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UGC NET Online Application

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UGC NET Online Application

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Prospective Candidates can visit NTA Official Website to submit the UGC NET Online Application form. No other mode of application is accepted. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. Candidates can apply online from 09.09.2019 to 09.10.2019 i.e. from \({9}^{th}\) September 2019 till \({9}^{th}\) October 2019.

Category Application Fees
General Rs.1000/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)* Rs.500/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs.250/-
GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.


This chapter provides a Quick Guide and a Detailed Guide (with elaborate instructions) for filling Online Application for UGC NET 2019.


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  • Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website only.

  • Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given on NTA’s website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

  • Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.


Events Dates
On-line submission of Application Form (Upto 11.50 pm) 09 September09 October 2019
Date for successful final transaction of fee (Upto 11.50 pm) 10 October 2019
Through Credit/ Debit Card/ Net-Banking upto 11.50 pm Through e-challan upto bank hours 10 October 2019
Fee Payable by candidates General Rs. 1000/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)* Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 250/-
GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.
Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only 18 October to 25 October 2019

Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

  • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility.

  • Follow the 4 steps given below to Apply Online:

      Step-1: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No. [Click Here – (Replica of Application)]

      Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (between 10 kb – 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4 kb – 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format.

      Step-3: Make payment of fee using SBI_MOPS and keep proof of fee paid.

      Step-4: Print at least four printouts of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.


  • All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.




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UGC NET Online Application – Detailed Guide:

To avoid any kind of inconvenience or last minute rush or unforeseen difficulties, candidates are advised to submit Online Application Form without waiting for the last date. NTA will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature in submission of online application during last days.

(a) Particulars to be filled in the Online Application Form

Before beginning the process of filling the form, please keep the following information ready with you:

  • Copy of Board/ University Certificate for Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name and Date of Birth
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Type of Identification – Bank A/c Number/ Passport Number/ Ration Card/ Other Govt ID
  • Qualifying Degree Certificate or last semester marks sheet
  • Your Mailing Address as well as Permanent Address with Pin Code (Refer [Click Here – Annexure-II] for State Code)
  • Four cities for Centres of your choice (Refer [Click Here – Annexure-I] for Codes)
  • Code of NET Subject(Refer [Click Here – Annexure-III] for Code)
  • Code of subject at Post Graduation level (Refer [Click HereClick Here – Annexure-IV] for Code)
  • Code of Post Graduation Course (Refer [Click Here – Annexure-V] for Code)
  • Category Certificate
  • Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate
  • Your own e-mail address and Mobile Number
  • Scanned images in JPG/JPEG format only of:

    Candidate’s Photograph File size must be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
    Candidate’s Signature in running hand File size must be between 4 kb to 30 kb.


    Part I: Registration Page

    Fill in the basic information and note down the system generated Application No.

    (i) Candidate’s Name/ Mother’s Name/ Father’s Name:

      Provide Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name as given in the Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate in capital letters


    (ii) Date of Birth: dd/mm/yyyy

      Provide Candidate’s date of birth as recorded in Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University certificate.


    (iii) Mobile Number and E-mail Address:

      Provide your own Mobile Number and e-mail address.



    PART II: Fill in the complete Application Form


    PART III: Uploading of scanned images

    (i) Candidate’s Photograph: to be uploaded

      The photograph must be taken on or after 01.09.2018 indicating clearly the name of candidate along with the date of taking the photograph. Photograph should not be with cap or goggles.
      Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly. Polaroid and Computer generated photos are not acceptable. Applications not complying with these instructions or with unclear photographs are liable to be rejected. Candidates may please note that if it is found that photograph uploaded is fabricated i.e. de-shaped or seems to be hand-made or computer made, the form of the candidate will be rejected and the same would be considered as using unfairmeans and the candidate would be dealt with accordingly.

      Application without photograph shall be rejected. The photograph need not be attested.

      Candidates are advised to take 6 to 8 passport size coloured photographs with white background.


      The candidate should scan his/ her passport size photograph for uploading. File size must be between 10 kb to 200 kb.


    (ii) Candidate’s Signature: to be uploaded

      The candidates are required to upload the full signature in running hand writing in the appropriate box given in the Online Application Form. Writing full name in the Box in Capital letters would not be accepted as signature and the Application Form would be rejected. Further, unsigned online application forms will also be rejected.

