UGC NET June 2020 Exam Dates (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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Jun 4, 2020

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NTA will conduct UGC NET 2020 June session in two slots each on multiple days from June 15 – 20, 2020 to determine candidates’ eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship. As per UGC NET 2020 Eligibility, candidates possessing a post-graduate degree with 55% marks are eligible to apply for UGC NET 2020.

UGC NET 2020 Application Form has been released on March 16, 2020 at The application fee is INR 1000 for General, INR 500 for OBC and EWS categories and INR 250 for SC, ST, PWD and Transgenders. 

As per UGC NET Paper Pattern, the exam consisted of two papers, Paper 1 is common to all and Paper 2 is opted by the candidates from 81 subjects. Both the papers had to be completed in 3 hours without any break. UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus consists of reasoning, numerical and teaching ability and Paper 2 syllabus is purely based on the subject chosen by candidates.

Candidates have to score 40% marks (35% for reserved candidates) together in Paper 1 and Paper 2 to qualify the exam. A total of 10,34,872 candidates had registered in UGC NET December 2019 session, out of which 7,93,813 appeared and 60,147 exam takers qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only whereas 5,092 qualified for both JRF & eligible for Assistant Professor.

Download UGC NET December 2019 Cutoff PDF Here

UGC NET 2020 Highlights

The important points about UGC NET 2020 exam are highlighted below:

Exam Name University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Commonly known as UGC NET Exam
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National
Official Website
Periodicity Bi- annually (June and December)
Conducted for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship
Mode of Exam Computer based Test
Medium English or Hindi
UGC NET Helpdesk 8076535482, 7703859909 |,

Download UGC NET Question Papers

UGC NET Exam Dates

UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates

NTA has released the official UGC NET June 2020 Exam Dates:

Events June 2020 Session 
Release of UGC NET June 2020 Official Notification March 16, 2020
UGC NET 2020 Registration to begin on March 16, 2020
Last day to submit UGC NET 2020 Application Form April 16, 2020 (11:50 PM)
Last day to pay UGC NET 2020 Application Fee April 17, 2020 (11:50 PM)
UGC NET 2020 Form Correction Window April 25 – May 2, 2020
Issue of UGC NET 2020 Admit Cards May 15, 2020
UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates June 15 – 20, 2020
Release of Answer Key and Response Sheet June 24, 2020
Release of UGC NET Result July 5, 2020

Download UGC NET December 2019 Notification PDF

UGC NET Eligibility

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to apply for UGC NET June 2020 have to fulfill certain eligibility conditions laid down by NTA. UGC NET Eligibility is based on the academic qualification and age limit as described below:

UGC NET 2020 Educational Qualification Requirement

  • Candidates must have scored at least 55% marks (50% for reserved categories) in their Post Graduation or equivalent from any recognized university.
  • Final year students are also eligible to appear in the exam. However, they will be considered for award of JRF or professorship after they pass their qualifying exam with minimum marks.
  • Ph.D. degree holders whose post graduation exam was completed before September 19, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) are provided an additional relaxation of 5% in minimum marks requirement.

UGC NET 2020 Age Limit

  • Assistant Professorship: There is no age limit for UGC NET Assistant Professorship.

  • Junior Research Fellowship: The upper age age limit is 30 years as on June 1, 2020.

  • However, age relaxation is provided to reserved category candidates as per government of India norms.

Read Detailed UGC NET 2020 Eligibility

UGC NET Application Form

UGC NET 2020 Application Form

Candidates can fill UGC NET 2020 Application Form in online mode only at 

  • Visit the official website and click on Apply online to fill the registration page.
  • Enter your personal details, email ID and mobile number.
  • Post registration, a system generated application number will be sent on the email Id and mobile number.
  • Login again and select your subject, position and preferred exam center.
  • Now, upload your photograph and signature in specified format. 
  • Make application fee payment either through debit card/ credit card/ netbanking or paytm
  • Final step is to download 4 copies of filled in application form and e-receipt of fee payment for further reference.
Note: NTA will open a form correction window from April 25 – May 2, 2020 for candidates to make any corrections in the application form.

