What is UGC NET?
UGC NET Exam (National Eligibility Test) is conducted for selection of candidates for the qualification of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). From 2018 December onwards NTA (National Testing Agency) is conducting the examination on behalf of UGC (University Grants Commission). Earlier it was conducted by CBSE. In this article we are discussing about UGC NET exam details, eligibility etc.
UGC NET exam is conducting twice in a year. From December 2018 onwards the exam will be computer based test (CBT). This article contains details for UGC NET December 2018.
Important Dates for UGC NET
The following are the important dates for UGC NET December 2018. This will give you a tentative idea about exam and related dates.
Release of application form: 1st September 2018
Last date to submit application (Upto 11: 50 pm): 30th September 2018
Date for successful final transaction of fee (Upto 11.50 pm): 1st September 2018 to 1st October 2018
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only: 8th October 2018 to 14th October 2018
Printing of Admit Cards from NTA’s website: From 19th November 2018
Dates of Examination: Between 9th December 2018 (Sunday) to 23rd December 2018 (Sunday)
UGC NET Exam Fees
The fees for different categories excluding GST/Processing charges for December 2018 exam are given below. Candidate has to pay all the charges as applicable at time.
General: Rs. 800
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL): Rs. 400
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender: Rs. 200
UGC NET Exam Eligibility
(i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without roundingoff) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
(ii) Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ ST/PwD category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
(iii) Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject.
(iv) The Ph.D.degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e.from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
(i) JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 01.12.2018. A relaxation upto 5 years is providedto the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC, SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and towomen applicants.
(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.
How to Apply for UGC NET?
Application can only be submitted online at NTA’s website www.ntanet.nic.in . Check for the relevant details required for applying for the exam and submit the application form.
NTA has allocated many centres across the country for conducting UGC NET exam. The list will be available along with the brochure.
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Details given here is for informative purpose only. Please visit official site of NTA or UGC or see official notification for exact information.