UGC NET 2018

Exam Date : 8th July 2018
Result Date : 31st July 2018

UGC NET 2018 Application form, Dates, Syllabus and Pattern:


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UGC NET 2018 Introduction:

UGC NET 2018 Admit Card has been released. Click here for details.

  • About: National Eligibility Test (N.E.T) is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) every year to evaluate a candidate's eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor in Indian Universities & Colleges and Junior Research Fellowship.

  • Opportunities: Candidates who have cleared UGC NET 2018 Exams can be a part of the teaching profession and research on several subjects of Humanities (including Indian and some foreign languages), Social Sciences, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, Forensic Science and Environmental Sciences etc. Candidates are awarded Assistant Professor / JRF and Assistant Professor positions based on their performance in both the papers.

  • Frequency: NTA has proposed to conduct UGC NET once a year starting from the year 2018.
  • Syllabus: UGC NET 2018 Syllabus includes 84 subjects. The candidates can choose the subjects from their field of excellence. General Aptitude Test is common for all. Candidates can download UGC NET 2018 Syllabus PDF here. Like most of the entrance exams such as Amity JEE 2018, JEE Main etc, the question paper of UGC NET 2018 will also consist of Objective type questions.

  • Application form release: UGC NET 2018 Application form release date is 6th March 2018 and last date for the same is 12th April 2018. Click here for step by step procedure to Apply online.

  • Age Limit: According to UGC NET 2018 notification, the maximum age limit for Junior Research Fellowship has been raised from 28 years to 30 years.

  • Validity Period: The validity period of UGC NET 2018 Results will be 2 years with respect to the date of issue of JRF Letter. But the validity of UGC NET/CSIR Score for Lectureship is a lifetime.

  • Stipend: Monthly stipend for JRF, SRF and Assistant Professors through UGC NET 2018 are as follows:

    • Junior Research Fellowship: 25,000.

    • Senior Research Fellowship: 28,000.

    • Lecturers: 45,000.

UGC NET Analysis:

  • The successful conduction of UGC NET 2017 was done by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 5 November 2017.  Approximately 9.30 lack candidates have registered for UGC NET 2017.

  • UGC NET 2017 was conducted in 91 cities. Overall 1700 exam centres across India were there to appear for an exam.

UGC NET 2018 Highlights:

Exam Name

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test


UGC NET 2018

Conducting Body

University Grants Commission

Exam level

National Level

Course Offered

Junior Research Fellowships,

Lectureship and Assistant Professorship

Number of papers

Paper I and Paper II

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Start date: 6th March 2018 

last date: 12th April 2018 

UGC NET 2018 News: 

  • Correction Window: The candidates can make corrections in the application form from 25th April 2018 to 1st May 2018.
  • Image Correction: The image correction portal is now open on the official website for UGC NET 2018 aspirants. 

UGC NET Correction Window

  • Notification Regarding Aadhar Card: Candidates can now submit the Aadhar card or Aadhar Enrollment Number or Ration Card/Passport/Bank Account No. or other valid Government ID (such as Driving License/Voter ID etc.) along with the application form to establish identification or as proof of identity. 

Jobs for UGC NET 2018 Qualified Candidates:

UGC NET exam helps the candidates to bring their academic profile to the attention of universities/colleges to get themselves a suitable job. The candidates who qualify UGC NET 2018 can use the portal of UGC NET.

Job Positions and Promotions of UGC NET JRF:


Promotion To

JRF (Junior Research Fellow)

SRF (Senior Research Fellow)

PF (Project Fellow)

SPF (Senior Project Fellow)

PA (Project Assistant/Associate)

SPA (Senior Project Assistant/Associate)

Project Manager

Project Head


Senior Author

UGC NET 2018 Important Dates:

  • Application Form: The last date to submit UGC NET 2018 Application form was 12th April 2018.

  • Exam date: UGC NET 2018 will commence from 8th July 2018. 

  • Results: UGC NET 2018 results will be announced on 31st July 2018.

  • For more information about Admit card release date, Notification date and other UGC NET 2018 important dates click here.

UGC NET 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 55% without rounding off (50% for reserved categories) in their Master's Degree or equivalent degree, in subjects like Humanities and Social Sciences, Electronic Science, Computer Science etc from a UGC recognized university/institution for UGC NET 2018.

  • Age Limit: Candidate must be below 30 years of age as on 1st July 2018. Five years of relaxation is granted to women candidates and OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgenders categories for UGC NET 2018. There is no age limit for the Assistant Professor role.

  • For more information about the NET Exam Eligibility and other UGC NET 2018 Eligibility criteria, click here.

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus:

  • Syllabus: The syllabus for UGC NET 2018 is different for different subjects. Download the subject wise NET 2018 Syllabus PDF here.

