UGC NET 2020: NTA NET Application, Important Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

UGC NET 2020UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates for June session have been released by NTA. The exam will be held between 15th to 20th June 2020. It will be organized by newly formulated body – National Testing Agency through online CBT mode. This national level entrance exam is conducted twice every year to determine the eligibility of various candidates for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & the Assistant professor or only for Assistant Professor. The exam is organized in two sessions – June and December session. Candidates have to qualify the entrance exam in order to get selected for these positions in various Indian Universities and colleges. Through this article, we have provided complete details regarding UGC NET 2020.

UGC NET 2020 Notifications – Exam Dates Released For June Session

newiconUGC NET 2020 Exam Dates have been released for the June Session exam. The exam will be held from 15th to 20th June 2020 through online mode.

UGC NET 2020 New Changes Introduced

Check all the new changes introduced in the UGC NET 2020 exam:

  • According to the changes introduced by HRD Ministry, NTA will conduct the entrance test of UGC NET 2020.
  • Earlier the exam was conducted for three papers. With effect to the introduced changes, the entrance test of UGC NET 2020 will be conducted for two papers.

UGC NET 2020 Important Dates

Check the official UGC NET 2020 Dates in the below given table for the June & December session released by NTA:

EventsDates 2020 
June Session 2020 (Announced)December Session 2020 (Tentative)
UGC NET 2020 NotificationIn the month of February 2020Last week of August 2020
Release of Online Application16th March 20201st week of September 2020
Last date to fill online application16th April 2020Last week of September 2020
Availability of Admit card15th May 20203rd week of November 2020
UGC NET 2020 Exam15th to 20th June 20202nd to 3rd week of December 2020
Release of Answer KeyJune 2020December 2020
Announcement of Results5th July 20202nd week of January 2021

UGC NET 2020 Application Form

Candidates can check below the complete details of UGC NET 2020 Application Form:

  • The Online Application Form of UGC NET 2020 will be released on 16th March 2020 for the June session exam and in the first week of September 2020 (December Session).
  • Candidates can fill the application form by following various steps – Online Registration, Filling the application form, uploading of scanned images and payment of application fee.
  • Last date to fill the application form online is till 16th April 2020 for the June exam and in the last week of September 2020 for December Session.
  • Candidates can also correct mistakes in the details of the application form when the board will open the correction facility.

Application Fee:

Applicants have to pay the below application fee as per their categories:

  • For General Candidates – Rs.1000
  • For OBC- NCL Candidates – Rs.500
  • For ST/SC/PwD Candidates – Rs.250

Mode of Payment: Applying candidates can pay the application fee through debit/credit card or E-Challan at the nearest ICICI/Syndicate Bank/Canara Bank.

UGC NET 2020 Application Correction

In case candidates have made mistakes while filling details in the application or the uploading images, corrections can be made. The board will open the application correction window after the completion of application process.

Students can make corrections through online mode. In case any error is found in the uploaded images, a mail or message will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number.

The corrections in the application must be done by the students before the last date otherwise the forms will get rejected.

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill the below given UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam:

Academic Qualifications:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate should own Master’s degree or its equivalent from a board or university recognized by UGC.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have secured minimum of 55% marks (50% for ST/SC/OBC/PwD) in the Master’s degree in streams such as Social Science, Humanities, Computer Science & Applications and Electronic Science.
  • Appearing Candidate: Candidates who are in their final year of qualifying exam can also apply.

Age Criterion:

  • There is no age limit for the position of Assistant Professor. However, in case of JRF the age of the applicant must not be more than 30 years as on January 1, 2020. 5 years of relaxation is given to reserved candidates.
  • For LLM Degree possessing candidates, 3 years of age relaxation will be given.
  • Candidates, who have served in the armed forces, will be given 5 years of age relaxation.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor):

  • Candidates must clear their NET/SLET/SET exam in order to be eligible for the post of Assistant Professor in various Universities or institutions.
  • Candidates successfully clearing their SET before June 1, 2002 recognized by UGC will be exempted to appear in the exam.
  • Candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination earlier than the year 1989 are exempted to appear for the test.
  • Candidates who are awarded with a PhD Degree by UGC as per the minimum standards and process for the award will be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SET/SELT for appointment as Assistant Professor in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

Check the complete UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern below, before starting you exam preparation:

  • Exam Date: UGC NET 2020 Exam will be conducted in the second week of July 2020 for July Session and third week of December 2020 for December Session.
  • Exam Mode: The entrance test will be organized in Online CBT mode.
  • Number of Papers: There will be two papers for the exam – Paper I and Paper II.
  • Number of Questions: Total of 150 questions will be there in the exam paper. 50 questions in Paper I and 100 questions in Paper II.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain multiple choice type questions.
  • Language Medium: The question paper will be available in the medium language of English and Hindi.
  • Time Duration: Paper I will be of 1 hour duration while Paper II will be of 2 hours.
  • Total Marks: Paper 1 will be of 100 marks and Paper II will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, 2 marks will be given. There will be no provision of negative marking for incorrect answer.

