The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released answer keys for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test December 2020 and June 2021 (UGC-NET) phase I, II, and III examinations. Candidates may download respective response sheets along with answer keys and may further raise objections towards any discrepancies noted. A public notice regarding the same had also been released yesterday, on January 21, 2022. Aspirants whose papers were rescheduled due to the impact of cyclone Jawad, especially the Kannada candidates can also now check answer keys and challenge if required.
Candidates who are having confusion on how to check the UGC NET answer keys and response sheets, can go through the below given steps to download and check the same.
UGC-NET 2021 answer key, response sheet: How to download
Step 1. Visit ugcnet.nta.nic.in
Step 2. Scroll down till you reach the highlighted link which states “Display of key challenges for UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021”. Click on the link.
Step 3. Candidates will be redirected to testservices.nic.in where they can log in either by providing application number and password or they may use the second option which is through application number and Date of Birth.
Step 4. After entering the security pin and successfully logging in you’ll be provided with two links. The first is to download provisional answer keys of the appeared paper whereas the second link which states “Challenge response key” is where you’ll get your own response sheet.
How to Match question ID with option ID
Candidates can go through the following steps to match the Question ID with Option ID:
Step 1. In the recorded sheet there is a “question ID” (a 3 or 4 digit number) mentioned on top of each question presented in the paper.
Step 2. There are four option IDs for each option presented. Take a note of the ID (a 4 or 5 digit number) of the option which you’ve marked as the answer to the question
Step 3. Go to the pdf file of the “answer key ” of the same paper. Under the column marked “question ID ” search for your question. The next column marked “correct answer(s) ID ” will show you the ID of the correct option. If it matches then the chosen option is correct.
If candidates are unsatisfied by the answer given in the provisional answer key , they are free to challenge by ticking the option they deem to be correct in the column marked “option ID claimed”. The objection window is open till January 24,2022. Candidates must pay a processing fee of ₹ 1000 per challenge and upload necessary documentation as evidence to prove their claims. If found correct the final key will be updated accordingly and the paid amount will be refunded to the candidate.