  • Subjects: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the UGC NET 2018 examination in 84 subjects.

  • For more information about UGC NET 2018 Syllabus for Commerce and NTA NET Syllabus PDF, Click here.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Marks: Each question in UGC NET 2018 carries 2 marks and the questions are of objective type. The UGC NET 2018 consists of two papers, Paper-I for 100 marks and Paper-II for 200 marks.

  • Paper Pattern: A total of 150 questions will be asked in UGC NET 2018 which will be divided into two papers. Paper-I will have 50 questions and Paper-II will have 100 questions, all of which are compulsory.

  • For more information about the changes in UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern, click here.

UGC NET 2018 Application Form:

  • Application Date: Candidates can apply online for UGC NET 2018 before 12th April 2018.

  • AADHAR authentication: AADHAR authentication will be done for the applicants at the time of submission of application form for UGC NET 2018.

  • Application fee: Application fee for General category is Rs.1000, for OBC-NC it is Rs.500 and for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender it is Rs.250. Application fee once paid, is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances.

  • For more information about how to apply for UGC NET 2018 online,  click here.           

UGC NET 2018 Admit Card:

  • UGC NET Admit Card Availability: Participants can download their UGC NET 2018 Admit card from the official UGC NET 2018 website once it is released. 

  • Admit Card Date: The UGC NET 2018 Admit card will be available on 18th June 2018.

  • For more information about how to download UGC NET 2018 Admit Card, click here.          

UGC NET 2018 Results:

  • Result Date: UGC NET 2018 Results are announced on 31st July 2018 at the official UGC NET website.
  • Criteria for Declaration of Results: A merit list is generated based on the aggregate marks of the candidates who secure the minimum marks required in both the papers. Only the top 6% candidates will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor. 

  • For more information about UGC  NET2018 Results and Cutoff details, click here.             

UGC NET 2018 Counselling:

  • Counselling Schedule: UGC NET 2018 counselling will be based on the results. NTA will release the counselling schedule after the declaration of the results.

  • Documents Required: UGC NET 2018 Admit card is necessary for the candidate to participate in UGC NET 2018 Counselling process. Candidates are advised to bring the original documents along with the Admit card for the verification process. 

  • For more information about the Counselling Fee, Documents Required for UGC NET 2018 Counselling and other Counselling Details, click here.             

UGC NET 2018 Question Papers:

  • Exam pattern: Students should get familiar with the UGC NET 2018 exam pattern and get an overview of how the actual UGC NET 2018 exam would be conducted.
  • Practice: Reviewing, checking and solving question papers of UGC NET is very important for the candidates who are aspiring to take UGC NET 2018.

  • Click here to download the UGC NET 2018 Previous Year Question papers and Sample Papers.

UGC NET Paper Analysis:

Paper Analysis of UGC NET 2017:

  • Overall Difficulty level: The candidates who wrote UGC NET 2017 felt that the overall difficulty level of the examination was Moderate.

  • Paperwise difficulty: Candidates felt, while Paper I and Paper II were moderate, the Paper III was quite difficult to answer. But none of the questions asked in the exam was out of the syllabus. The Mass Communication students felt Paper III be the easiest one.

  • Time Limit: Candidates felt difficult to complete the Paper I in the given time compared to the other Papers.

  • Extra time: For Differently abled students, 25 minutes of additional time was provided for Paper I and 50 minutes of additional time was provided for Paper II and Paper III. 

  • Answer Key: Students can refer to the Answer keys for UGC NET Examination here.

UGC NET 2018 Category Wise Cutoff:

Paper 1

40 marks (40%)

35 marks (35%)

Paper 2

80 marks (40%)

70 marks (35%)



OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) PWD/SC/ST

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UGC NET 2018 Details Regarding the Aadhaar Card:

NTA has decided to use Aadhaar for UGC NET 2018 applicants, and hereby notifies the following:

  • Authentication: Applicants have to enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in the online application for UGC-NET 2018 (November) in order to identify the applicant and authentication.  

  • Aadhaar enrollment: The UGC NET 2018 Applicants who do not have an Aadhaar card are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrollment centre to get enrolled for Aadhaar. Aadhaar number is important for UGC NET 2018 Registration.

  • Candidates from J&K, Assam & Meghalaya: J&K, Assam & Meghalaya applicants need to enter Passport number, Ration card number, Bank account number or any other Government identity number provided and they should select the city of UGC NET 2018 in these states.


UGC NET 2018 Guidelines:

UGC NET Guideline 1

  • ID Proof: The candidates should carry a photo ID card along with the printout of online Admission Card on the day of UGC NET 2018 examination.

