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What is UGC NET?

National Eligibility Test which the students commonly and proudly abbreviate as NET , is a national level exam meant for scrutinizing the expert of the knowledge required for holding the position of Lecturers/professors/ research fellows at Indian universities & colleges. You can take NET to suffice either of the aims –

  • Prove your qualification for Lecturer or Assistant/Associate Professorship
  • Prove your qualification for Junior Research Fellowship/ JRF
  • Prove your qualification for both Lecturer or Research Fellowship

On behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC), National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET).

NTA NET is conducted in 84 subjects at 91 selected UGC NET exam centres across India.

UGC NET 2018 Dates

Sept 2018

Sept 01 – Sept 30
Online Applications Form

Nov 2018

Nov 19
Download Admit Card

Dec 2018

09 – 23 Dec
UGC NET Exam conducted

Jan 2019

Jan 10
Declaration of Result


UGC NET/JRF Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE UGC NET exam pattern till 2017 was conducted in three sessions wherein candidates had to sit for three different papers. However, from 2018 NTA UGC NET exam pattern is changed. Going forward, candidates have to appear for two papers only.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern:
Paper Marks Number of Questions Duration (First Shift) Duration (Second Shift)
Number of Questions
Duration (First Shift)
Duration (Second Shift)
3 Hours
3 Hours
I 100 50 (All questions are compulsory) 1 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM) 1 Hour (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
II 200 100 (All questions are compulsory) 2 Hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) 2 Hours (3:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
Total 300 150 3 Hours 3 Hours

The official notification on the website says, “Paper I is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.” Paper II will consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate.”

Marking scheme: Two marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking in the exam

UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern:

UGC NET 2017 exam pattern was such that three different papers (Paper I, II, and III) were conducted in three sessions. Candidates had to sit for all the three papers in order to be eligible for being awarded JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor only.

Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
Number of Questions
5 Hours
First I 50 (All questions are compulsory) 100 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Second II 50 (All questions are compulsory) 100 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Third III 75 (All questions are compulsory) 150 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Total - 185 350 5 Hours

Marking scheme: Two marks were awarded for each correct answer. There was no negative marking in the exam.


UGC NET Syllabus

If you have dreamt to crack UGC NET with good score, then you must follow an effective study plan with a precise approach. Knowing syllabus is the first step to begin your exam preparations. The candidates, who aspire to crack the exam, before starting their preparations, must check the NET Syllabus to get a descriptive idea about the topics to be covered in exam.

Paper 1 Syllabus:

Section Questions Marks
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Reading Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
People & Environment 5 10
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10
Total 50 100

Eligibility Criteria

Update soon

Application Form

Application Form

For NTA UGC NET 2018 registrations, students need to fill the application form in the online mode.

Candidate has to submit the application form from the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA), The application form submission will be done in four stage.

  • Application form
  • Upload documents
  • Exam fee payment
  • Print of confirmation page

Follow the steps for filling the application form

Step 1: Fill UGC NET Application Form
  • Visit the official website of NTA,
  • Click on “Apply” link.
  • Next click on “Proceed to Apply”
  • Fill all the field with valid information and create a password and choose security question and enter the answer for the question.
  • Click on “Submit” button.
  • The system will display an Application Number and password (candidate have to use it for login credentials )

Details to be filled in the form include:

Exam related details: Here, student needs to select their preference for UGC NET exam centers. Also, students need to select the subject as well as the role (Assistant Professor/ JRF and Assistant Professor) they want to opt.
Personal information: This section includes student’s details such as name, gender, parents’ name, mobile number, email address, date of birth, etc.
Mailing address
Permanent address
Educational qualification: This includes filling up of details such as subject of postgraduate exam, status of post-graduation (passed/ appearing), university name, year of passing post-graduation, status of MPhil and PhD (passed/ appearing/ not appearing), etc.
Password generation: Here students need to create their password.
Security pin: This involves filling up the security pin already given on the page.
After all the details are filled, candidates need to click on the “Next” button. On clicking the button, candidates will be redirected to a new page.

Step 2: Upload Images and Signature

Next, students need to upload their scanned images and signature. The scanned images and signature should be in JPEG format.
The size and dimensions of photo image are as mentioned below:

Size of photo image Greater than 4 kb and less than 40 kb
Dimensions of photo image 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)

The size and dimensions of signature image are as mentioned below:

Size of signature image Greater than 1 kb and less than 30 kb
Dimensions of signature image 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height) only
Step 3: Pay UGC NET Application Fee

The candidate has to pay the application fee. The payment is to be done through Debit / Credit card or Net Banking. After the success of payment, the application form will get submitted.

Step 4: Download the Confirmation Page

Lastly, students need to take a printout of the Confirmation Page and keep it for future reference.
Thereafter, UGC NET 2018 application process will be complete.



All students can check NTA UGC NET result on the official website of NTA by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website .

Step 2: Click the Result link available on the Home page of the website.

Step 3: Enter application number, roll number and date of birth as mentioned in the admit card.

Step 4: Click on the Submit button.

CBSE UGC NET 2018 result will appear on the screen

Cut Off


JRF and Assistant Professor/ Assistant Professor positions will be given to candidates basis their performance in two papers. However, it may be noted that only 6% of the candidates clearing UGC NET exam are declared eligible for the post of Assistant Professor. Also, the reservation policy for SC, ST, OBC, and PwD candidates is applied to this 6%.