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UGC NET 2019 (December): Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Other Details & FAQs


The National Eligibility Test (NET) is the minimum eligibility criterion for college and university level lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian students. The national-level entrance examination is held twice a year – June and December. Till recently, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) administered the exam once a year. From December 2018, the National Testing Agency conducts the exam. The UGC-NET 2019 exam for the December session will be conducted from 2nd to 6th December 2019 through Computer-Based mode.

UGC-NET June 2019 Latest Notification –

NTA has released the admit cards for the UGC NET 2019 December session exam on 10th November 2019. Candidates who have applied for the exam can download their admit cards using the application number and password. Further, the Agency had released a Public Notice (before the June session exam) for the updated ‘UGC-NET 2019 syllabus’. The updated syllabus has been furnished below (see the ‘Syllabus’ section). The same syllabus will be applicable for the December session exam.

National Eligibility Test (NET) 2019 Highlights

Exam Name UGC NET 2019
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Purpose To become Assistant Professor and award of Junior Research Fellowship
Year 2019
Frequency Twice (June & December)
Exam-level National level
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Official Website
Exam Date 2nd to 6th December 2019

UGC-NET 2019 (December) Important Dates

UGC-NET December 2019 Events UGC-NET December 2019 Dates (Announced)
Online Application Form Submission Begins 9th September 2019
Last date for Applying Online 9th October 2019
Last Date for Fee Submission 10th October 2019
Correction in Application Form 18th to 25th October 2019
Issuance of Admit Card 10th November 2019
UGC NET Exam Date 2nd to 6th December 2019
Answer Key Release Date To be announced later
UGC NET Result Date By 31st December 2019

UGC-NET 2020 (June) Important Dates

UGC-NET June 2020 Events UGC-NET June 2020 Dates
Online Application Form Submission Begins 16th March 2020
Last date for Applying Online 16th April 2020
Last Date for Fee Submission 17th April 2020
Correction in Application Form Last week of April 2020
Issuance of Admit Card 15 May 2020
UGC NET Exam Date 15th to 20th June 2020
Download UGC NET Question Paper and OMR Sheet June 2020
UGC NET December 2019 Answer Key June 2020
Challenge the answer key June 2020
Declaration of result By 5th July 2020

UGC-NET 2019 (December) Important Dates

UGC-NET 2019 Eligibility

Before going ahead with the NET application process 2019, interested candidates must check their eligibility and ensure they are eligible.

Nationality –

  • Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the examination

Educational Qualification –

  • Must have passed Master’s Degree or equivalent from any UGC recognised college/ university
  • Should have scored 55% marks in aggregate
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL/ PwD categories enjoy relaxation of 5%, i.e. 50% marks would work for them
  • Also, those who have qualified Masters by 19th September 1991 avail 5% marks relaxation
  • Those appearing in the final years of Masters are eligible to apply

Age Limit –

  • For Junior Research Fellow (JRF): Candidates must not be more than 30 years old
  • For Assistant Professor (AP): There is no upper age limit for the Assistant Professor post

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit –

Category Relaxation in Years
SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL/ PwD 5 years
Candidates with LL.M degree 3 years (in JRF exam)

 For complete eligibility criteria, click on the link.

UGC NET 2019 Application Process

The application process for the National Eligibility Test December 2019 had started on 9th September 2019 and continued till 9th October 2019. It was carried out on the official website of NTA NET ( Candidates were advised to be careful with the spellings of their names, parents’ names, addresses, etc. while filling the application form. Follow the below-

  • Go to the official website –
  • Click on the ‘UGC NET December Application Process 2019
  • A form will appear on the screen
  • Fill in the required details – your name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, email address, Aadhaar card number, etc.
  • Click on ‘Submit’
  • Note down the system-generated ‘registration number
  • Upload the scanned images of the passport-size photograph and signature
  • Make a payment of the application fee
  • After successful payment, download the application fee confirmation page and take a printout of the application form for further reference

Note: Take a printout of the acknowledgement page only after when you see the ‘Fee Status’ OK.

