UGC NET 2018: December Result, Cut-off, Selection Procedure

UGC NET 2018UGC NET December 2018 Modified Result has been declared. National Testing Agency (NTA) holds the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC). 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. UGC NET exam is conducted two times in a year. UGC NET December 2018 Final Answer Key has been released. Aspirants can read this article further for getting information about UGC NET 2018 including answer key, dates, result etc.

Result Important Dates Cut-Off FAQs

UGC NET December 2018 Notification – Modified Result Declared

newiconUGC NET December 2018 Modified Result has been declared on 1st February 2019. Check here for result details.

newiconUGC NET 2019 Notification for June exam has been released. The registration will be started from 1st March 2019. Check here for UGC NET 2019.

newiconUGC NET December 2018 Final Answer Key has been released on 12th January 2019 through login. Click here to view answer key.

newiconUGC NET December 2018 Cut-off for Assistant Professor and JRF & Assistant Professor has been announced. Check here for cut-off details.

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UGC NET 2018 Exam Date

UGC NET is held two time in a year through offline mode. Candidates can check official dates of UGC NET 2018 exam from here:

For December Session:

Releasing of official notification31st August 2018
Application form release1st September 2018
TPCs registration starts10th September 2018
Last date to submit application30th September 2018
Last to submit fee1st October 2018
Application correction8th – 14th October 2018
Admit card available19th November 2018
Exam date9th – 23rd December 2018
Responses & Question paper release26th December 2018 – 1st January 2019
Answer key release29th December 2018
Last date to submit the answer key1st January 2019
Result declaration5th January 2019

For July Session:

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 Key24th July 2018
Last date to submit objection27th July 2018
Declaration of Result4th August 2018

UGC NET 2018 Answer Key

After the successful conduct of examination, the UGC NET answer key 2018 has been published. The responses along with question paper has been released. The answer key for December exam has been published on 29th December 2018.

Candidates also have the opportunity to challenge the OMR Sheet/answer key. For challenging each question, the authority charge Rs. 1000/-. If the challenge is accepted, then the fee will be refunded. Candidates can challenge the answer key till 1st January 2019.

UGC NET Result 2018

NTA has announced the UGC NET 2018 result through online mode (link is given above).

Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and date of birth.

Result for December 2018 session has been declared on 5th January 2019. It does not provided through offline mode.

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

UGC NET 2019

UGC NET (UGC National Eligibility Test) is a national level entrance test. This test is managed by the NTA 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: The application form has been released on 1st September 2018.
Answer: National Testing Agency (NTA) will organize the NET December exam.
Answer: The examination will be conducted via online mode.
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: 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.
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.

Still any question, leave your comment.

UGC NET 2018 Application Correction

Candidates are able to make correction in the images as well as in filled data. Correction facility is ongoing. The correction can be done only through online mode. No changes/correction are allowed after the last date.

The application form correction has been started from 8th October 2018. Candidates can done correction till 14th October 2018. 

The candidates those have uploaded the photograph without date, time and white background, the same will be accepted by the NTA.

If there is any discrepancy found in the images, a message or mail will be sent to candidate’s registered mobile number and link will be provided to correct the images in their login.

The link for image or signature correction would remain active till 30th October 2018. Correction in these two fields can be made on or before this date only.

Discrepancies related with Photographs and Signature:

In case of these discrepancies in the photograph and in the signature, the application form may rejected.

