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UGC NET 2019: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date

The National Testing Agency will conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) on the behalf of UGC. This exam will be conducted in order to assess the eligibility of the candidates aspiring for the job of Assistant Professor or junior research fellow. The UGC NET 2019 application form will be released on 1st March 2019.

The mode of application will be online and the candidates need to fill and submit the UGC NET 2019 application form through the official website. Through this article, the aspirant can check all the necessary details regarding UGC NET 2019 such as important date, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern etc.

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NTA has released UGC NET 2019 application form on 1st March 2019.  Apply using the link provided below in the post. 

UGC NET 2019 Exam Date

NTA has released the schedule for UGC NET 2019. Please check it below.

Important EventsDates
Starting of UGC NET 2019 online registration1st March 2019
Last date to submit application form30th March 2019
Last date for Application fee submission—-
Availability of admit card15th May 2019
Date of Examination20th to 28th June 2019 (Except 22nd & 23rd June)
Result9th July 2019

NTA UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019

The candidates should make sure that they are eligible for the exam before submitting the application form. The NTA UGC NET 2019 Eligibility Criteria will be as follows:

Age Limits:

For Junior Research Fellowship:

  • For JRF, the age of an applicant should not be more than 30 years as on 1st July 2019.
  • A relaxation of up to 5 years will be given to the candidates from OBC, SC, ST, PwD and transgender categories.
  • A relaxation of up to 5 years will also be given to all the women applicants.
  • Candidates with research experience will also be eligible for relaxation up to 5 years according to the time period spent by the candidate on research.
  • The applicants with LLM Degree will get the relaxation of 3 years in the upper age.

For Assistant Professor:

  • There is no upper age limit in order to apply for Assistant Professor.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must possess a post graduation degree with a minimum of 55% marks. (50% for the candidates from OBC /SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender categories)
  • The aspirants appearing in the final year exam of PG degree may also apply. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and they will be required to clear the master’s degree exam with 55% marks within 2 years.
  • The Ph.D. degree holder who has completed his/her master’s before 19th September 1991 will be eligible for 5% relaxation in minimum marks required in the qualifying exam.

UGC NET Application Form 2019

The UGC NET 2019 online registration will be processed through the official website of NTA i..e The candidates can also find a direct link to fill the application form on this page after the release of official notification. The aspirants have to provide all the necessary education and personal details in the application form.

After filling the details, the candidates have to upload the scanned copy of recent passport size photograph and signature in a prescribed format as given below:

PhotographJPG4 KB to 40 KB3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)
SignatureJPG4 KB to 30 KB3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).

The UGC NET 2019 application form will not be considered complete unless the candidate pays the prescribed application fee. It is recommended that the applicant should keep the printout of duly filled application form safe for the future reference.

Note: There will be no requirement to send the hard copy of application form to the CBSE office.

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UGC NET Application Fee 2019

The UGC NET 2019 application fee for different categories is given in the table below

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralRs. 1000/-
OBC (Non Creamy Layer)Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderRs. 250/-

Mode of Payment

  • The application fee for UGC NET Examination 2019 can be paid either in online or offline mode. In online mode the candidates can pay the application fee via online payment gateways using a credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • In offline the application fee will be paid by cash using an e-challan in any of the Syndicate, Canara or ICICI Bank.
  • Money Order, Demand Draft or IPOs will be rejected.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

The Exam pattern for UGC NET 2019 is illustrated in the table below

Mode of ExamOnline
Papers in exam2 i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2
Number of Questions150
Type of QuestionsOnly objective type of Questions will be asked
Marks per QuestionEach question will carry 2 Marks
Negative MarkingThere will be no negative Marking

Distribution of Questions in UGC NET 2019 exam will be in the following way

Paper/SessionNumber of QuestionsTopicsMarks
Paper 150 QuestionReasoning ability, comprehension, general awareness and divergent


Paper 2100 QuestionsBased on the subject selected by the candidate200

Admit Card

The candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website. The candidates please note that the board will not send the admit card via post. It will be mandatory for an applicant to carry the admit card along with one photo identity proof at the examination center. The information about UGC NET Exam Date 2019 and venue will be mentioned on the admit card. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without a valid admit card.


The captured images of OMR Sheets will be uploaded along with answer keys after the commencement of UGC NET 2019 exam. The candidate can also challenge the uploaded images of OMR sheets as well as answer keys by filling an online application form from the official website and paying a sum of Rs. 1000/- per question. If the challenge is accepted by NTA then the paid amount will be refunded.

UGC NET Certificate

The candidates please note that the NTA will only conduct the exam and declare the result. The process of issuing e-certificates to the qualified candidates will be administrated by UGC-NET Bureau.

The candidates who will clear the UGC NET 2019 exam have to contact the below address for the e-certificate.


UGC NET Bureau,

University of Delhi, South Campus,

Benito Juarez Marg , New Delhi

Pin Code-110021

Phone No. (011-24116316, 24115416, 24115419)

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  1. Kanchan says:

    I have done my pgdm that is post graduate diploma in management in marketing from Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management , Pune so plz tell me asap that am I eligible for upcoming ugc net exam

  2. Madhu kumar NG says:

    applying net exam

  3. Prof. Dr. vijay kumar prasad says:

    our professors should be made hamane

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