NTA UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Begins from 6th October: Check New Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Eligibility & Other Updates

NTA UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Begins from 6th October: Check updates & notifications on NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam including New Exam Dates, Admit Card Link, Eligibility, Online Registration, Latest Exam Pattern & Syllabus, E-Certificate, etc.

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NTA UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Begins from 6th October: Check New Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Eligibility & Other Updates
NTA UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Begins from 6th October: Check New Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Eligibility & Other Updates

NTA UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Begins from 6th October: NTA will conduct UGC NET June 2021 & Dec 2021 Combined Exam in online mode across various Exam Centres in India from 6th to 8th & 17th to 19th October 2021. UGC NET 2021 Exam will be conducted to determine the eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian Universities & colleges. In this article, we are going to share all the relevant information related to UGC NET December 2020 Exam like Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Application & Registration Process, Admit Cards, Latest Exam Pattern & Syllabus, E-Certificate, etc.

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So, let’s look at the list of topics covered below in the article:

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1. UGC NET 2021 Exam Notification
2. UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates
3. UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
4. UGC NET 2021 Application & Registration Process
5. UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus
6.

UGC NET 2021 Study Material - Mock Tests, Previous Year Paper & Books

7. UGC NET 2021 Admit Card
8.

UGC NET 2021 Exam Centres

9. UGC NET 2021 Result 
10. UGC NET E-Certificate

UGC NET 2021 Exam Notification

The official notification for UGC NET December 2020 Exam was released on 2nd February 2021 on the official website of NTA UGC NET - ugcnet.nta.nic.in. The UGC NET Combined Exam for June 2021 & Dec 2020 cycles will be conducted from 6th to 8th & 17th to 19th October 2021. Candidates who aspire to become a Professor or Lecturer of a recognized university and college can apply for this exam.

Download UGC NET 2021 (Dec 2020 Exam) Notification

UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates

UGC NET June 2021 & Dec 2020 Combined Exam

Important Dates

Online Application and Registration Date (Previous-Dec 2020 Exam)

2nd February to 9th March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Online Application and Registration Date (NEW-June 2021 Exam)

10th August to 5th September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)

Direct Link to Apply Online

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (Previous-Dec 2020 Exam)

10th March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (NEW-June 2021 Exam)

6th September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)

Correction of Online Application Form

12th to 16th March 2021 (up to 11.50 p.m.)

Correction of Online Application Form (Both June 2021 & Dec 2020 Exam)

07 September to 12 September 2021

Downloading of Admit Cards

To be announced later on the website

Get Direct Link to Download UGC NET 2021 Admit Card

UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Dates

6th to 8th & 17th to 19th October 2021

Note: The slots of JRFs of both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles will be merged, while the methodology for Subject-wise cum Category-wise allocation of JRFs shall remain unchanged.

Date for announcing results

To be announced later

 

UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

Posts

Age Limit (As on 1st October 2021 for June 2021 Cycle & As on 1st March 2021 for Dec 2020 Cycle)

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

31 years

Assistant Professor

No upper age limit

Category

Age Limit Relaxation

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

Women

Persons with disabilities (PwD)

Transgender

Candidates having research experience

Period spent on research – Maximum 5 years

Candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree

3 years

Candidates who have served in the armed forces

5 years

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Educational Qualification

Category

Percentage Criteria

General/  EWS

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to appear in the exam)

55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ Transgender

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to appear in the exam)

50% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result)

50% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

 Check Eligibility Criteria for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam

Also check List of 935 UGC Recognized Universities whose masters Degree will be valid

Check List of 24 Fake Universities Released by UGC in 2020

UGC NET 2021 Application & Registration Process

UGC NET 2021 Online Registration has been reopened from 10th August 2021 and will end on 5th September 2021. Candidates need to fill the application form on the official website of UGC NET - ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Candidates are required to upload the photograph and signature of the size and dimensions mentioned below:

Size of Photograph and Signature

Size of Photograph

10 kb to 200 kb

Size of Signature

4 kb to 30 kb

After successful upload of photograph and signature, the website will take you to the payment gateway for the payment of Application fees. Candidates can pay UGC NET 2021 application fee through Debit/ Credit Card/ UPI/ Net Banking/ PAYTM:

Category

UGC NET Application Fee

General

Rs. 1000

OBC/ Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

Rs. 500

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender

Rs. 250

Note: GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

For your ease, we have listed down step by step process and some relevant information needed while filling the application form. Please refer the below link for details:

Click here to know the Application Process for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam

UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

NTA UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020 Exam will consist of two papers and will be conducted in a single session of three-hour duration. Below is the brief table showing the changed and latest exam pattern of NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam:

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NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

Session

Paper

Number of Questions (All are compulsory)

