The UGC NET application form 2021 will be released very soon by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The aspirants, who are willing to join as an Assistant Professor in Universities/Colleges of India, need to earn a fellowship award for UGC NET 2021. CBSE UGC NET 2021 exam will be conducted in two papers, papers I and II.
To appear for the test, the candidates can fill UGC NET application form in online mode by visiting the official website i.e ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Registration fees for the general category are INR 1000, INR 500 for OBC and EWS, and INR 250 for SC/ ST/ PWD and Transgender candidates.
|Activities||For the July session (Tentatively)||For the December session (Tentatively)|
|Beginning of application process||March 2021, 1st week||September 2021, 1st week|
|Closing of the application process||April 2021, 2nd week||September 2021, last week|
|Last date for application fee submission||April 2021, 2nd week||October 2021, 1st week|
|Correction in application form begins||April 2021, 3rd week||October 2021, 2nd week|
|Last date for form correction||April 2021, 4th week||October 2021, 2nd week|
|Printing of admit card||June 2021, 3rd week||November 2021, 3rd week|
|Examination dates||July 2021||December 2021, 2nd week to 4th week|
|Declaration of result||August 2021||January 2022, 2nd week|
Aspirants can fill UGC NET Application Form 2021 by following the steps given below:
(All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times)
Candidates are required to upload scanned images only in the below-specified format and dimensions: Check How to upload photos and other documents?
|Format||JPG/ JPEG||JPG/ JPEG|
|Size||between 10 kb – 200 kb||between 4 kb – 30 kb|
|Dimensions||3.5 cm X 4.5 cm||3.5 cm X 1.5 cm|
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The application fee varies as per candidate’s category:
|Category||Application Fee (Revised)|
|OBC-NCL/ EWS||INR 500|
|SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender||INR 250|
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Before filling UGC NET Application Form, candidates must consider the important points listed below:
The clear explanation on how to fill up the details asked in UGC NET 2021 Application Form is tabulated below:
|Details Asked||Filling Criteria|
|Applied for||Select whether Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship or both|
|Subject opted for||Select one subject from the 81 specializations available.|
|City of Examination||Select 4 cities from 224 cities where the test is being conducted.|
|Reservation Category||Choose the Reservation Category properly from the drop-down list available|
|Mailing and Permanent Address||Enter Mailing and Permanent Address|
|Educational Qualifications||Enter all the educational qualifications|
|Password Generation||Choose a password and security question and answer, which will be used for all future correspondence|
Ques. In case the Photograph is not having Name & Date of the Photograph, would the form be rejected?
Ans. No, the form will not be rejected. However, it is suggested to have a photo with name and date on it. All the details that need to be kept in mind while filling the online application form will be mentioned in the official notification releasing on March 16, 2020. Before applying, candidates must go through the document.
Ques. Do I have the option of editing my submitted application?
Ans. Yes, NTA will allow you to correct your UGC NET 2021 application form. All the exam-related dates will be out later.
Ques. Whether Aadhaar Card number mandatory for filing UGC NET 2021 application form?
Ans. No, the Aadhaar number is optional.
Ques. Can I apply for UGC NET 2021 exam through offline mode?
Ans. No, only an online application option is there. Candidates have to visit the official website to fill the application forms. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the form and paying online fees.
Ques. I am a candidate appearing for my final year exams in my Master's degree. Can I apply?
Ans. Yes, final year students can apply. All the candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria prescribed by the authorities. General category students must have scored 55% marks in the qualifying exam and the upper age limit is 30 years as on June 1, 2021. There is no age limit described for the Assistant Professor.
Ques. Is the thumb impression necessary to upload with the application form?
Ans. No, thumb impression is not necessary.
Ques. Can I pay the application fee through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO, etc?
Ans. No. Candidates will be able to make fee payments only through the options available on the payment screen. No other method would be applicable for the same. The fees can be paid using debit card/ credit card/ net banking of SBI/ Syndicate/ HDFC and ICICI bank or through Paytm or UPI.
Ques. What subject should I select for UGC CBSE NET?
Ans. The subject in which you specialized in your post-graduation should be chosen for UGC CBSE NET. You can check the application procedure to learn more.
Ques. Is it possible to apply for NET in two different subjects?
Ans. No, you cannot apply for NET in two different subjects and only opt for the NET exam for your post-graduation subject.
Ques. How to change my UGC NET exam centre?
Ans. Once the admit card is published, you cannot appeal for changing the NET Exam centre in any way. However, during the application procedure, if you wish to change the exam centre before final submission, you can do so by simply editing the application form. For more details check UGC NET Application procedure here.
Ques. How many times can we attempt the UGC NET exams?
Ans. For JRF, you can apply only three times within the 30 years age limit. For an assistant professor post, you can attempt as many times as you want- there is no age limit or restriction on attempting.
Ques. In which language will the UGC NET exam be held?
Ans. The UGC NET exam is bilingual and the paper is in English and Hindi language.
Ques. Can a non-collegiate apply for the UGC NET?
Ans. A non-collegiate cannot appear for UGC NET as the minimum qualification required is a master's degree with 55% minimum aggregate.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.