UGC NET 2018: December Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation


UGC NET December 2018 Admit Card will be released on 19th November 2018. National Testing Agency (NTA) holds the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC). UGC NET determines the eligibility of Indian candidates for Assistant Professor or for Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor both. Junior Research Fellowship awardees will be eligible to pursue research in their postgraduate subject from IITs or other national organizations. Such candidates are also eligible for the post of Assistant professor in Indian colleges/Universities. UGC NET exam is conducted two times in a year. UGC NET 2018 Mock Test is available. Aspirants can read this article further for getting information about UGC NET 2018 including admit card, exam pattern, dates, result etc.

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UGC NET December 2018 Notification – Admit Card on 19th Nov
UGC NET December 2018 Admit Card will be released on 19th November 2018. Check here for admit card details.
Notice has been released regarding exam date & shift for UGC NET December 2018. Click here to view notice.
UGC NET 2018 Mock Test is available for practice now. Click here to practice mock test.

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UGC NET 2018 Image & Signature Correction can be done till 30th October 2018. Check here for application form correction details.
Note: The photograph uploaded by the candidates without Name and Date are accepted. 
UGC NET 2018 registration for Computer Based Test practice centre (for mock test) has been started from 10th September 2018. Check here for registration details.
UGC NET December 2018 Exam Dates have been revised now. Check below for other dates.
UGC NET December 2018 examination will be conducted through online mode (computer based exam).
UGC NET 2018 Exam Date
UGC NET is held two time in a year through offline mode. Candidates can check official dates of UGC NET 2018 exam from here:
For December Session:


Releasing of official notification
31st August 2018

Application form release
1st September 2018

TPCs registration starts
10th September 2018

Last date to submit application
30th September 2018

Last to submit fee
1st October 2018

Application correction
8th – 14th October 2018

Admit card available
19th November 2018

Exam date
9th – 23rd December 2018

Answer key release
December 2018

Result declaration
10th January 2019

For July Session:


Issue of Detailed Notification
1st February 2018

Commencement of online application form
6th March 2018

Image correction start
23rd March 2018

Last date to submit the form
12th April 2018 (Extended)

Last date of fee submission
13th April 2018 (Extended)

Corrections in particulars of application form
25th April to 1st May 2018

Admit Card Availability
21st June 2018

Exam Date
8th July 2018

Availability of Answer Key
24th July 2018

Last date to submit objection
27th July 2018

Declaration of Result
4th August 2018

UGC NET Admit Card 2018
UGC NET 2018 admit card of December session will be uploaded on the website on 19th November 2018.
Candidates need to bring the admit card to the test centre in addition to a Photo-Identity Card.
An acceptable Photo Identity Card is any one of Passport, Driving license, College/Institute Identity Card, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters Id Card, etc.

UGC NET 2019
UGC NET (UGC National Eligibility Test) is a national level entrance test. This test is managed by the NTA board on behalf of UGC. It is organized for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges.
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018
Candidates can check the UGC NET 2018 exam pattern which tells about the number of questions, marking scheme, type of questions, duration of the exam and other details related to the exam.

Papers: The test will consist of two papers.
Exam Mode: Examination will be conducted in online (CBT) mode.
Number of Questions: Total 150 questions will be asked in NET which are divided into 2 papers. Paper-I will have 50 questions and Paper-II will have 100 questions. All questions are compulsory to attempt.
Type of Questions: All the papers will have objective type questions.
Subjects: The Paper-I consists of General Aptitude Questions and the Paper-II contains questions related to the subject selected by candidates.
Medium of Paper: Candidate can choose the paper medium either Hindi or English. Choice for paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form.
Exam Duration: Paper-1 will be of 1 hour while Paper-II will be of 2 hours.
Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will carry 2 marks.
Negative Marking: NTA is not following negative marking scheme in UGC NET.

Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Exam Duration (first shift)
Exam Duration (second shift)

50 questions (all compulsory)
1 hour (First shift: 09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. & 2nd shift: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
1 hour (02:00 A.M. to 03:00 A.M.)

100 questions (all compulsory)
2 hours (11:00   A.M. to 1:00 P.M. & 2nd shift: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
2 hours (03:30   A.M. to 05:30 P.M.)

Click here to check UGC NET last year question papers.
UGC NET 2018 Syllabus
The syllabus of National Eligibility Test (NET) is different for different subjects. The subjects included in NET is more than 100. Candidates should also prepare from the syllabus of their qualifying examination. Candidates must prepare as per the syllabus prescribed by the NTA.
How to Prepare for UGC NET
UGC NET is one of the competitive examinations that enables post graduate students to qualify for University level teaching jobs and also to seek admissions in PhD level programmes. To achieve good scores in NET, candidates can follow these preparation tips:

