UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions are the source to clarify common queries of candidates related to the exam, its criteria & procedure.
To solve your doubts, here at Eduncle, we have come up with the most frequently asked questions about the UGC NET Exam.
Even if you acquire all the essential information regarding NET Exam, it may be possible that you have many UGC NET questions in your mind. Below are the UGC NET important questions asked by NET aspirants:
Question 1: What is the UGC NET Exam?
Answer: UGC NET stands for University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test. It is a national level exam to determine eligibility for lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in universities or colleges across India.
Question 2: What are the benefits of qualifying UGC NET?
Answer: The benefits after qualifying the UGC NET Exam are as follows:
Become an Assistant Professor/ Lecturer in any of the UGC Approved Universities.
Become a Research Fellow, Project Assistant, or Research Analyst in any of the prestigious organizations, universities or laboratories.
Apply for highly reputed Public-Sector Organizations in India.
Become an Entrepreneur.
Publish your research.
Become an author or a NET faculty.
Start teaching Undergraduate or Post Graduate students or educational professionals.
Be a guest faculty in universities and institutes.
Work as a lab assistant.
Become a consultant or a counsellor etc.
You can also check UGC NET Career Scope after qualifying the NET Exam for more detailed information.
Question 3: Is Aadhaar mandatory for UGC NET 2021?
Answer: Aadhaar number is not mandatory to fill the form of UGC NET 2021. It is one of the options for identification. You can also use the Ration Card number, Passport number, Bank Account number, or any other valid Government identity number.
Question 4: Am I eligible for UGC NET after a PG diploma?
Answer: PGDM is considered equivalent to a master’s degree. So, if you have completed your PG Diploma from a recognized university then, you can apply for the exam.
Question 5: What is the age limit to apply for the UGC NET Exam?
Answer: As per the UGC NET Eligibility, there is no age limit for the assistant professor while the age of candidates for JRF should not exceed 31 years.
Question 6: Will distance education be acceptable for UGC NET?
Answer: Yes, distance education is accepted for the UGC NET Exam only if you enrolled in a UGC approved university/institute.
Question 7: What is the syllabus for UGC NET?
Answer: NTA conducts UGC NET Exam in two Papers, i.e. General Paper-1(common for all subjects) and Paper-2 (subject-specific). All Paper 2 subjects have different syllabus. You can check the complete UGC NET Syllabus.
Question 8: How to get a UGC NET Certificate after I clear the exam?
Answer: The candidates who have cleared the NTA NET Exam can check the step-by-step procedure to get their certificates by visiting the following link - UGC NET e-Certificate Download Procedure.
Question 9: Are there negative markings in the UGC NET Exam?
Answer: No, there is no negative marking in the UGC NET Exam.
Question 10: How to download the NTA UGC NET admit card 2021?
Answer: You can download the UGC NET Admit Card 2021 by following the below-mentioned steps:
1. Go to the official website and click on the “Download Admit Card” link.
2. Enter your application number and password correctly.
3. Click on the submit button and download your admit card.
Note: The admit cards will not be sent to the candidates by post.
Question 11: What is the cut off of the NTA UGC NET exam June 2020?
Answer: You can check the UGC NET Cut Off Marks blog for previous years cut off.
Question 12: How to prepare for the UGC NET Exam?
Answer: If you need any assistance in UGC NET Preparation, register here at Eduncle. Once you're done with the registration process, Eduncle Counsellors will call you and help you with the best guidance for your exam preparation.
Question 13: Who releases the UGC NET e-Certificate for qualified candidates?
Answer: NTA releases the UGC NET e-Certificates on its official website.
Question 14: What are the best books to prepare for the UGC NET Exam?
Answer: The UGC NET Exam is conducted for 81 subjects. For the best UGC NET study material, sample papers, mock tests, and PDF notes, please visit UGC NET Study Material & Preparation Books.
You can also download the free study kit for your subject from the below table:
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Also, you can use the free UGC NET Rank Predictor to check the expected All India percentile score.
Question 15: What are the duration/timings of UGC-NET 2021?
Answer: The duration of the UGC NET Exam is 3 Hours (including both papers).
For detailed information, you can check the complete UGC NET Exam Pattern here.
Question 16: What is the difference between NTA UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET?
Answer: The main difference in both exams is that CSIR NET is conducted for the science stream candidates in 5 subjects while the UGC NET Exam is conducted for non-science subjects such as arts, commerce, and other 81 subjects.
For more differences, you can visit the UGC NET Vs CSIR NET blog.
Question 17: What is the validity of the UGC NET JRF award letter?
Answer: The validity period of the JRF award letter is three years w.e.f the date of issue.
Question 18: Can an art student apply for the JRF NET?
Answer: Yes, an arts student can apply for the related subjects in the UGC NET & JRF.
Question 19: What is the mode of the UGC NET Exam?
Answer: The UGC NET Exam will be conducted in Computer Based Mode (online) only.
Question 20: What is the salary of a UGC NET qualified person?
Answer: After qualifying the UGC NET Exam, the assistant professor gets a salary of around INR 30000-45000 per month while the candidates, who applied for JRF get INR 25000 stipend.
Question 21: How many times can one attempt the NET exam?
Answer: There is no limit on the number of attempts for the profile of Assistant Professor. For JRF, the maximum number of attempts is 3.
Question 22: Is the UGC NET exam difficult?
Answer: The difficulty level of the UGC NET exam lies between moderate to high.
Question 23: Can I apply for multiple subjects in the UGC NET exam?
Answer: No, you can apply only for one subject at a time in the UGC NET Exam.
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