UGC

UGC NET

National Eligibility Test 2020

Form Date: 16 Mar - 16 May 2020

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 16 Mar - 16 May 2020

UGC NET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)

UGC NET 2020: Registration extended (till 16 May) Eligibility, Pattern

Updated On - March 31 2020 by Swagota Nandi

UGC NET 2020 Application Form has been extended till 16 May 2020 for June Session. UGC NET is a national level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA. UGC NET 2020 is scheduled from June 15 to June 20, 2020. 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. To apply for UGC NET 2020, candidates must have a post-graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks. UGC NET 2020 is conducted as a computer-based test (CBT) only. UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year in June and December respectively. Candidates must go through the complete article to get full information about UGC NET 2020 (June month). 

Latest Update

UGC NET 2020 Application form submission has been extended by NTA till 16 May 2020

UGC NET 2020 Application Form

The complete details of UGC NET Application Form 2020 are given below:

  • UGC NET online application form for June session has been released online on 16 March 2020. The last date to apply for UGC NET is 16 May 2020.
  • UGC NET application form is available on the NTA official website (National Testing Agency).
  • Candidates had to submit only one application.
  • 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.
  • UGC NET June 2020 Exam Dates: 15 - 20 June 2020

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:

UGC NET 2020 Registration Fee

Category

Amount 

General/Unreserved

Rs. 1000/-

Other Backward Classes (OBC)- (NCL - Non-Creamy Layer)/Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

Rs. 500/-

SC/ST/PwD/Transgender

Rs. 250/-

Mode of Payment: Application Fee had to be paid through either of the following modes: Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI.

  • NTA does not accept any other mode of payment i.e. Demand Draft /Cheque/Cash/IPO/Money Order etc.
  • After successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page.

NOTE: Request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will not be entertained by NTA under any circumstances

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must fulfil the UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria given below to appear for the exam:

  • 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 Admit Card

The candidates can download the UGC NET 2020 Admit Card from 15 May 2020 on the official website of NTA and the candidates need to download the same.

  • 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. 

UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candiates can check the details regarding UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern that are provided below:

  • 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

 Paper

 Marks

 No. of Questions

 MCQ

 Total duration

I

100

50

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.

 

II

200

100

This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

TOTAL

300

150

 

 

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. 

Click to get UGC NET 2020 Information Brochure PDF for the June session

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
  1. Overview
  2. Key ideas
  3. Reading the topic totally
  4. Recall
  5. Reflect
  6. Review

UGC NET 2020 Answer Key

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the UGC NET 2020 Answer Key in June 2020 after the completion of NET Exams. Check further details below:

  • National Eligibility Test Answer Key will be available in online mode.
  • NTA will release the provisional answer key for each paper separately.
  • The response key/answer key contain the correct answers to the questions asked in the papers.
  • Candidates can challenge the answer key by submitting the fee of Rs. 1000/- for each question.

UGC NET 2020 Result

Candidates can check  UGC NET 2020 Result that will be declared on 05 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 December session below:

UGC NET Exam Centres
S.No. State City
1 Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Naharlagun

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

UGC NET 2020 Entrance Exam Highlights

Check the below-given details to know about UGC National Eligibility Test 2020:

Name of the exam

UGC NET 2020 (National Eligibility Test)

Exam conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level

Nation Level entrance exam

Official website

https://ntanet.nic.in/ntanetcms/public/home.aspx

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.

Stay connected for UGC National Eligibility Test 2020 conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

About National Testing Agency 

Until 2018 the test was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education but now December 2018 onwards, National Testing Agency is conducting it successfully. It is a National Agency approved by the Union Council of Ministers established in November 2017. The main aim of NTA is to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. Other than JEE MAIN, NTA also conducts various exams like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate, Common Management Admission Test and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.  

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UGC NET Important Dates

Title
Dates
UGC NET 2020 Form Date16 Mar - 16 May 2020
Application Correction16 Apr - 22 Apr 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card Downloading Date15 May 2020
UGC NET 2020 Exam Date15 Jun - 20 Jun 2020
Result Date05 Jul 2020

National Eligibility Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:

---

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

Instructions:Paper 1 consists of 50 questions carrying 2 marks each

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:

---

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1------------

Instructions:Paper 2 consists of 100 questions carrying 2 marks each and total time for both Papers I and Paper II is 3 hours

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