UGC NET 2018 December Exam: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result

UGC NET Exam

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted to select the eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and the award of Junior Research Fellowship. As per a recent announcement by the HRD Ministry, the examination will now be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA). In fact, UGC NET 2018 December session would be the first exam of the agency. The examination is scheduled to be conducted from 18th to 22nd December 2018.

UGC NET December 2018 Updates NTA has rescheduled the UGC NET December session exam. The computer-based exam will now be conducted consecutively for 5 days from 18th to 22nd December 2018. Earlier the exam was scheduled from 9th to 23rd December on Saturdays and Sundays.The online application correction window for the UGC NET 2018 December session exam closed on 14th October 2018.

The registration process for the UGC NET December exam continued for a month’s duration from 1st to 30th September 2018. Admit card for UGC NET 2018 December session will be available on NTA official website on 19th November 2018.

Till now, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been conducting the examination. The UGC NET 2018 July Session examination conducted on 8th July was the last exam conducted by CBSE. CBSE also conducts other national-level competitive exams such as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET Exam), JEE Main Exam, Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET Exam). The NTA will also conduct NEET and JEE Main exams from the year 2019. The HRD ministry has not mentioned anything about the CTET examination yet.

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The following article covers all the detail related to eligibility, important dates, exam pattern, admit card, etc. for the UGC NET 2018 Exam which is scheduled to be conducted on December 2018.

UGC NET Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

National Eligibility Test

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

http://nta.ac.in/

Exam Type

National level

Paper Language

Hindi and English

Type of Questions

 Objective Type Questions

Mode of Exam

Online (from the December 2018 session)

Marking Scheme

2 marks for every correct answer. No negative marking.


Available Application Forms

UGC NET Exam 2018 Important Dates

UGC NET December 2018 Session

The National Testing Agency will conduct the next session of the exam in December 2018. The announced schedule for the examination is as follows:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online application form submission begins

01 September 2018

Last date for online form submission

30 September 2018

Online application correction process

8th (from 10:00 AM) to 14th (till 11:50 PM) October 2018

Admit Card Release Date

19 November 2018

UGC NET Examination Dates

18th December to 22nd December 2018 (in two shifts)

Declaration of results

10 January 2019

CBSE UGC NET 2018 (July Session)

The exam has been successfully conducted on 8th July & re-exam on 22nd July across various centres by CBSE.

Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification Release

23 February 2018

Online Application Form submission

From 05 March 2018

Last date for Applying Online

12 April 2018 (Extended)

Last Date of submission of Fee

13 April 2018 (Extended)

Correction in Application Form

25 April 2018 to 01 May 2018

Uploading of Admit Card

3rd Week of June

Examination Date

08 July 2018 (Sunday) 

Answer Key Release Date

24 July 2018 (Download Now)

UGC NET Result Date

31 July 2018 (Get Result)

 


UGC NET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


UGC NET Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

UGC NET Exam 2018 Pattern

UGC NET 2018 December session exam would be the first exam to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA has not introduced any changes in the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam except the mode of examination which would now be ONLINE. However, UGC has introduced a few changes in the exam pattern applicable from the July 2018 session.

Recent Changes in the UGC NET Exam

  • With effect from December 2018, the exam will be conducted through Computer Based mode in two shifts. Earlier the exam was conducted through Pen-and-Paper based mode in only one shift.
  • The upper age limit for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) has been increased by two years. It is now 30 years.
  • Till 2017, there were three papers in the exam. Now, Paper III has been eliminated and the number of questions has also been changed. UGC has also changed the duration of papers. Here is the previous exam pattern and latest pattern to understand the changes:

Old UGC NET Exam Pattern (followed till 2017)

Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

I (Teaching/Research Aptitude)

60 questions (50 questions to be attempted)

100

1 Hour 15 Minutes (9:30 AM to 10:45 AM)

II (Subject Paper)

50 questions (all compulsory)

100

1 Hour 15 Minutes (11:15 AM to 12:30 PM)

III (Subject Paper)

75 questions (all compulsory)

150

2 Hours 30 Minutes (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

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Latest UGC NET Exam Pattern (with effect from 2018 July Session Exam)

Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

I (Teaching/Research Aptitude)

50 questions (all compulsory)

100

1 Hour

II (Subject Paper)

100 questions (all compulsory)

200

2 Hours

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Paper-I consists of 50 questions on teaching/research aptitude, reasoning ability, divergent thinking, comprehension and general awareness.