UGC NET Guideline 2

  • Timings: Candidates should report to the exam centre at least 2:30 hours before the commencement of exam. Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before 10:00 a.m. in the 1st session of UGC NET 2018 and 1:00 p.m. in the second session of UGC NET 2018.

UGC NET Guideline 3

  • No Writing on the Test Booklets: Candidates will not be allowed to write any question from the UGC NET 2018 Test Booklet on the Admission Card or on any other paper.


UGC NET Guideline 4

  • OMR sheet: The candidate should return the original OMR Sheet of UGC NET 2018 Paper I and II together to the Invigilator before leaving the examination hall/room. However, candidates are allowed to carry the UGC NET 2018 Test Booklets of Paper-I and II along with the duplicate copy of OMR Sheet on the conclusion of the examination.

UGC NET Guideline 5

  • Signature: Candidates should make sure that the signature and photograph posted in all the places in UGC NET 2018 Application Form and Admission Card should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind.

UGC NET Guideline 6

  • Restricted Items: The use of calculators or Log Tables in UGC NET 2018 are not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers, electronic devices etc. are not allowed in the UGC NET 2018 Examination Hall/Room.

UGC NET Guideline 7

  • Canvassing: Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate from UGC NET 2018.

  • Queries: Applicants should correspond only with their respective NET Coordinating Institution for Venue of test/seating arrangement or any other relevant information of UGC NET 2018.

  • Absentees: A candidate who does not appear in UGC NET 2018 paper-I, will not be permitted to appear in UGC NET 2018 paper-II and UGC NET 2018 paper-III.

UGC NET 2018 Contact Information:

Central Board of Secondary Education

NET Unit Plot No. 149,

Block - H Sector - 63,

Noida - 201309Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

Telephone Number:7042399520,7042399521,7042399525,7042399526,7042399529

Fax Number:0120-2427275

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UGC NET 2018 Important Dates

UGC NET 2018 Important Dates Summary

  • Registration: Online Application Form submission starts from 6th March 2018. The last date for submission of fee through online generated Bank Challan is May 2018. The last date to apply for UGC NET exam is 12th April 2018.

  • Exam Date: UGC NET 2018 Examination will be held on 8th July 2018.

  • Admit card date: UGC NET Admit Card will be available by 18th June 2018.

  • Result date: UGC NET 2018 Results will be announced on 31st July 2018.

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UGC NET 2018 Eligibility

UGC NET 2018 Eligibility Summary:

  • Minimum Qualification:

    • Minimum marks for General Category: At least 55% marks should be secured by the candidates belonging to the General category in their Master's Degree or equivalent Examination from a university recognized by UGC.
    • OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender candidates: The candidates belonging to the OBC/SC/ST/PWD categories should have completed their Master’s degree or equivalent program with at least 50% of marks to be eligible for UGC NET.

  • Age Criteria: Candidates must not be above 30 years of age as on July 1st 2018. 5 years of Age relaxation is given for OBC/SC/ST/Transgender.

    • Research candidates: An age relaxation is also provisioned for the candidates with experience of research.The categorical relaxation in age will be allowed on the ground of producing relevant certificates.

    • LLM Degree holders: 3 years of age relaxation is given to the candidates who hold a Master's in Law.

    • Reserved Categories: 5 years of age relaxation will be given to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/OBC category and the Women candidates.
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UGC NET 2018 Application Process

UGC NET 2018 Application Process Summary:

  • Scanned documents: Before applying Online, candidates should have all the necessary scanned images in the required format.

  • Process: There are four steps in the UGC NET 2018 Application process to be followed by the candidates- Application form is to be filled, Upload Images, Fee Payment and Confirmation page.

  • Submission of documents: The Application along with Bank Challan and other required documents must reach the Registrar/Principal of the Coordinating Institution.

  • Fee Payment: After filling all the details candidates should select the mode of payment of examination fee. Candidates can either pay through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form.

  • Document for Age relaxation: Applicants seeking age relaxation must enclose the certificate of educational qualification/research experience entitling the Applicants for age relaxation.

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UGC NET 2018 Application Form Details

UGC NET 2018 Application Form Details Summary:

  • Application Dates: Candidates can register for UGC NET 2018 from 6th March 2018. 

  • Fee details: UGC NET 2018 Examination fee for General Category is Rs. 1000, for OBC the fee is Rs. 500, for SC/ST/PWD/Transgender candidates the fee is Rs.250.

  • Fee Payment: The exam fee can be paid by e-challan generated at the time of filling the application form or Debit/Credit card. The candidate has to pay the fee in Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank. Additional charges of 1.20% and 0.75% is charged in case of Payment through Credit card or Debit card respectively.

