UGC Net eligibility and notification 2020

UGC NET 2020

UGC NET – National Eligibility Test is directed twice in a year for the selection of meriting candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Indian Govt. Universities and Colleges. NTA UGC NET exam is conducted in the month of June & December every year.

UGC NET Exam Date Announced by NTA

NTA has released a notice related to the dates of various examinations to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). According to the UGC NET notification, the UGC NET 2020 June assessment will be led from 16th to 18th September and 21st to 25th September 2020.

In this Blog, I will talk about UGC NET Notification and UGC NET Eligibility. So, without wasting any time let’s get started.

UGC NET Notification 2020

On 16th March 2020, National Testing Agency (NTA) released UGC NET 2020 June notification for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). With this, the online application process for UGC NET June 2020 commenced. UGC NET online application window started on 16th March, 2020. UGC NET 2020 June last date for submission for Online Application has been extended till 30th June, 2020 due to the COVID-19

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UGC NET 2020 Exam Date

On 20 August 2020, NTA released the new Exam dates for UGC NET 2020 June Examination. According to the latest notification of the National Testing Agency (NTA), UGC NET 2020 June exam is scheduled to be conducted from September 16 to 18 and September 21 to 25, 2020. Earlier it was scheduled to conducted between 15th to 20th June, 2020 in two shifts but it can be delayed due to a lockdown in India. The important dates for UGC NET 2020 June are as follows:

  • UGC NET Notification was released on16th March 2020
  • Release of Application form – 16th March 2020
  • Last date to Submit UGC NET Application – 30th June 2020 (up to 04:00 pm)
  • Last date to Pay UGC NET Exam Fee – 30th June 2020 (up to 11:50 pm)
  • Correction in particulars of Application Form on the website only – 30th June
  • Downloading of Admit Cards from the NTA website – September 2020
  • UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates – September 16-18, 2020 and September 21-25, 2020
  • The duration of the UGC Exam is 180 minutes (03 hours). There will be no break between Paper 1 & Paper 2
  • Timing of the UGC NET Examination – First Shift: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and Second Shift: 02.30 pm to 05.30 pm
  • UGC NET 2020 Result Date – to be notified later

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Exam Schedule of UGC NET

The UGC NET June 2020 Exam schedule is as follows:

  • Dates of Examination – September 16 to 18 and September 21 to 25, 2020
  • Timing of the UGC NET Examination –
    • Shift 1: 09.30 am- 12.30 pm
    • Shift 2: 02.30 pm- 5.30 pm
  • Duration of the UGC NET Examination – 3 Hours
  • Entry timing into the UGC NET Exam Centre –
    • Shift 1: 7.30 am – 8.30 am
    • Shift 2: 12.30 pm -1.30 pm
  • Entry in the UGC NET Examination Hall/Room –
    • Shift 1: 8.45 am- 9.00 am
    • Shift 2: 1.45 pm- 2.00 pm
  • Instructions given by the invigilators –
    • Shift 1: 9.15 am -9.25 am
    • Shift 2: 2.15 pm- 2.25 pm
  • UGC NET Test Commences –
    • Shift 1: 9.30 am
    • Shift 2: 2.30 pm
  • UGC NET Test Concludes –
    • Shift 1: 12.30 pm
    • Shift 2: 5.30 pm

 UGC NET 2020 Online Application

The online application for the UGC NET 2020 June has begun on March 16, 2020. The last date of online application for the UGC NET June test is June 30, 2020. No application will be acknowledged after the last date of accommodation. The cycle of online application will comprise of four stages. Applicants should remember the underneath:

  • NTA will provide candidates a chance to correct their application
  • The size of the photograph must be between 10KB to 100KB and the signature size should be between 4KB to 30KB
  • The dimensions of the photograph must be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)
  • The dimensions of the signature must be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height)
  • There is no need to send the printout of the confirmation page to the authority office

UGC NET 2020 Application Fee

For different categories the application fee for the UGC NET exam 2020 is different. The application fee is not refundable or transferable once paid. It can be paid through a credit/ debit card or e-Challan. All the candidates paying through e-Challan have to make the cash payment in the bank. The category-wise fee details are mentioned below:

General/Unreserved: Rs. 1000/-
OBC-NCL: Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender: Rs. 250/-

Processing fees & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are also to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

UGC NET Eligibility

UGC NET Eligibility: Educational Eligibility

  • Candidates having a place with the Unreserved/Unreserved-Economically Weaker Section class who have a minimum of 55% marks (without any rounding off) in Master’s Degree or identical assessment from colleges/establishments perceived by UGC are qualified.
  • The candidates from Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to NCL/ST/SC/PwD/Transgender category with at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible.
  • Candidates pursuing a Master’s degree or equivalent course OR candidates who have appeared for the final year examination of their Master’s degree and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose final year examination of their Master’s degree have been delayed are eligible. Now, in this case, however, such candidates are admitted provisionally first and will be awarded NET/JRF certificate only after they qualify their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of their NET result with required marks, if they fail to do so they will be disqualified.
  • Candidates belonging to the Transgender category can draw the same relaxations as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories in terms of application fee, age limit, and qualifying criteria. The subject wise cut-offs for the Transgender category are the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject.
  • Candidates who have a Ph.D. degree and have completed their Master’s by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of the date of the declaration of result) are provided a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

UGC NET Eligibility: Age Limit and Relaxation

  • JRF: Candidate should not be more than 30 years as on 01.06.2020. There are a few relaxations as well.
    1. Candidates (including women applicants) belonging to OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories are provided a relaxation of up to 5 years.
    2. Candidates who have research experience get a relaxation limited to the period they have spent on the research, but this relaxation is subject to a maximum of 5 years, only if you provide a certificate from the appropriate authority.
    3. Candidates with L.L.M. degree are provided with 3 years of relaxation in age.
    4. Candidates who have served in the armed forces are provided with a relaxation of up to 5 years which is subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to the first day of the month in which the UGC NET examination is to be held.
    5. Under any circumstances, the total relaxation of the above-ground(s) shall not exceed five years.
  • Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for candidates to apply for UGC NET (Assistant Professor).

Reservation Policy

UGC NET Examination also falls under the Reservation Policy of the Government of India. According to this, in the Central Universities and Institutions which are deemed to be Universities,

  • 10% of the seats are reserved for the category General- 6 Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS),
  • The Scheduled Caste (SC) category is reserved with 15% of the seats,
  • The Scheduled Tribe (ST) category is reserved with 7.5% of the seats and
  • OBC-NCL category is reserved with 27% of the seats.

There will be a 4% reservation for PwD candidates belonging to any category as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act,2016).

According to Section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016, Persons with benchmark disability means a person who has a specified disability, not less than forty percent (40%), where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms. Also, a person with a disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority, he/she will be provided with reservation.

The disabilities specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016 are known as “Specified Disability”. The categories of disabilities are:

  • Low vision and Blindness
  • Hard of hearing and Deaf
  • Locomotor disability including dwarfism, leprosy cured, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and acid attack victims,
  • Autism, intellectual disability, specified learning disability, and mental illness, and
  • Multiple disabilities from among the ones mentioned under statements (i) to (iv)
  • Other ‘specified disabilities’ which are incorporated in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

The facility of Scribe/Reader/Lab Assistant should be allowed to any person with a benchmark disability.

The facility of scribe/reader/lab assistant shall be given, if desired by the person, in case of persons with benchmark disabilities who come in the category of Blindness, Locomotor disability (both arms affected- BA) and Cerebral Palsy.

If a candidate falls in any other category of benchmark disabilities (other than the ones which are provided above), the provision of scribe/reader/lab assistant will only be allowed if the candidate provides a certificate from the Civil Surgeon Medical Superintendent/Chief Medical Officer, stating that the concerned person has a physical limitation to write and scribe is essential to write the examination on his behalf.

The certificate also allows the candidate to opt for their own scribe/reader given that the qualification of the scribe is one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The candidate with bench-mark disabilities opting for their own scribe/reader is required to submit the details of their scribe as per Proforma at Annexure XIII.

Candidates who are availing the facility of scribe/reader/lab assistant are provided with a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour for the duration of the examination.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

  • The minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions is NET/SET/SLET. In this case, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
  • The candidates who have cleared the UGC/CSIR/JRF examination before 1989 are also exempted from NET.
  • The candidates who have qualified the States Eligibility Test (SET) before 1st June 2002, are exempted from NET, can apply for Assistant Professor all over India. The candidates who have qualified SET held on/after 1st June 2002 onwards are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.
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