UGC NET 2019 Notification Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Results, Preparation, exam pattern

UGC NET 2019 Notification Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Results, Preparation, exam pattern

UGC NET 2019 Notification Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Results, Preparation

National Testing Agency

UGC NET 2019 Notification : On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals ‘only for Assistant Professor’ or ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian Universities and Colleges Till recently, the CBSE conducted the UGC NET 2019 in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities spread across the country. From Dec 2018 onwards, the UGC NET will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The award of ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both’ or ‘Eligibility for Assistant Professor only’ depends on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of UGC NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying for ‘Assistant Professor only’ are not to be considered for award of JRF. Additionally, candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.

UGC NET Eligibility

Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC (on the website: UGC NET 2019 ) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. 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 rounding off) in Master s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test. 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 Junior Research Fellowship/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 (persons with disability)) 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. Candidates belonging to the third gender in other words transgender would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. Junior Research Fellowship 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. The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the 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. Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects, may appear in a related subject.

Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree /diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (

UGC NET Syllabus

University Grant Commission- National Eligibility Test (UGC NET)- June 2019 Important Dates University Grant Commission- National Eligibility Test (UGC NET)- June 2019
Mode of examination: Computer-Based
Registration Dates : 1 - 30 March 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards : 15 May 2019
Date of examinations : 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 June 2019
Date of Announcing Results : By 9 July 2019

 NTA UGC NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern

From December 2018, It is a Computer-Based Test (CBT) consisting of two papers, i.e., Paper I and II conducted in two different sessions. Candidates are required to appear for both the papers in order to be eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor. There will be no negative marking and both the papers will consist of only objective type questions (MCQs).
Papers Number of Questions   Marks Duration
Paper I (General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude) 50 100 1 Hour
Paper II ( Various Subjects of Specialisation) 100 200 2 Hours
150 300 3 Hours

Paper I General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude consists of the following chapters-

Part   Sections (Objective Multiple Choice Questions) Questions Marks
I Teaching Aptitude 5 10
II Research Aptitude 5 10
III Reading Comprehension 5 10
IV Communication 5 10
V Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
VI Logical Reasoning 5 10
VII Data Interpretation 5 10
VIII Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
IX People & Environment 5 10
X Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10
Total 50 100

Paper-II will be based on the Various Subjects of Specialisation

Subject Code Paper-II Subjects
01 Economics/ Rural Economics/ Co-operation/ Demography/ Development Planning/ Development Studies/ Econometrics/ Applied Economics/ Development Economics/ Business Economics
02 Political Science
03 Philosophy
04 Psychology
05 Sociology
06 History
07 Anthropology
08 Commerce
09 Education
10 Social Work
11 Defense and Strategic Studies
12 Home Science
14 Public Administration
15 Population Studies Note: The candidates with Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/ Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject “Population Studies”
16 Music
17 Management (including Business Administration Management/ Marketing/ Marketing Management/ Industrial Relations and Personnel Management/  Personnel Management/ Financial Management/ Co-operative Management)
18 Maithili
19 Bengali
20 Hindi
21 Kannada
22 Malayalam
23 Oriya
24 Punjabi
25 Sanskrit
26 Tamil
27 Telugu
28 Urdu
29 Arabic
30 English
31 Linguistics
32 Chinese
33 Dogri
34 Nepali
35 Manipuri
36 Assamese
37 Gujarati
38 Marathi
39 French
40 Spanish
41 Russian
42 Persian
43 Rajasthani
44 German
45 Japanese
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education
47 Physical Education
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50 Indian Culture
55 Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management
58 Law
59 Library and Information Science
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62 Comparative Study of Religions
63 Mass Communication and Journalism
65 Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre
66 Museology & Conservation
67 Archaeology
68 Criminology
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71 Folk Literature
72 Comparative Literature
73 Sanskrit traditional subjects (including Jyotisha/ Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa/ Agama)
74 Women Studies Note: The candidates with Master’s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in the subject “Women Studies”
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art)
80 Geography
81 Social Medicine & Community Health
82 Forensic Science
83 Pali
84 Kashmiri
85 Konkani
87 Computer Science and Applications
88 Electronic Science
89 Environmental Sciences
90 Politics including International Relations/ International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies
91 Prakrit
92 Human Rights and Duties
93 Tourism Administration and Management
94 Bodo
95 Santali
96 Karnatic Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)
97 Rabindra Sangeet
98 Percussion Instrument
99 Drama/Theatre
100 Yoga
101 Sindhi

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Important Links-

UGC NET previous year Papers

UGC NET Result December 2018

UGC NET Online Registration

Official Notification for NET June 2019 Examination

UGC NET Notification 2019

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