Aspiring to do higher-level research in the university departments? Get a fellowship (JRF) and funding for your researches after qualifying in the UGC NET exam. You can also acquire Lectureship (LS) and become a Lecturer after qualifying in the UGC NET 2020. Check out the preparation tips mentioned here, to help you prepare for the exam.
- July 6, 2020: The application correction window for the UGC NET 2020 examination is open. The last date to make changes in the application form is July 15, 2020. Click here for the direct link to make changes.
- The exam that was scheduled to be held on June 15, 2020 now stands postponed. The revised examination dates will be announced soon.
- What is UGC NET?
- UGC NET 2020 Exam Date
- UGC NET 2020 Eligibility
- UGC NET 2020 Syllabus
- UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern
- UGC NET 2020 Registration
- UGC NET 2020 Application Form Correction
- UGC NET 2020 Admit Card
- UGC NET 2020 Exam Centres
- UGC NET 2020 Result
- UGC NET 2020 Preparation
- UGC NET 2020 Cut off Marks
- UGC NET 2020 Counselling
- UGC NET Selection Process
- UGC NET Dec 2019 Paper Analysis
- Related Exams
What is UGC NET?
Full-Form of UGC NET is University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test. It is a national-level entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) biannually, on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to provide admission to an eligible candidate for the posts of Lecturer (LS) and/or Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in various colleges or universities across the nation.
|Exam Name||University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Courses Offered||Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Lectureship (LS)|
|Mode||Online, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)|
|UGC NET 2020 Exam Date||To be announced|
|Language||English or Hindi|
|UGC NET Exam Duration||Paper 1 - 90 minutes and Paper 2 - 90 minutes|
|UGC NET Official Website||ugcnet.nta.nic.in|
|UGC NET Helpline Number||8076535482 / 7703859909|
NTA conducts UGC NET twice every year in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities spread across the country. Research Programmes are offered under the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
Candidates who have got Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or a related subject. The number of seats available varies every year based on the requirements of the universities. UGC validates and inspects the universities in India before finalizing vacant positions.
Candidates who clear UGC NET 2020 can be a part of the teaching profession and/or can pursue high-level research on several subjects of Humanities (including Indian and some foreign languages), Social Sciences, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, Forensic Science, and Environmental Sciences.
The performance of the candidates in both the papers of UGC NET 2020 will be accounted for awarding a JRF and eligibility for Lectureship (LS). Candidates qualifying exclusively for Lectureship (LS) will not be considered for JRF.
Fellowship is offered only to the candidates who qualify the JRF mark. This will be provided by UGC or other institutions under various schemes. A monthly stipend of INR 25,000/- is provided during the period of research. The validity period of this offer is 2 years from the date of the issue of the JRF Letter.
UGC NET 2020 Exam Date
Exam Dates for the UGC NET2020 have been decided by the NTA. Its application form is available on the official website of UGC NET from March 16, 2020 up to the extended date of June 30, 2020. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for UGC NET 2020.
UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates for all the events have been announced on the official website of UGC NET. The exam will be conducted online (Computer-based Test) on June 15, 2020.
|Dates for Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh Students|
|Application Window||November 4 to November 8, 2020|
|Important Events to UGC NET June 2020||Dates|
|UGC NET June 2020 Application Form Start Date||March 16, 2020|
|UGC NET June 2020 Application Form Last Date||June 30, 2020|
|UGC NET June 2020 Application FormCorrection Window||July 6 to July 15, 2020|
|UGC NET June 2020 Admit Card Availability||To be announced|
|UGC NET June 2020 Exam Date||To be announced|
|UGC NET June 2020 Exam Result Date||To be announced|
UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The basic UGC NET 2020 eligibility criteria for the candidates who want to apply for the UGC NET June 2020 exam is that they should have completed their Master's degree or an equivalent, with a minimum aggregate of 55%.
Earlier, the upper age limit for applying for UGC NET JRF was 28 years. Now, it has been increased by two years, i.e. up to 30 years, for the candidates who belong to General Category.
For the reserved category (SC, ST, OBC), the upper age limit to apply is 35 years, which means a relaxation of 5 years.
UGC NET 2020 Syllabus
UGC NET Syllabus 2020 is decided by the National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET 2020 will have 2 papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2.
|Paper 1||General Aptitude||100 Marks|
|Paper 2||Subjects selected by candidates||200 Marks|
UGC NET 2020 New Syllabus will be based on the subjects studied by the candidates, and the subject they have chosen to appear for.
Paper 1 is a mandatory paper for all the students taking up this exam. There are almost 100 subjects in UGC NET 2020. Candidates can select any subject from all those available courses for their Paper 2.
UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for UGC NET 2020 is decided by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
UGC NET will comprise only two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Earlier, this exam included three papers.
Total Number of Questions - 150 (Paper 1 - 50, Paper 2 - 100). It is mandatory to attempt all questions from both the papers.
Learn more about UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern here.
UGC NET 2020 Registration and Application
The Registration and Application Forms for UGC NET will be available on the official website of UGC NET from March 16, 2020. Candidates will have to enter their details including an ID Number (not necessarily an Aadhar card; it can be any Government Approved ID card).
Once the registration is done for the UGC NET 2020, there will be an Application Number generated on the screen. Candidates will have to make a note of this number for future reference.
How to apply online for UGC NET 2020?
A step-by-step procedure to apply for UGC NET 2020 is provided below:
- Step 1:Go to the official website of UGC NET at ugcnet.nta.nic.in
- Step 2: Click on the "Fill Application Form UGC-NET 2020" link
- Step 3: Fill in the Registration Form. You will receive credentials for logging in on your registered mobile number.
