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UGC NET 2021

UGC NET 2021 Application Form last date has been extended till 9th March 2021

UGC NET 2021 Online Form 2021, Application Form,  Notification was released on February 2, 2021, Check eligibility, Syllabus, Exam dates for JRF & Assistant Professor, Apply online @

National Testing Agency (NTA) has officially released the notification for the UGC NET 2021 Examination. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online at UGC NET official website before March 2, 2021. Interested also candidates can read the Full UGC NET EXAM 2021 Notification Before Apply Online. The candidate can pay the UGC NET 2021 application fee till March 9, 2021.

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UGC NET 2021

UGC-NET 2021 is a national level examination performed in order to choose candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges. Till June 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) carried out NET on behalf of UGC. Nevertheless, from December 2018 onwards National Testing Agency (NTA) started conducting the UGC NET examination.

UGC NET 2021 Important Dates

UGC NET 2021 Scheduled ExamExam Dates
Official Notification02-Feb-2021
Online Application and Registration Date02 Feb to 02 Mar 2021
Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees9rd March 2021
Correction of Online Application Form05 to 09 March 2021
UGC NET Exam Dates2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17 May 2021
Admit CardTo be announced
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination ModeOnline

Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET 2021

Educational Qualification

The following eligibility criteria for  UGC NET  2021 are:

  1. General/ EWS: 55% marks in their Master’s Degree or equivalent from any recognized universities in Humanities, Computer Science, Social Science, Electronic Science, and Applications, etc. are eligible for this UGC NET test.
  2. ST/ SC/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender: 50% marks in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degreefrom any recognized universities
  3. The candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or the candidate whose qualifying exam has been delayed result or waiting for their PG Final Year result can apply UGC NET Exam.
  4. The candidates with Ph.D. degrees whose Master’s level examination was completed before 19 Sep 1991 will be also eligible for a relaxation of 5% in marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in UGC NET Exam 2021.
  5. Candidates possessing Post Graduation Diploma/ Certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/ diploma/ certificate awarded by a foreign University.

Mode of Examination for UGC NET 2021

The Exam for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Assistant Professor Examination will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only on dated 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, and 17 May 2021. The UGC NET Exam will be comprise of two papers as the exam schedule given below:

UGC NET PaperTotal MarksQuestion TypeTiming of first ShiftTiming of first ShiftTotal Time
Paper – 11005009:00 am to 12:00 pm (IST)03:00 pm to 06:00 pm (IST)3 hours (All the questions are compulsory)
Paper – 210010009:00 am to 12:00 pm (IST)03:00 pm to 06:00 pm (IST)3 hours (All the questions are compulsory)

UGC NET 2021 Examination Fees

  1. General: Rs. 1000/-
  2. OBC-(NCL)/EWS: Rs. 500/-
  3. SC / ST / PwD/Transgender: Rs. 250 /- 
  4. Exam fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Age Limit and Relaxation for UGC NET 2021

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Not more than 31 years as of (01.03.2021). A relaxation of up to 5 years as per government rules.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET 2021.

Reservations for UGC NET 2021

As per the Reservation Policy of the Government of India is applicable for the UGC-NET. The Reservation seat details below:

  1. For Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates: 18% seats
  2. For Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates: 7.5% Seats
  3. For Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates: 27% seats
  4. For General – Economically Weaker Sections (General – EWS) candidates: 10% seats
  5. For Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability: 04%
  6. Reservation for Kashmiri Migrant: Subject to notification from Ministry of Education for Academic Session 2021-22

Document for UGC NET 2021

  1. Candidate email address
  2. Candidate  mobile number
  3. Recent scanned passport size photograph
  4. Candidate scanned signature
  5. Candidate identification proof
  6. Candidate 10+2 and graduation marks sheets
  7. Copy of board or university for candidate’s name, parent’s name and date of birth
  8. NET subject code
  9. Candidate  category certificate
  10. Candidate  EWS certificate
  11. Candidate  PWD certificate

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How to Apply online for UGC NET 2021

  1. Visit the official and click on the “Fill Application Form Dec 2020 Cycle (May 2021)” button.
  2. Register Online UGC NET Registration by using your Mobile No and Email ID and note down system generated Application Number.
  3. Fill all the mandatory fields like Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, etc.
  4. Fill the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number for future use.
  5. Upload all related legible scanned images like Recent photograph (color or black & white), candidate’s signature
  6. Pay examination fee by using the Payment Gateway(Debit card, Credit card ) / Internet Banking / Paytm to the Online Application and keep the payment receipt for future use.
How to Apply online for UGC NET 2021

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UGC NET December 2020 Cycle (May 2021)

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