UGC NET is the acronym for the “University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test.” University Grants Commission has released the UGC NET Application Form on March 16, 2020, for the June Session Test. This test is undertaken to certify Indian nationals for the eligibility of the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship in Indian colleges and universities. Go through the complete article to know about the UGC NET Apply Online dates, how to apply, how to solve discrepancies, prerequisites and more.

Latest Update: The UGC NET Application process which was going to end on April 16th, 2020 is now extended till May 16th, 2020 due to the Lockdown issues. The last dates for the NET Application Fee payment and Application Form Correction are not yet notified. We will update you with the latest information as soon as it is released by the authority.

UGC NET Application Form 2020

The UGC NET Exam is conducted twice a year in the month of June and December. The candidates should go through the UGC NET Eligibility Criteria and check their eligibility before filling up the online form.

  • The UGC NET Registration Forms can be filled only in the online mode
  • As per the UGC NET Notification 2020, the last date for Application Form Correction will be 18th-24th April 2020

UGC NET Apply Online Dates 2020

Check the table below to know the detailed Application dates-

Events June Session December Session
UGC NET Registration Form release 16th March 2020  September 2020
Registration ends 16th May 2020 September 2020
UGC NET Application Fee payment(last date) postponed September 2020
Form Correction Starts postponed  October 2020

How To Fill UGC NET Application Form 2020

Candidates have to follow the steps mentioned below in order to fill the UGC NET 2020 application form:

Step 1 – Registration:

  • Candidates have to visit the official website of UGC – order to fill UGC NET application form 2020.
  • Candidates have to enter their name, their Mother’s name, Father’s name as given in the Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate in capital letters.
  • Date Of Birth in dd/mm/yyyy format as recorded by Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate should be entered while registration.
  • Candidates must provide a valid email address and phone number while registering.

Step 2 – Entering the details: 

  • After logging in, candidates have to enter their details such as gender, minority status, postal address, preferential exam center, the course at PG level, subject at PG level NET subject and then clicking on the “Submit” option.
  • After submitting, candidates can review their details before hitting the “Final Submit” button.
  • Candidates will receive an application number after submitting the form.

Step 3 – Uploading scanned documents: 

  • Candidates should then upload scanned images of their documents.
  • The supported format is JPG/JPEG. The dimensions for the photograph should be 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm and the size should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
  • The photograph must be taken on or after 1st March 2020 indicating the name of the candidate along with the date of taking the photograph.
  • Photographs should be taken with a white background and there is no need for the photographs to be attested.
  • The dimensions for signature should be 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm and the size should be between 4 kb to 30 kb.
  • The signature must be put in running handwriting with a black pen on a white paper and then scanned and uploaded.
Photograph 3.5cm  x 4.5 cm 10 kb to 200 kb.
Signature 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm 4 kb to 30 kb

Step 4 – Payment for the form:

  • After uploading, candidates have to pay the UGC NET Application Fee online using a debit/credit card or net banking of SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI Bank or through UPI or PayTM.

Step 5 – Downloading the form:

  • The final step is to download the confirmation page. Print out at least 4 copies of the application form for further communication

UGC NET Application Fees

Depending on the category that the candidate falls under, the application fees are as follows:

Category Application Fee
General INR 1000
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender INR 250

Correction In UGC NET Application Form 2020

Candidates who want to make any corrections in their UGC NET Application Form should follow the guidelines mentioned below:

  • The form correction facility will be available from 25th April to 2nd May 2020.
  • It will be available on the official website –
  • Email and SMS will be sent to candidates whose application form requires rectifications.
  • Only certain fields such as name, parent’s name, date of birth, contact address, category, and gender can be edited by the candidates.
  • The final date to make all the changes is 2nd May 2020.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Go through the points below to know the eligibility criteria for the NET Candidates in a gist-

  • Candidates who have secured more than 55% marks in a post-graduate degree are allowed to fill the application form (50% for reserved candidates)
  • Final year students who are enrolled in a Master’s program or are waiting for the result are also eligible to fill the UGC NET 2020 application form.
  • PhD degree holders who have completed before September 19, 1991 have been provided an additional relaxation of 5% in minimum marks requirement.
  • There is no age limit for UGC NET Assistant Professorship.
  • The age limit is 30 years as on June 1, 2020, for Junior Research Fellowship to apply for UGC NET application form 2020.

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Which other documents should candidates carry along with the admit card?

Candidates should bring their photo identity proof such as Voter ID card/Pan Card/Aadhar Card along with a photograph to the examination hall.

Is it mandatory to take print out of the admit card?

Candidates wouldn’t be allowed to enter the examination hall under any circumstances without carrying their respective admit cards.

Is it mandatory to take print out of the UGC NET Application Form?

Yes it is mandatory to take out a number of print outs of the duly filled UGC NET Application Form.It will be required for further references.

Is the application fee refundable?

The application fees for UGC NET 2020 once paid are not refundable or transferable at any circumstances.

Can I pay the application fee through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO, etc?

 No. Candidates have to pay for the application form online using a debit/credit card or net banking of SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI Bank or through UPI or PayTM.

Is it possible to apply for UGC NET 2020 through offline mode?

Only an online application is available to apply for the UGC NET examination. Candidates are requested to visit the official website - in order to fill the form.

Is Aadhaar Card number mandatory for filing UGC NET 2020 application form?

Aadhar Card is optional while filing the UGC NET 2020 application form. It just serves as an identity proof while filling the form.

What are the subject choices for the UGC NET exam?

There are various subject choices that the candidates can opt for in the UGC NET Exam.Some of these subjects are as follows-Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences are the subject choices available for the UGC NET exam.