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UGC NET 2020

Niranjani | Updated: Jun 16, 2020, 09:25 IST

UGC NET 2020: UGC NET(University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) Application Form is starting from March 16, 2020. NTA has released the exam dates for the June session. It will be performed by National Testing Agency(NTA) through online CBT mode. This national level entrance exam conducted twice every year to determine the eligibility of various students for JRF(Junior Research Fellowship) and the Assistant professor or only for Assistant Professor. Aspirants have to qualify the UGC NET entrance exam to get selected for these positions in various Indian Universities and colleges. Detailed Information regarding UGC NET 2020 read this article below.

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UGC NET 2020

UGC NET 2020

When will the UGC NET 2020 be conducted?

UGC NET 2020: UGC NET 2020 is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA has once overextended the UGC NET Form application Form 2020 date to June 30, 2020.  UGC 2020, has invited online information from UGC NET 2019 minority candidates. UGC NET application form 2020 submission deadline has been extended again to June 15, 2020.  UGC NET 2020 is likely to be held after July 2020. Candidates can check and fill the UGC NET Application Form 2020 from this article.

UGC NET Overview 2020

Candidates can go through the UGC NET Overview for the below table.

Exam Name

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level


Exam Mode

Computer based Test


Bi- annually (June and December)



Official Website


What are the new changes introduced for UGC NET 2020?

Aspirants can check the new changes introduced in the UGC NET 2020 exam mentioned below.

  • According to the New changes introduced by HRD Ministry, NTA will perform the entrance test of UGC NET 2020.
  • Previously the exam was performed for three papers. With an effect on the introduced changes, the UGC NET 2020 Entrance Test will perform for two papers.

 UGC NET 2020-Important Dates

Aspirants can check the official UGC NET(June Session)Exam dates mentioned in the table below.


Dates(June Session 2020)

UGC NET  Notification 2020

March 2020

Online Application

16th March 2020

Final Submission to fill online application

16th April 2020

Download Admit card

15th May 2020

UGC NET 2020 Exam

15th to 20th June 2020

Release of Answer Key

June 2020

Results Declaration

5th July 2020

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020


  • Applicants should own a Master’s degree or its equivalent from a board or university recognized by UGC.
  • Students must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks (50% for ST/SC/OBC/PwD) in the Master’s degree in disciplines such as Social Science, Humanities, Computer Science and Applications, and Electronic Science.
  • UGC NET participants who are in their final year of the qualifying exam can also apply.

Age Limit

  • There is no age bar for the position of Assistant Professor. However, in the case of JRF, the age of the applicant must not be more than 30 years as on January 1, 2020. Five years of relaxation given to reserved students.
  • For LLM Degree possessing aspirants, three years of age relaxation will give.
  • Students who have served in the armed forces will give 5 five years of age relaxation.

UGC NET -Eligibility for Assistant Professor

  • Aspirants must clear their NET/SLET/SET exam to be eligible for the post of Assistant Professor in various Universities or institutions.
  • Aspirants successfully clearing their SET before June 1, 2002, recognized by UGC, will be exempted from appearing in the UGC NET exam.
  • Students who have completed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination earlier than the year 1989 exempted from appearing for the test.
  • Students who are awarded a Ph.D. Degree by UGC as per the minimum standards and process for the award will exempt from the requirement of the minimum eligibility of NET/SET/SELT for appointment as Assistant Professor in the recognizedUniversities.

UGC NET 2020 Application Form

  • The Online Application Form of UGC NET will release on March 16, 2020, for the June session exam.
  • Aspirants can fill the application form by following various steps like Registration, Filling the UGC NET application form, uploading of scanned images, and payment of application fee.
  • The Final date to fill the form online is till April 16, 2020, for the June exam.
  • Students can also correct mistakes in the details of the application form when the board will open the correction facility.

UGC NET Application Fee-2020

  • General Category – Rs.1000
  • OBC- NCL – Rs.500
  • ST/SC/PWD – Rs.250
  • Candidates can pay the UGC NET application fee through debit/credit card or E-Challan at the nearest ICICI/Syndicate Bank/Canara Bank.

