The National testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET examination schedule for December 2019 and June 2020. Candidates can check the examination details on the official website of NTA, the link is nta.ac.in. This year the CSIR UGC NET examination will be conducted on 15th December 2019, while UGC NET examination will be held between 2nd to 6th December. The Online application process for December session will starts from 9th September. Aspirant will have one month time for registration as last date of registration is 9th October. Further, the hall ticket/admit cards will be available for download from November 9. 31st December will be the result day for both examination.
What is NTA
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.The country`s top entrance/ competitive examinations such as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains, NEET (UG), UGC NET etc are conducted by the agency.
On behalf of UGC, NTA conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) 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. Earlier It was CBSE who conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of spread across the country.
Understanding NET and JRF
From Dec 2018, the UGC-NET (for Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both), was 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.
Mode: The Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only.
Pattern: The test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type questions. There will be no break between papers.
Number of Questions- 50
MCQ — 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.
Number of Questions- 100
MCQ — This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
Total duration– 03 hours without any break
Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC website: https://www.ugcnetonline.in/syllabus-new.php.