UGC NET 2021: Result (Declared), Exam Dates, Cut Off, Counselling

GPAT 2021UGC NET 2021 Result has been declared on 19th February 2022. UGC NET is a national level entrance test which will be organized by NTA. Through UGC NET exam, the eligibility is determined for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & Assistant Professor and for Assistant Professor only. Candidates who will successfully qualify the test will be considered for recruitment as Assistant Professor or JRF in Indian Universities and Colleges. In this article we have provided complete details related to UGC NET 2021 answer key, result etc.

UGC NET 2021 Notifications – Result Declared

newiconUGC NET 2021 Result has been declared on 19th February 2022 for Dec & June combined cycle. Check here for result details. 

newiconUGC NET 2021 Answer Key & Responses has been released on 21st January 2022. Check here for answer key details. 

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UGC NET 2021 Exam Date has been released for Kannada subject. It has been held on 4th January 2022. Check here for exam dates details.

UGC NET 2021 Admit Card has been released for exam scheduled on 4th & 5th January 2022. Check here for admit card details.

UGC NET 2021 Highlights

When answer key will be released? – Released, On 21st January 2022, Check here answer key details

When will be the result of UGC NET 2021 declared ? – Declared, On February 2022, Check here result details

Distance Education degree holder can apply for UGC NET? Yes (From recognized institutions)

Is UGC NET and CSIR NET are same? – No 

Can i apply for 2 subjects in UGC NET? – No, (You can apply for one subject only) Check eligibility

Answer Key Dates

Result FAQs Counselling

UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates

To know all the events of UGC NET 2021, candidates can go through UGC NET Exam Dates in the below given table:

EventsDates 2021 (June Cycle)
Availability of Online Application (restarted)10th August 2021
Last date to apply online (restarted)5th September 2021
Last date for successful transaction of exam fee6th September 2021
Correction window7th September to 12th September 2021
Availability of Admit card13th November 2021
UGC NET 202124th, 27th December 2021 (phase 2)

4th January 2022 (Kannada subject)

Release of Answer Key21st January 2022
Announcement of Results19th February 2022

UGC NET 2021 Result

UGC NET Result has been declared on 19th February 2022 (June cycle) exam. Students are able to check their result by entering their login details. The result has been made available only through online mode on the website. No candidate will be intimated about result individually.

Students are able to know their marks through the website which has been published by NTA after one week of announcement of result. No mark sheet will be issued by NTA authority for the candidates.

UGC NET 2021 Cut Off

To participate in the further admission procedure, students will be required to attain the cut off marks as per their category. A merit list will be prepared by the authority and published on the website. Category wise and subject wise merit list will be prepared separately for the qualified candidates.

The cut off is mentioned in the below table:

CategoryCut off Marks (%)
Paper – IPaper – II
General candidates40%40%
OBC (NCL)/ PWD/ SC/ ST candidates35%35%

UGC NET 2021 Selection Procedure

The Top 6% of the total students who will qualify the exam (both Paper 1 and 2) will be only considered qualified. Candidates will be given admission for the post of JRF or Assistant professor into various Indian institutes and universities based on cut off secured as per category.

For the post of Assistant Professor, top 15% qualified candidates from each category will get selected and considered eligible.

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: UGC NET 2021 Registration process has been restarted from 10th August 2021 for June cycle.

Answer: No, you can apply for only one subject in UGC NET exam.

Answer: Yes, but the degree should be from recognized institution.

Answer: UGC NET 2021 has been held from 24th, 27th December for June cycle.

Answer: No, there is no facility to make choice of exam date and shift. The exam date, shift and time is allotted by NTA.

Answer: The e-certificate will be issued by UGC NET Bureau. The qualified candidates are required to contact at – Head, UGC NET Bureau, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg , New Delhi, Pin Code-110021, Phone No. (011-24116316, 24115416, 24115419)   

Answer: No, there is no negative marking for incorrect responses.

Answer: Yes, candidates are able to make correction in the details of application form from 6th October to 11th October 2021.

