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UGC NET 2020 June, Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

UGC NET 2020 Exam Overview

  • Conducted by: NTA (Role of NTA is only upto the conduct of NET Examination and declaration of result)
  • E-certificates of Qualified Candidates issued by: UGC-NET Bureau
  • UGC NET 2020 June will be conducted by NTA on June 15 to 20, 2020
  • UGC-NET Notification and online application form submission starts from March 16, 2020



UGC NET 2020 June - National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the notification for the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2020 June Examination. The examination is scheduled to be conducted from June 15 to 20, 2020 for the posts of Junior Research Fellowship or eligibility for Assistant Professor or both at Indian University. The application should be submitted through online mode from March 16 to April 16, 2020. Interested candidates can check the complete information about UGC NET 2020 June application form, registration process, exam pattern, dates and more from the page below.



UGC NET 2020 June Exam is conducted for the posts of Junior Research Fellowship or eligibility for Assistant Professor or both in Indian University.





UGC NET 2020 June Dates

Starting of Application Form Submission

March 16, 2020

Last date for submission of Application form

April 16, 2020 (up to 11:50 PM)

Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net-Banking/Paytm

April 17, 2020 (up to 11:50 PM)

Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only

18 April to 24 April 2020

Downloading for Admit Cards

May 15, 2020

Date of Examination

June 15 to 20, 2020

First Shift

09.30 am to 01.00 pm

Second Shift

02.00 pm to 05.30 pm

Centre, Date, Shift and UGC-NET (Subject) Exam

As indicated on Admit Card

Declaration of Result

By July 5, 2020




UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria


Not more than 30 years as on 01st June 2020. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on Website www.ncbc.nic.in) SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants.

Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on the production of a certificate from an appropriate authority

Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing LLM Degree

A relaxation of up to 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances


For Assistant Professor

There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor


Educational Qualification

The candidates applying for UGC NET June 2020 should have qualified the Master’s degree or equivalent in listed subjects scoring 55% from any state or central recognized university (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, etc. are eligible for this Test

The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/SC/ST/Persons with disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent exam are eligible for this Test

Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) exam and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying exams have been delayed may also apply for this test.

However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent exam with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ST/PwD category candidates)

Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent exam within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified

Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject

The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level exam have been completed by19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. From 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects attached as Annexure-III, may appear in a related subject

Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute OR foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (www.aiu.ac.in).


Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)


NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption f r o m NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time


The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR/ JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.


For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India


For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.



UGC NET 2020 Exam Scheme and Schedule

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on June 15 to 20 in two separate sessions as under


First Shift

09.30 am to 01.00 pm

Second Shift

02.00 pm to 05.30 pm

Paper I

No of Question

50 objective type Questions (based on general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate)

Total Marks

100 marks


1 hours

Paper II

No of Question

100 objective type Questions (based on the subject selected by the candidate)

Total Marks



2 hours




UGC NET 2020 Subject & Syllabus of Test

All questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus of earlier Paper-II & Paper-III (including all electives, without options)

The UGC-NET June 2020 will be based on new Syllabi available on the website: www.ugcnetonline.in`

The list of NET subjects along with their respective codes can be checked from UGC Official website: www.ugcnetonline.in


UGC NET 2020 Admit Card


The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions

The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website w.e.f  May 15, 2020 onwards and appear for the Exam at the given Centre on Date and Shift (Timing) as indicated in their Admit Card.

In case candidates are unable to download Admit Cards from the website, the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10.00 am to 05.00 pm.


UGC NET 2020 June Application Form

Candidates can apply for UGC-NET June 2020 in “Online” mode only. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing the NTA website www.ntanet.nic.in. The Application in any other mode will not be accepted.

Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate

Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

Candidates must ensure that Email Address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the given e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only


Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online

Step 1

Apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No.

Step 2

Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No

Step 3

Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb - 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format

Step 4

Pay the fee using SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is canceled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account.However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference

All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times

Candidates are advised to visit the NTA website and check their emails/SMS regularly for latest updates. Candidate shall appear at their own cost at the Exam Centre on Date and Shift indicated on their Admit Card issued by the NTA

Any request to change the Examination Centre, Date, Shift and NET Subject provided on the Admit Card shall not be considered under any circumstances.


Candidates need to apply for UGC NET in online mode only and there is no need of sending the hard copy of the application form to the concerned authority. However, the candidates must keep a copy of the UGC NET application form 2020 with them for future reference


Application Fee
Fee Payable by Candidates

General/ Unreserved

Rs 1000/-

Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)

Rs 500/-

SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender

Rs. 250/-


Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable


To check the complete notification Click Here


For more detail and to apply online visit the official website




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