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NTA UGC NET Answer Key 2021 Out - Download & Challenge It

UGC NET Answer Key and How to Challenge it

UGC NET 2022 Study Material


The National Testing Agency, NTA has released the Provisional UGC NET Answer Key 2021 for all the exams conducted from 20th November to 5th January 2022. This key has been made available on the official website to challenge.

You can download the final UGC NET answer key, if:

You had appeared for the 2021 exam and want to compare your response sheet.

You want to challenge the UGC NET 2021 Answer Key, and check whether your claims have been accepted or not.

You are going to appear for the UGC NET 2022 exam, as it will help you practice the previous year's papers to boost your exam preparation.

In this blog, you will find the complete details related to NTA UGC NET Answer Key.

Important Dates of UGC NET Answer Key 2021

How to Download NTA UGC NET Answer Keys from Official Website?

Details Mentioned on Answer Key of UGC NET 2021

How to calculate exam score using NTA UGC NET Answer Key?

How to challenge the UGC NET Answer Key 2021?

Instructions Regarding Fee Payment

NTA UGC NET Answer Key (Last 5 Exams)

Frequently Asked Questions



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Important Dates of UGC NET Answer Key 2021


The UGC NET exam 2021 was conducted in three phases from 20th November 2021 to 5th January 2022. The following table includes the important dates of the 2021 UGC NET Exam: -


Exam Events

UGC NET 2021 Exam Important Dates

UGC NET 2021 Exam Date 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th November & 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 24th, 26th, 27th December 2021, and 4th, 5th January 2022 

Provisional UGC NET Answer Key Release

21st January 2022

Response Sheet & Question Paper

21st January 2022

Challenging of Preliminary Answer Key

21st to 24th January 2022

Final UGC NET 2021 Answer Key

First Week of February 2022 (Tentatively)  

Result First Week of February 2022 (Tentatively)  


Check the complete UGC NET Notification 2021 released by the official website here.



How to Download the UGC NET Answer Key 2021?


The official website will release the UGC NET Answer Key twice - the primary and final key after which the UGC NET 2021 Result will be announced.

You can download the final answer key of UGC NET 2021 by following the steps given below.

Step-1: You must visit the official website to download the answer key.

Step-2: Login using registration details and click on the "Final Answer Key" option.

Step- 3: A pdf file will open, download it to check the UGC NET Answer Key 2021.



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What information will be given on the UGC NET 2021 Answer Key?


NTA UGC NET Answer Key includes correct answers to all the questions that were asked in the examination. The other details given on the answer sheet are:

Name of the examination

Exam date, time, and shift

Exam subject name and code

Question ID

Correct option ID


If you face difficulty while downloading the key, due to any reason then you can get them from Eduncle. We provide the free UGC NET Answer Key pdf along with the last 5 exam papers.



How to Calculate the UGC NET 2021 Scores?


To calculate the UGC NET exam scores 2021, you must go through the UGC NET exam pattern and marking scheme properly. This will help you to accurately calculate the scores.

The formula for score calculation:

Total Marks Obtained = Number of Correct Answers X 2



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How to Challenge UGC NET Answer Key 2021?


The officials give students, who find any discrepancy in the released answer key, a chance to challenge it. You can now Challenge UGC NET Provisional Answer Key December 2020 and June 2021 sessions for all 81 subjects from 21st to 24th January 2022. 

In order to challenge the key, you will have to pay a fee of INR 1000 per question that can be paid by Credit/Debit Card only.

Note: The UGC NET Answer Key Challenge window will be closed by officials on 24th January 2022.

Below you can check, 'How to Challenge UGC NET 2020 Answer Key?' that will help you claim your answers or recorded responses.

Step 1 – Visit the official website of NTA. 

Step 2 – Click on the option “Display of Key Challenge for UGC NET December 2020 & June 2021”.

Step 3 – Log in with the help of your UGC NET Application Number and Password/Date of Birth.

Step 4 – Select the ‘Challenge/s regarding answer key ’ option.

Step 5 – There are two IDs in sequential order, one for 50 Questions of Paper 1 and the other for 100 Questions of Paper 2.


