Important Instruction for NTA UGC NET December 2018, UGC Net Exam Timing
NTA UGC NET 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.
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.
(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.
UGC-NET December, 2018
- Mode of Examination: The Examination shall only be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT). Wherever Online Examination has been used elsewhere in this booklet, NTA’s UGC-NET application form, it means CBT only.
- (ii) Pattern: The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.
|Paper||Marks||Number of Questions||Pattern||Duration|
|I||100||50||The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate||1 hour First shift : (9.30 am to 10.30 am) Second shift: (2.00 pm to 3.00 pm)|
|II||200||100||This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory.||2 hours First Shift: (11.00 am to 1.00 pm) Second Shift: (3.30 pm to 5.30 pm)|
(a) For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks. There are no negative marks for incorrect response. No marks will be given for unanswered/marked for review questions.
(b) If a question for any reason is found to be incorrect, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempted the question.
(iii) Centres (Cities): The Centres (Cities) where the Test shall be conducted are given at Annexure-I. The candidates have to select any four cities of their choice for examination of UGCNET December, 2018. It is mandatory to select four cities. The efforts will be made to allot city of examination to the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. However, due to administrative reasons, a different city of nearby area may be allotted.
(iv) States/Union Territories: The List of States/Union Territories and their codes are given at Annexure-II.
(v) Subject and Syllabus of Test: The List of NET subjects and their Codes are given at Annexure-III. Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in/ net/syllabus.aspx and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities. National Testing Agency will not provide the syllabus to individual candidates.
(vi) Subjects at Post Graduation: The list of Subjects at Post Graduation level and their Codes is given at Annexure-IV.
(vii) Post Graduation Courses: The list of Post Graduation Courses and their Codes is given at Annexure-V.
(viii) Universities in India: The list of Universities in India is given at website: www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/consolidated%20list%20of%20All%20universities.pdf The candidates have to select option Other in the drop down list and fill the name of the University, if they have passed/appearing in their Post-Graduation Examination from a University which is not mentioned in the list.
(ix) Schedule of Examination:
|Dates of Examination (Exact dates of examination/shifts will be made available on the NTA’s website)||First Shif||Second Shift|
|Timing of Examination||9.30 am– 10.30 am
11.00 am – 1.00 pm
|2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
|Entry in the Examination Centre*||7.30 am – 8.30 am||12.00 pm – 1.00 pm|
|Entry in the Examination Hall/Room||8.45 am – 9.00 am||1.15 pm – 1.30 pm|
|Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator||9.00 am – 9.15 am||1.30 pm – 1.45 pm|
|Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall||9.15 am||1.45 pm|
|Instructions by the Invigilators||9.15 am – 9.25 am||1.45 pm – 1.55 pm|
|Test Commences||9.30 am||2.00 pm|
|To attempt Paper-I i.e. Questions 001 to 050||9.30 am – 10.30 am||2.00 pm – 3.00 pm|
|Break (Candidates are not allowed to leave the premises, under any circumstances)||10.30 am – 11.00 am||3.00 pm – 3.30 pm|
|To attempt Paper-II i.e. Questions 001 to 100||11.00 am – 1.00 pm||3.30 pm – 5.30 pm|
|Test Concludes||1.00 pm||5.30 pm|
*Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Center well in time, at least 2 hours before commencement of the examination. Candidates will not be permitted to enter in the Examination Center after 8.30 am in First Shift and after 1.00 pm in Second Shift.
In case any candidate furnishes false information, appears in more than one shifts/dates of the Computer Based Examination, the candidature is likely to be cancelled and the result in such a case will not be declared.
Note: Candidate shall appear at their own cost at the Centre on Date and Shift as indicated in their Admit Card issued by the NTA. Under no circumstances the choice of Cities for Centre, Date, Shift and NET Subject provided in the Admit Card shall be changed.
Procedure and Criteria for declaration of result Following steps will be followed:
Step I: The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots or Eligibility for Assistant Professor) shall be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of NET.
Step II: The total slots shall be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India.
Step III: In order to be considered for ‘both JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor’ and for ‘Assistant Professor Only’, the candidate must have appeared in both the papers and secured atleast 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for all candidates belonging to the reserved categories (viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD and Transgender).
Step IV: The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a particular category is derived as per the methodology illustrated below:
|Example: Number of candidates to be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor in the subject ‘Economics’ for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category||Number of candidates belonging to SC category who secure atleast 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for SC category for ‘Economics’ (x) Total slots derived for SC category as per Step II (÷) Total number of candidates belonging to SC category over all subjects who secure at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together.|
The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor ‘in ‘Economics’ for the SC category.
Similar yardstick shall be employed for deriving the subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for all categories.
Step V: All candidates who had applied for ‘Eligibility for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both’ out of the total number of qualified candidates derived as per Step IV, shall constitute the consideration zone for JRF.
Step VI: The total number slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India. The procedure for subjectwise cum category-wise allocation of JRF slots is illustrated below:
|Example: Number of candidates to be declared qualified for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in the subject ‘Economics’ for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category||Number of candidates belonging to ST category who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in the subject ‘Economics’ (x) Total JRF slots available for ST category (÷) Total number of candidates belonging to ST category over all subjects who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor.|
The aggregate percentage of the two paper scores corresponding to the number of JRF slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for JRF in ‘Economics’ for the ST category.
Similaral location procedure is used for all subjects and categories. It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC is final and binding.
Result of the examination shall be hosted on NTA’s website www.ntanet.nic.in and will be declared by 10th January, 2019. The candidates will not be individually intimated about their result.