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 –
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.
Sept 01 – Sept 30
Online Applications Form
Download Admit Card
09 – 23 Dec
UGC NET Exam conducted
Declaration of Result
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.
|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)|
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 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.
|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|
Marking scheme: Two marks were awarded for each correct answer. There was no negative marking in the exam.
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.
|Reasoning (including Maths)||5||10|
|Information & Communication Technology (ICT)||5||10|
|People & Environment||5||10|
|Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration||5||10|
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), www.nta.ac.in. The application form submission will be done in four stage.
Follow the steps for filling the application form
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.
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|
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.
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 www.nta.nic.in .
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
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%.