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UGC NET E-Certificate 2018 – Steps to Download, Importance & Validity

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced the National Eligibility Test (NET) for determining the eligibility of post-graduate students for an appointment at the posts of Assistant Professor in the Indian Universities/colleges. The exam score is also considered for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). On behalf of UGC, the National Testing Agency will conduct the exam from December 2018 session. Till July 2018 session, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to conduct the UGC NET exam.

Candidates who qualify the UGC NET exam are awarded an e-certificate. The University Grants Commission issues the certificate to appreciate the successful candidates. This certificate is a proof that the candidates have qualified the NET exam. The certificate is made available on the UGC NET ONLINE website within 1 or 2 months after the exam. Earlier, the certificates were issued in 8 to 9 months. However, the HRD ministry has now started an e-portal to issue the certificate within a month of result declaration. The certificate contains the digital signature/seal of UGC and is completely genuine.


The certificate for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) remains valid for 3 years while the certificate for Lectureship has no validity limit.

Importance of UGC NET E-Certificate

The certificate is a guarantee of authenticity of your qualification. Add it to your resume while applying for a Junior Research Fellowship or Assistant Professor posts to win the confidence of the hiring authority.

Steps to download the UGC NET E-Certificate?

The UGC NET 2018 July session e-certificates are available on the official website. Candidates who have qualified the NET exam can download the e-certificate through the following steps:

  • Go to the official UGC NET ONLINE
  • Enter your UGC NET roll number, DOB, year of examination, session, and security key. ‘Submit’ the details.
  • The UGC NET e-certificate will appear, download and take a printout.

Having any problem in getting the UGC NET E-Certificate?

If you have qualified the UGC NET exam and couldn’t download the e-certificate, send a request letter to the following address:

The Head, NET Bureau, University Grants Commission,

South Campus, University of Delhi,

Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi 110021

The cover letter must include the following information:

  • UGC NET Roll number
  • Date of UGC NET exam

Documents to be attached with the request letter

Attach the attested copies of the following documents with the request letter:

  • Class X/High School/Matriculation certificate for DOB proof
  • Master’s degree mark sheets/certificates
  • Caste certificate
  • Physical disability certificate

Important Note: Certificates must be attested by a gazetted officer with his/her official stamp bearing name, designation, and official address.

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Updated: December 13, 2018 — 5:52 am

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