UGC NET 2020 Application Form (Date Extended), Registration Dates, Fees and Exam Pattern & Process

UGC NET Application Form 2020 has been released on March 16, 2020. Candidates can fill UGC NET application form in online mode by visiting the official website i.e The last day to register for UGC NET 2020 exam is June 15, 2020(Extended). Registration fees for the general category is INR 1000, INR 500 for OBC and EWS, and INR 250 for SC/ ST/ PWD and Transgender candidates.

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UGC NET 2020 Application Form (Extended), Registration Dates, Fees and Process


All the candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria prescribed by the authorities. The minimum marks required in the qualifying exam are 55% and the upper age limit is 30 years as on June 1, 2020. There is no age limit described for the Assistant Professor. 

UGC NET Application Process involves online registration, filling required details,  uploading photo & signature and fee payment. Candidates have to indicate their NET subject, course at PG level, preferred exam cities and other details. UGC NET Application Fees can be paid in online mode only using debit/ credit card/ net banking or Paytm till April 17, 2020 (tentatively). Only successfully registered candidates will be issued UGC NET 2020 Admit Card.

UGC NET 2020 Registration Dates:-

NTA will conduct UGC NET 2020 June session in online mode as per the following schedule:

Events June 2020 Session
Release of UGC NET June 2020 Official Notification March 16, 2020
UGC NET 2020 Registration to begin on March 16, 2020
Last day to submit UGC NET 2020 Application Form June 15, 2020 (11:50 PM) (Extended)
UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates To be announced

UGC NET 2020 Eligibility:-

Before filling UGC NET Application Form, candidates must consider important points listed below:

  • Age Criteria: For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) the upper age limit is 30 years as on June 1, 2020. There is no age limit described for the Assistant Professor.
  • Age Relaxation: 5 years relaxation is given in the upper age limit for OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD category. Relaxation will also be provided to the research experience of students.
  • Qualifying Exam: Students must have a Master’s degree or equivalent from any recognized university.
  • Subjects: The qualifying exam has to be passed in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications and Electronic Science.
  • Minimum Marks: General category students must have scored 55% marks in the qualifying exam while 50% marks are required for reserved category students.
  • Appearing Candidates: Students who are appearing in the final semester of the master’s degree can also apply.
  • Relaxation: There is a 5% relaxation for Ph.D. degree holders in aggregate marks. Such students should have a Master’s degree examination completed before September 19, 1991.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 :

  • UGC NET will be conducted in online mode. 
  • The questions in both the papers will be objective in nature. 
  • All questions in UGC-NET 2020 will be Multiple Choice Type (MCQs) 
  • The question will have 4 options, candidates must select the most appropriate answer. 
  • There is no restricting to move between papers. 
  • All questions are compulsory. 
UGC NET Paper  No. of Questions  Maximum Marks  Duration
Paper 1  50 100 

Cumulative time duration of 3 hours.

Shift 1: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Shift 2: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Paper 2  100  200
Total  150 MCQs  300 Marks  180 minutes

UGC NET Marking Scheme 2020

  • A uniform marking scheme is followed in the exam i.e. for both Paper 1 and 2, each correct answer is worth 2 marks. 
  • As per the revised exam of UGC NET exam, there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer. 
  • Hence, instead of skipping a question, once can use their calculated guess and mark the answer. 

The updated marking scheme of UGC NET is given below: 

Type of Answer  Marks Allotted 
Correct Answer  2 marks 
Incorrect Answer 

0 mark

No Answer  0 mark

Note: If a question for any reason is found to be incorrect, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempted the question. However, if NTA drops a question, the benefit will be given to all the candidates.