UGC NET 2019 Exam Date, Pattern and Syllabus

UGC NET 2019 Syllabus : UGC NET 2019 dates are out with the release of UGC NET 2019 notification/information bulletin. Aspirants who want to participate in UGC NET Dec exam 2018 must prepare themselves as date of examination is not so far.

UGC NET 2019 exam is likely to be held between Dec 09 to 23, 2018. However exact date and shift of examination will be disclosed by Oct 21, 2018 on NTA’s website. According to official information bulletin, NET 2019 exam will be held in more than 200 cities / towns.

UGC NET Syllabus

About UGC NET 2019 Exam

Formerly, UGC NET exam was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE], one of the most prominent organizations in India. But as per latest orders of Government of India, from Dec 2018 onwards, ‘National Eligibility Test’ will be organized and conducted by ‘National Testing Agency’ on behalf of ‘University Grants Commission’.

UGC NET 2019 exam will be conducted by NTA to find out the eligible candidates for both ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ and only for Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.

Overview Of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

UGC NET Dec 2018 exam will consist of two question papers-

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2

Table View Of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

SessionPaper No.Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsSubjects / TopicsMarksTime Allotted (in minutes)
1st1Multiple Choice Questions50Teaching / Research aptitude, Reading comprehension, Communication, People & Environment etc.10060
30 Minutes break
2nd2Multiple Choice Questions100Subject selected by the candidate200120
Total150300180 [3 Hours]

Detailed View Of UGC NET 2019 Exam Pattern

All the registered aspirants of UGC NET 2019 will have to appear in 2 papers to be conducted back to back on the same day. Both papers will have objective type questions to be solved in prescribed time duration. Both papers will be held in online mode i.e. ‘Computer Based Test’. Paper wise details are given below

Paper 1

Paper 1 will be a general paper on teaching & research aptitude. It will be an online objective type test to be held for 100 marks. In paper 1, there will be 50 MCQs, each of 2 marks. Paper 1 will be a common paper for all the candidates. Paper 1 will have questions from the following subjects/topics 

  • Teaching / Research Aptitude
  • Reasoning ability (including Mathematical)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People & Environment
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

Syllabus For Paper 1

Section No.Name of Sections / TopicsSyllabus
ITeaching AptitudeObjectives, nature, characteristics & basic requirements of teaching, learner’s characteristics, factors affecting teaching, methods of teaching, evaluation systems and teaching aids
IIResearch AptitudeMeaning, characteristics & types of Research, steps & methods of research, research ethics, characteristics & format of thesis writing, paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference & symposium
IIIReading comprehensionIn this section, there will be an unseen passage with few questions to be answered
IVCommunicationNature, characteristics, types, barriers & effective classroom communication
VReasoning (including Mathematical)Relationships, classification, number series, letter series & codes
VILogical reasoningVenn diagram, analytical reasoning, reasoning logical diagrams [Multi & simple diagrammatic relationship], verbal classification, verbal analogies, evaluating & distinguishing deductive & inductive reasoning and understanding the structure of arguments
VIIData interpretationGraphical representation & mapping of data, quantitative & qualitative data, sources, acquisition & interpretation of data
VIIIInformation & communication technology [ICT]Meaning, advantages & disadvantages & uses of ICT, general abbreviations & terminology, basics of internet & e-mailing
IXPeople & EnvironmentPeople & environment interaction, sources of pollution, natural hazards & mitigation, exploitation of natural & energy resources, pollutants & their impact on human life
XHigher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration
Structure of the institutions for higher learning & research in India, formal & distance education, technical / professional & general education, value education, governance, polity & administration, concept, institutions & their interactions

Note- In Paper 1, there will be five MCQs from each above-mentioned sections. So, total no. of MCQs in Paper 1 will be 50 of 100 marks.

