UGC NET 2018
Updated on Jan 5, 2019 - 11:18 p.m. IST by Team Careers360

UGC NET 2018 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared UGC NET result for December session on January 5, 2019. The result has been announced five days earlier the scheduled date of its release which was January 10, 2019. Along with UGC NET result, NTA has also released the subject-wise and category-wise cutoff marks. According to the official notification, as many as 44001 candidates have qualified for Assistant Professorship while 3883 have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professorship. A total of 956837 candidates had registered for the exam, out of which 681930 candidates  qualified both the papers. To check UGC NET 2018 result, candidates will have to login with their application number, date of birth and security pin. As per UGC policy, 6% of candidates who appeared in both the papers and obtained the minimum qualifying marks are declared NET qualified. Certificates will be issued to the qualified candidates by UGC. 

Earlier on December 29, 2018, NTA had released the answer key. UGC NET Dec 2018 was conducted from December 18 to 22, in online mode across 235 cities throughout the country. UGC NET or University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test is 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.

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UGC NET 2018 – Overview

UGC NET Full Form

University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA) for December 2018 session

Exam Level

National Level

Official Website




UGC NET Exam Date December session

December 18 to 22, 2018


Paper-I and Paper-II

What’s New? 

  • From December onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted UGC NET 2018 in computer-based mode.
  • UGC NET was 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

November 2018

UGC NET Admit Card 2018

November 19, 2018

UGC NET exam dates

December 18 to 22, 2018

Availability of UGC NET Question Papers 2018 & Response Sheet
December 25, 2018, to January 1, 2019
UGC NET Answer Key 2018December 29, 2018

Declaration of UGC NET 2018 result

January 5, 2019

UGC NET Answer Key 2018

NTA has released the answer key of UGC NET 2018 for December session on December 29. Candidates can also challenge the UGC NET answer key 2018 till January 1, 2019 (5 pm). They also need to pay an amount of Rs. 1000 per question in order to challenge the answer key. 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 is given in this article above on this page.

UGC NET Question Papers 2018

Question papers of UGC NET 2018 along with response sheets has been released on December 25. 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 Result 2018

NTA has declared the result of UGC NET 2018 December session on January 5, 2019. The link to UGC NET result 2018 is given on this page. The result of UGC NET 2018 includes the scorecard of the candidates. It will also reflect the cutoff score as per the different subjects and different categories. The cut off for JRF & Lectureship and for Lecturership only has been declared separately.

UGC NET Merit List 2018

Merit list of UGC NET 2018 has been 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 has been made on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates. Different merit lists has been prepared for those qualifying for JRF and those qualifying exam for Assistant Professor.

UGC NET Cut Off 2018

NTA has released 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.

UGC NET Mock Test 2018  

NTA started the mock test for 40 subjects. Candidates needed 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 was 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 Admit Card 2018

UGC NET admit card 2018 for December session was released from November 19. Candidates had to login with their application number and password generated at the time of application to download 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.

UGC NET Application Form 2018

Application form of UGC NET 2018 for December session was available from September 1 to 30, in online mode. Candidates needed to check the eligibility of UGC NET before filling the UGC NET Application Form 2018. The correction facility for UGC NET application form was activated October 8 to 14. Read the following details about the application form of UGC NET 2018.

Pre-requisites while applying for UGC NET 2018

  • Email ID

  • 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

  • Registration

  • Entering details in the application form

  • Uploading images of photograph and signatures in the prescribed size

  • Preview

  • Fee payment 

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- 


Email ID

Contact Number

Soumitra Bhattacharya

+91-97681 99217


+91-87677 09900


UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2018

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 Exam Centres 2018

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. The exam was conduced at 598 centres in 91 cities across the country. Candidates had 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.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018

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 Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of UGC NET 2018 includes the topics from where the questions in the exam will be asked in paper 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 85 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.

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 was 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 has announced UGC NET result 2018 for December session on January 5, 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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