UGC NET Examination 2020 - National Eligibility Test 2020 Online Form

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to NTA.

University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test June, 2020

UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges. Selection of candidates for the following Fellowships of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment/ Minority Affair shall also be made on the basis of UGC-NET from the cycle of June 2020 onwards:

  • National Fellowship for Scheduled Students

  • National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes

  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority candidates

Eligibility Criteria:

(i) General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website: ( in Humanities and Social Science(including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Transgender category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

(ii) Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations 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 examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC-NCL /SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Master degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

(iii) 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.

(iv) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of 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.

(v) 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 may appear in a related subject.

(vi) Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form or Confirmation Page to NTA. However, the candidates, in their own interest, must ensure themselves about their eligibility for the test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action. NTA does not verify the information provided by the candidates during online registration and hence candidature will be purely provisional subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.

(vii) Candidates with 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 ( The candidates with Master’s degree in Law awarded by foreign universities should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their Master’s degree with corresponding Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from the Bar Council of India (BCI).

Age Limit : Not More Than 30 years as on 01.06.2020

Application Fee:

General/Unreserved Rs. 1000/-

Gen-EWS*/ OBC-NCL** Rs. 500/-

SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 250/-

How to Apply:

Candidates can Apply on the official website of NTA - between 16th March to 16th April 2020.

(For More details about Reservation, Relaxation, Eligibility Criteria, Registration Process, and other important information please see the PDF Link below)

Important Dates/Time :

  • Online Submission of Application Form : 16 March – 16 April 2020 (upto 11:50 pm)

  • Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/NetBanking/Paytm : 17 April 2020 (upto 11:50 pm)

  • Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only: 18 April to 24 April 2020

  • Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website : 15 May, 2020

  • Dates of Examination : 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020

  • Duration of Examination : 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

  • Declaration of Result : on NTA website by 5 July 2020

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