UGC NET 2018 Exam – your Questions answered  


UGC NET Question Answers – Candidates appearing for UGC NET exam generally have some queries in mind before they may want to appear for the exam or may want to filling the application form for UGC NET Exam. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the National Eligibility Test (CBSE NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission. The UGC NET is conducting for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Assistant Professor, in Indian universities and colleges.


1. What is UGC NET? What is it for?


The National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET or CBSE NET, is a test to determine eligibility for college and university level lectureship and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals. It aims to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in teaching professions and research.

2. How can I apply for UGC NET


For UGC NET 2018 candidates need to fill the application form in the online mode, please see UGC NET notification on our website.


3. How can I get UGC NET Certificate


Once the results are announced, e certificates are provided. You can download your e certificate form official website provided. You have to Login using the email id you provided while applying for the NET and password (if you are already a member otherwise create an account).


4. How many times can I appear for UGC NET


For JRF, only three attempts are allowed. But for lectureship of UGC NET there is no maximum number of attempts.


5. How to download  Admit Card/hall ticket for UGC NET ?


To know how to download the UGC Net 2018 Admit Card,  Click on the link for admit card download. Fill in the required details (application number and password). Click on login and get your Admit Card.


6. How to download UGC NET Application Form ?


CBSE UGC NET 2018 Application Form may be downloaded at CBSE NET Online Application Form 2018 when announced can be downloaded


7. How to prepare for UGC NET exam ?


Meticulous, intelligently planned and guided along with self study is required to prepare for the UGC NET Exam. For details check here


8. What is e certificate in UGC NET ?


University Grants Commission issues e-Certificates within 6 days of Result Declaration. Earlier, the UGC used to take long duration of 7-8 months to release the NET Certificates but keeping up the students’ requirements in mind, the HRD Ministry has now started an e-portal through which the qualifiers can get their certificates within only 6 days after the Results Declaration.


9. What is the qualifying criteria for UGC NET ?


UGC has decided that 6% of the candidates appearing for the NET Exam will be declared as qualifying to be eligible for the entry level post of Assistant Professor and the Reservation Policy as per the category will be applied to this 6% qualified candidates. Top 6% of the candidates who take the exam (all three papers) and score minimum 40% aggregate marks (at least 35% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to social groups viz., Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)/ People with Disabilities) will be eligible for Assistant Professor. See UGC NET Eligibility Criteria


10.    What is the syllabus of UGC NET

Syllabus of all subjects for UGC NET exam is available at UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2018


11.    What to do after clearing / passing UGC NET ?

Makes you eligible for applying to faculty positions in colleges and universities operating in India, If you want to boost your chances of getting a tenured faculty position, you will have to earn a research degree (M.Phil or PhD) and publish some good research papers. UGC has changed the minimum qualifications required to get appointed as teachers and other academic staff in colleges and universities. Not only Ph.D. is made mandatory for the post of the associate professor, there is a minimum requirement of 55 percent in your Masters to get the recruitment. 


12.  When to apply for UGC NET 2018 ?

       This year the Candidates can apply online for UGC NET from March 6 and last date for application is April 5, 2018. After Masters degree having secured 55% marks you can apply for UGC NET.


13. When is the next UGC NET Exam 2018

The UGC NET exam 2018 will be held on July 8, 2018.


14.  Which subjects are there in UGC NET

As per UGC there are about 100 subjects designed for UGC but the candidate follows a prescribed pattern by the UGS as per his / her choice of subjects while doing Masters. There about 20 popular subjects taken by students ; See Complete list of UGC NET Subjects


15.    Why is UGC NET Important ?

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is a test to determine eligibility for college and university level lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals. If you want to qualify for teaching faculty and College or University Level, it is needed to clear the UGC NET.

16.      What is the difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET?

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) now conducts this exam, on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research. CSIR stands for Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). It is a premier national R&D organisation and is among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organisation. CSIR conducts the Joint CSIR UGC NET, which is a national level entrance examination in the field of Science. Also read – 5 Clear Differences between UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET


17.  Is there any age limit for UGC NET exam?


The candidates who are applying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship must not age more than 30 years. There are no such upper age limit criteria for Assistant Professors. Check out the New Exam Pattern and Eligibility


18.   What is JRF in NET?

It is the Junior Research Fellowship. Junior Research Fellowship is a fellowship (Rs. 25000/Month) offered by both CSIR & UGC to the eligible and selected candidates through written exams held twice a year as their stipend for doctoral studies or for their assistance in various projects.


19. How to Crack the UGC NET?

Note down your syllabus correctly, refer goods books, prepare notes, time management, stay updated with all exam related info, and Take help of Solved Papers and Online Mock Test Papers.



20. When is the UGC NET Result Expected?  

The UGC NET result is usually out within three to six months of the Exam.. How ever you can also read UGC NET results.

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