University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test Exam

What is UGC NET Exam?

Commonly known as UGC NET, University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) is an entrance test conducted in order to select the eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor for Colleges/Universities level lectureship and for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

JRF awardees will be eligible to pursue research in their postgraduate subject from IIT's or other national organisations. Such candidates are also eligible for the post of Assistant Professor in Colleges/Universities of India.

The award of ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both’ or ‘Eligibility for Assistant Professor only’ depends on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of UGC-NET in aggregate. 

Candidates who qualify for ‘Assistant Professor only’ are not eligible for award of JRF. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments.

Who Will Conduct UGC NET Exam? 

The UGC NET exam was initiated by UGC and later, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 centres across the country. From December 2018 onwards, the responsibility of UGC NET has been transferred to the National Testing Agency (NTA), which has been established as a premier and autonomous testing organization for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

UGC NET Exam Details 

Exam name  University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET)
Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency  Twice a year (June & December)
Exam level National 
Purpose  For posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 
Application mode  Online 
Exam mode  Online 
Exam duration  180 minutes (3 hours)
Average no of test-takers (single session) Over 8 lakhs 
Official website 
NTA helpdesk  0120-6895200 

UGC NET Notification 2020 June

The NTA will release the UGC NET notification on its official website. The UGC NET exam notification is available in both English and Hindi. Aspirants who are aiming for an exam should check all the details in UGC NET information bulletin to get familiar with exam pattern, exam dates, syllabus, the application process, etc. It is advised to download UGC NET notification pdf and keep the hard copy for future reference. Candidates can download UGC NET notification 2020 (June) here. 

UGC NET June 2020 Dates 

UGC NET notification date  March 16, 2020 
UGC NET registration  March 16 to April 16, 2020 
UGC NET admit card  May 15, 2020 
UGC NET exam date  June 15 to 20, 2020 
UGC NET result  July 5, 2020 

UGC NET December 2020 Dates (Tentative) 

UGC NET notification date  September 9, 2020 
UGC NET registration  September 9 to October 9, 2020 
UGC NET admit card  November 9, 2020 
UGC NET exam date  December 2 to 6, 2020 
UGC NET result  December 31, 2020 

UGC NET June 2020:

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous, self-reliant, and self-sustained premier testing organisation to the conduct the various exams like NEET-UG, JEE Main (I) & (II), CMAT, GPAT, and UGC NET.

NTA will conduct the UGC NET for only Assistant Professor or for both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only from June 2020. A test will consist of two papers and click here to know.

Aspirants are required to apply through online between March 15, 2020. The application fees can be paid up to April 2020.

Candidates who hold a Master's or equivalent degree with a minimum of at least 55% marks from a recognised UGC universities/institutions in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible to apply.

The candidates from Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates are to be entitled with a relaxation 5% marks ineligibility. Click here to know more about the eligibility criteria in details.

NTA strictly follows the Government of India's reservation policy, as per which a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 5% of fellowships are reserved for the OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

Age Limit:

1. For Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): The Upper age limit fixed 30 years as on 01-06-2020, (Age relaxation up to 5 years to candidates belonging OBC).

Application Fee:

For General Candidates - INR 1000/-
For OBC Candidates - INR 500/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Candidates - INR 250/-

UGC NET June 2020 Registration:

In order to appear in UGC NET June 2020 exam, the candidates are required to apply online by following the terms & conditions strictly mentioned in the registration procedure.

The submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website, i.e. only. To know more about the detailed scenario of registration procedure click here.

UGC NET June 2020 Cities of Examination:

A candidate has to select any four cities of his/her choice. The board will be made to allow the city of examination of the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city of the nearby area may be allotted. Click here to know the list of Exam Centres.


The candidates, before submitting the Online Application Form, shall satisfy their eligibility to appear in the test.

The Candidates should fill their complete postal address with PIN Code for further correspondence.

The NTA shall not be held responsible for any loss due to an incorrect address was given by the applicant in the Online Application Form.

PSU Jobs Through UGC NET

In 2013, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced that the aspirants who clear the NET would be eligible for remunerative jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). PSUs will use the UGC NET scores for the recruitment process of the posts of executives in their organisations in disciplines like Science (Research & Development), Management, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, and Finance etc. Candidates with UGC NET scorecard can occupy prominent positions in PSUs. Candidates can find the list of career options after passing UGC NET here. 

