UGC NET Exam Date For June 2020 Exam: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the admit card of the UGC NET June exam The University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Through this exam, Indian candidates are selected for the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian Universities and Colleges. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria shall apply online through the link that is given below.

Update 19th September: National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET 2020 Admit cads on its official websites

UGC NET Admit Card 2020

The UGC NET Admit Card 2020 is released on 19th September 2020. After being rescheduled several times, the exam will be held from September 24th, 2020. The link to download the UGC NET Admit Card is available as it is released officially.

The exam will be held in the computer-based test (CBT) consists of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions. There will be no break between papers. It will be a three-hour exam in which students will be asked 200 questions. The first part of the exam will have 50 questions for 100 marks and the second will have 100 questions for 200 marks.

UGC NET 2020: Exam Dates

NTA has released the exam date of various exams on its official website. UGC NET June exam date is also released in the notice. Check the exam date below.

UGC NET 2020 Events Date
UGC NET Notification Release Date 16th March 2020
Release of Application form 16th March 2020
Last date to Submit UGC NET Application 30th June 2020 (Extended)
Last date to Pay Fee 30th June 2020
(up to 11:50 pm)
Correction in particulars of Application Form
on website only
6th July to 20th July 2020

Re-Opened from 31st August 2020

UGC NET Admit Card Download September 2020
UGC NET Exam Date 2020 19,21,26 November 2020
Duration of UGC Exam 180 minutes (03 hours)
No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2
Timing of Examination First Shift: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Second Shift: 02.30 pm to 05.30 pm
UGC NET 2020 Result Date 28th December 2020

UGC NET 2020: Notification

UGC NET Notification and the registration was out on 16th March 2020. UGC NET Exam is conducted twice in a year, once in the month of June and then in the month of December. Until July 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was responsible for conducting the UGC NET exam but from December 2018 onwards, NTA is conducting the UGC National Eligibility Test. Each year lakhs of candidates apply for UGC NET to become Assistant Professor and JRF in Indian Colleges & Universities.

If we go by the figures of 2019, approximately 7.93 lakh candidates had taken the test. Therefore, it is expected that the figures might go up this year as well. In this article, we give you every possible detail of the UGC NET June Exam. 

Download UGC NET June Official Notification 2020

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

Cracking UGC NET is a good opportunity for the candidates who wish to make their career in the field of teaching. Therefore, for the convenience of the aspiring candidates, we have provided the eligibility criteria below.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent from UGC recognized Universities/Institutions.
  • Candidates should have scored:
    General Candidates: 55% marks
    Reserved Category Candidates: 50% marks.
  • Candidates, those appearing in the final semester of the master’s degree can also apply.
  • Percentage relaxation is given to Ph.D. degree holders in aggregate marks.

Age Limit

Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) – For Junior Research Fellowship the upper age limit is 30 years as of 1st June 2020. However, age relaxation is given for the Reserved Category of Candidates.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor

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Fee For UGC NET 2020

The application fee is determined by the NTA as per the category of the candidate. The fee for UGC NET is to be paid online only.

Category UGC NET Exam Fee
General INR 1000
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)/ EWS INR 500
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender INR 250

Link To Change Exam Centre For UGC NET June 2020

Here is the direct link to change the exam centre for UGC NET June 2020 Exam.

Link To Apply Online For UGC NET 2020 June

The apply date for  UGC NET online link is over. The link was active until 15th June 2020 (Extended). However, the UGC NET has re-opened the online link to make corrections in the online application forms.  In case the candidates want to change the exam centre, they can apply for it.

UGC NET 2020 Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus comprises of Paper 1 and Paper 2. The syllabus for each subject is given below.

UGC NET 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus

  1. Teaching Aptitude
  2. Research Aptitude
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Communication
  5. Reasoning
  6. Quantitative Aptitude
  7. Data Interpretation
  8. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  9. People and Environment
  10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, and Administration

UGC NET 2020 Paper 2 will have a syllabus from specific subjects as chosen by the candidate for UGC NET 2020.

Read the detailed UGC NET Syllabus 2020

UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2020 June Exam will be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT) only. The Online Test will consist of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQ). There will be no break between the two papers. Check out the table that has been given below.

Paper No. of Questions Marks Duration
Paper 1 50 100 03 hours (180 minutes) For Each Paper
Paper 2 100 200

Note:  2 marks will be given for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

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UGC NET Exam Pattern is released by the exam conducting body i.e. NTA. UGC NET Exam Pattern holds an important part for the preparation of the UGC Exam by any NET aspirant. UGC NET Exam Pattern is discussed here on this page. For the NET aspirants, getting acquainted with the exam pattern is of utmost importance. The NET Exam Pattern 2020 is discussed in this article.

UGC NET Exam Pattern

The UGC NET Exam Pattern has been discussed on this page. Like most of the Govt. Exams, UGC NET is also conducted for two papers, Paper I and Paper II. The questions asked in both the papers are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with no negative marking.

UGC NET Paper Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
I 50 100 3 hours
II 100 200 3 hours
Total 150  350

UGC NET Notification 2020

UGC NET Exam Pattern For Paper I

As per the NTA norms for NET Paper I, “The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.”  Check out the table that is given below for a broad understanding.

UGC NET Paper-I Sections No. of Questions in UGC NET Paper-I UGC NET Paper-I Marks For Each Question
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Reading Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information & Communication

Technology (ICT)

5 10
People & Environment 5 10
Higher Education System:

Governance, Polity &; Administration

5 10
Total 50 100


As per the NTA norms, Paper II will be based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge. Like Paper I, this paper will also be of MCQ with four options for every question asked.

Points To Note For UGC NET Paper I & Paper II

  1. The questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with four (4) options.
  2. For each correct answer, the candidate will get 2 marks.
  3. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers in UGC NET 2020 Exam.
  4. No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review.

UGC NET Marking Scheme 2020

As mentioned above the UGC NET Exam comprises of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Two marks (2) are awarded for every correct answer. There is no negative marking for any incorrect answer.

UGC NET Marking Parameters Marks Allotted 
Correct answer +2
Incorrect answer 0
Un-attempted question 0

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