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September 28, 2020 • 3:56 pm

UGC NET Application Form 2020 - Procedure to Apply Online

UGC NET Application Form

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UGC NET Application Form 2020 process had been closed on 30th June 2020. The National Testing Agency (NTA) had started the registration window on 16th March till 16th April, initially. But due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, the authority had to postpone the exam multiple times.

Candidates who want to become an Assistant Professor or JRF can fill UGC NET Online form from the official website i.e You are advised to go through the eligibility criteria guidelines released by the NTA.

In this article, you will find all the important details of UGC NET 2020 Apply Online. Use the following index to jump on the required information:

UGC NET 2020 Application Form Dates

Important Documents for UGC NET online form

UGC NET 2020 Apply Online Procedure

UGC NET Application Form Important Points

UGC NET Correction Form

Frequently Asked Questions



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UGC NET 2020 Application Form Dates


In this COVID 19 crisis, the problems faced by the students and the officials, made the National Testing Agency postponed the exam leading to extension in the UGC NET 2020 June exam. As per the notification, the Online Application was extended multiple times and the final submission ended on 30th June 2020 at 5 P.M.


UGC NET Exam Events

UGC NET 2020 Dates

Release of UGC NET June 2020 Official Notification

March 16th, 2020

UGC NET Registration Form 2020 Start

March 16th, 2020

Last date for UGC NET 2020 Apply Online

30th June 2020 (05:00 pm)

UGC NET Payment Online Last Date

30th June 2020 (11:50 pm)

UGC NET Application Form 2020 Correction Process

1st Sept 2020 to 2nd Sept 2020

UGC NET Online Exam Dates

24th September 2020 to 13th November 2020 (revised)


After checking all the dates regarding the application form filling process, you must also have the information of important dates and notification released by the official website. You can check complete UGC NET Notification 2020 here.



Important Documents for UGC NET online form


Filling the NTA UGC NET Application form 2020 includes various steps like online registration, entering the required details, uploading documents, and payment. While registering you will require some documents, such as-

Certificate from the University/board

Identity proof like Ration card/Passport /Aadhaar card /Voter ID card /other Government ID.

UGC NET Educational Qualification documents like Marksheet of master’s degree

Note: if your final result for the master’s degree is not declared at the time of UGC NET 2020 Apply online, you can mention it in the form.

Category/EWS/PwD certificate (if applicable)

Scanned images of photo and signature in JPG format

Size of photo: 10 kb to 200 kb

Size of signature: 4 kb to 30 kb

Exam information brochure for Code of UGC NET Subject

Code of post-graduation course (available in information brochure)

It is very important to be pre-ready with these documents. So, once you have gathered all these required documents you can start filling the form.



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UGC NET 2020 Application Form | How to Apply Online? 


Filling the UGC NET Application 2020 includes 4 simple steps. While registering you must know the steps in advance to avoid any kind of mistake. Check the following procedure for UGC NET Online Form:



Step 1 - UGC NET 2020 Online Registration


Visit the NTA Official Website and click on the “Fill Online Application Form” button.


UGC NET Online Application Form


Note: If you have already registered for the exam, then you may log in to the website via application number & password. But if you are a new user, then you will have to click the “New Registration” button as shown in the following image:


New Registration


Once you do that, you will be redirected to the UGC NET 2020 Application Form.

Enter the details asked in the form and click on “Submit”. NTA will ask to confirm the details again, click on “Yes”, and “Final Submit” to complete the registration form.


Personal Details


After completing the registration process, you will get a unique Application Number. Now, you can use this number to login to the website to complete the UGC NET online application process.


Get Application Number



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Step 2 - Fill Personal and Educational Details


Candidates will have to fill all the personal and educational details in the UGC NET application form 2020 and click on the “Submit” button.

After filling the details, you should recheck it. If you have submitted the wrong details, then you can edit it by clicking on “Edit Application Data”.

Note - The details must be appropriately filled otherwise your UGC NET 2020 Application Form may get rejected.


Submit Application Form Detail



Step 3 - Upload Photographs and Signature


The candidates will have to upload a scanned photograph and signature. Choose the file/document/picture from your device and click on the “Upload” button.

According to the official UGC NET notification, the photograph should be: -

In jpg/jpeg format only.

More than 10 kb and less than 200 kb.

Must have the candidate's name and the date of the day when the picture was clicked.

The signature should be in running handwriting on white paper with a black pen. The size should be more than 4kb but less than 30kb.


Upload Photograph & Signature



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Step 4 - Payment Procedure


Once all the steps have completed you can “Proceed for Payment” to pay the fee.

Note - The fee payment procedure under UGC NET 2020 Apply Online is completely online, through SBI /Syndicate/HDFC /ICICI Payment Gateways i.e. Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking/Paytm.


Proceed to Payment


Select the bank by which you want to pay the exam fee and click on the button to final submit the UGC NET Exam form. After making the payment, take the proof of fee payment.



UGC NET Online Application Fee


The application fee for UGC NET 2020 form is different for all categories. You can check them in the following table: -



UGC NET Application Form 2020 Fee


INR 1000


INR 500


INR 250



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Once your UGC NET application form 2020 is successfully submitted, take the printout for future reference.


