed now. Last Date for fee payment is 13th April 2018 (11:59 PM).  Check here for application details.

UGC NET 2018 Notification & Complete Details (Information Bulletin) has been released.  Click here to check information bulletin.

UGC NET 2018 exam pattern has been changed. Instead of three papers, there will be only two papers, i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.  Check more details from below.

UGC NET 2018 age eligibility criteria has been changed, the maximum age limit for appearing in JRF has been raised by two years, i.e. 30 years. Check more details from below.

UGC NET 2018 Short Notification has been released.  Click here to view notification.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Date

UGC NET will be held only one time in a year through offline mode. Candidates can check official dates of CBSE NET 2018 exam from here:

EventsDates (Announced)
Issue of Detailed Notification1st February 2018
Commencement of online application form6th March 2018
Image correction start23rd March 2018
Last date to submit the form12th April 2018 (Extended)
Last date of fee submission13th April 2018 (Extended)
Corrections in particulars of application form25th April to 1st May 2018
Admit Card Availability21st June 2018
Exam Date8th July 2018
Availability of Answer Key & OMR SheetAugust 2018
Declaration of ResultJuly 2018

UGC NET Admit Card 2018

UGC NET 2018 admit card of July session has been uploaded on the website on 21st June 2018. Candidates need to bring the admit card to the test centre in addition to a Photo-Identity Card. An acceptable Photo Identity Card is any one of Passport, Driving license, College/Institute Identity Card, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters Id Card, etc.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018 (Revised)

Candidates can check the CBSE UGC NET 2018 exam pattern which tells about the number of questions, marking scheme, type of questions, duration of the exam and other details related to the exam.

  • Papers: The test will consist of two papers.
  • Exam Mode: Examination will be conducted in offline mode. Candidates have to mark their responses on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet.
  • Number of Questions: Total 150 questions will be asked in NET which are divided into 2 papers. Paper-I will have 50 questions and Paper-II will have 100 questions. All questions are compulsory to attempt.
  • Type of Questions: All the papers will have objective type questions.
  • Subjects: The Paper-I consists of General Aptitude Questions and the Paper-II contains questions related to the subject selected by candidates.
  • Medium of Paper: Candidate can choose the paper medium either Hindi or English. Choice for paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form.
  • Exam Duration: Paper-1 will be of 1 hour while Paper-II will be of 2 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will carry 2 marks.
  • Negative Marking: CBSE is not following negative marking scheme in UGC NET.
PaperNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration
I50 questions (all compulsory)1001 hour (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.)
II100 questions (all compulsory)200 2 hours (11:00   A.M. to 1:00 P.M.)

Click here to check UGC NET last year question papers.

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of National Eligibility Test (NET) is different for different subjects. The subjects included in NET is more than 100. Candidates should also prepare from the syllabus of their qualifying examination. Candidates must prepare as per the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE.

Click here to check the UGC NET Syllabus 2018

How to Prepare for UGC NET

UGC NET is one of the competitive examinations that enables post graduate students to qualify for University level teaching jobs and also to seek admissions in PhD level programmes. To achieve good scores in CBSE NET, candidates can follow these preparation tips:

  • First of all, gather the complete syllabus as prescribed by CBSE.
  • Candidates can take the reference of previous years question papers to know the exam pattern and important topics.
  • Purchase some good books that covers the whole syllabus.
  • Prepare the short notes and highlight the important topics.
  • Keep yourself updated with current affairs. Candidate should have complete knowledge about their concerned UGC NET Subject.
  • Time management is also important. Manage your time effectively for studies and for daily revision.
  • Last but not the least, be confident and positive.

UGC NET 2019

UGC NET (UGC National Eligibility Test) is a national level entrance test. This test is managed by the CBSE board on behalf of UGC. It is organized for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: UGC NET is the eligibility test for the post of assistant professor in Indian colleges/Universities. It is also the qualifying test for the award of Junior Research Fellowship.
Answer: You can apply for UGC NET 2018 only one time in a year. The application form has been released from 6th March 2018.
Answer: Yes, a relaxation of 5 years will be provided to the candidates who have research experience in the relevant subject of their postgraduate degree. LLM degree holders will get 3 years relaxation.
Answer: Corrections will be allowed in some particulars after the submission of application form. Candidates can make corrections from 25th April to 1st May 2018.
Answer: Yes, you need to bring one Identity proof along with the admit card.
Answer: The maximum age limit is 30 years as on 1st January 2018 for Junior Research Fellowship. No age limit prescribed for the eligibility of assistant professor.
Answer: You can pay the fee through credit card/debit card or e-challan.
Answer: Candidate should have at least master’s degree from a recognized institution to be eligible for UGC NET.

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UGC NET 2018 Answer Key

After the successful conduct of examination, the exam conducting authority will release the UGC NET answer key 2018. The answer key will be released in the month of August 2018. Candidates also have the opportunity to challenge the OMR Sheet/answer key. For challenging each question, the authority will charge Rs. 1000/-. If the challenge is accepted, then the fee will be refunded. The result will be prepared on the basis of final answer key.