  • Writing name in capital letters instead of signature in running handwriting
  • Drawing a line or fancy circle instead of a signature
  • Unclear or hazy photograph
  • Too dark or colourful background
  • Selfies with people or scenery in the background
  • Dark sun glasses or fancy glasses hiding face/eyes
  • Invisible signature due to poor scanning or very small size
  • Incorrect size or dimension e.g. Stamp size photo
  • Red-eyes due to improper flash
  • Focus not on face
  • Looking down or here and there, and not looking straight at the camera
  • Horizontal photograph & vertical signature

UGC NET December 2018 Application Form

  • Candidates wishing to apply for UGC NET 2018 have to fill the application form online only on the official website of UGC NET (link will be given above).
  • The application form for December session has been over.
  • No application will be accepted after the last date.
  • Aadhaar card is not necessary to apply for UGC NET 2018. Candidates can use any other government approved ID proof.
  • 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.
  • NTA will 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. 800/-
OBC-NCLRs. 400/-
SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderRs. 200/-

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 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 December 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.
  • There is no age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

For Assistant Professor:

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

Who are Exempted From Appearing 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 Admit Card 2018

UGC NET 2018 admit card of December session has been uploaded on the website on 19th November 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

Candidates can check the 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 online (CBT) mode.
  • 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: NTA is not following negative marking scheme in UGC NET.
PaperNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration (first shift)Exam Duration (second shift)
I50 questions (all compulsory)1001 hour (First shift: 09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. & 2nd shift: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM)1 hour (02:00 A.M. to 03:00 A.M.)
II100 questions (all compulsory)2002 hours (11:00   A.M. to 1:00 P.M. & 2nd shift: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM)2 hours (03:30   A.M. to 05:30 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 NTA.

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 NET, candidates can follow these preparation tips:

  • First of all, gather the complete syllabus as prescribed by NTA.
  • 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.

For any queries regarding UGC NET 2018, you may ask us by commenting below.

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  1. Tejas Patil says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have completed my MBA HR in dual specialisation. In my University (Pune) While doing dual specialisation you have to attempt only two semister (3rd and 4th). So how the % will be counted for UGC Net for HR subject? Wil it be only for 3/4 Semister OR aggregate of all four?
    my aggregrate is being 54.55% so wil I be eligible for NET?
    Pls guide me here.
    Thank you in advance.

  2. Kiran Virat says:

    I have completed MBA (specialization in Human Resources with 53 percent)from IGNOU and my D.O.B. is 19-2-1985.

    Que: Do i fulfill the eligibility criteria without showing reservation for caste category ?
    Que: Which subject should i choose for UGC NET ?

  3. Kiran Virat says:

    I am having all educational certificates on the name of KIRAN VIRAT (Name before marriage). But the name which is mentioned in AADHAR CARD is Kiran Bansal (Name after marriage).
    Que 1. By which name should i apply for UGC NET Exam?
    Que 2. Is the caste category virtual (by birth)or does it get change after changing the name due to marriage?

  4. Varsha says:

    Im pg student my marks is 55% below can i eligible.and 1st& 2ndboth yr. Marks calculateto 55or only one yr.

  5. marykutty. says:

    lam pg holder in ( msc visual communication) . whether l wiil be able to appear for the ugc net exam. if yes what are the subjects l want to study.

  6. marykutty. says:

    lam pg holder in ( msc visual communication) . whether l wiil be able to apprar for the ugc net exam. if yes what are the subjects l want to study.

  7. hemanth says:


  8. pranavee says:

    notification released or not? please tell me sir

  9. Radha says:

    Heard that minister Prakash javedkar announced that once in a year they would conduct UGC net.

  10. Ramya says:

    Sir,I have done my BE in Information Science and MTech in Bioinformatics to which subject can I apply for UGC NET Exam

  11. Chandana says:

    I am 1st year student of MSC food science & nutrition can i apply for UGC net 2018 January

  12. Anaya says:

    I have done my master degree in 2011.
    I am 34 years old , can I take this exam .

  13. Vidya nigam says:

    Am I able to attempt net for assistant professor with sangeet parangat equipment to Master degree from Bhatkende deemed university kaise bag Lucknow.

  14. Shilpa Trivedy says:

    Sir, I had completed my masters last year in political science….but I want to take history as my subject in net exam… can I take it..

