UGC NET 2020: NTA NET Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

NTA-logoNET (National Eligibility Test) is organized by the NTA (National Testing Agency). Earlier this exam was conducted once in a year, but as per the University law, it has been changed to once in a year.

This national entrance examination is done twice a year to determine the eligibility of the different candidates for the JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) program and the assistant professor or only the position of assistant professor.

The JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & the Assistant Professor are selected through the NET (National Eligibility Test). This complete test will be divided into two papers, and the applicants have to clear both of them.

UGC NET 2020 New Changes Introduced

Check all the new changes introduced in the UGC NET 2020 exam:

  • According to the changes introduced by the HRD Ministry, NTA will conduct the entrance test of UGC NET 2020.
  • Earlier the exam was conducted for three papers. With effect to the introduced changes, the entrance test of UGC NET 2020 will be conducted for two papers.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates

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The information in regards to the Important events & tentative dates is as per below:

EventsTentative Dates
July Session 2020December Session 2020
UGC NET 2020 NotificationIn the month of February 2020Last week of August 2020
Release of Online Application1st week of March 20201st week of September 2020
Last date to fill online application2nd week of April 2020Last week of September 2020
Availability of Admit card3rd week of June 20203rd week of November 2020
UGC NET 2020 Exam1st or 2nd week of July 20202nd to 3rd week of December 2020
Release of Answer Key4th week of July 2020December 2020
Announcement of Results1st week of August 20202nd week of January 2021
Declaration of ResultJuly 2020

UGC NET 2020 Application Form

The information in regards to the Application form and application fee is as per below:

  • The first thing is to fill the application form.
  • To fill the form the applicants have to select the subject first and the role that they are applying for.
  • The Online Application Form of UGC NET 2020 will be released in the first week of March 2020 (July Session) and the first week of September 2020 (December Session).
  • The last date to fill the application form online is till the second week of April 2020 for July Session and last week of September 2020 for December Session.
  • Then the personal information such as name, gender, parents’ name, mobile number, email address, date of birth, Mailing address, Permanent address, etc.
  • Then the educational information such as the subject of PG exam, the status of PG, university name, passing year of PG, the status of M.Phil and D., etc.
  • Once the information applicants need to click on save and once done it will move to a new page where the applicant has to upload the documents.
  • The applicants should upload the passport size photo (scanned and the scanned signature with the other mentioned documents.
  • All the documents should be uploaded in the appropriate format and size.

UGC NET 2020 Application Fee

Once the part of the document is done then the next step is to pay the application fee as per the below table.

CategoryUGC NET Application Fee
GeneralRs 1,000
OBCRs 500
SC/ ST/ PWDRs 250
  • Then comes the last part to save the confirmation page for reference.
  • Mode of Payment: Applying candidates can pay the application fee through debit/credit card or E-Challan at the nearest ICICI/Syndicate Bank/Canara Bank.

UGC NET 2020 Application Correction

In case candidates have made mistakes while filling details in the application or the uploading images, corrections can be made. The board will open the application correction window after the completion of the application process.

Students can make corrections through online mode. In case any error is found in the uploaded images, a mail or message will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number.

The corrections in the application must be done by the students before the last date otherwise the forms will get rejected.

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants should have completed their Master’s degree exams (in streams such as Humanities, Social Science, Electronic Science, Computer Science & Applications, etc.).
  • The applicants from the general category should have achieved a minimum 55% marks in their Master’s degree exams and should be done from a UGC recognized.
  • The applicants from SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD category should have achieved a minimum 50% marks in their Master’s degree exams and should be done from a UGC recognized.
  • The applicants from the general category who are interested in the JRF should not be more than 30 years.
  • The applicants from SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD category and female applicants who are interested in the JRF should not be more than 35 years
  • There is no age limit decided for the Assistant Professor role.
  • Appearing Candidate: Candidates who are in their final year of the qualifying exam can also apply.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

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

UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

The information in regards to the paper pattern is as per below:

  • The NET (National Eligibility Test) is divided into two parts and will be conducted in two sessions and applicants have to clear in both the papers to get selected for the JRF or Assistant Professor only.
  • There will be no negative marking done in this examination.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded two marks to the applicants.
  • Exam Date: UGC NET 2020 Exam will be conducted in the second week of July 2020 for July Session and the third week of December 2020 for December Session.
  • Exam Mode: The entrance test will be organized in Online CBT mode.
  • Number of Papers: There will be two papers for the exam – Paper I and Paper II.
  • Number of Questions: Total of 150 questions will be there in the exam paper. Fifty questions in Paper I and 100 questions in Paper II.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain multiple choice type questions.
  • Language Medium: The question paper will be available in the medium language of English and Hindi.
  • Time Duration: Paper I will be of 1-hour duration while Paper II will be of 2 hours.
  • Total Marks: Paper 1 will be of 100 marks, and Paper II will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, two marks will be given. There will be no provision of negative marking for incorrect answer.

