UGC NET 2019: NTA NET Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates

UGC NET 2019National Eligibility Test (UGC NET 2019) will be managed by the National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET is conducted for the Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship for Indian national citizens. UGC NET is conducted once in a year. Junior Research Fellowship honorees are also eligible to pursue research in their PG subject from IITs or other national institutions on the basis of this exam score. Candidates can also apply for the post of Assistant professor in various universities and institutions. Candidates can get the complete details on UGC NET 2019 in this article.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility

 Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

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UGC NET 2019 Exam Date

Here, we have updated tentative dates of UGC NET 2019.

Releasing of official notificationFebraury 2019
Starting of online of application1st week of March 2019
Last date to apply online2nd week of April 2019
Admit card availability3rd week of June 2019
Date of examinationJuly 2019
Declaration of resultAugust 2019

UGC NET 2019 Application Form

Candidates should go through the guidelines given below to fill the UGC NET application form.

  • Candidates can fill the UGC NET 2019 application form through online mode.
  • The candidates can apply online from the first week of March 2019.
  • The last date for applying online will be second week of April 2019.
  • Candidates have to fill the application form, upload the required images, pay the fee and take the confirmation page printout.
  • Candidates are also fill application form carefully, it may be possible that the NTA will not provide the correction facility.
  • Do not send the printout of the confirmation page to the NTA office.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee can be paid through credit/debit card or e-Challan (in cash to Syndicate /Canara / ICICI bank).
  • The application fee cannot be refundable or transferable under any circumstances.
CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralRs. 1000/-
OBC-NCLRs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwDRs. 250/-

Check hereHow to Fill UGC NET 2019 Application Form 

Eligibility Criteria

The complete eligibility criteria for JRF and Assistant professor programmes is given below:

Age Criteria:

  • For Junior Research Fellowship, the upper age limit is 30 years as on 1st January 2019.
  • No age limit for the Assistant Professor.
  • The relaxation in the upper age limit for OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD and women category will be 5 years.
  • Relaxation will also be provided to the research experience and LL.M Degree (3 years) holders.

Qualification Requirement:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates those have the Master’s degree or equivalent from a university recognized by UGC can apply. Ph.D candidates can also apply.
  • Minimum Marks: It is necessary to have at least 55% marks in aggregate in the master’s degree. 50% marks for reserved categories.
  • Appearing Candidates: Appearing in the final semester of the master’s degree can also apply.
  • Relaxation: There is a 5% of relaxation for Ph.D degree holders in aggregate marks. Such candidates should have the Master’s degree examination which should be completed by 19th September 1991.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant professor)

  • NET/SET/SLET will be the minimum eligibility criteria for the Assistant Professors.
  • Candidates those passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are exempted to appear in the exam.
  • For SET Candidates: Those qualified the SET (held prior to 1st June 2002) are exempted from appearing in NET. Such candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Professor anywhere in India. Those 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 from where they have cleared their SET.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

Check UGC NET exam pattern in this section to appear in the exam.

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted through online mode.
  • Type of Questions: Objective type questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Papers: The exam will be consisting of two papers.
  • Medium of Test: The medium of paper either Hindi or English depending upon candidate’s choice.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: No provision of negative marking.
PaperMarksNo. of QuestionsDuration of Exam
Paper I100501 hr
Paper II2001002 hr

UGC NET 2019 Syllabus

UGC NET syllabus will consist of two papers. Paper I will be consist of the questions which will be of general nature and to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.

It will basically be designed to test the reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

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FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The validity of UGC-NET certificate of Eligibility for Assistant Professor/Lectureship is forever.
Answer: There will be the correction facility in UGC NET application form. The correction window will be made available only for 1 week.
Answer: The candidates having Post Graduate Diploma awarded by any Institution can apply. The awarded diploma should be equivalent with Master’s degree of recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Answer: The candidates should apply subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates those post-graduation subject is not included in the list of NET subjects, may appear in a related subject.
Answer: Yes, it is necessary to attempt both parts of the NET exam.
Answer: The answer key will be uploaded on the NTA website.
Answer: The roll number of the qualified candidates will be published on the NTA website.

UGC NET Admit Card 2019

The exam authority will released the UGC NET admit card 2019 one month prior to the examination. The candidates have to bring a photo identity card along with the printout of online Admission Card on the day of examination.