  15. kituu sen says:

    sir I’m complete my post graduation in socialogy 2017 with 54% can I apply Net exam plz reply

  16. Shriyak jain says:

    I am doing my mba via correspondence. My final exam will be on april 2018. Can i appear for January attempt?

  17. Mahak tandon says:

    Sir I have done in 2014 but still don’t have original mark sheet. I have internet copy of both year. Am I eligible for net.

  18. Nirmala Devi says:

    Sir,I have completed my Ma. Hindi in 2003.I have done my B.Ed in 2007.My d.o.b. 3 april 1978.May I apply for NET test.

  19. Monika says:

    Sir, i have done my Masters in Human Resource and English both can you suggest which is a good option for future aspects

  20. Ruchi says:

    Sir, I have done my PG diploma in mass communication from an institute which is not government recognised. Am I eligible for NET Jan 2018?

  21. Lalhruaisuaki Darlong says:

    May i please know if the month of january 2018 is also the date for cbse ugc net examination ?

  22. Kavitha says:

    I have completed my 1st year n i have received only 1sem results can i appear for net exam?

  23. Prakruti says:

    Dear team
    Iam applying net 2018 exam
    Kindly tell me what are the subjects for paper 3?

  24. Martha says:

    Sir, from the past few days I’ve been trying to fill up my online application form for UGC NET JRF & asst. prof. but its continuously showing registration time up even though the time is still there and when I apply again it always shows your contact no. and your e-mail ID already exists. so what should I do now I really need your help please reply as soon as possible. Thank you

  25. farisa sultana says:

    I am a assistant professor in MBA college, My age is 46 years

    Am I eligible to write net exam or not?

  26. Sudeshna Sarkar says:

    Hello Sir,
    I m doing M.A sanskrit 1st year.can I apply for the UGC net xm in january 2018?

  27. Sumbul uddin says:

    Will 10th and 12th syallabus also come in exam ?

  28. jyoti sain says:

    Hello sir,
    Main MA sanskrit final yr me hu to muje UGC NET form sept. Me bharna hoga ya MA result aane ke badh .

  29. jasjeet says:

    I am 31 years old. Am i eligible for UGC exam in january 2018 ?

  30. Niha says:

    I have a masters degree in International Human Resources from an Australian University, whereas my Graduation was English Literature. What subjects can I take for main paper? Is it only relating to Human Resources?

  31. shreekant mandal says:

    I passed PG from IRPM and public administration subjects

  32. Bibekananda jena says:

    With respect I know about that:
    How maney times a student apply NET exam? What is it’s age limit? It’s Minimum age limit ? Though a student qualify this exam, then he/she can got job instantly(in which year he/she qualified)? After the qualifing NET , then also have viva system? Please solve my doubts…

  33. sonal says:

    Are there any changes in the pattern of paper in NET 2018?

  34. Anonymous says:

    I have completed my first year can I eligible for ugc net exam.

  35. Siddhu says:

    Sir am form eee branch . Which subject I choose . I had mtech with power electronics.

  36. Sneha says:

    I have completed my PG Diploma in HR. Am in eligible to appear for NET exam?

    • T.kumari says:

      I have completed my post graduation in biochemistry in 2010.can i appear the net examination in the year of 2018 july.please give me information

  37. reshma says:

    hello sir now I’m doing M.Sc chemistry 1st year can I apply for the net exam

  38. kadam manoj kumar says:

    iam a doctor of pharmacy candidate,as it is a integrated coarse (6 years),am i eligible for ugc net

  39. Abu Hanif Ahmed says:

    dear sir,
    i am student of PG 3rd sem. can i appeare for ugc net exam 2018?

  40. d.madhu says:

    good morning sir

    i am madhu my state is andra pradesh (AP) which the exam center

  41. Nitin dhir says:

    Respected sir, i am in 1st sem of mcom there are total 4 sem in 2 yrs and by may2018 I’ll finish up with my 2 sem of mcom then shall i eligible for ugc net in july 2018?

