To crack UGC NET 2021 Exam it is good to have a deep knowledge of subjects. But apart from it, there are many general queries you must know. UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions are the comprehensive source to clarify the common queries of candidates related to the exam, its criteria & procedure.
To solve your doubts, here at Eduncle, we have come up with the complete guide to present all the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to UGC NET Exam.
We hope this blog will help you to understand the exam and will put some insight on the UGC NET Exam.
Even if you acquire all the essential information regarding UGC NET Exam, before appearing for the same there may arise some questions in your mind. The questions can be predicted as below –
Question 1: What is the UGC NET Exam?
Answer: UGC NET stands for University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test. It is a national level test to determine eligibility for the lectureship and the award of Junior Research Fellowship in university or colleges.
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 check the future scope after qualifying the NET Exam in detail at- UGC NET Career Scope.
Question 3: Is Aadhaar mandatory for UGC NET 2021?
Answer: The Aadhaar number is only one of the types of identification and is not mandatory. Aspirants 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: If you have completed your PG Diploma from a recognized university or institution, you are eligible.
Question 5: What is the age limit to apply for UGC NET Exam?
Answer: As per the UGC NET Eligibility, there is no age limit for the assistant professor while the age of the candidates for the JRF should not exceed 30 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 UGC approved or recognized institute or university.
Question 7: What is the syllabus for UGC NET?
Answer: The UGC NET Syllabus is different for each subject. There are two papers included in the NET Exam.
You can check the complete syllabus for UGC NET for all the subjects through 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. The instructions are given in the following blog - 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 admit card 2021?
Answer: You can download the admit card by following the below steps:
1. Go to the official site and click on the Download Admit Card link.
2. Enter your application number and password correctly.
3. Click on the submit button to download your admit card.
Note: Visit our blog UGC NET Admit Card 2021 for more details and download your admit card before the exam. The admit cards will not be sent to the candidates personally by post.
Question 11: What is the expected cutoff of the NTA UGC NET exam?
Answer: Candidates need to required minimum marks in UGC NET Paper-1 and paper-2 to be considered for the award of the JRF and Assistant Professor eligibility.
After the completion of the exam, the experts predict the cutoff marks based on the previous years’ trends and difficulty level of question paper.
Eduncle.com has also made it available for candidates to check the declared cutoff marks & results for UGC NET. Please visit the following links–
Question 12: How to prepare for UGC NET Exam with perfect guidance?
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Question 13: Who will release the UGC NET e-Certificate for qualified candidates?
Answer: NTA releases the UGC NET e-Certificates on its official website.
Question 14: What's the best book/guide to prepare for the UGC-NET Exam?
Answer: The UGC NET Exam is being conducted within 81 subjects. For the best UGC NET study material, sample papers, mock tests, and PDF notes, please visit UGC NET Study Material & Preparation Books.
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Question 15: What are the duration/timings of UGC-NET 2021?
Answer: The duration of the UGC NET Exam is 3 Hours for both Papers.
The candidates need to clear both Papers to be known as a UGC NET qualified candidate. Here you can check the complete UGC NET Exam Pattern.
Question 16: What is the difference between NTA UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET?
Answer: The Main difference between CSIR NET & UGC NET is that CSIR NET is conducted for the science stream candidates in five subjects while the UGC NET Exam is conducted for arts, commerce, and other streams for 81 subjects.
There are differences in the paper pattern, eligibility, career scope, and other differences that you can check here: UGC NET Vs CSIR NET: What is the difference between these two?
Question 17: How long will the result/award of UGC-NET be valid?
Answer: For Junior Research Fellowship: The validity period of the offer is three years w.e.f the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. In case of a candidate who has already joined M.Phil. /Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration.
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 the salary of around INR 30000-45000 per month while the candidates, who applied for JRF get INR 25000 stipend.
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