UGC NET 2020 Application Fee

The application fee determined by NTA varies according to the category of the candidate. Candidates can pay the fees in online mode only.

Category Examination Fees
General  INR 1000
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)/ EWS INR 500
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender INR 250

UGC NET 2020 Admit Card

UGC NET Admit Card for June 2020 session will be issued on May 15, 2020. Candidates can download UGC NET 2020 Admit Card only from the official website- by logging in with their registration number and date of birth. UGC NET 2020 Admit Card will specify candidate’s name, roll number, category, photograph, signature, allotted exam date, time and center.

Steps to Download UGC NET 2020 Hall Ticket

  1. Visit the official website –
  2. Click on the link “Click Here for Login for Admit Card”.
  3. Login with “Application Number” & “Password”.
  4. The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download it and take a printout for further reference.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Centers

  • UGC NET Exam will be conducted in 224 cities this June. 
  • Candidates have to indicate 4 exam cities in order of their preference while filling UGC NET 2020 Application Form
  • NTA will try to allot the most preferred exam center to the candidate.
  • However, it reserves the right to allot any exam center other the ones selected by the candidates.
  • Also, it can add or cancel exam in any city if the number of applicants for that city is negligible.
  • A city may have more exam centers. The address of the alloted exam center will be mentioned on UGC NET admit card.
  • Candidates have to carry their admit card, one passport size photo and an original photo ID proof with its photocopy.

UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

UGC NET Exam is a computer based test having multiple choice questions.

  • The exam has two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 is same and compulsory for all candidates. It tests teaching and reasoning ability, research aptitude, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
  • Paper 2 is based on the subject chosen by the candidate. It tests candidate’s in depth knowledge and expertise in the respective subject.
  • The combined exam duration for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is 180 minutes. Candidates are free to move and attempt any paper or question in this 3 hours. 
  • Each question carries 2 marks and there is no negative marking in any of the papers.

The Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is tabulated below:

UGC NET Papers  Number of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
Paper 1  50 100 A cumulative exam duration of 3 hours 
Paper 2  100 200
Total  150 300 3 hours

UGC NET Syllabus

UGC NET 2020 Syllabus 

NTA has updated UGC NET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1 and all NET subjects under Paper 2. The syllabus for each subject is different, hence candidates should prepare accordingly. 

UGC NET 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus

  1. Teaching Aptitude
  2. Research Aptitude
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Communication
  5. Reasoning 
  6. Quantitative Aptitude
  7. Data Interpretation
  8. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  9. People and Environment
  10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration

UGC NET 2020 Paper 2 will have syllabus from specific subjects as chosen by the candidate for UGC NET 2020. Download All NET Subjects Syllabus Here.

UGC NET 2020 Books for JRF/ LS 

Candidates should rigorously go through their respective program curriculum books and readings for Paper 2. However, for Paper 1, Candidates must refer to books of various authors/ publications as it is same for all NET candidates. Some of the recommended books for UGC NET 2020 examination are:

Name of the Book Publisher/ Author
Trueman’s UGC NET/ SLET General Paper I Danika Publishing Company
UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper Arihant Publisher
UGC NET /JRF /SLET Teaching & Research Aptitude Upkar Publishers
UGC NET/SET Paper 1 McGraw Hill Education
CBSE UGC NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude- JRF & Assistant Professor Exam Guide (Paper 1) Ramesh Publishing House
Trueman’s UGC NET Paper 1 (Hindi) Trueman Publishers
UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper 1- Shikshan Avum Shodh Abhiyogita Arihant Publishers
UGC NET Teaching and Research Aptitude: Previous Paper & Test Papers RPH
13 Years Solved Papers UGC NET/SET Teaching & Research Aptitude General (Paper 1) GK Publishing

Note: NTA provides the facility of Mock Tests to candidates for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 on the official website Candidates can login using their credentials to avail the facility. Download UGC NET Sample Papers  

UGC NET 2020 Answer Key

NTA will release UGC NET Answer Keys along with candidates’ response sheets and question papers for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 on June 24, 2020 at the official website.

