NTA UGC NET 2019: Application form Eligibility Exam Date Admit Card

NTA UGC NET 2019 NET 2019 Application Registration Exam Date Eligibility. Also Know as NET Exam 2019 or UGC NET Exam 2019 or UGC NET Application 2019 or UGC NET Registration 2019. For the first time, NTA (National Testing Agency) is going to hold the exam on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC). Earlier the exam used to be held by the CBSE board but from this year onward i.e 2019,  NTA will conduct the exam. The exam is conducted for Assistant Professor or for Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor both.

NTA NET 2019 Exam Dates Application form

NTA UGC NET 2019

The examination of NTA UGC NET will now be held once in a year. Interested and Eligible candidates can read this article about the exam date, eligibility, selection procedure, application form.

Notification here 

NTA NET 2019 Exam Date:

NTA UGC NET is scheduled two times in a year i.e. in the month of January and July. Candidates can check all the important dates of NTA NET for January session from here:

As per the latest news, UGC NET exam will be conducted twice a year.

EventsDates (Announced)
Issue of Notification30th August 2018
Online application form available from1 September 2018
Last date to submit application30 September 2018 
Last date of fee submission through online generated Bank Challan30 September 2018
Correction window application formOctober 2018
Admit Card will release19 Nov 2018
Examination Date9-23 December 2018
Answer Key & OMR Sheet1st Week of Jan 2019
Declaration of Result10th Jan 2019

NTA UGC NET 2019 Application Form:

  • Online application link will be updated on the official site of NTA which is nta.ac.in
  • First of all candidates need to register themselves.
  • After getting the registration number and password, login to apply.
  • Fill personal, education and qualification details as per your testimonials.
  • Then uploads images as per given format.
  • Review your application and proceed to pay application through online and offline mode.
  • All details should have correct and as per your documents.
  • Finally print confirmation application page for future use.
  • Application correction window will be open after application form process.

Application and revised Exam pattern  

NTA UGC NET 2019 Application Fee:

CategoryApplication Fee
General CandidatesRs. 600/-
OBC-NCL CandidatesRs. 300/-
SC/ST/PwD CandidatesRs. 150/-


Mode of Payment:

  • Application fee is payable through credit/ debit card or through e-challan.
  • Candidates submitting the fee through e-challan have to make the payment in cash to Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC bank.

NTA UGC NET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

Qualification Eligibility:

  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates must be holding Master’s or equivalent degree from Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC.
  • Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed in subjects like Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must be secured 55% (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD categories).
  • Final year/appearing Candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • Relaxation: Relaxation of 5% marks in qualifying examination shall be given to PhD. degree holders whose master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991.

Age Criteria:

For Junior Research Fellowship:

  • Age Limit: The upper age limit is 30 years (revised) as on 1st January 2019.
  • Relaxation: Five years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD category candidates. Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience. Candidates possessing LL.M. degree will be eligible for three years relaxation in age.

For Assistant Professor:

  • Age Limit: No upper age limit.

Who are Exempted From Appearing NTA UGC NET (For Assistant Professor)?

  • Ph.D Degree Holders.
  • UGC/CSIR JRF Qualified Candidates:  The condition is that the examination must be passed prior to 1989.
  • States Eligibility Test (SET) Candidates: The qualified candidates of SET (held prior to 1st June 2002) are exempted from appearing in NET.

Exam Pattern 2019 (revised):

Paper I50 questions (all compulsory)10060 min (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.)
Paper II100 questions (all compulsory)

Subject selected by the candidates

200120 min (11:00   A.M. to 01:00 A.M.)

NTA UGC NET 2019 Admit Card:

  • NTA UGC NET 2019 admit card will be issued by the CBSE at official site.
  • Candidates need to bring the admit card with ID proof and colour recent photographs.
  • Admit card is mandatory to seat in the examination.

NTA UGC NET 2019 Answer Key:

  • After the examination, the exam conducting authority will release the CBSE UGC NET answer key 2019.
  • Answer key will be issued after 45 days of examination.
  • Candidates also have the opportunity to challenge the OMR Sheet/answer key.
  • For challenging each question, the authority will charge Rs. 1000/-. If the challenge is accepted, then the fee will be refunded.

NTA UGC NET 2019 Cut-Off :

The minimum qualifying marks for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor in paper-I, paper-II and paper-III is listed below:

CategoryMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
 Paper-IPaper-IIPaper-III
General40 marks (40%)40 marks  (40%)75 marks  (50%)
OBC-NCL/PwD/SC/ST35 marks (35%)35 marks  (35%)60 marks  (40%)

NTA UGC NET 2019 Merit list:

  • Merit list will be prepared using the aggregate scores of candidates in all the three papers.
  • Merit list will be prepared as per the cut off (Subject wise).
  • First 15% candidates will be declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only. Separate merit list for JRF will be prepared from amongst 15% UGC NET qualifiers.

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