UGC NET Dec 2018: Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

UGC NET Dec 2018: National Testing Agency  (NTA) will conduct UGC NET (Dec) 2018 for eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in December 2018. NTA National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted on behalf of UGC to determine the eligibility of candidates for the eligibility for Assistance Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Universities and Colleges.

NTA has made a slight change in the mode of conducting the exam. Previously, UGC NET was conducted in offline mode but from December 2018, the exam will be conducted in online mode.  The syllabus, exam pattern, fees structure and language of the paper will remain same as previous year. Read the article for more information on UGC NET Dec 2018 exam pattern, syllabus, fee structure, and preparation tips.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Complete Information

Based on the performance of the candidate in both the paper of UGC NET 2018 in aggregate, the candidate will be awarded for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both or Eligibility for Assistant Professor. NTA has announced the schedule for UGC NET Dec 2018. Check the table for UGC NET Dec 2018.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam Date
Commencement of online submission of application form 01 Sep 2018
Last date for online submission of application form 30 Sep 2018
Download UGC NET Admit Card 19 Nov 2018
Commencement of Exam 09 to 23 Dec 2018
Release of UGC NET Dec 2018 Result 10 Jan 2019

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UGC NET Dec 2018 Syllabus

As per the NTA official announcement, the syllabus for UGC NET Dec 2018 is same as per the previous year. Students can even check the official website of  NTA for the syllabus. It is also available in the libraries of Indian Universities. Check UGC NET 2018 syllabus page for the complete syllabus for the exam.

NET exam syllabus

UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam Pattern

UGC NET Dec 2018 will be conducted in online mode.  The paper will be conducted in two sessions first session for the paper I and second session for paper II. The question will be objective type for 100 marks. The students will be awarded 2 marks for the correct answer. Check the table for exam pattern.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Paper I Paper II
Subject General nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate Based on the subject selected by the candidate
Session First Second
Mode Online (Computer Based Test) Online (Computer Based Test)
Number of Question 50 100
Total Marks 100 200
Marks Per Question 2 marks 2 marks
Question Type Objective Objective
Time 1 hour 2 hour
Compulsory All Question All Question

UGC NET Dec 2018 Books For Preparation

Candidates appearing for UGC NET Dec 2018 must begin their preparation according to the NET 2019 syllabus. The syllabus is mentioned above. There are plenty of books in the marks for the preparation for NET 2019. We have mentioned a few books list for the preparation for UGC NET Dec 2018. Hope students find it useful in their preparation.

Important Books for UGC NET Buy Online
UGC-NET 2019: Computer Science &
Applications (Paper II & Paper III)
Click Here
Ugc Net Computer Science and
Applications Paperback – 2018
Click Here
UGC NET/JRF/SET Computer Science and
Applications: Paper II & IIIPaperback – 30 Jan 2010
Click Here
UGC NET Home Science (Paper II)
Upkar Prakashan Latest Edition 2018-2019
Paperback – 2018
Click Here
CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research AptitudePaperback – 1 Feb 2018 Click Here
सी.बी. एस. ई. – यू. जी. सी. (नेट /सेट/जे आर एफ) सामान्य पेपर-1 : शिक्षण एवं शोध अभियोग्यता (UGC NET/SET Paper 1 –
Teaching and Research Aptitude in Hindi) (Hindi)
Paperback – 1 Feb 2018
Click Here
UGC NET History Arihant Latest Edition
2018 -2019 Paperback – 2018
Click Here
UGC NET Life Science Arihant Latest 2018-2019 Click Here

UGC NET Dec 2018 How to Prepare

As per the official notification of NAT, the exam will commence on December 2018 and students have few months for the preparation of the exam. Here are tips for the preparation of the exam.

Study Time Table

Students should organize an effective study timetable. Divide the equal time for the preparation of the syllabus. Make a schedule for 10-11 hours of study per day. Create a checklist of the syllabus and their topics to study. Make a single timetable and organize the time for a break.


Students should have the good knowledge of the syllabus for the preparation of the exam. It helps the student to analyze the topic and allot the equal time to for each portion to cover for the exam. It is very necessary that students should be familiar with all the topics mentioned in the syllabus for the exam. It helps to utilize the time smartly. Makes the list of the syllabus and stick it near to study timetable.