UGC NET Application Fee Structure 2019

The application fee structures for various categories of students are tabulated below –

Category of Students Application Fee
GENERAL Rs. 800/-
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer) Rs. 400/-
SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender Rs. 200/-

UGC NET 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The examination will be held in online mode. The UGC NET exam comprises of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper-I is of General nature including questions on teaching and research aptitude. It is common for all. Paper-II is subject-related. Candidates are advised to choose the subject (their PG subject) for the exam. Here are further details of UGC NET 2019 exam pattern.

Papers Number of Questions Marks Duration
I 50 questions (all compulsory) 100 3 Hours
II 100 questions (all compulsory) 200

The exam will be conducted in two shifts each day:

  • Shift-I – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Shift-II – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

There will be no break between Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates can check the complete examination schedule at the official website –

GET IT NOW – UGC NET 14 Years Previous Solved Papers + 6000 MCQ Combo


The UGC-NET 2019 syllabus has been updated w.e.f June 2019 exam. The UGC NET 2019 December exam will be conducted for 82 subjects. Candidates are advised to follow the official syllabus strictly.

The syllabus for UGC NET Paper-I is common for all the aspirants. Topics from teaching and research aptitude are covered in the first paper. Candidates can check out the complete syllabus for the second paper here – UGC NET Syllabus for All Subjects.

UGC NET 2019 Exam Subjects in PDF – Download Now

Subject Code Subject Hindi English
00 General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I) Download Download
01 Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics Download Download
02 Political Science Download Download
03 Philosophy Download Download
04 Psychology Download Download
05 Sociology Download Download
06 History Download Download
07 Anthropology Download Download
08 Commerce Download Download
09 Education Download Download
10 Social Work Download Download
11 Defence and Strategic Studies Download Download
12 Home Science Download Download
14 Public Administration Download Download
15 Population Studies Download Download
16 Music Download Download
17 Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) Download Download
18 Maithili Download Download
19 Bengali Download Download
20 Hindi Download
21 Kannada Download Download
22 Malayalam Download Download
23 Oriya Download Download
24 Punjabi Download Download
25 Sanskrit Download Download
26 Tamil Download Download
27 Telugu Download Download
28 Urdu Download Download
29 Arabic Download Download
30 English Download Download
31 Linguistics Download Download
32 Chinese Download Download
33 Dogri Download Download
34 Nepali Download Download
35 Manipuri Download Download
36 Assamese Download Download
37 Gujarati Download Download
38 Marathi Download Download
39 French (French Version) Download Download
40 Spanish Download Download
41 Russian Download Download
42 Persian Download Download
43 Rajasthani Download Download
44 German Download Download
45 Japanese Download Download
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education Download Download
47 Physical Education Download Download
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies Download Download
50 Indian Culture Download Download
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management Download Download
58 Law Download Download
59 Library and Information Science Download Download
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies Download Download
62 Comparative Study of Religions Download Download
63 Mass Communication and Journalism Download Download
65 Performing Art – Dance/ Drama/ Theatre Download Download
66 Museology & Conservation Download Download
67 Archaeology Download Download
68 Criminology Download Download
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature Download Download
71 Folk Literature Download Download
72 Comparative Literature Download Download
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) Download
74 Women Studies Download Download
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) Download Download
80 Geography Download Download
81 Social Medicine & Community Health Download Download
82 Forensic Science Download Download
83 Pali Download Download
84 Kashmiri Download Download
85 Konkani Download Download
87 Computer Science and Applications Download Download
88 Electronic Science Download
89 Environmental Sciences Download
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 Download Download
91 Prakrit Download Download
92 Human Rights and Duties Download Download
93 Tourism Administration and Management Download Download
94 Bodo Download
95 Santali Download
100 Yoga Download Download
101 Sindhi Download Download

Other Details

UGC-NET Admit Card 2019 (December) –

The admit card for NET December 2019 session has been issued on 10th November. Candidates will be able to download the hall tickets from the official website.

