UGC NET 2019: December Notification, Application Form Dates, Eligibility

NTA UGC NET 2019 (December): Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Important Dates

UGC NET 2019 December exam is scheduled to be held on 2nd December to 6th December 2019. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the UGC NET exam on behalf of the University Grants Commission. Earlier, the CBSE was the regulatory authority for UGC NET exam but from December 2018, the National Testing Agency is conducting the exam for eligibility for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship and both. The exam is conducted once in a year. The aspirants must fulfil the basic eligibility requirements for appearing in the exam. The award of the eligibility for Assistant Professor or JRF and both depend on the candidate’s performance in the exam.

The interested candidates who want to appear in the upcoming UGC NET 2019 December exam must collect information about the exam including the registration process, eligibility, examination pattern, syllabus and important dates etc. The applicants can submit UGC NET 2019 application form through online mode at the official website. Check complete information about UGC NET 2019 exam in this article below.

UGC NET 2019 December Notification

  • UGC NET 2019 December notification is going to release on 9th September 2019 on the official website of the NTA.
  • The registration process is starting from 9th September 2019 through online mode on the official website of the NTA (National Testing Agency).
  • Interested candidates can fill application form till 9th October 2019. Click here to check application form details.
  • The candidates are recommended to ensure the eligibility before applying online for UGC NET 2019.

UGC NET 2019: Exam Overview

Name of ExamUGC NET (National Eligibility Test)
Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
EligibilityMaster’s degree with at least 55% marks
Age LimitJRF- 30 Years or below

Assistant Professor-No age limit

Registration ModeOnline
Online registration started from9th September 2019
Registration will close on9th October 2019
Date of Exam2nd to 6th December 2019
Medium of the ExamHindi or English
Duration of the exam3 Hours (Paper I- 1 Hour, Paper II- 2 Hours)
No. of Questions150 Questions (Paper I: 50, Paper II: 100)
Type of questionsObjective type questions

UGC NET 2019 December Exam Dates

The applicants can check here official dates of the UGC NET 2019 December exam in the table below. We recommend the aspirants to apply online within the prescribed schedule:

EventsDates (Released)
Official notification release dateSeptember 2019
Availability of online application form9th September 2019
Last date for applying online9th October 2019
Admit card issuance date9th November 2019
Date of UGC NET Exam2nd-6th December 2019
Announcement of the Result31st December 2019

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants must be aware of the eligibility requirements for appearing in UGC NET exam. Here you can check complete eligibility criteria with regard to NTA UGC NET 2019 December exam:

Age Criteria

  • There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professor.
  • In case of Junior Research Fellowship, the upper age limit fixed to 30 years as on 1st June 2019.
  • SC/ST/PwD/OBC-NCL/Women candidates can be relaxed upto five years.
  • Candidates having research experience and LL.M. degree will also be eligible for 3 years relaxation.

Academic Qualification Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Any candidate having a Post-graduate degree or equivalent from a recognized university will be eligible to apply. Candidates with Ph.D. are also eligible to apply.
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks: Candidates must obtain at least 55% marks aggregate in the qualifying exam. Reserved category candidates need to score 50% only.
  • Appearing Candidates: Aspirants those who are appearing in the final semester of the qualifying exam can also apply for UGC NET 2019.
  • Relaxation: Ph.D. degree holders are eligible to seek 5% relaxation in aggregate marks. However, such applicants should have completed Master’s degree exam by 19th September 1991.

UGC NET Application Form 2019

The applicants should go through the instructions given below with regard to UGC NET application form 2019:

  • First of all, candidates must go through official notification and should obtain official information bulletin.
  • Candidates can submit the application form for UGC NET 2019 December exam through online mode only.
  • The application form will be available online from 9th September 2019.
  • The last date for submission of application form is 9th October 2019.
  • Candidates must provide all the information asked in the application form. Remember, all the particulars filled in the application form should correct and true.
  • You need to upload scanned photograph and signature in the prescribed format with given specifications.
  • Also, pay the requisite application fee which is a mandatory requirement to the complete the registration.
  • No need to send the hard copy of the application form to the NTA office.

Application Fee

  • General candidates: Rs.1000/-
  • OBC-NCL candidates: Rs.500/-
  • SC/ST/PwD candidates: Rs.Rs.250/-
  • The candidates can pay the application fee through online mode using net banking, credit/debit card or e-challan.
  • The application fee will not be refunded in any case. Hence, you must satisfy yourself before submitting an application form.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

The candidates must be aware of the exam pattern before appearing in the exam. Here are the details about NTA UGC NET exam pattern below:

Exam Mode Online Mode. It means the exam is a computer-based test.
No. of Papers There will be two papers in this exam.
Medium of the ExamThe test paper will be available in either English or Hindi as per choice filled by the candidate.
Duration of ExamsPaper-I: 1.00 hour

Paper-II: 2.00 hours

Number of Questions Paper-I: 50 Questions

Paper-II: 100 Questions

Marking SchemeEach question will carry two marks and for every correct response, two marks will be awarded.
Negative Marking No, there is no provision of negative marking.

UGC NET 2019 Syllabus

The information about the syllabus of the UGC NET exam is very-very crucial to know in order to qualify the test. Paper-I of the exam will consist of reasoning ability, general awareness and language skills etc. The papers are designed to check candidates teaching/research aptitude. Candidates can check previous years questions papers to know the syllabus and important topics of the UGC NET exam.

How to Prepare for NTA UGC NET December 2019 Exam?

