The National Testing Agency i.e. NTA has announced the UGC NET exam dates for the year 2021 on February 02. This time the UGC NET exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency in May. The exam will be held in 11 phases i.e. 11 days of May. Along with this, the upper age limit has been increased for appearing in the UGC NET examination and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). However, This change will be valid for this exam only.
The upper age limit of the candidates applying for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) has been increased to 31 years. The National Testing Agency said this age limit will be applicable only in the current examination. There is no upper age limit for the qualification of Assistant Professor. While the upper age limit for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) was set at 30 years. This time a one-year exemption has been given.
The dates of the UGC-NET exam conducted by the National Testing Agency or NTA were announced by the Union Education Minister himself. Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had told on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, that this time the UGC-NET exam for NTA Junior Professor Fellowship and Assistant Professor Will held on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17 May 2021. Dr. Nishank had issued a detailed notification wishing all the candidates for success in the examination and a golden future.
The online application window for registration of UGC NET Exam 2021 has been started from 02 February 2021. Also, the last date of application is March 2. The application fee can be deposited by March 3. There will be two question papers in the UGC NET / JRF exam. These will be in two shifts i.e. morning and afternoon. It is noteworthy that the first paper in the examination will be on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Teaching, and General Research Aptitude while the second paper will be on a related subject. Moreover, candidates can take the NET exam in 84 subjects.
The first shift of the UGC NET exam is from 09-12 am and the second shift is from 03 pm to 06 pm. At the time of examination, the candidates will have to reach the examination center by 7:30. The examination will be of a total of 3-3 hours in both shifts. The first question paper of the UGC NET exam is of 100 marks. A total of 50 questions will be asked. While the second question paper will be of 200 marks. A total of 100 questions will be asked. All questions will be multiple choice.
The examination will be conducted using the CBT method i.e. it will be a computer-based examination. For further information regarding the examination, the candidates can visit the National Testing Agency website https://nta.ac.in/.