  • Go to the official website of NTA –
  • Select the admit card link on the Homepage
  • Log-in with your application number and password
  • It is there on the screen
  • Download the admit card
  • Take a print of it for your further use

Note: Candidates should bear in mind that they need to bring the admit card to the examination centre with a photo identity card, such as aadhaar card, passport, pan card, voters id card, driving license, etc. The NTA UGC NET hall ticket 2019 will contain the name of the candidate, father’s name, mother’s name, coordinating institution, roll number, email id, subject name, exam date and time, venue details, candidates’ passport size photo and useful instructions.

NTA UGC-NET Process 2019 –

The selection of candidates will depend on the following factors:

  • Number of slots for a particular category
  • Number of candidates belonging to that particular category
  • Total number of qualified candidates
  • Preference of the candidates (JRF or Lectureship)

UGC NET Answer Key 2019 –

Soon after the examination is over, NTA will release the UGC NET answer key 2019 on its official website within a week. Candidates will be given an option to challenge the provisional answer key on payment of Rs 1000/- per question. NTA’s decision on the challenges made will be final. A revised/ final NTA UGC NET answer key will be released after considering the challenges. The result will be declared on the basis of the final answer key.

Please Note that no request in respect of answer key will be entertained after the declaration of NTA UGC NET result.

UGC NET December 2018 Answer Key

Click the link ( for accessing the UGC NET June 2019 final answer key. Candidates can download the answer key for their references.

UGC NET Cut-off 2019 –

The UGC NET Cut-off will be released by the National Testing Agency on the official website. Separate cut-off lists are released for the JRF & Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor posts. The subject-wise and category-wise cut-offs will be available in the PDF file. As per the official notification, the minimum marks to be obtained for becoming eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor are –

Category Minimum Marks to be obtained (in %) in both Paper I and Paper II (aggregate %)
General 40%
OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender 35%

The official notification states the procedure and criteria for determining the result/ cut-off.

NTA UGC-NET 2019 Result –

The National Testing Agency will declare the UGC-NET result 2019 (December session) by 31st December 2019. It will be accessed on the official website of NTA NET. NET aspirants must provide application number and password to log-in.

UGC NET 2019 June Result –

The UGC NET Result for June 2019 session is available on the official of the NTA NET. Candidates can check their result through the application number and password using the following steps:

  • Visit the official NTA Net website –
  • Click on the ‘UGC NET June 2019’ option under the ‘Important Links’
  • Click on ‘View Result – UGC NET June 2019’ link.
  • Provide your application number, password, and security pin to log-in.
  • Your result will appear on the screen; download and take a printout.

UGC will issue the eligibility certificate to candidates who have qualified the exam. The UGC NET merit list will also be uploaded on the official website soon for different categories and subjects.

UGC NET Preparation Tips 2019 –

UGG NET is one of the most competitive exams. So, candidates need to have the best preparation to crack it. Studying randomly will serve no purpose to them. There are some tips for their preparation:

  • Familiarize yourself with the syllabus of your subject
  • Refer to books of renowned authors
  • Lay more focus on important topics
  • Make notes for everyday study and revision
  • Teach someone to become clearer with your notes
  • Update yourself regularly with the current affairs
  • Revise whatever you study on a regular basis
  • Solve previous year papers and online test series
  • Always stay positive and optimistic


UGC NET 2019 Books for Preparation

Picking up a good book for your exam’s preparation is essential. A good book helps you in keeping in-line with the syllabus by eliminating the unnecessary topics. It also helps in understanding the complex topics in simple language. Another plus point of a good book is that it includes questions after every topic which helps in self-analysis. We have come up with a list of such preparation books which will help you in getting through the UGC NET exam. Scroll down for the same.

