List of Top 20 NTA UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions by Aspirants




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Aiming to crack UGC NET 2018 Exam?


If yes, then apart from getting the deep knowledge of the subjects, there are many general queries you must know.


UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions are the comprehensive source to clarify the common queries of candidates related to the exam, its criteria & procedure.


To solve your doubts, here, Eduncle team has come up with the complete guide to present all the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to UGC NET Exam.


We hope this blog will help you to understand the exam and will put some insight on the UGC NET Exam.



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Even if you acquire all the essential information regarding UGC NET Examination, before appearing for the same there may arise some questions in your mind. The questions can be predicted as below –



Question 1: What is UGC NET Exam?


Answer: UGC NET is a national level test to determine the eligibility for the lectureship and the award of Junior Research Fellowship in university or colleges. UGC NET stands for University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test.



Question 2: What are the benefits of qualifying UGC NET?


Answer: The Career benefits after qualifying the UGC NET Exam are as follows:



Become an Assistant Professor/ Lecturer in any of the UGC Approved Universities.


Become a Research Fellow, Project Assistant or Research Analyst in any of the prestigious organization, universities or laboratories.


Apply for highly reputed Public-Sector Organizations in India.


Become an Entrepreneur.


Publish your own research.


Become an author or a NET faculty.


Start teaching Undergraduate or Post Graduate students or educational professionals.


Be a guest faculty in universities and institutes.


Work as a lab assistant.


Become a consultant or a counselor etc.


You can check the future scope after qualifying the NET Exam in detail at- UGC NET Career Scope.



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Question 3: Can I appear for UGC NET after my graduation?


Answer: No, graduates are not eligible for the UGC NET Exam. The post-graduation/ post-graduation degree is compulsory to be eligible for the UGC NET Exam.




Question 4: Am I eligible for UGC NET after a PG diploma?


Answer: If you have completed your PG Diploma from a recognized university or institution, you are eligible.




Question 5: What is the age limit to apply for UGC NET Exam?


Answer: As per the UGC NET Eligibility, there is no age limit for the assistant professor while the age of the candidates for the JRF should not exceed 30 years.




Question 6: Will distance education be acceptable for UGC NET?


Answer: Yes, distance education is accepted for the UGC NET Exam only if you enrolled in UGC approved or recognized institute or university.




Question 7: What is the syllabus for UGC NET?


Answer: The UGC NET Syllabus is different for each subject. After the changes made in the exam pattern, two papers will be included in the NET Exam.


You can check the complete syllabus for UGC NET for all the subjects by referring our blog: UGC NET Syllabus.



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Question 8: How to get a UGC NET Certificate after I clear the exam?


Answer: The candidates who have cleared the NTA NET Exam can check the step by step procedure to get their Certificates. The instructions are given in the following blog – UGC NET e-Certificate Download Procedure.


The UGC- NET Bureau will issue the e-certificates to qualified candidate. So in case of any doubt, the qualified candidates may contact Head, UGC NET Bureau, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi, Pin Code-110021, Phone No. (011-24116316, 24115416, 24115419).


If you find any difficulty to download the e-certificate, you can drop your queries in the comment section. Our Expert team will help you with the best possible solution.




Question 9: Are there negative markings in the UGC NET Exam?


Answer: No, there is no negative marking in the UGC NET Exam.




Question 10: How to download the NTA UGC admit card 2018?


Answer: You can download the admit card following the steps which are given below:


1. Go to the official site and click on the Download Admit Card link.


2. Enter your application number and password correctly.


3. Click on the submit button to download your admit card.


Note: Visit our blog UGC NET Admit Card 2018 for more details and download your admit card before the exam. The admit cards will not be sent to the candidates personally by post.




Question 11: What is the expected cutoff of NTA UGC NET exam?


Answer: Candidates need to required minimum marks in UGC NET Paper-1 and paper-2 to be considered for the award of the JRF and assistant professor eligibility.


After the completion of the exam, the experts predict the cutoff marks based on the previous years’ trends and difficulty level of question paper. has also made it available for candidates to check the declared cutoff marks & results for UGC NET. Please visit the following link – UGC NET Result and Cut Off.




Question 12: How to prepare for UGC NET Exam?


