The UGC NET which was earlier conducted by CBSE is now being held by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA published a press release on July 07, 2018 that the exam will be held from December 02 to 16, 2018. However, now as per some newspaper reports, the exam date has been changed. The UGC NET Dec 2018 examination will now be held on December 09-23, 2018.
The registration for UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will start from September 01, 2018 and the window for submitting the application form will be open for a month. The last date to submit the form is September 30, 2018.
UGC NET is a national level exam which is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges.
As per now only the exam date has been changed. The exam pattern and syllabus for the UGC NET will be same as last year. The exam will be held in more than one sitting, hence, the candidates will need to choose one slot for appearing for the test.
UGC NET will be the first exam which will be conducted by NTA. The examinations for all candidates will be conducted in online (computer based) mode only.
Now, that NTA has taken control over major exams which were being conducted by CBSE or AICTE, the result will also be announced soon. Hence, the result for UGC NET Dec 2018 will be announced within 17 days after conducting the test, i.e. on January 10, 2018. So, now the candidates do not have to wait for a month for the result.
Also, Vineet Joshi, director-general, NTA has said that a country-wide network of test practice centres (TPCs) will be established for the students of the rural areas. This facility will start from September 01, 2019. About 2,697 schools/ engineering colleges with computer centres will be available and the students will be able to use this facility free of charge.