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.
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.
|Exam name||University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET)|
|Conducted by||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Frequency||Twice a year (June & December)|
|Purpose||For posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)|
|Exam duration||180 minutes (3 hours)|
|Average no of test-takers (single session)||Over 8 lakhs|
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 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 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).
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).
For General Candidates - INR 1000/-
For OBC Candidates - INR 500/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Candidates - INR 250/-
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. www.ntanet.nic.in only. To know more about the detailed scenario of registration procedure click here.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The NTA has started the correction facility in the UGC NET June 2020 online application form. Candidates who have registered online for the examination can make correction in the particulars and choice of centre cities in the online application form until July 15, 2020.
Candidates should visit the official website to make the corrections. The correction facility will not be accepted through fax/application, including e-mail, etc. The exam date, admit card release date and other details will be released on the official site.6 July 2020
The NTA has extended the application deadline for UGC NET June 2020 exam. As per the official notice. NTA extended the application deadline from June 15 to 30, 2020. Interested candidates who have not yet registered for the exam can visit the official website to apply online. The submission of online application forms shall be accepted up to 5 PM and submission of fee up to 11.50 PM.
The Agency has also extended the last date for several exams including CSIR exam, JNUEE, ICAR AIEEA and AIAPGET. It has extended the dates due to COVID 19 pandemic.16 June 2020