How to Apply for UGC NET 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 07 Dec, 2018 14:40 IST

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How to Apply for UGC NET 2018

The aspirants of UGC NET 2018, must know the process to apply for this national level examination. It is important to clearly understand how to apply for UGC NET 2018 as any mistake in the application process might debar candidates from sitting in the examination. The application process of UGC NET 2018 for December examination started on 1st September and ended on 30th September 2018. Aspirants were also allotted with a time period to make necessary changes or corrections in the application that they submitted. This form correction process for UGC NET was scheduled to be conducted from 8th to 14th October 2018 respectively, via the official website of NTA.

To start with the application process, we first need to collect the essentials that will be required at the time of form filling. These essentials include collective information of the educational background of the candidates and the scanned copy of documents mentioned as under.

  • Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 10kb to 200kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).

  • Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).

UGC NET Application Dates 2018

Events

Dates

UGC NET December 2018 Application Starts From

1st September 2018

UGC NET December 2018 Application Ends On

30th September 2018

UGC NET December 2018 Application Form Correction

8th October to 14th October 2018

Correction of Photograph and Signature Last Date

30th October 2018

Documents Required Before Filling UGC NET Application 2018

Let’s know in detail about the documents that must be kept handy before planning to fill in the application form of a national level examination UGC NET. It is first of all important for candidates to understand that collecting these documents is important because it will help candidates in filling up the form quickly and with an ease. It will also help in avoiding last minutes hassle and confusion that candidates often encounter while filling up a competitive examination application form. These documents include the following :

  • Marksheet of 10th standard.

  • Marksheet of 12th standard.

  • Marksheet of the Bachelor Degree.

  • Marksheet of the last qualifying examination.

  • Soft copy and hard copy of the scanned documents in the format prescribed.

  • Identity Proof of the Candidate.

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable).

Step by Step Process to Apply for UGC NET 2018

In order to apply for UGC NET 2018, candidates need to follow certain steps if they wish to complete the entire process in a systematic and correct manner. In general, there are 3 major steps that must be followed for filling up the UGC NET Application Form 2018. These steps include Filling the Application Form, Uploading the Scanned Photograph and Signature and Pay the Examination Fee. Apart from these steps, candidates also need to undergo two more steps that mainly comprise of the Authentication Process, Registration Process and Downloading the Application Confirmation Page. Read about each step in detail to understand the whole process.

Authentication Process

This step has been introduced from this year onwards for the candidates to describe in detail about their identity proof mentioning their authentic address and contact preferences. This is an important step, especially before the candidates hop on to fill in the application form of UGC NET 2018. After filling the credentials correctly candidates must click on the submit button. Remember to cross-check the details mentioned before clicking on the submit button. Things that are to be filled in include –

  • Name of the Candidate

  • Gender

  • Date of Birth

  • State of Residence

  • Aadhaar Number

  • Security Pin flashing on the Screen.

Registration Process

In this step applicants of UGC NET 2018 need to register themselves for UGC NET in a separate online form. The form have credentials denoting the personal details of the candidates of the candidates which generally includes name of the candidate, candidate’s father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, valid email address and mobile number. After filling these credentials candidates can submit it by clicking on the submit button given below the form. As soon as the form is submitted successfully, an Application Number will pop up on the computer screen for the candidates. This Application Number is to be recorded by the applicants for future references.

Filling the UGC NET 2018 Application Form

Candidates must fill complete information in the Application Form of UGC NET. These details include personal information, educational details, work experience (if any), residential details, etc. Details related to the UGC NET 2018 is also to be filled here. Candidates must specify the exam for which they are appearing Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor. The residential detail includes the mailing address and the permanent address of the candidates. Documents linked to both the address must also be correctly mentioned and attached. In the block given for educational qualification, candidates must fill in the details of all the exams and degrees along with the marks and percentage as given in the marksheet attached with the form. Candidates will also be asked to fill the security pin already generated in the online form. Once all the details are entered correctly the candidates can go on clicking the ‘Next’ tab. This will take candidates to the next step of the Application Process.

Uploading Scanned Photograph and Signature

Candidates in this step needs to upload the documents that they must have got it scanned as per the prescribed description and specification. The file size of the photograph and the signature must not exceed as per the size issued by the exam conducting authority. Candidates must not exceed the file size or try uploading photographs and signatures of wrong format, as this might lead to discard the Application Process or even the cancellation of the Application Process. The Photograph must not be less than 10kb and more than 200kb, whereas, the Signature must be between 4kb to 30kb.

