NTA UGC NET June 2021 exam, syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern, cut off

National Testing Agency has released the UGC NET Exam 2021 Application Form on behalf of the University Grant Commission for June month. UGC NET Exam is a national level exam and conducted two times a year in June and December.

Latest Update:

2nd February 2021: National Testing Agency has released the UGC NET 2021 June exam official notification. Candidates can check all important details on this page.

5th November 2020: NTA has released the UGC NET Answer Key for the June 2020 exams. Check all details.

Update (28th October 2020): NTA has made available the UGC NET Admit Card download link for the papers scheduled for November 4, 5, 11, 12, and 13 2020 on the official website. Candidates can now download their Admit Card. Visit the official NTA website and click on the Admit Card link. Now download your Admit Card by entering the login details in the login form as shown below.

ugc net admit card download login form

Update (19th September 2020): NTA has shared subject wise shift timing for the UGC NET exam on its official website. UGC NET exam will be conducted on 24, 25, 29, 30 September, 1, 7, 9, 17, 21, 22, 23 October, and 5th November 2020. Please check your shift timing as per the subjects you have applied for.

Update (14th September 2020): NTA has shared the revised dates for the UGC NET exam 2020. Now the NET examination will start on 24th September 2020. Any information about the Admit Card will be made available soon on the official website by NTA.

Update (21st August 2020): UGC NET exam will be conducted from 16th to18th September and 21st to 25th September 2020 as per the latest notification by the National Testing Agency on 20th August 2020. For more details, check the below notice shared by NTA.

ugc net exams date notice by NTA on 20th August 2020

NTA UGC NET exam date 2020: last date for online application has been extended and candidates can now fill the online form till 15th June 2020.

NTA UGC NET exam is conducted to test the candidate’s eligibility for “Assistant Professors” and “Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor”. A notification has already been released on 16th March 2020.

UGC NET Exam has been postponed. It was previously scheduled to be conducted in two shifts from 15th June to 20th June 2020. All eligible and interested candidates can apply online at https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/ only. No other means/mode of applications will be accepted. Candidates from the science stream can apply for CSIR UGC NET Exam.

NTA UGC NET exam date 2021 for June Exam

The official notification for NTA NET June 2021 Exam has been released by National Testing Agency along with the NTA UGC NET exam date 2021 like the Application date, Exam Date, etc. Please check all important UGC NET exam date at the below link.

UGC NET exam date June 2021

UGC NET June 2021 Exam Eligibility Criteria

Please find below complete eligibility criteria. Please note that eligibility criteria for NTA UGC NET is different from CSIR UGC NET Eligibility Criteria.

1-Educational Qualification:

nta ugc net educational qualification

2-Age Limit:

nta ugc net age limit

UGC NET June 2021 Exam Pattern

There will be two papers in UGC NET June 2021 Exam, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers will be conducted without any break. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and there s no fix timing for any paper. Paper 1 will consist of 50 Multiple choice questions and Paper 2 will have 100 multiple-choice questions.

There will be no negative marking in the UGC NET Exam and for each correct answer 2 marks will be awarded.

Please have a look on below table for the exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2:

Important points about UGC NET 2021 Exam:

  • UGC NET Exam will be an online objective type test
  • The total duration for the main exam will be 3 hours.
  • There is no separate timing and candidate can attempt any paper as per his/her choice in 3 hours
  • Candidates will have to attempt 150 questions carrying 300 marks
  • There is no negative marking in UGC NET Exam and 2 marks will be given for each correct answer. Candidates can attempt all questions in the exam.

Schedule of Examination:

nta ugc net schedule of examination

UGC NET Registration 2021: How to apply online for June 2021 Exam:

Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website from 2nd February 2021 to 2nd March 2021. Candidates can apply only in “online mode”. Applications submitted through other modes will not be accepted.

A candidate can submit only one application. Complete step-by-step online application submission process is given at the below link.

UGC NET Application form apply online June 2021

UGC NET Cut off

UGC NET 2020 Exam cut off will be released by National Testing Agency along with the result after 5th July 2020. Separate cut off will be issued for “JRF and Assistant Professor” and “Assistant Professor only”. Candidates will get an idea about minimum qualifying marks by checking the cut-off. Candidates can download cut off from the official website by login in using their application id and password.

Candidates can check the cut off by following steps:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC NET.
  • Step 2: Click on the link available for the UGC NET result.
  • Step 3: Login using application number and password/date of birth.
  • Step 4: Download the cut off PDF and save it for future reference.

Please check all latest Sarkari Exams at the linked page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we apply for 2 subjects in UGC NET?

A candidate can apply only for one subject in UGC NET Exam while filling the online application form. If someone applies multiple times then his candidature will not be considered for further process.

How do I choose a subject for the Internet?

Candidates can choose subjects according to their postgraduate subjects. It is advised to choose the appropriate subjects while filling the online form.

How many papers in UGC NET 2021 Exam?

The UGC NET 2021 Exam has two papers, Paper 1 (General Aptitude) and Paper 2. Paper 1 is compulsory for all candidates while Paper 2 will be based on the subject chosen by candidates.

What is the salary of UGC NET qualified lecturer?

UGC NET qualified candidates can apply for Assistant Professors in Colleges/Universities. After getting a job candidates will get around 75000 Rs per month salary.

What happens if I clear UGC NET?

After clearing the UGC NET Exam you are eligible to apply for JRF or Assistant Professors positions in Indian Universities. If you apply for the JRF position then you will get a monthly stipend of around 32000 Rs. You can also pursue higher studies like M. Phil. or Ph.D. while working as a Junior Research Fellow.

How many attempts are there for UGC NET?

For JRF position a maximum number of attempts are 3 but for Assistant Professor position there is no limit on the attempt.

Is UGC NET tough?

Yes UGC NET Exam is not easy to crack. Each year a lot of candidates apply for UGC NET Exam to get their dream job in Indian Universities. Due to a large number of applications, each year the NET Exam is going tougher. If you want to crack UGC NET Exam then a proper dedicated study with a lot of hard work in preparation is required.

What is UGC NET exam?

UGC NET Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency to determine the candidate’s eligibility to become JRF or Assistant Professors.

How many times UGC NET is conducted in a year?

UGC NET Exam conducted two times a year. It is conducted in the month of June and December.

Is net compulsory for PhD?

No, UGC NET is conducted for JRF and Assistant Professor positions.

How long is net certificate valid?

It is valid for 3 years for Junior Research Fellowship while for Assistant Professors NET certificate it is applicable for a lifetime.

How can I download my UGC NET certificate June 2019?

Candidates can download the UGC NET certificate by visiting the official website. Log in using your Application Number or Roll Number and Date Of Birth.


  1. Public Notice (05.11.2020) Subject: Display of Questions, Marked Responses and Provisional Answer Keys of UGC NET June 2020, National Testing Agency, Nov. 05, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 06, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://data.nta.ac.in/Download/Notice/Notice_20201105155055.pdf.
  2. UGC NET June 2020,” National Testing Agency, Oct. 28, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 02, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx.
  3. “University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET): June 2020, Date Sheet of Examination,” National Testing Agency, Sep. 19,2020. Accessed on: Sep. 19, 2016. [Online]. Available: https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/WebInfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=687&iii=Y.
  4. Public Notice – Conduct of UGC- NET June Examination, 2020, Notice Board Archive, National Testing Agency, Sep 14, 2020. Accessed: Sep 16, 2020. [Online], Available: data.nta.ac.in/Download/Notice/Notice_20200914105446.pdf.

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