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UGC NET 2019 Registration Open till Oct 15: Fill Application Form at

Updated On - October 10th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

UGC NET Application Form for December 2019 session has been made available since September 9, 2019. Candidates can fill the application form in online mode only at the official website of UGC NET – Last day to register for UGC NET December 2019 has been extended till October 15, 2019. 

  • UGC NET Application Process involves registration, filling required details, uploading photo & signature and fee payment. 
  • Candidates have to indicate their NET subject, course at PG level, preferred exam cities and other details.
  • UGC NET Application Fees can be paid in online mode only using debit/ credit card/ netbanking or paytm till October 16, 2019.
  • Registration fees for general category is INR 1000, INR 500 for OBC and EWS, and INR 250 for SC/ ST/ PWD and Transgender candidates.
  • NTA will open a form correction window for candidates to make any corrections in the form from October 18 – 25, 2019.
  • Only successfully registered candidates will be issued UGC NET 2019 Admit Card.

Direct Link to Apply for UGC NET 2019

UGC NET 2019 Registration Dates (Updated)

NTA will conduct in online mode as per the following schedule:

EventsDecember 2019 Session 
UGC NET 2019 Registration Began onSeptember 9, 2019 (Open)
Last day to submit UGC NET 2019 Application FormOctober 15, 2019 (Extended)
Last day to pay UGC NET Application FeesOctober 16, 2019 (Extended)
UGC NET Application Form Correction WindowOctober 18 – 25, 2019
Issue of UGC NET 2019 Admit CardNovember 9, 2019
UGC NET 2019 Exam DatesDecember 2 – 6, 2019

Download UGC NET December 2019 Notification PDF 

UGC NET 2019 Eligibility

Before filling UGC NET Application Form, candidates must consider important points listed below:

  • Age Criteria: For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) the upper age limit is 30 years as on December 1, 2019. There is no age limit described for the Assistant Professor.
  • Age Relaxation: 5 years relaxation is given in the upper age limit for OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD category. Relaxation will also be provided to the research experience students.
  • Qualifying Exam: Students must have a Master’s degree or equivalent from any recognized university.
  • Subjects: The qualifying exam has to be passed in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications and Electronic Science.
  • Minimum Marks: General category students must have scored 55% marks in the qualifying exam while 50% marks is required for reserved category students.
  • Appearing Candidates: Students who are appearing in the final semester of the master’s degree can also apply.
  • Relaxation: There is a 5% relaxation for Ph.D. degree holders in aggregate marks. Such students should have a Master’s degree examination completed before September 19, 1991.

Check Detailed UGC NET Eligibility

How to Fill UGC NET 2019 Application Form?

Aspirants can fill UGC NET 2019 Application Form by following the steps given below:

UGC NET Application Form

(All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times)

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Step 1: UGC NET Registration 

  • Registration: New users should register on the official website of UGC NET 2019 to apply for the same. Candidates can complete the registration process by filling the required details.
  • Log in: Already registered candidates can login using their Application Number and Password.
  • Note: Candidates are advised to go through the Terms and Conditions and then click on "Proceed Further".
ugc net registration

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Step 2: Filling UGC NET Application Form 

  • Enter Your Details: The online application form will be displayed and candidates must enter the required details such as 4 preferences of exam center, NET subject, course at PG level, reservation category and other details. 
UGC NET Application form

  • Submission: Fill all the details and click on "Submit" option.
  • Confirmation: After submission, a Review Page appears where candidates can review the details entered by them. After verification, click "Final Submit" button to submit the application form. Candidates should save the confirmation page.
  • Application Number:  Application number will be generated after the submission of the form. Candidates must save the number as it is used to log in and other uses.

Step 3: Uploading Scanned Images

Candidates are required to upload scanned images only in the below specified format and dimensions:

Sizebetween 10 kb – 200 kbbetween 4 kb – 30 kb
Dimensions 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm3.5 cm X 1.5 cm

Step 4: UGC NET Application Fee Payment

  • Portal: After the final upload of the photo, the candidates will be redirected to the fee payment portal.
  • Payment mode: Candidates can pay UGC NET Registration fees in online mode only.
  • Payment Gateway: The fees can be paid using debit card/ credit card/ netbanking of SBI/ Syndicate/ HDFC and ICICI bank or through Paytm or UPI.
  • Download Confirmation Page: Candidates must save 4 copies of filled in application form and e-receipt of fee payment. Read UGC NET Syllabus

UGC NET Application Fee 2019

The application fee varies as per candidate’s category:

CategoryApplication Fee (Revised)
GeneralINR 1000
SC/ ST/ PwD/ TransgenderINR 250
Note: GST/ Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

Details Required for UGC NET Registration 2019

The clear explanation on how to fill up the details asked in UGC NET 2019 Application Form is tabulated below:

Details AskedFilling Criteria
Applied forSelect whether Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship or both
Subject opted forSelect one subject from the 81 specializations available. 
City of ExaminationSelect 4 cities from 224 cities where the test is being conducted.
NameEnter name
GenderChoose gender
Reservation CategoryChoose the Reservation Category properly from the drop-down list available
Mailing and Permanent AddressEnter Mailing and Permanent Address
Educational QualificationsEnter all the educational qualifications
Password GenerationChoose a password and security question and answer, which will be used for all future correspondence

Important Points:

  • The final submission of the online application form will remain incomplete if step 2 and step 3 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
  • No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
  • The entire application process of UGC NET December, 2019 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ By Hand.
  • Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA’s website regularly for the latest updates and to check their e-mails

UGC NET Application Form Correction 

NTA will provide an opportunity to correct the mistakes made in the application form of UGC NET 2019 from October 18 – 25, 2019. 

