UGC NET 2021(Postponed) : Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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UGC NET 2021 (December 2020 Cycle) has been postponed which was to be held from 02 to 17 May 2021. University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency(NTA). This entrance exam is conducted at the national level twice in a year. i.e. in June and December. This exam is conducted for “only Assistant Professor” or for “both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor” post. Interested candidate those are will to apply for UGC NET exam can go through the following article for the detailed information regarding UGC exam(June session) like dates, application form, eligibility, syllabus etc.

UGC NET December Cycle 2020 Status

Exam Date 02 to 17 May 2021

Postponed

Latest Updates

UGC-NET December 2020 cycle (May 2021) Examination has been postponed due to the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the candidates.

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UGC NET 2021 Important Dates

The important dates of NTA UGC NET 2021 for Dec 2020 session is given below.

UGC NET 2021
Events Dates 2021 (December Cycle)
Availability of Online Application 2nd February 2021
Last date to apply online 9th March 2021
Correction window opens 12th to 16th March 2021
Availability of Admit card April 2021
UGC NET 2021 02 to 17 May 2021
Release of Answer Key July 2021
Announcement of Results July 2021

UGC NET 2021 Postponed

In the recent webinar with students, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has clarified that the NTA will not conduct the UGC NET Exam in the month of May 2021. As per the minister, the government will not take any risk for the health of students and hence the NTA UGC NET exam has been postponed. The exam was about to be held from 02 to 17 May 2021. The revised dates for the UGC-NET December 2020 cycle (May 2021) Examination will be announced later and at least 15 days before the examination.

UGC NET 2021 Admit Card

The detailed information regarding NTA UGC admit card 2021 is given below.

  • The admit card will be released through online mode on the official website.
  • No candidate will receive their hall ticket through post.
  • Candidate must carry admit card with an ID proof to the exam centre.

The admit card contains all the information for the students appearing in the examination.

  • Name of the candidate.
  • Roll Number
  • Examination Center/Venue Address
  • Date & Time of Exam
  • Photo of the student

UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the UGC NET is given below. UGC NET consists of two papers.

Exam Pattern of Paper-1

The exam pattern of NTA UGC Paper-1 is given below.

UGC NET Paper-1 Exam Pattern
Time Duration 01 hours
Examination Mode Online
Types of Questions Objective Type Questions
Total Number of Number of questions 50
Total Marks 100
Single Question Marks 02
Subject General nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude

Exam Pattern of Paper-2

The exam pattern of NTA UGC Paper-2 is given below.

UGC NET Paper-2 Exam Pattern
Time Duration 02 hours
Examination Mode Online
Types of Questions Objective Type Questions
Total Number of Number of questions 100
Total Marks 200
Single Question Marks 02
Subject Subject selected by the candidate

This the latest updated information regarding NTA UGC paper pattern. Candidate can keep visiting this page for the latest updates notifies by the officials.

UGC NET 2021 Syllabus

The complete detailed information regarding NTA UGC syllabus is given in table.

