UGC NET 2020 Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Last Updated on : 01/12/2020

Find the latest and most helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the UGC NET Exam 2020 June Session.

UGC NET June 2020

NTA has also released the schedule for June 2020 exam. Here are the important details you must know:

  • Application process - 16th March to 30th June 2020
  • Admit Card – 08th September 2020
  • UGC NET June 2020 Exam - 16th to 18thSeptember 2020 and 21st to 28thSeptember 2020
  • Final Answer key – 01st December 2020
  • Result Announcement – 01st December 2020

The exam will be conducted through CBT mode.

Question 1: What are some good websites and apps for UGC NET paper 1?

ExamsPlanner website and app offer the best preparation tips for the UGC NET Paper-I and Paper-II. Tips for making time-table, scoring high in the exam, recommended books, etc. are mentioned.

Question 2: Which app is best for NTA UGC NET mock test and preparation?

There are various apps for UGC NET preparation. ExamsPlanner offers the best mock tests prepared from the previous years’ questions papers. The preparation tips will help in making a strategy for the exam.

Question 3: What is UGC-NET? What are the benefits of qualifying it?

NET (National Eligibility Test) is conducted for determining the eligibility of post-graduate students to become Assistant Professor in Indian Universities/colleges and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates with Postgraduate degree are eligible for the exam. Do check if the subject of post-graduation exists in the list of subjects.

The benefits of qualifying UGC NET are:

  • Getting JRF Fellowship
  • Becoming a Research Scholar
  • Becoming Assistant Professor
  • Promotion in the existing job
  • Opportunities in PSUs

You can check out the other career options here.

Question 4: How to prepare for the UGC NET paper 1?

Paper-I is common for all subjects. It tests the candidates’ research and teaching aptitude. Check out the preparation tips for Paper-I.

Question 5: In the UGC NET, are previous questions repeated?

Yes, sometimes questions from the previous years’ papers are repeated.

Question 6: Are B.Tech graduates eligible for the NET Exam?

No, B.Tech. degree holders are not eligible for the NET exam. A post-graduation degree is a must for exam. The B.Tech degree holders can appear for CSIR NET.

Question 7: What is the syllabus for NET JRF in law?

Download the syllabus for UGC NET/JRF Law here.

Question 8: What is the syllabus of UGC NET Botany?

With Botany, you can appear for Environmental Sciences subject for UGC NET and Life Sciences subject for CSIR NET. Download the syllabus for Environmental Sciences (subject code 89).

Question 9: Can an art student apply for the JRF NET?

Yes, Arts students can apply for UGC NET/JRF provided the subject of your post-graduation is covered in the list of subjects for the examination.

Question 10: How many times can we attempt the UGC NET exams?

There is no limit on the UGC NET attempts for the post of Assistant Professor as there is no upper age limit. For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), the upper age limit is 30 years.

Question 11: What is the eligibility for writing UGC JRF?

Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD). For JRF, the upper age limit is 30 years.

Question 12: What are the dates of the UGC NET June 2020 exam?

The UGC NET 2020 exam (June session) will be held from 24th to 30th September 2020, 01st to 17th October 2020, and 04th to 13th November 2020.

Question 13: Where should I get the UGC NET 2020 management syllabus?

Download complete UGC NET Syllabus for Management (Subject Code 17) here.

Question 14: Can I take the UGC NET exam in any subject?

No, candidates should take the subject of their post-graduation or any other related subject for the exam.

Question 15: For how many subjects is the exam conducted for?

For June 2020, the exam will be conducted for 81 subjects.

Question 16: Which is the best book for UGC NET Paper I preparation?

Here are some of the top recommended books for UGC NET Paper I.

Question 17: What is the NET test, and how can I become eligible for it?

NET (National Eligibility Test) is conducted for determining the eligibility of post-graduate students to become Assistant Professor in Indian Universities/colleges and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates with Postgraduate degree are eligible for the exam. Do check if the subject of post-graduation exists in the list of subjects.

Question 18: When will UGC NET 2020 June Session results be declared?

The result of UGC NET 2020 June exam has been announced by the National Testing Agency on 01st December 2020. Candidates can check their results for NTA UGC NET exam only at the official website.

Question 19: What is the syllabus for the UGC NET Paper 1?

Download the UGC NET Paper-I syllabus at official site.

Question 20: Is the NET exam a descriptive type?

No, NET is not a descriptive type exam. The questions are of Multiple Choice Type.

Question 21: What is the difference between NTA UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET?

Both the CSIR NET and UGC NET are conducted for candidates who seek for the position of Assistant Professor/Research Fellow in Indian Universities. However, CSIR NET is conducted for graduate and post-graduate students in the Science stream while UGC NET is conducted for post-graduate students in Humanities/Social Sciences/Computer Science and Application, Electronic Science etc.

Question 22: How to know that my UGC NET is clear?

You can check your result at the official website. Enter your registration number, roll number and DOB to check your result.

Question 23: How to calculate cutoff marks for the CBSE NET exam?

The cut-off for UGC NET is through the pre-defined criteria. Check out the qualifying criteria and procedure for preparing the merit list here.

Question 24: What is the age limit for the NET Exam?

There is no upper age limit to apply in the UGC NET Exam for the Assistant Professor while for the award of JRF, it is 30 years.

Question 25: What is the age limit for UGC JRF?

The upper age limit for the UGC JRF exam is 30 years.

Question 26: How one can pay the Application fee?

The application fee for the UGC NET Exam can be paid through the Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking or E-Challan.

Question 27: What is the question pattern of the NET Exam?

Objective type questions are asked in the NET Exam.

Question 28: Is there negative marking in the NET Exam?

There is no scheme of negative marking in this exam.

Question 29: How many times will the UGC NET be conducted in 2020? Or when will the UGC NET 2020 examination be conducted?

In the year 2020, the UGC NET exam is expected to be conducted twice – in June and December. The June exam will be conducted from 24th September to 13th November 2020. And, the December session exam will be tentatively conducted in January 2021.

Question 30: When can we download the June 2020 UGC NET E-certificate? Or how to get a UGC net original certificate after I clear the exam?

The UGC NET Eligibility Certificate is generally released after two or three months of result declaration. Those who will qualify the June 2020 exam can download the E-certificate from

Steps to download UGC NET E-Certificate

Question 31: How to get into ONGC through UGC-NET?

ONGC recruits executives at E1 level through NET exam. The notification will be released at the official ONGC website –

Question 32: For which jobs candidate become eligible by qualifying UGC NET Exam?

Candidates who qualify for the UGC NET exam become eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor at Indian Universities and Colleges.

Question 33: When to get the Application form for UGC NET 2020 June session?

The application process has started from 16th March 2020 and will continue till 30th June 2020.

Question 34: What should be the educational qualification to become eligible for NET Exam?

Candidate should have done their Masters with a 55% marks in aggregate. However, the reserved category candidate should have 50% of the total marks to become eligible for the exam.

Question 35: What should be the minimum cut-off marks required to qualify in the UGC NET exam?


Paper I (Maximum Marks 100)

Paper II (Maximum Marks 200)

General (Unreserved)

40 (40%)

40 (40%)

OBC Non-creamy layer, PWD/SC/ST and Transgenders

35 (35%)

35 (35%)

Question 36: How to download the UGC NET 2020 admit card?

UGC NET 2020 admit cards will be released on the official website of NTA NET ( Candidates can download using the following steps:

  • Find the link for admit card and click it.
  • Enter your login details.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout.