UGC NET 2021 dates have been announced . National Testing Agency will conduct the UGC NET 2021 exam on May 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 & 17, 2021. Candidates can apply for the same latest by March 2. Application fee can be paid till March 3, 2021.
The test will be conducted in online mode (Computer-based test or CBT). The test will comprise two papers like every year, paper I for 100 marks and paper II for 200 marks. Both paper-I and -II contain objective-type questions and it is mandatory for candidates to attempt questions from both papers. UGC NET 2021 paper I will be conducted from 9AM to 12 Noon, and the paper II will be held from 3 PM to 6 PM.
The candidates who desire to appear in the Test may see the details in the Information Bulletin for UGC-NET December 2020 Cycle (May 2021) which will be available on the website www.nta.ac.in, and https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in from 02 February, 2021. The online application form will open on 02 February 2021. Candidates who desire to appear for the exam are required to apply online between the dates 02 February 2021 to 02 March 2021. The Application Fees can be paid upto 03 March 2021.
Awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/ or Eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and Paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not to be considered for the awarding of JRF. Candidates who qualify the eligibility test for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.
UGC-NET is conducted twice every year. However in 2020 due to the pandemic, the June 2020 examination got delayed and was deferred to September 2020 until November 2020 to cover all the subjects.