Post Graduate subject Code
Economics 801
Political Science 802
Philosophy 803
Psychology 804
Sociology 805
History 806
Anthropology 807
Commerce 808
Education 809
Social Work 810
Defence and Strategic Studies 811
Home Science 812
Public Administration 813
Population Studies 814
Music 815
Management 816
Maithili 817
Bengali 818
Hindi 819
Kannada 820
Malayalam 821
Oriya 822
Sculpture 823
Sanskrit 824
Tamil 825
Telugu 826
Urdu 827
Arabic 828
English 829
Linguistics 830
Chinese 831
Dogri 832
Nepali 833
Manipuri 834
Assamese 835
Gujarat 836
Marathi 837
French 838
Spanish 839
Russian 840
Persian 841
Rajasthani 842
German 843
Japanese 844
Adult Education/ Continuing Education 845
Andragogy / Non Formal Education 846
Physical Education 847
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 848
Indian Culture 849
Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management 850
Law 851
Library and Information Science 852
Buddhist 853
 Comparative Study of Religions 854
Mass Communication and Journalism 855
Performing Arts – Dance/ Drama/ Theatre 856
Museology & Conservation 857
Archaeology 858
Criminology 859
Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature 860
Folk Literature 861
Comparative Literature 862
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects 863
Jyotisha 864
SidhantaJyotisha 865
NavyaVyakarna 866
Vyakarna 867
Mimamsa 868
NavyaNyaya 869
Sankhya Yoga 870
TulanatmakaDarsana 871
Shukla Yojurveda 872
Madhv Vedanta 873
Dharma Sastra 874
Sahitya 875
Puranaitihasa 876
Agama 877
Women Studies 878
Visual Art 879
Drawing & Painting 880
Computer Science and Applications 881
Konkani 882
 Kashmiri 883
Pali 884
Forensic Science 885
Social Medicine & Community Health 886
Geography 887
History of Art 888
 Applied Art 889
Graphics 890
Electronic Science 891
 Environmental Sciences 892
International and Area Studies 893
Prakrit 894
Human Rights and Duties 895
Tourism Administration and Management 896
 Punjabi 897
Advaita Vedanta 898
Bodo 899
Santali 900

This is the list of PG subjects with thier codes.

UGC NET 2021 Result

Vital information regarding the result of the UGC NET 2021 is given below.

  • UGC NET 2021 for December session 2020 Result will be announced tentatively in July 2021.
  • The scorecard will be released on the official website of NTA through online mode.
  • Candidate can check their result by login through their details.

NTA UGC NET 2021 Answer Key

The detailed information regarding NTA UGC Answer key is given below.

  • The answer key of the UGC for June session will be released in July 2021.
  • Candidate can check the answer key on the official website of the conducting body.
  • The answer key will be released in the PDF format.

Procedure to Challenge UGC NET 2021 Answer Key

The procedure of challenging UGC NET 2020 answer key is given below.

  • Go to the official website of NTA i.e, ntanet.nic.in.
  • In the next screen, click on the ‘Challenge/s regarding Answer Key’.
  • Now Log In with your Application No. and Date of Birth and fill Security Pin as displayed and Submit.
  • 50 Question IDs of Paper 1 and next 100 Question IDs for Paper 2.
  • The ID next to the question under the column ‘Correct Option’ stands for the correct Answer Key to be used by National Testing Agency.
  • If a candidate wishes to challenge this option, he/ she may use any one or more of the Option IDs given in the next four columns by clicking the checkbox.
  • After clicking your desired option, both for Paper 1 and Paper 2, scroll down, ‘Save your Claim’ and go to the next step.
  • Now a candidate will see a display of all the Option IDs they have challenged.
  • Please click on ‘Save your Claim’.
  • Now the candidate will find a screen showing your challenges.
  • Kindly submit the fee by clicking on ‘Click here to Pay Fee’.
  • Please select Mode of Payment and Pay your fee of Rs. 1,000/- for each question challenged. Make payment via Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking.

UGC NET 2021 Application Form

The vital information regarding UGC NET application form is given below.

  • The application form of UGC NET 2021 Dec Session 2020 is over.
  • The application form has been released in online mode.
  • Candidates can fill the application form through the official website of NTA
  • The applicant has to fill only one form. Multiple forms of a single candidate will be rejected by NTA.
  • Moreover, candidates may keep a copy of the filled application form for further use.

How to fill the NTA UGC NET 2021 Application Form?

The steps to fill the University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test is given below:

  • Firstly, go to the NTA website. i.e. www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • Secondly, search for button “College/University Teaching & Fellowship Exam”.
  • Also, read full information about the new pattern.
  • Now click on the registration button and fill in the details.
  • Finally, pay the application fees and print the receipt.
  • Also, keep the print copy of application form for future reference.