Check the distribution of questions and marks for various papers in the below given table:

PapersNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Paper I5010060 minutes
Paper II100200120 minutes

UGC NET 2020 Syllabus

UGC NET 2020 Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II can be checked by the candidates through online mode. It will vary as per the subjects chosen by the candidate at the time of registration.

Paper I of UGC NET 2020 will contain questions of generic nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the students. This paper will test the candidate’s knowledge in reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness.

Paper II of UGC NET 2020, will contain various topics from the subjects selected by the candidates. The topics will be related to Bachelors and Masters level syllabus.

UGC NET 2020 Preparation Tips

Below we have provided preparation tips with the help of which candidates can score good marks and qualify the test:

  • Check the syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme of UGC NET before starting your exam preparation.
  • Start your exam preparation early. It will give enough time in the end for revision.
  • Prepare notes and go through these notes every day to refresh your memory and remember the studied topics.
  • Study from the study materials which are mostly recommended by the experts and qualified students.
  • Solve previous year question papers and sample papers. This will give an idea to the candidates about the question trends.

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: UGC NET 2020 Application form for the June Session will be released on 16th March 2020 and in the first week of September 2020 for December session.
Answer: The Application fee of UGC NET 2020 for General Candidates is Rs.1000, for OBC- NCL Candidates is Rs.500 and for ST/SC/PwD Candidates is Rs.250.
Answer: You can pay the application fee by debit/credit card or E-Challan at any nearest ICICI/Syndicate Bank/Canara Bank.
Answer: The last date to fill the application form for June session is till 16th April 2020 and till last week of September 2020 for December session.
Answer: The entrance test of UGC NET 2020 for June session will be organized from 15th to 20th June 2020.
Answer: No, there will be no negative marking in the exam of UGC NET 2020.
Answer: The maximum age limit of appearing candidates should be 30 years. Candidates above 30 years of age will not be permitted to take the test.

UGC NET 2020 Admit Card

UGC NET 2020 Admit card is an important document which must be carried by the appearing students on the exam day. No candidate will be allowed to take exam without showing the admit card to the invigilator.

The Admit card will be released on 15th May 2020 for June session exam and in the 3rd week of November 2020 for December session exam. It will be available through online mode only by entering application number and password.

In case any problem arises at the time of downloading the admit card, candidates can contact the officials to rectify the problem. Also, if any candidate has forgotten his password or application number, he/she can retrieve it back by clicking the given option of forgot password answering various questions.

UGC NET 2020 Answer Key

After completion of the entrance exam, board will publish the UGC NET 2020 Answer key. Candidates will be able to download the Answer key through online mode.

The Answer key will be released for both Paper – I and II in various sets containing all the right answers of the questions asked in the exam paper. Candidates can also challenge the answer key in case they are not satisfied with the answers given in it.

After considering the challenges, final answer key will be released by the board.

UGC NET 2020 Result

After the completion of exams and release of answer key, the board will announce the result. The results will be released on 5th July 2020 for June session exam in the second week of January 2021 for December session.

Students can check their result through online mode by submitting their roll number and date of birth. Only the candidates who will qualify the test by securing the cut off marks will be called for the counselling process.

UGC NET 2020 Scorecard

The scorecard will be released along with the release of results. UGC NET 2020 Scorecard will mention various important details about the candidate and the entrance exam.

These details will include candidate’s name, course name, hall ticket number, total marks, marks secured by the candidate in paper I and II, rank scored and percentage.

UGC NET 2020 Cut Off

UGC NET 2020 Cut Off will be published online by the authority after the entrance test. Separate category wise and subject wise merit list will be drawn for the students successfully securing the cut off marks.

In the below table we have mentioned the cut off marks for various categories as per the last year trends:

CategoryMinimum qualifying marks (in %)
Paper – IPaper – II
General candidates40%40%
OBC – NCL/PWD/ST/SC candidates35%35%

UGC NET 2020 Selection Procedure

Candidates qualifying the entrance test of UGC NET 2020, will be selected in the subject wise and category wise merit list published online. Top 6% of total students who have appeared for both the papers in the test will be considered qualified in the entrance test.

