UGC NET 2019: June Exam Date, Admit Card Download, Eligibility, Latest Syllabus


The UGC NET admit cards will be made available for download from 27th May 2019 onwards. The CBSE/NTA UGC NET exam will be conducted between 20 June to 28 June 2019 at 263 Exam centers.

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 issuance of UGC NET admit card 2019 has been postponed by NTA. It will now be available on 27 May 2019. Earlier, the Agency had announced to issue the NET admit card on 15 May 2019. The National Testing Agency has announced the exam dates for UGC NET June 2019 exam. The exam will be conducted on 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 June 2019.

Earlier, the Agency has released a Public Notice for 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 June 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.

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Available Application Forms

UGC NET Exam 2019 Important Dates

UGC NET 2019 (June Session)

The official date schedule for NTA UGC NET June 2019 session in detail -

Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification Release

Ferbruary 2019

Online Application Form submission starts

01 March 2019

Last date for Applying Online

30 March 2019

Last Date of submission of Fee

1st Week of April 2019 (Tentative)

Correction in Application Form

3rd Week of April 2019 (Tentative)

Admit Card Download Starts

27 May 2019

UGC NET Exam Date

20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 June 2019

Answer Key Release Date

June 2019 (Tentative)

UGC NET Result Date

By 9th July 2019

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UGC NET Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

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:

Latest UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019 (Applicable from June 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)


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

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:

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 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 Application Process

The application process for the UGC NET exam will be held online at the official NTA NET website from 1st to 30th March 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 (June Session)

The NTA UGC NET 2019 admit card will be available on the official website from 27th May 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 (June Session)

The UGC NET result 2019 will be uploaded on the official NTA NET website by 15th July 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.

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 2019 June session?

The application form process will tentatively begin from 01st March  2019. There is no official information on the same yet.

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?


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 2019 admit card?

UGC NET 2019 admit cards will be released on the official website of NTA NET ( Candidates can download using the following steps:

  • 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 2019? Or when will the UGC NET 2019 examination be conducted?

In the year 2019, the UGC NET exam is expected to be conducted twice – in June and December. There is no information on the exact exam dates.

Q. When can we download the June 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 will qualify the June 2019 exam can download the E-certificate from

Steps to download UGC NET E-Certificate

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

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

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 a 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 art 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 June 2019 Exam?

The UGC NET 2019 exam will held on - 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 June 2019. They will be updated here as soon as the official notification releases.

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 2019 June Session results be declared?

The result for UGC NET 2019 June session will be declared by 15th July 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 the 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.


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.