Answer: No, online application once submitted cannot be cancelled/ withdrawn.

Answer: If you are not communicated by payment gateway after fee payment and not able to download acknowledgement page, then you must make fee payment again and download the acknowledgement page. The amount of failed transaction will be refunded back to your account within 7 to 10 days.

UGC NET 2021 Application Form

Students before applying for UGC NET 2021 Application Form must go through the below given details:

  • Before applying for UGC NET, candidates must go through complete information bulletin and details of application process. Also, students must be ready with all the documents required at the time of registration.
  • UGC NET 2021 Application Form has been re-started from 10th August 2021.
  • Complete procedure of application can be carried out in online mode till 5th September 2021.
  • During application process, candidates must have to first register with unique email id and mobile number. This will generate application number and other required login details.
  • Students have to completely fill the online application form after registration.
  • After filling the form, students are required to upload scanned images of photograph and signature as per the format (JPEG/ JPG) and size.
  • After uploading process, candidates must have to make fee payment through available payment mode.
  • Students are able to edit the application before submission of form. After submission of form, candidates are able to edit the application only during the correction period.
  • Candidates are advised to print the application form and fee payment receipt for any reference in future.

Application Fee:

Payment mode: UGC NET application fee can be paid through online mode by Debit or Credit Card/ Net-Banking/ Paytm.

CategoryApplication Fee (in Rs.)
UR/ General candidates1000
General –EWS/ OBC – NCL candidates500
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender candidates250
Check hereHow to Fill UGC NET Application Form 

UGC NET 2021 Application Correction

The UGC NET application correction window is open for the candidates who want to edit their application form. The correction window has been opened from 7th to 12th September 2021. Students are able to make correction only through online mode on the website.

The complete details related to editable and non editable fields are available on the website. Also, students have informed about correction window through mail and SMS. No modification is allowed after the last date of correction.

UGC NET 2021 Quick Links

What should I Study for UGC NET 2021? Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Important Links

UGC NET Exam DatesApplication Form
Eligibility CriteriaPreparation Tips

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UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Students can check the UGC NET Eligibility criteria in the below given section:


  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate (General/ UR/ General- EWS) with Masters Degree or its equivalent from UGC recognized University or Institution is eligible to apply.
  • Qualifying Marks: Student in their Masters Degree level must have obtained at least 55% marks (50% marks for ST/SC/OBC (NCL)/PWD/ Transgender category candidates).
  • Qualifying Subjects: Candidates in the Master’s degree level should have passed with Electronic Science, Humanities and Social science (including languages), Computer science and applications, etc.
  • Appearing: Students who are in the last year of their Master’s degree level or who have appeared but results are awaited are also eligible to apply. Such students will be considered eligible only if they will fulfill the qualification requirements. Furthermore, the candidates must complete the Masters degree within 2 years of declaration of result otherwise he/she will be disqualified.
  • Ph.D Holders: Students with Ph.D degree whose Masters level exam has been completed by September 1992 will be given 5% relaxation in aggregate marks (which means from 55% to 50%).

Age Criteria:

  • Assistant Professor: For UGC NET, there will be no upper age limit to apply.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Applying candidate should not be more than 31 years of age as on 1st October, 2021 (applicable only for current exam only).
  • Age relaxation: ST/ SC/ PWD/ OBC- NCL/ Transgender/ women candidates will be given relaxation up to 5 years. Also 5 years relaxation will be given to candidates with research experience or who have served in armed forces. 3 years age relaxation will be given to candidates with LLM degree.

Exemption (For Assistant Professor):

  • Students passed the JRF/ UGC/ CSIR exam before the year 1989 are exempted to appear for NET.
  • For recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in universities/ institutions, the minimum eligibility condition shall remain with NET/ SET/ SLET. So regarding it, exemption from NET/ SET/ SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments will be timely notified in the Gazette of India.
  • Students who have qualified SET accredited by UGC for Assistant professor held before 1st December 2003 will be exempted to appear in NET and can apply for Assistant professor anywhere in India. SET which has been held onwards 1st December 2003, the candidates clearing SET will be eligible to apply for Assistant professor only in colleges and universities of the state from where they have cleared their SET.

UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can know complete details of UGC NET exam pattern in the below given section:

  • Exam Mode: The exam is conducted in CBT mode.
  • Number of Papers: There will be two papers in the test.
  • Language Medium: The paper will be present in the language as chosen by the candidate either in Hindi or English.
  • Type of Questions: There will be multiple choice, objective type of questions in the paper.
  • Time Duration: The time duration of the exam will be 3 hours without any break.
  • Questions: There will be total of 150 questions in the paper. Paper 1 will have 50 questions and Paper 2 will contain 100 questions.
  • Marks: The paper will be of total 300 marks. Paper 1 will be of 100 marks and Paper 2 will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Pattern: For each correct answer, 2 marks will be given.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in the paper.

Know distribution of questions and marks for UGC NET Paper in the below given table:

PaperMarksNumber of Questions
Paper I10050
Paper II200100
Total300 marks150 questions

UGC NET 2021 Syllabus

Students can check the complete UGC NET Syllabus from the website. Students will be able to check the detailed syllabus online as per their choice of subjects. Paper 1 of UGC NET will be of general nature and prepared to assess the research aptitude /teaching of the candidate.

Paper 2 will be prepared based on the core subjects or specialization as selected by the candidate. In paper 2 there are total 84 specialization subjects.

UGC NET 2021 Preparation Tips

Below we have provided UGC NET preparation tips for the candidates to excel in the entrance test:

  • Check complete syllabus and pattern of UGC NET on the website.
  • Students can solve previous year question paper or sample papers for practice.
  • Candidates can prepare notes noting down all the important points at one place.
  • A study routine should be made by the candidates and followed on a regular basis.
  • The preparation for the UGC NET must be done using a study material which is highly recommended by the professionals.

UGC NET 2021 Admit Card

The UGC NET Admit card has been available for download from 13th November 2021 for June cycle. To download the admit card, students are required to enter their login credentials. Students must follow complete instructions given on the admit card. Admit card has been released on 21st December 2021 for the exam dates 24th, 26th and 27th December 2021.

Students must check complete details to be correct in the admit card. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, the candidates are advised to immediately approach helpline to get the problem rectified. The authority can take the necessary actions to get problem rectified.

UGC NET 2021 Answer Key

The provisional answer key of UGC NET has been displayed on 21st January 2022 (June cycle). Also students are able to challenge the provisional answer key. The key is displayed on the website for two or three days.

For challenging of answer key, students have to make payment of Rs.1000 per question. After acceptance of challenge by the authority the final answer key will be published. The decision made by NTA based on challenges will be considered final and the result will be prepared based on final answer key.

If you have any other query related to UGC NET 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

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  1. Harish Mandaloji says:

    I have completed my MBA Finance in 2018 and right now pursuing my LL.B Degree expected to be completed by 2022.
    Am i eligible to attend UGC Net.
    Please Reply.

  2. SUNEET KUMAR says:

    Hi Sir
    I am 50 yrs old and want to do Ph.d in law. For doing this UGC-NET exam ( Assistant Professor)can it be helpful for me ?

  3. Taruna says:

    whitch class should I join for net first paper? I am from Rewa m.p.

  4. Kamran nabi says:

    Sir is this officially announced that exams will be held on june 2021 or march 2021.

  5. Anchal Dhiman says:

    for how long is the cleared exam of UGC NET valid?

  6. Junaid Ahmed says:

    Sir I have completed the MSC. IN Information technology in years 2015 to 2017. Am I eligible for Net or assistant professor exam

  7. Nadia Fatma says:

    i have done M.Tech in Power system . Can I select Electronic Science for NET.?
    Or, can I select Mathematics for NET? Answer me plz . I don’t no about NET related to Engineering paper.

