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UGC NET 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Cards, Results and Counselling

UGC NET 2018: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is responsible for conducting National Eligibility Test on behalf of University Grant Commission. It is pertinent to mention here that the CBSE is only an examination body while other formalities such as e-certificate issued to the qualified candidates by UGC Board itself. Candidates seeking their career as Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Universities, Institutions, IITs and other national organisations should fill the UGC NET application form.

The UGC NET examination held two times in a year i.e. in the month of January and July at various cities of the Country.  UGC NET 2018 online application form will be available probably in the month of September, 2017 for the exam to be held in the month of January, 2018.

UGC NET 2018 Notification

UGC NET 2018 Exam Dates



Online application form availability

3rd week of October 2017

Last date to submit the form

4th week of November 2017

Corrections in particulars of application form

4th week of November 2017

Admit Card Availability

4th week of December 2017

Exam Date     

4th week of January 2018

Declaration of Result

May 2018

UGC NET 2018 Application Form

Candidates can fill UGC NET 2018 application form via online mode at official website of the CBSE.

  • Application form for January exam will be available probably in the month of October, 2017 while application form for July exam will be invited in the month of April, 2018.
  • Fill the application form completely without leaving any blank.
  • Aadhaar card is necessary to apply for UGC NET 2018.
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature at given space.
  • Pay the necessary application fee and submit the application.
  • Take printout of confirmation page or filled application form for future reference.

Application Fee

Fee can be paid via Net Banking, Debit / Credit card.


Application Fee







UGC NET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria:

For Junior Research Fellowship:

Age Limit: The maximum age limit is 28 years as on 1st January 2018.

Relaxation: 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD category candidates. Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience. Candidates possessing LL.M. degree will be eligible for 3 years relaxation in age.

Qualification Eligibility:

Qualifying Examination: Master’s or equivalent degree from Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC.

Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed in subjects like Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc.

Minimum Marks: The percentage of marks required in qualifying examination is 55% (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD categories).

Relaxation: Relaxation of 5% marks in qualifying examination shall be given to Ph.D degree holders whose master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991.

For Assistant Professor:

Age Limit: No prescribed upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern



No. of  Questions

Max Marks

Paper I

General Awareness, Comprehension, Reasoning Ability

60 out of only 50 to be attempted


Paper II

Concerned Subject

50 ( All questions are Compulsory)


Paper III

Concerned Subject

75 ( All questions are Compulsory)


  • CBSE UGC NET 2018 exam will comprises three papers i.e. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III.
  • Paper-I is compulsory for appearing in Paper-II and Paper-III.
  • All the questions of Paper-I and Paper-II will be compulsory to attend.
  • Entrance test will be held offline on OMR sheet.
  • There will be multiple choice questions in the test.
  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of National Eligibility Test (NET) is different for different subjects. The subjects included in NET is more than 94. It is difficult to provide the syllabus of all the subjects here.

Get Detailed UGC NET 2018 Syllabus

UGC NET 2018 Admit Cards

After filling the applicant details in the application form correctly, the UGC NET admit card becomes available online at the official website ( of the University from the first week of December 2018 (tentative), Without the admit card, an applicant is not allowed to enter the examination hall.

How to download the UGC NET 2018 Admit card:

  • Visit the official website of UGC NET.
  • Click on the link provided to get the UGC NET admit card.
  • Enter the username and password details.
  • After all the details are filled up. Download the admit card and take a print out of it and keep it safe.

UGC NET 2018 Results

All the candidates who will appear in the exam will get their respective result on the official website probably in the month of May, 2018. Those who will achieve the qualifying marks will be able to apply for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship.

UGC NET 2018 Counselling

To appear in NET counselling, candidates must abide by the following points:

  • CBSE UGC NET 2018 counselling will take place in three rounds on three different dates.
  • Candidates need to confirm the ranking based on the result declared by UGC.
  • Candidates need to confirm their availability for counselling on the date mentioned on the official website.
  • Before a candidate appears for the counselling he/she needs to decide the course of choice.

Documents required at the time of counselling

  • Original counselling letter
  • Bank draft to be taken along, a candidate can process it as per the guidelines mentioned on UGC NET website
  • Original 2 copies of 10th and 12th certificates
  • Score card
  • Original Admit card
  • Original degree or the provisional certificate if candidate is appearing
  • Community certificate (SC/ST/OBC/Other) signed by the authorized authority
  • Medical documents mentioned on UGC NET application form
  • 4-6 passport size photographs color and black and white

UGC NET 2018 Preparation

  • Candidates must have basic fundamental and advanced knowledge in the subject.
  • Candidate must be aware of the syllabus.
  • Applicant keeps solving the model test papers.
  • Each topic must not take more than 3 days to be understood.
  • At least revise four to five times.