"Want to do high order research in the University departments? Get fellowship and funding for researches after qualifying for the NET exam for UGC. You can also become a reputed Lecturer and acquire Lectureship after qualifying UGC NET 2020. Check the preparation tips to help your preparation for the exam."
- What is UGC NET?
- UGC NET Dec 2020 Paper Analysis
- UGC NET Exam Dates
- UGC NET Eligibility
- NET Syllabus
- UGC NET Exam Pattern
- UGC NET Preparation
- UGC NET Registration
- UGC NET Application Form
- UGC NET Hall Ticket 2020
- UGC NET Exam Centres
- NTA NET Result 2020
- UGC NET Cutoff Marks
- UGC NET Counselling
- UGC NET Selection Process
- UGC NET FAQs
- Related Exams
What is UGC NET?
The full form of UGC NET is University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test. It is a National Level Entrance Test conducted by NTA for the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship. It is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) every year on behalf of the University Grants Commission to provide admission to an eligible candidate for the post of assistant professor or Junior Research Fellowship in various colleges or universities.
|Exam Name||University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Courses Offered||Junior Research Fellowships & Lectureship|
|Mode||Online i.e, Computer-based test|
|Exam Date||June 15, 2020|
|Language||English or Hindi|
|Duration||Paper 1- 90 minutes and Paper 2- 90 minutes|
|Helpline Number||8076535482 / 7703859909|
NTA conducts UGC NET every year in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities spread across the country. Research Programme is offered in the name of 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 university. University Grant Commission validates and inspects the universities in India before finalizing vacant positions.
The performance of candidates in all three papers of UGC NET 2020 is counted for JRF award and eligibility for Assistant Professor or eligibility for Assistant Professor only. Candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.
Candidates can apply for various management programs which include:
- Two-year Full-Time MBA
- Two-year Evening MBA Executive
- Two-year evening MBA Executive (Health Care Administration)
Candidates who clear UGC NET 2020 can be a part of the teaching profession and 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.
Fellowship is offered to candidates qualifying JRF, this will be provided by UGC or other institutions under various schemes. A monthly stipend of INR 25,000/- is given during the period of Research. The validity period of this offer is 2 years for the date of the issue of JRF Letter.
UGC NET Dec 2020 Paper Analysis
The exam will be conducted between June 15 - 20, 2020. The exam will be conducted in shifts on different dates. The exam analysis has been discussed below in detail.
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)||-|
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|
The students appeared 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. LR 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. In the form of e-challan, debit or credit card is permitted.
UGC NET Exam Dates
Exam Dates for UGC NET have been decided by NTA. Its application form will be available on the official website from March 16, 2020 and the last date to submit the Application Form is April 16, 2020 (Date Extended). Candidates who satisfy the eligibility can apply.
UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates for all the events have been announced on the official website itself. This 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||Dates|
|Application Form Start Date||March 16, 2020|
|Application Form Last Date||April 16, 2020|
|Correction Window for UGC NET Application Form||April 25- May 2, # year|
|Admit Card Availability||May 15, 2020|
|UGC NET Exam Date||June 15, 2020 to June 20, 2020|
|June Exam Result Date||July 5, 2020|
UGC NET Eligibility
The basic eligibility criteria for a candidate who is applying for UGC NET 2020 is that a candidate should have completed his/her Master's degree or an equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 55%.
Earlier, the upper age for Junior Research Fellowship 28 years. Now, it has been increased by two years i.e. 30 years for 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.
Learn more about UGC NET Eligibility
UGC NET Syllabus 2020 is decided by the National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET 2020 will have 2 papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
|Paper 1||General Aptitude||100 Marks|
|Paper 2||Subjects selected by candidates||200 Marks|
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. Know more about UGC NET Syllabus.
UGC NET Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for UGC NET 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 (Paper1 - 50, Paper2 - 100). It is mandatory to attempt all questions from both the papers.
Learn more about UGC NET Exam Pattern here.
UGC NET Preparation
Applicants should keep following steps in mind while preparing for 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 most of the questions.
Analyze previous year papers.
Solve Previous year paper and mock papers of UGC NET. This will give you an idea about how questions in the exam will be framed. Changes in question paper over the years can be well predicted if practiced with heart.
Use of flashcards.
To enhance memory retention, you can use flashcards. Preparing these for the important concepts which 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 Registration
Registration form for UGC NET will be available on the official website from March 16, 2020. Candidates will have to enter their details including an ID Number (Not necessarily Aadhar card it can be any Government Approved ID card).
Once the registration is done 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?
A step-by-step procedure to apply for UGC NET is provided below:
- Step 1: Go to the official website of ntanet.nic.in and click on the registration link.
- Step 2: Now, fill up the Registration Form. You will receive credentials for login on your registered mobile phone.
- Step 3: Log in with received credentials and then fill up an application form
- Step 4: Upon filling UGC NET form, you need to upload the documents i.e, Photograph and Signature
- Step 5: Then you will have to pay the fee for your application form.
- Step 6: When the whole payment is done, you will need to take a printout of your application form for future references.
UGC NET Application Form
UGC NET Application was available on the official website of conducting authority (NTA) from March 16, 2020 to April 16, 2020. Candidates who satisfied eligibility criteria were the only ones who could apply for the exam.
UGC NET Application Fee for different categories is given below:
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||INR 500/-|
Fee can be paid through Credit/Debit Card/E-Challan. Know more about UGC NET Form.
Documents required for form filling
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 Hall Ticket 2020
NET Hall Ticket 2020 has been already released on May 15, 2020. Admit card is available to download from the official website of NTA.
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 below-mentioned steps to download UGC NET, Admit Card:
- Step 1: Firstly, Visit the official website of UGC NET.
- Step 2: Enter your Application Number and Password.
- Step 3: Then, click on the "Submit" option and your Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
- Step 4: Take the printout of your admit card. and keep it safe.
UGC NET Exam Centres
This Exam will be held at 264 UGC NET Exam Centres across India. Candidates will get the option of choosing 4 exam centers of their choice while filling the application form.
UGC NET conducting authority makes sure that candidates get exam centers that they have chosen. Once an exam center 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
Click here to check all UGC NET Exam Centres
NTA NET Result 2020
A scorecard or result card will not be mailed or sent by post. UGC NET Results will be announced on the official website on July 5, 2020.
Candidates are advised to take a printout of their results for future reference. This will be proof of their eligibility for getting the fellowship.
How to download NET Result 2020?
Candidates can follow below-mentioned steps to download their result for UGC NET from the official website:
- Step 1: Visit the official website ntanet.nic.in
- Step 2: Click on UGC NET 2020 Result link. Enter your credentials (Registration Number) card along with password and then log in. Then, the results will be displayed.
- Step 3: Candidates will have to take a printout of the result for the future Admission process.
UGC NET Cutoff Marks
UGC NET Cutoff is decided by the conducting Authority. A cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks candidate has to score to be eligible for the post of Assistant professorship and JRF.
A separate cutoff list will be prepared for category wise eligibility and subject wise eligibility.
UGC NET Counseling
After the declaration of result, conducting authorities announce the counseling on the official website. UGC NET 2020 Counselling is only for candidates who clear the examination.
UGC NET Selection Process
Candidates who score marks that are eligible for Assistant professorship or Joint Research Fellowship (JRF) under UGC NET 2020, will be called for the counseling. During their counseling, candidates will be allotted to the postings they have applied for only if they are eligible.