UGC NET 2020 Application Form

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 16 Jun, 2020 08:20

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UGC NET (June) 2020 Application Form (Registration Date Extended till June 30)

UGC NET (June) 2020 application form has been available from 16th March 2020. Candidates can submit their applications till June 30, 2020. The aspirants of UGC NET 2020 must know the detailed application process of UGC NET in order to apply for this national-level entrance examination. For all the UGC NET 2020 applicants, it is important to clearly understand how to apply for the entrance examination as any mistake in the application process of UGC NET 2020 might lead to the rejection of the candidates' applications. Candidates must note that the application form of UGC NET 2020 will be released for the candidates in online mode and to fill the application form candidates will first need to visit the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and follow the detailed procedure of UGC NET 2020 application form filling.

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UGC NET Registration Dates 2020 (Revised)

By referring to the table given below, candidates will know the important UGC NET 2020 registration dates including application start dates, end dates and application form correction dates:



UGC NET 2020 (June) Application Process to Begin

16th March 2020

UGC NET 2020 (June) Application last date

June 30, 2020

Steps to Apply for UGC NET 2020

There are three very simple steps to apply for the UGN NET 2020. We have discussed the steps in details below. Candidates applying for the UGC NET 2020 can follow the following 3 steps to apply for the examination.

Stage 1: Registration

Registration is the basic step for the application process

Basic Details: Candidates will have to enter the guardian’s name and candidate’s name as mentioned in the Secondary Examination Certificate or some equivalent Board or University certificate. Everything in the registration form must be written in Capital letter. 

Date of Birth: Feed-in the date of birth as mentioned in the Secondary Examination Certificate.

Contact Details: Candidates must provide a valid email Id and phone number. 

Stage 2: Fill Online Application Form

OBC and Non-OBC: While filling up the UGC NET 2020 application form, candidates must check the OBC list prescribed by the Central Government. The candidates who are not in the OBC-NCL category must mention as a general category in the application form.  

EWS: The Economically Backwardness would be considered if the candidate satisfies the provided by the Ministry of Social justice and Empowerment and also by the guidelines provided by the MHRD Department of Higher Education. 

Address: Candidates must provide the full residential address and specifically mention the correct Pincode of the area. 

Examination Centre: Candidates have the liability to choose four centres for the examination of NET 2019. By no means, the examination centre chosen by the candidates would be changed by NTA. 

Subject Choice: Candidates must choose the subject which is available on the list of NET. Candidates are preferably advised to choose a subject which they already pursued during postgraduate courses. 

Stage 3: Uploading Scanned Image

Size of photo: The size of the Photograph must be between 10kb to 200kb 

Size of signature: The size of the image should be 4kb to 30 kb. The candidates must use black ink on a white sheet to sign and then scan and resize to the required size. 

Checklist for UGC NET 2020 Online Application

  • Candidates must ensure that they followed the pointers given below while filling up the application form. Here is the checklist for the UGC NET 2020 online application process. 

  • Check whether the candidate completely satisfies the ‘Conditions of eligibility’ and ‘age limit’

  • Candidates must mention the category they belong to in the online application form. 

  • Candidates must fill the subject of the examination and city of examination of the candidate

  • PwD candidates must fill all the relevant fields in the application form of UGC NET 2020.

  • It is advisable to take a print out of the UGC NET 2020 application form and keep it for future references. 

Instructions for filling up the UGC NET 2020 Application Form

  • Some important instructions for filling up the UGC NET 2020 application form which all the candidates must follow.

  • Candidates will have to log in to the official site of NTA and click on “Apply Online”

  • Applicants will be asked to download the UGCNET 2020 Information Brochure and also a Replica of the Application form. The candidates must go through the information brochure and find out eligibility criteria for UGC NET and check they satisfy the clauses of eligibility. 

There are 4 very simple steps to fill the application form for UGC NET:

Step 1: Fill the registration form and note the system generated application number 

Step 2: Upload candidate’s scanned photograph and signature

Step 3: Make an online payment through the gateway for the UGC NET application form 

Step 4: Take a print out of the application “Confirmation” page

The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if step 2 and step 3 are not followed through. Such application form stands cancelled and the candidature of the candidate remains cancelled. 

The candidates will get a one time password and application number through SMS. 

At least 4 print out of the application must be taken for all future references. 

Documents Required for UGC NET Application Process

Before filling up the UGC NET 2020 application form, the candidates must know which documents or information must be kept ready:

  • University or Board certificate for the name of the candidate, mother’s name, father’s name and date of birth of the candidate.

  • Contact details of the candidate such as the Mobile Number and Email ID. 

  • Adhaar card

  • Scanned Images in JPEG format. 

  • Qualifying Degree certificate or latest semester mark sheet

  • Ration Card, Passport and other government documents

  • Mailing address as well as a permanent address with pin code. 

  • Select the four cities as the centre of examination of your choice. 

