NTA UGC NET 2020: Exam Notification, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates

UGC NET 2020: Want to participate in the NTA UGC NET Exam 2020? Here in this article, you will get to know about all the information about this exam like Notification, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, and more other relevant information. this website is entirely based on UGC NET which is now conducted by the National Testing Agency. this exam used to conduct by the CBSE till July 2018 Exam now it comes under the NTA along with some other national level exams in India.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Notification December Session:

The National Testing Agency is going to release the UGC NET 2020 notification on September for December Session Exam. once it will be live on the official website you will be notified and you can check the same info on this website as well because here we are covering all the news about NTA NET Exam related news on this website. Every year a lot of candidates apply for this exam. Around 10 lakh students appeared in the Dec 2019 exam and the result of that exam is already announced on Jan 2020.

If you are thinking to crack the UGC NET Exam in 2020 then this is the best time to prepare for it because the exam will be held in December and you have enough time to prepare for this exam. you can try with books, online ebooks, mock tests and a lot of other online resources.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Important Dates:

Here in This section, you can check out the Important dates of this exam. Check out below all the details:

Event NamesDates (Tentative)
Official Exam NotificationSeptember
Starting Date Of Online Application Form1st Week of March
Last Date of Online Application Forms1st or 2nd Week Of March
Admit Card AvailabilityBefore 20 Days of Exam
Examination DateJune 2020
Result Date1st Week of July

UGC NET 2020 Application Form:

As I said before in this post that the Exam Notification will be released in February 2020 you can expect that the online Application Forms will be available from September. you can also check out the official website of NTA regularly for getting all the updates about this exam. there are a lot of new candidates will participate this year in this exam. we are expecting that the numbers will be more than previous years. so there will be a high cut off and you should prepare for the exam from today.

How To Apply for UGC NET 2020:

If you are new to this exam or applying for the first time then I can understand that you really need a guide. here in this post, you will get to know about the steps you need to follow for applying for this exam. so check out below steps for it:

  • First of all, you need to visit the Official website of NTA which is: https://nta.ac.in/
  • in the home page, you will see a link of “College/University Teaching & Fellowship”
  • Click on that Link it will send you to the college exam page
  • there you will see a link to the notification
  • click on that notification link and you will see an option to apply online
  • go to the apply online page and you will see a form there
  • now you need to fill the form and submit the fees
  • you are done.

NTA NET Exam Application Fees:

You need to know about a few points about the fees and the mode of fees. check out below for it:

  • The Fees can be paid via credit card, debit card or e-challan (in cash to ICICI / Canara / Syndicate bank)
  • The Application Fees will not be refundable or Transferable in any form
CategoryApplication Fees Amount
GeneralRs 1000
OBC – NCLRs 500
SC / ST / PWDRs 250

NET Exam Eligibility Criteria 2020:

there are several eligibility criteria. the complete details for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor program are given below:

Age Criteria:

  • For JRF the upper age limit is 30 years as on January 2020
  • No Age limit for the Assistant Professor Candidates
  • There is a relaxation in the age of 5 years for OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PWD and women category
  • There will also be an age relaxation of 3 years for research experience and LLMDegree Holders


  • Candidates who have a masters degree or equivalent from a university recognized by the UGC can Apply. (Ph.D. candidates can also apply)
  • It is must to have at least 55% marks in the master’s degree (50% marks for the reserved Candidates)
  • Appearing the final semester of masters degree candidates can also apply
  • There will be a 5% relaxation for Ph. D. degree holders in aggregate marks. these candidates should have the master’s degree examination completed before 19th September 1991

Eligibility For Assistant Professor:

  • NET / SET / SLET will be the minimum eligibility Criteria for Assistant Professor Candidates
  • Candidates who passed the UGC / CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are exempted to appear in the examination
  • For SET Candidates who passed the SET exam prior to 1st June 2002 are exempted from appearing in NET Exam. these candidates can apply for assistant professor in all over India. Those who have cleared the SET after 2002 are eligible for the assistant professor post only in universities or colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared the SET

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020:

Check out Below the complete details about UGC NET Exam Pattern:

  • The Exam will be conducted through online mode only.
  • There will be objective type questions in the examination.
  • There will be two papers.
  • You can choose the language of the paper either Hindi or English.
  • Each Question will be of 2 marks.
  • There is no provision of negative markings.
PaperTotal MarksTotal No. Of QuestionsDuration
Paper IApr-00501
Paper II2001002

UGC NET 2020 Syllabus:

There will be 2 papers for each category and the UGC NET Syllabus will be separate for each paper. paper 1 will be of general nature including the teaching/research aptitude of the candidates.

Paper 1 basically tests the reasoning ability, general awareness, comprehension and divergent thinking of the candidates.

UGC NET Admit Card 2020:

The National testing Agency will release the UGC NET Admit Card 2020, 20 days or a month prior to the examination dates. All the candidates have to bring a photo identity card issued by the Indian government along with the printout copy of the Admit card which will be released online.

Remember that you will not be allowed in the examination hall without the admit card and your id proof. and one more thing that you will not get the admit card via post, you can only get it via the official website.

