UGC NET 2020: Admit Card, Exam Dates (Out), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

UGC NET 2020UGC NET 2020 Admit Card is releasing in the month of April 2021. Exam date has been announced. The exam will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th & 17th May 2021. This exam is organised 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.

Admit Card Exam Dates

  Exam Pattern FAQS Syllabus

UGC NET 2020 Notifications – Admit Card Releasing Soon

newiconUGC NET 2020 Admit Card is releasing in the month of April 2021. Check here for admit card details. 

newiconUGC NET 2020 Exam Date (December session) has been announced. The exam will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th & 17th May 2021. Check here for exam dates details. 

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newiconUGC NET 2021 on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th & 17th May 2021. Check complete details regarding UGC NET 2021 here.  

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 2021

NTA will conduct UGC NET exam two times in a year. It is a national level examination conducted to determine the eligibility for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & Assistant Professor and for Assistant Professor only. The application form will be started from the first week of February 2021.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates

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

EventsDates 2020 
June Session 2020 (Concluded)December Session 2020 
UGC NET 2020 Notification16th March 20202nd February 2021
Release of Online Application16th March 20202nd February 2021
Last date to fill online application30th June 20209th March 2021
Last date of application fee payment30th June 202010th March 2021
Correction starts6th July to 20th July 202012th to 16th March 2021
Availability of Admit card19th September 2020April 2021
UGC NET 2020 ExamFrom 24th September 2020 to 13th November 20202nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th & 17th May 2021
Release of Answer Key 5th November 2020May 2021
Announcement of Results1st December 2020June 2021

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.

UGC NET Admit card will be released for December session exam in April 2021. 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 Exam Pattern  

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

  • Exam Date: UGC NET 2020 Exam is conducted on 2nd to 7th & 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th & 17th May 2021.
  • Exam Mode: The entrance test will be organised 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 and II will be of 3 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 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 UGC NET 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 December Session has been released on 2nd February 2021.

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/Net banking/Paytm.

Answer: The last date to fill the application form for December session is till 9th March 2021.

Answer: Yes the UGC NET exam for December session has been announced.

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 Answer Key

After completion of the entrance exam, the 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 55 NET subjects. It will be released in various sets containing all the right answers of the questions asked in the exam paper. Candidates can also challenge UGC NET 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 in May 2021.

UGC NET 2020 Result

After the completion of exams and release of answer key, the board will announce the result. The result will be released in April 2021 for December session.

Students can check their UGC NET result through online mode by submitting their roll number and date of birth. Only the candidates who have qualified 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 results. UGC NET 2020 Scorecard mentioned various important details about the candidate and the entrance exam.

These details 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 has been published online by the authority on 1st December 2020 for June session exam. It will be available in April/ May 2021 for December session cycle. Separate category wise and subject wise merit list will be drawn for the students successfully securing the UGC NET 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.

UGC NET 2020 Application Form

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

  • For December session cycle, the application form has been postponed. It has been released on 2nd February 2021.
  • The Online Application Form of UGC NET 2020 (June session) has been released on 16th March 2020.
  • 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 for June session was till 30th June 2020. For the December session exam, last date to apply is till 9th March 2021.
  • Students must submit only one application form.
  • 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 General EWS/ 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/ Net Banking/Paytm.

Check hereHow to Fill UGC NET 2020 Application Form 

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 has opened the UGC NET application correction window after the completion of application process.

Students can make corrections from 12th March 2021 through online mode. Students will be able to make correction in the application till 16th March 2021. 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 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 31 years as on March 1st, 2021. 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.

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

Displaying 109 Comments
  1. Kalpana cs says:

    I done Mca. I want correct official website of ugcnet and when it will be conducted December session… Pls pass correct dates

  2. Sravanthi says:

    I completed my in 2017 may I apply for net exam

  3. Aerin says:

    When we fill up the form for new net exam in the month of dec2020

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      So Far authority didn’t have announce any dates for next session, so please wait and keep checking for further updates.

  4. Chandan kumar says:

    Sr hme koi exm ke bre pta nhi chalta hai

  5. Kabiu says:

    Does it yet to publish the notification for the 2020 December session and when is the last date to apply for the December session.

