UGC National Eligibility Test or UGC NET 2019 is a national level entrance exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) every year. The purpose of the examination is to select Assistant Professors or award Junior Research Fellowship to qualified applicants in Indian colleges/universities. The official UGC NET 2019 notification is expected to be out in the last week of February 2019. In 2017, around 7 lakh students registered for CBSE UGC NET exam.
From 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency is expected to conduct UGC NET examination.
List of Contents
- Important Dates.
- Date of Examination.
- Mode of Answering.
- Medium of Examination.
- List of Accepted Subjects.
- Eligibility Criteria.
- How to Apply?
- Admit Card.
- Examination Pattern.
- Answer Key.
- Important Links.
Important Dates for UGC NET 2019
The dates for UGC NET to be held in 2019, are as follows:
|UGC NET 2019 Notification||4th week of February 2019|
|UGC NET Application Form Available||1st week of March 2019|
|Closing of application process||1st week of April 2019|
|UGC NET Admit Card 2019||3rd week of June 2019|
|UGC NET 2019 Exam Date||1st week of July 2019|
|UGC NET exam 2019 Answer Key||August 2019|
|UGC NET Result 2019||September – November 2019|
UGC NET 2019 Exam Date
UGC NET 2019 exam will be conducted during the 1st week of July 2019.
Mode of Answering
CBSE organized, UGC NET exam 2019 will be an offline (pen-paper) based test. Candidates have to mark the response in the OMR (optical mark reader) sheets. It will be an objective type exam (MCQs).
Medium of Examination
Candidates can choose either Hindi or English as the language of the question paper.
List of Acceptable Subjects
Candidates can download the list of accepted subjects for Paper II of UGC NET exam at https://cbsenet.nic.in/CMS/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=55&iii=Y.
UGC NET 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility for 2019 UGC NET has been described below
Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply.
Candidates must hold a master’s degree from a UGC recognized university/college bearing minimum 55% marks (50% for OBC/SC/ST/PWD) in the field for which they wish to apply.
Candidates who are in the final year of their Master’s program may also apply for the exam.
Candidates who have passed UGC CSIR JRF examination before 1990, or cleared SET (State Eligibility Test)[Such as Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test] before 1st June 2003, are exempted from appearing in UGC NET 2019.
Candidates who hold a foreign degree which is equivalent to the degree recognized by UGC are eligible to appear in UGC NET exam.
JRF: Candidates who are applying for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) must not be more than 30 years of age as on 1st July 2019. Upto 5 year relaxation is provided to women, and to the categories of SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/PwD/Transgender/Ex-armed force employee.
Also, 3 year relaxation is given to L.L.M graduates.
No upper age restriction has been set for the post of Assistant Professor.
UGC NET 2019 Application Form
Application portal for UGC NET 2019 are currently closed. It is expected to open in the 1st week of March 2019.
Candidates can only apply online for UGC NET 2019 on the official website.
More details will be uploaded soon.
UGC NET Admit Card 2019
UGC NET 2019 Admit Card will be available for download during the 3rd week of June 2019.
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019
Beginning from 2018, a new exam pattern has been proposed for UGC NET exam.
According to the new pattern, the test will now have only 02 papers (from the previous 03). Both of these papers are compulsory for final selection.
Paper 1 of UGC NET 2019 will be a one-hour long exam carrying a total of 100 marks.
There will be a total 50 questions with each carrying 02 marks.
This paper will test the candidate’s ability in the following:
- Reasoning ability,
- General awareness, and
- Divergent thinking.
UGC NET 2019 Paper 2 will be a two-hour long exam. The total marks for Paper 2 will be 200.
It will comprise of total 100 MCQs. It will cover the syllabus according to the respective field the candidate has chosen.
The paper-wise details are tabulated below:
|Paper||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1||50||100||1 Hour|
|Paper 2||100||200||2 Hours|
UGC NET 2019 Syllabus
Candidates can check the syllabus for various accepted UGC NET subjects at the UGC website.
UGC NET 2019 Answer Key
Post the UGC NET exam for the year 2019, an answer key will be released by CBSE. Candidates will be able to access the UGC NET 2019 answer key from the official website.
UGC NET Result 2019
UGC NET result 2019 will be published online during September – November 2019 on the official website of UGC NET.
|Application of Link||Link|
|Official Website of Conducting Body||https://cbsenet.nic.in/cms/public/home.aspx|
|Official Brochure||(To be updated)|