First of all, gather the complete syllabus as prescribed by NTA.
Candidates can take the reference of previous years question papers to know the exam pattern and important topics.
Purchase some good books that covers the whole syllabus.
Prepare the short notes and highlight the important topics.
Keep yourself updated with current affairs. Candidate should have complete knowledge about their concerned UGC NET Subject.
Time management is also important. Manage your time effectively for studies and for daily revision.
Last but not the least, be confident and positive.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)
Question: When will be application form released for UGC NET December 2018 examination?Answer: The application form has been released on 1st September 2018.jQuery(document).ready(function($){init_ui_toggle({‘sel’:’#ui-toggle-title-11′,’tsel’:’#ui-toogle-content-11′,’closed’:true,’duration’:500}); });
Question: Who will conduct the UGC NET December 2018 examination?Answer: National Testing Agency (NTA) will organize the NET December exam.jQuery(document).ready(function($){init_ui_toggle({‘sel’:’#ui-toggle-title-12′,’tsel’:’#ui-toogle-content-12′,’closed’:true,’duration’:500}); });
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Question: What is the age criteria for taking the UGC NET 2018?Answer: The maximum age limit is 30 years as on 1st January 2018 for Junior Research Fellowship. No age limit prescribed for the eligibility of assistant professor.jQuery(document).ready(function($){init_ui_toggle({‘sel’:’#ui-toggle-title-19′,’tsel’:’#ui-toogle-content-19′,’closed’:true,’duration’:500}); });
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UGC NET 2018 Answer Key
After the successful conduct of examination, the UGC NET answer key 2018 will be published. The answer key for December exam will be published in the month of December 2018.
Candidates also have the opportunity to challenge the OMR Sheet/answer key. For challenging each question, the authority will charge Rs. 1000/-. If the challenge is accepted, then the fee will be refunded.
UGC NET Result 2018
NTA will announce the UGC NET 2018 result through online mode (link will be given above).
Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and date of birth.
Result for December 2018 session will be declared on 10th January 2019. It will not be provided through offline mode.
UGC NET Cut-Off 2018
The minimum marks that a candidate need to be score in UGC NET to be considered for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor in paper-I, paper-II is given below:

Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained


40 marks (40%)
80 marks  (40%)

35 marks (35%)
70 marks  (35%)

Subject-wise and category-wise merit list will be drawn for those candidates who will meet the cut-off scores. Merit list will be prepared using the aggregate scores of candidates in all the two papers. Top 15% candidates will be declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only. Separate merit list for JRF will be prepared from amongst 15% UGC NET qualifiers.
UGC NET 2018 Application Correction
Candidates are able to make correction in the images as well as in filled data. Correction facility is ongoing. The correction can be done only through online mode. No changes/correction are allowed after the last date.
The application form correction has been started from 8th October 2018. Candidates can done correction till 14th October 2018. 
The candidates those have uploaded the photograph without date, time and white background, the same will be accepted by the NTA.
If there is any discrepancy found in the images, a message or mail will be sent to candidate’s registered mobile number and link will be provided to correct the images in their login.
The link for image or signature correction would remain active till 30th October 2018. Correction in these two fields can be made on or before this date only.
Discrepancies related with Photographs and Signature:
In case of these discrepancies in the photograph and in the signature, the application form may rejected.

Writing name in capital letters instead of signature in running handwriting
Drawing a line or fancy circle instead of a signature
Unclear or hazy photograph
Too dark or colourful background
Selfies with people or scenery in the background
Dark sun glasses or fancy glasses hiding face/eyes
Invisible signature due to poor scanning or very small size
Incorrect size or dimension e.g. Stamp size photo
Red-eyes due to improper flash
Focus not on face
Looking down or here and there, and not looking straight at the camera
Horizontal photograph & vertical signature

UGC NET December 2018 Application Form

Candidates wishing to apply for UGC NET 2018 have to fill the application form online only on the official website of UGC NET (link will be given above).
The application form for December session has been over.
No application will be accepted after the last date.
Aadhaar card is not necessary to apply for UGC NET 2018. Candidates can use any other government approved ID proof.
The application process consist of four steps viz. fill the application form, upload scanned photograph and signature, pay the examination fee and print confirmation page.
There is no need to send the printout of confirmation page.
NTA will also provide the correction facility in UGC NET application form 2018.

Application Fee:
The application fee of UGC NET 2018 varies category-wise. Application fee, once paid, is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances. Fee details are as follows:

Application Fee

Rs. 800/-

Rs. 400/-

Rs. 200/-

Mode of Payment:
Application fee is payable through credit/ debit card or through e-challan. Candidates submitting the fee through e-challan have to make the payment in cash to Syndicate/Canara/ICICI bank.
Eligibility Criteria
For every examination, there is a specific eligibility criteria that candidates have to fulfill, if they wish to apply for that examination. The conditions of eligibility  for UGC NET 2018 is given below:
Qualification Eligibility:

Qualifying Examination: Master’s or equivalent degree from Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC.
Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed in subjects like Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc.
Minimum Marks: The percentage of marks required in qualifying examination is 55% (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD categories).
Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Master’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
Relaxation: Relaxation of 5% marks in qualifying examination shall be given to Ph.D degree holders whose master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991.

Age Criteria:
For Junior Research Fellowship:

Age Limit: The maximum age limit is 30 years as on 1st December 2018.
Relaxation: 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to OBC-NCL, SC, ST, transgender and PwD category candidates. Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience. Candidates possessing LL.M. degree will be eligible for 3 years relaxation in age.
There is no age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

For Assistant Professor:

Age Limit: No prescribed upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Who are Exempted From Appearing UGC NET (For Assistant Professor)?

Ph.D Degree Holders: Candidates possessing the Ph.D degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment of Assistant Professor in Universities/institutions.
UGC/CSIR JRF Qualified Candidates: The qualified candidates of UGC/CSIR JRF examination are exempted from appearing the NET but the condition is that the examination must be passed prior to 1989.
States Eligibility Test (SET) Candidates: The qualified candidates of SET (held prior to 1st June 2002) are exempted from appearing in NET. These candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Professor anywhere in India. Those who have cleared the SET (1st june 2002 onwards) are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the Universities/colleges situated in the state of passing the SET.

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