UGC NET Application Form

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UGC NET Application Form 2020 Important Points


There are few things which you need to keep in mind regarding the NTA NET 2020 Application Form. Read those pointers below:

The PwD (Person with Disability) candidates should fill the relevant column in the UGC NET 2020 application form.

You are not required to send the hard copies of their online application forms to the exam convener institute.

Keep the print/softcopy of the online submitted UGC NET application with you, it will be required at the time of downloading UGC NET Admit Card. 

The final submission of the online application requires the completion of step 2 and step 3. Forms with incomplete steps will face rejection and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

A candidate can submit only one application form.

Candidate must enter their email ID and mobile number in the application form correctly as all the important communication regarding the exam will be done by NTA through email or SMS.

In case, the confirmation page is not generated after the payment, it means that the transaction has been cancelled. In such cases, the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate will have to make another transaction for UGC NET Online payment.



UGC NET Correction Form


After completion of the registration process, the National Testing Agency offers a one-time chance for correction of the application form in case you have made any mistake. Steps to avail the UGC NET 2020 application form correction facility are mentioned below:

Visit the official website.

Login to the account using application number and password.

Click on the link for UGC NET 2020 application form correction.

Change in the required fields of the UGC NET Online form.

Submit the edited form clicking the Submit button.

In order to make any correction in the form, you will have to pay an additional fee for every change.

The correction window for the UGC NET Application Form 2020 has been reclosed by NTA on 2nd September 2020. 

You can visit our UGC NET Correction Form Procedure blog to know the complete details of the correction form.



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FAQs Required the UGC NET Online Application


Here, we have shared the most common queries of NTA NET Aspirants regarding UGC NET Online Application Form Process. 

Many students face problems while filling the UGC NET Online form. Here are the NET Frequently Asked Questions that may help you get an answer to your queries.


Ques. 1) Is Thumb Impression mandatory while filling the UGC NET application?

Ans.) As per the last UGC NET Notification, there is no need to upload thumb impression in NTA NET Application Form.


Ques. 2) Can anyone cancel the application submitted for the UGC NET Exam?

Ans.) No, once the application is submitted, it cannot be cancelled or withdrawn in any circumstances.


Ques. 3) Can I apply for multiple subjects while filling the online application form of the UGC NET Exam?

Ans.) Candidates can apply only for one subject at a time. However, filling up multiple applications may lead to the cancellation of the NTA NET Form.


Ques. 4) When will UGC NET application form 2020 be released?

Ans.) UGC NET application form 2020 was released on March 16.


Ques. 5) Is Aadhar card number mandatory to apply for the UGC NET exam?

Ans.) No, the Aadhar card number is not compulsory for UGC NET registrations. You can use any government ID number.


Ques. 6) Can I pay the UGC NET application fee through demand draft or any means?

Ans.) No, the UGC NET application fee can be paid in online mode only through debit card/credit card/net banking/UPI.


Ques. 7) Do I have the option of submitting the application form in offline mode?

Ans.) No, the UGC NET application form can be submitted in online mode on the official website of the exam only.


Ques. 8) I have forgotten my application number. How can I recover the same?

Ans.) In case, you forget your application number or password, you can recover the same on the official website of the exam by clicking on the "Forgot Password" or "Forgot Application Number" link.


Ques. 9) Does NTA provide the facility for application form correction?

Ans.) Yes, once the online form submission process ends, NTA opens the window for form correction.


Ques. 10) Is the UGC NET application fee refundable?

Ans.) No, the UGC NET application fee once paid is not refunded to candidates.


Ques. 11) Will the forms with no Name & Date on the Photograph be rejected?

Ans.) No, the form will not be rejected. However, it is suggested to have a photo with name and date on it.


Ques. 12) How can I change my UGC NET exam centre?

Ans.) Once the admit card is published, you can change the UGC NET Exam Centre in during the correction form only.


Ques. 13) How to edit the UGC NET Application Form?

Ans.) If you have not submitted the form then you can edit your UGC NET Online Application form by following the below steps:- 

Step 1 - Go to the official website and click on the application form link.

Step 2 - Login to the website through application no. and password. 

Step 3 - Click on the edit button and correct all the details before submitting it. 

Note - If you have already submitted the form, then you can edit your detail during the correction procedure.



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We hope, the above details about the UGC NET 2020 Application form will help you to register for the exam without any confusion. If your query hasn’t be answered above then, please share with us through the comment box below.

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  • Madhuri
    Hello my name is madhuri I have difficulty to choose the subject of ugc net paper 2 currently Iam pursuing the 2nd yr so which subject is preferable for me
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  • Diksha
    sir, UGC NET ka form fill krte samay post graduate subject commerce ni le rha hai. what to do?
  • Abirami
    is there is separate score mark for JRF and Assistant professor?
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    I am doing pg in rural development. Can i apply in human resource management?
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    Yes, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET HRM or Sociology Subject.
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  • Prasanna
    Sir,I completed MBA, for applying UGC net we need provisional certificate of MBA along with Mark sheets?
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  • Yahoo tok
    I have completed first step and application number already provided but how to pay fee to proceed next stage?
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    I am not getting the email verification mail on my mail id, I have been trying for last 3 days with different mail ids, but nothing is working, what should I do?
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