Important Instruction for NTA UGC NET December 2019, UGC Net Exam Timing
NTA UGC NET December 2019
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.
- Online Submission of Application Form: 09 September to 09 October 2019 (upto 11.50 pm)
- Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net-Banking/Paytm: 10 October 2019 (upto 11.50 pm)
- Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only: 18 October to 25 October 2019
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.
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.
|On-line submission of Application Form (Upto 11.50 pm)||09.09.2019 to 09.10.2019|
|Date for successful final transaction of fee (Upto 11.50 pm)||10.10.2019|
|Through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking upto 11.50 pm Through e-challan upto bank hours||Up to 10.10.2019|
Fee Payable by candidates
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)*
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender `
GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
|Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only||18.10.2019 to 25.10.2019|
|Printing of Admit Cards from NTA’s website||From 09 November 2019|
|Dates of Examination||02 December (Monday) to 06 December (Friday)|
|Duration & Timing of Examination||180 Minutes (03 Hours)|
No Barack Between Paper I & Paper II
First Shift : 9.30 am
to 12.30 pm
Second Shift : 02.30 pm to 05.30 pm
|Centre, Date, Shift and UGC-NET (Subject) Examination||As indicated on Admit Card|
|Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA’s website: nta.ac.in, ntanet.nic.in||Date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website|
|Declaration of Result on NTA’s website||By 31 December, 2019.|
UGC-NET, DECEMBER, 2019: DATE AND SHIFT OF EXAMINATION
|Sr. no.||Date & Day||Shift 1||Shift 2|
|1||02.12.2019||9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.||2.30 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.|
|2||03.12..2019||9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.||2.30 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.|
|3||04.12.2019||9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.||2.30 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.|
|4||05.12.2019||9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.||2.30 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.|
|5||06.12.2019||9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.||2.30 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.|
UGC-NET December 2019
*Other Backward Classes – Non Creamy Layers (OBC-NCL) as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC- Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in).
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.
**As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 as well as the Letters No 35-2/2019-T.S.I dated 21.01.2019, 01.02.2019, 04.02.2019 and 15.02.2019 of MHRD Department of Higher Education regarding implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) for admission in Central Educational Institutions.
- Candidates can apply for UGC-NET December, 2019 “Online” only.
- Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website www.ntanet.nic.in. The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted.
- Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.
- Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
- Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.
- Instructions for filling Online Application Form :
Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility.
Follow the 4 steps given below to Apply Online:
Step-1: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No. (Please see Annexure – VIII)
Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (between 10 kb – 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4kb – 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
Step-3: Make payment of fee using SBI/HDFC/Syndicate/ICICI Payment Gateway and keep proof of fee paid.
Step-4: Print at least four copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.
All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.
The candidate has to select Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/E-Challan option to pay the application fee and follow the online instructions to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
- The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step-2 and step-3 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
- No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
- The entire application process of UGC-NET December, 2019 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ by Hand.
- Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA website regularly for latest updates and to check their e-mails.
Candidates are NOT allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, DocuPen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera, Tape Recorder, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices in the Examination Hall/Room.
Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle to the Examination Hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolates/candy/sandwich etc.
- Candidates are advised to read the Information Bulletin carefully and go through the instructions regarding filling of Online Application Form given on UGC-NET 2019 website www.nta.ac.in, www.ntanet.nic.in before starting online registration.
- Candidate should ensure that all information entered during the online registration process is correct.
- Online information provided by candidates like name of candidate, contact/ address details, category, PwD status, educational qualification details, date of birth, etc during online registration for UGC-NET 2019 will be treated as correct/final and NTA will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for change in information provided by the candidates.
- NTA disclaims any liability that may arise to a candidate(s) due to incorrect information provided by the candidate(s) during online registration process.
- NTA does not edit /modify/alter any information entered by the candidates after completion of registration process under any circumstances. Any request for change in information thereafter will not be entertained. Therefore, candidates are advised to exercise utmost caution for filling up correct details in registration system.
2. 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 – 12.30 pm||02.30 pm – 5.30 pm|
|Entry in the Examination Centre*||7.30 am – 8.30 am||12.30 pm – 01.30 pm|
|Entry in the Examination Hall/Room||8.45 am – 9.00 am||01.45 pm – 02.00 pm|
|Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator||9.00 am – 9.15 am||02.00 pm – 02.15 pm|
|Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall||9.15 am||02.15 pm|
|Instructions by the Invigilators||9.15 am – 9.25 am||02.15 pm – 02.25 pm|
|Test Commences||9.30 am||02.30 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 the commencement of the examination. Candidates will not be permitted to enter into the Examination Center after 8.30 am in First Shift and after 1.30 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 will not be declared in such a case.