Paper-II consists of 100 objective type questions of 2 marks each based on the subject selected by the candidates.

The UGC NET 2018 December Session will be conducted in two shifts:

  • First shift - 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Second shift - 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus

UGC NET covers 85 subjects (one added from December session only - Sindhi). So, it is not feasible to include the syllabus of all the subjects here. The notification of UGC NET 2018 December exam released by NTA states that the syllabi of all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC website. We have compiled the syllabus PDF of all the subjects at one place for aspirants’ convenience.

The Paper I or General Paper is common for all the candidates. Candidates are first required to appear in Paper I and then in Paper II which is their subject paper. The syllabus for General Paper I include topics related to Teaching and Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Mathematical Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, etc. Here are the official syllabi for some of the popular UGC NET subjects (paper II):



UGC NET Exam 2018 Eligibility

As per National Testing Agency, the eligibility criteria for UGC NET December 2018 exam will remain the same. Here are the details:

Educational Qualification:

  • A candidate should have a Master’s Degree from a recognised University or Institution of India.
  • He/ she should have a minimum aggregate of 55% marks. However, a candidate belonging to the Reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) should have a minimum score of 50% marks.
  • Relaxation of 5% marks is given to the candidates who have qualified their Masters by 19th September 1991
  • Candidates who are appearing in their final year exams are also eligible to apply.

UGC NET Age Limit:

For JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) -

  • Age Limit – The candidate should not be more than 30 years of age.

For Assistant Professor -

  • No upper age limit to apply for the post of Assistant professor.

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit -

  • Reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PWD) will be given relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • The candidates with LL.M degree will be given 3 years age relaxation in the JRF Exam.
  • Candidates who have research experience will also be given proper relaxation in the age limit.

Exemption from Requirement of UGC NET Exam -

Certain categories of candidates are exempted from the requirement of the NTA NET Exam qualification to apply for the Assistant Professor post. Check below-

  • SET Exam qualified before 1st June 2002 – Those candidates, who have qualified the SET (State Eligibility Test) before 1st June 2002 are not required to qualify the NET Exam additionally. They can apply directly for the post of Assistant Professor in any University and Colleges of India.
  • SET Exam qualified candidates after 1st June 2002 – Those candidates who have qualified the SET (State Eligibility Test), but on a later date after 1st June 2002 are also exempted from the NET Exam. However, they cannot apply in Universities and Colleges across all over India. They can apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the State from which they have qualified their SET Exam.
  • Candidates with PhD Degree - Those candidates who have PhD degree, as per the University Grant Commission are also exempted from the requirement of NET/ SET/SELT. They can apply directly in any University and Colleges of India for the post of Assistant Professor.
  • UGC-JRF Qualified – Those candidates who have already qualified the UGC –Junior Research Fellowship Exam are also exempted from the requirement of NET. The can also apply to University and Colleges of their choice across all over India for the Assistant Professor post.
  • CSIR-JRF Qualified –Those candidates who have qualified the Junior Research Fellowship program of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research are also exempted from NET. They can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in any University or College across all over India.

Recommended Books for UGC NET Exam 2018


UGC NET Exam 2018 Application Process

The application process for UGC NET exam will be online. As per the latest official notification, the online registration will start from 01st September 2018. The last date for UGC Net registration will be 30th September 2019. Follow the steps provided below to fill the application form:

  • Visit the official website for the NTA UGC NET 2018 exam.
  • Candidates are required to fill the application form, upload the scanned copies of all necessary documents, like photograph and signature and finally pay the requisite application fee.
  • After making payment of the application fee, the candidates should download the fee confirmation page for future references. The confirmation receipt should not be sent to the examination conducting authority. Instead, it should be kept by the candidate. 

