UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) is conducted by NTA (National Test Agency) to confirm the eligibility of the aspirants for the position of Assistant Professor, Junior Research Fellowship or both. The examination will be conducted by NTA twice a year.


Details about UGC NET 2019



Academic Eligibility

  • Candidate should have a master’s degree from a recognized university with minimum 55% marks. The reserved category candidates should have 50% of minimum marks.
  • Candidates who completed their master’s degree on or before September 1991 or those who have a Ph.D. degree are given relaxation of 5% marks.
  • Candidates can appear in their qualifying exam only.


Age Criteria

  • There is no upper age limit for candidates appearing for Assistant Professor Position.
  • Candidates who are applying for JRF should have the upper age limit of 30 years. Candidates with research experience, female candidates and those who come under reserved category get a relaxation of 5 years.


Exam Pattern

UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year. The exam is conducted in two steps.

Paper 1

No. of Questions: 50

Marks: 2 marks each

Duration: 1 Hour

Candidates are evaluated on Comprehension, Reasoning ability, General Awareness.



No. of Questions: 100

Marks: 2 marks each

Duration: 2 Hours

Candidates are asked questions related to the subject they choose.


Application Fee
General Category 1000
OBC-NCL Candidates 500



Important Dates

Availability of Online Application                               March 2019

Last date of Online Application                                  April 2019

Availability of Admit Card                                           June 2019

Exam Date                                                                  July 2019

Result Declaration                                                     August 2019


NTA has released the Sample Test Papers for UGC NET. For detailed syllabus and to download the sample test papers, click Here.