UGC NET Question Papers 2021 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) UGC NET question papers in online mode. To download UGC NET question papers 2021, candidates will have to use their application number and date of birth/password.

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Along with question papers, they can also download the UGC NET answer key . To evaluate themselves, applicants can take the UGC NET mock test . Candidates appearing for forthcoming UGC NET must solve previous year question papers for better preparation. The UGC NET question paper 2021 will be in two parts, Paper I and II. UGC NET 2021 Paper I is common for all, while Paper II is based on the subject chosen by candidates. To know more about the UGC NET question paper 2021 read the article below.

Previous Years UGC NET Question Papers

Candidates can download the previous years question papers of UGC NET to get an idea of the level of questions asked in the exam.

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Dec 2018, Paper I (Paper II-Political Science)

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How to download UGC NET Question Papers 2021?

The UGC NET question paper 2021 consists of topic wise questions of each subject based on the UGC NET latest syllabus . The question paper of UGC NET provides the aspirants with better guidance for preparation. The UGC NET 2021 question papers will be available on the official website. In order to download the question papers of UGC NET 2021, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit NTA official website - ugcnet.nta.nic.in

  • Click the link for the UGC NET Question Paper

  • The link to the UGC NET 2021 Question Papers login window will open.

  • To download the UGC NET NET question papers, enter the application number/roll number and date of birth.

  • On the screen, pick a choice for the question paper.

  • UGC NET question papers for 2021 will then be displayed on the screen.

  • Download the UGC NET query paper and save it for future reference.

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UGC NET Question Papers 2021: Important Points

Candidates can be benefited by going through the question papers of UGC NET in the following ways:

  • Helps in Improves Knowledge - By referring to the previous years UGC NET question papers, candidates can improve their knowledge base.

  • Understanding of the exam - By going through the previous years question papers, candidates will get a fair idea of the actual UGC NET exam pattern.

  • Improves accuracy - Candidates can develop a good speed of solving UGC NET question papers by regular practice.

  • Makes the candidates confident - Candidates appearing for the UGC NET for the first time may become nervous and practising from the question papers of UGC NET will help them to develop confidence.

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UGC NET Mock Test 2021

Along with solving the UGC NET question papers from previous years, applicants must study for the exam by taking as many mock tests as possible. The UGC NET 2021 mock tests are free online test published on the official website by the examination authorities. By taking UGC NET mock exams, candidates can go analyse the exam pressure such as the environment and know how well they have prepared for their exam. Candidates will also know the marks they have earned by the end of the UGC NET mock exam. Hence, finding out whether or not they need further preparation. Instead of being anxious, candidates who are taking the exam for the first time would be positive enough.

UGC NET Answer Key 2021

NTA will release the UGC NET answer key of UGC NET 2021 along with the UGC NET question paper 2021. The answer key of UGC NET consists of all the correct answers of each question. The authority will release a provisional answer key first. Candidates can also raise the objection against the answer key of UGC NET 2021. The final answer key of UGC NET 2021 will be released after the objections get reviewed.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UGC NET Question Papers 2021 - Free Download Previous Years Sample Papers PDF

Question: Can I attempt the UGC NET exam in my regional language?


There will be multiple choice questions. So you need to tick the correct option only. The question will be available in the regional language.

Question: Is there any negative marking in UGC NET?


No, there will be no negative marking. Candidates can attempt as many as they can.

Question: Is there any sectional cut off in UGC NET?


No, candidates need to secure the cut off based on paper and category.

Question: Can I fill the application form of UGC NET in offline mode?


No, UGC NET application form was available in online mode only. Candidates can fill the application form from the official website.

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a student with physics chemistry and biology as subjects in class 11th and 12th is eligible for UGC NET??

Garvita 23rd Oct, 2021

The educational qualification required for UGC NET is that the candidate must have completed their masters degree from any recognised board, where candidate belonging to unreserved category must have scored atleast 50% marks in their post graduation degree (MA, MSc, MCom, MTech, MBA etc), candidates belonging to reserved categories such as OBC/ST/PWD/Transgender candidates are also required to have scored 50% marks in their post graduation degree.

Those candidates who are in their final year of master's are also eligible for UGC NET 2021, PhD holders who have completed their master's degree before 19th September 1992 are also eligible to get 5% relaxation in aggregate marks, candidates having post graduate diploma or certificate from any Indian University or those who have completed degree or diploma or certificate from any foreign Institute are also eligible for UGC NET only if their master's degree is recognised by an Indian University.

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Hope this helps, all the best.


may i know answer key of ugc net 2021

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2021


The answer keys for UGC NET 2021 will be released only after the exams are conducted successfully for June 2021 and December 2020 session, it will get released at the official website at https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/WebInfo/Page/Page?PageId=1&LangId=P, hence you can stay updated at the official website regarding this, else you can also follow our page at https://competition.careers360.com/articles/ugc-net-answer-key regarding the latest information for the same, however you can go through previous year UGC NET papers at https://competition.careers360.com/articles/ugc-net-question-papers to get yourself acquainted with exam pattern, marking scheme, important topics, weightage, through consistent practice you can improve your time management skills along with speed, calculation etc,



Sohana Khan 18th Oct, 2021

Hii Arvind,

Hope you are doing well.

Eligibility criteria for UGC NET in English:

Candidates must have secured at least 55% marks in Master s Degree/MA OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc.

So ,if you've pursued MA in Linguistics from a UGC recognised University, you're completely eligible to write UGC NET in English literature. (As the eligibility criteria says  MA from UGC recognised University in humanities.)

For more details refer below::


hopefully this cleared your doubts.

Best wishes for future endeavours.


Am I eligible for UGC NET Environmental Science after completing M.tech in Biomedical Engineering?

Vidya Kasi 16th Oct, 2021


Biomedical engineering is a combination of engineering , life sciences and healthcare.

Aspirants may appear for the examination with the subject in which they have completed their post-graduation or related to that subject as per the UGC NET exam guidelines.

Environmental science is not related to biomedical engineering!

Two organisations conduct NET exams namely UGC and CSIR.

The NET in Major Science Subjects, viz., Chemical Sciences; Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.

Most closest to your field of study is life science.

The paper pattern and syllabus of CSIR NET life science could be found in the below link.


You can avail the same benefits in CSIR NET as in UGC NET.

Both will make you eligible for lectureship or fellowship or both.

Hope this answers your query!


i have done PGDM from Master School of Management meerut in full time. Can i apply for UGC NET.

Bhavesh gupta 10th Oct, 2021

Hello aspirant

hope you are doing great. As per your query  I would glad to tell you that for to be eligible for ugc net you need to passed with masters or equivalent from a recognized university . So at your profile you are eligible for the UGC NET exam just prepare with full dedication and go ahead

Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future

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