UGC NET Result 2018

CBSE will announce the UGC NET 2018 result online on the official website of CBSE NET. The result will be declared in the month of July 2018.  Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and date of birth.

UGC NET Cut-Off 2018

The minimum marks that a candidate need to be score in UGC NET to be considered for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor in paper-I, paper-II is given below:

CategoryMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
General40 marks (40%)80 marks  (40%)
OBC-NCL/PwD/SC/ST35 marks (35%)70 marks  (35%)

Subject-wise and category-wise merit list will be drawn for those candidates who will meet the cut-off scores. Merit list will be prepared using the aggregate scores of candidates in all the two papers. Top 15% candidates will be declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only. Separate merit list for JRF will be prepared from amongst 15% UGC NET qualifiers.

UGC NET 2018 Application Form

  • Candidates wishing to apply for UGC NET 2018 have to fill the application form online only on the official website of CBSE NET (link is given above).
  • The application form has been released from 6th March 2018.
  • No application will be accepted after the last date.
  • Aadhaar card is necessary to apply for UGC NET 2018.
  • The application process consist of four steps viz. fill the application form, upload scanned photograph and signature, pay the examination fee and print confirmation page.
  • There is no need to send the printout of confirmation page to CBSE.
  • CBSE also provide the correction facility in UGC NET application form 2018.

Application Fee:

The application fee of UGC NET 2018 varies category-wise. Application fee, once paid, is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances. Fee details are as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
GENRs. 1000/-
OBC-NCLRs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderRs. 250/-

Mode of Payment:

Application fee is payable through credit/ debit card or through e-challan. Candidates submitting the fee through e-challan have to make the payment in cash to Syndicate/Canara/ICICI bank.

Eligibility Criteria

For every examination, there is a specific eligibility criteria that candidates have to fulfill, if they wish to apply for that examination. The conditions of eligibility  for CBSE UGC NET 2018 is given below:

Qualification Eligibility:

  • Qualifying Examination: Master’s or equivalent degree from Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC.
  • Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed in subjects like Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc.
  • Minimum Marks: The percentage of marks required in qualifying examination is 55% (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD categories).
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Master’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
  • Relaxation: Relaxation of 5% marks in qualifying examination shall be given to Ph.D degree holders whose master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991.

Age Criteria:

For Junior Research Fellowship:

  • Age Limit: The maximum age limit is 30 years as on 1st January 2018.
  • Relaxation: 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to OBC-NCL, SC, ST, transgender and PwD category candidates. Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience. Candidates possessing LL.M. degree will be eligible for 3 years relaxation in age.

Click here to view the list of subject & PG courses.

Aadaar Card:

In reference to notification for UGC-NET(November) 2017 published in the news papers regarding schedule of filling online application for the said examination, following is being informed:

  • The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of UGC-NET(November) 2017 will result in accuracy of the applicants’ details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the applicants at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
  • The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
  • Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of UGCNET(November) 2017, and hereby notifies the following:
    • Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for UGC-NET(November) 2017 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
    • Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment center (list available at to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
  • The applicants from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.

For Assistant Professor:

  • Age Limit: No prescribed upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Who are Exempted From Appearing CBSE UGC NET (For Assistant Professor)?

  • Ph.D Degree Holders: Candidates possessing the Ph.D degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment of Assistant Professor in Universities/institutions.
  • UGC/CSIR JRF Qualified Candidates: The qualified candidates of UGC/CSIR JRF examination are exempted from appearing the NET but the condition is that the examination must be passed prior to 1989.
  • States Eligibility Test (SET) Candidates: The qualified candidates of SET (held prior to 1st June 2002) are exempted from appearing in NET. These candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Professor anywhere in India. Those who have cleared the SET (1st june 2002 onwards) are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the Universities/colleges situated in the state of passing the SET.

UGC NET 2018 Application Correction

Candidates can make correction in the images from 23rd March 2018. The application data can be corrected from 25th April to 1st May 2018. The correction can be done only through online mode. No chnages/correction will be allowed after last date.

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  1. Harshad says:

    Could you please let me know how many times a person can appear NET and JRF Exams. Also, is there any age limit.

  2. deva susheela says:

    I lost my application number. And when I entered my details( in the forgot roll number section) it is coming incorrect details. Please help me out please.

  3. Priyanka johari says:

    Sir, i am M.Sc. in Chemistry. May I eligible for NET With subject environmental science?

  4. ankita nadiyadra says:

    i have lost my passwod, plazz tell how can i get admit caed
    plazz help me…. i cant access my account??

  5. ankita nadiyadra says:

    heloo…..sir/mem……i have lost my password plazz tell how can i get admit card

  6. Dhanlaxmi pundir says:

    Sir, I have lost my password please tell how can I get admit card

  7. Philomena Abin says:

    Sir when is next schedule of Net exam?
    Thanks & Regards.

