UGC NET 2020 June: Exam Schedule, Pattern and Syllabus, Admit Card, Solved Papers


Finally! The National Testing Agency has released the UGC NET 2020 Admit Card for the exams held from 4th to 5th November and 11th to 13th November 2020. As per the latest, UGC NET exam (June 2020 session) is all set to be held on 24th, 25th, 29th and 30th September, 1st, 9th ,17th October and 4th, 5th & 12th and 13th November 2020. Candidates who filled the application form successfully, they would be able to download the admit card of UGC NET 2020.

Earlier the exam was supposed to be conducted in June 2020 which was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates need to follow all the government guidelines regarding social distancing and other preventive measures. The authority will also release guidelines regarding this. Check all the major events UGC NET June 2020 exam here in this page. In the article ahead we will be discussing the details about the UGC NET exam.

Every year, the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is conducted to select the eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and the award of Junior Research Fellowship. As per a recent announcement by the HRD Ministry, the examination will now be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA).

UGC NET 2020 Latest Updates –

As per the officials, the National Testing Agency has released the Provisional UGC NET answer key 2020 for the remaining 26 subjects for which the exam was held from 04th to 13th November. The preliminary key has been released along with the UGC NET question papers and response sheets on the official website of the exam. Candidates can challenge the provisional answer key on the official website latest by 18th November 2020. The final UGC NET answer key 2020 will be released after he final assessment of the raised challenges.

NTA UGC NET 2020 Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

National Eligibility Test

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

Exam Type

National level

Paper Language

Hindi and English

Type of Questions

 Objective Type Questions

Mode of Exam


Marking Scheme

2 marks for every correct answer. No negative marking.

Exam Date

24th, 25th, 29th, 30th September 2020

01st, 09th, 17th October 2020

04th, 05th, 11th, 12th and 13th November 2020

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UGC NET Exam 2020 Important Dates

UGC NET 2020 (June Session)

The official schedule for NTA UGC NET June 2020 session in detail -

Exam Events

Important Dates

Registration process begins

16th March 2020

Last date of application submission

30th June 2020

Application correction window

From 06th to 20th July 2020

Admit Card Availability

19th September 2020 for 24th and 25th September 2020 exam

24th September 2020 for 29th, 30th September and 01st October 2020 exam

29th October 2020 for 04th, 05th, 11th, 12th, 13th November 2020

UGC NET June 2020 exam date

24th, 25th, 29th, 30th September 2020

01st, 09th, 17th October 2020

04th, 05th & 12th and 13th November 2020

Result declaration

November 2020

Subject- & Shift-Wise UGC NET 2020 Dates & Timings

NTA has revised the subject- and shift-wise UGC NET 2020 dates for few papers, which is scheduled to be held in October 2020. The exam has started on 24th September and will now end on 13th November. Check the complete revised subject- and shift-wise UGC NET exam dates 2020 below:

The examination will be held in two shifts. The first shift of exam will be held from 9 am to 12 noon while the second shift of the exam will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Exam Date

Subject Code

Subject Name











24th September 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.




Comparative Study of Religions








Indian Culture
























Tribal and Regional Language/Literature






24th September 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)


Arab Culture and Islamic Studies




Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies


Defence and Strategic Studies




Mass Communication and Journalism











25th September 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


Comparative Literature




Folk Literature


Forensic Science


French (French Version)


Museology & Conservation




Tourism Administration and Management





25th September 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)




Human Rights and Duties


Library and Information Science




Politics 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.

