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UGC NET 2019: NTA NET Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

UGC NET 2019UGC NET 2019 official notification was released on 7th July 2018. The application form for NTA NET 2019 will start on 1st September 2018. As per the notification, from now onward NET exam will be conducted by the National Test Agency (NTA) instead of CBSE. This exam is conducted for the Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges. NTA UGC NET exam will be conducted in 84 subjects at 91 selected exam centers across India. In this article we have given complete details on UGC NET 2019 exam such as its exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, registration process, admit card and other latest news.

Latest news on UGC NET 2019 Exam

21st August 2019 – The registration window will open from September 1 and will close on September 30, 2018. Once all the procedures are completed, the admit cards will be released before the examination.

Overview of UGC NET 2019 UG Exam

Name of Exam National Eligibility Test
Organised By National Test Agency (NTA)
Category Post Graduate
Level National Level Entrance Exam
Courses Offered Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship
Marking Scheme Right Answer: + 2 marks

Wrong Answer: No negative marking

Exam Duration Paper 1 – 1 Hour

Paper 2 – 2 Hour

Mode of Examination Online
Types of Question Multiple Choice Questions
Negative Marking No
No. of Questions Paper 1 – 50 question

Paper 2 – 100 question


Exam Date 2nd December to 16th December 2018

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As per the latest news, UGC NET 2019 will be held only one time in a year. Below you will find important dates and exam events for UGC NET 2019 exam:


UGC NET 2019 Exam Dates

Exam Event Important Date
UGC NET 2019 Registration starts 1st September 2018
Application Fee Submission Deadline 30th September 2018
Opening of Application Form Correction Window October 2018
Download like for Admit Card 1st week of November 2018
Scheduled Date for UGC NET 2019 2nd December to 16th December 2018
Release of Answer Key January 2019
Publishing of UGC NET 2019 Result Last week of January 2019


UGC NET 2019 Application Form

UGC NET 2019 registration will conduct only through online mode. Application form submission will start from 1st September 2018 and will end on 30th September 2018. Candidate will have 30 days to fill their application form and apply for the UGC NET 2019 exam. Following we have given few important points regarding UGC NET application form 2019:

Before applying for UGC NET 2019 exam, the candidates need to fulfill all the below-given eligibility criteria.

If the candidate is eligible, they can apply for UGC NET exam through online mode from 1st to 30th September 2018.

In the registration process, the candidate needs to provide all correct information like personal data and academics details

The candidate also needs to scan and upload the required documentation to apply for UGC NET exam.

How to apply for UGC NET 2019?

Below we have given steps to download UGC NET 2019 hall ticket:

Step 1 – The candidate needs to register through the official website of UGC NET 2019 exam. For starting the online registration process, the candidate needs to provide their name, email id, and active mobile number.

Step 2 – If you receive application no. and password on your inbox, it means the Step 1 is successfully done. In step 2, the candidates need to re-login to the website and start filling their personal and academic details.

Step 3 – In this step candidate needs to upload the scanned copy of their passport-size photo and their signature. Passport-size image dimension should be 3.5cm X 4.5cm and file size: 4KB – 40KB. Signature image dimensions should be 1.5cm X 3.5cm  and file size: 1KB – 30KB.

Step 4 – Cross-check all the filled information to avoid any type of mistakes. If all is fine, then submit the form and make the payment of application fees through online or offline payment.

UGC NET Application Fees

Application fees for  NTA UGC NET 2019 exam could be paid through online and offline mode.

Online Mode of Payment: Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards.

Offline Mode of Payment: E-challan at Syndicate/ ICICI/ Canara Bank branch

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 1000/-
OBC-NCL Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 250/-


UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for UGC NET 2019 is structured by the National Test Agency. The complete check list to apply for NET 2019 exam is given below:

Age Criteria:

For Assistance Professor – No upper age limit has been determined.

For Junior Research Fellowship – Maximum age limit is 28 years of age as on November 1, 2019.

Age Relaxation – 5 years of age relaxation is given to reserved category (OBC/SC/ST/PWD) and Female Candidates. Candidates with LLM degree as well as candidates having research experience also has 5 years of age relaxation for Junior Research Fellowship.

Academic Qualification:

Qualifying Exam: Candidate must hold a Master degree in any of the following field i.e. Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Electronic Sciences, Computer Science, and Applications.

Marks Required: For the general candidate, 55% is the aggregate marks in above qualifying exam. For reserve category candidate, 50% is the aggregate marks.

Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in their final semester of the Master’s degree can also apply for UGC NET 2019.


UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

As per the latest notification, CBSE Board has been replaced by NTA (National Test Agency). The exam pattern for UGC NET 2019 has been determined by NTA Board. According to the latest pattern, UGC NET will have 2 papers. UGC NET Paper 1 for language skills, reasoning ability, and general awareness. UGC NET Paper 2 for subject-related questions. Below we have given key point regarding UGC NET 2019 exam pattern:

Exam Mode: The UGC NET 2019 exam will be conducted through online mode.

Type of Questions: 120 Objective type questions will be asked in 2 sessions, each carrying 2 marks.

Exam Language: Hindi or English.

Marking Scheme: Each question will carry 2 marks. UGC NET 2019 has No negative marking.

Paper Marks No. of Questions Duration of Exam
Paper I 100 50 1 hr
Paper II 200 100 2 hr


UGC NET 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for UGC NET 2019 will be issued by National Test Agency in the 1st week of November 2018. Only registered candidates can download the admit card through the official website. Please note, admit card is mandatory in the examination hall. Without hall ticket, the candidate won’t be allowed to appear for the exam.

UGC NET 2019 Hall Ticket will consist of details like candidates name, exam center, exam date, and subjects. The candidate also needs to bring an acceptable Photo Identity Card from any one of the following i.e. Passport, Driving license, College/Institute Identity Card, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters Id Card, etc.

How to download UGC NET 2019 Admit Card?

Step 1 – The candidate needs to visit the official website of UGC NET or NTA and log in through their application no., email id, and password.

Step 2 – After the login is successful, the Admit Card window will be displayed on the computer screen. There you have to click “Download Admit Card” link.

Step 3 – Once the admit card is downloaded, the candidate needs to verify all the details mentioned in the admit card. In case of any error, they need to contact the official board.

We would request every candidate to take print out of NTA UGC NET 2019 admit card for future reference.


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