UGC NET Application Form 2018
Sanjana Surbhi, 01 Sep 2018, #UGC NET

UGC NET Application Form 2018 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the application form of UGC NET on September 1 in online mode. The last date to fill UGC NET application from 2018 is September 30. NTA will be conducting the UGC NET 2018 examination from December 9 to 23, in online mode. As per a latest official announcement, Aadhaar Number is not mandatory to fill UGC NET application form 2018. Before filling the application form of UGC NET, candidates must make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authorities. The UGC NET application form 2018 involves five steps – registration, filling up of personal details, uploading of photograph and signature, payment of fee and printout. Candidates are advised to read all the instructions carefully while filling the application form in order to avoid any mistakes.


UGC NET Application Form 2018 Dates



Start date of online application

September 1, 2018

Last date of online application

September 30, 2018

Last date of fee payment

October 1, 2018

Modification/Correction in Application form of UGC NET 2018

October 8 to 14, 2018

Admit Card

November 19, 2018

Date of examination

December 9 to 23, 2018

The announcement of result

January 10, 2019


Documents required to fill the UGC NET Application Form 2018

Candidates must keep the following documents ready while filling the registration form of UGC NET 2018

  • Scanned Photograph

  • Scanned Signature

  • Bank details to pay the online application fee

  • Required marksheets

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Steps of UGC NET Application Form 2018

  • Online registration

  • Uploading scanned photograph and signature

  • Filling up of important details

  • Fee payment

  • Print out of the application form

Note: While filling the details in the application form, it is not mandatory for the candidates to give their Aadhaar number as their identification. They can also provide Ration Card number, Passport number, Bank Account number or any valid Government identity number. 

Step – I: Online registration

Candidates have to click on new registration to register for UGC NET 2018. They need to fill in the basic details – name, valid email ID and mobile number and date of birth. A registration number and password will be generated. Candidates must note down the registration number and password for future reference. Save all the details and proceed.

Step – II: Uploading scanned signature and photograph

After registration, candidates need to upload their signature and passport size photograph by clicking in the upload button. The photograph must be a recent one clicked on or after September 1, 2019 indicating the name of the candidate and date of clicking of photograph clearly. While uploading, candidates must follow the given specifications,

Instructions for uploading signature

  • The signature must be in JPG format

  • The size should be between 4kb to 30kb

Instructions for uploading photograph

  • The size of the photograph should be between 10kb to 200kb

  • The photograph must be in JPG format

Step – III: Filling up of other details

Candidates have to fill all the required details like age, educational details, address and they will be given an option to select the date of examination from the given dates (December 9 to 23). Before proceeding to the next step, candidates are advised to check all the spellings and details entered in the UGC NET application form 2018. Once the form has been submitted no changes can be made later.

Step – IV: Fee payment

To complete the application process, candidates have to pay the application fee of UGC NET 2018 in online mode. The payment can be made by using SBI_MOPS (Credit Card/Debit Card or through e-challan)


UGC NET Application Fees 2018


Application Fee


Rs. 800

OBC (Non-Creamy layer)

Rs. 400


Rs. 200

Step – V: Printout of the application form

After completion and final submission of the application form of UGC NET 2018, candidates must save and take atleast 4 printouts of the application form confirmation page. They do not need to send the printout of the UGC NET 2018 application form to the authorities.

UGC NET 2018 Application Form – Important Points

  • Candidates must fulfil the UGC NET eligibility criteria 2018 prescribed by National Testing Agency.

  • Candidates must keep a hard copy of UGC NET December session 2018 application form and it must be kept safely for future references.

  • All the incomplete application form of UGC NET 2018 will be rejected. And also, application form submitted in any other format will not be accepted.

  • Candidates must not carry any electronic device in the exam hall.

  • Candidates must ensure that all the details such as name, father’s name, date of birth must be correct and same as in class 10th certificate.

FAQs related to UGC NET Application Form 2018

Q. What modes of fee payment will be accepted for UGC NET 2018?

Ans. You can pay online via Debit Cards (such as RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards or through e-challan.

Q. What are the specifications that are needed to upload photographs?

Ans. The specifications to upload photograph are:

  • The size of the photograph should be between 10kb to 200kb

  • The photograph must be in JPG format 

Q. How should I check the status of my UGC NET 2018 registration?

Ans. You must copy down the registration number and the password of the UGC NET 2018 and check the registration status through the official site by filling up the registration number and password.

Q. Do I have to send the application form of UGC NET to the exam conducting authorities?

Ans. You are not supposed to send the filled-in application form anywhere. But you must download and keep the printout of the application form with you for future reference.

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