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Question 13: Are B.Tech graduates eligible for the UGC NET Exam?


Answer: No, B.Tech graduates are not eligible for the UGC NET Exam.




Question 14: What’s the best book/guide to prepare for UGC-NET Exam?


Answer: The UGC NET Exam is being conducted within 84 subjects. For the best UGC NET study material, sample papers, mock test and PDF notes, please visit: UGC NET Study Material & Preparation Books.



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Question 15: How many times will the UGC NET be conducted in 2018?


Answer: The UGC NET Exam used to be conducted twice a year and in 2018, it is set to be conducted twice in July and December.


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Question 16: What is the difference between NTA UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET?


Answer: The Main difference between CSIR NET & UGC NET is that CSIR NET is conducted for the science stream candidates in five subjects while the UGC NET Exam is conducted for arts, commerce and other streams for more than 80 subjects.


There are differences in paper pattern, eligibility, career scope and other differences that you can check here: UGC NET Vs CSIR NET: What is the difference between these two?




Question 17: What is the validity of UGC NET certificate?


Answer: The validity of UGC NET certificate is for the lifetime. However, the JRF letter is valid for 3 years from 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.




Question 18: Can an art student apply for the JRF NET?


Answer: Yes, an arts student can apply for the related subjects in the UGC NET & JRF.




Question 19: What is the mode of the UGC NET Exam?


Answer: The UGC NET Exam will be conducted in Computer Based Mode (online) only.




Question 20: What is the salary of a UGC NET qualified person?


Answer: After qualifying the UGC NET Exam, the assistant professor gets the salary of around INR 30000-45000 per month while the candidates, who applied for JRF get INR 25000 stipend.



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16 thoughts on “List of Top 20 NTA UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions by Aspirants

  1. g sree laxmi

    i m a electronics student. pls tell me which book i have to buy for cracking the net exam.. if you have pervious year papers pls mail me

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shree Laxmi,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Currently, we do not provide any study material for UGC NET Electronic Science Paper 2, if you want to download free study material for paper-1, then you can download it from here.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. Dayananda

    Can agriculture last year student can apply ugc net exam and csir net

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Dayananda,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      B.Sc. graduate can appear for CSIR NET JRF Exam. As agriculture is the course, CSIR NET Earth Science would be the best option.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. Irshad Khan

    Hi I have completed my b.e in electronic but my post graduation is in computer network which is computer science stream… so which subject should I select for net 2018 is it electronics or computers

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Irshad,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You must select UGC NET Computer Science as your post-graduation is in Computer Stream.
      Thanks for asking your query to us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. Nikita

    Hi. I have completed my mcom. Can I appear in management stream instead of commerce? Please reply.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Nikita,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      No, you can’t opt management with this qualification. Go for Commerce & fill up the form asap.
      Thanks for asking your query to us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Sudha

    I have done my b.a with 35% Of marks and my percentage in m.a is 60%. So, can i eligible for UGC NET exam…..
    Plzzzz reply

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sudha,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      When it comes to UGC NET Eligibility, only your post-graduation marks and subject would be considered in that case. Yes, you can appear for the UGC NET Exam only in the same or related subject of your post-graduation degree.
      Thanks for asking your query to us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. neha

    I have cleared my msc first year this year..and now I m in msc final year..if my net is cleared .is it valid or not? Or net certificate is valid after post graduation only.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Neha,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      If you qualify NET while being in your Post-Graduation final year, then it would be valid.
      Thanks for asking your query to us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. Guneet

    I have done my masters in strategic public relations from university of Sydney and a post graduate diploma from Xavier institute of communication , Mumbai.
    Am I eligible to apply for the ugc net in mass communication?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Guneet,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can apply for UGC NET Exam. Make sure you also meet the required eligibility criteria for UGC NET such as age limit & percentage criteria.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team


    Hello Sir / Madam,

    Kindly help on below

    I was applied the UGC NET COMMERCE DECEMBER 2018 I know exam pattern but i was unable to get the good material kindly let me know which book I would like to prefer


    Buhari M

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Buhari,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can download UGC NET Free Sample Material from Eduncle. Register here to get the free PDF. You may also call our counsellors on toll-free number 1800-120-1021 to get the better guidance for the same.
      Thanks for asking your query to us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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