Check all details about the NTA UGC NET June 2021 exam on this page. Find the latest updates such as updated NET syllabus, NET result, Answer Keys, Exam Pattern, etc for the National Eligibility Test. Latest Update 10th August 2021: National testing agency has started the online application process for UGC NET June 2021 cycle. UGC NET December 2020 cycle will also be merged with the UGC NET June 2021. The online application process has started on 10th August 2021 and forms can be submitted until 6th September 2021. You may check new exam dates and the online application processes on our website. 20th April 2021: NTA has shared a notice to postpone the UGC NET exam which was scheduled to be conducted between 2 May to 17 May 2021. This step has been taken due to the present situation of the Covid-19 second wave. New dates will be notified later on the official website. 3rd March 2021: NTA has extended the last date to apply for the UGC NET exam. Now candidates can submit their online applications until 9th March 2021. 2nd February 2021: National Testing Agency has released the UGC NET June 2021 exam Information brochure. The online application process has also started on 2nd February 2021. Candidates can check all National Eligibility Test details on this page. UGC NET 2021 exam will be conducted on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, and 17 May 2021. Check the UGC NET exam date for more details. 28th December 2020: National Testing Agency has released the CSIR NET result for the June 2020 session. 30th November 2020: National Testing Agency has released the NTA UGC NET result for the June 2020 exam. 19th September 2020: NTA has made available the UGC NET Admit Card download link on the official website. Candidates can now download their Admit Card. 19th September 2020: NTA has shared a notice about the UGC NET date sheet on the NTA website. Check your exam date, shift timing according to your subject. The last UGC NET exam was conducted from 24th September to 14th November 2020. Candidates from the science stream can apply for the CSIR UGC NET Exam. nta ugc net exam Important Links UGC NET online Application formalert icon for latest update. UGC NET exam datesalert icon for latest update. UGC NET exam pattern. NTA CSIR NET Result. NTA UGC NET Result. UGC NET Admit Card. UGC NET syllabus. UGC NET Eligibility Criteria What is UGC NET exam? The National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level competitive exam conducted by the National Testing Agency on behalf of the University Grant Commission two times a year to determine the candidate’s eligibility for the post of “Assistant Professor only” or “JRF & Assistant Professor both” in Indian Universities and Colleges. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to conduct the UGC NET exam till 2018. From December 2018 onwards, NTA was given the responsibility to conduct the UGC NET exam. UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year in online mode generally in the month of June and December. Previously it was conducted in offline mode. Candidates qualified for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) get an e-certificate/ JRF award letter issued by the UGC and can be downloaded from Also, check the Common Eligibility Test – NRA CET full details National Eligibility Test is considered one of the toughest exams in India with a success ratio of only 4-5&. NET qualification is mandatory to become Assistant Professor or Professor in Indian Universities and Government colleges. NET exam overview Particulars Summary Exam Name University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test Abbreviation UGC NET Conducted by National Testing Agency Exam Level National Mode of Exam Online – CBT Medium of Exam English and Hindi Exam Duration 180 minutes (Without any break in Paper-1 & Paper-2) Number of questions 150 Total Marks 300 Exam Purpose To check the candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges Exam Helpdesk No. 0120-6895200, 011-40759000 Helpdesk Email Id Official Net Website NTA website Address for Correspondence Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP) UGC NET exam date: National Testing Agency has released the official notification for June 2021 Exam. All important exam dates like the Application date, Exam Date, etc can be found below. Please check the exam date given below: Sr. No. Event Exam date 2021 1 Notification release 02nd February 2021 2 Starting of Online Application 10th August 2021 3 Last date to submit the online application form 6th September 2021 4 Last Date of Fee Payment 6th September 2021 5 Application Form correction window 7th September to 12th September 2021 6 Release of the Admit Card Will be updated 7 Exam date 2021 6th to 11th October 2021 8 Answer Key Date Will be updated 9 Final Result Will be updated Exam Pattern UGC has released the official exam pattern along with the official notification. There will be two papers in the UGC-NET 2021 exam and the total duration of the exam will be 3 hours. Candidates will have to attempt both exams without any break. Sr. No. NET Paper Number of Questions Total Marks 1 Paper-1 50 100 2 Paper-2 100 200 Total 150 350 Check full details about the NTA UGC NET exam pattern in the linked article. Syllabus: Candidates must check the NET exam syllabus for a better understanding of the type of questions asked in the exam. The syllabus for Paper-1 is similar for all candidates and includes 10 sections. Syllabus for the Paper-2 will be based on the subject candidates selected while filling the online Application form. Download the NET syllabus Paper-1 and Paper-2 pdf from the below-given link and start your exam preparation right away. Please find the latest NET syllabus in the linked article. The syllabus is given in PDF file format. Candidates can download the syllabus pdf according to their subject. Eligibility Criteria UGC NET Eligibility Criteria is decided by the University Grant Commission (UGC). Eligibility criteria are different for ‘Assistant Professor only’ and “JRF & Assistant Professor both”. Candidates will get the option to select the post while submitting the online application form. