UGC National Eligibility Test [UGC NET]

UGC NET 2018

Exam Date : 5th November 2018 To 5th November 2018
Result Date : 9th December 2018

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


About UGC NET Exam:

  • About: CBSE conducts National Eligibility Test (N.E.T) every year to evaluate the eligibility of Assistant Professor in Indian Universities & Colleges and Junior Research Fellowship.
  • Opportunities: Candidates who have cleared UGC NET Exams can be a part of 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. UGC or other insitutions under various schemes provide fellowship to the candidates who qualify the JRF.
  • Subjects: CBSE conducts UGC NET examination in 84 subjects at 90 selected NET Examination Cities spread across India. The candidates can choose the subjects from their field of excellence and General Aptitude Test is common for all.
  • Frequency: CBSE conducts NET twice a year.
  • Eligibility: Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for the UGC NET 2018.
  • Stipend: Monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000 will be provided to the selected candidate during the period of Research.
  • Certificates: The E-Certificates of the qualified Candidates is provided by UGC-NET Bureau. 
  • Validity Period: The validity period of the offer is 2 years with respect to the date of issue of JRF Letter. 
  • Syllabus: UGC NET 2018 do not have any specific syllabus.

UGC NET 2018 Impotant Dates:

  • Application Form: UGC NET 2018 application form commences on 10th August 2018 till 10th September 2018.
  • Admit Card: Admit card is sent online on the official website of UGC NET 2018 from 16th October 2018.
  • Examination:  UGC NET 2018 exam will be held on 5th November 2018. 
  • Results: The result of UGC NET 2018 declares on 9th December 2018.
  • Counselling: After the declaration of result, the counselling process starts from 18th December 2018  for the allotment of seats in various universities and colleges.

Important details of UGC NET:

Exam Name

UGC National Eligibility Test

Commonly was known as


Exam Standards

National Level

Conducting Body

University Grants Commission

Course Offered

Junior Research Fellowships & Lectureship


  • Application form: Candidates applied for UGC NET 2018 are able to make corrections in their application form.
  • Notice: The Patna HC issues notice to UGC on a challenge against excessive delegation.
  • Admit Card: The Admit card for UGC NET 2018 will be issued on 16th October 2018.

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UGC NET 2018 Eligibility:

  • Candidates must check UGC NET eligibility before filling the application form. 
  • There is no limit confined for the number of attempts to give UGC NET 2018.

UGC NET 2018 Application Form:

  • Eligible candidates can apply for the concerned posts by filling the CBSE UGC NET Online Application Form 2018. 
  • The CBSE UGC NET Application Form 2018 is available on the official website. 
  • The CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar authentication for the applicants at the time of submission of application form for UGC-NET.  
  • Read all the instructions and fill all the necessary details with required information in the application form.

Examination Fee

General Rs 1000/-
Other backward classes as per central list of OBC available on the websit Rs 500/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs 250/-

UGC NET 2018 Admit Card:

  • Participants can download their UGC NET admit card on the official site of UGC NET 2018 examination.
  • The date of which the UGC NET 2018 admit card will be made available is 16th October 2018.
  • The UGC NET 2018 Admit card also acts as the Hall Ticket for UGC NET examination.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • The UGC NET 2018 exam pattern consists of three papers.
  • Paper-I consists of 50 Questions and with a stipulated time of 75 minutes.
  • Paper-II consists of 50 Questions with a stipulated time of 75 minutes.
  • Paper-III consists of 75 Questions with a stipulated time of 150 minutes.
  • Each question carries 2 marks and the questions are objective.

Break Down of the Paper               




Number Of Questions





50 out of 60 are to be attempted

75 minutes (9:30AM to 10:45AM) IST




50 questions all are compulsory

75 minutes (11:15AM to 12:30PM) IST




75 questions all are compulsory

150 minutes (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM) IST

UGC NET 2018 Question Papers:

  • Participants appearing for the exam will require CBSE NET Sample Papers 2018 to practice.
  • Reviewing, checking and solving questions papers regarding UGC NET is very important for the candidates who are aspiring to take UGC NET.
  • Students get familiar with the exam pattern and get an overview of how the actual UGC NET 2018 exam would be. 