Without valid admission card no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall. No admit card will be sent to the candidates individually by post.

UGC NET 2019 Answer Key

After the successful completion of NET examination, the exam conducting authority will release the answer key for all papers. The answer key for each paper will be released separately.

Candidates can challenge the OMR Sheet/answer key. For challenging the questions, candidates have to pay the Rs. 1000/- for each question.

After revaluation of the objection from the candidates, the final answer key will be released.

UGC NET Result 2019

The UGC NET result 2019 will be declared after one month of the completion of examination. The candidates can get their results by entering the application number, roll number and date of birth.

The NTA will not issue the mark sheet for qualified or not qualified candidates. The NTA will mention the roll number of the qualified candidates those will be selected through written test. After one week of result declaration, the authority will also upload the marks of all the candidates secured in the exam.

UGC NET Cut-Off 2019

Candidates those wish to clear the NET exam, they have to score the cut off marks given below. Those will secure the cut off marks will be considered for the fellowship.

The authority will also prepare the separate merit list. The subject-wise and category-wise merit list will be drawn for the candidates those will satisfy the cut-off scores. After the declaration of result, candidates can get their e-certificates from the UGC NET bureau.

CategoryMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/PWD/SC/ST35%35%60%

If you have any other queries about UGC NET 2019, you can write your queries in the comment box given below.

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  1. Syed Rehanullah says:

    Can M.Sc.Zoology eligible for this exam.

  2. Ankit Patel says:

    help center number ???
    How to apply hole procces in net exam ??
    Pls Suggest me ….

  3. Shajahan says: cse eligible for this exam.

  4. Bijoy Debnath says:

    Sir I have recently completed MED from ignou with 60 percent.
    Am I able to give net 2019 exam in MED.

  5. Arjun Sahu says:

    Mujhe kya karna chahiye UGC net taiyari ke liye.avi 1st semester me hun,mera sub-hindi h,

  6. Kirti says:

    Sir i am in 1st semester doing LL.M.
    Can i apply for net exam??

  7. Shaikh danish says:

    Mai abhi msc. 3rd sem me hu kya mai net k liye apply kar sakta hu?

  8. Shivani says:

    I have done my registration but I couldn’t submit my fee .. how can I do now.. for given exam in December.. 2018

  9. Shivani says:

    Sir .. my registration was not completed b’coz I didn’t upload my pictures .. so what can I do now

  10. nikam says:

    NET Exam Text book Education batav na sir

  11. Dr Ajit H Manikshete says:

    I want to work as observer at UGCNET 2019 how i should apply and when

  12. Hunain says:

    Sir I got 49.5%in master degree I am eligible or not for net

  13. Chetan joshi says:

    2019 में नेट योग विषय से दिया जा सकता है क्या कृपया कर बताएं

  14. shanu says:

    Sir it is very highest amount for the general people’s so plz reduce the fee sir plz

  15. Sayan Mandal says:

    Sir can i apply, when i pass H.S Exam. ..please tall me..

  16. krishna says:

    I applied for NET exam. I have got registration no. password and even payment has done but i could not able to take successful page print. so could you please guide me how to take that print
    Thank you

  17. uttam says:

    My age is 40. belongs to St category, can i apply for NET or SET

  18. Manideep says:

    I completed my under graduation can I apply

  19. bashir ahmad dar says:

    whether it conducted once in a year or twice

  20. vvrao says:

    Iam aged 38. Presently serving govt. Job as a post graduate teacher. Do i have age relaxation for appearing for NEt ?

  21. pooja says:

    Passingh % for clearing NET exam for general students?

  22. JohnsonLK says:

    Post graduate nurses are eligible to appear for UGC NET or CSIR…

  23. Santosh Kumar says:

    Sir main m.a. economics 40 % sc se hu to mere liye Kya salah de sakte ho aap.

  24. RAJKUMAR TATI says:

    Only for one apply one subject

  25. Mumtaz ahmad says:

    Sir I have Urdu 50 persant i am I eligible for net exam?

  26. Varsha says:

    Sir please can u say us whn life science forms are coming n if it has came Thn plse share us a link

  27. Anuradha says:

    Hello i am currently doing my masters degree in biotechnology. And my question is am I eligible for dec 2018 csir ugc net exam????

  28. Mrs. Pooja mishra says:

    Hi my question is that can I give joint bank account number in application form.

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