  1. Visit official website i.e.
  2. Log in to the form correction link with the registration number and password
  3. Edit the portions which you want to and submit the corrected form
  4. Candidates will only get to correct UGC NET 2019 Application Form if they have submitted it before the closing date.

UGC NET 2019 Application Form FAQs

Ques. When will the Online Application form for UGC NET December 2019 be available on website?

Ans. UGC NET Application form will be available from September 9, 2019 onwards at

Ques. In case the Photograph is not having Name & Date of the Photograph, would the form be rejected?

Ans. No, the form will not be rejected. However, it is suggested to have photo with name and date on it.

Ques. Do I have an option of editing my submitted application?

Ans. Yes, NTA gives you the option to correct your UGC NET 2019 application form

Ques. Whether Aadhar Card number mandatory for filing UGC NET 2019 application form?

Ans. No, Aadhaar number is optional only.

Ques. Can I apply for UGC NET 2019 exam through offline mode?

Ans. No, only online application mode is possible.

Ques. I am a Candidate appearing for my final year exams in my Master degree. Can I apply?

Ans. Yes, final year students can apply.

Ques.  Is the thumb impression necessary to upload with application form?

Ans. No, thumb impression is not necessary.

Ques. Can I pay application fee through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc?

Ans. No, Fee paid through any other modes other than prescribed will be summarily rejected.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Keziah babu


09 Oct, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Keziah, you can log in again using your credentials and proceed further to fill the remaining application form.

09 Oct, 2019 10:26
Muzammil ahmad shakil ajaz

I'm in msc first year can I eligible for Ugc NET

08 Oct, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ahmad, at present you are not eligible for UGC NET. Yu can apply for this exam when you start studying in final year of your PG degree. Following are the provisions for similar cases:

  • Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or are waiting for their result or whose qualifying examinations have been delayed can apply for the test.
  • However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and will be considered for award of JRF or recruitment as Assistant Professor only when they will pass their Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks (50% marks for reserved category).

09 Oct, 2019 16:34

i have done pg in history subject unnivercity of bareilly can i appear for net exam2019??

07 Oct, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ganga, yes, you are eligible for this exam provided you have scored at least 55% (50% if from reserved category) in your respective PG degree. You can also check other Eligibility Criteria in detail for NET from here.

07 Oct, 2019 15:32
Archana Balan

Sir in my certificates mera category general likha hai jabki obc mai aata hai mera category kya mai exam de sakti hu agar mai form mai obc fill karti hu

06 Oct, 2019 18:28
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Archana, yes, you appear in the exam and avail reservation benefits only if you have a caste certificate to show that you belong to the concerned category.

07 Oct, 2019 17:39
S. Jagtap

hello I M completed M.Com in 2009, reserved category I want to know the subject

29 Sep, 2019 16:32
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jagtap, you can apply for Commerce, Economics and Management in UGC NET exam. However, it is advised to go with the subject you have done post graduation in.

01 Oct, 2019 16:23
Anu dogra

my result not out , can i fill the form if yes but how

27 Sep, 2019 15:31
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Anu, you can apply for the exam only if either you are in B.Ed or have completed the same. If not, then, you must have scored at least 55% in graduation to be eligible.

27 Sep, 2019 17:59

Hi Sir, I have done my graduation in B.A (Economics Hons) and then I MBA in Marketing

24 Sep, 2019 10:04
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vishwas, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

24 Sep, 2019 10:15

Sir, can I opt for Economics for paper 2 considering I have done MBA in Marketing

24 Sep, 2019 10:29
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Following are the subjects that you can opt for in UGC NET:

  • Labour Welfare/Personnel Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Labour and Social Welfare
  • Human Resource Management

24 Sep, 2019 11:13

"sir i have completed p.g in rural development can i apply for ugc net but in the application form rural dev. subject code was not shown plzz tell me"

21 Sep, 2019 13:57
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Mamta, as per the norms, candidates who have pursued PG degree are eligible for this exam. Thus, you are eligible.

21 Sep, 2019 14:12

i have completed my masters in recreation architecture. there is no subject in UGC NET related to it. so can i apply in any other subject i want?

21 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Zeba, you cannot choose subject as per your choice as they are to be chosen as per the courses opted in PG degree.

21 Sep, 2019 13:09
Priyanshi Zaveri

I have completed my graduation so am i eligible for NET exam ?

20 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Priyanshi, no, you are not eligible as candidates applying for this exam must have done post graduation. You can check the Eligibility Criteria for the exam in detail from here.

20 Sep, 2019 11:24

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