UGC NET JRF December 2018

UGC NET JRF 2018 notification will officially be released in the month of September. 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 19th November 2018. The online exam is going to be held on multiple Days from 9th December 2018 to 23rd December 2018. So if you’re preparing for the UGC NET JRF exam 2018, 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 not be more than 30 years on the first date of the month in which JRF Exam would be held. There is also relaxation in the upper age limit for JRF 2018 exam based on the following:

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)

Minimum 55% marks (this will be 50% in case of SC/ST/PWD/transgender candidate) or grade required to qualify in Masters degree of each candidate from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC.

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

Application Form

The online registration for UGC NET JRF Exam recruitment 2018 will start in the month of August 2018.

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 July 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 December 2018 to 16th December 2018, 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 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 December 2018 after the admit card has been issued on 17th December 2018. 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 January 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 January 2019 on the website of NTA.

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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