General Instructions for NTA UGC NET Application Form December 2018
On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges.
Till recently, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of spread across the country.
From Dec 2018 onwards, the UGC- NET (for Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both), will be conducted by the NTA.
The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only depends on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor are not to be considered for award of JRF. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.
NOTE: Those candidates who have uploaded the photograph without Date and Time and White Background inadvertently, the same also will be accepted. The Application form will not be rejected in this case. If there is any discrepancy found in the images, a message will be sent to candidate’s registered mobile number and link will be provided to correct the images in their login.
Candidates are further informed that link for image or signature correction would remain active till 11:50 p.m. 30th October 2018. Correction in these two fields can be made on or before this date.
Important Instructions for NTA UGC NET December 2018
(i) The eligibility only ‘for Assistant Professor’ or for ‘both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of UGC-NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF. Candidates appearing in UGC-NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for ‘only Assistant Professor’ or ‘for both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor’. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.
(ii) The candidates who qualify for the award of JRF are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them.
(iii) Candidates falling under Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Transgender/OtherBackward Classes(OBC)(Non Creamy Layer), as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (www.ncbc.nic.in), will be given special concessions as may be decided by the UGC.
(iv) Junior Research Fellowship:Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in universities/IITs/Institutions. The validity period of the offer will be three years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, for those candidates who have joined M. Phil. / Ph.D., the date of commencement of Fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.
National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.
To assess competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment has always been a challenge in terms of matching with research based international standards, efficiency, transparency and error free delivery. The National Testing Agency is entrusted to address all such issues using best in every field, from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking.
a) Particulars to be filled in the Online Application Form:
Before beginning the process of filling the form, please keep the following information ready with you:
- Copy of Board/ University Certificate for Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name and Date of Birth
- Aadhaar Card
- Type of Identification – Bank A/c Number/ Passport Number/ Ration Card/ Other Govt ID
- Qualifying Degree Certificate or last semester marks sheet
- Your Mailing Address as well as Permanent Address with Pin Code (Refer Annexure- II for State Code)
- Four cities for Centres of your choice (Refer Annexure-I for Codes)
- Code of NET Subject(Refer Annexure-III for Code)
- Code of subject at Post Graduation level (Refer Annexure-IV for Code)
- Code of Post Graduation Course (Refer Annexure-V for Code)
- Category Certificate
- Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate
- Your own e-mail address and Mobile Number
- Scanned images in JPG/JPEG format only of:
|Candidate’s Photograph||File size must be between|
|10 kb to 200 kb.|
|Candidate’s Signature in running hand||File size must be between|
|4 kb to 30 kb.|
Part I: Registration Page
Fill in the basic information and note down the system generated Application No.
(i) Candidate’s Name/ Mother’s Name/ Father’s Name:
Provide Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name as given in the Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate in capital letters
(ii) Date of Birth: dd/mm/yyyy
Provide Candidate’s date of birth as recorded in Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University certificate.
(ii) Mobile Number and e-mail Address :
Provide your own Mobile Number and e-mail address.
Note: Only one e-mail address and one Mobile Number are valid for one application
PART II: Fill in the complete Application Form
Fill in the complete Application Form
(a) Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of Indiawebsite (www.ncbc.nic.in). Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list OBC Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.
(b) Provide your complete postal address with PIN Code (Mailing Address as well as Permanent Address) for further correspondence. PIN code of Correspondence Address should be given in the space provided for this purpose.
Note: The NTA shall not be responsible for any delay/loss in postal transit or for an incorrect Correspondence address given by the Applicant in the Application Form.
(c) Choice of Cities for Examination Centres: The candidate should select any four cities of their choice for examination of NET December, 2018 given at Annexure-I.
(d) NET Subject: The candidate should select the NET subject to appear from the list of NET Subjects given at Annexure-III.
(e) Subject at Post Graduation level: The candidate should select the Subject at Post Graduation level given at Annexure-IV.
(f) Post Graduation Course: The candidate should select the Post Graduation Course given at Annexure-V.