      The candidate should put his full signature on white paper with Black Ink pen and scan for uploading. File size must be between 4 kb to 30 kb.

(b) Check List for filling the Online Application Form:

The candidates are advised to ensure the following points before filling the Online Application forms:

(i) Whether they fulfill the eligibility conditions for the Test as prescribed under the heading ‘Conditions of Eligibility ’and‘ Age Limit’.

(ii) That they have filled their category viz General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/ SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender, in the relevant column correctly.

(iii) That they have filled their Subject and City of examination and code in the relevant column correctly.

(iv) That the Person with Disability (PwD) candidate has filled the relevant column in the online application form. Only PwD candidates have to fill this column and the others have to leave it blank.

(v) Whether they have kept a Printout of application form (confirmation page) for their own record.
(c) Important Points to Note:

(i) The candidates, before submitting the Online Application Form, shall satisfy their eligibility to appear in the test.

(ii) The Candidates should fill their complete postal address with PIN Code for further correspondence. The NTA shall not be held responsible for any loss due to incorrect address given by the applicant in the Online Application Form.

(iii) The Candidate must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own (which cannot be changed later) as communication may be sent by NTA through e-mail or SMS.

(iv) The Candidate should not give the postal address, Mobile Number or e-mail ID of Coaching Centre in the Online Application Form.

In order to appear in UGC-NET December, 2018, the candidates are required to apply ‘online’.The Application Form other than online mode shall not be accepted.No change will be accepted through offline mode i.e. through fax/ application including e-mail etc.

(v) Online submission of application may be done by accessing the NTA’s official website: www.ntanet.nic.in.

(vi) Online Application Form cannot be withdrawn once it is submitted successfully.

(vii) Application Form of candidates who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria shall be rejected.

(viii) A candidate is allowed to submit only one Application Form. If a candidate submits more than one Application Form, the candidature is liable to be cancelled.

(ix) Request for change in any particular in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances.


(x) The Centres (Cities) indicated for the entrance examination by a candidate is only an option. The actual Centre and shift shall be allotted by NTA and it shall be final. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. It is mandatory for candidates to fill all four choices as options.

(xi) Selection of a candidate in the entrance examination is provisional subject to being found otherwise eligible for admission/ appointment.

(xii) In case a candidate is found providing incorrect information or the identity is proved to be false at any time in the future, the candidate shall face penal action as per the law.

(xiii) The Candidates are not required to send/ submit the confirmation page of Online Application Form to the NTA. However he/she is advised to retain the following documents with them as reference for future correspondence:

  • At least four printouts of the Confirmation Page of Online Application Form.
  • Proof of fee paid
  • Photographs (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form)–6 to 8 passport size photographs need to be kept aside.

(d) Provision of Aadhaar:

(i) The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.

(ii) The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of UGC-NET December, 2019 will enhance the accuracy of the candidates’ details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the candidates at the Examination Centres. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.

(iii) Accordingly, NTA has decided to use Aadhaar for the candidates of UGC NET December, 2019, and hereby notifies the following:

  • Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, may enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth, gender in online application for UGC NET December, 2019 for the purpose of establishing identity and authentication thereof.

  • Candidates not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, may make application for Aadhaar enrolment as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.

  • The candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar may enter 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID (Including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for UGC NET December, 2018.


(e) Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

  • Log on to NTA’s website www.ntanet.nic.in and click on the “Apply Online” button under UGC-NET December 2019.

  • Download information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint yourself with the requirements for submission of Online Application Form.
      Step-1: Fill in the Registration Page and note down the system generated Application No.
      Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature in JPG/ JPEG format.
      Step-3: Make payment of fee through SBI_MOPS (Debit/ Credit Card or Net Banking
      e-challan) and keep proof of fee paid.
      Step-4: Print at least four printouts of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.

  • For submission of Online Application Form, Steps 1 to 4 must be completed. All Steps are mandatory.

  • The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if step 2 and step 3 are not followed through. Such Online Application Forms would stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

  • Candidate will get Application Number and One Time Password (OTP) message through e-mail and SMS for submission of Online Application Form.(Future Login will be allowed only with the Application Number and Password, so these must be preserved)

  • Print at least four copies of the Confirmation Page for your record and future reference.




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    Replica of Online Application Form