UGC NET 2019 or University Grant Commission’s National Eligibility Test is held to select aspirants for Assistant Professor positions and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) at Indian Universities and Colleges. In this article, we elaborate on the salient features of the exam, based on past records, for a better understanding of interested candidates. The exam is organized by CBSE bi-annually, in the offline mode, on behalf of UGC in multiple subjects. The official notification for UGC NET 2019 will be announced by CBSE on the official website, in due course.
|Name of the Exam||UGC NET (University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test)|
|Exam Organizing Body||CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)|
|Tentative Exam Date||November 2019|
|Period of Exam||5 Hours (Paper 1 & 2 – 1 ½ hours, Paper 3 – 2 ½ hours)|
|Method of Exam||Offline|
|Eligibility Criteria||Master’s Degree with an at least score of 55%|
|Method of Application||Online|
|Helpdesk||Email: email@example.com Phone: +91 7042399520|
Since the official notification for UGC NET 2019 has not been announced yet, we have structured a tentative event calendar for the same, on the basis of earlier years’ trends. Interested participants are advised to follow the official website for further updates on the exam.
|Availability of UGC NET 2019 Online Application||August - September 2019|
|Application Fee Submission Deadline||September 2019|
|Application Form Correction Window||September 2019|
|Admission Card Available for Download from||October 2019|
|Scheduled Date for UGC NET||November 2019|
|Announce of Response Key||December 2019|
|Publishing of Result||January 2020|
The eligibility criteria for UGC NET, as specified by UGC in the context of aspirant’s age and academic qualification are listed below:
No upper age limit has been defined for the Assistant Professor position.
UGC NET 2019 Application Form will be available online, Accessible on the official website www.cbsenet.nic.in expectedly from August 2019. Aspirants will be able to fill the application form in September 2019. Aspirant’s Aadhaar Number is a compulsory detail for UGC NET Online Application Form. They must use the latest versions of web browsers to clear UGC NET 2019 Application Procedure.
The application procedure for UGC NET is elaborated below:
|Participant’s recent, colour, passport-size photograph||Image dimensions: 3.5cm X 4.5cm File size: 4KB - 40KB|
|Participant’s specimen signature||Image dimensions: 1.5cm X 3.5cm File size: 1KB - 30KB|
The UGC NET 2019 application fee can be paid both online (Net banking or Credit/Debit Cards) as well as offline (via e-challan, payable at Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank). Further details are offered in the following section.
Upon successful completion of application fee payment, a Confirmation Page is generated. Participants are advised to obtain prints of this Confirmation Page for the records. Please note that aspirants obligatory not send the copy of the Confirmation Page to the exam organizing authority.
UGC NET 2019 Application fee can be paid in both offline and online modes.
UGC NET 2019 expected Application Fee, for the various categories, is tabulated below:
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||INR 500|
UGC NET 2019 Hall Ticket or Admission Card is expected to be available for download from the official website in October 2019. Participants who have submitted their UGC NET 2019 Application Form clear in all respects along with the requisite fees will be allocated the Hall Ticket. Please note that there are no other means of reaching the document other than downloading from the website. The same has to be downloaded from the official website.
Details like Participant’s name, Registration Number, Photograph, Date of Birth, Exam Venue, Exam Date, and Timings, etc. It is compulsory for the aspirants to carry the Hall Ticket in person to appear for the entrance exam along with a valid Photo ID Proof. will be printed on the Hall Ticket.
UGC NET 2019 Hall Ticket can be downloaded in the following steps:
UGC NET 2019 is expected to be organized in 91 cities across India. Participants can, during the application procedure, select four exam cities of their choice, in order of preference. The allotment of exam center is done by the exam organizing authority on the basis of the aspirants’ preferences. However, the authority’s judgment in this regard is final and binding on all.
An indicative list of the UGC NET exam center locations is tabulated below:
UGC NET 2019 will consist of 3 papers- Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. All the 3 papers will be organized in a single day, in three consecutive sessions. The details about CBSE UGC NET 2019 Exam Format has been mentioned below.
The break-up of questions, total marks and time allotted are tabulated below.
|Session||Paper||Number of Questions||Marks||Time Allotted|
|Total||-||175 (All questions are mandatory)||350||300 minutes/5 Hours|
UGC NET 2019 Result will be declared by CBSE at www.cbseresults.nic.in. The scorecard will have the aspirants’ name, roll number, category, subject code, scores secured in each paper, total marks obtained, and the status of candidature for the JRF or Assistant Professorship. The scorecard can be downloaded within a few days of the declaration of result.
UGC NET 2019 Scorecard can be downloaded in the following steps:
Prior to the declaration of UGC NET Result 2019, CBSE will announce the Response Keys to each of the question papers for the exam, from which the aspirants can draw an estimate of their expected score.
Aspirants have the option of challenging UGC NET Response Key 2019 by filling an online application form on the official website and a payment of 1000 INR per question. The response key challenge fee can be paid either in online method (debit/credit card) or offline method (e-challan). The Final Response Keys will be announced after making need changes (if any) based on aspirants’ challenges. UGC NET 2019 result will be prepared for various subjects and categories on the basis of the Final Response Key.
UGC NET 2019 Cut Off score is the at least qualifying marks need to be considered applicable for the JRF and Assistant Professor position. CBSE has ear-marked the at least qualifying marks both general and reserved category aspirants at 40% aggregate in all the 3 papers.
However, aspirants should bear in mind that just scoring the at least qualifying marks does not ensure qualification in UGC NET but ensures a position in the Merit List. UGC NET Merit List will be prepared both Subject-wise as well as Category-wise.
The UGC NET at least qualifying marks for various categories are tabulated below:
|Category||At Least Qualifying Marks|
|Paper 1||Paper 2||Paper 3|
|General||40 (40%)||40 (40%)||75 (50%)|
|OBC/ PWD/ SC/ ST||35 (35%)||35 (35%)||60 (40%)|
For the purpose of preparing the Merit List for UGC NET 2019, the aggregate score secured in all three papers by each personal aspirant is taken into consideration. A separate merit list for Junior Research Fellowship will be announced from amongst these qualified aspirants using the following formula:
|Number of positions vacant in General category for JRF in a subject equals to||Number of aspirants who have opted for JRF and are qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor in that subject X Number of positions available under General category Divided by (÷) Total Number of General aspirants who have opted for JRF and are qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor|
Note: A similar formula is used for all the categories and subjects.
Please note that only the top 6% aspirants (for each subject and category) from the merit list will be shortlisted for Assistant Professor position.