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UGC NET 2020

UGC NET 2020
About UGC NET 2020
UGC NET 2020 Application Form has been started from 16th March 2020. The exam dates for June session have been released by NTA. The exam will be held between 15th to 20th June 2020. It will be organized by newly formulated body – National Testing Agency through online CBT mode. This national level entrance exam is conducted twice every year to determine the eligibility of various candidates for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & the Assistant professor or only for Assistant Professor. The exam is organized in two sessions – June and December session. Candidates have to qualify the entrance exam in order to get selected for these positions in various Indian Universities and colleges. Through this article, we have provided complete details regarding UGC NET 2020.

UGC NET 2020 New Changes Introduced

Check all the new changes introduced in the UGC NET 2020 exam:
According to the changes introduced by 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 Eligibility
Candidates must fulfill the below given UGC NET Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam:

Academic Qualifications:
  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate should own Master’s degree or its equivalent from a board or university recognized by UGC.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have secured minimum of 55% marks (50% for ST/SC/OBC/PwD) in the Master’s degree in streams such as Social Science, Humanities, Computer Science & Applications and Electronic Science.
  • Appearing Candidate: Candidates who are in their final year of qualifying exam can also apply.
Age Criterion:
  • There is no age limit for the position of Assistant Professor. However, in case of JRF the age of the applicant must not be more than 30 years as on January 1, 2020. 5 years of relaxation is given to reserved candidates.
  • For LLM Degree possessing candidates, 3 years of age relaxation will be given.
  • Candidates, who have served in the armed forces, will be given 5 years of age relaxation.
Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor):
  • Candidates must clear their NET/SLET/SET exam in order to be eligible for the post of Assistant Professor in various Universities or institutions.
  • Candidates 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 with a PhD 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
Check the complete UGC NET Exam Pattern below, before starting you exam preparation:

Exam Date: UGC NET 2020 Exam will be conducted from 15th to 20th June 2020 for June Session exam.
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. 50 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, 2 marks will be given. There will be no provision of negative marking for incorrect answer.

UGC NET 2020 Important Dates
Candidates can check below the complete details of UGC NET 2020 Application Form:

  • The Online Application Form of UGC NET 2020 has been released on 16th March 2020 for the June session exam and in the first week of September 2020 (December Session).
  • Candidates can fill the application form by following various steps – Online Registration, Filling the application form, uploading of scanned images and payment of application fee.
  • Last date to fill the application form online is till 16th April 2020 for the June exam and in the last week of September 2020 for December Session.
  • Students must submit only one application form.
  • Candidates can also correct mistakes in the details of the application form when the board will open the correction facility.
Check the official UGC NET Exam Dates in the below given table for the June & December session released by NTA:

Events June Session 2020 (Announced) December Session 2020 (Tentative)
UGC NET 2020 Notification 16th March 2020 Last week of August 2020
Release of Online Application 16th March 2020 1st week of September 2020
Last date to fill online application 16th April 2020 Last week of September 2020
Last date of application fee payment 17th April 2020 September 2020
Correction starts 18th to 24th April 2020 October 2020
Availability of Admit card 15th May 2020 3rd week of November 2020
UGC NET 2020 Exam 15th to 20th June 2020 2nd to 3rd week of December 2020
Release of Answer Key June 2020 December 2020
Announcement of Results 5th July 2020 2nd week of January 2021
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