Paper Pattern for Paper 1 is as per below

SectionQuestionsMarks
Teaching Aptitude510
Research Aptitude510
Reading Comprehension510
Communication510
Reasoning (including Maths)510
Logical Reasoning510
Data Interpretation510
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)510
People & Environment510
Higher Education System: Governance, Policy & Administration510
Total50100

UGC NET 2020 Exam Syllabus

The latest syllabus information is still not released, but here we have listed the information related to previous years. The syllabus for this test includes 100 topics in all.

EconomicsPolitical SciencePhilosophyPsychology
SociologyHistoryAnthropologyJapanese
EducationSocial workDefense & Strategic StudiesHome Science
HindiPopular studiesHindustani Music (Vocal/Instrumental)Environmental Science
MaithiliBengaliPublic administrationHuman Rights & Duties
MalayalamTamilFrench (English & French version)Physical Education
OdiaTeluguBuddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace StudiesForensic Science
PunjabiUrduMass Communication & JournalismElectronic Science
SanskritArabicPerforming Art – Dance/Drama/TheatreComparative Literature
MarathiRussianTribal and Regional Language/LiteratureWomen studies
PersianRajasthaniTourism Administration & ManagementRabindra Sangeet
Indian cultureLawKarnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)Percussion Instruments
ArchaeologyCriminologyMuseology & ConservationGerman
Folk LiteratureDogriArab culture & Islamic StudiesKannada
Visual ArtGeographyLibrary & Information ScienceEnglish
PaliSpanishComparative Study of ReligionsLinguistics
KashmiriKonkaniInternational and Area StudiesSantali
PrakitFolk LiteratureSocial media & community healthNepali
BodoDrama TheatreComputer science & ApplicationsManipuri
YogaManagementAdult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/ Non-Formal Education
Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour & Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
AssameseChineseGujaratiCommerce
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimamsa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihas/ Agama/Advaita Vedanta)

UGC NET 2020 Preparation Tips

Here we are mentioning the details which will help the candidates to boost the UGC NET Preparation strategy.

  • It is very important to know the complete overview of the UGC NET Examinations which will help the Candidates to secure well in the Examination.
  • The syllabus and exam pattern with the correct study material is also needed and have clarity of all those things.
  • Start your exam preparation early. It will give enough time in the end for revision.
  • Prepare notes and go through these notes every day to refresh your memory and remember the studied topics.
  • A study from the study materials which are mostly recommended by experts and qualified students.
  • Solve previous year question papers and sample papers. This will give an idea to the candidates about the question trends.

UGC NET 2020 Admit Card

The information about the admit card is as per below:

  • The admit card will be released to the applicants on the official website.
  • The Admit card will be released in the third week of June 2020. It will be available through online mode only by entering the application number and password.
  • If the applicants are not able to download the admit card from the website they can contact the university on the below-listed numbers for help.
  • 7703859909
    8076535482
  • If they still didn’t get the help, they can send an email to [email protected]

UGC NET 2020 Answer Key

After successfully completing the NET exam, the examining authority will publish the correction key for all documents. The correction key for each article will be published separately.

The Answer key will be released for both Paper – I and II in various sets containing all the right answers to the questions asked in the exam paper. Candidates can also challenge the answer key in case they are not satisfied with the answers given in it.

Applicants can challenge the OMR sheet/response key. To challenge the questions, candidates must pay Rs. 1000 / – for each question. After re-evaluating the objection of the candidates, the final answer key will be published.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Result

The information about the results is as per below:

  • The results will be posted on the official website for the applicants.
  • No individual communication will be done by any applicant.
  • Applicants have to download the results from the website by using the credentials, Seat # & the DOB.

Steps to download the result:

  • Log in the official website
  • Click the Result tab on the homepage
  • Enter the Seat # & DOB and click on enter.
  • The result will open in a new page.
  • Save the document first the print it.

UGC NET 2020 Scorecard

The scorecard will be released along with the release of results. UGC NET 2020 Scorecard will mention various important details about the candidate and the entrance exam.

These details will include the candidate’s name, course name, hall ticket number, total marks, marks secured by the candidate in the paper I and II, rank scored and percentage.

UGC NET Cut-Off 2020

Candidates who wish to take the NET exam, should mark the points indicated below. Those that will obtain the cut marks will be considered for the stock market.

The authority will also prepare the list of merits separately. The list of merits by subject and category will be established for candidates who will meet the approval mark. After the declaration of results, candidates can obtain their electronic certificates from the UGC NET office.

CategoryMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
Paper-IPaper-IIPaper-III
General40%40%75%
OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/PWD/SC/ST35%35%60%

UGC NET 2020 Selection Procedure

Qualified candidates for the admission exam in the UGC NET 2020 will be selected from the list of topics by category and category published online. The top 6% of students who participated in both tests will be considered qualified for the entrance test.

Admission to several universities or institutions in India for the position of assistant professor or JRF will be proposed by the grade limit obtained according to the categories. The top 15% of the best candidates in each category and subject will be selected and declared eligible for the position of Assistant Professor only.

If you have any other queries about UGC NET 2020, you can write your questions in the comment box given below.

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  1. Reeta sahoo says:

    Can a candidate will be eligible for applying ugc net exam in both sessions in same year.in July as well as in December session of examination.???

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