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 Admit Card 2020 Released For October 9 And 17 Exams

NTA has released the admit cards for UGC NET 2020 June/September exams scheduled on October 9 and 17. Candidates who have registered for the entrance exam can download the admit card on the official website with their login credentials. 

October 9 - History (9 am to 12 noon) and Political Science (3 pm to 6 pm)

October 17 -  Commerce paper in two shifts.

As per the sources, the next exam is scheduled on November 4 and continue till November 13. 

8 October 2020
UGC NET Admit Card June/September 2020 Released

The NTA has released the UGC NET admit card for June/September 2020 session. Candidates who have registered for the UGC NET 2020 examination can download the UGC NET admit card on the official website. 

The UGC NET 2020 exam will be held from September 24 to October 1, 2020. Candidates are advised to follow all the guidelines issued by the NTA to appear for the exam. 

The UGC NET is conducted twice a year for the selection of Assistant Professors and for awarding Junior Research Fellowship.

24 September 2020
UGC NET June 2020 To Be Held From September 24

NTA releases the UGC NET 2020 June exam date. The revised exam date for UGC NET 2020 from September 24 onwards. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official site for detailed information. 

The official notice reads, "UGC - NET 2020 Examination will now be held from 24th September onwards, this is due to some common candidates in both exams and the requests received thereof. The exact schedule of Subject-wise and Shift-wise details will be uploaded subsequently."

The admit card for UGC NET 2020 will be released shortly on the official site. 

14 September 2020
UGC NET June/September 2020 Admit Card Soon

The NTA is all set to release the UGC NET admit card for June/September 2020 session. Candidates who have registered for the UGC NET examination can visit the official website to download the admit card.

NTA has released the notification regarding the revised exam date. The UGC NET exam will be conducted from September 16 to 18 and September 21 to 25, 2020. Earlier, the UGC NET was scheduled in June was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The UGC NET is conducted twice a year for the selection of Assistant Professors and for awarding Junior Research Fellowship.

1 September 2020
UGC NET June 2020 Application Correction Facility Till July 20

The NTA has started accepting the changes in the particulars, choice of centre cities, photograph and signature in the online application form for UGC NET (JUNE) 2020. The exam dates will be available soon on the official site. 

The Agency has extended the correction facility of online application form until July 20, 2020. Candidates have to pay the additional fee amount for changes. It is advised to visit the official website to check the details. 

17 July 2020
UGC NET June 2020: Online Application Correction Facility Started
NTA Extended Last Date Of UGC NET June 2020
UGC NET June 2020 Last Date Extended
UGC NET June 2020 Last Date Extended Till May 31
UGC NET June 2020 Application Deadline Extended
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