  • Fee status: If the UGC NET 2018 exam fee is paid through e-challan by depositing cash in the above-mentioned banks, the candidate should contact the concerned bank immediately to update his/her fee status on the website. Candidates are advised to ensure that the fee has been submitted successfully and also to check the status of fee payment.

  • Note: Application form submitted in any format other than the specified format, including the Old UGC format will be rejected.

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UGC NET 2018 Admit Card

UGC NET 2018 Admit Card Summary:

  • Mandatory: UGC NET 2018 admit card serves as a hall ticket to attend the examination, therefore the candidate has to carry a copy of the admit card to the exam centre. The candidate has to carry a Photo ID along with the Admit card to the Exam hall.

  • Process: After successful registration for UGC NET 2018 exam, the admit card can be downloaded online from the official website.

  • Admit Card Contents: Information about the candidate will be printed on the UGC NET 2018 admit card, therefore the candidate has to fill his/her information carefully.

  • Verify: Candidates must make sure that all the details entered while registration is correct so that there are no mistakes on the admit card.

  • Discrepancies: Candidates should verify the information on the admit card and in case of any discrepancies, candidates should inform the concerned authority immediately.

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UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern Summary:

  • Papers: UGC NET 2018 exam consists of two papers Paper 1 and Paper 2.

  • Marks: Paper 1: 100 marks; Paper 2: 200 marks.

  • Paper 1: The paper consists of 50 questions. The duration of paper 1 is 1 hour.

  • Paper 2: The paper consists of 100 questions. The duration of paper 2 is 2 hours.

  • Scribe: Candidates who are not in a position to attempt the exam on their own can request the services of a scribe by making a prior request.
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UGC NET 2018 Syllabus

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus Summary:

  • Subjects: UGC NET 2018 Syllabus has more than 100 subjects.
  • Syllabus: In UGC NET 2018, syllabus for each subject is different.

  • The below list consists of some of the topics for UGC NET:

    • Agriculture

    • Animal Husbandry

    • Commerce

    • Computer Science

    • Electronics

    • English Literature

    • Geography

    • Geology

    • History

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UGC NET 2018 Results

UGC NET 2018 Results Summary:

  • Merit list: Candidates who clear criteria for minimum marks, a merit list JRF will then be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of the two papers secured by such candidates. A separate merit list for the award of Junior Research Fellow will be prepared amongst the UGC NET qualified candidates.
  • Result Date: UGC NET 2018 Results will be published on 31st July 2018. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check their results on the official site of UGC NET. Results are declared after assessing the scores of all the papers of UGC NET 2018 exam.

  • Minimum marks: For each paper, the minimum marks to be obtained by candidates depends upon the category they belong to (General, OBC etc).

  • Qualifying candidates: The top 15 percent candidates according to the merit list are qualified to apply for the Assistant Professor position.

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UGC NET 2018 Counselling

UGC NET 2018 Counselling Summary:

  • Counselling date: The Counselling procedure for UGC NET 2018 is based on the candidate's results. Candidates who aspire to participate in UGC NET Counselling must verify their certificates first. Counselling of UGC-NET will be conducted on 5th August 2018.

  • Schedule: The University Grants Commission releases the Counselling Schedule for National Eligibility Test. The NTA will release the results of UGC NET exam.

  • Fee: The fee structure for Counselling will be provided by NTA soon.

  • Requirement: Candidates are required to bring their Original Documents and Certificate of Counselling. The Important dates and the documents required for UGC NET 2018 counselling will be published on the website after the results.

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Discussion Forum

What is the Syllabus for the exam. What subjects I have to Study?

What is the Syllabus for the exam. What subjects I have to Study?

Asked By: Narendra Gandhi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Narendra,

The syllabus is different for different courses. the complete syllabus you can access from the given link.

I am a graduate, can i apply for the exam?

I am a graduate, can i apply for the exam?

Asked By: Rajiv Modi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Rajiv,

You cannot apply for the exam. only Postgraduate degree holder can apply for the exam. Please visit the below link to read about the Eligibility criteria.

What is the syllabus of UGC NET for English 2018?

What is the syllabus of UGC NET for English 2018?

Asked By: krishna jha,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Krishna,

You can get detailed UGC NET 2018 syllabus for English from here.

Good Luck!

if i will appear for CA CPT 2018, will my scorecard be valid for 2020 also?

if i will appear for CA CPT 2018, will my scorecard be valid for 2020 also?

Asked By: Sana Nath,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Sana,

Yes, your CA CPT 2018 scorecard will be valid for next 2 years, i.e. 2020. 

Good Luck!

Know about after applying form

What can we do after submitting of form ? Is this sent to CBSE office ?

Asked By: Chinmayee samantaray,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Chinmayee,

After applying for the Application Form, The Admit Card will be generated and it will be available on the official website. Please Click Here to know more about the Admit Card.

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