UGC NET 2018 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the notification of UGC NET 2018 December session. UGC NET 2018 for December session will be conducted between December 9 to 23, in online mode. The application form of UGC NET 2018 is available from September 1 to 30. Candidates can download the admit card of UGC NET 2018 from November 19 onwards, by entering their application number and date of birth in the login window. UGC NET result 2018 is scheduled to be released on January 10, 2019.UGC NET or University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test will be conducted by NTA to determine the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professor and awarding Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF). Qualifying UGC NET depends on the performance of candidates in two papers in aggregate. Candidates appearing for UGC NET 2018 exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for JRF.
As per the latest notification, National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET 2018 for December session in computer-based mode. UGC NET for December session will be held from December 9 to 23, 2018 in two shifts each day on Saturdays and Sundays. National Testing Agency (NTA) is an autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations of higher educational institutes.
UGC NET 2018 – Overview
UGC NET Full Form
University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test
National Testing Agency (NTA) for December 2018 session
UGC NET Exam Date December session
December 9 to 23, 2018
Paper-I and Paper-II
- From December onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET 2018 in computer-based mode.
- UGC NET is conducted for 2 papers (from 2018 onwards) in place of the 3 papers earlier.
- The schedule for December session has been released. Check important dates from the table below.
UGC NET Important Dates 2018
Given below are the important and exam dates of UGC NET 2018 as announced by NTA.
The application form for UGC NET 2018 for December Session
September 1, 2018
Last to fill application form of UGC NET 2018 for December Session
September 30, 2018
UGC NET Mock Test
UGC NET Admit Card 2018
November 19, 2018
UGC NET exam dates
December 9 to 23, 2018
Declaration of UGC NET 2018 result
January 10, 2019
Application form of UGC NET 2018 for December session will be available from September 1 to 30, in online mode. Candidates need to check the eligibility of UGC NET before filling the UGC NET Application Form 2018. Read the following details about application form of UGC NET 2018.
Pre-requisites while applying for UGC NET 2018
A photo ID
Images of passport size photograph and signature in the prescribed size.
Mode of online payment.
Stages of online application of UGC NET 2018
Entering details in the application form
Uploading images of photograph and signatures in the prescribed size
UGC NET application fee
For general category candidates – Rs. 800
For OBC (non-creamy layer) – Rs. 400
For SC/ST/PWD/Transgender – Rs. 200
For any query regarding the transaction, candidates can contact the following-
UGC NET 2018 eligibility criteria include requirements related to the age of the candidates, educational qualification, reservation, etc. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2018 before applying for the exam. Read more about UGC NET eligibility criteria 2018 below.
The eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2018 is majorly related to the following:
Educational Qualification Criteria of UGC NET 2018 - Candidates who have scored 55% marks in Masters degree or equivalent from a recognized university are eligible to apply. However, candidates belonging to reserved category will be given 5% relaxation.
Age Criteria of UGC NET 2018 - For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), candidates should not be more than 30 years of age as on December 1, 2018, while for Assistant Professor there is no upper age limit.
UGC NET admit card 2018 for December session will be released from November 19 onwards. Candidates can download the admit card till December 23. Candidates have to login with their application number and password generated at the time of application to access UGC NET admit card 2018. Without possessing the admit card of UGC NET, no candidate is allowed to enter the examination hall. It is advised that the candidates take more than one copy of the admit card to avoid any hassle. They must carry their admit card and photo IDs to exam centres at the time of examination. The UGC NET 2018 admit card contains important information about the candidate like their registration number, category, signature, exam centre, etc.
National Testing Agency (NTA) has released UGC NET exam centres 2018 for December session. The exam centres of UGC NET 2018 include the list of states and cities with centre codes where the test is being conducted. Candidates have to select 4 exam centres of UGC NET 2018 in order of their preference (where they want to take the test) while filling the application form. The candidates are allotted UGC NET exam centres 2018 based on the order in which the exam centre choices have been made and as per the availability of any centre.
As mentioned in the notification, the exam pattern of UGC NET 2018 has been changed. There are two papers instead of three. It is important that the candidates check the exam pattern of UGC NET 2018 to understand the essential details like mode of the examination, time duration, the language of the question papers, number of questions, patterns of Paper-I and II, etc.
Exam pattern of UGC NET 2018
The question papers of UGC NET will be bilingual (Hindi & English).
UGC NET 2018 will be conducted in computer-based mode.
Each question in both papers I and II will carry 2 marks. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. All questions in both papers I and II will be compulsory.
Paper-I will have 50 questions of objective nature. It will assess the candidates of their teaching ability and research aptitude. Paper-I will carry 100 marks.
