UGC NET from May 2: Some important points for candidates


GUWAHATI: According to the National Testing Agency’s (NTA) information bulletin, the University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for December-2020 cycle will be held from May 2 to 17.

NET is conducted for selection of Assistant Professors and for awarding the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

Here are some important points for the candidates appearing for the NET 2021:

  • The examination is conducted in computer based test mode only.
  • The test consists of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers. 
  • After the exam the NTA will release the answer key of the question paper. Candidates can also challenge the answer key.
  • “If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous during the key challenge, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answers would be given the credit. In case a question is dropped due to some technical error, full marks shall be given to the candidates who have attempted it,” the NTA has said.
  • The Junior Research Fellowship will be valid for three years.
  • Regarding admit card, the NTA has said,” In case a candidate is unable to download admit card from the website, he/she may approach the help line of NTA between 09:30 am to 5:30 pm or write to NTA at: [email protected].”
  • “In no case, the duplicate Admit Card for December 2020 Cycle (May 2021) of UGC-NET would be issued at the Examination Centre(s),” the agency has said.
  • Candidates should carry the printed copy of the admit card, one passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the online application form) and authorized photo ID to the exam centre and PwD certificate issued by the competent authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.