UGC NET 2020: Exam to Begin from September 24, Check Exam Day Guidelines, SOPs, Dress Code

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Sep 23, 2020

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According to the recent guidelines issued by the National Testing Agency, the exam of UGC NET 2020 will begin from September 24, 2020, to November 5 2020. 

The NTA has already released the admit cards for the exams to be held on September 24 and 25, 2020. 

Students can download the admit card from the official portal by logging in with the application number and date of birth. Following the release of the admit card, the SOP guidelines to be followed at the exam center have also been issued.

UGC NET 2020 exam would be held for 81 varied subjects across the nation. The first exam will begin on 25 September 2020, for Adult Education, Chinese, Comparative study of religions, and 26 other subjects.

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Likewise, on 25 September 2020, the exam will be for Comparative Literature, Criminology, Folk Literature, and ten other subjects. 

Candidates will be required to visit the official website for the details of papers scheduled and their shift timings.

Keeping safety as a prime concern, NTA has also asked students to sign an undertaking regarding COVID preventive measures. 

The undertaking must be signed by the student suffering from the listed symptom of COVID-19 during the last 14 days. They need to specify that they were not in close contact with any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patient and other travel details.

Once the undertaking is submitted, students will be able to download the admit card. Candidates also need to add their traveling details and prevalence of any COVID-19 symptom on the hard copy of the admit card. 

The admit card of the exam also includes the detailed instructions related to the exam, exam day guidelines, and other SOPs for COVID-19 prevention. 

Candidates must wear a face mask, carry their admit card, and a valid ID proof to the exam center and follow the reporting time strictly, as shown on the admit cards.

UGC NET 2020: General exam instructions

  • Candidates are strictly advised not to carry any banned items to the exam center
  • Only a transparent ballpoint pen, additional photographs, a personal hand sanitizer, and a transparent water bottle is to be carried to the exam center
  • At the entrance of the Centre, candidates should enter mandatory details in the Self Declaration, put the Left Thumb Impression, and paste a photograph on the same.
  • No specific dress code is to be followed at the UGC NET 2020 exam center. However, shoes with thick soles and garments with large buttons would not be allowed
  • Candidates wearing/carrying metallic objects like Kara and Kirpan must report to the center one and a half hours before the gate closing time for frisking. 
  • Candidates must reach the exam centre on time.
  • Students should only report to the exam centre allocated to them. 
  • Once the exam begins, students would not be permitted to leave the exam hall until the complete time duration is over. 
  • Candidates are required to hand over the rough sheets before leaving.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.