Pay the Examination Fee

After filling all the details correctly and successfully for UGC NET, the candidates have to select the option of payment for examination. The payment will be done through SBI_MOPS (Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ E-Challan of SBI). Candidates must most importantly remember to have access of excellent network connection while fill the Application Form and making the payment, as any server issue can result to failure of the Application Process. NTA is not to be held responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature during submission of online Application or making the Payment. Given below is the Fee Breakup that is to be paid by the candidates after the submitting the Application form.

Category

Fee

General

INR 800

OBC

INR 400

SC / ST / Person with Disabilities

INR 200

Download the Application Confirmation Page

Lastly, the candidates will have to download the page that confirms the Application Process as a successful attempt. The confirmation page will be generated once the payment of the application process is done through a prescribed medium. As many as four to five printouts of the confirmation page must be taken by the candidates. Candidates must also know that this confirmation page is not to be sent to the exam conducting authority. This is a vital document that must accompany candidates at every stage of UGC NET 2018.

UGC NET 2018 Online Application Correction

National testing Agency (NTA) allows the UGC NET 2018 applicants to make relevant changes (if any) in the Application form that they submit in order to become eligible for the online examination. For UGC NET 2018 online application correction time slot was open for the candidates to make relevant changes. The form correction period started from 8th October and it ended on 14th October 2018. Candidates must know that this was the last opportunity for them to make adequate changes (if any) in the UGC NET 2018 Application Form, no more changes can now be made in the form submitted by the applicants. The correction process was possible only through online medium via the official website. Candidates must also know that no other means of application form correction was active by NTA for UGC NET 2018 December session.

Correction and Discrepancy in the Photograph and Signature

Candidates who submitted their Photograph and Signature in the wrong format are liable to make necessary changes. The correction window for candidates’ photograph and signature is open till 30th October 2018. Candidates can make required changes within the time period, as no changes shall be entertained after the last date is over. It is also important for applicants to know that what factors lead to the discrepancy of the scanned photographs and signature. Ignorance of these factors might lead to the rejection of the Application Form of the candidates. A list of parameters are considered to be important and are brought into notice when screening the photographs and signature of the applicants. Candidates must look at these parameters and get the necessary changes done before the last date of the correction window.

  • The signature must be in running handwriting instead of a capital letter or small letter format.

  • No fancy underlinings and circles must accompany the signature, as, such a signature is liable to get rejected.

  • Vertical Signatures and horizontal Photographs are not accepted.

  • Scanned copies in wrong dimensions will also be rejected by the concerned authorities.

  • The size of the scanned copy must not be less than 4kb for the Signature and 10kb in case of the Photograph of the candidates.

  • The scanning must be clear, visible and readable.

  • The photograph must be clear without any blurriness or hazy background.

  • The background of the image must not be too colorful or bright or dark. Scan an image that is in normal appearance with soothing background.

  • Photographs hiding the eyes of the candidates with sun glasses or aviators must be avoided.

  • Selfies are not acceptable in any condition.

  • Photographs with scenery or fancy background must not be uploaded.

  • Red-eyed photographs are not be uploaded.

  • Candidates must look straight in the scanned photograph.

For any Queries regarding the Correction Process Candidates can contact on –

Telephone No. : 8076535482, 7703859909

Email: ugcnet-nta@nic.in, queries.net.nta@gmail.com

Important Instructions

  • Candidates must most importantly check the eligibility criteria prescribed by NTA for UGC NET 2018 applicants and then start with the form filling process.

  • Candidates must know that the box with asterisk or star mark are compulsory ones to be filled in by them.

  • The Application Form submitted after the correction period can no longer be changed or updated from the candidates’ end.

  • Any discrepancy recorded will end to reject the application form of the candidates with necessary actions.

  • The E-Mail Address and Contact Number provided by the candidates must be correct and valid, as through these mediums candidates will be able to get updates and related information about UGC NET 2018.

  • Candidates must keep the relevant documents handy before starting with the form filling process.

  • During the form filling process, candidates must be specific and clear with their preferences and choices.

  • Reservation or Category certification is a must to be attached or highlighted by the candidates in their form.

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