UGC NET updated syllabus released

UGC NET – The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the updated syllabus of National Eligibility Test (NET). The new syllabus will be applicable from June 2019 UGC-NET onwards, as per the India Today report. All the candidates who will be appearing for the UGC NET June 2019 examination can check the revised syllabus on the official website of UGC, the link for which is, noted the report. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC-NET for Assistant Professor and for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both in June. The examination will be held in multiple sessions on June 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28.

Checking the Syllabus

  • Go to the official website,
  • On the homepage, click on ‘ Updated Syllabi of UGC-NET (Applicable from June 2019 UGC-NET Onwards)’
  • On the new page, the updated syllabus will be displayed
  • Download it and take print out of the same for future use.

 Registration process

  • The registration process for NET June 2019 will take place from March 1 and to March 30 on the official website, the link for which is

The NTA organised the first NET exam under its supervision from December 18 to December 22 across India. The answer keys of the exam were released earlier on the official website and the candidates were given chance to raise objections till January 1, 2019.

Citing the press release from the NTA, the report said that out of the 9,56,837 candidates registered for the UGC NET December 2018 exam, 6,81,930 candidates appeared on both papers of the examinations. In 2018 examination, 44,001 candidates qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor while 3,883 qualified for JRF and eligible for Assistant Professor.

On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges. Till recently, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of spread across the country.

From December 2018 onwards, the UGC- NET (for Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both), will be conducted by the NTA.

Until July 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the UGC NET examination but from December 2018 onwards, NTA is conducting the UGC National Eligibility Test. As per the press release by the Indian Government, the exam would be conducted twice a year, and it will be conducted in an online mode instead of offline mode.

In 2013, the UGC announced that the candidates who clear the NET successfully would be eligible for lucrative jobs in public sector undertakings (PSUs), which can use UGC-NET scores for the recruitment process of the posts of executives in their organizations in disciplines like science (R&D), management, corporate communications, human resources, and finance. This step taken by the UGC would also increase the number of students taking the UGC-NET examination which has witnessed a gradual dip in recent years.

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