New Delhi: The UGC NET will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) between December 9 and 23 this year. The NTA has released its schedule for the same. NTA will be holding the University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) along with other exams- JEE Main, CMT, NEET (UG) and GPAT.

The eligibility criteria for the ones who would like to appear for the examination this December will be 55 per cent marks in their masters or equivalent examination from a UGC-recognised institute. However, only 50 per cent marks would be required for OBC, SC and ST to sit for the exam.

The UGC NET paper will consist of two objective-type question papers and each question will carry two marks. Paper-I will be general in nature which would assess the teaching and/or research aptitude. While Paper-II will be conducted on the respective subject selected by the candidate. The total duration of the exam will be 3 hours and will be for 300 marks.

Candidates may check the list of important dates needed to be kept in mind for the UGC NET 2018.

Mode of exam: Computer-based

Registration Dates: September 1 and 30

Download of admit card: November 19

Examination Date: December 9 to 23

Announcement of Result: January 10

CBSE conducted its last UGC NET on July 8. The NET exam is conducted twice a year and the HRD ministry has decided to continue with the same. NTA will be conducting the first UGC NET in December. It must be noted that the candidates who qualify for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will be able to pursue research in their respective postgraduate subjects and are also eligible for the post of Assistant Professor.