NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

UGC NET 2018 Exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in December, 2018 in various subjects at selected Examination Centers spread across the country for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Candidates who aspire to become a Professor or Lecturer of a recognized university and college can apply for this exam. In this article, we have compiled and answered all the questions which are frequently asked by the candidates before and after applying to the UGC NET Exam.  So, let us look at those Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers in detail:

 

Q1. What is NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to the NTA. UGC-NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Assistant Professor & Junior Research fellowship both in college and university.

 

Q2. What is the responsibility of NTA for UGC NET Dec 2018?

Answer: NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examination (UGC NET Dec 2018) for fellowship in college & University. UGC NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility for ‘Assistant Professor only’ OR ‘Assistant Professor & Junior Research Fellowship both’.

 

Q3. What are the Important DATES for NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: Below are some Important Dates for the NTA UGC NET December 2018 Exam:

NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam

Important Dates

Online Application Date

1st to 30th September 2018

Download of Admit Cards

19th November 2018

UGC NET Dec 2018 Online Exam Date

Shift 1 (9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)

Shift 2 (2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

18th December 2018 (Tuesday)

19th December 2018 (Wednesday)

20th December 2018 (Thursday)

21st December 2018 (Friday)

22nd December 2018 (Saturday)

Date for Announcing Results

10th January 2019


Q4. What is the minimum ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA/qualification for appearing in UGC-NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: Candidates who are pursuing their master’s degree or equivalent courses or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying master’s degree (Final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examination have been delayed can appear in the UGC NET Dec 2018 Examination.

 

Q5. What is the AGE LIMIT for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Posts?

Answer: The below table will give brief detail of the Age Limit for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Posts as per the latest official Notification:

Posts

Age Limit (As on December 01, 2018)

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

30 years

Assistant Professor

No upper age limit

 

Q6. Is there any Upper AGE LIMIT RELAXATION for SC, ST and OBC Categories?

Answer: Yes, there is relaxation on Upper Age Limit for the below categories of the candidates:

S. No.

Category

Age Limit Relaxation

1

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years

(35 years as on December 01, 2018)

2

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3

Women

4

Persons with disabilities (PwD)

5

Transgender

6

Candidates having research experience

Period spent on research – Maximum 5 years

7

Candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree

3 years

8

Candidates who have served in the armed forces

5 years

 

Q7. What are the minimum EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS required for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Posts?

Answer:

Category

Percentage Criteria

General

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)

55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ Transgender

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)

50% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result)

50% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

 Click here to know the Eligibility Criteria for NTA UGC NET December 2018 Exam

 

Q8. Is there any exemption available for the eligibility for assistant professor?

Answer: Let’s have a look at who all are exempted from appearing UGC NET 2018 Exam for the Assistant Professor Post:

For NET/SET/SLET Candidates:

  • The Candidates, who have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission Regulation Act 2009, shall be exempted from minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for Assistant Professor or equivalent position in Universities and Colleges.
  • The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

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.


Q9. What is the process of filling the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM for NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: Candidates can apply to the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) and fill the online application form there only. The candidates have to pay examination fee online through the prescribed link at online application:

Category

UGC NET Application Fee

General

Rs. 800

OBC

Rs. 400

SC/ ST/ PwD

Rs. 200

Note: GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

For your ease we have listed down step by step process and some relevant information needed while filling the application form. Please refer the below link for details:

Click here to know the Application Process for NTA UGC NET December 2018 Exam

 

Q10. Can I apply for multiple subjects while filling the online application form of UGC-NET December 2018 Exam?

Answer: A candidate can fill the application form in only one subject. You can choose out of subjects given in the Information Bulletin (ANNEXURE-III). However, filling in the Multiple Forms will cancellation of application form.


Q11. Is Aadhaar mandatory for UGC NET Dec 2018?

Answer: It may be noted that from December 2018 onwards, Aadhaar Card is not a mandatory document for UGC NET registrations. Candidates can free to provide any other valid Government ID number such as passport number, bank account number, etc.


Q12. Will the NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam be conducted in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?

Answer: This will be computer based test and will be conducted through online mode only in the month of December 2018 from 18th December, 2018 (Sunday) to 22nd December, 2018 (Sunday).