Download free mock test paper here for UGC NET 2018 

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus:

  • The full syllabus for UGC NET 2018 has been listed on the official website or can be checked in the syllabus section.
  • The central board of secondary education CBSE) will conduct the NET 2018 examination in 85 subjects.
  • CBSE will not send the syllabus to individual candidates, It is very important that the aspiring candidates must go through the syllabus accurately beforehand.

UGC NET 2018 Results:

  • Website: Participants can check their result on the official site of UGC NET 2018.
  • Counselling Schedule: The UGC NET Counselling is scheduled based on the UGC NET 2018 Result.
  • Date: The result for UGC NET 2018 announces on 9th December 2018.
  • Note: Participants are informed to take the printout of the result for the future purpose.

UGC NET 2018 Counselling:

  • Date: The UGC NET 2018 counseling starts from 18th December 2018.
  • Registration: Candidates have to be registered to take part in UGC NET counseling process.
  • Admit Card: The UGC NET Admit card is necessary for the candidate to participate in UGC NET Counselling process.
  • Documents: Candidates are advised to bring the original documents along with the UGC NET for the verification process.

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Category Wise Cutoff












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


Details Regarding the Aadhar Card

  • CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of UGC NET(November) 2018, and hereby notifies the following:  
  • Applicants who have Aadhaar card can enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in the online application for UGC-NET(November) 2018 in order to identify the applicant and authentication thereof.  
  • Applicants who not yet have possession of Aadhaar, 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 center to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • J&K, Assam & Meghalaya applicant need to enter the Passport number, ration number, bank account number or any other Government identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states.

Candidates Who Can Apply 

  • Candidates who are in the final year of the Master's Degree can Apply.
  • Those candidates must complete their Master's Degree within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks.  

 Organizing Institute  

Central Board of Secondary Education

  • NET Unit

          Plot No. 149, Block - H

          Sector - 63, Noida - 201309

           Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

  • Telephone No. : 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525 7042399526, 7042399529
  • Fax No. : 0120-2427275
  • Email:

Rectification of OMR Sheet

Board has released Notice regarding the release of Photocopy of OMR Sheet and rectification has released by the board, there are some points that are important to note down.

  • The fee for rectification is INR 500/-.
  • The Application should be sent in the name to The Director, UGC NET.
  • Candidates must write the Names with Address & Roll number correctly. In case of payment through Demand Draft, the Name & Roll Number should be mentioned on the backside.
  • The Photocopy will not be allowed for commercial purposes in any colleges or institutes.  

Jobs for NET Qualified Candidates

UGC NET exam help qualified candidates to bring their academic profile to the attention of universities/colleges to get them a suitable job. UGC helps them through their portal to get them a suitable job.  

  • Candidates looking for Jobs can always register & login with their respective password.  
  • The portal allows the candidates to browse and search for Jobs.
  • Registration of Employers and posting of Jobs is also done by Employers.

Steps to Apply 

Given below is the official link of UGC, candidates can go the official link.


 Candidate must check the page and Go the section on the left named FOR CANDIDATES  If you are an employer go to the section named FOR EMPLOYERS.  

 The employer has to go to the section named FOR EMPLOYERS.          


 if the applicants are not registered click on register or login if you are already a member. Candidates can update their profile & search Jobs as well.

Candidate Registration Page:       



Employer's Registration Page: 




UGC NET 2018 Important Dates

UGC NET 2018 Important Dates Summary

  • Online Application Form submission starts from 10th August 2018.
  • The last date for submission of fee through online generated Bank Challan is 17th November.
  • Late date to apply for UGC NET exam is on 10th September 2018.
  • UGC NET Examination will be held on 5th November 2018.
  • UGC NET Results will be announced on 9th December 2018.
  • UGC NET Admit Card will be available by 16th October 2018.

UGC NET 2018 Eligibility

UGC NET 2018 Eligibility Summary

  • Age Limit:

 Junior Research Fellowship: Candidates must not be above 28 years of age as on January 1st 2018.

Assistant Professor: Candidates should be above 28 years of age as on January 2018.

 5 years age relaxation will be given to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/OBC category and Women.

The 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.

10th standard marks sheet or passing certificate and DOB certificate need to be submitted for proof of age.

  • Qualification:

At least 55% marks should be secured by candidates belonging to the General category in their Master Degree or equivalent Examination from a university recognised by UGC.

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.