Fee once paid is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Please Note: Keep a check on the ‘Fee Status’ after the payment of the fee. Once you see the status is ‘OK’, take a printout of the confirmation page. The fee will remain the same for UGC NET 2018 exam.

Examination Fee Details

Category

Application Fee

GENERAL

₹ 1000/-

OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)

₹ 500/-

SC/ST/PWD/Transgender

₹ 250/-

The application fee can be paid both online as well as offline. Applicants can submit their application fee online through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. They can also deposit their application fee offline through the Bank E-challan generated online. They should pay in cash to the Canara/Syndicate/ICICI Bank.


Other Details

UGC NET 2018 Admit Card (December Session)

The NTA UGC NET 2018 admit card will be released from 19th November 2018 onwards. Candidates can download it from the official website using their application number and password. Take a print out and carry the admit card to the exam centre with valid ID proof. Admit Card is mandatory for making entry to the examination venue.

Steps to download UGC NET Admit Card:

Candidates who have successfully registered for the UGC NET exam can download the admit card through these steps:

  • Go to the official National Testing Agency website - http://nta.ac.in.
  • Click on the link to download admit card on the home-page.
  • Log-in with your Application number and password. If you have forgotten your log-in details, recover them through your registered email id or SMS.
  • Your e-admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download it and take a print out for future reference.

Please note that NTA doesn’t send hard copy of the UGC NET hall ticket to candidates under any circumstances. It can only be downloaded from the official website through online mode.

Details on the Admit Card:

The admit card will have the following details -

  • Candidate’s name
  • Photograph and Signature
  • Address of the Examination Venue
  • Date and Timing of the examination
  • Candidate’s address
  • Subject Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Important instructions

Kindly check all the details printed on your admit card. If you find any discrepancies, inform the exam conducting authority (earlier CBSE now NTA) at the earliest to get them rectified.

NTA UGC NET 2018 Result (December Session)

The UGC NET 2018 result is scheduled to be released on 10th Jan 2019. Before the declaration of the result, answer key with scan copies of candidates’ OMR sheets will be released. This helps the candidates to check their answers and analyse their marks. An option to object the answer key will also be provided. A separate merit list will be prepared for the candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

CBSE UGC NET 2018 Result (July Session)

As per the latest updates, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) UGC NET 2018 result for the July session has been declared on 31st July 2018. To check the results, students need to provide their roll number and DOB. The exam was held on 8th July 2018.


UGC NET Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. For which jobs candidate become eligible by qualifying UGC NET Exam?

Candidates who qualify for the UGC NET exam become eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor at Indian Universities and Colleges.

Q. When to get the Application form for UGC NET 2018 Exam (December session)?

The application form process will begin from 01st September 2018.

Q. What should be the educational qualification to become eligible for UGC NET Exam?

Candidate should have done their Masters with a 55% marks in aggregate. However, the reserved category candidate should have 50% of the total marks to become eligible for the exam.

Q. What is the age limit for the UGC NET Exam?

There is no upper age limit to apply in the UGC NET Exam for the Assistant Professor while for the award of JRF, it is 30 years.

Q. What is the age limit for UGC JRF?

The upper age limit for the UGC JRF exam is 30 years.

Q. How one can pay the Application fee?

The application fee for the UGC NET Exam can be paid through the Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking or E-Challan.

Q. What should be the minimum cut-off marks required to qualify in the UGC NET exam?

 Category

Paper I (Maximum Marks 100)

Paper II (Maximum Marks 200)

General (Unreserved)

40 (40%)

40 (40%)

OBC Non-creamy layer, PWD/SC/ST and Transgenders

35 (35%)

35 (35%)

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Q. What is the question pattern of the UGC NET Exam?

Objective type questions are asked in the UGC NET Exam.

Q. Is there negative marking in the UGC NET Exam?

There is no scheme of negative marking in this exam.

Q. How to download the UGC NET 2018 admit card?

UGC NET 2018 admit cards will be released on the official website of the exam conducting authority i.e. National Testing Agency. Candidates can download the same for the December session exam from ntanet.nic.in from 19th November 2018 onwards.

