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 2nd March 2021. In this article, we have provided complete details related to UGC NET 2021 application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc.

UGC NET 2021 Latest Updates –

The online application process for the May 2021 (December 2020 cycle) exam has started on the official website from 2nd February 2021 onwards. The last date for application submission is 2nd March 2021. The computer-based test is scheduled to be held in May 2021.

As mentioned above, the December 2020 session (postponed due to the pandemic), is scheduled to be held in May. The important dates for the same are as under:

Exam Events

Registration process begins -2nd February 2021

Last date of application submission-2nd March 2021

Application correction window -5th to 9th March 2021

UGC NET Admit Card Availability To be announced

UGC NET June exam date 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 17th May 2021

Final answer key release- To be announced

Result declaration -To be announced

Is coaching necessary for UGC NET?

Coaching is very crucial for certain demanding subjects of UGC NET. One of the exceptional perks of UGC NET coaching is interaction or networking with similar-minded people and that is essential for today's ambitious and competitive environment. Self-study is a time consuming process which requires a lot of research.

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.