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UGC NET Exam Date 2021 UGC NET Result, Merit List & Cut off Marks


The UGC NET exam in June 2020 was held on 19, 21, 26, and 30 November 2020. The result for the June 2020 recruitment exam is now be checked on the official website of UGC. The organization has also released the UGC NET Notification for December 2020 recruitment process. The UGC NET Exam is held two times a year in order to recruit candidates for the post of assistant professor or junior research fellow (JRF). Every year various students take part in the recruitment process to get the post of JRF or assistant professor. The exam is conducted online, and the total number of subjects for which the exam is conducted is 81. The exam is conducted in over 200 cities. Below in this article, you will get to know all about the exam, its eligibility criteria, application process, exam dates, selection process, etc.


What is UGC NET?

The National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) Exam is an exam of the national level. The exam is conducted to select candidates to fill in the posts of assistant professor and Junior Research Fellow, also called JRF. These posts are for all Indian universities and colleges.

UGC NET Exam Overview

The UGC NET Exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for selecting the candidates for the post of Professor and Junior Research Fellow. Let’s know more about the exam below in the table.

Name of the OrganizationUniversity Grant Commission (UGC)
Exam Conducted ByNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of ExamNational
Name of the  PostsAssistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Notification Released on2nd February 2021
Last Date to Submit the Application2nd March 2021
Admit Card will be ReleasedAvailable Soon
Date of Exam to be Conducted2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th and 17th May 2021
Exam Mode Online

UGC NET 2021 Notification

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the notification for the 2021 recruitment process on 2nd February 2021. The official notification carries all the important details regarding the exam date, eligibility conditions, syllabus, and paper pattern, result dates, etc., so if you are one of them who are interested in applying for the recruitment process, you have to visit the official website and go through the complete official notification.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria & Other Details

The organization has set a basic criterion for the selection of candidates. These eligibility conditions are as follows.

Age Limit

To become eligible for the JRF posts, the contenders should not cross the age of 31 years. There is no age restriction for the post of assistant professor. All candidates can apply for the recruitment process. For the reserved category, five years of relaxation have been made available by the organization.

Education Qualification

The candidates must have secured at least 55% aggregate marks in their post-graduation. For the reserved category candidates, there is a five percentage relaxation in education qualification percentage.

Application Fee

The candidates must know the online application fees to apply for the post of assistant professor and junior research fellow. Here are the complete details of UGC NET Application fees.

For the general category, the candidates must have to pay Rs—1000 as application fees. The OBC candidates have to pay Rs. 500 and the SC/ ST/ PWD and Transgender candidates will need to pay Rs. 250 as application fees.

Selection Process

In order to get selected, the candidates from the general category have to score 40% aggregate in both the papers. And all other category candidates should have to score 35% aggregate marks in both papers. Of all the candidates, only 6% of candidates are qualified for the assistant professor post, and 1% of the candidates who appeared in the exam will be qualified for the JRF post.

UGC NET Result 2021

The result of the UGC NET December 2020 exam will be released in the month of June 2021. The candidates will be able to check the result by visiting the official website. Along with the UGC NET Result, the cut-off for the UGC NET result is also announced on the official website itself. The candidates should also take ideas to form the last year’s cut-offs to get an assumption about the current year’s cut-offs. The result of the UGC NET December 2020 exam will show the marks of the candidates that are obtained in the online examination. The UGC net exam is alienated into sections, and the result will also be released in the same manner. The scorecards will carry information like the candidate’s roll number, subject, category, and serial number.

How To Apply Online for UGC NET 2021

The NTA UGC NET application form 2021 has been released on 2nd February 2021 with the official notification.

The candidates might have started filling the application from 2nd February onwards. The mode of applying for the recruitment process is online. The candidates will be allowed to fill the application process till 3rd March 2021. If you are new to apply online for the recruitment process, here is the complete method that you can follow to apply online.

  • Visit the official website of UGC and open the online application detail for the UGC NET exam 2021.
  • Open the form and fill in all the important details that will include your personal and educational details. You must make sure that you enter the details very carefully without committing any mistake.
  • Then you have to upload your scanned photograph.
  • You will receive a message containing the application number after you attach the photograph to the form.
  • After that, you have to pay the fees if applicable.
  • As soon as you make the payment of the fees, you will have to take the printout of the application form as it can be used in the future.

Important Dates for UGC NET Exam 2021

The complete details for UGC NET Exam dates are as follows.

EventsUGC NET Dates
Notification Released2nd February 2021
Application form Released2nd February 2021
Last date to apply online3rd March 2021
Admit card release dateApril 2021
UGC NET Exam date2nd- 17th May 2021
Provisional Answer key releasedMay 2021
The final answer key releasedJune 2021
Result declarationJuly 2021

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