National Testing Agency releases notification to conduct UGC- NET in December 2018

New Delhi: The next UGC- National Eligibility Test (NET) will be held in December 2018. National Testing Agency (NTA), an autonomous and self-sustained testing organization set up under Ministry of HRD, will conduct the Test during 09 to 23 December 2018.

The registration of application will commence from 01 September. The registration window will close on 30 September. The results will be announced on 10 January 2019.


Earlier UGC-NET was conducted by the Central Board of secondary Education (CBSE). Till recently, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of spread across the country.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the UGC-NET exam for the first time. The test will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.

In a press release, NTA informed that the information bulletin of UGC-NET December exam will be available from 01 September 2018 on its official website: .

There is no change in the exam pattern of the test. The test will have two papers: Paper I – 50 questions with 100 maximum marks; Paper II- 100 questions with maximum 200 marks. The Paper I will have One Hour duration while Paper II will have Two Hours duration.


Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC  in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & 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) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

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.

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 subjects, may appear in a related subject.

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