NTA UGC NET 2021 Notification: Check Exam Date and Application Form

By Sakshi Ojha|Updated : October 9th, 2021

NTA UGC NET 2021 Notification Out! The official notification of the UGC NET Exam has been released. NTA has in consultation with UGC has merged UGC NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles. The application form for UGC NET will start from 10th August and will end on 5th September. NTA has also released the exam date of the UGC NET Exam. NTA has postponed the UGC NET exam for further notice. The new examination dates will be announced soon. The age for applying for JRF is 31 (October 1, 2021).

Below, we have provided the details for UGC NET 2021 for important dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, and application fee details of the exam here. National Testing Agency conducts the exam of UGC NET to test the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professors as well as Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in India’s universities and colleges.

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NTA UGC NET 2021 Notification Out! The official notification of the UGC NET Exam has been released. NTA has in consultation with UGC has merged UGC NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles. The application form for UGC NET will start from 10th August and will end on 5th September. NTA has postponed the UGC NET exam for further notice. The new examination dates will be announced soon. The age for applying for JRF is 31 (October 1, 2021).

Below, we have provided the details for UGC NET 2021 for important dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, and application fee details of the exam here. National Testing Agency conducts the exam of UGC NET to test the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professors as well as Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in India’s universities and colleges.

Download UGC NET 2021 Notification PDF

UGC NET Application Form Link - Click here to Apply Online

NTA UGC NET 2021 Notification: Important Dates

As per the public notice released by NTA, here are the important dates of the exam of UGC NET 2021:

Name of the Event

Important Dates

UGC NET Official Notification

10th August 2021

UGC NET Online Application begins

10th August 2021

UGC NET Apply Online last date

05th September 2021

Application fee

General- Rs. 1000/- Gen-EWS*/ OBC-NCL** Rs. 500/- SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 250/- 

Application form correction date

07 September to 12 September 2021

UGC NET Exam Date 2021

17th to 25th October. (Postponed until further Notice)

UGC NET Admit card 2021

To be released

Declaration of Result

To be released

UGC NET 2021 Notification: Eligibility Criteria

NTA eligibility criteria for UGC NET Exam is the same as last year. Below we have given the eligibility criteria for applying online

  • A candidate must possess a Master’s degree in the relevant subject, in order to apply for this exam.
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 55% marks in their post-graduation, in order to apply for this exam (General Candidates). For all other candidates, this criteria is 50%. 
  • Final Year Students can also appear for this exam, subject to the fact that they complete their course with the required eligibility requirement. 
  • There is no age limit for students applying for Assistant Professor, however, for students applying for Junior Research Fellowship, there is an upper age limit of 30 years.
  • There is a category relaxation of 5 years. 
  • Age criteria have been relaxed for one year for JRF. The age limit is now 31 years for General and EWS (October 1, 2021).
  • For Other categories, this is now 36 years (October 1, 2021).

UGC NET 2021 Notification: Selection Process

UGC NET exam comprises 2 papers, which are conducted online. These are:

  1. Paper-I (General - Common for all candidates)
  2. Paper-II (Subject-specific)

Candidates can check the complete selection process of UGC NET 2021 here.

UGC NET Exam Syllabus and Pattern

Here is the exam pattern of the UGC NET 2021 exam:

  1. Paper-I
    This exam consists of 50 questions and each question carries 2 marks, constituting a total of 100 marks.
  2. Paper-II
    This is the subject-specific exam which consists of a total of 100 questions and each question carries 2 marks. This paper constitutes a total of 200 marks.
  3. There is no negative marking.

Candidates can also check the exam pattern of UGC NET 2021 here.

We have also shared the detailed syllabus of UGC NET for Paper-I & Paper-II. Go through this post for a better understanding.

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Shahul Hameed
Thank you sir
Swetha Palani
Thank u sir
Subhamoy Roy

Subhamoy RoyAug 11, 2021

I filled net asst professor for December cycle but now as per new notification I want to change it to JRF for the new June cycle . Please say me how to do.
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Sangeeta Sindhu
Sir i have already applied, can i change my exam centre now..?
ashmita deb

ashmita debAug 11, 2021

Sir, if I have applied for UGC NET Dec 2020 cycle already, can I also apply for June 2021 cycle now?
Rani Yadav

Rani YadavAug 12, 2021

Thank you sir
Arsh

ArshOct 9, 2021

Please share the tentative new dates for UGC NET Examination which has been postponed now
Shugofa Zinat Laskar
I have applied application form in may for Dec 2020 cycle but  now I want to change the exam center. Is it possible they open the link again?
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Rakesh Mali

Rakesh MaliOct 15, 2021

Sir isme 6% ki jagh 12 % ko pass karenge kya

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  • The UGC NET Exam will be conducted from 6th October to 11 October.

  • NTA has announced the official notification for merging the UGC NET December 2020 and UGC NET June 2021 cycle.

  • NTA will announce the subject wise exact dates in few days.

  • General/Unreserved Rs. 1000/- Gen-EWS*/ OBC-NCL** Rs. 500/- SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 250/- Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

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