UGC NET Application Correction-2020

  • In case candidates have made corrections while filling details in the application or the uploading images, corrections can make. The officials will open the UGC NET Application Correction window after the completion of the application process.
  • Students can make application corrections online. In case any error is found in the uploaded images, a mail or message will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number.
  • Aspirants must make the corrections in the application before the last date; otherwise, the forms will get rejected.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

  • Exam Mode: The entrance test will organize in Online CBT mode.
  • There will be two papers like Paper I and Paper-II.
  • UGC NET will be a total of 150 questions . Fifty questions in Paper I and 100 questions in Paper-II.
  • The UGC NET question paper will contain multiple-choice type questions.
  • The UGC NET question paper will be available in the medium language of English and Hindi.
  • Paper, I will be of 1-hour while Paper-II will be of 2 hours. Paper 1 will be of 100 marks, & Paper-II will be of 200 marks.
  • For every correct answer, two marks will give. There will be no negative marking for incorrect responses.

UGC NET Distribution of Questions-2020

Students can check the distribution of questions and marks for various papers mentioned below.

Paper I

  • Number of Questions-50
  • Maximum Marks-100
  • Time Duration- 60 minutes

Paper II

  • Number of Questions-100
  • Maximum Marks-200
  • Time Duration-120 minutes.

UGC NET Syllabus 2020

UGC NET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 can be checked by the students online. It will differ as per the subjects chosen by the student at the time of registration. Paper I of UGC NET will contain questions of generic nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the students. This paper will test the students knowledge in reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness. Paper-II of UGC NET will contain various topics from the subjects selected by the students. The items will be related to bachelor's and Masters's level syllabus.

Download UGC NET Admit Card 2020

  • UGC NET Admit Card is a required document that must be carried by the appearing students on the exam day. No aspirant will be allowed to the exam hall without showing the admit card to the invigilator.
  • The Admit Card will release on May 15, 2020, for the June session exam and in the 3rd week of November 2020 for the December session exam. It will be available online only by entering the application number and password.
  • In case any complaints arise at the time of downloading the admit card, aspirants can contact the officials to rectify the problem. Also, if any student has forgotten his password or application number, they can retrieve it back by clicking the option of forgot password answering various questions.

UGC NET Answer Key- 2020

After completion of the UGC NET entrance exam, the officials will publish the UGC NET 2020 Answer key. Applicants will be able to download the Answer key through online mode. The Answer key will release for both Paper I and II in various sets securing all the right answers to the questions asked in the exam paper. Students can also challenge the answer key in case they are not satisfied with the answers given in it. After considering the challenges, the final answer key will release by the board.

How to Check the UGC NET Result 2020?

After the completion of the UGC NET entrance exam and the release of the answer key, the conducting authority will announce the result. The UGC NET results will release on 5th July 2020 for the June session exam. Candidates can check their UGC NET results through online by submitting their roll number and date of birth. Only the students who will qualify the test by securing the cut off marks will call for the counseling process.

UGC NET Scorecard 2020

The UGC NET scorecard will release along with the release of results. UGC NET Scorecard will mention various essential details about the aspirant and the entrance exam. These details will contain the candidate's name, course name, Admit Card number, total marks, marks secured by the student in the paper I and II, rank scored, and percentage.

How to Check the UGC NET Cut Off 2020?

UGC NET Cut Off will be announced online by the officials after the entrance. Separate category wise and subject wise merit list will be drawn for the aspirants successfully securing the cut off marks. We have provided the UGC NET cut off marks for various categories as per the last year's trends.

General candidates

  • Paper – I-40%
  • Paper – II-40%


  • Paper – I-35%
  • Paper – II-35%.

UGC NET Selection Procedure-2020

Students qualifying the entrance exam of UGC NET 2020, will be selected in the subject wise and category wise merit list issued online. Top 6% of the total candidates who have appeared for both the papers in the test will be considered qualified in the UGC NET entrance exam. Entry into various Indian Universities or Institutions for the position of Assistant professor or JRF will offer based on cut off score secured as per their categories. Top 15% of aspirants from each category and subject will be selected and published eligible for Assistant Professor Position only.

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Exams 2020 - FAQ

1. Is UGC NET conducted online?  

Yes, ever since NTA has started conducting the exam, UGC NET is conducted in online mode as a computer-based test (CBT) only.

2. What is the age limit to apply for UGC NET exam?  

To apply for JRF, candidates should not be more than 30 years in age. There is no age limit to apply for the post of Assistant Professor.

3. Is there any negative marking in UGC NET exam?  

No, there is no negative marking in the exam. Candidates are awarded zero marks for an incorrect answer or a question left unanswered.

4. When will I get the admit card?  

UGC NET admit card for June 2020 exam was earlier scheduled to be released on May 15. However, currently the date has been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

5.  When will the results be declared?  

UGC NET result 2020 is likely to be announced on the official website of the exam on July 5, 2020. However, the date is likely to be postponed.     


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