UGC NET 2019 – National Testing Agency has released UGC NET admit card for December 2019 exam. Now, the National Eligibility Test will be held from December 2, 2019, to December 6, 2019. After the exam, candidates can check answer key for all dates and all shifts. UGC National Eligibilty Test is held at a national level for determining eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship. The candidates with minimum 55% marks in PG can apply for UGC NET 2019. The eligible candidtaes can select any one subject paper out of the available 101 subject papers to appear for UGC NET. Get here complete details of UGC NET 2019 exam date, eligibility, registration process, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.
Latest: NTA has released the admit card for UGC NET Dec 2019. Get here.
UGC NET 2019
UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year – in June and December. UGC NET 2019 is a computer based test comprising of two papers (1 and 2) of overall 3 hours duration. Check below important dates of UGC NET December 2019.
|UGC NET 2019 December||Important Dates|
|NTA to release Notification||21 Aug 2019|
|Releases of Application Form||09 Sep 2019|
|Last date to apply online for UGC NET 2019|
|Last date to pay application fee|
|Application form correction to start||18 Oct 2019|
|Application form correction to end||25 Oct 2019|
|Application form for J&K candidates only||04-08 Nov 2019|
|Issuance of admit card|
|UGC NET December 2019 exam dates||02 -06 Dec 2019|
|Declaration of result||31 Dec 2019|
- Eligibility Criteria
- Application Form
- Forgot application number password
- Application Form Correction
- Admit Card
- Answer Key
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.
You can 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|
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.
UGC NET 2019 Dec Admit Card
The candidates who submit their application form on time are issued the UGC NET Dec 2019 Admit Card. The admit card is made available inside the login of the candidates and no admit card is sent via post to anyone.
To download te admit card the aspirants have to visit ntanet.nic.in and login using their application number and date of birth. On doing so they can check their UG NET Admit Card available for download. On the day of the exam the admit card is to be carried at the exam center in the printed format. On the admit card the candidates can check the below given details:
- Exam center address
- Exam date and time
- Allotted shift
- Important exam day instructions
- Personal details
- Roll number
- Photo and signature uploaded in the application form
UGC NET 2019 Answer Key
NTA upload the answer key and also the response sheets of the candidates online under the candidate’s login. To download the answer key the candidates have to visit ntanet.nic.in. Login using their application number and date of birth. On logging in they can check the link to check the answer key and response sheet:
Answer Key if UGC NET 2019 Dec: The candidates can check all the correct answer of all the questions asked in the exam in the answer key of UGC NET 2019 Dec.
UGC NET 2019 Dec Response Sheet: on the reponse sheet the candidaes can check the answers that they have marked in the exam against each of the questions asked.
Using the answer key and the response sheet of the exam the candidates can cross check the number of correct and wrong answers that they have attempted in the exam. Thus, they can calcualte their probable score in the exam using the marking scheme of the UGC NET 2019.
Challenging the UGC NET 2019 Answer Key
NTA allows the candidates to challenge the answer key of UGC NET 2019. To challenge the answer key the candidates have to submit a certain amount of fee. The fee is charged per challenge and the same is refunded if the challenges are accepted. On the basis of the challenges received and changes in the provisional answer key a final aswer key is released. On the basis of the final answer key, the result of UGC NET is declared.
UGC NET 2019 Result
UGC NET Result determines the eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship, which has been awarded to those who score more than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Transgender). The qualified as per the UGC NET 2019 Result can download e-Certificate from ugcnetonline.in for Assistant Professor, and JRF qualified candidates are issued Award Letter by post.
The UGC NET Result 2019 is declared in the form of a scorecard under the login of the candidates. The basic cut off criteria for UGC NET 2019 is that the candidate should have score more than 40%. For reserved category candidates, it is 35%.
UGC NET Cut Off
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|
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
|Name of topic||No. of Qs|
|Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude||5|
|Information and Communication Technology (ICT)||5|
|People, Development and Environment||5|
|Higher Education System||5|
Marking scheme for Paper 1 and Paper 2
|Type of answer||Marks|
|Answered and marked for review, Correct||+2|
|Answered and marked for review, Incorrect||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
|6||History||49||Arab Culture and Islamic Studies|
|8||Commerce||55||Labour Welfare/Personnel Management|
|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|
|19||Bengali||70||Tribal and Regional Language/Literature|
|22||Malayalam||73||Sanskrit traditional subjects|
|26||Tamil||81||Social Medicine & Community Health|
|31||Linguistics||87||Computer Science and Applications|
|36||Assamese||92||Human Rights and Duties|
|37||Gujarati||93||Tourism Administration and Management.|
|39||French (French Version)||95||Santali|
How to prepare for UGC NET December 2019
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.
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 Application Form
The candidates have to apply online for UGC NET 2019 at ntanet.nic.in. To fill the online application form the candidates need to follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Register online at ntanet.nic.in
Step 2: Fill in the online application form with all the correct details.
Step 3: Next the candidates have to upload scanned images of passport sized photo and their full signature in the application form.
Step 4: To submit the application form finally, the candidates have to pay the application fee via the available modes.
Application fee payment mode: The candidates can make the payment of the application fee using any one of the below-given modes:
- Online modes: Credit card, debit card, net banking.
- Offline mode: Via e-challan
The application fee that the candidates need to pay are as follows:
|Category||Application Fee (in Rs)|
UGC NET Dec 2019 Eligibility
The candidates can check below the eligibility criteria for UGC NET 2019 Dec:
Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a master’s degree with minimum of 55% marks for the general category candidates. The OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category candidates must have atleast 50% marks.
Age limit: The following age limit is applicable:
- JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 01.12.2019. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants.
- Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit
Corrigendum regarding the revised exemption (eligibility for Assistant Professor)
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 ntanet.nic.in 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.
UGC NET 2020 (June)
UGC NET June 2020 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) from June 15 to 20, 2020. UGC NET June 2020 exam pattern will be same as UGC NET Jun2019. It consists of Paper 1 and Paper 2 to be held together for 3 hours. NTA has announced dates for UGC NET June 2020 along with the UGCT NET Dec 2019 dates. Candidates can check the important dates for UGC NET 2020 June session from the table below:
|UGC NET 2020 June||Important Dates|
|NTA to release Notification||21 Aug 2019|
|Releases of Application Form||16 Mar 2020|
|Last date to apply online for UGC NET 2019||16 Apr 2020|
|Application form correction to start||Apr 2020|
|Application form correction to end||Apr 2020|
|Issuance of admit card||15 May 2020|
|UGC NET December 2019 exam dates||15 -20 Jun 2020|
|Declaration of result||05 Jul 2020|
UGC NET 2019 December 2019 Notification
Changes Expected in UGC NET December 2019
Up until now, NTA has announced the dates of UGC NET December 2019. However, it is 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.
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!