UGC NET 2021 exam begins; COVID-19 SOPs still in place

UGC NET 2021 exam has begun from today. The UGC NET exam 2021 is to be conducted from November 20 to December 5, 2021.

UGC NET 2021 exam begins; COVID-19 SOPs still in place
Piyush Chaudhary | Nov 20, 2021 - 9:26 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has commenced the UGC NET exam 2021 today November 20. The UGC NET 2021 is scheduled to be held on November 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and December 1, 3, 4, 5, 2021 in online mode across the country.

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The NTA UGC NET 2021 exam is conducted to shortlisted eligible candidates for the Junior Research Fellowship or Assistant Professor post in different subjects. All the exam day instructions as set by the NTA and the government are being followed at the UGC NET exam centres.

The UGC NET 2021 admit card was released on the UGC NET official website. Applicants using their login credentials download the hall ticket. In case of any difficulty they can contact the concerned authorities for help.

Also read: UGC NET 2021 exam day guidelines

UGC NET 2021 exam date


Important Dates

UGC NET notification date

August 10, 2021

UGC NET admit card 2021 release date

November 13, 2021

NTA UGC NET 2021 exam dates

November 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and December 1,3,4,5, 2021

UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

Check the UGC NET exam pattern in the table below.


Paper I

Paper II



The subject selected by the candidate

No. of Questions







Consolidated 3 hours

Mode of Exam


Negative Marks

No negative marks for wrong answers

The UGC NET exam 2021 had been postponed twice before by the NTA as it was clashing with other major government recruitment exams.

About UGC NET 2021

The National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET exam twice every year. The UGC NET 2021 exam is conducted to shortlist eligible applicants for the post of Assistant Professors/ lecturers and Junior Research Fellowship in government colleges or universities for different subjects.

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