Practice form  Mock Test 

As we know that NTA will conduct NET 2019 in online mode, so it is necessary for the candidate to understand the exam environment. It is important that the candidate should be familiar with the computer-based test. For this candidate can take lots of mock tests. Students should try to understand the process of online test which will be beneficial for them on the day of the exam. And it will be useful in the practice or revision of the examination.

Practice Previous Year Question Paper

The preparation of the exam is incomplete without the revision of the topics. And the best way for the revision of the topics is solving the previous question paper. While solving the previous questions the student can over many topics. Students should set the timer for the 2 hours / 1 hours and solve the paper, doing so will help in managing the time and also improve their knowledge of the topics. And they can keep the track of their practice and even find the weaker topics so that they can focus on it.

Time Management

Time Management is the most crucial part of the exam. Time Management require lots of discipline and an effective timetable for preparation. While making revision student should set the timer and try to solve the question within the time. Practising it on regular basis will help to manage the time and during the exam, the student will be able to solve the question and make the revision of the answer within the provided duration of the exam.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for NET 2019 students should be familiar with the eligibility criteria. It is mandatory that students should follow the eligibility criteria if fails then their candidature will get cancelled at any stage of the admission process. Check the eligibility criteria mentioned by NTA for UGC NET Dec 2018.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must secure at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Masters Degree or equivalent exam from the UGC recognised Universities / Institutes.
  • 50 % marks (without rounding off) for OBC belonging to non-creamy layer / SC / ST / PwD candidate.
  • Students pursuing Master Degree or those who have appeared for the final exam in qualifying master Degree or waiting for the result can apply for the exam. These students will be admitted provisionally and they will be eligible for JRF / eligibility for Assistant Professor only after qualifying the Master’s Degree r equivalent exam with 50 % marks for OBC (Non-Creamy layer / SC/ ST/ PwD) and 55% for general candidates. They must complete the master degree within the 2 years of declaration of UGC NET 2018 result.
  • The transgender candidate is eligible for relaxation in age, fee and qualifying criteria is similar to SC / ST / PwD categories.
  • The PhD candidate whose Master level exam was completed by 19th September 1991 will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
  • Candidate should appear for the NET exam for the subject they have completed their graduation. If the subject is not available in the list then select the paper similar to it.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Application Form

NTA will release the application form for NET 2019 on the official website.  Before filling the application form candidate must check the eligibility criteria. The application form will be available in online mode. Students have to fill UGC NET Dec 2018 application form within the prescribed time. The online submission of application will commence from September 01, 2018. The documents to be attached with the application form should be in the prescribed format and size.

The fee for the application is Rs.250/- for SC / ST / PwD / Transgender. The candidate belonging to OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) has to pay Rs.500 and Rs.1000/- is for other categories. Read UGC NET Dec 2018 Application Form article for complete information on documents to upload while filling the application form and the steps to fill NET 2019 application form and application form fee.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Admit Card

National Testing Agency has not declared the date for NET 2019 Admit Card. It may release the Admit Card few days before the exam. The Admit Card will be issued to those candidates who have submitted their application form with the complete valid information. NTA will not send UGC NET Dec 2018 Admit Card to any candidate personally via any mode. The students have to download the Admit Card within the prescribed date from the official website of NTA.

Admit Card is the permission provided by the NTA to the student for appearing in the exam. Any student without the Admit Card will not be permitted for the exam. So, make sure to download the Admit Card before appearing for the exam. Check UGC NET Dec 2018 Admit Card article for more information on how to download the Admit Card, the importance of the Admit Card and important instructions to be followed during the exam.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Answer Key

NTA will release the answer key after few days of the commencement of exam. The answer key will release on the official website of NTA. Students can use UGC NET Dec 2018 Answer Key to verify the answer attempted by them during the exam and even find the rough marks obtained for the attempted question. To check the answer key students should be aware with the marking scheme of UGC NET Dec 2018. And if the students find the that the answers in the NET 2019 Answer Key are wrong then they can raise the objection against the same. For more details check UGC NET Dec 2018 Answer Key page.

UGC NET Dec 2018 Result

NTA will release the result for UGC NET Dec 2018 on the official website. As per the official notification, the result will release in last week of January 2019. To check the result the students have to provide their enrollment number and date of birth (if required). Students can check the marks obtained in each paper along with the total marks and percentage. The qualifying students have to appear for the counselling along with the necessary documents. Check UGC  NET 2019 Result for more detailed information.

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