UGC NET 2021 Application Fee

The fee detail  is given a mention in the table:

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 1000/-
OBC-NCL Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 250/-

Mode of payment: Candidates can remit the application fee through credit/debit card or e-Challan (in cash to Syndicate /Canara/ ICICI bank). The application fee will be non-refundable or non-transferable in any circumstances.

UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility criteria for UGC NET 2021 are given below:

Age Criteria:

  • For JRF, Not more than 31 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.03.2021 (This age limit is applicable for the current examination only).
  • No age limit for Assistant Professor.
  • There are five years age relaxation candidates belonging to OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD and Women categories.

Qualification:

  • Qualifying Exam: Masters or equivalent degree from a university recognized by UGC.
  • Minimum Marks: It is required to pass the qualifying exam at least 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks for reserved categories).
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are in the final semester can also apply.
  • Relaxation: 5% relaxation of marks for those PhD degree holders whose  Master degree have completed by 19th September 1991.

UGC NET 2021 Exam Centres

Candidates can check the list of cities for test for NTA UGC NET 2021 for Dece 2020 session below:

UGC NET Exam Centres
State City
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur
Surampalem
Bhimavaram
Chirala
Chittoor
Eluru
Guntur
Kadapa
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Ongole
Rajahmundry
Srikakulam
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
Narasaraopet
Proddatur
Bihar Bhagalpur
Arrah
Darbhanga
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chattisgarh Bilaspur
Durg
Bhilai Nagar
Raipur
Daman & Diu Daman
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Delhi Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Bhavnagar
Ghandhinagar
Himatnagar
Jamnagar
Junagadh
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Valsad
Vadodara
Haryana Ambala
Faridabad
Gurugram
Hissar
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Sonepat
Panipat
Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Hamirpur
Palampur
Shimla
Solan
Mandi
Una
Kullu
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Jammu & Kashmir Baramulla
Jammu
Samba
Srinagar
Karnataka Belgaum
Bellary
Bengaluru
Bidar
Davangere
Gulbarga
Hassan
Hubli
Mangaluru
Mysore
Shivamoga
Tumakuru
Udupi
Mandya
Kerala Palakkad
Pathanamthitta
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Alappuzha
Angamaly
Idukki
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Balaghat
Betul
Bhopal
Chhindwara
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Rewa
Sagar
Shahdol
Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Akola
Amravati
Aurangabad
Chandrapur
Dhule
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nasik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Raigad
Ratnagiri
Sangli
Satara
Solapur
Thane
Wardha
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur
Kohima
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur-Ganjam
Bhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Bhatinda
Fatehgarh Sahib
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Pathankot
Patiala
Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Sriganganagar
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Cuddalore
Kanchipuram
Kanyakumari
Madurai
Namakkal
Salem
Thanjavur
Thoothukudi
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Tiruvallur
Vellore
Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Khammam
Mahbubnagar
Nalgonda
Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Haridwar
Nainital
Pantnagar
Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Faizabad
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Noida
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Sitapur
Varanasi
West Bengal Asansol
Burdwan
Darjeeling
Durgapur
Hooghly
Howrah
Kalyani
Kolkata
Siliguri
Ladakh Leh

UGC NET 2021 Important Links

UGC NET 2021 Highlights

Check the below-given details to know about UGC National Eligibility Test 2021

Name of the exam UGC NET 2021 (National Eligibility Test)
Exam conducting body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level Nation Level entrance exam
Official website https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/
Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Exam purpose To determine the eligibility of the candidates for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship), Assistant professor, Assistant Professor positions.

FAQs of UGC NET

What is UGC NET exam?

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET), also known as NET or NTA-UGC-NET, is a test to determine eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Assistant Professor & Junior Research fellowship both in college and university for Indian nationals.

Who will conduct the UGC NET exam?

National Eligibility Test (NET) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

What is the full form of UGC NET?

UGC NET stands for National Eligibility Test.

What is the passing marks for the NET exam?

Candidates must score minimum 40% marks to qualify the exam. After getting 40% marks, the separate cutoff will be published for different subjects.

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