UGC NET 2020: Answer Key (Available), Objections, Result
Updated On - November 18 2020 by Jyoti Ranjan
UGC NET 2020 June Session Marked Responses, Questions & Proviosnal Answer Key is available from 16 November 2020 for 26 subjects. The exam dates have been announced. The admit card has been released from 19 September onwards for the exam dates 04, 05, 11, 12 and 13 November 2020. UGC NET is a national level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This exam aims to determine the eligibility of the candidates for the following positions NET JRF (Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant professor) and Assistant Professor. UGC NET 2020 is conducted as a computer-based test (CBT), twice every year in June and December respectively. Candidates must go through the complete article to get full information and notification about UGC NET 2020 (June Session).
UGC NET 2020 June Session Marked Responses, Questions & Proviosnal Answer Key is available from 16 November 2020 for 26 subjects.
NTA is conducting UGC NET exam for the eleventh day today i.e 12 November 2020. Candidates are appearing in Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Shift 1 from 09.00 am to 12.00 noon and in Shift 2 from 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm. NTA has carried out the UGC NET 2020 examination from 24 September and will continue till 13 November 2020. The first ten days of the exam is already over.
UGC NET Important Dates 2020
Candidates can take a look at all the important dates of UGC NET below.
UGC NET 2020
Start of the application form
16 May 2020
Last date to apply
15 Jun 30 June 2020
Correction in Particulars of Application Form
06 Jul – 15 Jul 20 July 2020
Downloading admit card
19 September 2020
UGC NET exam date 2020
15 to 20 Jun 2020 16-18 Sep 2020 24, 25, 29, 30 September, 01,09, 17 October & 04, 05, 11, 12,13 November 2020.
The Admit Card is available through online mode only.
Candidates must carry their admit card along with any of the photo id proof (Aadhar Card, Driving License, and Voter Card, etc.) with them on the exam day.
Furthermore, the candidates must keep their admit card safely for further procedure of admission as they will not be issued any duplicate admit card.
No Admit Card shall be issued to the candidates whose applications are found to be incomplete for any reasons (including indistinct/doubtful photographs/unsigned Applications) or who do not fulfil the eligibility criteria for the examination.
Guidelines on the Exam Day of UGC NET 2020
Candidates who are issued with UGC NET 2020 Admit Card will have to follow the following instructions on the day of UGC NET Exam 2020.
Candidates must appear for the test at the allotted exam centre only.
In attention to, COVID-19 pandemic, candidates are advised to wear masks and maintain social distancing at the exam centre.
Entry to the exam centre is closed 1 hour before the exam while entry to the exam hall is closed 30 minutes before the exam. Candidates must report to the centre at least 02 hours before the exam commences.
Candidates must bring the admit card for the UGC NET 2020 exam hall in the printed format.
In addition to the admit card, one must also carry one identical passport sized photograph for pasting in the attendance sheet.
Candidates must also carry a photo identity card for the verification of identity.
One must not carry any baggage inside the exam hall.
Candidates are not allowed to leave their seats once the exam starts until the entire duration of the exam is completed.
Rough sheets must be handed over to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.
Candidates are not allowed to carry any eatables or other beverages inside the exam hall.
One must refrain from using unfair means strictly during the exam
The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type questions. There will be no break between papers.
There will be an online Computer Based Test (CBT).
UGC NET Paper Pattern
No. of Questions
The questions will be generic, intending to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
180 minutes (three hours) without any break.
All the questions will be compulsory.
This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
NOTE:Marking Scheme - For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks. There will not be any negative marking for an incorrect response. No marks will be given for unanswered/Marked for Review questions.
UGC NET 2020 Syllabus
The syllabus of UGC NET 2020 will give an idea about the subject and can help with the preparation. Candidates will be provided with the syllabus of the respective subject they have opted for the entrance exam based on their post-graduation specialization. The syllabus of NET 2020 for 101 subjects can be downloaded in both English and Hindi medium as per the convenience.
UGC NET 2020 Preparation Tips
Before start preparing for the exam, candidates can refer to the UGC NET 2020 preparation tips given below to score good marks in the exam:
Candidates must check the syllabus, exam format and marking scheme of UGC NET before starting their exam preparation.
Candidates must start their preparation early so that they can get enough time for the revision.
Prepare notes and go through these notes every day to refresh your memory and remember the studied topics.
Candidates should fix their weekly targets and try to achieve them and calculate their success weekly and try to improve themselves every week.
Candidates must solve all the question paper of previous years and also the sample question papers. This would help the candidate to have an idea about the pattern of examination.
Applicants should refer to the standard books for study material and also follow the textbook reading methodology-OK4R
Reading the topic totally
UGC NET Cut Offs
After the commencement of the examination, NTA releases cut off marks for each post – ‘Assistant Professor or JRF and Assitant Professor’. Cut off marks are released for each subject and each category of UGC NET 2020. Given below are the minimum qualifying marks required to clear Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Candidates had to ensure that the e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form is theirs as all information/communication was to be sent by NTA through the e-mail address or SMS on the given Mobile Number only.
Applicants must note that the no change in the online application form will be accepted via fax/application or an email, etc.
Steps to fill the NET 2020 Online Application:
The following online steps will guide the aspiring candidates to understand the procedure of application form and fill the form:
Step 1: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
Step 2: Enter all the details asked in UGC NET 2020 application form.
Step 3: Upload scanned images of photographs and signature in JPG/JPEG format.
Step 4: Pay the application fee using SBI/HDFC/Syndicate/ICICI Payment Gateway and keep proof of fee paid.
Step 5: Print at least four copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.
UGC NET 2020 Application Fee
Candidate can check the below-given table to find out the application fee structure as per categories defined:
Candidates must have a minimum of 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC whereas, the Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Transgender category candidates must have at least 50% marks in their Master’s Degree for NET eligibility.
Candidates who are currently pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their final year exam of Master’s degree and waiting for their result or candidates whose qualifying examination has been delayed will also be eligible for the exam.
Candidates who belong to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories.
Age limit and Relaxation for UGC NET
(i) UGC NET JRF:
Not more than 30 years as on 01 December 2020.
A relaxation of up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and women applicants.
Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates with research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on the production of a certificate from the appropriate authority.
Candidates with L.L.M. Degree will get three years of relaxation in age.
Candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held will also get a relaxation of up to 5 years.
(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.
Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)
Applicants must have cleared either NET/SET/SLET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. However, in this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
Candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR/JRF examination before 1991 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) for Assistant Professor held before 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India.
UGC NET 2020 Result
Candidates can check UGC NET 2020 Result that will be declared in the month of July 2020. The result will be prepared based on the final answer key.
UGC NET scorecard can be downloaded by entering the roll number, application number and date of birth.
Details like name, category, total marks, scores obtained in each paper.
UGC NET 2020 Exam Centres
Candidates can check the list of cities for test for NTA UGC NET 2020 for July session below: