The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility of Assistant Professorship, Junior Research Fellowship or both, for Indian Universities and Colleges.
Until June 2018, the NET was conducted by CBSE in 84 subjects at 91 cities across the country. Thereafter from December 2018 onwards, the UGC- NET is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
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. Due to postponement of December 2020 UGC-NET in view of COVID-19, the schedule of June 2021 UGC-NET has been delayed. In order to regularize the UGC-NET examination cycles, the National Testing Agency (NTA), with the concurrence of UGC, has merged both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles so that they be conducted together in CBT mode. The Application process is therefore being reopened for the new applicants to fill in and submit their forms.
Opening of the online portal for submission of Online Application Form for June 2021 UGC-NET
Due to postponement of December 2020 UGC-NET in view of COVID-19, the schedule of June 2021 UGCNET has been delayed. In order to regularize the UGC-NET examination cycles, the National Testing Agency (NTA), with the concurrence of UGC, has merged both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles so that they be conducted together in CBT mode. The Application process is therefore being reopened for the new applicants to fill in and submit their forms.
The candidates who have registered for UGC-NET of December 2020 cycle but have not been able to
complete the application process, can also complete and submit the application form online on the
website https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in, www.nta.ac.in during the period specified below.
The schedule of UGC-NET June 2021 is as follows:
|Online registration and submission of Application Form|
(complete in all respect) through NTA Website:
|10 August to 05 September, 2021 (up to 11:50|
|Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee||06 September, 2021 (up to 11:50 pm)|
|Correction in the Particulars in the Application Form|
|07 September to 12 September, 2021|
|Downloading of Admit Card from NTA Website||To be announced later on website|
|Dates of Examination||06 October to 11 October 2021|
|Timing of Examination||First Shift: 09.00 am to 12.00 pm, Second Shift: 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm|
For any queries or / clarifications, candidates can call NTA Help Desk at 011 40759000 or write to NTA at
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