  8. Neerad Nishchhal says:

    I am a journalist for 25 years in tv now I want to apply for net exams..I have done M sc n degree in mass communication journalism….can I appear for net exams??

  9. Shubha Nishchhal says:

    How can I apply for net exams for assistant professor

  10. ANU David says:

    I forget my password. But l have confirmation page. What l do? Please help me.

  11. Divya singh says:

    I have completed my postgraduate in biotechnology. Can I apply for UGC net exam?

  12. Dhanalakshmi says:

    I have forgotten my password please tell me,how to take my admit card printout.

  13. Reetu singh says:

    Abhi tak mara admit card nahi aaya hi

  14. Ruksana yasmin says:

    I got50% in MBA, want to do PhD.then apply for net .shall I do this?

  15. Anuraj pradhan says:

    I have completed PGDM from AIMA in 2014. Can i sit for UPCOMING NET EXAM?

  16. Ekta bharti says:

    बहुत अच्छी व्यवस्था है। सारी बातें एक साथ सही सही पता चल पाई।धन्यवाद

  17. Meenakshi Rohilla says:

    syllabus of sociology of net 2018 that is on site is old is that is new syllabus acco. new pattern? it is on old pattern .

  18. Swarup Mandal says:

    Sir,I know that nagative marking with net examination

  19. Chetan patel says:

    Net exams having total which type of languages?
    Can i give exam in gujarati??

  20. pradeep says:

    is it applicable for life sciences

  21. Mrs. Parisha kumar says:

    I have done MBA( POST graduate diploma in business management) in year 2002 and my age is 39 now …can I appro for net exam next year..thanks

  22. Prabin Nath says:

    Can I apply for UGC NET exam after having completion of two semesters of MA

  23. Jyoti pathak says:

    Sir…i have lost my password plzz tell hw can i get admit card

  24. Shankar says:

    I have a doubt sir, I have applied for assistant professor in UGC net…If I get 120 out of 300 marks,will I pass NET because I saw in Google that the pass % in 5….Kindly clear my doubt in detail because it is confusing me

  25. Anuradha says:

    Sir I have filled net exam form for July 2018 but I have lost my application number? How should I get it?

  26. Your Name...LOGESHWARAN M says:

    Update of net and set exam

  27. Apu Mahapatra says:

    I didn’t not get 5o %marks
    Can I apply pH cota

  28. Ritesh says:

    when admit card will be issue for the year 2018

  29. Ritesh chaturvedi says:

    sir/madam i would like to ask you that when you will issue admit card
    Thank you

  30. Shubhank khare says:

    I have done my BALLB, after that I am doing my PG in masters in cyber law and information security am I eligible for NEt, if yes. Than in which field..

  31. Prakash Thakur says:

    When admit card released ?

  32. Swapnil rawat says:

    Sir I am pursuing in m.a.economics …can I appear for CBSE net exam?

  33. Pallavi Kapoor says:

    I had done Master’s in fashion designing
    So is there availability of UGC net in Fashion designing
    Or is it mandatory to give UGC exam for the post of assistant professor in fashion designing ?

  34. joram Tayam says:

    I cannot print out my admit card.

  35. chanchal saxena says:

    I have done my post graduation with 57% marks, so can I apply for UGC NET?

  36. patil jagannath J. says:

    have any rechecking facilities. If the total obtained marks show zero marks. If there is mistake in answer sheet checking system.

  37. K m shajahan says:

    Ples extend age artists for 30years

  38. Farzana sadiqa says:

    My age is 30 and i have no research experience for women what is the age limit for jrf.

  39. Payal goel says:

    I have passed pgdca in international business can I apply and what will
    Be the post

  40. Sthitaprajna sahoo says:

    What will be the career percentage required for lectureship?

  41. Anamika says:

    I have completed my post graduation with nutrition course…. Can I eligible to apply

  42. Somashekar says:

    I have completed my MBA(HR) through correspondence(Madurai Kamaraj University), so can I apply for NET exam.

  43. Anchal says:

    sir.i HV completed my first year of msc am I eligible for NET?

  44. Nivedita Pawar says:

    Can not login to my account. And I need to see the syllabus covered under management course.
    Thank you

  45. Gurpreet Singh says:

    I m 29 yrs old and my DOB is June 1989. I cleared my post graduation from LPU, Jalandhar in pol science. Can I apply for UGC NET in 2020.

  46. A RAJ KUMAR says:

    Respected sir I completed my post graduation in agriculture will be able to write the examination

  47. Ritu says:

    I have a Master’s degree in journalism. Can I apply for UGC NET in English Literature?

  48. Ashwini says:

    When we I’ll get admit card in website showing in moth of May but till now we didn’t get it… Please inform us

  49. Shahitha fathima says:

    When is admit card will issue..

  50. Varma Shubham Ramakant says:

    I have done my post graduation with main subject of account

  51. Ankita Pradhan says:

    I’ve completed my post graduation in microbiology, can i apply for UGC NET?

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