UGC NET Answer Key Challenge


Step 6 – Select the correct answer using the Option ID given next to the Question ID for which you wish to claim & Click ‘Save Your Claims’. Repeat the process for all the questions you want to challenge. 

Step 7 – Upload the supporting document for all the claimed answers in a single PDF & Click ‘Save Your Claims and Pay Fee’.

Step 8 – Now click on ‘Pay Fee’ & finally make your Payment using Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking 



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Instructions Regarding Fee Payment


Before submitting your fee for every response challenge, candidates must know some important instructions that are given below: - 

1000 INR is the prescribed fee for every response challenged.

You can use a Debit/Credit card/Net Banking to submit the fee. Make sure that you use a medium to which the payment can be refunded.

if the Challenge is correct the payment is refunded to the same account.


There will be some extra service charges that need to be paid by aspirants, such as:

For Debit Card – Service tax as applicable and 1.20% of examination fee.

For Credit Card – 0.75% taxes for the exam fee of up to 2000 INR and 1% taxes for exam fee that is more than 2000 INR.



UGC NET Previous Years Answer Key (Last 5 Exams)


The students who are preparing for the upcoming UGC NET exam must practice multiple questions. For this, you can solve previous year's papers that provide a good number of questions.

After solving them, analyze your answers with the help of the answer key. You can download the NET Previous Question Papers along with UGC NET Answer Key 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 sessions from the following table.



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UGC NET Answer Key June 2020


If you are looking for the NTA UGC NET answer key June 2020 then check the following table and download it for your subject.




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UGC NET Answer Key December 2019


If you are looking for NTA UGC NET answer key Dec 2019 then check the following table and download it for your subject.




UGC NET Answer Key June 2019


Download the UGC NET Answer Key June 2019 from the following table.




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UGC NET Answer Key 2018 PDF for December Session


You can download the free PDF of UGC NET Key December 2018 for your subject to analyze the performance.




UGC NET Answer Key June 2018


Download the UGC NET June 2018 exam key pdf from the following table.




Download the Complete Free Paper Analysis by Experts for UGC NET Exams (Paper 1 and 2).



UGC NET Dec 2017 Answer Key


Download the UGC NET Dec 2017 Answer key from the table below: -




If you wish to download the UGC NET study material 2022 designed by exam experts for both Paper 1 and 2, then refer to the following table:




Frequently Asked Questions of UGC NET Answer Key 2021


In this section, check the most common queries related to NTA UGC NET Answer Key 2021. You can also refer to our UGC NET FAQs blog for general UGC NET questions.



Ques. 1) When will the UGC NET answer key 2021 be released?

Ans.) The UGC NET 2021 Answer Key has been released on 21st January 2022. You can check the response sheet and challenge the provisional key till 24th January 2022.



Ques. 2) How to download the UGC NET answer key 2021?

Ans.) Candidates can check the Answer Key of UGC NET 2021 from the official website and download the same, you can check the complete procedure here Download NTA UGC NET 2021 Answer Keys


Ques. 3) Why is the UGC NET answer key important?

Ans.) The NTA UGC NET Answer Key will help you check your marked responses in the exam and challenge the answers as well. 



Ques. 4) How to challenge the NTA UGC NET 2020 answer key?

Ans.) You can raise an objection against the answer key through the official website of NTA. Check the step-by-step procedure now to Challenge the UGC NET Answer Key 2021



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Ques. 5) What is the fee to challenge the answer key of UGC NET 2021?

Ans.) NTA has set a standard fee of INR 1000 per question to raise objections.



Ques. 6) Will the final result be released on the basis of the answer key of UGC NET 2021?

Ans.) Yes, the UGC NET Result 2021 will be released on the basis of the final UGC NET Answer Key 2021.



Ques. 7) How do I download the NTA NET response sheet?

Ans.) To download the response sheet, follow these steps: -

Step 1 – You must visit the official website and click on the “UGC NET Response sheet”.

Step 2 – Login into the website by using the registration details.

Step 3 – From this page, you can download the pdf of the response sheet.



Ques. 8) Is the answer challenge fee refundable?

Ans.) If the objection claimed by the candidate is correct, the fee will be refunded.



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