22 Aug 2018

UGC NET/ JRF Exam- 2019 Schedule, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key & Result

UGC NET/ JRF Exam- 2019 Schedule, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key & Result

On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges.

Till recently, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of spread across the country.

From Dec 2018 onwards, the UGC- NET (for Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both), will be conducted by the NTA.

The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only depends on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor are not to be considered for award of JRF. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.

Eligibility for NET-2019

Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (on the website:https://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/consolidated%20list%20of%20All%20universities.pdf) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test.

The Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ persons with disability(PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

Candidates who are pursuing their Master's degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master's Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non-Creamy layer/SC/ST/PwD (persons with disability)) category candidates. Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Candidates belonging to third gender in other words transgender would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC NCL categories in the corresponding subject.

The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only. The candidates, whose post graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects, may appear in a related subject.

Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiu.ac.in)

Age Limit and Relaxation 

(i) JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 01.12.2018. 
A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in) SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances. 

(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

Exam Schedule-

1. Online Application/ Registration- 01.09.2018 to 30.09.2018
2. Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only 08.10.2018 to 14.10.2018
3. Availability of Admit Card- 19.11.2018
4. Date of Exam- 09.12.2018 to 23.12.2018
5. Declaration of Result- 10.01.2019 

Application Fee- 

General ` 800/- 
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)* ` 400/- 
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender ` 200/- 
GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

Pattern of Paper 

 No. of Questions
The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
1 hour First shift : (9.30 am to 10.30 am) Second shift: (2.00 pm to 3.00 pm)  
This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory. 
2 hours First Shift: (11.00 am to 1.00 pm) Second Shift: (3.30 pm to 5.30 pm)  

Admit Card for UGC-NET December, 2018 

The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to their satisfying the eligibility conditions. The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA’s website w.e.f. 19.11.2018 onwards and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date and Shift (Timing) as indicated in their Admit Card. 
No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center, on Date and Timings other than that allotted to them in their Admit card. 
In case candidates are unable to download Admit Cards from the website, the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. from 19.11.2018 to 25.11.2018.

Answer Key

The NTA will display Answer Key of the questions on the NTA’s website www.ntanet.nic.in to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Answer Key. The Answer Keys are likely to be displayed for three to five days. The Candidates will be given an opportunity to make a challenge online against the Answer Key on payment of ` 1000/- per question challenged as processing charges.
The NTA’s decision on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys. No grievance with regard to answer key(s) after declaration of result of UGC NET December, 2018 will be entertained.

Display of Recorded Responses 

The NTA will display the recorded responses of all the candidates on the NTA’s website www.ntanet.nic.in prior to declaration of result. The recorded responses are likely to be displayed for three to five days.

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