(g) Under no circumstances the choice of cities for Centre and NET subject filled in the application form shall be changed by the NTA.
PART III: Uploading of scanned images
(i) Candidate’s Photograph: to be uploaded
The photograph must be taken on or after 01.09.2018 indicating clearly the name of candidate along with the date of taking the photograph. Photograph should not be with cap or goggles.
Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly. Polaroid and Computer generated photos are not acceptable. Applications not complying with these instructions or with unclear photographs are liable to be rejected. Candidates may please note that if it is found that photograph uploaded is fabricated i.e. de-shaped or seems to be hand-made or computer made, the form of the candidate will be rejected and the same would be considered as using unfairmeans and the candidate would be dealt with accordingly.
Application without photograph shall be rejected. The photograph need not be attested.
Candidates are advised to take 6 to 8 passport size coloured photographs with white background.
Note: Passport size photograph is to be used for uploading on Online Application Form and also for pasting on Attendance Sheet at the examination centre.
The candidate should scan his/her passport size photograph for uploading. File size must be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
(ii) Candidate’s Signature : to be uploaded
The candidates are required to upload the full signature in running hand writing in the appropriate box given in the Online Application Form. Writing full name in the Box in Capital letters would not be accepted as signature and the Application Form would be rejected. Further, unsigned online application forms will also be rejected.
The candidate should put his full signature on white paper with Black Ink pen and scan for uploading. File size must be between 4 kb to 30 kb.
Note: Candidate must ensure that the uploaded images are clear and proper.
(b) Check List for filling the Online Application Form:
The candidates are advised to ensure the following points before filling the Online Application forms:
(i) Whether they fulfill the eligibility conditions for the Test as prescribed under the heading ‘Conditions of Eligibility ’and‘ Age Limit’.
(ii) That they have filled their category viz General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender, in the relevant column correctly.
(iii) That they have filled their Subject and City of examination and code in the relevant column correctly.
(iv) That the Person with Disability (PwD) candidate has filled the relevant column in the online application form. Only PwD candidates have to fill this column and the others have to leave it blank.
(v) Whether they have kept a Printout of application form (confirmation page) for their own record.
(c) Important Points to Note:
(i) The candidates, before submitting the Online Application Form, shall satisfy their eligibility to appear in the test.
(ii) The Candidates should fill their complete postal address with PIN Code for further correspondence.The NTA shall not be held responsible for any loss due to incorrect address given by the applicant in the Online Application Form.
(iii) The Candidate must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own (which cannot be changed later) as communication may be sent by NTA through e-mail or SMS.
(iv) The Candidate should not give the postal address, Mobile Number or e-mail ID of Coaching Centre in the Online Application Form.
In order to appear in UGC-NET December, 2018, the candidates are required to apply ‘online’.The Application Form other than online mode shall not be accepted. No change will be accepted through offline mode i.e. through fax/application including e-mail etc.
(v) Online submission of application may be done by accessing the NTA’s official website: www.ntanet.nic.in.
(vi) Online Application Form cannot be withdrawn once it is submitted successfully.
(vii) Application Form of candidates who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria shall be rejected.
(viii) A candidate is allowed to submit only one Application Form. If a candidate submits
more than one Application Form, the candidature is liable to be cancelled.
(ix) Request for change in any particular in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances.
Note: However, a chance may be given to the candidates to correct/modify some of the particular(s) of the application form online only, with valid reason(s) for one week after last date of submissionof application form. The candidates are advised to visit the website regularly to know the exact date when the correction(s)/modification(s) will be allowed. No modifications will be communicated through email / fax / mobile.
(x) The Centres (Cities) indicated for the entrance examination by a candidate is only an option. The actual Centre and shift shall be allotted by NTA and it shall be final. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. It is mandatory for candidates to fill all four choices as options.
(xi) Selection of a candidate in the entrance examination is provisional subject to being found otherwise eligible for admission/appointment.
