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 Result Statistics

The NTA has released statistics of UGC NET June 2020 result. It has also released the UGC NET cut-off and UGC NET final answer key 2020. One can check their result with their login credentials. 

  • Number of candidates registered - 860976
  • Number of candidates appeared - 526707
  • Number of candidates qualified for Assistant Professor only - 40986
  • Number of candidates qualified for JRF & Assistant Professor - 6171
  • Candidates for 'National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC) - 4029
  • Candidates for National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC) - 431
  • Candidates for Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students (MANF) - 475

2 December 2020
UGC NET June/December 2020 Final Answer Key Released

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET final answer key. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the answer key pdf on the official website. 

The UGC NET 2020 final answer key has been released for 81 subjects. The NTA has conducted the UGC NET 2020 exam from September 24 to November 13 for a total of 8,60,976 candidates. However, only 5,26,707 candidates appeared for the exam in wake of COVID pandemic. The UGC NET result 2020 will be released soon. 

30 November 2020
UGC NET Answer Key June 2020 Released For 26 Subjects

The NTA has released the UGC NET June 2020 answer keys for the remaining 26 subjects, which were conducted from November 4 to 13. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check the answer keys on the official website at

The Agency has also started accepting the objections till November 18, 2020. One should pay Rs 1000 per question to raise an objection. 


17 November 2020
UGC NET June 2020 Result Expected Soon

The NTA is all set to release UGC NET result 2020 soon. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can check their results on the official site at

Earlier, the NTA has released the answer keys for 55 NET Subjects (English & Commerce in 02 shifts) conducted between 24 September and 17 October 2020. One can check the complete details on the official site. 

Candidates should use their login credentials to download the UGC NET score card 2020. 

9 November 2020
UGC NET Answer Key June 2020 Released

The NTA has released the UGC NET answer key 2020. The Agency has released the UGC NET answer key June 2020 for 55 NET subjects. One should enter their login credentials to check the answer key on the official site.

Candidates will be provided with an option to challenge the UGC NET answer key June 2020. One can challenge the answer key till November 7, 2020. 

Download UGC NET Answer Key June 2020

Candidates are required to pay a processing fee of Rs 1000/- (Rs One Thousand only) per answer challenged. The fee will be refunded, if the challenge is found to be correct, upon verification by experts.


6 November 2020
UGC NET June 2020 Admit Card Released
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UGC NET Admit Card June/September 2020 Released
UGC NET June 2020 To Be Held From September 24
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