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Examination dates for UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles

The dates for the conduct of Examination for UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles have now been finalized.

Examination Dates UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles : 20,21,22,24,25,26,29,30 November 01,03,04,05 December 2021

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As per the Public Notice dated 03.09.2021, the National Testing Agency (NTA) had rescheduled the examination dates for UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles and the revised dates of examination were announced from 17 October to 25 October 2021.

Several requests have been received from candidates regarding the clash with some other major examinations. Hence NTA has decided to postpone the UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles to subsequent dates which will be announced shortly.

Due to postponement of December 2020 UGC-NET in view of COVID-19, the schedule of June 2021 UGC-NET has been delayed. In order to regularize the UGC-NET examination cycles, the National Testing Agency (NTA), with the concurrence of UGC, has merged both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles so that they be conducted together in CBT mode. The Application process is therefore being reopened for the new applicants to fill in and submit their forms.   

Opening of the online portal for submission of Online Application Form for June 2021 UGC-NET 

Kindly Note:      

Commencement of online submission of UGC NET application form: 10 August 2021  

Last date for online submission of UGC NET application form: 05 September, 2021  

Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net-Banking/Paytm: 06 September, 2021  

Correction in particulars of UGC NET Application Form on website only : 07 September to 12 September, 2021  

Commencement of NTA UGC NET Online Exam: 06 October to 11 October 2021 

UGC NET Result: To be announced later on website

The UGC NET eligible candidate can apply from NTA official website, 

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The UGC NET examination will be as per the new syllabus which is available on the website of UGC NET (  


On behalf of UGC, the National Testing Agency - NTA announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) between 06 October to 11 October 2021 (Online) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.

Based on the performance of the candidate in both the paper of UGC NET in aggregate, the candidate will be awarded for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both or Eligibility for Assistant Professor.  

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the UGC-CSIR NET for other Science subjects, namely, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences jointly with the UGC. The tests are conducted twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is available for five years subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. UGC has allocated a number of fellowships to the universities for the candidates who qualify the test for JRF. The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifiying for eligibility for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt for it in their application forms.

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the Commission.  

Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to finding their placement in universities/IITs/institutions.  The validity period of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter.  However, in case the candidates have already joined M.Phil/Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.    

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UGC NET Eligibility:

i) The candidate must score 55% for general category and 50% marks for OBC belonging to non-creamy layer / SC / ST / PwD/ Transgender) candidate in Master Degree or equivalent exam from the Universities / Institutes recognized by UGC.

ii) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.

v) Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of their OBC(Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate along with online print out of their Application Forms (obtained while applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility along with print out of their Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

vi) Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate course(s), should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.    

Age :  (i) JRF : Not more than 31 years as on 01.03.2021
A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer), as per the Central list of OBC available on website : ), SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. For more details visit

(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.  


NTA UGC conducts NET in following subjects

1. Economics  2. Political Science 

3. Philosophy  4. Psychology

5. Sociology  6. History

7. Anthropology  8. Commerce

9. Education  10 Social Work

11. Defence and Strategic Studies 12 Home Science

14. Public Administration  15. Population Studies

16. Music  17. Management

18. Maithili  19. Bangali

20. Hindi  21. Kannada

22. Malayalam  23. Odia

24. Punjabi 25. Sanskrit

26. Tamil  27. Telugu

28. Urdu 29. Arabic

30. English 31. Linguistics

32. Chinese  33. Dogri

34. Nepali  35. Manipuri

36. Assamese

37. Gujarati  38. Marathi

39. French  40. Spanish

41. Russian  42. Persian

43. Rajasthani  44. German

45. Japanese  46. Adult Education / Continuing Education / Andragogy / Non Formal Education  

47. Physical Education  49. Arab Culture and Isalmic Studies

50. Indian Culture 

55. Labour Walfare or Personnel Man agement or Industrial Relations or Labour and Social Walfare or Human Resource Management

58. Law  59. Library and Information Science

60. Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 62. Comparative Study of Religions

63. Mass Communication and Journalism 65.  Performing Art - Dance / Drama / Theatra

66. Muselogy and Conservation 67. Archaeology

68. Criminology 70. Tribal and Regional Language / Literature

71. Folk Literature 72. Comparative Literature

73. Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha / Sidhanta Jyotisha / Navya  Vyakarna / Vyakarnai/ Mimamsa / Navya Nyaya / Sankhya Yoga / Tulanatmaka Darsana /Shukla yajurveda / Medhva Vedanta / Dharma Sastra / Sahitya / Purana-itihasa / Agama /Advaita Vedanta)

74. Women Studies**  

79. Visual Arts (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/ Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

80. Geography   81 Social Medicine & Community Health

82. Forensic Science   83 Pali  84 Kashmiri 

85. Konkani  87 Computer Science and Applications

88. Electronic Science  89 Environmental Sciences

90. International and Area Studies   91 Prakrit

92. Human Rights and Duties  

93. Tourism Administration and Management    94. Bodo

95. Santali 

Net for Science Subjects   

The NET in Major Science Subjects, viz., Chemical Sciences; Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientifica and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The Concerned notifications are issued separately by CSIR.

Mode of UGC NET Examination: The UGC NET Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only. The UGC NET Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of Objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers. 

How to Apply for NTA UGC NET:   

Candidate can apply for June 2021 Cycle of UGC NET in Online mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.

UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles  

Candidate has to submit the application form from the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA), OR

The UGC NET application form submission will be done in following stage
    Application form
    Upload documents
    Exam fee payment
    Print of confirmation page

UGC NET Application Fee :
The mode of UGC NET application fee payment is a Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.
General / Unreserved: Rs. 1000/-
Gen-EWS / OBC-NCL: Rs. 500/-
SC / ST / PwD / Transgender: Rs. 250/-    

NTA UGC NET Admit Card : 
The Admit Card would be issued provisionally to the candidates of December 2020 Cycle & June 2021 of UGC NET, subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
The UGC NET Admit Card will be available in the online mode on the official website of NTA i.e OR

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