NTA UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020 | Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Date

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UGC NET Exam December 2020

UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to NTA. UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship in Indian universities and colleges.

Note: Due to the postponement of December 2020 UGCNET in view of COVID19, the schedule of June 2021 UGC NET has been delayed. In order to regularize the UGCNET examination cycles, the National Testing Agency (NTA), with the concurrence of UGC, has merged both UGCNET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles so that they be conducted together in CBT mode. The Application process is therefore being reopened for the new applicants to fill in and submit their forms.

The slots of JRFs of both UGCNET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles will be merged, while the methodology for Subjectwise cum Categorywise allocation of JRFs shall remain unchanged. The candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites of NTA (ugcnet.nta.nic.in) and (www.nta.ac.in) for the latest updates.

UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020

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

UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020 shall be conducted in 81 subjects at selected cities spread across the country.

Note: The candidates who have registered for UGCNET of December 2020 cycle but have not been able to complete the application process, can also complete and submit the application form online on the website https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in, www.nta.ac.in during the period specified below.

FEE DETAILS AND IMPORTANT DATES

Online Submission of Application Form 10 August – 05 September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net- Banking/Paytm  06 September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)
 

 

Fee Payable by Candidates

General/Unreserved Rs. 1000/-
Gen-EWS*/ OBC-NCL** Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 250/-
Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Correction in particulars of Application Form (online only) 07 September to 12 September, 2021
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website To be announced later on website
Dates of Examination 06 October to 11 October 2021
 

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (03 hours)

No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2

 

Timing of Examination

First Shift: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Second Shift: 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm
Centre, Date and Shift for Candidates As indicated on Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys To be announced later on website
Website(s) www.nta.ac.in, ugcnet.nta.nic.in
Declaration of Result on NTA website To be announced later on website

*As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 as well as the Letters No 35-2/2019-

T.S.I dated 21.01.2019, 01.02.2019, 04.02.2019 and 15.02.2019 of MHRD Department of Higher Education regarding implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) for admission in Central Educational Institutions.

**OBC (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC- Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in).

The candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column.

State list OBC Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.

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Mode of Examination UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020

The Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only.

UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020 Pattern

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers.

UGC NET Syllabus

Subject and Syllabus of UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020:

The List of UGC-NET subjects for June 2020 and their Codes are given at Annexure-III of Notification. The candidates may note that the syllabus has been modified and the new syllabus applicable from June 2019 onwards has also been notified through a public notice on NTA website.

  • Updated syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the following link:

UGC NET SYLLABUS FOR June 2021 & December 2020

  •  National Testing Agency will not provide the copy of syllabus to any candidate.

Schedule of Examination

Dates of Examination 06 October to 11 October 2021
First Shift Second Shift
Timing of Examination 09.00 am- 12.00 pm 03.00 pm- 6.00 pm
Duration of Examination 03 hours

 In case any candidate furnishes false information, appears in more than one shifts/dates of the CBT, the candidature is liable to be cancelled and the result will not be declared in such a case.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Examination

(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: www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/consolidated%20list%20of%20All%20universities.pdf in Humanities and Social Science(including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. List of subjects at Post Graduation level is attached as Annexure-IV.

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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.

(iv) 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.

(v) 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. The list of Post-Graduation courses and their codes is given at Annexure-V.

(vi) 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-IV, may appear in a related subject.

(vii) 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.

(viii) 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 (www.aiu.ac.in).

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 and Relaxation for June 2021 & December 2020

(i) JRF: Not more than 31 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 31.10.2021 (This age limit is applicable for the current examination only).

A relaxation of up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC- NonCreamy Layer (OBC-NCL) (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 with 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 production of a certificate from appropriate authority.

Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates with L.L.M.  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.

(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor):

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

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

(iii) 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.

Click here: Official Notification of UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020


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