UGC NET 2023 – Last Date to Apply Extended

UGC NET 2020 Recruitment: UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) is conducted twice in a year in the month of June & December. As per a recent notification by the Government, the said examination will now be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) i.e UGC NET 2020 June will be third exam conducted by NTA. Posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian Government Universities and Colleges are filled out through this exam. Now UGC NET 2020 Last Date to Apply Extended till 16th May 2020. Read till end to get the complete details.

UGC NET JUNE 2020 Exam Extension Notification

NTA has issued UGC NET 2020 notification on 16th March 2020 for June session. According to the notification the online application process for UGC NET for June 2020 has been commenced. Online application window has been started from 16th March 2020. Due to COVID-19 epidemic in the country the last date for applying to the UGC NET 2020 examination online application has been extended till 16th May 2020.

Click here to Download the Official Notification

Important dates for UGC NET June 2020 Session

Important Events for UGC NET 2020 June SessionDates to Remember
UGC NET June 2020 Notification Dateby 16th March 2020
Start of Online Application16th March 2020
Last date to Submit UGC NET June 2020 Online Application16th May 2020 – Till 04 pm)
Last date to Pay the Examination Fee16th May 2020 – Till 11:50 pm)
Correction in particulars of Online Application Form16th May to 23rd May 2020
Download of Admit CardsMay 2020
UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates15th June to 20th June 2020
Duration of UGC Exam180 minutes (03 hours)
Remember : There is no break between Paper 1 & Paper 2
Timing of ExaminationFirst Shift: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Second Shift: 02.30 pm to 05.30 pm
UGC NET 2020 Result Dateby 5th July 2020

Exam Schedule of UGC NET June 2020

Details of ExaminationFor Shift 1For Shift 2
Timing of Examination09.30 am- 12.30 pm02.30 pm- 5.30 pm
Duration of Examination03 hours (For Both Shift 1 and Shift 2)03 hours (For Both Shift 1 and Shift 2)
Entry into the Examination Centre7.30 am – 8.30 am12.30 pm -1.30 pm
Entry in the Examination Hall8.45 am- 9.00 am1.45 pm- 2.00 pm
Instructions by the invigilators9.15 am -9.25 am2.15 pm- 2.25 pm
Test Commences9.30 am
2.30 pm
Test Concludes12.30 pm5.30 pm

Points to be kept in mind before filling the Online Application

  • The Photograph size for upload must be between 10 KB to 100 KB and signature size for upload must be between 4 KB to 30 KB.
  • The dimension should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height) for photograph and 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height) for signature.
  • Candidates are not required to send the printout of the confirmation of Online Application to the authority office.
  • Application Fees
    The application fee is not refundable or transferable once paid. It can be paid through credit/ debit card or e-Challan. All the candidates paying through e-Challan have to make the cash payment in bank. The category-wise fee details are mentioned below:

    1. General/Unreserved: Rs. 1000/-
    2. OBC-NCL: Rs. 500/-
    3. SC/ST/PwD/Transgender: Rs. 250/-

Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility

1. Educational Qualification

Candidates must have the Master’s degree or equivalent from Universities or Institutions recognized by UGC .

The qualifying exam must to be cleared in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications and Electronic Science.

Minimum score of  55% marks for general category students and 50% marks for reserved category students.

Candidates appearing in their final semester of the master’s degree are also eligible to apply.

5% relaxation in aggregate marks is given to the candidates having a Ph.D degree. Such candidates must posses a Master’s degree which they must have completed by 19th September 1991.

2. Age Limit and Relaxation

Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) –

For JRF the upper age limit is 30 years as on 1st June 2020.

A Relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit for OBC, SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

3 years of age relaxation is available to the candidates with L.L.M. degree. A relaxation of up-to 5 years of age is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces. But this is subject to one condition that the length of service in the armed forces must be up-to the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET Exam is to be held.

Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

Assistant Professor: 

There is no such upper age limit in w.r.t UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.

3. Reservation Policy

The reservation policy of the government of India applies to UGC-NET. Universities and central institutions that are deemed to be universities, 10% of the seats are reserved for the general-economically weaker section category (GEN-EWS), 15% of the seats are reserved for the Scheduled caste category (SC ), 7.5% for the Tributed Scheduled (ST) category and 27% for the Other Backward Classes category belonging to the Non Creamy layer ”(OBC-NCL).

UGC NET June 2020 Exam Pattern

Number of Questions

03 hours (180 minutes)
* Time Duration: Paper I will be of 1 hour duration while Paper II will be of 2 hours.

UGC NET June Admit Card 2020

NTA will release the UGC NET 2020 Admit Card for June session for those candidates who had enrolled for the UGC NET 2020 Examination. They can download their Admit Card by clicking on the link which will be updated here in May, 2020.

UGC NET 2020 Cut Off

UGC NET 2020 will be Issued a separate category wise and subject wise cut off and merit list , after the entrance test.

In the below table you can see the cut off marks as per the last year examination:

CategoryMinimum qualifying marks (in %)
in paper 1 and paper 2
General candidates40%
OBC – NCL/PWD/ST/SC candidates35%

Selection Procedure in UGC NET 2020

Applicants qualified for the UGC NET 2020 entrance test will be selected from the merit list by subject and by category published online. The 6% of the best students who participated in the two tests will be considered qualified for the entrance test. Admission to various Indian universities or institutions for the post of assistant professor or JRF will be offered on the basis of the cut score obtained according to their categories. The 15% of the best candidates in each category and subject will be selected and declared eligible for the post of assistant professor only.

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