UGC NET 2019 – NTA will conduct UGC NET December 2019. For June exam, result was announced in July. Online application form and notification for UGC NET 2019 December is expected to be released in September. Aspirants should utilize these precious days for preparation by completing the syllabus, practicing previous year papers, and taking mock tests. University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test, UGC NET 2019, also known as NTA NET 2019, is the national level exam to determine eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship. Get here complete details of UGC NET 2019 December including syllabus, exam pattern, exam date.

UGC NET 2019

UGC NET 2019 December is expected to have the same syllabus and exam pattern as June exam. Also known as NTA NET, it will be a computer based test comprising of two papers (1 and 2) of overall 3 hours duration. Given below is an expected schedule. As soon as NTA releases information bulletin, dates will be updated here.

UGC NET 2019 December Important Dates (expected)
NTA to release notification and application form Sep 2019 (Week 1)
Last date to apply online for UGC NET 2019 Oct 2019 (Week 1)
Application form correction to start Oct 2019 (Week 2)
Application form correction to end Oct 2019 (Week 3)
Issuance of admit card Nov 2019 (Week 3)
UGC NET December 2019 exam dates Dec 2019 (Week 1-3)
Declaration of result Jan 2020 (week 1)
UGC NET 2019

UGC NET December 2019

NTA started conducting UGC NET exam since December 2018. Before that, CBSE used to conduct it. UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year – in June and December. Following points give key details of UGC NET 2019 December.

  • UGC NET December 2019 can be held on any dates in December, depending upon which dates are finalized by NTA. Last year the exam was initially supposed to be held from 9-23 December, however later on dates were changed to 18-22 December.
  • It is expected to be held for 81 subjects.
  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 are expected to be held together for 3 hours without any break.
  • Online application form will be available for a one month window only. Last date for fee payment will be one day extra.
  • All candidates who are interested and eligible for the December exam must apply online for UGC NET 2019 at in that duration.
  • Application fee is expected to be Rs 800 for General, Rs 400 for OBC, and Rs 200 for SC / ST / PWD / Transgender.
  • Notification of National Eligibility Test will also be posted at and major newspapers.
UGC NET December 2019

Changes Expected in UGC NET December 2019

Up until now, NTA or any other official body has not proposed any changes for the UGC NET exam to be held in December. However, one point is worth to be noted.

UGC NET 2019 is held without any break between paper 1 and paper 2. Earlier, there used to be a 30 minutes break between them. Now candidates can attempt any question of any section in any order.

UGC NET 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme

The first thing to know about UGC NET before appearing in it, is its exam pattern. UGC NET 2019 exam pattern illustrates papers, topics, questions, marks. Exam pattern of UGC NET 2019 is as follows.

Mode of exam: Computer based test

Total questions: 150

Maximum marks: 300

Duration: 3 hours

Type of questions: Multiple choice questions with single correct answer

Scheme of exam:

Name of paper Topics No. of questions Marks
Paper I General topics on teaching and research aptitude 50 100
Paper II Subject specific 100 200

Distribution of questions in Paper I

S.No. Name of topic No. of Qs
1 Teaching Aptitude 5
2 Research Aptitude 5
3 Comprehension 5
4 Communication 5
5 Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude 5
6 Logical Reasoning 5
7 Data Interpretation 5
8 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 5
9 People, Development and Environment 5
10 Higher Education System 5

Marking scheme for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Type of answer Marks
Answered, Correct +2
Answered, Incorrect 0
Answered and marked for review, Correct +2
Answered and marked for review, Incorrect 0
Not visited 0
Not answered 0
Marked for review 0

Important note: If there are any graphical/pictorial question(s) for sighted candidates, then a passage followed by equal number of questions and weightage are also provided for visually impaired candidates.

UGC NET 2019 Syllabus

Now that you know the exam pattern, you can see that you have to prepare for two papers. Whereas paper 1 is common for all subjects, paper 2 shall be subject specific. To know all topics in UGC NET paper 1 and paper 2 syllabus, download them from here.

Note: UGC NET syllabus has been revised in 2019. Please study as per new syllabus.

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1

Click here to download paper 1 syllabus that comprise topics Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), People, Development and Environment, Higher Education System.

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 2

Click here to get paper 2 syllabus. UGC has provided the syllabus in English as well as Hindi. Besides NTA NET 2019, some state SETs are also based on this syllabus only.


UGC NET Subjects

1 Economics 43 Rajasthani
2 Political Science 44 German
3 Philosophy 45 Japanese
4 Psychology 46 Adult Education
5 Sociology 47 Physical Education
6 History 49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
7 Anthropology 50 Indian Culture
8 Commerce 55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management
9 Education 58 Law
10 Social Work 59 Library and Information Science
11 Defence and Strategic Studies 60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
12 Home Science 62 Comparative Study of Religions
14 Public Administration 63 Mass Communication and Journalism
15 Population Studies 65 Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre
16 Music 66 Museology & Conservation
17 Management 67 Archaeology
18 Maithili 68 Criminology
19 Bengali 70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
20 Hindi 71 Folk Literature
21 Kannada 72 Comparative Literature
22 Malayalam 73 Sanskrit traditional subjects
23 Oriya 74 Women Studies
24 Punjabi 79 Visual Art
25 Sanskrit 80 Geography
26 Tamil 81 Social Medicine & Community Health
27 Telugu 82 Forensic Science
28 Urdu 83 Pali
29 Arabic 84 Kashmiri
30 English 85 Konkani
31 Linguistics 87 Computer Science and Applications
32 Chinese 88 Electronic Science
33 Dogri 89 Environmental Sciences
34 Nepali 90 Politics
35 Manipuri 91 Prakrit
36 Assamese 92 Human Rights and Duties
37 Gujarati 93 Tourism Administration and Management.
38 Marathi 94 Bodo
39 French (French Version) 95 Santali
40 Spanish 100 Yoga
41 Russian 101 Sindhi
42 Persian

How to prepare for UGC NET December 2019?