  8. Proyanshi namdev says:

    I recently read that students will have 3 attempts for net JRF as per 2021 guidelines and no attempt limit for UGC net . Is this information correct??

  9. sri says:


  10. Sanjaya Kumar behera says:

    Sir,i hv completed ma in in2011 now I am 32yr can I apply ugc net exam

  11. Pinky says:

    Iam msc geography ki student hu kya me 2021 ka net form fill kr skti hu

  12. Purnima chourasiya says:

    Why textile Designing is not included as the subject in net exam?

  13. AVL SAILAJA says:

    What is the eligibility criteria for Degree Lecturer(DL)?

  14. Mary says:

    I have completed my MA in English Literature.. am I eligible for applying for ugc exam?

  15. Bishal Prasad says:

    Hello sir!
    I want to know about UGC-NET​ December 2020..When it will conducted​ and about application form!

    Thank you

  16. Priyanka lakra says:

    I have done MBA bt I haven’t get certificate can I apply for phd in MANAGEMENT please reply me i am very much confused

  17. Shakeel says:

    Sir I completed my master’s with English literature is am eligible for net exam ….

  18. Rakesh Varma says:

    Sir I didn’t understand meaning of this point “Qualifying Subjects: Candidates in the Master’s degree level should have passed with Electronic Science, Humanities and Social science (including languages), Computer science and applications, etc”
    Pls explain

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Authority have set the list of available courses that candidates can opt. for UGC NET so in order to eligible for any of these courses, candidates will have to qualify the masters degree in relevant field. You can check the complete list of subjects at page no. 28,29 and 30 of UGC NEET 2020 Information bulletin.

  19. Arpit passi says:

    I have done MBA sir, wold I be eligible for this.

  20. Manju Vatal says:

    I have done Post graduation in Retail Management n Fashion Designing from F DDI,Noida.Please let me know I am eligible to appear for NET exams

  21. Sabnis manisha Jaypal says:

    Is the criteria is same as above for the subject chemical science also.?

  22. Alisha says:

    Sir, am I eligible for NET in the 1st year of Master’s degree?

  23. V.Kanchana says:

    How will be the calculated the total percentage I already write about first examination I get mark percentage 30% how will be the “pass” percentage

  24. Neetika Kaushal says:

    Hello I have done masters in developmental studies. In which I can apply for UGC NET?
    Kindly reply.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can see the list of subject from the previous year ie.2020 information bulletin which is available at the official website of UGC NET 2020.

  25. SC says:

    I have completed master in commerce. Which subject should I choose in paper 2 for UGC NET

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can check the list of all available subjects for UGC NET through the information bulletin of previous year.

  26. nida says:

    sir kiya mai net or jrf dono ka aplication form ek sath fill kr skti hu…j rf ka criteria bhi same yhi hoga ???

  27. anuja kulkarni says:

    I have completed my Msc in Fashion Technnology with 75%, am I eligible for NET, if yes then under which subject?

  28. monika says:

    Im pursuing masters in commerce. So could i choose management subject for paper 2 ??

  29. Kavita chourasia says:

    I have completed PG in zoology. Which subject should I choose in paper 2 for UGC NET.

  30. Kavita chourasia says:

    M. Sc zoology स्टूडेंट्स के liye असिस्टेंट प्रोफेसर के लिए पेपर 2 का subject क्या होगा

  31. Sandeep says:

    Should be pg degree non college or regular college both any effect please reply sir

  32. Jummar Lombi says:

    Sir, how many times i can appear for JRF exam

  33. Vibha kumari says:

    Sir I haven’t masters Degrees. But I am get M.Ed. can I appreciate UGC NET Exams.

  34. Anitha says:

    I’ve completed PG in Maths. Which subject should I choose in Paper 2,UGC NET??

  35. Surjeet Singh Bali says:

    Sir what % require EWS students for NET exams

  36. Yashu says:

    Can a msc student apply for NTA UGC NET as well as CSIR NET at the same time?