29th September 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)






Physical Education








29th September 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)


Environmental Sciences


Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre


Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta


Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya


Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla


Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /




Women Studies

30th September 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)

30th September 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)


Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics

01st October 2020

9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon











01st October 2020

3.00-6.00 PM




09th October 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)




09th October 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)



Political Science

17th October 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) (Group-1)








17th October 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM) (Group-2)



04th November 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)














04th November 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)










Social Medicine & Community Health




05th November 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


Electronic Science


Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial

Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management




Population Studies


Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)


05th November 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)




Home Science


Public Administration


Social Work



11th November 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)




11th November 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)



Computer Science and Applications

12th November 2020

(9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)




12th November 2020

(3.00-6.00 PM)




13th November 2020

9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Group-1)







13th November 2020

9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Group-2)

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UGC NET 2020 (December Session

As per the official notification released by NTA, here are the important dates for various UGC NET exam events:

Exam Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Registration process begins

September 2020

Last date of registration

October 2020

Admit Card Availability

November 2020

UGC NET December 2020 exam

December 2020

Result declaration

December 2020

UGC NET 2020 Time Schedule For Candidates

UGC NET 2020 time schedule has been released by NTA. Like last year, the exam will be held in two shifts per day - 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 2:30-5:30 PM. Given below is the time schedule for both the shifts of UGC NET June 2020 exam:

UGC NET Exam Events

UGC NET Exam timings for Shift-1

UGC NET Exam timings for Shift-2

Timing of examination

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

2:30-5:30 PM

Entry into the examination centre

7:30-8:30 AM

12:30-1:30 PM

Entry in the examination hall/ room

8:45-9:00 AM

1:45-2:00 PM

Instructions by the invigilators

9:15-9:25 AM

2:15-2:25 PM

Test commences

9:30 AM

2:30 PM

Test concludes

12:30 PM

5:30 PM

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UGC NET Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

UGC NET 2020 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) through the computer-based mode in September 2020. Here is the detailed pattern for the exam:

Latest UGC NET Exam 2020 Pattern -

UGC NET 2020 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) through the computer-based mode on 24th, 25th, 29th and 30th September, 1st, 9th ,17th October and 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th and 13th November 2020. Here is the detailed pattern for the exam:

NTA has introduced a minor change in the UGC NET 2020 exam. Both the papers will be conducted in the single session of three hours. Earlier, there used to be a 30-minutes break between both the papers. Here is the new exam pattern:


Number of Questions



I (Teaching/Research Aptitude)

50 questions (all compulsory)


3 Hours

II (Subject Paper)

100 questions (all compulsory)


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Paper-I consists of 50 questions on teaching/research aptitude, reasoning ability, divergent thinking, comprehension and general awareness.

Paper-II consists of 100 objective type questions of 2 marks each based on the subject selected by the candidates.

The NET 2020 June session will be conducted in a single shift of 3 hours through computer-based mode.

Recent Changes in the UGC NET 2019 Exam -

  • With effect from December 2018, the exam will be conducted through Computer Based mode in two shifts. Earlier the exam was conducted through Pen-and-Paper based mode in only one shift.
  • The upper age limit for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) has been increased by two years. It is now 30 years.
  • Till 2017, there were three papers in the exam. Now, Paper III has been eliminated and the number of questions has also been changed. UGC has also changed the duration of papers. Here is the previous exam pattern and latest pattern to understand the changes:

UGC NET Syllabus 2020

The University Grants Commission has updated the syllabus for the UGC NET exam and the same has been circulated through a Public Notice uploaded on the official NTA NET website. The notice states,

“The University Grants Commission has updated the syllabus of all NET subjects (including Paper-I on General Awareness). The updated syllabus of UGC-NET (applicable for upcoming exams from June 2019 onwards) is available on UGC-NET website -”

We have compiled the UGC NET 2020 Syllabus at one place for aspirants’ convenience.

The Paper I or General Paper is common for all the candidates. Candidates are first required to appear in Paper I and then in Paper II which is their subject paper. The syllabus for General Paper I include topics related to Teaching and Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Mathematical Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, etc.

Here are the official UGC NET Syllabus for some of the popular UGC NET subjects (paper II):

UGC NET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

The National Testing Agency issues an advisory stating some guidelines for the UGC NET candidates. All participants are recommended to read the advisory and instructions mentioned on the admit card carefully. Candidates can also go through instructions given below for better clarity.

Things to Carry On The Exam Day ​✔️️​​

UGC NET 2020 is a computer-based test and candidates are given a pen/pencil and blank sheets for rough work. However, candidates are still advised to carry a pen/pencil to the exam centre to avoid any last minute hassle.

