UGC NET Exam Dates 2021 Declared by Union Education Minister

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced that the next UGC-NET exam for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor will be conducted from 2nd May 2021. Announcing the same on his twitter handle, Pokhriyal stated, β€œNational Testing Agency (@DG_NTA) will conduct next UGC-NET exam for Junior Research Fellowship & eligibility for Assistant Professor on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 & 17 May 2021. Read circular attached for more info! Good luck to all participants. #UGCNET

Further, the online UGC NET 2021 application form has also been made available on the official website and the last date to register and pay the fees is 2 March, 2021.Β 

UGC NET is conducted twice every year. However, due to the pandemic last year, the June 2020 exam got postponed and deferred to September 2020 until November 2020. As a result, the December 2020 cycle had to be postponed and is now being conducted in March-April 2021.Β 

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UGC NET Exam Dates 2021 – Schedule in Detail

The UGC NET exam will comprise of 2 papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Read further details in the table below.Β 

Paper I Paper II
Marks 100 200
Number of MCQ Questions 50 100
Timings (First Shift) 9 AM to 12 PM
Timings (Second Shift) 3 PM to 6 PM
Exam Duration 3 hours

UGC NET Exam 2021 – Important Details

  • The UGC NET 2021 exam will be held in Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode.Β 
  • Candidates who wish to appear for the test can find details in the Information Bulletin for UGC NET December 2020 Cycle (May 2021) available on the website and from 2 February 2021.Β 

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