University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam conducted in order to select candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges. Till June 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted NET on behalf of UGC. However, from December 2018 onwards National Testing Agency (NTA) started conducting the UGC NET exam.


UGC NET June 2020 Exam

Important Dates

Online Application and Registration Date

16th March 2020 to 16th April 2020

Downloading of Admit Cards

15th May 2020

UGC NET June 2020 Exam Dates

15th  June 2020 to 20th June 2020

Date for announcing results

5th July 2020

**Click Here To Apply Online For UGC NET JUNE EXAMINATION 2020


Candidates must apply after reading the eligibility criteria to appear in the UGC NET 2020 exam, Here are the broad pointers:
Candidates who are pursuing their master’s degree equivalent courses or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying master’s degree (Final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examination have been delayed can appear in the UGC NET  2020 Examination.
Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications,Electronic Science etc.are eligible for this Test.
For Reserved Category: The Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ persons with disability(PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this test.



Age Limit  (as on 1st June 2020)

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

30 years

Assistant Professor

No upper age limit

Age Limit Relaxation

S. No.


Age Limit Relaxation (as on 1st June 2020)


Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years

(35 years)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)




Persons with disabilities (PwD)




Candidates having research experience

Period spent on research – Maximum 5 years


Candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree

3 years


Candidates who have served in the armed forces

5 years


  • A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC, SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender categories and to women applicants. 

  • Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority.

  • Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held.

  • Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.


The exam pattern comprises of 2 papers which are compulsory to attend for final selection.

For Paper 1: There will be 50 questions each comprising of 2 marks thus making the total marks 100. The duration of this paper is 1 hour and it is conducted in 2 shifts- Morning and evening.

Paper 1 will test the candidate’s ability in

  • Comprehension
  • Reasoning ability
  • General awareness
  • Divergent thinking

For Paper 2: There will be 100 questions each comprising of 2 marks thus making the total marks 200. The duration for this paper is 2 hours and like paper 1, it is conducted in Morning and evening shifts. There are generally 3 sections, the first one comprises questions from the – Logical Reasoning, General Aptitude, Graphical Analysis, and Numeric Ability, etc.

The second section consists of multiple-choice questions covering numerous topics of the related subject. For Engineering Science subject, the questions are related to Mathematics and Engineering Aptitude.

And the final section consists of comprehension questions. There will be a total of 5 subjects in the UGC NET 2020 – Atmospheric, Mathematical Sciences, Earth, Planetary Science, Ocean, Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

The paper-wise details are tabulated below:

Papers Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Paper I 50 100 60 minutes
Paper II 100 200 120 minutes
Quick Facts on UGC-NET Exam Pattern
  • Total 150 questions will be asked in NET (Paper 1: 50 Question and Paper 2: 100 Questions). All questions are compulsory to attempt.
  • Paper I will consist of General Aptitude Questions and Paper II will have questions related to the subject selected by candidates. M
  • Hindi and English are the only options to attempt UGC NET. The choice for the paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form.
  • UGC-NET exam is an MCQ one. There is no negative marking in this exam and total duration of the exam is 3 hours.


UGC NET 2020 Cut Off will be published online by the authority after the entrance test. Separate category wise and subject wise merit list will be drawn for the students successfully securing the cut off marks.

In the below table we have mentioned the cut off marks for various categories as per the last year trends:

Category Minimum qualifying marks (in %)
Paper – I Paper – II
General candidates 40% 40%
OBC – NCL/PWD/ST/SC candidates 35% 35%