 

Q13. What is the EXAM PATTERN for NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: We have listed down the Exam Pattern for NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam:

NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

Session

Paper

Number of Questions (All are compulsory)

Marks

Duration

First

I

50

100

1 Hour

Second

II

100

200

2 Hours

Total

150

300

3 Hours

NTA UGC NET 2018 Part-I Exam Pattern

Part

Sections (Objective Multiple Choice Questions)

Questions

Marks

I

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

II

Research Aptitude

5

10

III

Reading Comprehension

5

10

IV

Communication

5

10

V

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

VI

Logical Reasoning

5

10

VII

Data Interpretation

5

10

VIII

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

IX

People & Environment

5

10

X

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

100

NTA UGC NET 2018 Part-II Exam Pattern

Paper-II

Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Mark for 1 Question

Total Marks

Selected Subject

Objective Multiple Choice Questions

100

2

200

 

Q14. What is the SYLLABUS for NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: Candidates can get the detailed syllabus of NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam from the link given below-:

Click here to know the latest Syllabus of NTA UGC NET December 2018 Exam

 

Q15. Is there any change in the Syllabus of UGC-NET, prescribed in NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Notification?

Answer: There is no change in the Syllabus of UGC-NET, 2018. For more details please go through the Information Bulletin which is available on NTA website

 

Q16. Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in the NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: There is no Negative Marking in UGC-NET December, 2018.

 

Q17. Will there be a SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in the NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: No, there will be no sectional cut-off in the exam.

Click here to know the UGC NET Exam Previous Year Cut-Off Marks

Q18. What is the number of attempts for appearing in NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: The NTA will hold the UGC NET Exam twice a year. The first one’s being held on December 2018.

 

Q19. What action is to be taken if the candidate has opted English as a medium for examination and wants to appear in Hindi medium?

Answer: The medium should be filled while applying online however in CBT. You can also choose the medium during the examination.

 

Q20. I have no access to a computer and no experience with Computer Based Examination. How can I prepare for the exam?

Answer: NTA will identify schools and colleges with internet and computer facilities. The same will be designated as Test Practice Centers (TPCs) for facilitating free practice sessions on every Saturday and Sunday for UGC-NET Dec, 2018 aspirants. An NTA App is also available.

 

Q21. Can NTA fix the EXAMINATION CENTER in any city other than the options exercised by the candidates?

Answer: The candidates have to select any four cities of their choice for examination of NET December, 2018. 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, this is not a guarantee.

 

Q22. How can I select the DATE AND SLOT OF EXAMINATION of UGC-NET December, 2018?

Answer: There is no facility for the candidates to choose the examination dates and shifts as the Selection of examination dates/shifts will be allotted by the NTA as per the availability in the four cities that you have opted for.

 

Q23. What if the exam dates of UGC NET December 2018 clashes with CTET and West Bengal SET Exam?

Answer: NTA will check the issue, and rectify it as per the availability of examination dates. Candidates should mail NTA the subject for which they would like to appear in UGC NET DEC 2018 Exam.

 

Q24. What do the candidates need to bring to the exam center?

Answer: The candidate is required to bring following at the examination centre (Also read the Information Bulletin carefully):-

  • Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it.
  • One passport size photograph to be affixed on attendance sheet.

Candidates are advised not to bring any other item at the examination centres. There will not be any arrangement for safe keeping of any material at the centre. Neither NTA nor centre will be responsible for any loss, delay etc.

 

Q25. Will any candidate be able to leave early if he finishes the test before the allocated test time?

Answer: No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the test concludes.

 

Q26. If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he/she contact?

Answer: Admit cards will not be sent to candidates. These will be uploaded on website. Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the website only. Candidates would be able to download the NTA UGC NET December 2018 Exam’s Admit Card from 19th November onwards.

 

Q27. How will one know the result of the NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam?

Answer: The result of UGC-NET Dec, 2018 will be uploaded on the website www.nta.ac.in/ www.ntanet.nic.in, as per schedule. The tentative result date is 10th January, 2019 as per the latest notification.

 

Q28. How long will the result/award of NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam be valid?

Answer: For Junior Research Fellowship: The validity period of the offer is three years w.e.f the date of issue of JRF Award letter. However, in case the candidate who has 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.

 

Q29. Where will the NET Qualified Candidate get the E-Certificate?

Answer: The role of NTA is only upto the conduct of NET Examination and declaration of result. The e-certificates to qualified candidate are issued by UGC- NET Bureau. So the candidates declared qualified in NET are informed to contact Head, UGC NET Bureau, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg , New Delhi, Pin Code-110021, Phone No. (011-24116316, 24115416, 24115419).

 

Q30. Is there any helpline for NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 examination for the aspirants?

Answer: Yes. Details are available on website- www.nta.ac.in. The Helpline No.- 8076535482, 7703859909. E-mail: ugcnet-nta@nic.in Queries- net.nta@gmail.com.

NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam

Important Dates

Online Application Date

1st to 30th September 2018

Download of Admit Cards

19th November 2018

UGC NET Dec 2018 Online Exam  Date

Shift 1 (9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)

Shift 2 (2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

18th December 2018 (Tuesday)

19th December 2018 (Wednesday)

20th December 2018 (Thursday)

21st December 2018 (Friday)

22nd December 2018 (Saturday)

Date for Announcing Results

10th January 2019

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