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UGC NET 2019

National Testing Agency has scheduled UGC NET 2019 (June session) from June 20 to 28. The registration window will become functional from March 1. Bachelor Degree holders with a minimum of 55% marks can register for the exam before March 30.
  • The June session exam will also be conducted in CBT mode.
  • The exam is conducted for over 84 subjects and the selected candidates are placed across the country in over 874 Universities.
  • For the upcoming session, NTA has updated the syllabus for Paper I on General Awareness.

Unlike earlier, there will be no break between paper I and paper II in UGC NET June 2019. The exam will be conducted in a single three-hour session. Highlights of the same are tabulated below:

PaperMarks | No. of Ques.Duration/ 1st ShiftDuration/ 2nd Shift
I100 | 501 hour
(9.30 am to 10.30 am)
1 hour
(2.30 pm to 3.30 pm)
II200 | 1002 hours
(10.30 am to 12.00 pm)
2 hours
(3.30 pm to 5.30 pm)

NTA was appointed as the governing body of UGC NET in December 2018. The exam is conducted to select candidates for the position of Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor. The results for December 2018 session were released on December 5 at Candidates can still check their scores using their User ID & Password. UGC NET Commerce Coaching in Chandigarh

UGC NET December 2018 Session #Key Highlights

For this session, around 9,56,837 candidates registered for UGC NET. The qualifying stats for each post are:

  • Assistant Professor: 44001
  • JRF and Assistant Professor both: 3883

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 finalising on the vacancy positions.

  • Number of applicants: 8 lakhs
  • Number of courses: 84
  • Number of universities: 874 (break-up of the universities are given below)
    • State Universities: 391
    • Deemed to be Universities: 125
    • Central Universities: 47
    • Private Universities: 311

Highlights of UGC NET

Exam TypeNational Eligibility Test
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-based)
MediumEnglish or Hindi
Duration3 hours (Paper 1: 1 hour, Paper 2: 2 hours)
Type | Number of QuestionsMCQs | 150 questions
UGC NET Helpdesk8076535482, 7703859909 |,

Changes Introduced in UGC NET

This year, NTA has introduced some changes in the paper pattern and eligibility criteria. Find below the changes introduced in detail:

Conducting Body

  • Up till recently, CBSE was responsible to conduct UGC NET on behalf of University Grants Commission.
  • But with the commissioning of the autonomous National Testing Agency (NTA) under the aegis of Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, the test will be delivered by the latter.
  • In fact, from December 2018 NTA will organise the examination.

New Exam Pattern for UGC NET June 2019

  • In December session 30 minutes break was given to the candidates between paper I and Paper II. In this session, no break will be given in the papers.
  • UGC NET will comprise only two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Earlier, the exam included three papers.
  • Total Number of Questions- 150 (Paper 1- 50, Paper 2- 100)
  • It is mandatory to attempt all the questions from both the papers.
  • Paper 2 will cover syllabi of both Paper 2 and Paper 3 as per the previous pattern of UGC NET. UGC NET Computer Science Coaching in Chandigarh.

Eligibility Criteria for JRF Aspirants

  • The upper age for the Junior Research Fellowship was 28 years earlier.
  • However, it has been increased by two years for the candidates who belong to the General Category.
  • The present upper age limit is 30 years for the candidates of General Category.
  • For reserved category, it is set at 35 years.

UGC NET 2019 Exam Dates

The official schedule of the examination for June 2019 and December 2018 session is available at Tabulated below is the same:

EventDecember 2018 (Over)June Session (Ongoing)
UGC NET 2019 Exam NotificationSeptember 1, 2018February 4, 2019
Availability of Online Application FormSeptember 1 – 30, 2018March 1 – 30, 2019
Availability of UGC NET Admit CardNovember 19, 2018May 15, 2019
UGC NET 2019 Exam DateDecember 18 – 22, 2018June 20 – 28, 2019
Availability of Answer Key & OMR SheetJanuary 6, 2019July 2019
Result DeclarationJanuary 10, 2019July 15, 2019

UGC NET Eligibility

In order to apply for UGC NET 2019, candidates will have to fulfill certain eligibility conditions. The eligibility is based on the academic qualification and age limit. UGC NET Management Coaching in Chandigarh


  • Candidates should have a minimum of 55% in their PG or an equivalent from any recognised university.
  • UGC NET offers an exemption to candidates from the Other Backward Classes (OBC)/ ST/SC categories for up to 50%.
  • NTA permits students in the final year of the course to apply for the exam. However, candidates will be disqualified if they fail to secure the marks as indicated by the Board.
  • The board offers an additional 5 % relaxation to candidates who have completed their Doctorate degree before September 19, 1991.
  • Candidates are recommended to select courses of their specialty.

