UGC NET JRF 2019 notification will officially be released in the month of January 2019. The Press Release is already Out and live on National Testing agency Website. The admit card for the UGC NET JRF exam will be made available to be obtained after 10th February 2019. The online exam is going to be held on multiple Days from in the month of July. So if you’re preparing for the UGC NET JRF exam 2019, have a look at the syllabus, eligibility standards, admit card ,test pattern and free Past year Papers.

What is UGC NET JRF Exam?

The UGC NET JRF Exam is conducted twice an year by the NTA and lakhs of students get involved in this drive. The NET JRF Paper helps everyone to pursue professorship as their career. The UGC NET exam was earlier conducted by the CBSE but from December 2018 onwards, it’ll be conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency).

UGC NET JRF Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

EventsDates (Announced)
Issue of Detailed NotificationNot Updated
Commencement of online application form1st September 2018
Last date to submit the form30th September 2018
Download of Admit Card19th November 2018
Dates of Examination9th to 23rd December 2018
Declaration of Result10th January 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should fulfill the following criteria to apply for the NET JRF exam.

1) Age Eligibility

Age should be Less than 30 years on the first date of the month in which JRF Exam would be held. There are also relaxation in the upper age limit for JRF 2019 exam:

Sr. No.CategoryRelaxation in Age
(i)Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)By 5 years
(ii)Other Backward Classes (OBC)By 5 years
(iii)Persons with Disabilities (PWD)By 5 years (GEN) 5 years (OBC) & 5 years (SC/ST)
(iv)TransgenderBy 5 Years
(v)Women ApplicantsBy 5 years
(vi)Candidates Having Research Experience, Limited to the Period Spent on Research in the Relevant/ Related Subject of postgraduate degreeBy Maximum 5 years
(vii)Candidates having LLM DegreeBy 3 years.
(viii)Candidates served in Armed ForcesBy Maximum 5 Years

There are no Age Limit for UGC NET(LR) Candidates for Assistant Professorship.

2) Educational Qualification (for UGC NET JRF (General)

A Candidate should have a Masters Degree from a recognised university/institution by UGC with Minimum 55% marks (this will be 50% in case of SC/ST/PWD/transgender candidate) or grade.

For further details, read here the complete UGC NET JRF Eligibility Criteria.

Application Form

The online registration for UGC NET JRF Exam recruitment 2019 will start in the month of January 2019.

Admit Card

The admit card for UGC NET JRF Exam is issued 10-20 days prior to the examination date.The admit card will be available if you have submitted the correct information in the online registration form. You can download UGC NET JRF admit card by visiting the official website.

Job Profile

It is possible to download UGC NET JRF acknowledge card by going to the official site. You can read about more details of UGC NET JRF Officer Job Profile here.

Selection Procedure

Selection Process of UGC NET JRF Assessment (General) consists of following steps –

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2

Both the papers are Objective in character. You can go through the details of Paper 1 and Paper 2 Tests Here.

Syllabus – Paper I & II

We’ve updated the details about UGC NET JRF Syllabus & exam pattern for Paper 1 & Paper 2 based on the official notification. Information handout will provide the information about the exam pattern for Paper 1 of UGC NET JRF. It will be available on the official website in some time. The pattern is expected to remain same for Paper 1 exam as that of Decemeber 2018. The syllabus of UGC NET JRF Officer (General) has also been updated in this post.

Exam pattern & Syllabus of UGC NET JRF Paper I & II can be viewed here.



The Tentative Dates of NET JRF Paper is from 2nd July 2019 to 16th July 2019, so it is a very crucial time to start practice & Compare your NET JRF marks to previous year cut offs.

Students preparing for the NET JRF exam need to clear the overall cutoff of the UGC NET Exam. Also, an idea of the previous year cutoff of UGC NET Paper 1 & Paper 2 exams helps them understand the minimum number of questions which must be correct from the overall exam. You should attempt all the Questions in the UGC NET Exam as there is no negative marking. So, here is the UGC NET Cut Off 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. You can get to know more about Cut off from here.

Preparation Tips

The overall level of UGC NET JRF exam is on a higher side when compared with other teaching examinations. You should have a proper study program in place whilst preparing for this exam. Overall and sectional strategy for this exam will eventually help you to score better. Check here to read more about this approach to crack UGC NET JRF Exam.

Exam Analysis

UGC NET JRF Exam will take place between 9th to 23rd July 2019 after the admit card has been issued on 17th July 2019. Meanwhile, you can go throughout the previous year papers of UGC NET JRF so as to spot the entire difficulty level of the examination.


The result of UGC NET JRF examination will be published on 10th August 2019 which is very near to the dates of examination. This is because of the online examination this year. The official result of UGC NET JRF will be updated on 10th August 2019 on the website of NTA.

Previous Year Question Papers

It is essential to attempt UGC NET JRF previous year question papers to be familiar with the level of the exam properly. In this post, we have provided UGC NET JRF past year papers with the detailed solution.

You can go through more Past Year Papers of NTA UGC NET.

Click here to find the UGC NET JRF examination december 2018 papers with answers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

While applying for this test, students face numerous difficulties in various aspects of the application procedure. To address such issues, we have shared some important Frequently asked Questions for UGC NET JRF exam, which assist pupils to sort their inquiries readily.

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