NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern, Exam dates for UGC NET Paper I, II December and June Exams-2020: National Testing Agency, NTA has released the notification for UGC NET December-2020 examination on the official website https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in
The notification confirms that the online application forms would commence from as per the schedule. Also, candidates would be able to apply on nta.ac.in as well as the new UGC NET Exam website ntanet.nic.in. Please note, the old website would be discontinued.
UGC NET Exam schedule
|Item||UGC NET December |
|UGC NET June|
|Commencement of Online Application Forms||September 09||March 16|
|Last date to apply||October 09||April 16|
|Download Admit Cards||From November 09||From May 15|
|Exam Dates||December 2 to 6||June 15 to 20|
|Announcement of Results||Last week of December||Last week of July|
UGC NET will be conducted twice a year, the second one in June month and the First examination will be conducted in the month of December. Every year, a huge number of candidates appear for the NET (National Eligibility Test). The test is conducted for determining the eligibility for college and university level lectureship and for awarding the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to Indian nationals for pursuing their PhD or research. The Union government has decided the final schedule of NET that will be conducted in July and June by National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTET examination is conducted every year to fill up the post of assistant professor and junior research fellowship.
UGC NET Application fee:
The candidates belonging to the general category have to submit an application fee of Rs 1,000. The reserve category candidates (OBC) have to submit an application fee of Rs 500, while Rs 250 for SC/ ST/ PwD/ transgender candidates.
UGC NET Eligibility criteria:
Educational Qualification: Candidates need to obtain at least 55 per cent marks in the master’s degree or equivalent examination from recognised universities/ institutions. A relaxation of five per cent will be provided to OBC, Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Disability (PwD) category and transgender candidates who have secured at least 50 per cent marks (without rounding off) in Masters degree or equivalent examination.
Those who are pursuing their master’s (final year) can also apply. Such candidates must complete their master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of the mark.
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): The upper age limit for appearing in JRF has been raised by two years, i.e. from the existing upper age limit of 28 years to 30 years (the relaxation as earlier will remain the same).
Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit.
Age limit increased: The age limit has been raised by 2 years. Earlier, the upper age limit for appearing for JRF was 28 years, but now, it has been increased to 30 years.
Important instructions for NTA NET exam:
Two papers would be available – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I would be for 100 marks and Paper II would be for 200 marks. The examination would be conducted between June 18 and 22 and the results would be declared in July. The NTA will conduct the next UGC-NET for ‘only Assistant Professor’ or for ‘both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’. The test will consist of two papers as given below:
NTA UGC NET June-2020 New Exam pattern
From this year, NTA will conduct the exam and instead of 3 papers, there will be only 2 papers – paper 1 and paper 2,
UGC NET Paper 1: It will be of 100 marks and will contain 50 objective type compulsory questions. Each question will carry 2 marks and will be of general nature and will test the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. The duration of the same will be one hour (9:30 am to 10:30 am).
100 Marks – 50 Questions [Number of questions (All are compulsory)]
1-hour Duration (First shift: 9.30 am to 10.30 am) and (Second shift: 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm)
UGC NET Paper 2: It will be of 100 marks and will contain 100 objective type compulsory questions. Each question will carry 2 marks and will be based on the subject opted by the candidate. The duration of the same will be two hours (11 am to 1 pm).
200 Marks – 100 Questions[Number of questions (All are compulsory)]
2 hours Duration (First shift: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm)and (Second shift: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm)
The Test will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only. The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed Information Bulletin for UGC-NET which will be available on the website www.nta.ac.in and www.ntanet.nic.in w.e.f. 1st March-2020.