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NTA issues notice for UGC NET Examination 2019 June


The National Testing Agency has released application forms for UGC NET Examination (June) 2019. Eligible candidates can apply for the examination latest by 30th of March, 2019.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by Ministry of Human Resource Development as an independent autonomous, self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organization. The conduct of the UGC-NET examination has been
entrusted to the NTA by Government of India.

The NTA will conduct the next UGC-NET for ‘Assistant Professor’ or for ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ from 20June to 28 June, 2019. The test will consist of two papers as given below:


Marks Number of Questions
(All are compulsory)
Duration / First Shift

Duration / Second Shift


100 50

03 hours
(09:30 am to 12:30 pm) IST

03 hours
(02:30 pm to 05:30 pm) IST


200 100

The Test will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.

The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed Information Bulletin for UGC-NET which will be available on the website and w.e.f. 01 March, 2019.

The candidates are required to apply online between 01 March, 2019 – 30 March, 2019. The fees can be paid up to 01 April, 2019.

Mode of Examination:
The Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only. Wherever Online Examination has been used elsewhere in this booklet, it means CBT.
The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type questions. There will be no break between papers.

Paper I: The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching / research aptitude of the candidate. It will
primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
Paper II: This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

The duration of the papers will 03 hours each without any break. All the questions will be compulsory.

For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks. There are no negative marks for incorrect
response. No marks will be given for unanswered / Marked for Review questions.

Also read: Syllabus of UGC NET 2019 June Examination

(i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Transgender category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

(ii) Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC-NCL /SC/ST/PwD//Transgender category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Master degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

(iii) Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject.

(iv) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

(v) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects attached as Annexure-III, may appear in a related subject.

(vi) Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to NTA. However the candidates, in their own interest, must ensure themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action. NTA does not verify the information provided by the candidates during online registration and hence candidature will be purely provisional subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.

(vii) Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (

Age limit and Relaxation:
(i) JRF:
Not more than 30 years as on 01.06.2019.

A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Noncreamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates with research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from a p p r o p r i a t e authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates with L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

Application fee:
General/Unreserved: Rs. 800/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)*/Economically Weaker Section (EWS):Rs. 400/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender: Rs. 200/-

How to apply: Log on to NTA website and click on the “Apply Online” button under UGC-NET June, 2019.

Important dates:
1. Last date of online submission of Application Form (upto 11:50 pm of 30 March, 2019):  01–30 March, 2019

2. Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking upto 11:50 pm through e-challan upto bank hours: 01 April, 2019

3. Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only: 07-14 April, 2019

4. Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website: 15 May, 2019

5. Dates of Examination: 20, 21 June, 24, 25, 26, 27,28 June, 2019

6. Declaration of Result on NTA website: by 15 July 2019

Official notice: Click here

Information bulletin: Click here

Candidates are suggested to visit the websites and for more details.