UGC NET 2018 Application Process

UGC NET 2018 Application Process Summary

  • The Applicants must read the conditions of eligibility carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the Test before filling the online application and submitting the printout of Online Application Form.
  • Before applying Online, the Applicants should possess the Scanned passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb and less than 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) X 4.5 cm (height).
  • After filling all the details for applying online for NET the Applicants have to select the option of payment of examination fee either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form indicating your details therein and follow the process as mentioned.
  • Applicants seeking age relaxation must enclose the certificate of educational qualification/research experience entitling the Applicants for age relaxation.
  • The Application along with Bank Challan and other required documents must reach the Registrar/Principal of the Coordinating Institution.
  • The Applicants should retain the printout of online Admission card with them and will bring it on the day of examination after affixing the identical passport size photograph.
  • The Applicants must affix their recent identical passport size photographs, at the places indicated, on the printout of Online Application Form and Attendance Slip must sign across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads over the Application Form and Attendance Slip beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/ Principal of the College/Class-I Gazetted Officer.

UGC NET 2018 Application Form Details

UGC NET 2018 Application Form Details Summary

  • UGC NET Examination fee for General Category is Rs. 600, for OBC is Rs. 300, for SC/ST/PWD candidates the fee is Rs.150.
  • The exam fee can be paid by online method or by e-challan generated at the time of filling the application form.
  • Is it advised that to ensure that the fee has been successfully submitted, the candidate is required to check the status of fee payment at CBSE UGC website.
  • If the UGC NET fee is paid through credit/debit card and status appears as not ‘OK’, it means the transaction has been canceled and the amount will be refunded.
  • If the UGC NET exam fee is paid through e-challan by depositing cash in the above-mentioned bank, the candidate should contact the concerned bank immediately to update his/her fee status on the website.

UGC NET 2018 Admit Card

UGC NET 2018 Admit Card Summary

  • After successful registration for UGC NET exam, the Admit Card will become available to download online from the official website.
  • Candidates must make sure that all the details entered while registration is correct so that there are no mistakes in the admit card for UGC NET exam.
  • Candidates should visit UGC.
  • Information about the candidate will be printed on the UGC NET admit card.
  • UGC NET admit card serves as hall ticket too

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern Summary

The UGC NET exam consists of three papers, split into three different sessions:

  • All the candidates should attend paper 1 which consists of 60 questions. Only 50 questions need to be answered. Paper 1 duration is set to 75 minutes.
  • 25 minutes of compensatory time shall be provided for Paper-1 and Paper-2 separately
  • Paper 2 has 50 questions. All the questions are mandatory. The time duration for paper 2 is set to 75 minutes.
  • Paper 3 has 75 questions all of which are compulsory. the time duration for paper 3 is set to 150 minutes.
  • Marks Allotted: Paper 1: 100 marks, Paper 2: 100 marks, Paper 3: 150 marks.
  • Provision for persons with disabilities: 25 minutes of compensatory time shall be provided for Paper-1 and Paper-2 separately. 50 minutes of compensatory time shall be provided for Paper-3. CBSE will also provide the test booklet in Braille, for the visually challenged candidates. 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.

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus Summary

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

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • English Literature
  • Environmental science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Indian Culture
  • Labour Welfare
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology

UGC NET 2018 Results

UGC NET 2018 Results Summary

Candidates how appeared for UGC NET exam can check results on the official site of UNC NET exam. Results will be published on 9th December 2018.

Steps to check your UGC NET exam results:

  • Amongst candidates who will clear Step I, a merit list will then be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
  • separate merit list for the award of Junior Research Fellow will be prepared from amongst the UGC NET qualified candidates.
  • The top 15 percent candidates according to the merit list are qualified to apply for the Assistant Professor position.
  • Obtain minimum marks for each of the three papers. the minimum marks need to be obtained by candidates depends on the category they belong to(General, OBC etc).

Results are declared after assessing scores of all the papers of UGC NET exam.

UGC NET 2018 Counselling

UGC NET 2018 Counselling Summary

  • Candidates who aspire to participate in UGC NET counselling must verify first.  Counselling of UGC-NET will be conducted on 18th December 2018 
  • The Important dates and the documents required for UGC NET counselling will be published on the website after the results are declared.
  • Candidates are required to bring thier Original Documnets and Certificate for Counselling.
  • The University Grants Commission releases the Counselling Schedule for National Eligibility Test. The CBSE will release the results of UGC NET exam.

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