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

Posted by on February 1, 2020

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 will release on March 16, 2020, at
The application fee is 1000 Rupees for General, and 500 for OBC and EWS categories and 250 for SC, ST, PWD, and Transgenders.

As per UGC NET Paper Pattern, This exam has two papers, Paper 1 is common to all and Paper 2 is opted by the candidates from 81 subjects. Both the papers will have to complete 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(You).

Exam NameUniversity Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Commonly known asUGC NET Exam
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam LevelNational
PeriodicityBi-annually (June and December)
Conducted forJunior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship
Mode of ExamComputer-based Test
MediumEnglish or Hindi
UGC NET Helpdesk8076535482, 7703859909 | [email protected], [email protected]


Candidates have to score at least 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.

Candidates have to score at least 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.

Exam Dates (Declared)

EventsJune 2020 Session
Release of UGC NET June 2020 Official NotificationMarch 16, 2020
UGC NET 2020 Registration to begin onMarch 16, 2020
Last day to submit the UGC NET 2020 Application FormApril 16, 2020 (11:50 PM)
Last day to pay UGC NET 2020 Application FeeApril 17, 2020 (11:50 PM)
UGC NET 2020 Form Correction WindowApril 25 – May 2, 2020
Issue of UGC NET 2020 Admit CardsMay 15, 2020
UGC NET 2020 Exam DatesJune 15 – 20, 2020
Release of Answer Key and Response SheetJune 24, 2020
Release of UGC NET ResultJuly 5, 2020


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 the specified format.
  • Make application fee payment either through debit card/ credit card/ net banking or Paytm
  • The 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.

CategoryExamination Fees
GeneralINR 1000
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)/ EWSINR 500
SC/ ST/ PwD/ TransgenderINR 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 the 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 log in 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 PapersNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration
Paper 150100A cumulative exam duration of 3 hours
Paper 2100200
Total1503003 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 BookPublisher/ Author
Trueman’s UGC NET/ SLET General Paper IDanika Publishing Company
UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General PaperArihant Publisher
UGC NET /JRF /SLET Teaching & Research AptitudeUpkar Publishers
UGC NET/SET Paper 1McGraw 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 AbhiyogitaArihant Publishers
UGC NET Teaching and Research Aptitude: Previous Paper & Test PapersRPH
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 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

JRFINR 31,000/ PMFor the initial two years
SRFINR 35,000/PMFor remaining tenure
HRAAs 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:

CategoryMinimum marks to be obtained Paper 1 and Paper 2
General/ EWS40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together
OBC (NCL)/ SC/ ST/ PwD35% 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 who appeared in both the papers of NET.

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