UGC NET 2019 - NTA has released UGC NET 2019 exam dates for December session. Candidates will be able to apply for UGC NET 2019 December session from September 9 to October 9. The exam will be conducted from December 2 to 6, 2019. UGC NET 2019 admit card will be available from November 9. UGC NET result 2019 for December session will be declared on December 31. NTA has also released the exam dates of UGC NET 2020 that candidates can check from the tables provided below in the article. Previously, for June 2019 session 55701 candidates have qualified for Assistant Professor whereas 4756 candidates have qualified for JRF & Assistant Professor.
UGC NET Result and Cutoff Analysis Video
Candidates who qualify the exam will be considered UGC NET qualified. UGC NET is conducted for two papers - paper I and II in computer-based mode. UGC NET 2019 paper I will have 50 questions whereas paper II will have 100 questions. UGC NET online exam is conducted twice in a year to determine the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professors and awarding Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF).
Note: Last year, in July session as many as 55872 candidates had qualified the exam whereas in December session a total of 44001 candidates have qualified for Assistant Professor while 3883 have qualified for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
Name of exam
Exam conducting body
NTA (National Testing Agency)
Number of papers
Two (Paper I and Paper II)
Mode of exam
Candidates who wish to appear for UGC NET 2019 exam can check below the important dates related to notification, application form, admit card and UGC NET exam dates from the given table.
Important Dates Related to UGC NET 2019
UGC NET 2019 December Session
UGC NET 2020 June Session
UGC NET Application form
September 9, 2019
Last date to apply
October 9, 2019
UGC NET admit card
November 9, 2019
UGC NET Online exam
December 2 to 6, 2019
UGC NET question papers and response sheet
To be announced
UGC NET Answer Key
UGC NET Final Answer Key
UGC NET result
December 31, 2019
The application form UGC NET 2019 was released on March 1 in online mode. While filling the UGC NET application form 2019, candidates have to enter their personal details, educational details, upload scanned photograph, signature and pay the application fee. Candidates must go through the following steps in order to fill the application form of UGC NET 2019.
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
National Testing Agency prescribes the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2019. It is important for the candidates to check the UGC NET 2019 eligibility criteria in order to avoid any rejection at later stage. The eligibility criteria include requirements based on age and educational qualification.
Candidates with minimum of 55% marks in his/her master’s from a recognized university/institutions recognized by UGC can apply for UGC NET 2019, whereas candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST category are required to have at least 50% marks in their post-graduation in order to appear for the exam.
Candidates who wish to apply for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) must not be more that 30 years of age.
Also, candidates belonging to OBC, SC, and ST category are given upper age relaxation to apply for the exam. Check the table below to know the age relaxation given to the candidates.
Category-wise age limit
Candidates applying for Assistant Professor, there is no upper age limit.
The venues where the exam will be conducted are the exam centres of UGC NET 2019. NTA releases a list of exam centres for the exam along with the notification. Candidates have to select 4 exam centres of UGC NET 2019 in order of their preference (where they want to take the test) while filling the application form. Given below is a list of some of the states and cities where UGC NET exam centres 2019 will be located.
Exam Centres of UGC NET 2019
The exam pattern of UGC NET 2019 is prescribed by National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET 2019 exam pattern will have important information about the exam like nature of questions, marking scheme, mode of exam, time duration, etc. As per the exam pattern of UGC NET 2019, there will be two papers - paper I and II conducted for 100 and 200 marks respectively. No marks will be deducted for any wrong answer whereas each correct answer will be given 2 marks. It is important for the candidates to check the exam pattern before start preparing for the exam.
Number of questions
Total marks allotted
The syllabus of UGC NET 2019 includes the topics from where the questions will be asked in the exam will in paper I and II. By following UGC NET 2019 syllabus candidates can prepare well for both the papers. The syllabus for paper I will be based on reasoning ability, general awareness, comprehension and divergent thinking whereas in paper II candidates can select subjects from a list of around 85 subjects. Some of the subjects are Economics, Psychology, Malayalam, German, Dance, Music, etc.
NTA has released the UGC NET 2019 admit card in online mode for all the candidates who have successfully submitted the application form. Candidates can download the admit card by following these steps:
Click on the link UGC NET 2019 admit card above on this page
Entering the required login credentials - application number and password in the login window.
UGC NET 2019 admit card will appear on the screen
Download and take a printout of the UGC NET admit card 2019
UGC NET admit card has details related to exam centre address, name and roll number of the candidate, exam date and time, exam day instructions etc. Also, no hard copy of UGC NET admit card will be sent through the post. Along with UGC NET admit card 2019, candidates will have to carry any one of the identity proof (Passport, Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card) to the exam centre.
National Testing Agency (NTA) will declare the result of UGC NET December session on December 31, 2019. Candidates can check their result by entering application number and date of birth in the login window. UGC NET result 2019 contains name, roll number, candidate's name, mother's name, father's name, category, number of candidates appeared in the subject, applied for, marks obtained paper-wise, percentage of marks obtained and percentile score.
UGC NET cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidates have to score in order to to be eligible for Assistant Professorship and JRF. The authority releases two types of cutoff marks for UGC NET 2018 – qualifying and subject-wise cut off marks. The UGC NET qualifying cut off marks for General category is 40% in Paper I & II while the qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD/Transgender categories is 35% in Paper I & II. Candidates are also able to check overall UGC NET cutoff foe June session category-wise and state -wise. The important factors that are considered while deciding the cutoff of UGC NET are the availability of seats, number of applicants and difficulty level of the exam.
National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the provisional and final answer key for the exam. The answer key of UGC NET contains question IDs and correct answer IDs. The UGC NET 2019 final answer key will be published in pdf format. Candidates can compare their answers with that of UGC NET final answer key 2019 and check their probable scores. The result of UGC NET December session will be declared on December 31, 2019.
The question papers of UGC NET along with response sheets has been released by the exam conducting body on June 28, 2019. To download the question papers and response sheet, candidates need to login with their application number, password and security pin. 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.
Merit list of UGC NET 2019 will be released along with UGC NET result 2019. The UGC NET merit list includes roll numbers of candidates who have qualified for the eligibility of Assistant Professor and award of Junior Research Fellowship. The merit list of UGC NET 2019 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.
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