UGC NET Exam 2019: December Exam Dates, Pattern and Syllabus, Solved Papers, Admit Card


The National Testing Agency has announced the exam dates for the UGC NET December session exam through a press release on 21st August 2019. The agency has also released the schedule for the June 2020 UGC NET exam. Along with UGC NET schedule, the exam dates for other exams to be conducted by NTA from December 2019 to June 2020 are also notified. Candidates can check the PR at the official NTA website for details about all the exams. In the article ahead we will be discussing the details about the UGC NET exam.

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC 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).

CBSE UGC NET 2019 Latest Updates – The National Testing Agency has announced the exam dates for the UGC NET December session exam 2019. The schedule for June 2020 exam is also available. The December session exam will be held from 2nd to 6th December 2019. Recently, NTA has conducted the June 2019 exam from 20th to 28th June 2019.

Earlier, the Agency has released a Public Notice for the updated syllabus on the official website. The updated syllabus can be downloaded here.

The following article covers all the detail related to eligibility, important dates, exam pattern, admit card, etc. for the UGC NET 2019 Exam which is scheduled to be conducted in December 2019.

UGC NET Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

National Eligibility Test

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

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.

UGC NET 14 Years Previous Solved Papers + 6000 MCQ Combo Get it Now

UGC NET Exam 2019-20 Important Dates

UGC NET 2019 (December Session)

As per the official notification released by NTA, here are the important dates for various UGC NET exam events:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Registration process begins

9th September 2019

Last date of registration

9th October 2019

Admit Card Availability

9th November 2019

UGC NET December 2019 exam

2nd to 6th December 2019

Result declaration

31st December 2019

UGC NET 2020 (June Session)

The official date schedule for NTA UGC NET June 2020 session in detail -

Exam Events

Important Dates

Registration process begins

16th March 2020

Last date of application submission

16th April 2020

Admit Card Availability

15th May 2020

UGC NET December 2019 exam

15th to 20th June 2020

Result declaration

5th July 2020

UGC NET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

UGC NET Exam 2019-20 Pattern & Syllabus

Latest UGC NET Exam 2019 Pattern

UGC NET 2019 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) through the computer-based mode in June 2019. Here is the detailed pattern for the exam:

NTA has introduced a minor change in the UGC NET 2019 exam. Both the papers will be conducted in the single session of three hours. Earlier, there used to be a 30-minutes break between both the papers. Here is the new exam pattern:


Number of Questions



I (Teaching/Research Aptitude)

50 questions (all compulsory)


3 Hours

II (Subject Paper)

100 questions (all compulsory)


Scroll left or right to view full table

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 NET 2019 June session exam will be conducted in a single shift of 3 hours through computer-based mode.

Recent Changes in the UGC NET 2019 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:

UGC NET Syllabus 2019

The University Grants Commission has updated the syllabus for the UGC NET exam and the same has been circulated through a Public Notice uploaded on the official NTA NET website. The notice states,

“The University Grants Commission has updated the syllabus of all NET subjects (including Paper-I on General Awareness). The updated syllabus of UGC-NET (applicable for upcoming exams from June 2019 onwards) is available on UGC-NET website -”

We have compiled the UGC NET 2019 Syllabus 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 UGC NET Syllabus for some of the popular UGC NET subjects (paper II):

UGC NET Exam 2019-20 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for NTA UGC NET 2019 exam is as under:

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 JRF 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.

UGC NET Exam 2019-20 Application Process

The application process for the UGC NET December exam will be held online at the official NTA NET website from 9th September to 9th October 2019. Application forms will not be accepted through any other mode. Follow the steps provided below to fill the application form:

  • Visit the official website for the NTA UGC NET 2019 exam.
  • Click on the link to apply for the UGC NET 2019 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.

UGC NET Application Form Fees -


Application Fee


₹ 800/-

OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)

₹ 400/-


₹ 200/-

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 2019 Admit Card (December Session)

The NTA UGC NET 2019 (December) admit card will be available on the official website from 9th November 2019 onwards. Candidates can download it using their application number and password. Take a print out and carry the admit card to the exam centre with a valid ID proof. Admit card is mandatory for making entry to the examination venue.

Steps to download the 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 -
  • 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 2019 Result (December Session)

The UGC NET 2019 December session result will be announced by 31st December 2019. Answer keys, scanned images of OMR sheets, and question papers will be released before the result declaration. Candidates can check the result and the answer key using their application number and password.

The UGC NET result 2019 (June session) was uploaded on the official NTA NET website on 12th July 2019.


Still got doubt? Don't forget to check UGC NET FAQ 2019.


Venkatesh H D - August 19, 2019REPLY

I am passed UHC net Kannada .when does comng certificate

Exams Planner - August 27, 2019REPLY

You must check out at the UGC online website for the e-certificate.

reshma - July 26, 2019REPLY

when will the december 2019 net exam notification annouced?

Exams Planner - August 1, 2019REPLY

There is no information on the same yet. We will update once the notification is released.

nidhi - June 8, 2019REPLY

what is the syllabus for the biochemistry ?

Exams Planner - June 12, 2019REPLY

The syllabus can be downloaded from the CSIR NET website.

kajal - May 22, 2019REPLY

is there a december 2019 entrance exam for JRF?

Exams Planner - May 23, 2019REPLY

There is no notification no that. But, it is expected to be conducted in December.

sunil kumar - May 16, 2019REPLY

last year December 2018 first paper need

Pooja dubey - April 7, 2019REPLY

Can I get last 14 years solved question papers in psychology

Vidhya - February 24, 2019REPLY

How can I get notes for ugc net management 2019 ?

Monika - February 7, 2019REPLY

Last sample paper of Net English

Exams Planner - March 7, 2019REPLY

It is available only through the registered email id and password. See if you can get the same from any friend.


NTA has made some errors in the question papers of some of the papers. For example they have made two errors in English. They first notified that marks will be awarded for this. Later On they simply cheated the poor students and did not give marks. My daughter failed for a very meagur margin of 0.6%. She got 52.0%. It is a sin which will get punishment.

priya - January 2, 2019REPLY

if i get the minimum cutoff marks ie 40% in both the subjects , then am i qualified for ugc net and can i apply for phd with this in any university in our state without needing any other individual uninersity exam and can i get the scholorship .please clarify my doubt. please send ur reply to my email aslo

Exams Planner - January 4, 2019REPLY

As per the qualifying criteria, 6% of the candidates who have appeared for both the papers and cleared it by securing the minimum qualifying marks will be declared NET qualified. Yes, you can apply for Ph.D. on the basis of NET score. If by scholarship you mean JRF, it is allotted to only the top performers. You need to make sure that you appear high in the merit list.

Kaveri Amol Nawale - December 22, 2018REPLY

Result date

Exams Planner - December 22, 2018REPLY

The result of UGC NET December session 2018 exam will be released by 10th January 2019.

Virender Singh - December 20, 2018REPLY

my application is found to be invalid i do not know the reason though i have received the message of successful submission of online form with fee how can i get my Roll NO ? Appl. No. 18D6148500

Exams Planner - December 22, 2018REPLY

The roll number is mentioned in the admit card. You must contact the UGC NET helpline numbers to find solution for your issue.