National Testing Agency (NTA) released the admit card for University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) December 2019 exam today, around noon. Applicants of the exam can now download the admit card anytime before their exam from ugcnet.nta.nic.in.
The steps to download admit card are simple. It is 5-10 minutes process. Though if one encounters a busy server or internet is slow, then it may take longer. Candidates are required to visit the website and click “download admit card”. Then proceed to login with application number and date of birth. In the dashboard, navigate through the admit card download links and steps, and finally save the pdf version of the document in device.
Now there are seven critical things a candidate should know before the exam.
First is related to UGC NET admit card 2019, as to what to do if there is an issue with getting it.
NTA has provided a query redressal system (QRS). To send any query to NTA about the admit card, one has to first login, then click the register query button in their login. Then relevant type of query can be selected and query can be sent from there.
Second is what to take to the exam center.
Although there is quite some time for the exam, but as one gets engrossed in last minute preparations, one may tend to forget to gather documents and in the last moment have to run around for it. To know the list of documents to take, go through the admit card – instructions section – carefully. A common list of must have items to take are UGC NET admit card Dec 2019 printout, one passport size photograph same as uploaded in form, one valid and authorized photo ID.
The photo IDs that are allowed include aadhar card, PAN card, driving license, voter ID, passport, aadhar enrolment, ration number.
Also, if candidate has had his or her name changed, then relevant government document to prove it should also be carried. And in the case of PWD candidates, PWD certificate will be required.
Third thing is that candidates suffering from diabetes will be allowed to take eatables to the exam hall, but no one else.
Diabetic candidates can carry sugar tablets, fruits such as banana or apple or orange. They can also have a transparent water bottle. However packed foods like chocolates, candy, sandwich will not be allowed.
Fourth thing is pertaining to religious items that are in barred items list.
If a candidate has to wear kara or kirpan, then he or she should reach the center at least 1.5 hours before gate closing time. This is so that frisking can be done properly. However if the authorities that inside the kara or kirpan there is any suspect device then the candidate will not be allowed entry.
Fifth important point to note are the timings.
Candidates need to reach the exam center at least 2 hours before exam time. There, they will undergo frisking and checking. The reporting desk will close 30 minutes before exam. As per the information brochure, authorities will not allow entry to exam center after 8.30 am in first shift and 1.30 pm in second shift, and those at the center will have to be seated in the hall by 8.45 am and 1.45 pm respectively. However the timings could be earlier if so is mentioned in the admit card or as per exam day norms laid down by NTA.
The exam will be held in two shifts. The date and shift assigned to a candidate is indicated in his or her admit card. There is no scope of getting it changed.
Sixth thing is the dress code.
Now NTA does not specifically prescribe any dress code. But it is a fact that security will be quite heavy at the centres. And there will frisking. It is advisable to wear such clothes that do not require too much frisking – like avoid clothes with many pockets. Also avoid metallic objects, jewellery or such things which lead to triggering of entry scanners. Big buttons or brooches can also arouse suspicion of being communication devices, so avoid all of that. Also, if any specific dress code is mentioned in the admit card, follow it to the T.
Seventh thing is the exam pattern and new syllabus of UGC NET Dec 2019.
There is still time to ensure that what you have studied, and what you are going to revise is as per the official syllabus only. For that, go to ugcnetonline.in and get the new syllabus of UGC NET 2019.
There will be two papers, I and II. Note that there will not be any gap between the two, as used to be until 2018. Paper I will have 50 questions of 100 marks, and paper II will have 100 questions of 200 marks. Both papers combined, one will get 3 hours. Candidates can skip between sections and questions – test will be computer based test. There will not be any negative marking.