UGC NET 2019 December

UGC NET 2019 preparation for December exam can be common for all of you for paper 1. However for paper 2, it will vary slightly from subject to subject. Nevertheless there are some common aspects that work for all, which you can find here.

UGC NET Paper 1 Preparation

Paper 1 is quite scoring, if you pay attention to it. As you need to get overall cut off score, so by gaining a lot of marks in paper 1, you can get closer to cut off.

5 questions will be asked from each unit, so study all units.

Revise basic mathematics topics of class 10th. It will help you in reasoning section. Pay attention to number series, letter series, codes, relationships, classifications.

DI is easy to score. By practicing more questions on it, you will be able to read data quickly.

For ICT, learn concepts, abbreviations and terminologies. Know what is going on this field. Go through all that is taught in basics of computers upto class 10th. Understand the connection between Information and Communication Technology and education.

When it comes to People and Environment, you should know about pollution and related topics. Again, class 10th books will come in handy.

Policy in Higher Education topic can be mastered by being aware of what is happening in that field.

UGC NET Paper 2 Preparation

Whether you are appearing for English or Sanskrit, any subject, Paper 2 is important. You are expected to answer questions of level that you studied during post graduation. Here are some tips that apply to all.

  • Pick up only a few good books for preparation, rather than getting buried under several books.
  • Take notes from day 1.
  • Cover few easy topics first, and quickly. Then cover hard and easy-moderate topics. Or you can do one easy topic and one tough topic everyday.
  • Focus on completing syllabus well in time so that you get time for practice.
  • Attempt several MCQs on every topic, of UGC NET level.
  • You must solve past year question papers of UGC NET.
  • You should also attempt mock test of UGC NET 2019.

NTA UGC NET 2019 Mock Test

Ever since NTA started conducting UGC NET, that is from Dec 2018, the mode of exam changed to online. Earlier, UGC NET used to be a pen and paper test.

You will find the computer based test format of NTA UGC NET December 2019 to be very intuitive. You will also get a detailed instruction when you start the test. However, for various reasons, it is recommended to attempt mock tests.

How are UGC NET 2019 Mock Tests useful?

  • You become familiar with taking a test in computer based test format.
  • You also understand the difficulty level of UGC NET.
  • Speed and accuracy can be built by taking mock tests again and again.
  • Confidence also improves once you are better prepared for the exam by taking mock tests.

NTA has launched official UGC NET mock test here.

You can also take UGC NET 2019 Mock Test for free by AglaSem for all subjects.

UGC NET 2019 Mock Test
Paper 1 Click here for mock test of UGC NET 2019 Paper 1
Paper 2 Click here for mock test of UGC NET 2019 Paper 2


Now you are either going to take off your preparation, or are mid-way through it; you may even be done with it! At any of these times it is relevant to know your goal. By all means, set your sights much above the cut off. However do take a reality check of what you need to score to get through.

There are two things to note: Qualifying Marks, Cut Off.

Qualifying Marks of UGC NET 2019

You need to score a minimum marks in total of paper 1 and paper 2, in order to be considered. Only if you score following qualifying marks, your result will be further processed to be checked against cut off.

UGC NET 2019 Qualifying Marks
General (Unreserved) 40%
SC 35%
ST 35%
OBC 35%
PWD 35%
Transgender 35%

Cut Off of UGC NET 2019

Once it is clear that you have qualifying marks, then your score is compared against cut off to determine eligibility for “Assistant Professor only” or “JRF and Assistant Professor”. Cut off varies year-to-year, subject-to-subject.

You can check all past year UGC NET cut offs from here.

UGC NET December 2019 Exam Centres

Although at this moment knowing exam centres is not critical, still many candidates are curious to know where all UGC NET is conducted. While UGC NET Exam Centres for December 2019 will be available in September, you may know that in June, it was held in 264 cities. Check all cities here!

UGC NET 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

Ans : Candidates having Masters degree with at least 55% marks (50% for OBC, SC, ST, PWD, Transgender) can apply for UGC NET. Those who have done PhD by 19 Sep 1991 also get 5% relaxation in marks. Age limit for JRF is 30 years as on 01.06.2019 for UGC NET June 2019, and as on 01.12.2019 for UGC NET Dec 2019.

Ans : Yes, the National Eligibility Test has been conducted in online mode ever since NTA took over.

Ans : NTA conducts UGC NET exam twice a year - June and December.

Ans : To apply online for UGC NET 2019, you have to visit in that period of time when registration is open. Then click on apply online button. Then fill all details in form, upload documents, and submit it.

Ans : No, there is no negative marking in NTA UGC NET 2019. For all correct answers, you get 2 marks. This applies to Paper 1 and Paper 2 both.

Are you prepped up for UGC NET December 2019? We are sure you will sail through it! Just go on with your preparation, stick to deadlines, and keep believing in yourself. Best of luck!


Important Books For Jee Main/JEE Advance Preparation Apply Now!!

Leave a Reply