Everything You Need To Know About UGC NET 2019
The University Grant Commission (UGC), the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the test for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges. It aims to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in teaching professions and research. Currently, UGC NET 2019 notification is released and the exam is scheduled in the month of June 2019. Here in this blog, we have provided complete information on UGC NET 2019 Exam which includes the following details:
- Official Notification
- Exam Date
- Eligibility Criteria
- Application Form
- Exam Pattern
- Selection Process
- Admit Card
- Answer Key
UGC NET 2019 Official Notification
The National Testing Agency has released the official notification for UGC NET 2019 Exam. Check out the below PDF to know about the notification announced by NTA.
Important Exam Dates for UGC NET 2019
Here is the table below comprising the important dates for UGC NET exam. These are dates are tentative and may change. We will keep updating if any changes are notified.
|Opening Date of UGC NET Online Application||March 1, 2019|
|Last Date of UGC NET Application Form||March 30, 2019|
|UGC NET Admit Card Download||May 15, 2019|
|UGC NET Exam Date 2019||June 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2019|
|UGC NET Result Date||July 09, 2019|
Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET 2019
1. Educational Qualifications
|General||At least 55% marks in Master’s degree or equivalent in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science|
|SC/ST/OBC||At least 50% in Master’s degree or equivalent in education domains mentioned for general category|
|Candidates holding Doctorate Degree||An additional 5% marks relaxation for candidates who completed the PG program by 19th September 1991|
2. Age limit (Dec 01, 2019)
|Profile||Upper Age Limit|
Women/ Army candidates
|Candidates holding L.L.M. Degree|
|JRF||30 years||35 years||33 years|
|Assistant Professor||No upper Age Limit|
UGC NET 2019 Application Form
Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for UGC NET 2019. Candidates can click on the below link to apply for the exam. Once the application form is released, the link will be activated. It is suggested for candidates to follow the steps to fill the online application form.
Steps to Fill online Application Form
Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC NET and register yourself.
Step 2: After successful registration, you will receive an Application Number. Make sure you note the number carefully.
Step 3: Next, log in using the assigned details to proceed with the application process.
Step 4: Upload scanned copies of your passport size photograph and signature in prescribed file size, dimensions, and file format (preferably JPG/JPEG format).
Step 5: Next you will be redirected to the payment gateway. Pay the requisite application fee through online or offline mode.
Step 6: After a successful payment, you will receive a confirmation message to your registered email address and mobile number.
Step 7: Take printouts of the confirmation page and keep it secured for future reference.
UGC NET 2019 Exam Pattern
The National Eligibility Test is a computer-based examination and consists of two papers. Both the papers are qualifying in nature and take place on the same day. No marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. Check out the below table to know about the exam pattern for UGC NET 2019 Exam.
|Paper Type||No. of Questions||Marks||Marking Scheme||Total Time|
|50||100||+2 Marks for each correct response|
(No negative marking for incorrect answers)
(Based on core subject)
UGC NET 2019 Syllabus
The syllabus for the examination is as tabulated below. Go through the table to know the syllabus in detail.
|Information and Communication Technology (ICT)|
|People and Environment|
|Higher Education System: Governance, Policy, and Administration|
Best Books for UGC NET 2019 Preparation
Below is the table comprising of different type of books necessary for good preparation and scoring more in the exam. Check them out and start your preparation now.
|Type||Get UGC NET Books Here|
|Study Materials||Click Here|
|Question Bank||Click Here|
|Previous year Question Papers||Click Here|
|Sample Papers||Click Here|
|Mock Test Series||Click Here|
UGC NET 2019 Selection Process
As per the norms of the commission, only 6% of candidates have shortlisted until now out of the total number of candidates appeared in both the papers of NET. Check out the criteria of the UGC NET selection below:
Minimum Qualifying Marks (Qualifying Aggregate Score)
|Unreserved Category Candidates||40% marks|
UGC NET 2019 Cutoff marks
Below is the table comprising of cutoff marks for each subject under each category. The cutoff is separately mentioned for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship. Go through the table in order to prepare well.
UGC NET 2019 Admit Card
Usually, the admit card for UGC NET is issued three to four weeks before the date of the exam. The direct link below to the admit card login window will get activated once the admit card is released. Hall ticket/Admit card contains important details such as Registration Number, Applicant’s Name, Photograph, Venue details, etc. You must possess all the important documents, including UGC NET Hall Ticket 2019, proof of identity, and a passport size photograph at the time of reporting to the exam hall.
UGC NET 2019 Answer Key
After the completion of the exam, the board will release the answer key on the official website. Candidates can check the answer key and know their actual marks. The link below will be activated once the answer key is released.
Results of UGC NET 2019
Candidates who have successfully scored equal to or more than minimum qualifying marks are shortlisted for the applied posts. NTA will be issuing the NET 2019 result on its official website. Candidates can click on the below link to check their results. The link will be activated once the results are announced.
We hope candidates have received complete information regarding the exam. We will keep updating all the latest notifications. In the meantime, candidates can start preparing with a huge collection of UGC NET Preparation Books.