  • NET subject code

  • Persons with Disability will have to show the medical certificate

  • Code of the subject at postgraduate level

  • Economically weaker section certificate

  • Category or reservation certificate

Payment of the Examination Fee:

  • After filling all the details correctly and successfully for UGC NET, the candidates have to select the option of payment for examination.

  • The payment will be done through SBI_MOPS (Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ E-Challan of SBI).

  • Candidates must have excellent internet connection while filling the UGC NET application form and making the payment, as any server issue can result in failure of the UGC NET application process.

Given below is the fee break-up that is to be paid by the candidates after submitting the application form of UGC NET 2020.




INR 800


INR 400

SC / ST / Person with Disabilities

INR 200

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Documents Required Before Filling UGC NET Application 2020

Let us find out in detail about the documents that must be kept handy before planning to fill in the application form of UGC NET 2020. It is first of all important for the candidates to understand that collecting these documents is important because it will help candidates in filling up the form quickly and with ease. It will also help in avoiding last minutes hassle and confusion that candidates often encounter while filling up a competitive examination application form. The documents include the following:

  • Marksheet of 10th standard

  • Marksheet of 12th standard

  • Marksheet of the Bachelor Degree

  • Marksheet of the last qualifying examination

  • Soft copy and hard copy of the scanned documents in the format prescribed

  • Identity Proof of the Candidate

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

UGC NET 2020 Online Application Correction

National Testing Agency (NTA) allows the UGC NET 2020 applicants to make the relevant changes (if any) in the application form that they submit in order to become eligible for the online examination. For UGC NET 2020 online application correction, the time slot will be open for the candidates to make relevant changes. Candidates must know that it will be the last opportunity for them to make changes (if any) in the UGC NET 2020 Application Form. The correction process will be possible online via the official website.

Note: No changes can be made once the last date for the correction of UGC NET 2020 is over. The candidates are also advised to minutely go through the changes before clicking on the submit button.

Correction and Discrepancy in the Photograph and Signature

Candidates who submit their Photograph and Signature in the wrong format can make the required changes within the given time period, as no changes shall be entertained after the last date is over. It is also important for applicants to know what factors lead to the discrepancy of the scanned photographs and signature. Ignorance of these factors might lead to the rejection of the application form of the candidates. A list of parameters are considered to be important and are brought into notice when screening the photographs and signature of the applicants. Candidates must look at these parameters and get the necessary changes done before the last date of the correction window.

  • The signature must be in running handwriting instead of a capital letter or small letter format.

  • No fancy underlinings and circles must accompany the signature, as such a signature is liable to get rejected.

  • Vertical signatures and horizontal photographs are not accepted.

  • Scanned copies in wrong dimensions will be rejected by the concerned authorities.

  • The size of the scanned copy must not be less than 4 KB for the signature and 10 KB in case of the photograph of the candidates.

  • The scanning must be clear, visible and readable.

  • The photograph must be clear without any blurriness or hazy background.

  • The background of the image must not be too colourful or bright or dark. Scan an image that is in normal appearance with a soothing background.

  • Photographs hiding the eyes of the candidates with sunglasses or aviators must be avoided.

  • Selfies are not acceptable in any condition.

  • Photographs with scenery or fancy background must not be uploaded.

  • Red-eyed photographs are not be uploaded.

  • Candidates must look straight in the scanned photograph.

For any Queries regarding the Correction Process Candidates can contact on –

Telephone No.: 8076535482, 7703859909


Important Instructions regarding UGC NET 2020

  • Candidates must check the eligibility criteria prescribed by NTA for UGC NET 2020 for June and then start with the form filling process.

  • Candidates must know that the box with an asterisk or star mark is the compulsory one to be filled in by them.

  • The application form submitted after the correction period can no longer be changed or updated from the candidates’ end.

  • Any discrepancy recorded will end to reject the application form of the candidates with necessary actions.

  • The E-Mail Address and Contact Number provided by the candidates must be correct and valid, as through these mediums candidates will be able to get updates and related information about UGC NET 2020.

  • Candidates must keep the relevant documents handy before starting with the form filling process.

  • During the form filling process, candidates must be specific and clear with their preferences and choices.

  • Reservation or Category certification is a must to be attached or highlighted by the candidates in their form.

How Will I Know If My UGC NET 2020 Online Application Form and Fee has been Accepted?

The applicants can know if their UGC NET 2020 online application form along with the fee has been accepted via the National Testing Agency (NTA) official website. The NTA authorities will upload the details of all those candidates who have successfully uploaded their 2020 online application form for UGC NET along with the application fee on their website. The names of those applicants will not appear who failed to submit their application form and fee before the mentioned last date.

However, there may be some discrepancy where an applicant may have paid the fee for the UGC NET 2020 online application form but due to some error, his/her name is not displayed in the list of successful applicants. In that case, the candidate will be given a chance to get this matter taken care of which will require them to contact the Helpline centre and then visit the same along with all the required documents which will prove his/her candidature. The documents that such candidates need to carry with them are:

  • Transaction proof of UGC NET 2020 application fee.

  • Printout of the fee payment confirmation page.

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