  6. Sushmitha says:

    When the NTA is going to relaese the exam date for ugc NET 2020

  7. Gauri Garg says:

    When will the csir net for life sciences December 2020 be conducted????

  8. vaishali says:

    I have tried many times to check my result since it was declared but the link kept on saying that the security pin which I have entered is not the right pin though it is valid I am not able to see my result kindly help me to check my result and score

  9. B. John says:

    Sir I’m 38 years old and I completed my M. Com as well M. Ed. I’m an eligible to go for NET (Asst. Professor) preferring Education as my subject for paper

  10. B. John says:

    Sir I’m 38 years old and I completed my M. Com as we M. Ed. I’m an eligible to go for NET (Asst. Professor) preferring Education as my subject for paper

  11. Neha says:

    Sr mere M A first year me 44%maks ha is bar final year h ky m net exam de skti hu

  12. UDAY KUMAR NAYAK says:

    Please I have to net exam for questions petern

  13. Sanjeev Kumar says:

    Bihar nawada patawasari

  14. Pikesh Kumat Tandan says:

    sir..what is the date of online application form filling of NET November 2020.

  15. Rupali Desai says:

    As per the schedule my NET exam is tomorrow 5/11/2020 afternoon at 3 pm. Where and how will I get the question paper? I understand that it will be online. Please hel

  16. Saraswati says:

    I have downloaded the Admit Card. But the mentioned Venue is different from the Centre Code. How should I rectify the same? Exam date is 4th Nov. Plz help

  17. Kanuthakor says:


  18. Anam Malik says:

    i have done Class 12th in PCB can i give this exam

  19. S.. GHOSH says:

    Sir , I am doing MSc final year in Fashion Design & Management , got 72% i First year…what will be the subject related to my subject for NET exam? as I wish to give NET exam.
    Kindly advise.

  20. Shanti says:

    I already submitted my application form on June for ugc net , but i can’t down load my hall ticket what can i do? My exam date is 5 11- 2020

  21. Brajesh says:

    Kyo mera admit card arha hai

  22. Rajesh says:

    Sir I’m belongs to EWS cetogary I’m already completed my postgraduate with 2009. Can I apply for ugc net exam for assistant professor ony

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      According to the official eligibility criteria for UGC NET, candidates with General/Unreserved/General-EWS category should have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Masters to be eligible.

  23. Adarsh Hamilpure says:

    Sir after net exam I forgot to do one copy of it due which I am facing difficult. So please how can I get my hall ticket copy .please help me

  24. princy says:

    I have done my masters in Engineering.I have a plan to take UGC NET exam.May i know the exam dates this year in october month.

  25. Sowjanya Nagireddy says:

    I am pursuing my mtech (3rd semester).Am I eligible to apply for net dec 2020. If not can I apply for June 2021

  26. Baljeet Kumar Singh says:

    What is the Maximum Age Limit for Library Science NET Exam Apply

  27. Soni kumari says:

    Simon Commission ka bharahat aaya tha

  28. Pathan nyamath khan says:

    Send SMS net exame conducted

  29. Ravikumarr says:

    sir i have applied for net exam june 2020.subject is education still now my admit card is not shows that invalid application number and pass word…but i applied…

  30. Karthika Babu says:

    I have master degree in Clinical nutrition and Dietetics. I applied for net in Social medicine and community health. If any problem…?

  31. Jaspreet Kaur says:

    India will be closed tomorrow. so i want to confirm as UGC exam will be conducted or not.
    looking forward to seeing your response.

  32. Jaspreet Kaur says:

    25th Ugc ‘s exam will be postponed or not.

  33. SWATI RATHORE says:

    Can you please tell me how to download as I got confirmation letter as well after finishing my form filling. But now it show invalid application no.

    Tell me what to do

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Admit card is released for students having exam till 1st October. The admit cards for later exam dates will be out soon.

  34. SWATI RATHORE says:

    Can you please help me.
    I am not able to download my admit card as I had filled everything correctly n I gt acknowledge as well.
    But still I am not able to download as it shows application no is invalid.

  35. SINDHU says:

    I have done M.Sc in Computer Science My age is 32 can i wrote NET Exam

  36. Jenifer says:

    When is the next ugc net exam falls on?

