UGC NET Notification Out 2021 – Check details! like Last Date, Exam Dates, How to apply?

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Today in this article, We are going to discussed about NTA UGC NET Notification Out 2021 – Last Date, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Age limit, Application Fee.

NTA (National Testing Agency) is a government agency established in Novemeber 2017. The motto of this agency is “Excellence in Assessment”. The whole purpose of this agency is to conduct various different Entrance Exams for higher Education.


JRF (Junior Research Fellow) & Assistant Professor

Eligibility Criteria

UGC NET 2021 – The Candidates must secured 55% (UR) or 50% (Backward Category) in Master’s degree or equivalent from recognized or reputed university Or Pursuing their Master’s degree or appeared for their Qualifying Master’s degree (final year) also eligible to apply for this Exam.

Percentage Requirement

CategoryPercentage (Without Rounding Off)
ST/ SC/ OBC-NCL/ PwD/ Third Gender50%

Age Limit & Relaxation

JRFAssistant Professor
31 year on first day i.e. 01-03-2021.

The age relaxation provided upto 5 years to the candidates belonging to OBC-NCL/ ST/ SC/ Third gender categories/ PwD & Women candidates.
No upper age limit for the post of Assistant Professor.


There are some seats reservations for some backward categories i.e. ST/ SC/ OBC-NCL/ General-EWS/ PwD.

CategoryReservation Percentage (%)
PwD4% with 40% or more disability

Application Fee

There are Category – wise Application Fee written as below:

Gen/ URRs. 1,000/-
Gen – EWS/ OBC – NCLRs. 500/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Third GenderRs. 250/-

Pattern of Exam

UGC NET 2021 – The Exam will be composed of two papers – Paper – I & Paper – II. Both papers are of MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) type.

Paper – I

Total Marks100
No. of Question50
MCQReasoning ability, Reading Comprehension,
Divergent thinking and General Awareness and check
candidates teaching/ research aptitude.
Duration3 hours

Paper – II

Total Marks200
No. of Question100
MCQThis Paper consists of Questions from
Subject selected by the candidates and check candidates
Subject Knowledge.
Duration3 hours

Exam Time Duration

The Exam will be held in two shifts – First shift and Second shift. The time and duration of exam mentioned below:

First Shift9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Second Shift3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mode of Exam

CBT (Computer Based Test)

Medium of Question Paper

English and Hindi Only.

Important Dates

Date of Online Registration 02-02-2021
Closing Date of Online Registration02-03-2021
Last Date of Fee Submission03-03-2021 till 11:50 pm
Date of Download of Admit CardTo be announced later on the website
Date of Exam2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 & 17 May 2021
Date of Declaration of ResultsTo be announced later on the website

How To Apply

Full Instructions for filling Online Application Form

Step 1Log on to NTA Website
Step 2 Click on “Apply Only” button Under “December
2020 Cycle (May 2021) of UGC NET” on
website –
Step 3 Download and Read Information Bulletin
Step 4Register Online using your Email ID and Mobile No.
and Note down your Application Number
Step 5 Upload Scanned images of Photograph & Signature
Step 6 Submit Application Fee using Payment Gateway/
Payment modes of concerned banks/ Paytm

Size of Photograph & Signature

Photograph10 kb – 200 kb in JPG/ JPEG file
Signature4 kb – 30 kb in JPG/ JPEG file

Importan Links

Download Official NotificationClick Here
Apply OnlineClick Here


So, finally we discussed all related important information to UGC NET Notification Out 2021 – Last Date, Eligibility, Exam Dates. I hope this article will help you.

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