National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed UGC-NET May Session (December 2020 cycle) due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

UGC NET Exam is conducted twice a year. However, in the year 2020 due to the pandemic, the December 2020 session was postponed. It is now scheduled to be conducted in May 2021. UGC NET is a national-level entrance test that will be organized by NTA. Through the UGC NET exam, the eligibility will be determined for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & Assistant Professor and for Assistant Professor only. Candidates who will successfully qualify for the test will be considered for recruitment as Assistant Professor or JRF in Indian Universities and Colleges. The application process for the May 2021 session (December 2020 cycle) starts from 2nd February 2021 and will continue till 9th March 2021. In this article, we have provided complete details related to UGC NET 2021application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc.

Every year, the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is conducted to select the eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and the award of Junior Research Fellowship. As per a recent announcement by the HRD Ministry, the examination will now be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA).

UGC NET 2021 Latest Updates –

-National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed UGC-NET May Session (December 2020 cycle). The revised exam schedule will be announced later.
-Download UGC Net 2021 (December session) admit card from 15th April. UGC NET Hall ticket can be downloaded from the official NTA website.
-The last date for application submission is 9th March 2021.
-The online application process for the May 2021 (December 2020 cycle) exam has started on the official website from 2nd February 2021 onwards.
-The computer-based test is scheduled to be held from 2nd to 17th May 2021.

UGC NET 2021 Notification –

UGC NET 2021 will tentatively be held in the month of June 2021 and in December 2021 through online CBT mode. However, there is no information on the 2021 exam yet. The exam which is being conducted in May 2021 is for the December 2020 cycle. Interested candidates must keep an eye on the official website for further updates.

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Author's Bio: 

Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 4 years of experience in the field of Education.