Things Not To Carry On The Exam Day 

UGC NET aspirants are not allowed to carry any metallic item or electronic gadgets/devices to the exam hall. It may be noted that there might also not be any provision for safe keeping of candidates’ valuables. Things that are strictly prohibited inside the exam hall include:

  • Any kind of paper/stationery/textual material (printed or written material)
  • Handbag/purse
  • Geometry/pencil box
  • Eatables and water (loose or packed)
  • Mobile phone/ear phone/microphone/pager
  • Watch
  • Calculator
  • DocuPen
  • Slide rules
  • Log tables
  • Camera
  • Tape recorder

Diabetic students are allowed to carry some eatables like sugar tablets, fruit and transparent water bottle to the exam hall. However, such candidates are not allowed to carry any packed food like chocolates, candy and sandwich.

???? Documents Required To Carry At The Exam Venue -

Important documents that candidates need to carry at UGC NET exam centre 2020 are:

  1. Admit card: Candidates need to carry a clear printout downloaded UGC NET admit card from NTA website.  
  2. Passport size photo: They need to carry one passport size photograph preferably same as uploaded on the application form.
  3. ID proof: Carry a valid and original photo ID proof such as PAN card/driving license/voter ID card/passport/Aadhaar Card (with photograph)/e-Aadhaar/Ration Card to the test centre.

PwD certificate: Candidates who wish to claim relaxation under PwD category must carry their PwD certificate issued by the competent authority.

UGC NET Exam 2020 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for NTA UGC NET 2020 exam is as under:

Educational Qualification:

  • A candidate should have a Master’s Degree from a recognised University or Institution of India.
  • He/ she should have a minimum aggregate of 55% marks. However, a candidate belonging to the Reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) should have a minimum score of 50% marks.
  • Relaxation of 5% marks is given to the candidates who have qualified their Masters by 19th September 1991
  • Candidates who are appearing in their final year exams are also eligible to apply.

UGC NET Age Limit:

For JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) -

  • Age Limit – The candidate should not be more than 30 years of age.

For Assistant Professor -

  • No upper age limit to apply for the post of Assistant professor.

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit -

  • Reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PWD) will be given relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • The candidates with LL.M degree will be given 3 years age relaxation in the JRF Exam.
  • Candidates who have research experience will also be given proper relaxation in the age limit.

Exemption from Requirement of UGC NET Exam -

Certain categories of candidates are exempted from the requirement of the NTA NET Exam qualification to apply for the Assistant Professor post. Check below-

  • SET Exam qualified before 1st June 2002 – Those candidates, who have qualified the SET (State Eligibility Test) before 1st June 2002 are not required to qualify the NET Exam additionally. They can apply directly for the post of Assistant Professor in any University and Colleges of India.
  • SET Exam qualified candidates after 1st June 2002 – Those candidates who have qualified the SET (State Eligibility Test), but on a later date after 1st June 2002 are also exempted from the NET Exam. However, they cannot apply in Universities and Colleges across all over India. They can apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the State from which they have qualified their SET Exam.
  • Candidates with PhD Degree - Those candidates who have PhD degree, as per the University Grant Commission are also exempted from the requirement of NET/ SET/SELT. They can apply directly in any University and Colleges of India for the post of Assistant Professor.
  • UGC-JRF Qualified – Those candidates who have already qualified the UGC JRF Exam are also exempted from the requirement of NET. The can also apply to University and Colleges of their choice across all over India for the Assistant Professor post.
  • CSIR-JRF Qualified – Those candidates who have qualified the Junior Research Fellowship program of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research are also exempted from NET. They can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in any University or College across all over India.