UGC NET June 2020 Application Deadline Extended

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the dates for submission of online application forms for various examinations due to ongoing nationwide lockdown. The UGC NET exam online application dates extended from April 16 to May 16, 2020. 

The official notice reads, "In view of the hardships faced by the parents and the students due to COVID-19 epidemic, the National Testing Agency has extended/ revised the dates of submission of Online Application Forms for various Examinations."

Click here for NTA postponed notice

Candidates and their parents are advised to visit the official website of NTA for latest updates. The candidates can also contact at 8287471852, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953, 8882356803 for any further clarification.

31 March 2020
UGC NET June 2020 Notification Released

The NTA has released the UGC NET June 2020 notification. Interested candidates who satisfy the eligibility conditions can visit the official website to check the notification. NTA has released the public notice in both English and Hindi language. 

The UGC NET is conducted for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Assistant Professor. The online applications will be accepted until April 16, 2020. The online written exam will be held between June 15 and 20, 2020. 

The duration of the exam is 3 hours. It consists of two papers. The written exam result will be released in July 2020. 

16 March 2020
UGC NET December 2019 Result Declared

NTA has declared UGC-NET December 2019 examination result on December 31. Candidates who have appeared for the exam between 2 and 6 December 2019 in two shifts per day can check their result on the official website. 

Candidates should either use their application number and date of birth/ password. It is advised to download the UGC NET result 2019 for future reference. 

Click here for UGC NET December 2019 result 

A total of 60147 candidates qualified for eligibility of Assistant Professor, However, 5092 candidates qualified for JRF and eligible for Assistant Professor. 

1 January 2020
UGC NET December 2019 Final Answer Key Released 

NTA has released the UGC NET 2019 December session final answer key. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam can download the answer key pdf on the official website. The answer key pdf is available with question IDs and their correct answer IDs for all subjects. 

Earlier, NTA has released the provisional answer key on December 10 and accepted the objections until December 13. One can access the final answer key to check their possible scores. 

Click here for UGC NET December 2019 final answer key

Aspirants should note that the UGC NET result 2019 December session will be based on the final answer key. Around 8 lakh candidates have appeared for the written exam. The UGC NET December 2019 result will be released in a week.

24 December 2019
UGC NET December 2019 Answer Key Released

The NTA has released the UGC NET answer key for December 2019 exam. A total of 7,93,813 candidates have appeared for the online exam conducted from December 2 to 6, 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can access the UGC NET answer key from the official website. 

Candidates will be provided with an option to challenge the answer key. One can challenge the answer key until December 13, 2019. Candidates should pay Rs 1000 for each question to challenge. Aspirants have to use their application number and date of birth to challenge the answer key. 

The UGC NET result likely to declared on December 31, 2019. 

11 December 2019
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UGC NET December 2019 Subject-wise Exam Schedule Released
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NTA Released UGC NET (December) 2019 Admit Card
UGC NET (December) 2019 Admit Card To Be Released On November 9
UGC NET December 2019 Application Correction Process Started
Last Day To Register For UGC NET December 2019
UGC NET December 2019 Registration Date Extended Again
LAST Day To Register For UGC NET December 2019
Online Registration Process Started For UGC NET December 2019
NTA Released Exam Schedule For UGC NET December & June 2020
UGC NET June 2019 Result Released
UGC NET June 2019 Answer Key Released
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UGC NET: Fellowship Amount Revised For JRF And SRF In Science, Humanities & Social Science
UGC NET June 2019 Admit Card Released
UGC NET June 2019 Admit Card Likely To Be Released On May 27
Image Correction Starts For UGC NET June 2019 Exam
UGC NET June 2019: Application Form Correction Window Opens
UGC NET June 2019 Registration To Close On March 30 
Online Registration Starts For UGC NET June 2019
UGC NET June 2019 Registration To Begin From March 1
UGC NET December 2018 Modified Result Declared
UGC NET December 2018 Results Announced
NTA Released UGC NET December 2018 Question Paper And Answer Sheet
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UGC NET December 2018 Admit Cards To Be Released On November 19
NTA Released The UGC NET December 2018 Date And Shift Details
NTA Starts Application Form Correction For UGC NET
NTA To Close The UGC NET Registrations On September 30
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