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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UGC NET FAQs 2018 – Get Resolved your Queries!
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Be updated with Eduncle for the latest news and UGC NET Exam Notification.
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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