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UGC NET 2018 Notification (Dec) Dates, Eligibility, Application form

UGC NET 2018 Exam Overview


  • Conducted by: NTA (Role of NTA is only upto the conduct of NET Examination and declaration of result)
  • E-certificates of Qualified Candidates issued by: UGC-NET Bureau
  • UGC NET 2018 December will be conducted by NTA on 02nd December, 2018 and 16th December 2018
  • UGC-NET Notification available from 1st September 2018 and online application form submission starts from 30th September, 2018



UGC NET December 2018 UGC NET 2018 will be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) on behalf of the University Grants Commission in December 2018

The NTA will be conducting the next UGC NET for 'only Assistant Professor' or for 'both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor' between 09th to 23rd December 2018.Interested candidates can read this notification for more information associated with the UGC NET 2018 regarding its application form, registration process, exam pattern, important dates etc. are given below.



UGC NET 2018 December Exam is conducted for the posts of Junior Research Fellowship or eligibility for Assistant Professor or both in Indian University.




UGC NET 2018 Dates (December)

    • Online Submission of Application Form (Upto 11.50 pm): 01st Sept. to 30th September 2018
    • Date for Successful Final Transaction of Fee (Upto 11.50 pm): 01st Sept.to 01st October 2018
    • Through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking upto 11.50 pm through E-challan upto bank hours upto01st October 2018
    • Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only 08th to 14th October 2018
    • Printing of Admit Cards from NTA’s Website from 19th November 2018
    • Dates of Exam(Exact Date/Shift of Examshall be made available by 21st October2018 on NTA’swebsite): Between 09th December 2018 (Sunday) to23rd December 2018 (Sunday)

    Timing of Exam

    • First Shift: 09.30 am to 01.00 pm
    • Second Shift: 02.00 pm to 05.30 pm
    • Centre, Date, Shift and UGC-NET (Subject) Exam: As indicated on Admit Card
    • Declaration of Result on NTA’s WebsiteBy 10thJanuary2019

    Fee Payable by Candidates


    • General - Rs.800/-
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL) - Rs.400/-
    • SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender - Rs.200/-
    • GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable




    UGC NET December 2018 Eligibility Criteria   

    • The complete eligibility criteria for JRF and Assistant professor programmes is given below:

    Age Criteria

    For JRF:

    • Not more than 30 years as on 01st December 2018. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on Website www.ncbc.nic.in) SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority.
    • Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing LLM Degree
    • A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

    For Assistant Professor:

    • There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

    Educational Qualification

    • The candidates applying for UGC NET Dec. 2018 should have qualified the Master’s degree or equivalent in listed subjects scoring 55% from any state or central recognized university (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science andApplications, Electronic Science etc.are eligible for this Test
    • The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belongingto non-creamy layer/SC/ST/persons with disability(PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without roundingoff) in Master’s degree or equivalent exam are eligible for this Test
    • Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidateswho have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) exam andwhose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying exams have beendelayed may also apply for this test.
    • However, such candidates will be admittedprovisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for AssistantProfessor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examwith at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ST/PwD category candidates)
    • Such candidates must complete their Masters degree orequivalent exam within two years from the date of NET result with requiredpercentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified
    • Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the samerelaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) asare available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category shouldbe the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the correspondingsubject
    • he PhDdegree holders whose Master’s level examhave been completed by19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible fora 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. Thecandidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjectsattached as Annexure-III, 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 ofIndian Universities (AIU), NewDelhi (www.aiu.ac.in)

    Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

      • NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment andappointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard,exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendmentsnotified in the Gazette of India from time to time
      • The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are alsoexempted from appearing in NET
      • For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET)accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exemptedfrom appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere inIndia. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible toapply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in theState from where they have cleared their SET.

    Scheme and Exam Schedule

    • The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 02nd December 2018 and 16th December 2018 in two separate sessions as under:


    • First (Paper-I): 100 Marks (50 out of which 50 questions all are compulsory) [Duration: 1 Hours (09.30 AM to 10.30 AM, IST)]
    • Second (Paper-II): 200 Marks (100 questions all are compulsory) [Duration: 2 Hours (11.00 AM to 01.00 PM, IST)]
    • Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate
    • Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper-III (including all electives, without options).
    • Candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I & Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.
    • Detailed instructions for filling up the OMR sheet are given on page 16 and 17. It may be noted that these instructions to candidates will not be sent to any of the candidate by post.



    Subject & Syllabus of Test

    All questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus of earlier Paper - II & Paper-III (including all electives, without options) Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC website. The list of NET subjects along with their respective codes is as given below: (01) Economics; (02) Political Science; (03) Philosophy; (04) Psychology; (05 Sociology; (06 History; (07) Anthropology; (08) Commerce; (09 Education; (10) Social Work; (11) Defence and Strategic Studies; (12) Home Science; (14) Public Administration; (15) Population Studies*; (16) Hindustani Music (Vocal/Instrumental); (17) Management; (18) Maithili; (19) Bengali; (20) Hindi; (21) Kannada; (22) Malayalam; (23) Odia; (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) Dance; (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/SidhantaJyotisha/NavyaVyakarna/ yakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/TulanatmakaDarsana / Shukla Yajurveda/Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta); (74) Women Studies ; (79) Visual Art (including Drawing&Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applies 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) International and Area Studies; (91) Prakrit; (92) Human Rights and Duties; (93) Tourism Administration and Management; (94) Bodo; (95) Santali; (96) Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion); (97) Rabindra Sangeet; (98) Percussion Instruments; (99) Drama/ Theatre; (100) Yoga

    Admit Card


    Candidates will get the admit card after the submission of application form online. Admit card is the necessary documentation required for appearing in the test. It includes details related to the candidate name, roll no, date of birth, examination date & timings, exam centre, photograph & signature etc. UGC NET Admit Card has to be downloaded from the official site by entering the login credentials Don't forget to bring the admit card on the exam date, otherwise, the invigilator will not permit you to enter the examination hall and appear for the exam


    UGC Net December 2018 Application Form  

    • The application form for UGC NET Dec. 018 can be obtained from the official website, https://www.nta.ac.in/Home
    • The candidates are supposed to fill the complete and true details in the application form
    • The details such as personal information, academic qualification, communication details, etc will be filled in the application. Scanned images of documents in the below-mentioned format must also be uploaded in the online form.
    • After submitting all the details in the UGC NET December 2018 application form, the candidates will have to pay application fee.

    Application Fee

      • The UGC NET December 2018 application fee can be paid by credit card/ debit card or through e-Challan (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank). The application fee for UGC NET December 2018 is given as:
      • General - Rs.800/-
      • Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL) - Rs.400/-
      • SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender - Rs.200/-
      • GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
      • Candidates need to apply for UGC NET in online mode only and there is no need of sending the hard copy of the application form to the concerned authority. However, the candidates must keep a copy of the UGC NET application form 2018 with them in case of future use.




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