NEW DELHI: UGC NET 2020 application form is to be released on March 16 by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The application form will be released on the official website - ugcnet.nta.nic.in. The last date to fill the UGC NET application form will be April 16, 2020. UGC NET 2020 will be conducted from June 15 to 20. Candidates must know some prerequisites before filling the application form. It is of utmost importance that the candidates are familiar with the application process so that they do not miss out on any of the fields while filling the application form of UGC NET 2020. Candidates can check the top 10 FAQs related to UGC NET application form here.
Question 1: What are the documents required to fill the UGC NET application form?Answer: Candidates have to upload scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature in the size and format prescribed by NTA in the official notification of the exam. Check the specifications in the table below.
10 kb to 200 kb
3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
Candidate’s Signature in running handwriting
04 kb to 30 kb
3.5 cm X 1.5 cm
Question 2: What is the application fee of UGC NET 2020?Answer: The exam authorities decide the application fee of UGC NET category-wise. The application for each category has been tabulated below.
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/ EWS
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender
Question 3: Who can fill the UGC NET application form?Answer: UGC NET eligibility criteria vary slightly for candidates who apply for the exam for the eligibility of Assistant Professors and for those who apply for JRF. Candidates can check some key eligibility points below.
Candidates applying for JRF must not be over 30 years of age
There is no age limit to apply for Assistant Professor
Reserved category candidates must have a Master’s degree with at least 50% marks
Unreserved category candidates are also required to have a Master’s degree but with at least 55% marks
Question 4: How many exam centre choices can a candidate fill in UGC NET application form?Answer: Candidates can select 4 exam centre cities while filling the application form of UGC NET 2020. However, the exact exam venue address will be provided in UGC NET admit card 2020.
Question 5: How can a candidate pay the application fee of UGC NET?Answer: Candidates can make the payment of the application fee using a debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI, or e-challan. Candidates who wish to pay the fee using e-challan, candidates have to download the e-challan and submit the fee at the nearest branch of State Bank of India.
Question 6: What to do if the UGC NET application form won’t load on the browser?Answer: It is recommended that the candidates use the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to fill the application form of UGC NET. If the problem still persists, candidates must try to load the application form at a different time. It may be due to excessive traffic caused by a lot of people trying to access it at the same time.
Question 7: Are candidates given relaxation on the upper age limit to apply for JRF?Answer: Yes, reserved category candidates and female candidates are given some age relaxation on the upper age limit. Candidates can check the same in the table below.
Candidates pursuing L.L.M degree
SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Female/Transgender
Research candidates (only on producing the certificate issued by appropriate authority)
Question 8: Can you make corrections in your UGC NET application form?Answer: Yes, the exam authorities open the application correction window for UGC NET after the last date to fill the application form. UGC NET application correction window stays open for a few days. No official dates have been announced for the same.
Question 9: Are there any extra charges other than the UGC NET application fee?Answer: Candidates might have to pay internet handling charges and GST while paying the application fee of UGC NET 2020.
Question 10: Is there an offline way of filling the application form of UGC NET 2020?Answer: No, candidates cannot fill the application form in offline mode. UGC NET application form will only be available online, on the official website - ugcnet.nta.nic.in.
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