  • Candidates can match their recorded responses and the answer keys and estimate their scores.
  • Candidates will be able to raise objections online by paying a fees of INR 1000 per question till June 27, 2020.
  • The fees is refundable if the objections are approved by the agency. 

Steps to Download UGC NET 2020 Answer Keys

  • Visit the official website of UGC NET i.e.
  • Click on the link “Download Answer key and Response Sheet” 
  • Enter your Application number and password/ Date of birth.
  • Now, download the answer keys and response sheets 

UGC NET 2020 Result 

  • UGC NET Result for June 2020 session will be released on July 5, 2020.
  • Candidates can download the result from the official website – by logging in with their registration number and date of birth.
  • It is declared in the form of a scorecard containing marks obtained in both papers for JRF and LS.

How to Download UGC NET 2020 Result?

  1. Go to the official website of UGC NET –
  2. Click on UGC NET 2020 Result on the menu bar.
  3. Enter your roll number or date of birth, date of exam and security pin
  4. Click on the submit button.
  5. Your result will appear in the PDF format.
  6. Download it and take a printout of the result for further process.

UGC NET JRF and SRF Fellowship

Fellowship  Amount  Duration 
JRF INR 31,000/ PM For the initial two years
SRF INR 35,000/PM For remaining tenure
HRA As per university rules

UGC NET Cutoff

UGC NET 2020 Cutoff 

The qualifying marks to clear UGC NET 2020 Exam is different for various categories as mentioned below:

Category  Minimum marks to be obtained Paper 1 and Paper 2
General/ EWS  40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together
OBC (NCL)/ SC/ ST/ PwD 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together

Download UGC NET December 2019 Cutoff PDF Here

Opportunities after UGC NET 2020

  • Those who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject.
  • The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work.
  • For Assistant Professor, the number of candidates to be qualified (total slots) will be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of NET.


Ques. In how many subjects will UGC NET be conducted?

Ans. NTA will conduct the exam for 81 subject disciplines.

Ques. How many papers we have to qualify?

Ans. Students will have to qualify only two papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2).

Ques. What is the maximum age limit to apply for NTA UGC NET 2020?

Ans. The upper age limit for JRF is 30 years. No age limit for Assistant Professorship.

Ques. What is the validity of UGC NET score?

Ans. The validity of UGC NET e-certificate is lifetime, however, the validity of the JRF Letter of Award is only two years after the result is declared.

Ques. Can I select the exam for one particular post?

Ans. Yes, while filling in the application form, you will have the option to apply for both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor, or just the latter one.

Ques. Will the exam be conducted in online mode?

Ans. Yes, from June 2018, the examination is conducted in computer-based mode.

Ques. How many questions will be there in UGC NET?

Ans. There will be a total of 150 objective-type questions, for which maximum marks awarded is 300.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in the paper?

Ans. No,there is no negative marking in the paper. For each correct answer, you will get 2 marks.

Ques. What is the last date to submit the application fee?

Ans. The last date to submit the application fee is October 16, 2020. After the due date, the fee will not be accepted and your form will be rejected.

Ques. Will there be any application form correction facility?

Ans. Yes, UGC NET Application Form Correction Window will be open from April 25 – May 2, 2020 .

Ques. Is the Aadhaar Card necessary to apply for the exam?

Ans. No, Aadhaar card just serves like any other ID proof, and is not necessary for registration. 

Ques. Is UGC NET application fee refundable?

Ans. The application fee for UGC NET 2020, once remitted, is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances. 

Ques. How can we pay the application fee?

Ans. The application fee for the exam can be paid either online through Credit Card/Debit Card/ Netbanking or via offline mode through e-challan. Candidates paying the fee offline through e-challan will have to pay the application fee in cash to Syndicate/SBI bank.

Ques. What is the minimum eligibility criterion for UGC NET 2020?

Ans. To apply for NTA UGC NET 2020, students must have a post-graduation degree from a university recognized by UGC, with a minimum aggregate or percentage of 55% for general candidates and 50% in the case of reserved category candidates.

