UGC NET 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the UGC NET 2020 application form deadline to May 16. The authorities had released the UGC NET application along with the notification on March 16 at Applicant could earlier apply for UGC NET 2020 between March 16 to April 16 by visiting the same website which has now been extended due to COVID - 19 outbreak. In case applicants fill any wrong information in their UGC NET 2020 application form they can edit the information between the allotted time frame, the date of which will be intimated later. NTA will conduct UGC NET 2020 exam between June 15 to 20 in online mode. NTA UGC NET 2020 is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor both, in Indian universities and colleges. The exam of UGC NET will be conducted for two papers on two shifts. UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year in June and December to shortlist the candidates for providing teaching eligibility certificates.
Latest: NTA has extended the UGC NET Application Form 2020 deadline to May 16
Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in UGC NET 2020 will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers. The UGC NET 2020 result will depend on the aggregate performance of the candidate in both the papers. The candidates who qualify only for Assistant Professor will not be considered for the award of JRF. Candidates who qualify the exam are considered UGC NET qualified.

UGC NET 2020 - Application Form, Admit Card, Result, Cutoff & Syllabus

NTA UGC NET 2020 - Highlights



Name of exam


Exam conducting body

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Exam Level


Number of papers

Two (Paper I and Paper II)

Mode of exam


Paper 2 - Number of Subjects available

(one subject chosen by the candidate)


UGC NET 2020 Application Form

NTA has released the UGC NET application form 2020 for June session from March 16 in online mode. The last date of submitting the application form of UGC NET 2020 is May 16 (extended). In the UGC NET 2020 application form, candidates have to enter their personal details like name, gender, age etc, educational details, upload their scanned photograph, signature and pay the application fee. Candidates can apply for UGC NET 2020 in “Online'' mode only. Candidates must ensure that they mention their correct and active email address and mobile number in the UGC NET application form 2020 as all communication by NTA will be done only through email or SMS on given mobile number. Candidates should read the Information Bulletin released by NTA carefully before they start filling their UGC NET 2020 application form.

UGC NET Application Fee 2020


Application Fee


Rs. 1000

OBC/ General-EWS

Rs. 500



How to Fill UGC NET 2020 Application Form?

  • Visit the website (

  • Register using email-id and mobile number

  • Fill the UGC NET application details

  • Upload scanned images of photograph and signature

  • Pay UGC NET 2020 application fee

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NTA will prescribe the UGC NET eligibility criteria 2020. The candidate must meet the UGC NET 2020 eligibility criteria to be considered eligible to appear for the exam and avoid any cancellation of their candidature for the lack of documentary proof at the later stage. The eligibility criteria include requirements based on age and educational qualification.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Educational Qualification

  • Candidates with a minimum of 55% marks in Master’s degree in Humanities and Social Science (including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. from UGC-recognized university/institutions or equivalent are eligible to apply for UGC NET 2020.

  • Candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender category are required to have at least 50% marks in Master’s degree to appear for UGC NET 2020.

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Age

  • For candidates applying for JRF, the upper age limit is 30 years of age

However, the candidates belonging to OBC, SC, and ST category are given upper age relaxation to apply for the exam. Check the table below to know the age relaxation given to these candidates.

UGC NET Eligibility 2020: Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation


5 years


5 years


5 years

Women candidates

5 years

  • For candidates applying for Assistant Professor, there is no upper age limit

NTA UGC NET 2020 Important Dates

Candidates appearing for the UGC NET 2020 exam can check the important dates in the below-given table:

UGC NET Exam DateJune 15 - 20, 2020
UGC NET Application formMarch 16, 2020
Last date to ApplyMay 16, 2020
UGC NET 2020 Application Correction window
To be intimated
UGC NET Admit cardTo be intimated
UGC NET examJune 15 to 20, 2020
UGC NET question papers and response sheetTo be announced
UGC NET Final Answer KeyTo be announced
UGC NET ResultJuly 5, 2020

UGC NET Admit Card 2020

NTA will release the UGC NET 2020 admit card online at the official website few days before the date of examiantion. The candidates must download the admit card and appear at the examination centre on date and shift mentioned on their admit cards. The admit card will contain details like candidates’ name, roll number, NET subject, exam centre, exam date, shift for candidates, exam day instructions etc. The candidates also need to carry a photo identification proof (Passport, Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card) along with their UGC NET admit card 2020. The name on the photo identification proof must match with the name recorded on the admit card.

How to Download UGC NET 2020 Admit Card?