  37. Arshad Hussain says:

    I am pursuing MBA with specialized in BUSINESS ANALYTICS
    What topic, Or subject I should opt for Phd.

  38. p.appalanarasamma says:

    Good details of UGC net

  39. Bargavi says:

    My hall ticket is not coming by app I’d and date of birth…

  40. Jyoti Shikha says:

    Sir still I am unable to download my admit card for Ugc Net 2020 . Exam is going to be started from 24 September. I have filled all the details Application no. And DOB bt it stll shows that the Admit card is unavailable. Please help me sir

  41. Shailesh maurya says:

    Answers key group a

  42. Kavya Bhalla says:

    I can’t download ugc net 2020 admit card.

  43. Kajal says:

    when i can get my ugc net jrf exam date sheet?

  44. Aabid dar says:

    Exam 10th date sheet

  45. Sarita Singh says:

    I have forgot the information for the profile like registration number. Plz help

  46. Rahul pradhan says:

    Admit kard kab hay ga

  47. Narayana says:

    I can’t download UGC NET Admit card June 2020 session what is the problem and exam date already announced. Sir please if any alternative option for download the admit card.

    Thank you sir.

  48. Shukla Halder says:

    Please tell me when and how can I get the notification of next UGC NET examination which is suppose to held on December..

  49. Chavda manishkumar m says:

    Sir,net 2020 june sessions admit card kyare download kari shakashe? Please reply me sir.

  50. Sushmitha Devadiga says:


    Can someone provide me with the link to apply for the December 2020 Net exam? Commerce

  51. KRISHNAVENI says:

    Plz inform counciling date for nursing

  52. SHAIK.Nijana says:

    I want to see my hall ticket

  53. Dinesh Kumar says:

    I am doing MA from VMOU . My MA will be completed in Dec 2020. I have passed MA first year but my practical is due will I be eligible for net 2020 please reply

  54. Mansi says:


  55. Siddharth verma says:

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  56. Shreya says:

    Is the net exam is also in December2020??

  57. Abhishek Patel says:

    Any notice please inform

  58. Afreen khatoon says:

    May i change my centre because due to this pandemic I will not be able to go so far for exam

  59. Jisna says:

    I am a final year M. Tech(communication engineering) student. Am I eligible for UGC net exam?

  60. Shahana S says:

    Hi ,I’m Shahana age 32,I had completed MBA information system 65% in 2015,Bharathiyar university as a distance education.and then did B.Ed computer science and now pursuing M.Ed final year in Tnteu reputed college as regular education .Am I eligible to apply for NET ( )?kindly reply TIA

  61. Badal says:

    Sir net ka December attempt wala form kab aayega?

  62. Pooja says:

    I filled the form of ugc net and the cente i have choosen is bareilly but currently i am staying in pune and due to coronavirus and lickdown period it is not convienient for me to give exam from bareilly so i wAnt to change the centre.but exam date has been out so can i change my centre after the declaration of dates.

  63. Farida Ali says:

    Hello, I hv done B.Com. Can i apply for NET exam?

  64. Aman kumar says:

    Sir I am a student 10 claas pasd 2020 with 74% marks
    What I can net
    सर मैं क्या नेट कर कर सकता हूं

  65. Patel nipa says:

    December 2020 exam ki tarikh kya bar Jun aur December Vali exam Sathe hogi?

  66. Shweta says:

    I am doing ma economics hons.5 year integrated course nd its my 4th year can i apply for this exam?or can i apply for december session 2020? Does this exam happen twice a year?

  67. Bilkani tidu says:

    Annual exam 2020

  68. Bijan Chatterjee says:

    Why EWS candidates are not given 5% marks relaxation while all the other reserved candidates are enjoying it.

  69. Alfiya k s says:

    Is it ugc net exam2020 exam date announced ? When did the exam commeted???

  70. Ali bin sayeed says:

    My date of birth is 04/05/1973.Iam postgraduate in Arabic in 10 July 2009.
    I am in gape 11 years.
    I am able in net exam,Please give me answer.

  71. Madan singh says:

    Farm apply krne se reh gya koi aage date nhi ho skti kya

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