UGC NET Exam 2020 Application Process

The application process for the UGC NET June 2020 exam was begun online at the official NTA NET website from 16th March to 30th June 2020. Application forms will not be accepted through any other mode. Follow the steps provided below to fill in the online application form:

  • Visit the official website for the NTA UGC NET 2020 exam.
  • Click on the link to apply for the UGC NET 2020 exam.
  • Candidates are required to fill the application form, upload the scanned copies of all necessary documents, like photograph and signature and finally pay the requisite application fee.
  • After making payment of the application fee, the candidates should download the fee confirmation page for future references. The confirmation receipt should not be sent to the examination conducting authority. Instead, it should be kept by the candidate.

Fee once paid is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Please Keep: Keep a check on the ‘Fee Status’ after the payment of the fee. Once you see the status is ‘OK’, take a printout of the confirmation page.

UGC NET Application Form Fees -


Application Fee


₹ 800/-

OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)

₹ 400/-


₹ 200/-

The application fee can be paid both online as well as offline. Applicants can submit their application fee online through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. They can also deposit their application fee offline through the Bank E-challan generated online. They should pay in cash to the Canara/Syndicate/ICICI Bank.

Other Details

UGC NET 2020 Admit Card (June Session)

The NTA UGC NET June 2020 admit card is now available at the official website. Candidates can download it using their application number and password. Take a printout of the same for future use. It has to be produced at the exam centre with valid ID proof (mandatory). This time NTA has released the UGC NET admit card for exams held on 4th to 5th November and 11th to 13th November 2020.

Steps to download the UGC NET Admit Card:

Candidates who have successfully registered for the UGC NET exam can download the admit card through these steps:

  • Go to the official National Testing Agency website -
  • Click on the link to download admit card on the home-page.
  • Log-in with your Application number and password. If you have forgotten your log-in details, recover them through your registered email id or SMS.
  • Your e-admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download it and take a print out for future reference.

Please note that NTA doesn’t send hard copy of the UGC NET hall ticket to candidates under any circumstances. It can only be downloaded from the official website through online mode.

Details on the Admit Card:

The admit card will have the following details -

  • Candidate’s name
  • Photograph and Signature
  • Address of the Examination Venue
  • Date and Timing of the examination
  • Candidate’s address
  • Subject Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Important instructions

Kindly check all the details printed on your admit card. If you find any discrepancies, inform the exam conducting authority (earlier CBSE now NTA) at the earliest to get them rectified.

NTA UGC NET 2020 Answer Key (June Session)

The official preliminary answer key for UGC NET June 2020 exam is now available at the authorized website. Candidates can obtain their answer keys by visiting the official website and login with application number, date of birth, and security pin to view or challenge the answer key. The released answer key of UGC NET 2020 will help students to analyse their performance and scores obtain at NTA UGC NET 2020 exam. The detailed steps to check UGC NET Provisional answer key is mentioning here.

Details Given on UGC NET Answer Key 2020 –

UGC NET 2020 answer key contains correct answers for all the questions asked in the exam. Some of the details that are present on the UGC NET answer key are as follows:

  • Exam date
  • Exam shift
  • Exam subject name and code
  • Question ID
  • Correct option ID

Steps To Challenge Released Answer Key –

All candidates who are not satisfied with the answer(s) can challenge it in the prescribed format on the official website of the exam. However, candidates have to pay ₹ 1,000 per question in online mode via debit card/credit card/e-challan. In case, the challenge of any candidate is accepted, the fee is refunded. In all other cases, the fee once paid is not refunded.

  1. Visit the official website of UGC NET.
  2. Click on the link available for answer key.
  3. Click on any one of the links:
    • Through application number and password
    • Through application number and date of birth
  4. Enter application number, password/date of birth and security pin (as shown on the screen).
  5. Click on Sign In.
  6. Click on the Challenge Answer Key link.
  7. Select the correct answer option ID for the question ID for which challenge needs to be made.
  8. Click on Save Your Claims button.
  9. Upload the document supporting your claimed answer.
  10. Click on ‘Save Your Claims & Pay Fee’ button.
  11. Pay ₹ 1,000 per question in online mode.

