UGC NET 2021 postponed again by NTA, fresh dates expected to be announced soon

UGC NET Exam Date 2021 Released: National Testing Agency (NTA) has rescheduled the UGC NET Exam Date.  NTA has postponed the UGCNET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles till further notice. Earlier, the UGC NET Examination were going to held from 17 October to 25 October 2021 2021 at various examination centres all over India. UGC has merged both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles so that they be conducted together in CBT mode. The UGC NET(National Eligibility Test) examination will be held to select eligible students for the post of Assistant Professor and/or JRF, Junior Research Fellowship award in Indian universities and colleges.

UGC NET 2021: Important Dates

EventsDates 2021
Starting of application form2nd February 2021 (Reopened from 10 Aug 2021)
Last date to submit the application form2nd March 2021(Till 5 Sept 2021)
Last date for fee submission3rd March 2021(Till 6 Sept 2021)
Application correction5th to 9th March 2021(From 7 Sept 2021 to 12 Sept 2021)
Availability of admit cardWill be Notified Later
UGC NET Exam dates17 October to 25 October 2021(Postponed)

UGC NET Exam Date 2021

UGC NET Exam dates17 October to 25 October 2021(Postponed)
ShiftFirst Shift Second Shift
Timing of Examination09.00 am- 12.00 pm02.00 pm- 6.00 pm
Duration of Examination03 hours 
Entry into the Examination Centre7.20 am – 8.30 am1.45 pm- 2.00 pm
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room7.20 am – 8.30 am1.45 pm- 2.00 pm
Test Commences9.00 am3.00 pm
Test Concludes12.00 pm6.00 pm
  • There are no negative marks for an incorrect response.
  • For each correct response, the candidate will get 2 marks.
  • No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review

Steps To Check UGC NET Exam Date 2021

The new exam date will be released via press release and on their official website by the NTA authorities. You can check the dates by following the steps stated below:

  • Visit the official website of NTA UGC, @www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • Open the announcement section blinking in the notification section.
  • Double click on the notification for the UGC NET exam date (new).
  • The page with a new exam schedule and instructions will appear on your screen.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2021

CategoryUGC NET Educational Qualification
General CategorySecured at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent in subjects like Social Science, Computer Science, and Application
SC/ST/OBCSame As mentioned for the general category
Ph.D. Degree holders5% marks relaxation is provided for candidates who have completed the PG program before September 19, 1991.  
  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science, etc. are eligible for this Test.
  • For Reserve category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this test.

UGC NET Admit Card 2021

The admit cards will be soon available on the official portal. You can download the admit from their website and keep a printout of the admit card, as carrying admit cards along with valid ID proof is mandatory to enter the exam hall. To download the admit card, you must fill up the registration number or D.O.B correctly which was provided at the time of filling up the application form.

FAQ: UGC NET Exam Date 2021

Q. When will be the exam conducted?

A.The UGC- NET 2021 Exam date has been postponed till further notice

Q. What will be the Timing of the Examination?

Ans. The examination will be held in two shifts i.e. First Shift: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Second Shift: 3.00 pm to 06.00 pm

Q. Is there a criterion for negative marking?

Ans. There are no negative marks for incorrect responses.

Q: Is UGC NET conducted online?

Ans: Yes, ever since NTA has started conducting the exam, UGC NET is conducted in online mode as a computer-based test (CBT) only.

Q. How many times is the UGC NET exam conducted in a year?

A. The UGC NET exam is usually conducted twice a year.

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