Paper 2

Between paper 1 & 2, candidates will get a break of 30 minutes duration. Paper 2 also will be an online objective type test. In paper 2, there will be 100 MCQs from the subject selected and mentioned by the candidate in UGC NET 2019 online application form. Each MCQ in Paper 2 will be of 2 marks. So, total marks will be 200. Paper 2 time duration will be 120 minutes (2 hours)

Subject-wise Syllabus for Paper 2

Subject codeName of the SubjectSyllabus / topics
02Political SciencePolitical theory & thought, comparative politics & political analysis, Indian Government & politics, public administration, International relations etc. Download complete syllabus here.
03PhilosophyClassical Indian Philosophy, Modern Indian Thinkers, Classical Western Philosophy and Modern Western Philosophy. Download complete syllabus here.
04PsychologyPerceptual Processes, learning processes, memory & forgetting, thinking & problem solving, motivation & emotion, human abilities, personality, research methodology, measurement & testing and biological basis of behaviour. Download complete syllabus here.
14Public AdministrationTheory of Public Administration, Comparative Public Administration, Development administration, Indian administration, Research methodology, Social & economic administration and local governments – rural & urban.
Download complete syllabus here.
15Population Studies
Download syllabus here.
16MusicDownload syllabus here.

Note- For complete list of subjects with their respective codes & syllabus, please click here. UGC NET 2019 syllabus is also available in the libraries of Indian Universities.

Common Points To Be Remembered (Applicable for both Papers)

  • Admit card is compulsory to take participate in both papers
  • Both the papers will consist of only MCQs
  • Both papers will be held in two shifts
  • No negative marking for the wrong answer
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempted MCQ
  • A break of 30 minutes between both Paper 1 & 2 will be given to candidates

UGC NET Registration 2019

Candidates who have still not applied for UGC NET 2019 must go online now on the website for UGC NET registration. UGC NET Dec exam’s registration process is going on and remain active up to September 30, 2018. The last date for submission of application fee is Oct 01, 2018.

How To Apply For UGC NET 2019 Exam?

Part I: Registration

  • Open UGC NET’s official website
  • Go through UGC NET registration process to get system generated application no.
  • Enter your basic details like name, parents’ name, date of birth, mobile number & email address
  • Submit the details and you will get a system generated application no.

Part II: Complete Application Form

  • Select category
  • Give choice of cities/towns for examination centres
  • Select a subject for NET Dec exam
  • Select your subjects at PG level
  • Enter further details to complete your UGC NET online application form

Part III: Upload documents and make payment

  • Upload scanned file of your latest passport size photo in JPG / JPEG format; File size should be between 10 kb to 200 kb
  • Upload scanned file of your signature in JPG / JPEG format; file size should be between 4 kb to 30 kb
  • Both uploaded images must be clear & in proper format
  • After uploading files, proceed further to make payment through SBI payment gateway
  • Use credit/debit card or net banking to submit fee online
  • Otherwise generate an e-challan to pay fee offline
  • Print confirmation page at least 4 times (recommended)

Read : UGC NET 2019 Apply Online

Fee To Be Paid By UGC NET 2019 Aspirants

  • Candidates of General category – Rs. 800/-
  • OBC [NCL] – Rs. 400/-
  • Transgender – Rs. 200/-
  • Persons with disabilities [PwD] – Rs. 200/-
  • Candidates of SC / ST category – Rs. 200/-

Mode Of Payment [Both Available]

  • Online through credit/debit card or net banking; last date is Oct 01, 2018 up to 11:50 pm
  • Offline through e-challan; last date is Oct 01, 2018 up to bank’s working hours

Quick Look of UGC NET 2019 Exam

Conducted byNational Testing Agency
Exam sessionDecember 2018
Registration datesSept 01 to 30, 2018
Fee submission datesSept 01 to Oct 01, 2018
Admit cards will be available fromNov 19, 2018
Date of examinationYet to be announced (Expected in December 2018)
Answer keys will be available on-
Announcement of UGC NET 2019 resultJan 10, 2019

ReadUGC NET 2019 Hall Ticket

We wish you Best of Luck for your UGC NET Dec exam.


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