UGC NET exam Dates

Important Information and Dates at A Glance

On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted By NTA (National Testing Agency)for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor Both, in Indian Universities and Colleges.


New NTA UGC NET Exam Dates for 2020 Exam

The University Grants Commission (UGC) exam is crucial since it determines people eligible for qualified lecturers. Those who pass can become assistant professors, associate professors, and even professors.

Given the importance of UGC NET exam, it is essential to know the important information and dates.

SR. No.DetailsExam Date 2021
1Notification Publication Dates02-Feb-21
2Starting On-Line Application03-Feb-21
3Last Date of On-line Form Submission02-Mar-21
4Last  Date of Fee Payment10-Mar-21
5Application Form Correction Window12- 16 March 2021
6Admit Card Download2nd Week of April 2021
7Exam Date 2021Postponded
8Answer Key Publising DateWill be updated
9Final ResultWill be updated
10Download CertificateWill be updated

Notification of UGC NET 2020 December: As the coronavirus global pandemic continues to put many parts of our lives at a standstill, not even the UGC NET Exam dates have been spared. Early this year, on 2nd February, NTA released a notification regarding the commencement of application for the UGC NET Exams 2020.

The online application began that same day. The last date for submitting its online application form was initially 2nd March 2021 but was later pushed to 9th March 2021. The same thing happened to the last date of paying the required fee. It changed from 3rd March 2021 to 10th March 2021.

Applicants were given a window to correct their online application form. The initial period was between 5th and 9th March 2021, whereas the final dates were 12th Match to 16th March 2021. NTA released the admit card on the 2nd week of April. 

The exam dates had already been set to 2nd May to 17th May 2021. However, it was postponed due to the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates are yet to be announced, and so are the answer key date and final result date.

Therefore, you have more time to revise for the UGC NET Exams as you await the new dates. They will be announced 15 days in advance.

Examination 2020 Information Bulletin

The revised dates for the UGC-NET December 2020 cycle (May 2021) Examination will be announced later and at least 15 days before the examination.
The candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites of NTA ( and ( for the latest updates.


  1. Official Notification [Source]

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