Age Limit

  • Candidates applying for Junior Research Fellowship should not be more than 30 years as on January 1, 2019.
  • There is no upper age limit for candidates for Assistant Professor’s post.
  • NTA provides relaxations to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
    1. OBC-NCL/ SC/ ST/ PWD/Transgenders/ Women applicants – 5 years relaxation
    2. Candidates with research experience in the selected field from a recognised university – 5 years
    3. Candidates with LLM Degree – 3 years
  • Candidates with the below qualification/ degree shall be exempted from attending NET and can directly apply to any college
    1. Candidates who have passed in UGC / CSIR JRF before 1989
    2. Candidates who have passed States Eligibility Test(SET) before June 1, 2002

UGC NET Application Form

By following the steps given below, students can fill the online form:

  1. Visit the official website link of UGC NET i.e. OR
  2. Click on the link related to “Apply for NET June 2019”.
  3. Go through the “New Candidate Registration” section.
  4. Click on the “Apply for June 2019” option.
  5. Read all the instructions carefully and click on “Proceed to Apply Online”.
  6. The authentication form will be opened on the screen.
  7. Enter details like Nationality, State/UT which you belongs, Select Identification Type, Identification Number, Candidate’s Name, DOB, Gender, etc.
  8. After filling the details, click on the “Submit” button.
  9. Once the authentication process is done, candidates can proceed to fill the application.
  10. Candidates have to fill all the required details in the application form.
  11. After submitting the details, an Application Number will be generated.
  12. Upload the scanned images of the latest photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  13. Now, pay the application fee through online or offline method.
  14. After completing the fee payment, candidates have to take the printout of the confirmation page and keep it safe.

Application Fee

The application fee determined by NTA varies according to the category of the candidate. Candidates can pay the fees in both online and offline mode

Online Mode

  • Candidates can make the payment through Debit Card / Credit Card and Net Banking
  • Candidates will have to enter the sixteen-digit number on the top of the card, name and CVV
  • The bank will send an OTP for verification purposes
  • Additional charges will be added as interest to the bank

Offline Mode

  • Candidates will have to download the challan from the website
  • Fill in the application form, Name and the exam applied details
  • The challan can be paid in Syndicate/Canara/ICICI bank of India
  • Candidates will have to enter the challan number for completion of registration process.

Steps to Fill UGC NET Application Form

Applicants are advised to make the payments well in advance to avoid any unforeseen circumstances and events. The examination fees for various categories will be as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralINR 800
Other Backward Class (non – creamy layer)INR 400
SC / ST / PwDINR 200
Note: GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

UGC NET Admit Card

The admit card for UGC NET will be issued from May 15. Candidates can access the admit card on the official website- Candidates must note that no admit card will be sent individually by post. The details printed on UGC NET 2019 Admit card include Name, Category, Address of the Examination Center, Photograph and Signature, Date & Timing of the examination, etc.

Candidates can download their admit cards from the website by following the steps given below:
  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Click on the link “Click Here for Login for Admit Card”.
  3. Now, you have to login with “Application Number” & “Password”.
  4. Click on the “Login” button.
  5. The admit card will appear on the screen.
  6. Download the admit card.
  7. Keep the printout of the admit card for further reference.

UGC NET Exam Centers

The exam will be conducted in over 91 exam cities this year, candidates must fill in their preferences carefully while filling UGC NET 2019 Application Form. Find the map below to know examination centres across the country.

Time Schedule for UGC NET (June 2019 session)

Date of ExaminationFrom June 20 – 28, 2019
Timing of Exam9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Duration of ExamPaper I + Paper II: 3 hours
Entry in the Exam Center7.30 am – 8.30 am
Entry in the Exam Hall8.45 am – 9.00 am
Checking of Admit Cards by Invigilator9.00 am – 9.15 am
Sitting on seat in the Exam Hall9.15 am
Instructions by the Invigilators9.15 am – 9.25 am
Commencement of NET Exam9.30 am
To attempt Paper I + Paper II (Ques. 1 to 150)(-)
Test Concludes1.30 pm
Note: Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Center well in time, at least 2 hours before commencement of the examination. Candidates will not be permitted to enter the Examination Center after 8.30 am in First Shift and after 1.30 pm in Second Shift.

UGC NET Dates and Shifts Schedule

Date | DayShift 1Shift 2
June 20 | Thursday9.30 am – 1.00 pm2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
June 21 | Friday9.30 am – 1.00 pm2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
June 24 | Monday9.30 am – 1.00 pm2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
June 25 | Tuesday9.30 am – 1.00 pm2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
June 26 | Wednesday9.30 am – 1.00 pm2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
June 27 | Thursday9.30 am – 1.00 pm2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
June 28 | Friday9.30 am – 1.00 pm2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Note: The exact date and shift as per the subject opted by the candidate as well as the city and the Centre will be notified on the Admit card.

UGC NET Exam Pattern

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be conducted on the same day in two separate sessions as under:

UGC NET Exam Pattern

  • First (Paper-1): 100 Marks (50 out of which 50 questions all are compulsory)
  • Second (Paper-2): 200 Marks (100 questions all are compulsory)
  • In Paper 1: questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. They will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate
  • In Paper 2: questions be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper-III (including all electives, without options).

UGC NET Syllabus (Updated)

The syllabus of the National Eligibility Test (NET) is different for each subject offered. It is suggested to prepare from the syllabus of their qualifying examination. Candidates must prepare as per the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE/ NTA.

Latest: The Commission has updated the syllabus of all NET subjects (including Paper I on General Awareness). The updated syllabus (June session) is available on the website: Check Official Notification

Paper 1 will cover the following areas:

  1. Teaching Aptitude
  2. Research Aptitude
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Communication
  5. Reasoning (including Mathematical)
  6. Logical Reasoning
  7. Data Interpretation
  8. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  9. People and Environment
  10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration

Paper 2 will have syllabus from specific subjects as chosen by the candidates for UGC NET 2019.