"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."
Latest Update: UGC NET 2020 June Session Application Forms were released on March 16, 2020. The last date to apply is April 17, 2020.
- 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 Released
- 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?
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|
|UGC NET 2020 Exam Date||June 15, 2020|
|Language||English or Hindi|
|UGC NET Exam Duration||Paper 1- 90 minutes and Paper 2- 90 minutes|
|UGC NET Official Website||https://ntanet.nic.in/ntanetcms/public/home.aspx|
|UGC NET 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 2020 Exam Date
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 17, 2020 (Date Extended). Candidates who satisfy the eligibility for UGC NET can apply.
UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates for all the events have been announced on the official website itself. UGC NET 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 17, 2020|
|Correction Window for UGC NET Application Form||April 25- May 2, 2020|
|UGC NET Admit Card Availability||May 15, 2020|
|UGC NET Exam Date||June 15, 2020 to June 20, 2020|
|UGC NET June Exam Result Date||July 5, 2020|
UGC NET 2020 Eligibility
The basic UGC NET eligibility criteria for a candidate who is applying for the 2020 exam 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 UGC NET 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.
UGC NET 2020 Syllabus
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|
UGC NET New Syllabus will be based on the studies done by the candidates previously and the subject they have chosen.
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.
UGC NET 2020 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, 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
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 for NTA UGC NET, 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 2020 Application Form
UGC NET Form was available on the official website of conducting authority (NTA) from March 16, 2020 to April 17, 2020. Candidates who satisfied eligibility criteria will be the only ones who can fill the UGC NET 2020 Form.
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.
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 2020 Admit Card
NET Admit Card 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Centres
UGC NET 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 the UGC NET application.
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
UGC NET 2020 Result
A scorecard or result card will not be mailed or sent by post. UGC NET 2020 Result 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 UGC NET result 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 2020 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 2020 Cut off 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 2020 Counselling
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.
UGC NET Dec 2019 Paper Analysis
The exam will be conducted between 2-6 December 2019. The exam was conducted in shifts on different dates. 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 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.