UGC-NET Teaching and Research Aptitude: Previous Years Papers and Test Papers (Solved) Click Here
UGC-NET: Computer Sciences & Applications (Paper I, II & III) Previous Years Papers (Solved) Click Here
Trueman’s UGC NET Computer Science Paperback – 1 Jan 2018 Click Here
UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude Paperback – 2017 Click Here
NTA UGC NET/ SET/ JRF – Paper-1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson Paperback – 1 Sep 2018 Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will the registration process for the UGC NET December exam 2019 begin?

A: The registration process for UGC NET December 2019 had started on 9th September 2019

Q: When will be the admit card issued for the UGC NET June 2019 exam?

A: It has been issued on 10th November 2019.

Q: When will the UGC NET June Written Exam 2019 be held?

A: The exam will be conducted from 2nd to 6th December 2019.

Q: How many papers will be there in the exam?

A: There will be two papers. Paper-I will be related to general aptitude questions and the other paper will be related to the subject chosen by candidates.

Q: What is the selection process of candidates in the NTA UGC NET exam?

A: The selection of candidates depends upon their performance in both the papers, a total number of qualified candidates, total number candidates belonging to a particular category, preference of the candidate and total slots available.

Q: I have passed Masters in Arts with 52 per cent marks. Am I eligible for the UGC NET exam?

A: As per the official eligibility criteria, candidates belonging to an unreserved category should have passed Master’s degree with minimum 55% marks and those belonging to the reserved category should have scored minimum 50% marks. If you fall in the reserved category, you are eligible for the exam.

Q: What is the upper age limit for the NET examination?

A: There is no upper age limit for the posts of Assistant Professor. However, candidates can apply for the award of JRF only until 30 years of age.

Q: What is the maximum number of attempts for the exam?

A:  For the post of assistant professor, there is no limit on maximum attempts as there is no upper age limit. And, for JRF, candidates can apply till the age of 30.

Q: Is there any provision of negative marking in the exam?

A: No.

Q: Is there any change in the number of questions in the UGC NET exam?

A: The UGC NET exam comprises of two papers with 50 questions in Paper-I and 100 questions in Paper-II


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  1. When will upload official NTA net exam ans key

    1. When will upload official NTA net exam ans key
      There is no official date for release of NTA NET answer key. However, it will release before 10th January 2019.

  2. I forgot my password for sign in, and tried to reset it with the link provided in the site, but I was unable to reset it. Confirmation code was sent to my phone but it is displayed that session time out. What should I do

    1. All you need to do is make the process quick. Complete the process in one go. As soon as you receive the confirmation code, enter it in the space provided. If you are not receiving the code quickly, click on the resend option. Try recovering your password again.

  3. Dear sir/Madam,
    The UGC NET EXAM how many time conducted in year.

    1. Hello Vinayak,

      In the year 2018, the exam was conducted twice – in July and in December. However, there is no official announcement on 2019 exam schedule. As soon as NTA makes any announcement for the same, it will be updated here. So stay in touch.

  4. How can i get the answer key of Dec 2018 net exam. I couldn’t download it before 1st June and now it is not available.

    1. You cannot download the answer key now. It was available only till 1st January 2019.

  5. My percentile score is more than 35% and more than cut off% for commerce under OBC category. But result is not qualified for JRF or Assistant professor .

    1. The cut-off for Dec 2018 session will release soon. And, this might be because of the qualifying criteria which is only top 6% of the candidates who have appeared for the exam will be declared qualified.

  6. I cleared UGC net 2018 December session. can i apply for June session for JRf. suppose if i failed in June session , the December session are valid or not?

    1. Yes, you can try for qualifying for JRF. Irrespective of the JRF result, you will remain NET qualified.

  7. kindly revert 1 best book for paper code 55.

  8. i have qualified the UGC NET exam dec 2018 but couldn’t download the e-certificate and mistake my date of birth in application form

  9. I have qualified the UGC NET Exam Dec 2018 but could not downlod the e-certificate .
    Please help me
    My application no-180520113015
    Roll no- DL0114556070

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