- 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.
3. Important Instructions
(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.
(i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (on the website: www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/consolidated%20list%20of%20All%20universities. pdf) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects at Post Graduation level attached as Annexure-IV)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.
(ii) 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. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ ST/PwD category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
(iii) Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject.
(iv) The Ph.D.degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e.from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
(v) 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 NET subjects attached as Annexure-III, may appear in a related subject.
(vi) Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to NTA. However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
(vii) Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), NewDelhi (www.aiu.ac.in)
5. Age Limit and Relaxation
(i) JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 01.12.2018. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in) SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.
(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.
6. Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)
(i) NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
(ii) The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
(iii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.
7. Provisions for Persons with Disability
(i) In compliance of the “Guidelines for Conducting Written Examination for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities” issued by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment vide Office Memorandum No. F.No. 34-02/2015-DD-III dated 29 August, 2018, the following provisions would be available to the Candidates with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined in Section 2(r) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016.
(ii) A person with benchmark disability, as defined in Section 2 (r) of the RPwD Act, means a person with not less than 40 percent of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.
(iii) A specified disability, as defined in Section 2 (zc) of the RPwD Act, means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the said Act, which includes:
(a) Locomotor Disabilities: Leprosy, Cerebral Palsy, Dwarfism, Muscular Dystrophy, Acid Attack Victims;
(b) Visual Impairement: Blindness & Low Vision;
(c) Hearing Impairement: Deaf & Hard of Hearing;
(d) Speech & Language Disability;
(e) Intellectual Disability: specific learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia & developmental aphasia), autism spectrum disorder;
(f) Mental illness;
(g) Chronic Neurological Conditions: multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s diseases;
(h) Blood Disorder: Haemophilia, Thalassemia, sickle cell diseases;
(i) Multiple Disabilities: more than one of the specified disabilities including deaf blindness
(iv) In case of candidates with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe/reader shall be given, if so desired by them.
(v) In case of other category of persons with benchmark disabilities (the Schedule of the said Act may be referred to), the provision of scribe/reader can be allowed (if they so desire) on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution as per proforma at ANNEXURE – XI.
(vi) Such candidates will have the discretion of bringing his/her own scribe/reader or may opt to have Scribe/Reader from NTA or through any of its authorised Institute/Agency/Personnel involved in the examination.
(vii) An eligible PwD candidate, desirous of having facility of scribe/reader, shall have to mention his/her appropriate PwD category in the relevant column of the application form and have also to record as to whether he/she will have his/her own arrangement of scribe/reader or it has to be arranged by NTA or through any of its authorised Institute/Agency/Personnel.
(viii)The qualification of the scribe shall be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The persons with benchmark disabilities opting for own scribe/reader should submit details of the own scribe as per proforma at ANNEXURE – XII.
(ix) In case a PwD candidate who has opted the scribe/reader from NTA or through any of its authorised Institute/Agency/Personnel, the Centre Superintendent shall arrange a meeting of the candidate with scribe/reader, a day before the examination, for giving him/her a chance to check/verify whether the scribe/reader is suitable or not.
(x) Compensatory time of not less than 20 minutes per hour of examination shall be given to a candidate allowed to use scribe/reader. If the examination is 03 hours duration, the compensatory time shall be 01 hour. In case the duration of the examination is less or more than 03 hours, the compensatory time shall be on pro-rata basis.
(xi) As far as possible, the examination for Person(s) with Disabilities should be held at the ground floor.
Display of Answer Key for Challenges
- The NTA will display Answer Key of the questions on the NTA website www.ntanet.nic.in to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Answer Key.
- The Answer Keys are likely to be displayed for two to three days. The Candidates will be given an opportunity to make a challenge online against the Answer Key on payment of Rs. 1000/- per question challenged as processing charges.
- The NTA decision on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys.
Display of Recorded Responses
- The NTA will display the recorded responses and Question Paper attempted by the candidates on the NTA website www.ntanet.nic.in prior to declaration of result. The recorded responses are likely to be displayed for two to three days.
Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking of result
- There shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking of result. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
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 15th July, 2019. The candidates will not be individually intimated about their result.