NTA UGC NET December 2018 Examination

The University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) examination is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship 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. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.


Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research fellowship 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 is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, in case the candidates who have already 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.
On behalf of UGC, the National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of previous Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) between 09.12.2018 (Sunday) to 23.12.2018 (Sunday) 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. NTA will conduct NET in 84 subjects in all states of India at selected NET Examination Centres spread across the country.

It is notified that NTA will conduct the UGC-NET December 2018 for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor which will be held between 09.12.2018 (Sunday) to 23.12.2018 (Sunday). The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the website https://ntanet.nic.in from 1st September, 2018. The candidates are required to apply online only from 1-30 September, 2018. The last date for applying online is 30th September 2018 and fee can be paid up to 1st October, 2018.