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What is the NET exam? What is the complete procedure to clear the UGC NET exam?

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The National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET or NTA NET, is a test to determine eligibility for college and university level lecturership and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals.

It aims to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in teaching professions and research. On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Testing Agency (NTA) holds the test for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.

You must be a Post-Graduate or in the Final year of your Post-Graduation in a relevant subject to apply for UGC NET Examination. The exam is conducted twice in a year, generally in the month of June and December.

The examination comprises of 2 Papes-

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2

Paper 1 is a General Paper comprising of Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude,, Logical Reasoning, English and so on.

Paper 2 comprises of the specialized subject in which you have done in your Post-Graduation (it is preferred to give Paper 2 in your Post-Graduation Subject but you can choose another subject also). For example, if you have done MBA then the subject would be Management and if you have done MCom then the subject would be Commerce.

The questions that would be asked would comprise of all the subjects that you have read in your Graduation and Post-Graduation. So, you just need to brush up all those topics from the books. It would be wise if you use the same books that you have used in your Graduation and Post-Graduation.

Approximately there are 10 subjects in Paper 1 as well as in Paper 2. So, for Paper 1 you can pick up any good book of Trueman or Arihant and you can practice the specific topics and questions related to them.

For Paper 2, you can refer to your textbooks or main course books of your Graduation and Post-Graduation.

The time sufficient to prepare for UGC NET examination is 1 Month. So, if you dedicatedly give 1 Month for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 with 1 Month to Past Year Papers. It is advisable to solve at least 10 Years of UGC NET Past Years Paper from the examination point of view. If you follow this properly, then you can definitely clear UGC NET Examination.

All the Best!!



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I have qualified JRF in education in December 2018, based on my experience I would like to give you some tips which may help you.

Before strategy let me tell you some important information about UGC-NET.

  1. The exam is conducted twice a year. That is, in June and December.

  2. It is the minimum eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior fellowship (JRF) award in Indian Universities and Colleges.

  3. The paper consists of two parts. In part 1:- General studies (Common for all ), Part2:- that's your subject.

  4. There is no negative marking.

  • Now, strategy for the exam, which I have followed.

  1. Firstly, understand the ugc net exam pattern. It means that what type of questions asked by NTA. And see the level of questions paper i.e, easy, moderate, or difficult level.

  2. Then divide your syllabus into three parts (Strong, moderate, and weak )according to your knowledge and mastery over the topic.

  3. Don't neglect the paper 1st. It is a very scoring paper. For the paper 1st the same process you must follow. Divide your ugc net syllabus into three parts based on your knowledge and mastery over the topic. Don't rush to complete the 100 %syllabus, If you complete the 70% syllabus then it's enough for you.

  4. Give regular basis mock tests, start with ugc net previous year's papersof both subjects. Then analysis your paper.

  5. Whenever you will analysis paper then make short or one-liner notes (very important).

  6. Complete your syllabus and revise properly.

  7. If you are preparing for UGC NET Exam you must download the UGC net answer key to varify your answer.

  • Some important tips during the examination hall.

  1. If you don't know the answer to any question or first question then don't be Panic just calm or cool and try to focus on the remaining questions. Please don't panic otherwise you will lose your dream.

  2. Time management is very important because in the last exam (December 2019) there were three paragraphs, one in paper 1st and two in paper 2nd.

  • Some important points.

  1. Give importance or time to both papers. If you study paper 2 (that's your subject)for 2 hours then at least give 1 hour or 3o minutes to paper 1st.

  2. If you did not score good marks in the mock test then don't take the stress because that's not your final paper besides this learn from your mistakes.

  3. Never self-doubt. You can do anything in this world ❤.

  4. Regular practice of Data interpretation and Reading comprehensive.

  5. If your mathematical reasoning is weak then focus on other topics or units, don't take tension.

  • The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something “.


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I don't know what your perspective of thinking whether any examination is tough or not. But I would say Yes, it is tough to crack UGC NET, but nothing is impossible. If you really want and ready for hard work then everything is possible.

If you are preparing for UGC NET Exams, Then I am definitely sure that you have got past year question papers. However, to verify their answer you should have UGC NET Answer Key as well. You can download the UGC NET Answer key here. 

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UGC NET Exam: The National Testing Agency UGC NET may give an update about the May 2021 exam soon. According to media reports, the dates of the examination and the release of the admit card can be announced.

Lots of candidates are waiting for the UGC NET exam postponed due to the Corona epidemic. The UGC NET exam for December 2020 cycle was to be conducted from May 2 to May 17 by the National Testing Agency. But it had to be postponed due to the epidemic. Now it is being said in various media reports that the new date for the examination of UGC NET can be announced soon. With the new date, it is possible to announce the possible dates for downloading the admit card.

Earlier, on 20 April 2021, the NTA had postponed the proposed UGC NET exam for December 2020 cycle in May 2021 by issuing a notification. The reason for postponing the examination was stated to be a rising outbreak of Corona epidemic.

Helpline for UGC NET May 2021

NTA has released a helpline number to answer the questions of the candidates regarding the UGC NET exam. You can get information related to NET exam and admit card etc. by calling the agency’s helpline on 011–4075900 or by emailing email id

UGC NET Examination is conducted to recruit for the posts of Assistant Professor and to determine eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship in Universities and their affiliated colleges across the country. The UGC NET exam is conducted in Computer-Based Testing (CBT) mode for a total of 81 subjects.

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The National Testing Agency, NTA has released the final UGC NET Answer Key 2020 for all the exams conducted from 24 September to 13 November 2020. This key has been made available on the official website. Students can download and compare their response sheet with the final answer key.

The candidates who had challenged the UGC NET 2020 Answer Key can also check if their claim has been accepted or not.

But if you are a student who is preparing for upcoming exam, then you can also check the answers of previous year papers available at Eduncle, this will help you boost your preparation.


How to check UGC NET 2020 final answer keys:

In order to check the UGC NET answer keys, all the candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Go to the official site of UGC NET at
  • On the homepage, click on "Answer Keys UGC-NET June 2020"
  • Final Answer Key on which result compiled on 30.11.2020 will be displayed
  • Check it carefully
  • Download it for future reference.



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UGC NET Admit Card 2021: The National Testing Agency may soon announce the new date of UGC NET Exam December 2020 and the date of issue of admit card. Candidates are advised to keep an eye on the official website of UGC for the latest updates.

The new date for the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2020 exam is likely to be announced soon by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is to be noted that this exam is conducted for the eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship in various Indian Universities, Colleges and Institutes recognized by the UGC.

UGC NET Prelims Exam Date Check here

Soon the date of issue of admit card will also be announced

Let us inform that the UGC National Eligibility Test was earlier scheduled from May 2 to May 17, 2021 in 81 subjects at various centers across the country. On the other hand, according to media reports, the government can soon make an important announcement regarding the UGC NET exam 2021. Apart from the new date of examination, the tentative date related to download the UGC NET admit card can also be announced.

Download admit card from official website

Let us inform you that in view of the terrible pace of corona infection, the UGC examination was postponed. Candidates keep checking the official website for the latest updates related to the exam. Keep in mind that the admit cards will be issued only after the new date of UGC NET December 2020 exam is announced. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website.

Candidates download their admit card like this:

1- Visit the official website of UGC NTA,
2- Click on the link containing the admit card
3- After this a new page will open in front of you, Registered candidate sign in.
4- Enter the application number and date of birth and captcha code and enter.
5- As soon as this is done, the admit card of the candidate will appear on the screen.
6- Candidates should download their admit card and also take a printout