UGC NET December 2018 Application Form has been released now on 1st September 2018. 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. Aspirants can read this article further for getting information about UGC NET 2018 including application form, eligibility, dates, result etc.
UGC NET is held two time in a year through offline mode. Candidates can check official dates of UGC NET 2018 exam from here:
|Releasing of official notification||31st August 2018|
|Application form release||1st September 2018|
|Last date to submit application||30th September 2018|
|Last to submit fee||1st October 2018|
|Application correction||8th – 14th October 2018|
|Admit card available||19th November 2018|
|Exam date||9th – 23rd December 2018|
|Answer key release||December 2018|
|Result declaration||10th January 2019|
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:
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.
Candidates will be able to make correction in the images as well as in filled data. The application data will be corrected from the month of October 2018. The correction will be done only through online mode. No chnages/correction will be allowed after last date.
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:
For Junior Research Fellowship:
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 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.
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.
|Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Exam Duration (first shift)||Exam Duration (second shift)|
|I||50 questions (all compulsory)||100||1 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.)|
|II||100 questions (all compulsory)||200||2 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.
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.
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:
UGC NET 2018 admit card of December session will be 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.
After the successful conduct of examination, the UGC NET answer key 2018 will be published. The answer key for December exam will be published in the month of December 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.
NTA will announce the UGC NET 2018 result through online mode (link will be given above). Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and date of birth. Result for December 2018 session will be declared on 10th January 2019. It will not be provided through offline mode.
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:
|Category||Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained|
|General||40 marks (40%)||80 marks (40%)|
|OBC-NCL/PwD/SC/ST||35 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.