- Step 4: Log in with the received credentials and then fill in the Application Form
- Step 5: Upon filling in the UGC NET Application Form, you will be needed to upload the required documents,
i.e. a Scanned copy of your passport-sized Photograph and of your Signature
- Step 6: Proceed to pay the fee for your application form.
- Step 7: When the payment is successfully done, you will need to take a printout of your application form for future references.
UGC NET 2020 Application Fee
The UGC NET June 2020 Application Form is made available on the official website of UGC NET, from March 16, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Only the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can fill in the UGC NET June 2020 Form.
The UGC NET Application Fee for different categories is given below:
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||INR 500/-|
The Fees can be paid either online through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking, or offline through e-Challan.
Documents required during filling in the Application Form
Following documents are required to apply for UGC NET:
- Marks sheet of class 10 and 12
- A scanned file of Photograph and Signature
- A valid Credit/Debit/Net banking for Fee payment
UGC NET 2020 Admit Card
NET Admit Card June 2020 will be released on May 31, 2020. Admit card is available for downloading from the official website of UGC NET.
Admit card is an important document which a candidate has to carry to the examination hall. Along with his/her admit card, a candidate must also carry a government-approved ID card and a photograph.
Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download the UGC NET June 2020 Admit Card:
- Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC NET.
- Step 2: Enter your Application Number and Password.
- Step 3: Click on the "Submit" tab and your Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
- Step 4: Take the printout of your admit card, and retain it carefully.
UGC NET 2020 Exam Centres
UGC NET 2020 will be held at 264 Exam Centres across India. Candidates will get the option of choosing 4 UGC NET 2020 exam centres of their choice while filling in the UGC NET application.
The NTA, the conducting authority of UGC NET, makes sure that candidates are allotted their preferred exam centres. Once an exam centre is allotted, it cannot be changed. Seats will be allotted based on availability.
Candidates will have to carry the following documents to the exam hall along with them:
- Admit Card
- Photo ID proof
- A passport size photo
UGC NET 2020 Result
The UGC NET 2020 Result will be announced on the official website on July 5, 2020. A scorecard or a result card will not be mailed or sent to the candidate by post.
Candidates are advised to take a printout of their result card for future reference. This will act as a valid proof of their eligibility for getting the fellowship or the lectureship.
How to download UGC NET 2020 Result?
Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download their UGC NET June 2020 result:
- Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC NET
- Step 2: Click on the link of UGC NET June 2020 Result.
- Step 3: Enter your Registration Number along with your password, and then log in. The result card will be displayed on the screen.
- Step 4: Candidates will have to take a printout of the result card for future use.
UGC NET 2020 Preparation
Applicants should keep the following things in mind while preparing for the UGC NET 2020.
- Time management is the key to success.
Aspirants will have to write two papers, so they should plan their course of action, dividing time for each question. Also, don't spend too much time over one question. That may reduce your chances to cover the rest of the questions.
- Analyze previous years' question papers.
Solve previous years' papers and mock papers for UGC NET. This will give you an idea of how the questions in the exam will be framed. Changes in the question papers over the years can be well predicted if practised diligently.
- Use of flashcards.
To enhance memory retention, you can use flashcards. Preparing these for the important concepts that are hard to memorize can be very useful. You can paste them on a wall to take your preparation to the next level.
UGC NET 2020 Cut-off
UGC NET 2020 cut-off marks is decided by the conducting authority, the NTA. A cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks a candidate has to score to be eligible for the post of Lectureship (LS) and/or Fellowship (JRF).
A separate cut-off list will be prepared for category-wise eligibility and subject-wise eligibility.
UGC NET 2020 Counselling
After the declaration of the UGC 2020 results, the conducting authority announces the counselling dates on the official website.
UGC NET 2020 Counselling is only for the candidates who clear the examination.
UGC NET 2020 Selection Process
Candidates who score qualifying marks that are eligible for Lectureship (LS) or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) under the UGC NET 2020, will be called for counselling. During their counselling, candidates will be allotted to the postings they have applied for only if they are deemed eligible.
UGC NET Dec 2019 Paper Analysis
The exam was conducted in shifts and on different dates between 2-6 December 2019.
The exam analysis has been discussed below in detail:
UGC NET Shift 1 Paper Analysis
The questions for Shift 1 were asked from the sections mentioned below:
|Category||Number of Questions||Difficulty|
|Governance, Polity, Administration & Current Affairs||3-4||Difficult|
|Reading Comprehension||5 in 1 set||Easy|
|Mathematics||4-5||Easy to Moderate|
|Information & Communication Technology (ICT)||2-3||Difficult|
|Data Interpretation||5 in one set||Moderate|
|People & Environment||3-4||Difficult|
|Total||50 questions (2 marks each)|
UGC NET Shift 2 Paper Analysis
The questions pattern for Shift 2 is given below:
|Higher Education System||Easy|
|Information & Communications Technology||Moderate|
|People & Environment||Moderate|
|Communication||Easy to Moderate|
|Mathematics & Reasoning||Moderate|
UGC NET Shift 3 Paper Analysis
The candidates who had appeared for the UGC NET Dec 2019 exam, deemed the question paper to be easy to moderate. They found the Data Interpretation section very easy as compared to the expected difficulty. A question that was asked in the shift was about Classroom Communication, 4th Generation Language and Effective Learning.
The questions asked in the paper were from Number System, Compound Interest, Ration, Blood Relations. There were some memory based questions too. The communication problem asked in the paper was easy to solve as per the students. Logical Reasoning was a tough section and the questions were asked from Fallacies, Square opposition, and Inductive Reasoning. The Current Affairs questions asked were also easy.
This exam is conducted for over 84 subjects and selected candidates are placed across the country in over 874 Universities. Payment of application fee can be made online as well as offline, through debit card or credit card, or e-Challan.