The interested candidates who are preparing for UGC NET exam must collect significant information about the exam. It is a national level exam through which candidates can pursue their dream of joining teaching sector job as Junior Assistant and Assistant Professor at the university level. The candidates have to give their 100% efforts to qualify this exam and it will take a proper preparation plan to crack this exam. Here are some of the tips given below which will be helpful, check carefully:

  • We recommend everyone to obtain complete information regarding syllabus and exam pattern.
  • After the release of the notification, go through the information bulletin and read each and every instruction carefully.
  • Candidates can collect previous year questions papers for reference and information.
  • Solve the sample paper including previous year questions to know the difficulty level of the questions.
  • Candidates should have good command on current affairs and general knowledge.
  • Buy some good books which are relevant as per the prescribed syllabus.
  • During the exam, time management is one of the important factors which can impact performance deeply hence, candidates should work on time management.
  • Candidates are recommended to start preparation so early and try to cover each and every section of the syllabus.
  • Be positive and confident during the exam.

UGC NET 2020 FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Question: When will be UGC NET 2019 December exam held?

Answer: UGC NET 2019 December exam is scheduled to be held from 2nd to 6th December 2019.

Question: Who will conduct the UGC NET 2019 December exam?

Answer: The UGC NET exam is conducted by National Testing Agency from the year 2019. Earlier the UGC NET exam was conducted by CBSE but now it will be organized by NTA (National Testing Agency).

Question: What is the educational qualification criterion for appearing in UGC NET?

Answer: The applicant must have completed the master’s degree programme from any recognized university/institution can appear in this exam.

Question: What is the age limit for UGC NET 2019?

Answer: The candidate’s age should not exceed 30 years as on 1st June 2019 for December exam in case of Junior Research Fellowship. However, there is no age limit prescribed for Assistant Professor.

Question: How can submit UGC NET application form?

Answer: The applicants can apply online on the official website of NTA within the stipulated time frame.

Question: What will be the UGC NET exam mode?

Answer: The UGC NET exam will be held through online mode. It is a computer-based test.

Question: How can I pay the application fee?

Answer: The registration fee can be paid through online mode such as net banking, debit/credit card.

Question: Is there negative marking in UGC NET December 2019 exam?

Answer: No, there is no negative marking.

UGC NET Admit Card 2019

  • The authority will release UGC NET admit card 2019 on 9th November 2019.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website.
  • Take a printout of the admit card and keep it safe till the entire examination process gets over.
  • Candidates must carry admit card on the day of the exam along with photo identity card.
  • Remember without having valid admission card, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • Admit card will be sent via speed post to any individual.

UGC NET 2019 Answer Keys

The authority after completion of the UGC NET 2019 exam will release Answer Keys on its official website. Candidates can download answer keys for all papers. If candidates find any discrepancy in the answer sheet then they can challenge it through proper channel.

Candidates have to pay Rs.1000/-for each question. The authority after re-checking the objection of the candidates will publish final answer key.

UGC NET December 2019 Result

The UGC NET 2019 December result will be declared by 31st December 2019. Candidates can obtain their result online at official portal by entering the application number/roll number and date of birth.

The National Testing Authority will also upload marks obtained by the candidate in the written test on its official website. Candidates should take the printout of the result and keep it safe for future reference.

UGC NET Cut-Off 2019

Candidates have to score cut-off marks for qualifying the exam. Those who score minimum qualifying marks will be considered eligible for Assistant Professor and JRF.

The subject and category wise merit list will be prepared. After the declaration of result, candidates can obtain e-certificate from the UGC. Check minimum qualifying in the table below:

Category Cut-Off (Minimum Qualifying Marks)
General40% (40)40%(40)

NTA UGC NET 2019 Highlights

The candidates can check highlights of the UGC NET December 2019 exam herein below. Kindly check following information carefully:

  • The National Testing Agency has announced the crucial dates for UGC NET 2019 December exam.
  • The registration for UGC NET December 2019 exam can be done from 9th September to 9th October 2019.
  • UGC NET 2019 exam will be held on 2nd to 6th December 2019.
  • Interested candidates must apply within the prescribed time frame and should not wait for last date.
  • Registration can be done through online mode only as there is no other way to apply.
  • The date of birth entered in the application must be as per the high school certificate.
  • After making payment of registration fee, keep receipt of payment done as proof.
  • You need to upload the latest images of photograph and signature as per the directions.
  • Keep printout of the UGC NET application form for future reference.
  • Mobile number and e-mail ID provided by the candidate must be functional till the entire process is completed.
  • There will be two papers in the exam and both will consist of multiple choice questions.
  • If any candidate found ineligible even after qualifying the exam his/her candidature shall liable to be cancelled.
  • Candidates are recommended to fill exam city choice carefully as under no circumstances, request for change of exam city will be entertained.
  • The official website of the National Testing Agency is Candidates are recommended to visit this website time to time for latest information.
  • There will be no request entertained for change or modification in the particulars of the application form. However, NTA will provide a chance to correct or modify the error in a certain period.
  • There is no requirement to send the confirmation page of application form to the NTA. However, candidates should retain the printout of the application form (four copies), fee receipt and photographs (as uploaded with online application form).
  • In case of any problem, candidates can contact the competent authority for help.

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12 Questions

  1. I’m now the student of 1st er PG n I have recently completed my 1st seme .Am I eligible to register NET in my second Seme by getting the marksheet of my 1st seme

    • Those who want to become teacher at university level can appear in this exam, but candidates must fulfil eligibility requirements.

  2. Are we supposed to choose the subject in which we have done our Masters or can we choose other subject of interest as well?

    • No changes are there. Exam pattern and syllabus are same. If there will be any change we will update the information in this article.

    • Santosh there will be a single form for all the candidates. I suggest you go through official information bulletin whenever it will be available.


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