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for any post. Educational Qualification: Category Educational Qualification General/ EWS 55% aggregate in the Master’s Degree ST/ SC/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender 50% aggregate in the Master’s Degree Age Limit: Post Age Limit Junior Research Fellow Candidates should not be more than 30 years as of June 1, 2020. Assistant Professor There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professor. Full details about the UGC NET Eligibility Criteria can be found in the linked article. Online Application Form 2021 If you want to apply for the NET exam then the first step is to apply online at the official website. Only online applications will be accepted. Other modes of application will get rejected by the agency. Application Fee: Please check the online application fee details given below. The application fee for General category candidates is Rs. 1000/-, for General EWS, OBC candidates are Rs. 500/-, and for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates is Rs. 250/- + Transaction charges. Category Application Fee SC/ST/ PwBD candidates 250/- +Transaction Charges +GST General EWS, OBC Rs. 500/- General candidates Rs. 1000/- Please find below the online application process: Step 1 – First-time registration for the UGC NET exam on the official website. Step 2 – Complete the application form by filling the personal and educational details online. Step 3 – Uploading of required documents. Step 4 – Online application fee payment. The last date to submit the online application for June 2021 is 6 September 2021. Candidates can also check the step-by-step process to submit the UGC NET application form. UGC NET Cut Off Cut Off will be released by the exam conducting authority after the exam. NET Cut Off will be made available along with the result and a separate cut-off will be released for “JRF & Assistant Professor both” and “Assistant Professor only”. Candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in order to be eligible for the exam for further process. Minimum qualifying marks are given below. Category Percentage of Marks SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD, and Transgender 35% aggregate marks General (Unreserved) 40% aggregate marks Check the full details about the UGC NET Cut Off at the linked article. Schedule of Examination: The exam date for the UGC NET June 2021 exam has been shared by the NTA. National Testing Agency will conduct the December 2020 exam from 06th October 2021 to 11th October 2021. The exam duration will be 3 hours without any break in between Paper-1 and Paper-2. Please find the below-given details about the examination scheme for exam day. Events First Shift Second Shift Timing of Examination hours 09.00 am- 12.00 03.00 pm- 06.00 pm Entry into the Examination Centre 08.30 am 02.30 pm Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 08.45 am 02.45 pm Instructions by the invigilators 08.45 am 02.45 pm Test Start 09.00 am 03.00 pm Test Ends 12.00 pm 06.00 pm All candidates are advised to reach the examination center at least 2 hours before the exam. Candidates will not be permitted to enter the Examination Center after 8.30 am in First Shift and after 1.30 pm in Second Shift. Important Instructions: The eligibility for ‘Assistant Professor’ or for ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of UGC-NET in aggregate. The candidates qualifying for the Assistant Professor post will not be considered for the award of JRF. Candidates are strictly advised to choose ‘Assistant Professor’ or ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor’ post wisely while submitting the online application form. Candidates who qualify for the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for the recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments. All candidates who cleared the NET exam for JRF can pursue their research in the post-graduation subject or in a related subject. They will also be eligible for Assistant Professor. Further, Reputed Indian universities, institutions, IITs, and other national organizations may select the JRF to qualify candidates for full-time research work. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF will be eligible to receive a fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in universities/IITs/Institutions. The validity period of the fellowship will be three years w.e.f. the date of the issue of the JRF Award Letter. For those candidates who have already joined M. Phil. / Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later. Reservation in UGC NET Fellowship: The reservation quota is also applicable in the UGC JRF Fellowship program. Reservation is given as per the reservation policy of the government of India. check below for details for more information. Category Reservation OBC (non-creamy layer) 27% EWS 10% SC 15% ST 7.5% PwD 3% Exam day guidelines: Candidates appearing for the June 2021 exam must take care of the important guidelines released by the Government and National Testing Agency. Candidates are not allowed to carry personal things like a calculator, Wallet, Geometry Box, Mobile Phone, Camera, Any electronic item, etc. Diabetic candidates may carry some items like fruits (Apple, Banana, etc), sugar, medicines. Candidates must have a printed copy of the Admit Card and he/She must check all details mentioned on the Admit Card carefully such as Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Photograph, examination center information, etc. Reporting time is mentioned on the Admit Card. Candidate