Marks

Duration

Single
(No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2)

I

50

100

1 Hour

II

100

200

2 Hours

Total

 

150

300

3 Hours

NTA UGC NET 2021 Part-I Exam Pattern

Part

Sections (Objective Multiple Choice Questions)

Questions

Marks

I

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

II

Research Aptitude

5

10

III

Reading Comprehension

5

10

IV

Communication

5

10

V

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

VI

Logical Reasoning

5

10

VII

Data Interpretation

5

10

VIII

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

IX

People & Environment

5

10

X

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

 

Total

50

100

NTA UGC NET 2021 Part-II Exam Pattern

Paper-II

Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Mark for 1 Question

Total Marks

Selected Subject

Objective Multiple Choice Questions

100

2

200

Check Detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus of NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam

Also Read:

Top 21 UGC NET Subjects Based on Past Shortlisted Candidates Number

Arts & Humanities Students can apply for these UGC NET 2021 Subjects

Science Students can apply for these UGC NET Subjects

Commerce Students can apply for these UGC NET Subjects

List of Language Subjects in UGC NET Exam

UGC NET & CSIR NET 2021 Revised Guidelines for OBC Candidates

UGC NET & CSIR NET 2021 Revised Guidelines for SC Candidates

UGC NET 2021 Study Material - Mock Tests, Previous Year Paper & Books

After going through the above mentioned Exam Pattern & Syllabus of UGC NET 2021 Exam, the next step is to create a study plan and start working on it. The following study material will help you in preparing for UGC NET 2021 Exam:

Click here to get NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam 30 Days Study Plan

1. Previous Year papers: Candidates are advised to start their practice by solving some previous year question papers. Candidates can refer to the below link for downloading PDF Files of Previous year paper for free:

Download Previous Year Papers of UGC NET Exam

2. Best Books: Candidates can also refer to the list of Books recommended by Experts for clearing UGC NET 2021 Exam:

NTA UGC NET 2021 Best Books List with 81 Subject Codes

Best Books for Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper-1) UGC NET 2021 Exam Recommended by Experts

3. Mock Tests: Regular practice is required for achieving accuracy and high score in the exam. Candidates can Practice Mock Tests from the link given below:

NTA UGC NET 2021 Practice Paper-1 & Paper-2 Mock Test with Answers for 81 subjects

UGC NET 2021 Admit Card

NTA issues Admit Card to the candidates subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions. Candidates need to visit the official website of NTA UGC NET, i.e., ugcnet.nta.nic.in and click on the link ‘Download Admit Card’. Candidates need to bring the Admit Card along with a passport size photograph affixed on it and one more passport size photograph to be affixed on the attendance sheet. So candidates are advised to keep the print copy of their admit cards in good condition and follow the instructions mentioned on the admit card before the day of examination.

Check how to Download UGC NET ADMIT CARD

UGC NET 2021 Exam Centres

Candidates can the list of Examination centres from the link given below. The examination will be held at the following cities, provided there are sufficient numbers of candidates in the city:

NTA UGC NET 2021 List of Exam Centres with City Codes

Also, check the list of subjects at Post Graduation Level and their Codes from the link given below:

NTA UGC NET 2021 list of Subjects at Post Graduation Level & PG Courses Code

UGC NET 2021 Result

NTA will declare the UGC NET December 2020 Exam Results on its official website - ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Candidates need to check their results and scores by using Application Number and Password or Application Number and Date of Birth. A new page will get opened where candidates need to fill the application number, date of birth and captcha code.

Check UGC NET June 2020 Result Analysis

UGC NET E-Certificate

NTA helps the UGC in the online conduct of the NET Examination, declaration of result and issuance of UGC NET E-certificate. NTA has issued E-certificate to qualified candidates on behalf of UGC forJune 2020 Exams. Candidates who have cleared the UGC NET June 2020 Exam can download the NET E-certficate & JRF Award Letter from the link given below.

Download NTA UGC NET E-certificate & JRF Award Letter for June 2020 Exam

Candidates can also contact Head, UGC NET Bureau, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi, Pin Code-110021, Phone Number (011-24116316, 24115416, 24115419).

FAQ

What are the new Exam Dates for NTA UGC NET 2021 June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles?

6th to 11th October 2021

What are the online registration dates for UGC NET June 2021 Cycle?

10th August to 5th September 2021

What are the Application Correction Dates for UGC NET June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycle?

7th to 12th September 2021

What is the Age Limit for JRF & Assistant Professor Posts under UGC NET 2021 Exam?

JRF - 31 years, Assistant Professor - No Upper Age Limit

What is the Educational Qualification for UGC NET 2021 Exam?

General/EWS - 55%, ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ Transgender/ Ph.D Holders - 50% in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree
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