UGC NET Management - Eligibility & Exam Pattern

National Testing Agency on behalf of University Grand Commission conducted National Eligibility Exam in India. In this article, all the general information regarding the UGC-NET Exam.

Expected Dates

The UGC-NET exam is held twice a year June and December
For June 2019 Exam
Release of Notification First week of February
Online Application Form submission First week of March
Admit Card Two to three weeks prior to the exam
UGC NET Exam Date UGC NET Exam Date
UGC NET Result Date By July
For December 2019 Exam
Online application form submission begins First week of September 2019
UGC NET Exam Date December 2019
Declaration of result January 2020

Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates of Unreserved Category must have at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwD must have 50% (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination
  • Final Year students of Masters Degree 


For Junior Research Fellowship
  • Not more than 30 years as on 01.07.2018.
  • 5 years relaxaion to the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories/women applicants.
  • Relaxation of up to 5 years for the candidates who have served in the armed forces
For Assistant Professor: 
  • There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Exam Pattern

Phase No. Of Questions Marks Time
Phase I 50 100 (2 Marks Each) 1 Hours/60 Minutes
Phase II 100 200 (2 Marks Each) 2 Hours/120 Minutes

Cut Off

  • UGC NET qualifying cut off marks for General category is 40% in Paper I & II 
  • The qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD/Transgender categories is 35% in Paper I & II

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