UGC NET paper-II will have 100 questions based on the subjects chosen by the candidate. Paper-II will carry 200 marks.
UGC NET Mock Test 2018
NTA will start the mock test from November 2018. Candidates need to register on the NTA website and then appear for UGC NET mock test 2018 at the test practice centres closer to their location. The test will be conducted for the candidates to understand the process of computer-based test, get familiar with the type of questions, logging into the system and can experience the actual test.
UGC NET Syllabus 2018
The syllabus of UGC NET 2018 includes the topics from where the questions in the exam will be asked in papers I and II. Having the knowledge of the UGC NET syllabus 2018 in advance will help the candidates in effective preparation.
Click here to find the complete syllabus of UGC NET 2018.
Syllabus of UGC NET Paper-I
Questions of UGC NET paper-I will be based on reasoning ability, general awareness, comprehension and divergent thinking. Candidates must attempt all 50 questions compulsorily.
Syllabus of UGC NET Paper-II
Candidates can pick subjects from a list of around 100 subjects for paper-II. 100 questions will be asked from the subjects that the candidates choose. All questions will be mandatory. Economics, Psychology, Malayalam, German, Dance, Music, etc. are some of the subjects that applicants can choose from. The marking scheme of paper-II will be same as paper-I.
NTA will declare the result of UGC NET 2018 December session on January 10, 2019. The link to UGC NET result 2018 will be given on this page, once the result has been declared. The result of UGC NET 2018 includes the scorecard of the candidates. It will also reflect the cut off score as per the different subjects and different categories. The cut off for JRF & Lecturership and for Lecturership only has been declared separately.
NTA will release the answer key of UGC NET 2018 for December session after the conduct of the examination. Candidates can use the UGC NET answer key to make an estimation of their score. Candidates can check their answers against the answers given in the answer key of UGC NET 2018. The links of the answer key will be given in this article once it has been released.
UGC NET Question Papers 2018
Question papers of UGC NET 2018 will be released by NTA later. Practising UGC NET question papers and sample papers will help candidates inefficient preparations. Solving question papers of UGC NET will help aspirants to be more accurate while taking the exam, manage time and improve their problem-solving skills.
UGC NET Merit List 2018
Merit list of UGC NET 2018 will be published along with UGC NET result 2018. The UGC NET merit list includes roll numbers of candidates who have qualified for the eligibility of Assistant Professor and award of JRF. The merit list of UGC NET 2018 will be made on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates. Different merit lists will be prepared for those qualifying for JRF and those qualifying exam for Assistant Professor.
NTA will release UGC NET cut off 2018. Cut off of UGC NET 2018 is the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. The cut off is announced in two ways, one is the qualifying cut off and subject-wise cut off. As per UGC, general category candidates need to secure an aggregate of 40% and reserved category candidates need 35% aggregate marks in both the papers in order to qualify UGC NET 2018.
UGC NET 2018 – Pay Scale (as per 7th Pay Commission)
The pay scale of Assistant Professor has gone up with the 7th pay commission. The qualified candidates of UGC NET can apply for lecturership as Assistant Professors in universities and colleges recognized by UGC across India. While candidates qualifying UGC NET for JRF will get a monthly stipend to pursue PhD. Existing UGC pay scale for Assistant Professors before the 7th pay commission on entry level was around Rs. 47,000 and now it has been revised to be around Rs. 60,000. To check the pay scale of Assistant Professors prescribed by UGC – Click Here.
FAQs related to UGC NET 2018
Ques. What documents do I have to take to the exam centre of UGC NET 2018?
Ans. Candidates need to carry an ID along with their admit card to the exam centres of UGC NET 2018. Candidates are not permitted in the exam halls without the admit card and identity proof.
Ques. When can I apply for UGC NET 2018?
Ans. Application form of UGC NET 2018 December session will be available online from September 1 to 30, 2018.
Ques. What is the age criteria of UGC NET 2018?
Ans. Candidates applying for JRF must not be over 30 years of age as on January 1, 2018. there is no age limit for those applying for eligibility as Assistant Professors.
Ques. What is the educational qualification required to appear for UGC NET 2018?
Ans. General candidates need to have 55% marks in aggregate in their master's programme. Reserved category and special category candidates (SC/ST/PwDs/OBC non-creamy layer)need 50% marks in aggregate in their master's degree.
Ques. When is the result of UGC NET declared?
Ans. NTA will announce UGC NET result 2018 for December session on January 10, 2019.
Ques. What is the application fee of UGC NET 2018?
Ans. UGC NET application fee Rs. 800 for general category candidates, Rs. 400 for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates and Rs. 200 for SC/ST/PwDs.
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