NTA UGC NET syllabus 2020 (Paper 1 And Paper 2) & Exam Pattern

UGC NET Syllabus 2020: The National Testing Agency introduced with NET under UGC, twice times every year. The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE operates the UGC NET in all over India with 84 different subjects. Almost 91 cities had been selected for the candidates to appear in the examination. The official page of NET uploaded the latest and updated syllabus of NET 2020 for all the postgraduates. The last December of 2019, “Sindhi” subject was added newly for the upcoming NET 2020 syllabus. Previously, candidates had to face three different papers in NET. But, after July 2018, paper 3 has been omitted from the NET syllabus.

UGC NET Syllabus 2020:

Every year, NTA conducts the UGC NET to judge the eligibility to be a junior researcher or lecturer of different colleges of India. To conquer the goals, all the aspirants need to be aware of the UGC NET 2020 syllabus. According to one’s chosen subject, one can appear for the UGC NET. To initiate the preparation, applicants must need to grab the proper Syllabus of the subject authorized by NTA. The whole syllabus of the examination is summed up in two papers such as paper 1 and paper 2.

UGC NET syllabus for paper 1

NET Paper 1 will be a common paper for all the candidates. This one is totally based on to examine the ability of research or teaching qualities of all the candidates. NET paper 1 is composed with few topics such as Research Aptitude, Teaching Aptitude, Communication, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Mathematical Reasoning, Information and Communication Technology, Data Interpretation, Higher Education System, People, and Environment.

UGC NET syllabus for paper 2

NET paper 2 will be based on the subjects selected by each candidate. All the applicants need to elect one desirable subject from their post-graduation, which will be advantageous to score high in NET, 2020.

UGC NET 2020 Syllabus Changes:

Many Candidates are searching if there is any change in the syllabus of UGC NET Exam 2020. I would like to inform you that there are no changes in the syllabus. it will be the same as the previous year. if you have previous year syllabus then you can prepare according to that or download it from the official website. The Syllabus is given in both languages English and Hindi. You can download the version you are comfortable with. if you have any problem downloading then you can contact us or comment below. I will be happy to help you out.

Download NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2020 All Subjects:

Subject CodeSubjectDownload
0General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)Click Here
1Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsClick Here
2Political ScienceClick Here
3PhilosophyClick Here
4PsychologyClick Here
5SociologyClick Here
6HistoryClick Here
7AnthropologyClick Here
8CommerceClick Here
9EducationClick Here
10Social WorkClick Here
11Defence and Strategic StudiesClick Here
12Home ScienceClick Here
14Public AdministrationClick Here
15Population StudiesClick Here
16MusicClick Here
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)Click Here
18MaithiliClick Here
19BengaliClick Here
20HindiClick Her
21KannadaClick Here
22MalayalamClick Here
23OriyaClick Here
24PunjabiClick Here
25SanskritClick Here
26TamilClick Here
27TeluguClick Here
28UrduClick Here
29ArabicClick Here
30EnglishClick Here
31LinguisticsClick Here
32ChineseClick Here
33DogriClick Here
34NepaliClick Here
35ManipuriClick Here
36AssameseClick Here
37GujaratiClick Here
38MarathiClick Here
39French (French Version)Click Here
40SpanishClick Here
41RussianClick Here
42PersianClick Here
43RajasthaniClick Here
44GermanClick Here
45JapaneseClick Here
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.Click Here
47Physical EducationClick Here
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesClick Here
50Indian CultureClick Here
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource ManagementClick Here
58LawClick Here
59Library and Information ScienceClick Here
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesClick Here
62Comparative Study of ReligionsClick Here
63Mass Communication and JournalismClick Here
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/TheatreClick Here
66Museology & ConservationClick Here
67ArchaeologyClick Here
68CriminologyClick Here
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureClick Here
71Folk LiteratureClick Here
72Comparative LiteratureClick Here
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama). 
74Women StudiesClick Here
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)Click Here
80GeographyClick Here
81Social Medicine & Community HealthClick Here
82Forensic ScienceClick Here
83PaliClick Here
84KashmiriClick Here
85KonkaniClick Here
87Computer Science and ApplicationsClick Here
88Electronic ScienceClick Here
89Environmental SciencesClick Here
90Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.Click Here
91PrakritClick Here
92Human Rights and DutiesClick Here
93Tourism Administration and Management.Click Here
100YogaClick Here
101SindhiClick Here

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020: Twice a year, The National Eligibility Test (NET) comes up with excellent opportunities.

  • Candidates can endeavor the examination in both Hindi and English medium. At the time of filling the application form, they can select their comfortable language for examination.
  • There are 150 numbers of questions in NET paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 will contain 50 common questions for the entire candidates where paper 2 will consist of 100 subject-based questions.

Aspirants need to answer all the questions of paper 1 and 2. Each Correct answers will be rewarded with two marks. NET will not conduct any negative marking for wrong attempts.

some important facts to remember:

  • For all concerned candidates, NTA published mock examination papers for their practice sessions.
  • Those who are having Post graduation/Master degree in Mathematics/ Statistics, Geography are allowed to take the Population Studies subject for NET.
  • Applicants with Post graduation/Master degree of Humanities, Social Science can choose Women Studies’ subject for NET.
  • It is advisable to explore the nook and corner of the prescribed syllabus by NTA and narrated topics to crack the examination.

Studying the inconsistent topics will damage the valuable time of the candidates.

Best wishes for the UGC NET 2020!

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