  37. sonam thakur says:

    I am of 32 years age can I apply for jrf exam

  38. sonam thakur says:

    when will online fill of aplication form

  39. Amit kapoor says:

    Sir if I qualify with 35 percent but I m not able to clear top 15,percent then I m qualifying aur not

  40. N.Mounisha says:

    Any assistance to visually challenged person to appear net exam 2021

  41. puneeth h v says:

    what is the age limit of assistant professor

  42. Mohd asif says:

    Sir aap mujhe bhi btana urdu se net jrf ka exam date ke liye

  43. Priyanka says:

    Kya hm pg ke first year me net ka exam de skte hai?

  44. Amrita says:

    2021 when application form fill up

  45. Sathya says:

    The Age relaxation of 5 yrs is applicable only for assistant professor category or also for jrf….. pls any one answer

  46. Ashutosh pargi says:

    How many days after the result declaration will the certificate come

  47. ruqia sultana says:



    December NET Exam schedule is there or Not.
    How much percentage selected for Qualifieng
    Please give me clarity.

  49. Sumina says:

    If i apply for JRF and assistant professor, but i get a cut off marks covering under the 16% category not in JRF category. Can i quality for assistant professors?

  50. Akshay Kumar says:

    Is there a UGC NET exam going to held before June 2021 because yesterday the result of June 2020 came but there is December 2020 session is yet to be conducted. So is there any chance that befe June 2021 there is another exam exam can be conducted.

  51. BARNALI DAS says:


  52. Dhivya.S says:

    I need to know when will the syllabus of CSIR NET 2021 will be published

  53. ASHIF KHAN says:

    I’m passed art said sabject ….in postgraduate can I fill tha forme

  54. Ipsita Sengupta says:

    Current affairs are required for UGC exams???

  55. Lalita Kumari says:

    Hi good afternoon sir/ma’am my masters is complete. Can i apply uge net exam.

  56. Sandhya says:

    I am 35years old, am I eligible for applying
    ugc net

  57. Anjali Puja says:

    Kya hm bina pg kiye net ka exam de skte hai,
    Hm net ka exam 2021 me dene ke saath pg me addmission le skte hai,
    Agar hm phaile net exam cut off krr lete hai pg complete krne se phaile to hme job milega ya nhi.

  58. Davinder kaur says:

    Sir December 2020 ugc net exam ke liye application form kab fill up honge. Pls reply me

  59. Ameya chauhan says:

    Sir it is given that In selection procedure in general category for assistant professor top 15% qualified candidates will be qualified for job so what about others who brought above 40% but didn’t came in the top 15%list

  60. Farheen zehra says:

    I have done mba in II and finance from which subject can I qualify UGC net exam?

  61. Farheen zehra says:

    I hv an mba
    Can I qualify UGC net from IT.

  62. Harleen says:

    Sir i am doing pgdm from aicte approved college. I want to give NET exam next year. Am i elligible to apply

  63. Lekhoni Acharya says:

    Hello sir,

    I have completed my Masters a year ago. I am currently in Canada pursuing my PhD. I was wondering if anyway I could apply for NET 2021 online? If it possible to give the exam online?

    Thank you

  64. Shwetha k says:

    Kindly help me am unable to download admit card as I have June session

  65. Shweta Rani says:

    I have done my M.A. in English from Singhaniya University. Am I eligible for NET
    My age is 44yrs. I hope I am eligible to appear for NET for the post of Assistant Professor?
    Kindly reply

  66. Diksha Mishra says:

    In 2021 net jrf exam there is any attempts limit for jrf?

  67. Rakesh says:

    Sir, I have already applied for NET exam. Pls. Email me tentative exam date and when admit card is downloading

  68. Shilpa says:

    Any online coaching available fir UGC NET?

  69. Shilpa says:

    I completed MSC in 2004, worked as lecturer for 3 years. Can i apply for UGC NET 2021?

  70. Sada Qureshi says:

    Should i be eligible afer

  71. Sneha priya says:

    Sir UGC net next form kab tak niklega. Es baar form nahi bhar saki.

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