Admission into various Indian Universities or Institutions for the position of Assistant professor or JRF will be offered on the basis of cut off score secured as per their categories. Top 15% candidates from each category and subject will be selected and declared eligible for Assistant Professor Position only.

If you have any query regarding UGC NET 2020, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Displaying 47 Comments
  1. Poorva says:

    M.a first year ke students application de skate hai kya ?

  2. Samreen vanu says:

    I am in m.com part 1. So can I appear now or I have to wait until my m.com is complete?

  3. Sonam says:

    No relaxation in age for women? If I’m not awarded a JRF, I’m not eligible for PhD?

  4. Meenal Bhosale says:

    What study materials should I use to appear for the UGC NET (HR) examination?
    Also if I am not in the top 6% – 15% scorer in this examination but I still have cleared the cutoff then what is the scope?

  5. Brandon Dsouza says:

    I’ve paid my application fee already. Can I cancel my registration for NET 2020?

  6. Maria says:

    Are there any study material available for UGC exam

  7. Dilip says:

    What is tha age limit

  8. Nivedhitha says:

    Is the number of attempts will be considered? If so how many attempts are allowed for an candidate?

  9. Keshav Bagla says:

    I have completed my Bachelor’s in environmental engineering and I wish to apply for JRF. Can I ?

  10. Pramila das says:

    Sir a am pg last yr ..Can I apply net ugc net exam becbmr 2019

  11. Akila says:

    I’m 37 years old. Am I eligible for ugc net exam for assistant professor??

  12. priya dubey says:

    i have passed m.sc with 53% and have applied for improvement exam.. can i give exam in result awaited category..plz ans

  13. Shreya Das says:

    May I apply for the exam with 52%

  14. Saran says:

    What subject should I take for UGC exam? My bachelors was in commerce and masters in economics

  15. chandrakala says:

    when did the december 2019 ugc net exam condected please inform the 2019 december exam dates

  16. RANGA says:

    Education and Zoology exam date

  17. M.leelavathi says:

    Thank q.

  18. S N CHOUDHURY says:

    I am interested in UGC NET in English

  19. Namra khan says:

    What will be the date of upcoming December Net exam 2019

  20. Alimul Hoque says:

    Whos is the date of net exam in December….

  21. shruthi says:

    what is the procedure to write in two subjects? will we have to repeat general paper again in that case?

  22. Charu says:

    Can you help me with a list of universities in or near delhi which require NET Score for Ph.d. Admission ?

  23. Goutam Banerjee says:

    I am 42years old. Completed MEd from ignou. Can I appear in NET in Education and apply for the assistant professor’s post after securing rank in NET? I am also MA in English securing 44℅, but in Med I have secured 63℅.

  24. kalaimathi says:

    Why should i write NET Exam, Scope of the Exam?? what if i got cutoff and did not score the top marks.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Through qualifying UGC NET, you will be eligible for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & the Assistant professor or only for Assistant Professor. Students have to qualify the exam by securing the UGC NET cut off marks to be eligible for various positions in various Indian Universities and colleges.

  25. Archana Salve says:

    iam appeared M.A.fashion design,so which subject i give exam net or set plz say me

  26. priya says:

    this is too unjust charging highest amount from general for application forms and then cut off is also set so high for general..what the hell this system is doing to general..at least extend to 40 years of age in recruiting general category because high cut offs and fees they may all reach upto the age of 40 while coping up with all these unfair rules..

  27. Sunil khati says:

    Sir , I’m passed msc in zoology with cell bio and entomology special subject can I give this exam

  28. Soumya Mohanty says:

    What is the cutoff percentage?If I am scoring 60%,then will I be selected for assistant professor?

  29. Omkar Bapat says:

    Engineers can give this exam?

  30. Harpreet Kaur says:

    Is it important after completing post graduation then we can give ugc net paper

  31. Sathya says:

    Need some study materials for paper 1… can you say some tips tq

  32. Preethi says:

    Maximum Age limit and fees for women

  33. Neelufher says:

    Sir …. Directly I can’t attend ugc exam in 2020 n is it compulsory to clear net/set/
    Slet exam …….. If compulsory means den I have to write both ugc n net/set/slet exam ….

  34. Divya says:

    I have done M.Sc in Biochemistry..and teaching Chemistry for undergraduate students since past 12 years… Can i wrote NET exam in Chemical Science.. Or only Life science

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