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UGC NET JRF 2020: Eligibility, Notifications, Important Dates, Syllabus, Admit Card

UGC-NET Exam Result Admit Card Salary Syllabus & Eligibility

What is UGC NET and JRF?

UGC NET stands for University Commission National Eligibility Test which is among top national level exam which is conducted to select candidates for the posts of Assistant Professors or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in top Indian universities as well as colleges. The exam is been conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) which is been established by the government of India as a top premier and autonomous type of organization in order to conduct entrance exam for higher educational institutions for admission and fellowship program. The NTA has been given the responsibility to conduct top examinations like UGC NET, NEET, JEE Mains and CMAT.

Highlights for UGC NET 2020 Exam

Exam NameUGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) 2020
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline mode only
Exam Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Candidates Applying 10 Lakhs approx.
Exam PurposeSelection of the candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) program in Indian Universities as well as colleges
Exam Helpdesk Number0120-6895200
Official Exam Website

Important Dates for UGC NET 2020

UGC NET EventsUGC NET Exam 2020 DatesSalient Features
Application Form Releases16 March 2020Application Form will be released on 16 March 2020
Application Process Ends16 April 2020The Online Application process will end on 16 April 2020
Admit Card 15 May 2020The Admit card for UGC NET 2020 will be released on 15 May 2020
UGC NET Examination 15-20 June 2020UGC NET 2020 exam will be held across India from 15 June to 20 June 2020
UGC NET Result5 July 2020The final result for the UGC NET 2020 exam will be announced on 5 July 2020 on the official website

Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET 2020

The candidates who are looking forward to appear in the examination should meet the exam’s eligibility criteria. The basic criteria for the exams are:

  • During the post-graduation, candidates must secure at least 55 percent marks
  • In order to be eligible for the JRF, the student should not be more than 30 years in age
  • There is no such age restriction for the post of Assistant Professor
  • A relaxation in 5 percent is been given to candidates in reserved category
  • A relaxation of 5 years in age criteria is been given to candidates in reserved category

UGC NET Selection ProcessExam Pitara

The process of the examination occur in following steps:

Application Form: The first process is to fill the application form which is available on the online mode on the official website of the exam

Admit Card: When the candidate has applied successfully for the exam, then he or she can download the Admit card by logging into the registered Accounts

Examination: The candidate need to appear for the exam which is a computer based test that consist of two papers that are Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both of the papers are of objective types and candidates need to complete the exam within duration of 3 hours.

Result: The result is declared on the official site of the UGC NET. The result contains the roll numbers of the candidates which are qualified for the Assistant Professor only or both JRF as well as Assistant Professor.

Exam Day Guidelines for the Candidates

NTA (National Testing Agency) has issued some advisory which state some proper guidelines for all the UGC NET 2020 aspirants.

What are the things allowed to carry on the Examination day?

The exam is totally computer based test and all the candidates are been provided a pen/pencil for rough work while solving the exam questions. However, all the students are still advised to carry their own pen and pencil in order to avoid the last minute hassle.

What are the things which are not allowed to carry on the Examination day?

While UGC allow to carry pen or pencil but there are things that are prohibited to carry inside the exam hall. The aspirant is not allowed to carry any kind of instrument, metallic item or electronic gadgets along with them. There can be a case, there might not be any type of provision for safe keeping of candidate’s valuables. Things which are not allowed to carry inside the exam hall are as follows:

Paper/ Stationary/ Textual MaterialHandbag/Purse
Any Geometry or Pencil BoxWatch
Mobile Phone/ Earphone/ MicrophoneWater or Eatable Materials
CalculatorLog Tables
Camera/ Electronic DeviceTape Recorder

Although Diabetic students are allowed to carry transparent bottle and eatables like sugar tablets or fruits. However, they can’t carry any packed food including candies or chocolates.

Documents required to carry at UGC NET Exam Centre

Candidates are required to carry following documents at UGC exam centre:

Admit Card: All the Candidates are required to carry a clear printout (colored printout on A4 size paper) of the downloaded admit card from NTA website.

Passport Size Photograph: All the candidates are need to carry one photograph which is same as uploaded on the application form which is pasted on the attendance sheet at examination centre.

ID Proof: The candidates are required to bring a valid photo ID proof such as PAN Card/ Voter ID card/ Aadhaar Card/ Ration Card/ Driving License to the Examination Centre.  

PwD Certificate: Candidates who are wishing to claim the relaxation under the category of PwD must carry their PwD certificate which is been issued by the competent authority.

Overview of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET PaperNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1

The Paper 1 (General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude) is mandatory for all the candidates.

Units NumberUnit NameTopics
Unit 1Teaching AptitudeTeaching concepts, Objectives, Characteristics of Adolescent, Methods of teaching, Online vs Offline mode, Teacher Support System, Evaluation System
Unit 2Research AptitudeResearch meaning, types and characteristics, methods of research, steps of research, Thesis and Article Writing, Application of the ICT in research process, Research ethics
Unit 3ComprehensionPassage, Questions Asked from the passage to be answered
Unit 4CommunicationMeaning, types and methods of communication, effective communication and its barriers, mass media and society
Unit 5Mathematical Reasoning & AptitudeTypes of Reasoning, Number Series, Letter Series, Relationships, Mathematics Aptitude (fraction, time and distance, ratio and proportion, percentage, profit and loss, averages, and simple interest)
Unit 6 Logical Reasoning Understanding the structure of arguments, evaluation, analogies, Venn diagrams, Indian Logic, Inference, comparison, verbal testimony
Unit 7Data InterpretationSources and classification of data, quantitative and qualitative data, graphical representation of data
Unit 8Information and Communication Technology (ICT)General abbreviations and terminology related to ICT, Basics of internet, intranet and emails
Unit 9People Development and EnvironmentHuman and environment interaction, impact of pollutants on human health, natural and energy resources, environment issues, natural hazards and disasters
Unit 10Higher Education SystemInstitutions of higher learning in ancient India, evolution, professional and skill based learning, value education, policies, governance and administration

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 2

The subject for paper 2 is been chosen by the candidate. There are about 81 subjects as per conduct by UGC NET.

UGC NET 2020 Result: How to download the result for 2020?

All the candidates who have appeared for UGC NET exam 2020 can check their results by:

Step 1: Visit the examination’s official website

Step 2: Candidate need to click on the View Result link provided on the website

Step 3: Finally enter the following details to check the result

  • Application number or roll number
  • Candidate’s date of birth
  • Security Pin as shown in the image
  • Click on the submit button to view the UGC NET 2019 result.

Important FAQ related to UGC NET Exam

Q: How many times is UGC NET exam is been conducted in a year?

A: The examination is been conducted twice a year in the month of June and December

Q: How many subjects are available in the exam?

A: There are 81 different subject which are available for candidates to appear in the paper 2 examination.

Q: How is UGC conducted: online or offline?

A: Ever since NTA has started conducted the examination, it’s been under online mode as an examination of computer based test type only.

Q: What is the age limit to apply for UGC NET exam?

A: There is no such age limit when it comes to post of Assistant professor. Although the candidate must be under 30 years in order to be eligible for the JRF. There is age relaxation of 5 years for the reserved candidates.

Q: What is the minimum eligibility in order to apply for the UGC NET examination?

A: The candidate must have at least 55 percent aggregate marks during the Master’s Degree.

Q: How many candidates have registered for the exam?

A: A total of 10,34,872 have registered for UGC NET December 2019. The number of applications is expected to be increased for UGC NET June 2020.