The Next UGC NET 2021 will be held in the month of June 2021 and in December 2021 through online CBT mode. UGC NET is a national level entrance test which will be organized by NTA. Through the UGC NET June 2021 exam, the eligibility will be determined for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & Assistant Professor and for Assistant Professor only. Candidates who will successfully qualify for the test will be considered for recruitment as Assistant Professor or JRF in Indian Universities and Colleges. The application process for the June session exam starts in the month of March 2021 and in the month of September 2021 for the December session exam. In this article, we have provided complete details related to UGC NET 2021 application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc.

UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates

To know all the events of UGC NET June 2021, candidates can go through UGC NET Exam Dates in the below-given table:

Events Dates 2021 (Tentative)
June 2021  December 2021
UGC NET 2021 Notification February 2021 August 2021
Availability of Online Application 3rd week of March 2021 1st week of September 2021
Last date to apply online 3rd week of April 2021 Last week of September 2021
Correction window opens April 2021 3rd to 4th week of October 2021
Availability of Admit card 3rd week of May 2021 3rd week of November 2021
UGC NET 2021 3rd to 4th week of June 2021 2nd to 3rd week of December 2021
Release of Answer Key June 2021 December 2021
Announcement of Results 1st week of July 2021 2nd week of January 2022

UGC NET 2021 Application Form

Students before applying for UGC NET 2021 Application Form must go through the below-given details:

  • Before applying for UGC NET June 2021 Exam, candidates must go through the complete information bulletin and details of the application process. Also, students must be ready with all the documents required at the time of registration.
  • The complete procedure of application will be carried out in online mode.
  • During the application process, candidates will have to first register with a unique email id and mobile number. This will generate the application number and other required login details.
  • Students will have to completely fill the online application form after registration.
  • After filling the form, students will be required to upload scanned images of photograph and signature as per the format (JPEG/JPG) and size.
  • After the uploading process, candidates will have to make the fee payment through the available payment mode.
  • Students will be able to edit the application before submission of the form. After submission of the form, candidates will be able to edit the application only during the correction period.
  • Candidates are advised to print the application form and fee payment receipt for any reference in the future.

Application Fee:

Payment mode: UGC NET application fee can be paid through online mode by Debit or Credit Card/ Net-Banking/ Paytm.

Application Fee (in Rs.)
UR/ General candidates
General –EWS/ OBC – NCL candidates
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender candidates

UGC NET 2021 Application Correction

The UGC NET application correction window will be opened for the candidates who want to edit their application form. The correction window will open from April 2021. Students will be able to make corrections only through online mode on the website.

The complete details related to editable and non-editable fields will be available on the website. Also, students will be informed about the correction window through mail and SMS. No modification will be allowed after the last date of correction.

UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Students can check the UGC NET Eligibility criteria in the below given section:


  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate (General/ UR/ General- EWS) with Masters Degree or its equivalent from UGC recognized University or Institution is eligible to apply.
  • Qualifying Marks: Students in their Master’s Degree level must have obtained at least 55% marks (50% marks for ST/SC/OBC (NCL)/PWD/ Transgender category candidates).
  • Qualifying Subjects: Candidates in the Master’s degree level should have passed with Electronic Science, Humanities and Social science (including languages), Computer science and applications, etc.
  • Appearing: Students who are in the last year of their Master’s degree level or who have appeared but results are awaited are also eligible to apply. Such students will be considered eligible only if they will fulfill the qualification requirements. Furthermore, the candidates must complete the Masters’s degree within 2 years of the declaration of result otherwise he/she will be disqualified.
  • Ph.D. Holders: Students with Ph.D. degree whose Master’s level exam has been completed by September 1992 will be given 5% relaxation in aggregate marks (which means from 55% to 50%).

Age Criteria:

  • Assistant Professor: For UGC NET, there will be no upper age limit to apply.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Applying candidate should not be more than 30 years of age as on 1st December 2021.
  • Age relaxation: ST/ SC/ PWD/ OBC- NCL/ Transgender/ women candidates will be given relaxation up to 5 years. Also, 5 years of relaxation will be given to candidates with research experience or who have served in the armed forces. 3 years of age relaxation will be given to candidates with LLM degrees.

Exemption (For Assistant Professor):

  • Students who passed the JRF/ UGC/ CSIR exam before the year 1989 are exempted to appear for NET.
  • For recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in universities/ institutions, the minimum eligibility condition shall remain with NET/ SET/ SLET. So regarding it, exemption from NET/ SET/ SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments will be timely notified in the Gazette of India.
  • Students who have qualified SET accredited by UGC for Assistant professor held before 1st December 2003 will be exempted to appear in NET and can apply for Assistant professor anywhere in India. SET which has been held onwards 1st December 2003, the candidates clearing SET will be eligible to apply for Assistant professor only in colleges and universities of the state from where they have cleared their SET.

UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can know complete details of the UGC NET exam pattern in the below-given section:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be held in CBT mode.
  • Number of Papers: There will be two papers in the test.
  • Language Medium: The paper will be present in the language as chosen by the candidate either in Hindi or English.
  • Type of Questions: There will be multiple-choice, objective type of questions in the paper.
  • Time Duration: The time duration of the exam will be 3 hours without any break.
  • Questions: There will be a total of 150 questions in the paper. Paper 1 will have 50 questions and Paper 2 will contain 100 questions.
  • Marks: The paper will be of total of 300 marks. Paper 1 will be of 100 marks and Paper 2 will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Pattern: For each correct answer, 2 marks will be given.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in the paper.

Know the distribution of questions and marks for UGC NET Paper in the below-given table:

Number of Questions
Paper I
300 marks
150 questions

UGC NET 2021 Syllabus

Students can check the complete UGC NET Syllabus from the website. Students will be able to check the detailed syllabus online as per their choice of subjects. Paper 1 of UGC NET will be of general nature and prepared to assess the research aptitude /teaching of the candidate.

Paper 2 will be prepared based on the core subjects or specialization as selected by the candidate. In paper 2 there is a total of 84 specialization subjects.

UGC NET 2021 Preparation Tips

Below we have provided UGC NET preparation tips for the candidates to excel in the entrance test:

  • Check the complete syllabus and pattern of UGC NET on the website.
  • Students can solve previous year question papers or sample papers for practice.
  • Candidates can prepare notes noting down all the important points in one place.
  • A study routine should be made by the candidates and followed on a regular basis.
  • The preparation for the UGC NET must be done using a study material which is highly recommended by the professionals.
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