Want to do high order research in the University departments? Get fellowship and funding for researches after qualifying NET exam for UGC. You can also become a reputed Lecturer and acquire Lectureship after qualifying UGC NET 2019. Check the preparation tips to help your preparation for the exam.
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- What is UGC NET?
- Exam Dates
- Who can apply for UGC NET?
- Syllabus & Exam Pattern
- How to prepare for UGC NET?
- How to apply for UGC NET?
- Admit Card
- How to check UGC NET 2019 Results?
- Related Exams
What is UGC NET?
Full form of UGC NET is University Grands Commission National Eligibility Test. It is a National Level Entrance Test conducted by NTA for the post of Assistant Professor or for Junior Research Fellowship. It is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) every year on behalf of University Grants Commission to provide admission to an eligible candidate for the post of assistant professor or for Junior Research Fellowship in various colleges or universities.
NTA conducts UGC NET every year in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities spread across the country. Research Programme is offered in the name of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
Candidates who have got Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject. The number of seats available varies every year based on the requirements of the university. University Grant Commission validates and inspects the universities in India before finalizing vacant positions.
Performance of candidates in all three papers of UGC NET 2019 is counted for JRF award and eligibility for Assistant Professor or eligibility for Assistant Professor only. Candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.
This exam is conducted for over 84 subjects and selected candidates are placed across the country in over 874 Universities. Payment of application fee can be made online as well as offline. In the form of e-challan, debit or credit card is permitted.
|Exam Name||University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Courses Offered||Junior Research Fellowships & Lectureship|
|Mode||Online i.e, Computer-based test|
|Exam Date||December 2, 2019|
|Duration||Paper 1- 75 minutes and Paper 2- 75 minutes|
|Helpline Number||8076535482 / 7703859909|
Candidates can apply for various management programs which include:
- Two-year Full-Time MBA
- Two-year Evening MBA Executive
- Two-year evening MBA Executive (Health Care Administration)
Candidates who clear UGC NET 2019 can be a part of teaching profession and research on several subjects of Humanities (including Indian and some foreign languages), Social Sciences, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, Forensic Science, and Environmental Sciences.
Fellowship is offered to candidates qualifying JRF, this will be provided by UGC or other institutions under various schemes. A monthly stipend of INR 25,000/- is given during the period of Research. Validity period of this offer is 2 years with respect to date of issue of JRF Letter.
Exam Dates for UGC NET have been decided by NTA. Its application form will be available on official website from September 9, 2019 and last date to submit the Application Form is October 9, 2019. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility can apply.
UGC NET 2019 Exam Dates for all the events have been announced on the official website itself. This exam will be conducted online (Computer-based Test) on December 2, 2019.
|Important Events to UGC NET||Dates|
|Application Form Start Date||September 9, 2019|
|Application Form Last Date||October 9, 2019|
|Correction Window for UGC NET Application Form||18-25 October, 2019|
|Admit Card Availability||November 9, 2019|
|UGC NET Exam Date||December 2, 2019 to December 6, 2019|
Who can apply for UGC NET?
Basic eligibility criteria for a candidate who is applying for UGC NET 2019 is that a candidate should have completed his/her Master's degree or an equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 55%.
Earlier, the upper age for Junior Research Fellowship 28 years. Now, it has been increased by two years i.e. 30 years for candidates who belong to General Category.
For reserved category (SC, ST, OBC), the upper age limit to apply is 35 years which means a relaxation of 5 years.
UGC NET 2019 Syllabus is decided by National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET 2019 will have 2 papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
|Paper 1||General Aptitude||100 Marks|
|Paper 2||Subjects selected by candidates||200 Marks|
Paper 1 is a mandatory paper for all the students taking up this exam. There are almost 100 subjects in UGC NET 2019. Candidates can select any subject from all those available courses.
Exam pattern for UGC NET is decided by National Testing Agency (NTA).
UGC NET will comprise only two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Earlier, this exam included three papers. Total Number of Questions- 150 (Paper 1- 50, Paper 2- 100). It is mandatory to attempt all questions from both the papers. Paper 2 will cover syllabus of both Paper 2 as per the previous pattern of UGC NET.
For economics in UGC NET, this exam will have two papers after Paper-1. Paper-2 will be having 50 questions which will be based on contemporary topics of the subject. Paper-3 will be tougher than it. Paper-3 will have 75 questions which will deal with in-depth study of Economics.
How to prepare for UGC NET 2019?
Applicants should keep following steps in mind while preparing for UGC NET 2019.