  42. Prof. Petta Eswara rao says:

    Respected Sir/madam,

    This is Prof. Petta Eswara Rao and i want to know architecture field can apply for net exam. At present my age is 45 (i.e. date of birth: 04/02/1972), so can i eligible the exam

  43. JAVID says:


    I have completed my M.S.W degree can I apply NET.

  44. Anshu says:

    If i attempt net exam in 2018. M in pg 2nd year pursuing student it is valid for joining PhD in 2019.

  45. Rasna p says:

    Can i apply net exam as a btech holder

  46. Anonymous says:

    Can a student with MSc from five years integrated course in Bioanalytical sciernce apply fro NET?. Please reply

  47. Mohit says:

    Plz tell me the net exam date 2018

  48. Ujjwal Patil says:

    Where we wants last years(2017) question paper?

  49. Shakti Singh Bhadoriya says:

    Please suggest some course related books into all branches with top class writers !!!

  50. N.Swaminathan says:

    My son has a bachelor degree in EEE & a Masters in Mechatronics.
    Is he eligible for NET?

  51. prabha says:

    Sir,I want net syllabus in maths,please send syllabus sir

  52. shivi says:

    I am agronomy student of agriculture is I am eligible for ugc net

  53. Kanchan Pattadkal says:

    Exam centre nasik me hota he kya?

  54. Kanchan Pattadkal says:

    Exam centre nasik he kya?

  55. Reshmi g harry says:

    Sorry can I write net exam in commerce

  56. Surbhi says:

    I have completed my PG in English.
    Now I want to appear net in any other subject….
    Is it possible?
    which one subject I can choose?
    For information_
    I have passed B.A with following subjects_
    geography , English , Homescience……

  57. Your Name... says:

    Is finishing B.E enough for writing NET exam

  58. Prince kadian says:

    I have completed my MBA in Finance and Marketing. Can I apply for a PhD in economics?

  59. Sazzad Nurul Choudhury says:

    I have an aim to pass in the NET exam. in english.Now l feel it very difficult.In the next exam.l have got in paper 1-36,,Paper2 -24,,Paper 3-29.33 was my first time exam.So my question is how will I achievein the next exam?

  60. Nimka says:

    I’ve appeared part1 exams in may2017
    Will I be eligible for net exams in july 2017 or January 2018??

  61. Sujata Hursale says:

    How Many Subject Should I Choose for NET Exam 2018 ??

  62. Sayani Pradhan says:

    Is there is age relaxation in the upper age limit for women for JRF?

  63. arya says:

    is NET is a compulsory criteria for pursuing Ph.D

  64. Megha says:

    I have mba degree from symbiosis (SCDL) in HR …I am 30yrs old … i can apply for assistant professor as per above information ..from where i can get the subject options? .. and i also want to know the next exam date after january … thanks

  65. Tanishqa says:

    Which subjects r there in ugc net exam for students

  66. Bathoju Arun says:

    I have completed my B.Pharm from Kakatiya Universty.Warangal.India with 61%marks and MS in Computer Science from USA with GPA3.28/4 Am I eligible for NET2018,
    Thank you

  67. Bathoju Arun says:

    I have completed my B.Pharm from Kakatiya Universty.Warangal.India with 61%marks and MS in Computer Science from USA with GPA3.28/4 I Am I eligible for NET2018,
    Thank you

  68. Naveena says:

    I am pursuing post graduation in production engineering and completed graduation in mechanical engineering.Am I eligible for NET?

  69. Khushboo says:

    I am persuing .can I aplay for net exam.or how can I fill the form?.please Reply me

  70. Namrata Bharti says:

    I’m doing my master’s. I’m a 2nd year student.I will complete my master’s by the next year that is June 2018. Am I eligible for the January session 2018 ?

  71. vasanthi says:

    my ug degree is B.SC Mathematics and pg degree is MBA can I take the main paper as mathematics subject.

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