Ques. Is there any relaxation in minimum aggregate criterion for Ph. D. degree holders?

Ans. Yes, all Ph. D. degree holders whose post-graduation was completed before September 19, 1991 will be given relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination.

Ques. Can I apply for the exam, if I am in the final year of my post-graduation?

Ans. Yes, candidates who are appearing for final examination of their Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) are also eligible to apply.

Ques. What is the maximum age limit to apply for Assistant Professor Post?

Ans. There is no age limit to apply for Assistant Professor Post.

Ques. Who are exempted from appearing in UGC NET exam?

Ans. All Ph. D. holders, UGC/CSIR JRF Qualified Candidates, State Eligibility Candidates (SET) Candidates are exempted from appearing for NET 2020. Candidates can check the details on the official website.

Ques. When will be the admit card available?

Ans. The admit card for UGC NET 2020 will be available on the official website from May 15, 2020. Students can download their admit cards from there by logging in to their accounts.

Ques. Is it necessary to take a print out of the admit card?

Ans. Yes, it is necessary to take hard copies of the admit card, as admit cards won’t be sent individually by post.

Ques. Can we get entry to the examination hall without admit card (in case we forget)?

Ans. No, any candidate without the hall ticket will not be permitted to enter the examination hall and give the exam, under any circumstances. So, students must carry the hard copy of their respective admit card.

Ques. Can we select the examination center while registering for the exam?

Ans. Yes, while registering for the exam candidates can fill their preferred examination center. But, the conducting authority does not guarantee to assign the preferred examination centers as they will be allocated as per availability.

Ques. What other documents do I need to bring along with the hall ticket?

Ans. Along with the print out of admit card, students must bring their photo identity proof (voter ID card, Aadhar Card, Pan Card, etc.) and a photograph to the examination center on the exam day.

Ques. When will the results be out?

Ans. The results for UGC NET 2020 will be released on July 5, 2020. Candidates can check their result by entering their Roll Number and DOB.

Ques. What is the cutoff for UGC NET 2020?

Ans. General candidates have to score minimum 40% aggregate in Paper 1 and Paper 2 while OBC-NCL/ PwD/ SC/ ST candidates have to score 35%.

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


archita ghosh
HI, is the NET exam valid for 3 years even for Assistant Professorship?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Archita, yes, the score card will be valid for next three years. Meanwhile, you may apply for lecturer-ship in the concerned organization.
suryaprakash reddy
i have completed masters in structural engineering can we have a chance to apply the ugc net 2020 exam please reply sir
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Suryaprakash, sorry but this course is not present in the subject list of UGC NET. Thus, you are not eligible.
jitu saini
HI, I wanna know that second paper for best books name and writer for Hindi medium
raj thummar
want to appear for UGCNET2020
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Raj, you can go through the eligibility criteria for this exam to know whether you can take this exam or not: UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

rashmika nagra
I am 30 years old .I have cleared net .Till what time can i appear for jrf .I am a female so is there any relaxation
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Rashmika, female candidates can apply for this exam till 35 years of age. You can check other eligibility criteria from here: CTET Eligibility Criteria

I completed my MBA with Finance and HR specialization 2019 passed out. so now i am interested in teaching and planning to do PhD. So for this we need to qualify in UGC NET. But i have a doubt for paper 2 which subject i have to choose?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Manasa, in that case, you can opt for Human Resource as a subject in this exam.
How to pay NETExam fee
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Deepa, the fees can be paid using debit card/ credit card/ net banking of SBI/ Syndicate/ HDFC and ICICI bank or through Paytm or UPI.
manika jaswal
Can you please let me know when the admit cards would be available.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Manika, admit cards will be made available to download from Nov 9, 2019.
pawandeep kaur
Any relaxation for Sikh minority students
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Pawandeep, yes, students from minority communities are provided relaxation of 5% in minimum percentage criteria to be eligible for this exam.
sudhar sana
Mam, i belongs to science stream..MSC physics graduate ...i choose NTA UGC NET electronic it wrong .or i have to apply for CSIR NET
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sudhar, you can check the Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here to know whether you are eligible or not.