(xii) In case a candidate is found providing incorrect information or the identity is proved to be false at any time in the future, the candidate shall face penal action as per the law.
(xiii) The Candidates are not required to send/ submit the confirmation page of Online Application Form to the NTA. However he/she is advised to retain the following documents with them as reference for future correspondence:
At least four printouts of the Confirmation Page of Online Application Form.
Proof of fee paid
Photographs (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) –6 to 8 passport size photographs need to be kept aside.
(d) Provision of Aadhaar:
(i) The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any
law or any contract to this effect.
(ii) The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of UGC-NET December, 2018 will enhance the accuracy of the candidates’ details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the candidates at the Examination Centres. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
(iii) Accordingly, NTA has decided to use Aadhaar for the candidates of UGC NET December, 2018, and hereby notifies the following:
Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, may enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth, gender in online application for UGC NET December, 2018 for the purpose of establishing identity and authentication thereof.
Candidates not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, may make application for Aadhaar enrolment as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for adhaar.
The candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar may enter 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID (Including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for UGC NET December, 2018.
Note: The candidates can also enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government
(e) Instructions for filling Online Application Form:
Log on to NTA’s website www.ntanet.nic.in and click on the “Apply Online” button under UGC-NET December 2018.
Download information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint yourself with the requirements for submission of Online Application Form.
Step-1: Fill in the Registration Page and note down the system generated Application No.
Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature in JPG/JPEG format.
Step-3: Make payment of fee through SBI_MOPS (Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking e-challan) and keep proof of fee paid.
Step-4: Print at least four printouts of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.
For submission of Online Application Form, Steps 1 to 4 must be completed. All Steps are mandatory.
The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if step 2 and step 3 are not followed through.Such Online Application Forms would stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
Candidate will get Application Number and One Time Password (OTP) message through e-mail and SMS for submission of Online Application Form.(Future Login will be allowed only with the Application Number and Password, so these must be preserved)
Print at least four copies of the Confirmation Page for your record and future reference.
1. Please see Replica of Application Form at Annexure- VIII
2. The application particulars entered can be edited before final submission of the Application Form. The particulars cannot be changed/edited once it is finally submitted. No communication in this regard will be entertained.
3. All the links for submission of Online Application Form, Uploading of Candidate’s photograph, Candidate’s signature, Payment of fee and Printing of Confirmation Page can also be done separately.
4. Facility of submission of online application form, uploading of photograph, signatures, payment of fee and printing of the Confirmation Page will be deactivated as per schedule for submission of Application Form. Hence, candidates are required to complete the process within the prescribed schedule.
5. Candidates are not required to send/ submit hard copy of Confirmation page to NTA office. However, the candidates are advised to retain the hard copy of the Confirmation Page, and a proof of fee submitted for future need.
6. Registration will be treated as complete only if the fee has been transacted successfully, else the form will be cancelled.
(f) Status of receipt of Online Application Form with Fee:
Information regarding the applications of candidates received with fees will be put on the NTA’s website on 19.11.2018 along with their Roll Nos, Centres, Date and Shift (Timing of examination). The candidature of the candidate, whose fees has not been received upto the prescribed last date, will not be considered for the examination.
In case the particulars of the candidate are not shown in the final list of candidates on the NTA’s website on 19.11.2018 and the candidate has paid the fee, the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. from 19.11.2018 to 25.11.2018 with the following documents for considering his/her candidature for the examination:
(i) Proof of fee paid (Photocopy of transaction slip of fees paid through e-challan/Debit/Credit Card and Net Banking). In case, the fee has not been remitted within the prescribed last date, the application would be treated as incomplete/unsuccessful and it shall not be considered.
(ii) Print out of the Confirmation Page.
(iii) No request regarding non-receipt of Online Application Form would be entertained by the NTA after 25.11.2018.
(iv) Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA’s website regularly for latest updates.
(v) Candidates should check their e-mails on the given e-mail address and SMS in their Mobile Number for latest updates and information.