Tag: UGC NET Exam Syllabus


Last date extended to apply for UGC NET 2021 

The last date to apply for UGC NET 2021 examination has been extended by the National Testing Agency (NTA) till 9th March 2021, earlier the last date to apply was 2nd March 2021, for more details and apply online CLICK HERE

UGC NET 2021 

UGC-NET means it is National Eligibility Test. It is an exam conducted to determine the eligibility of an assistant professor and a Junior Research Fellow in Government Recognized Universities and Colleges in India. It is conducted by National Testing Agency on behalf of UGC University Grants Commission. It is considered as one of the most competitive exams taken by candidates in India.

The Exam will be conducted twice in a year i.e. in June month and in December month, and it will be held online.


UGC NET 2021 JUNE 2021
Start date to apply for UGC NET 02.02.2021
Last date to apply for UGC NET 02.03.2021
Application Form Correction 05 to 09.03.2021
Downloading admit card Not yet announced
UGC NET 02 to 17th May 2021
Release of answer key June 2021
Provisional Answer Key (26 Subjects) June 2021
Declaration of result July 2021


Aspirant (General/ UR/ General- EWS) with Master’s Degree or its equivalent from UGC recognized University/Institution will be eligible to appear for exam.

Aspirant must be obtained minimum 55% marks in their Master’s Degree level (50% marks for ST/SC/OBC (NCL)/PWD/ Transgender category candidates).

Aspirants should have passed with Electronic Science, Humanities and Social science (including languages), Computer science and applications, etc.in the Master’s degree level.

Aspirants who are in the last year of their Master’s degree level or who have appeared but results are awaited are also eligible to apply. Such students will be considered eligible only if they will fulfill the qualification requirements. Additionally, aspirants must complete the Master’s degree within 2 years of declaration of result otherwise they will be disqualified.

Aspirants with Ph.D. degree whose Master’s level exam has been completed by September 1992 will be given 5% relaxation in aggregate marks (which means from 55% to 50%).

For Assistant professor, there will be no maximum age limit to apply. For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) post candidate age should not be more than 30 years as of 1st December, 2021.


Not more than 31 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.03.2021 (This age limit is applicable for the current examination only)

A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC-NCL , SC, ST, PwD, Third gender categories and to women applicants


SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%
EWS 10%
PwD 04%


  • Exam Mode:
  • Number of Papers: There will be 2 papers.
  • Language of Exam: Hindi or English.
  • Question Type:
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours.
  • Total Number of Questions: There will be total of 150 questions in the paper.
  • Marks: The paper will be of total 300 marks. Paper 1 will be of 100 marks and Paper 2 will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking scheme: For each correct answer, 2 marks will be awarded. There will be no negative marking scheme.
Paper I 100
Paper II 200
Total 300

PAPER 1 : The questions in Paper I intends to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate

PAPER 2 : This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge

NOTE : The Examination shall be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only


The December 2020 Cycle (May 2021) of UGC NET will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode in multi shifts as per the time schedule specified in the Information at a glance, in the Subjects given at Annexure -II in selected Cities spread across the Country


Before applying for UGC NET, candidates must go through complete information bulletin and details of application process. Also, candidates must be ready with all the documents required at the time of registration.

During application process, candidates will have to first register with unique email id and mobile number. This will generate application number and other required login details.

Students will have to completely fill the online application form after registration.

After filling the form, students will be required to upload scanned images of photograph and signature as per the format (JPEG/JPG) and size.

After uploading process, candidates will have to make fee payment through available payment mode.

Students will be able to edit the application before submission of form. After submission of form, candidates will be able to edit the application only during the correction period.

Candidates are advised to print the application form and fee payment receipt for any reference in future.


Notification CLICK HERE
Apply Online CLICK HERE
Public Notice CLICK HERE
Previous Papers CLICK HERE


The List of Subjects and their Codes for December 2020 Cycle (May 2021) of UGC NET , The candidates may note that the syllabus has been modified (All Subjects)



The Admit Card would be issued provisionally to the candidates of December 2020 Cycle (May 2021) of UGC NET, subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria, the candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on date, shift, time

National Abhyas Test

The app had been launched to facilitate candidates’ access to high quality mock tests in the safety and comfort of their homes, In addition to that NTA has developed an extensive support system at with live help available every day between 12:00 am and 09:00 am

National Test Abhyas  CLICK HERE


Payment mode: UGC NET application fee can be paid through online mode by Debit or Credit Card/ Net-Banking/ Paytm.

Category FEES
GEN / UR 1000
OBD 500
ST/ SC/ PWD 250


Paper 1 by Pearson CLICK HERE
Paper 1 by Trueman CLICK HERE
Paper 1 by Invincible Publishers CLICK HERE
Solved Papers by Disha CLICK HERE
Paper 1 by Drishti CLICK HERE
Paper 1 by Arihant CLICK HERE
All Subjects (Paper 2) CLICK HERE