  • Visit the website (

  • Click on UGC NET admit card link

  • Login window will be opened

  • Enter your application number, date of birth

  • Download UGC NET Admit Card 2020

UGC NET Exam Centre 2020

The venues/cities where the exam will be conducted are referred to as the exam centers of UGC NET 2020. NTA releases a list of exam centres for the exam along with the notification. While filling the application form, candidates must select 4 UGC NET 2020 exam centres in order of their preference (where they want to take the test). Out of these 4, one examination centre will be allotted to the candidate. Candidates can check the list of the states and cities where UGC NET exam centres 2020 will be located below:

Exam Centres of UGC NET 2020

Centre Code


Centre Code



Port Blair


















Bihar Sharif

































UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

The test will consist of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers. There is no negative marking and no marks will be deducted for any wrong answer. Each correct answer will be given 2 marks. The total duration of the exam will be 3 hours.

Exam Pattern of UGC NET 2020


Paper 1

Paper 2

Number of questions



Total marks allotted



UGC NET Syllabus 2020

The NTA-UGC has updated the syllabus of UGC NET 2020 and candidates can download this updated syllabus for all NET subjects from the UGC website Paper 1 is the same and common for all candidates. The syllabus for Paper I will be based on teaching and reasoning ability, general awareness, comprehension and divergent thinking of the candidates. Paper 2 is subject-based and candidates can select one subject from a list of 101 subjects. Some of the subjects are Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Management, Malayalam, German, Music, etc.

UGC NET Books 2020

The candidates must know the best and recommended books to prepare for UGC NET. UGC NET exam consists of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is common for all candidates and candidates can refer to the same list of recommended books for UGC NET Paper 1. As Paper 2 is subject-based, books would be different for different subjects like commerce, economics, management etc. Candidates must buy books that cover the content and topics properly and clearly. Candidates can refer books on NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by authors like KVS Madaan, Harpreet Kaur, Sajit Kumar etc.

UGC NET 2020 Question Papers

Candidates must practice question papers to get an idea of the question paper. Solving question papers will acquaint you with difficulty level of questions, type of questions, popular topics in questions, all of which will help you to develop a preparation strategy and practice well. Previous official papers of UGC NET till year 2014 are available on the official site of UGC.

UGC NET Mock Test 2020

NTA provides candidates an opportunity to take UGC NET 2020 mock test for different subjects, for example, UGC NET online mock test for English, UGC NET mock test Commerce, UGC NET mock test in Hindi, UGC NET mock test Economics, etc. Follow the simple steps listed below and take the UGC NET mock test.

  • Visit the official website of NTA: National Testing Agency

  • Select which ‘exam’ and ‘paper’ you want to appear for

  • Select UGC NET from the drop-down and Paper I or your respective subject for Paper 2

  • Click on ‘Start mock test’ button

UGC NET 2020 Answer Key

The NTA will display the provisional UGC NET answer key 2020 of the exam question paper on the NTA website. The candidates can check their answers using the official UGC NET 2020 answer key. The answer keys will be available online for two to three days. The candidates are also provided with opportunity to challenge the provisional answer key online. The decision of NTA on the challenges filed against the official answer key of UGC NET 2020 will be final. The NTA will also display the recorded responses to question paper attempted by the candidates on the official website prior to declaration of result.

UGC NET Cut off 2020

The candidates need to score the UGC NET cut off to qualify the exam. UGC NET cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidates have to score to be eligible for Assistant Professorship and JRF in Indian universities and colleges. The qualifying cut-off in Paper 1 and Paper 2 for Eligibility for Assistant Professor and JRF is determined by UGC. The important factors that are considered while deciding the cutoff marks for UGC NET 2020 are the availability of seats, number of applicants and difficulty level of the exam etc.

UGC NET 2020 Result

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will declare the result of UGC NET 2020 June session by July 15. The UGC NET result 2020 will be declared online on NTA website Candidates can check their result by entering their application number and date of birth in the login window. The candidates will not be individually informed about their result. There will be no re-checking of the result. The qualifying criteria will be decided by UGC and it will be final and binding.

How to Check UGC NET Result 2020

To check the UGC NET 2020 result, candidates can follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website

Step 2: Go to Result section

Step 3: Click on the link ‘UGC NET June 2020’

Step 4: Enter your application number, password/date of birth and security pin

Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’ button

Step 6: UGC NET result will be displayed


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UGC NET 2020 - Application Form, Admit Card, Result, Cutoff & Syllabus

Question: When is UGC NET held in an year?


The UGC NET is held twice a year in June and December.

Question: Which book should I refer for UGC NET Paper 1?


Candidates can refer books on NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by authors like KVS Madaan, Harpreet Kaur, Sajit Kumar, Arihant Experts etc.

Question: How much time is given between paper 1 and paper 2?


There is no break between Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Question: I am a transgender candidate. What educational qualification do I need for giving UGC NET?


Candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender category are required to have at least 50% marks in Master’s degree to appear for UGC NET 2020. 

Question: What subject can I choose for Paper 2 of UGC NET?


NTA - UGC provides a list of 101 subjects from which the candidate can choose one subject for paper 2.

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