UGC NET Application Form 2020

NTA NET Application Form has been released on 16th March 2020 for June Session. This examination gets conducted twice a year. A large number of candidates appear in this examination in order to eligible for Junior Research Fellowship and for the post of Assistant Professor.

Important Notice

  • The exam date for UGC NET 2020 has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Visit the page regularly for new dates.

UGC NET Application Form 2020 – Dates Announced

  • The application process has been started on 16th March. Click Here to apply online.
  • Click Here to download the Information Bulletin.

Changes Introduced: UGC NET Exam will be conducted for two papers, earlier it was conducted for three papers.

NTA UGC NET 2020 Important Dates

Events June Session 
Release of Online Application 16th March 2020
Last date to fill online application 16th May 2020
Availability of Admit card Updating Soon
Exam Date Postponed till further notice
Result Declaration Date 5th July 2020

Steps to fill UGC NET Application Form 2020

  • Visit the official site. (Apply Here) to fill the application form.
  • Once you reach on the homepage, click on the application form link and fill all the details.
  • After that, upload your scanned passport size photograph and the signature of yours.
  • The payment can be done via Credit/Debit Card/E- Challan.
  • After doing all these things, you can successfully hit the submit button.
  • Lastly, take the printout of the filled application form and payment slip for further usage.
  • Gather all the documents along with the filled application form. Attach it all together and then send it to the Registrar/Principal of the concerned institute.

Application Fee

  • The application fee is payable through credit/ debit card or through e-challan.
  • Candidates have to make the payment in cash to Syndicate/ Canara/ ICICI/ HDFC bank those who are submitting the fee through e-challan.
Category Application Fee
General Rs. 1000/-
OBC-NCL Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 250/-

Eligibility Criteria


  • Age Limit for Junior Research Fellowship is 28 years as on 1st July 2020.
  • For OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD category candidates, 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided.
  • Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience.
  • No prescribed upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Qualification Requirement:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent from a university recognized by UGC at with least 55% marks in aggregate is required (50% marks for reserved categories).
  • Appearing in the final semester of the master’s degree can also apply.
  • D candidates can also apply and there is a 5% relaxation in aggregate marks.
  • Such candidates should have the Master’s degree examination which should be completed by 19th September 1991.

For Assistant Professor:

  • No upper age limit prescribed for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
  • The students must hold a PG degree or its equivalent with the minimum score of least 55% from a recognized university/institution.
  • The students who have already qualified OR will qualify Postgraduate degree OR whose results are just as awaited OR the examination has been postponed (only in case) will be eligible to apply for UGC NET.
  • The Ph.D. holder students who have done his/her PG degree prior to September 19, 1991, were suitable to get 5% relaxation in the aggregate marks.

Exam Pattern

  • Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions.
  • The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.
  • It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
  • Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions.
  • The questions will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  • Each question in both the papers will be carrying 2 marks.
Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
I 50 questions (all compulsory) 100 1 hour
II 100 questions (all compulsory) 200 2 hours

UGC NET Application Form 2020: Important Points

  • Do not send the printout of the confirmation page to the authority office.
  • Age relaxation is applicable to the reserved category of people.
  • It is important to take Admit Card with you while going to the examination center.
  • You can check the age eligibility criteria from the above-given section.
  • The application fee will be non-refundable and non-transferable in any case.

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