NTA UGC NET 2020 Result (June Session)

The UGC NET 2020 June session result will going to be announced in the month of November at the official website. The NTA UGC NET 2020 result is only accessible via only mode through authorized portal. No other medium is available to download the NET June result 2020. In order to check the result, one should need to keep their application number and password ready and enter it in the asked field to obtain the same.


Still got doubt? Don't forget to check UGC NET FAQ 2020.


Abarna - March 31, 2020REPLY

Yesterday I applied for UGC NET 2020 but yet I didnt receive the confirmatory mail. Where should I contact?

Vivek saraswat - December 1, 2019REPLY

June 2019 ka e-certificate kab tak ayega

Exams Planner - January 2, 2020REPLY

Certificate aa gya hai. ntanet website check karo.

Radha - November 13, 2019REPLY

I have passed net June 201o in history.when will upload e-certificate please tell me

Exams Planner - January 2, 2020REPLY

Download the e-certificate from ugcnetonline website.

Umamaheswari - October 6, 2019REPLY

Still i didnt get e certificate. When will upload e certificate for passed candidate june 2019 net.

Exams Planner - October 11, 2019REPLY

There is no specific date announced by UGC. Keep a check at the official website.

umamaheswari - September 16, 2019REPLY

I have passed net june 2019 in education. when will upload e certificate

Exams Planner - September 19, 2019REPLY

The certificate is released by UGC in around 3 to 4 months. It will be uploaded soon at ugcnetonline.

Venkatesh H D - August 19, 2019REPLY

I am passed UHC net Kannada .when does comng certificate

Exams Planner - August 27, 2019REPLY

You must check out at the UGC online website for the e-certificate.

reshma - July 26, 2019REPLY

when will the december 2019 net exam notification annouced?

Exams Planner - August 1, 2019REPLY

There is no information on the same yet. We will update once the notification is released.

nidhi - June 8, 2019REPLY

what is the syllabus for the biochemistry ?

Exams Planner - June 12, 2019REPLY

The syllabus can be downloaded from the CSIR NET website.

kajal - May 22, 2019REPLY

is there a december 2019 entrance exam for JRF?

Exams Planner - May 23, 2019REPLY

There is no notification no that. But, it is expected to be conducted in December.

sunil kumar - May 16, 2019REPLY

last year December 2018 first paper need

Pooja dubey - April 7, 2019REPLY

Can I get last 14 years solved question papers in psychology

Vidhya - February 24, 2019REPLY

How can I get notes for ugc net management 2019 ?

Monika - February 7, 2019REPLY

Last sample paper of Net English

Exams Planner - March 7, 2019REPLY

It is available only through the registered email id and password. See if you can get the same from any friend.


NTA has made some errors in the question papers of some of the papers. For example they have made two errors in English. They first notified that marks will be awarded for this. Later On they simply cheated the poor students and did not give marks. My daughter failed for a very meagur margin of 0.6%. She got 52.0%. It is a sin which will get punishment.

priya - January 2, 2019REPLY

if i get the minimum cutoff marks ie 40% in both the subjects , then am i qualified for ugc net and can i apply for phd with this in any university in our state without needing any other individual uninersity exam and can i get the scholorship .please clarify my doubt. please send ur reply to my email aslo

Exams Planner - January 4, 2019REPLY

As per the qualifying criteria, 6% of the candidates who have appeared for both the papers and cleared it by securing the minimum qualifying marks will be declared NET qualified. Yes, you can apply for Ph.D. on the basis of NET score. If by scholarship you mean JRF, it is allotted to only the top performers. You need to make sure that you appear high in the merit list.

Kaveri Amol Nawale - December 22, 2018REPLY

Result date

Exams Planner - December 22, 2018REPLY

The result of UGC NET December session 2018 exam will be released by 10th January 2019.

Virender Singh - December 20, 2018REPLY

my application is found to be invalid i do not know the reason though i have received the message of successful submission of online form with fee how can i get my Roll NO ? Appl. No. 18D6148500

Exams Planner - December 22, 2018REPLY

The roll number is mentioned in the admit card. You must contact the UGC NET helpline numbers to find solution for your issue.