The UGC NET will be held from May 2 to May 17. The exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to select candidates for Assistant Professor post and to award Junior Research Fellowships (JRF). Admit cards for the exam are expected soon. The UGC NET admit cards will be available on the official website of the NTA and candidates can download it using their registration details.
In view of the rising cases of COVID-19 after the government postponed board exams and entrance exams, candidates are requesting to postpone the UGC NET too.
India recorded 2,73,810 fresh infections and 1,619 deaths in new record high, taking the caseload to 1.5 crore. Over 1.78 lakh people have died so far. This is the fifth straight day that over 2 lakh cases were reported.
UGC NET Exam, Admit Card: Live Updates
While candidates are demanding to postpone the UGC NET which is scheduled to begin on May 2, the exam conducting body National Testing Agency is yet to give a fresh update on whether the exam will be held as per the schedule and when the admit card will be released.
Only 11 days are left for the exam to begin and candidates are anxiously waiting for an update. Meanwhile, the Delhi government has announced total curfew from April 19 (10 pm) to April 26 (5 am). However, the government has said that candidates will be allowed to appear for exams using their admit cards.
The National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC), National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC) and the Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students (MANF) shall be governed by the guidelines available on the official websites of the concerned Ministries and/or the UGC.
UGC NET admit card will be available on the official website of NTA, nta.ac.in. Candidates can download it using their registration details.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is likely to make an announcement regarding the UGC NET soon. Candidates are suggested to visit the official website of NTA for timely updates.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the June 2020 session of the UGC NET could not be held on time and was postponed. The exam was held in September-October. A total of 47,157 candidates had qualified the exam. Out of these 36138 are those candidates who had applied for JRF and Assistant Professor and qualified for Assistant Professor only.
In view of the rising cases of COVID-19, state governments have cancelled board exams and entrance exams. National level exams like CBSE board exam, JEE Main entrance exam have also been postponed.
The UGC NET examination shall be conducted in computer based test mode only. The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers. Exam Syllabus
Regarding COVID-19, the NTA has released a set of guidelines for candidates who will appear for the UGC NET. Candidates can use personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), personal transparent water bottle, A simple transparent Ball Point Pen, transparent water bottle, sugar tablets if the candidate is diabetic.
After the government postponed board exams and entrance exams like JEE Main, UGC NET candidates are demanding to postpone the exam.
The UGC NET admit card is expected soon. The NTA will release the admit card on its official website. "Candidates shall appear in the exam at their own cost at the Examination Centre on the Date / shift and time indicated on their respective admit cards which would be issued by the NTA in due course through its website," the NTA has said.
The UGC NET scheduled to begin on May 2, is the December 2020 edition of the exam. The UGC NET is held twice a year-- in June and in December. The December 2020 UGC NET could not be held on time as the June 2020 edition was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.