  • Find the link for admit card and click it.
  • Enter your login details.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout.

Q. How many times will the UGC NET be conducted in 2018? Or when will the UGC NET 2018 examination be conducted?

In the year 2018, the UGC NET exam has been conducted on 8th July and the next session is scheduled to be conducted from 18th to 22nd December 2018. There is no information on 2019 schedule.

Q. When can we download the July 2018 UGC NET E-certificate? Or how to get a UGC net original certificate after I clear the exam?

The UGC NET Eligibility Certificate is generally released after two or three months of result declaration. Those who have qualified the July 2018 exam can download the E-certificate from ugcnetonline.in. The CSIR NET Eligibility Certificate can also be downloaded from the same website.

Q. How to get in to ONGC through UGC-NET?

ONGC recruits executives at E1 level through UGC NET exam. The notification will be released at the official ONGC website – ongcindia.com.

Q. Are B.Tech graduates eligible for the UGC NET Exam?

No, B.Tech. degree holders are not eligible for the UGC NET exam. A post-graduation degree is must for UGC NET exam. The B.Tech degree holders can appear for CSIR NET.

Q. What is the syllabus for NET JRF in law?

Download the syllabus for UGC NET/JRF Law here.

Q. What is the syllabus of UGC NET Botany?

With Botany, you can appear for Environmental Sciences subject for UGC NET and Life Sciences subject for CSIR NET. Download the syllabus for Environmental Sciences (Subject Code 89) and Life Sciences.

Q. Can an arts student apply for the JRF NET?

Yes, Arts students can apply for UGC NET/JRF provided the subject of your post-graduation is covered in the list of subjects for the examination.

Q. How many times can we attempt the UGC NET exams?

There is no limit on the UGC NET attempts for the post of Assistant Professor as there is no upper age limit. For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), the upper age limit is 30 years.

Q. What is the eligibility for writing UGC JRF?

Master’s degree with minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD). For JRF, the upper age limit is 30 years.

Q. What are the Dates of UGC NET December 2018?

The UGC NET December 2018 exam is scheduled to be conducted from 18th to 22nd December 2018. Earlier, the exam was to be conducted between 9th and 23rd December 2018.

Q. Where should I get the UGC NET 2018 management syllabus?

Download complete UGC NET syllabus for Management (Subject Code 17) here.

Q. Can I take the UGC NET exam in any subject?

No, candidates should take the subject of their post-graduation or any other related subject for the exam.

Q. For how many subjects is the UGC NET exam conducted for?

Till July 2018 session, the exam was conducted for 84 subjects. However, a new subject ‘Sindhi’ is added from the December session UGC NET exam.

Q. Which is the best book for UGC NET Paper I preparation?

Here are some of the top recommended books for UGC NET Paper I.

Q. What is the NET test, and how can I become eligible for it?

NET (National Eligibility Test) is conducted for determining the eligibility of post-graduate students to become Assistant Professor in Indian Universities/colleges and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates with Post graduate degree are eligible for the exam. Do check if the subject of post-graduation exists in the list of subjects.

Q. When will UGC NET 2018 December results be declared?

As per the official schedule, the result of UGC NET 2018 December session will be announced by 10th January 2019.

Q. What is the syllabus for the UGC NET Paper 1?

Download the UGC NET paper I syllabus here.

Q. Is the UGC NET exam a descriptive type?

No, UGC NET exam is not descriptive type. The questions are of Multiple Choice Type.

Q. What is CSIR and UGC NET?

Both the CSIR NET and UGC NET are conducted for candidates who seek for the position of Assistant Professor/Research Fellow in Indian Universities. However, CSIR NET is conducted for graduate and post-graduate students in Science stream while UGC NET is conducted for post-graduate students in Humanities/Social Sciences/Computer Science and Application, Electronic Science etc.

Q. How to know that my UGC NET is clear?

You can check your result at the official website. Enter your registration number, roll number and DOB to check your result.

Q. How to calculate cutoff marks for the CBSE NET exam?

The cut-off for UGC NET is through the pre-defined criteria. Check out the qualifying criteria and procedure for preparing the merit list here.


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