Time management is the key to success.
Aspirants will have to write two papers so they should plan their course of action dividing time for each question. In addition, don't spend too much time over one question. That may reduce your chances to cover most of the questions.
Analyze previous year papers.
Solve Previous year paper and mock papers of UGC NET. This will give you an idea about how questions in the exam will be framed. Changes in question paper over the years can be well predicted if practiced with heart.
Use of flash cards.
To enhance memory retention, you can use flash cards. Preparing these for the important concepts which are hard to memorize can be very useful. You can paste them on a wall to take your preparation to the next level.
Registration form for UGC NET will be available on official website from September 9, 2019. Candidates will have to enter their details including an ID Number (Not necessarily Aadhar card it can be any Government Approved ID card).
Once the registration is done there will be an Application Number generated on the screen. Candidates will have to make a note of this number for future reference.
How to apply for UGC NET?
A step-by-step procedure to apply for UGC NET is provided below:
- Step 1: Go to official website of ntanet.nic.in and click on registration link.
- Step 2: Now, fill up Registration Form. You will receive credentials for login on your registered mobile phone.
- Step 3: Login with received credentials and then fill up application form
- Step 4: Upon filling UGC NET form, you need to upload the documents i.e, Photograph and Signature
- Step 5: Then you will have to pay the fee for your application form.
- Step 6: When whole payment is done, you will need to take a printout of your application form for future references.
UGC NET 2019 Application Form was available on the official website of conducting authority (NTA) from September 9, 2019 to October 9, 2019. Candidates who satisfied eligibility criteria were the only ones which could apply for the exam.
UGC NET Application Form Fee for different categories is given below:
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||INR 400/-|
Fee can be paid through Credit/Debit Card/E-Challan.
Documents required for form filling
Following documents are required to apply for UGC NET:
- Marks sheet of class 10 and 12
- A scanned file of Photograph and Signature
- A valid Credit/Debit/Net banking for Fee payment
UGC NET 2019 Admit Card has been already issued to students by November 9, 2019. Admit card was available to download from the official website of NTANET.
Admit card is an important document which a candidate has to carry to examination hall. Along with his/her admit card, candidates will also have to carry a government-approved ID card and a photograph.
Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download UGC NET 2019 Admit Card:
- Step 1: Firstly, Visit the official website of UGC NET.
- Step 2: Enter your Application Number and Password.
- Step 3: Then, click on "Submit" option and your Admit Card will be displayed on screen.
- Step 4: Take the printout of your admit card. and keep it safe.
This Exam will be conducted in 91 UGC NET 2019 Exam Centres across India. Candidates will get an option of choosing 3 exam centers of their choice while filling the application form.
UGC NET conducting authority makes sure that candidates get exam center that they have chosen. Once an exam centre is allotted, it cannot be changed. Seats will be allotted based on availability.
Candidates will have to carry the following documents to exam hall along with them:
- Admit Card
- Photo ID proof
- A passport size photo
How to check UGC NET 2019 Results?
Scorecard or result card will not be mailed or sent by post. UGC NET 2019 Result will be announced on official website on December 31, 2019.
Candidates are advised to take a printout of their result for future reference. This will be proof of their eligibility for getting the fellowship.
How to download UGC NET 2019 Result?
Candidates can follow below mentioned steps to download their result for UGC NET from official website:
- Step 1: Visit the official website ntanet.nic.in
- Step 2: Click on UGC NET 2019 Result link. Enter your credentials (Registration Number) card along with password and then log in. Then, results will be displayed.
- Step 3: Candidates will have to take a printout of the result for future Admission process.
After declaration of result, conducting authorities announce about the counselling on the official website. UGC NET 2019 Counselling is only for candidates who clear the examination.
UGC NET Cutoff is decided by the conducting Authority. A cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks candidate has to score to be eligible for the post of Assistant professorship and JRF.
A separate cutoff list will be prepared for category wise eligibility and subject wise eligibility.
Candidates who score marks that are eligible for Assistant professorship or Joint Research Fellowship (JRF) under UGC NET 2019, will be called for the counseling. During their counseling, candidates will be allotted to the postings they have applied for only if they are eligible.
Q. What is age limit for post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)?
Ans. For post of JRF, age limit is 30 and for post of an Assistant professor, there is no upper age limit.
Q. Is Aadhar card Mandatory for this exam?
Ans. No, the candidates can provide any government approved ID proof like Passport, Voter ID, etc.
Q. Can a candidate choose multiple subjects while filling the Application form?
Ans. No, a candidate can choose only one subject.