So far, the official and provisional answer keys have not been released. UGC NET 2021 concluded on January 05. Based on the challenges received, the final answer keys and results will be published.
It has been almost two weeks that the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2021 has been conducted. The last examination took place on January 05. However, even after this hiatus, there has been no update regarding the availability of the NTA NET answer key 2021. Although various platforms have released the unofficial answer keys, candidates are in need of the official ones for more accuracy and authenticity. To address this issue, Aglasem reached out to the NTA helpline numbers.
As per the helpline, NTA will release UGC NET answer key 2021 soon. The officials refrained from specifying the exact date. However, they confirmed it will be soon, within a few days.
NTA NET Answer Key 2021 Release Date – Expected Date as Per Past Year Trends
In the last three UGC NET exams, the answer keys were released at the following intervals:
|Exam Date||Answer Key Release Date||Difference|
|UGC NET 2020 – For 55 Subjects||24 September to 17 October||05 November||19 Days|
|UGC NET 2020 – For 24 Subjects||04 to 13 November||16 November||03 Days|
|UGC NET 2019||02 to 06 December||11 Dec 2019||05 Days|
Going by past year trends the expected date of release of UGC NET answer keys is as follows – If NTA releases answer keys for all phases at once, then the answer key should be out anytime before January 24, 2022. However, if NTA releases phase wise answer keys, then keys for some exams may come immediately, and for others, a week after that.
NTA held UGC NET in different phases this time too. Phase 1 exam was from November 20 to December 5, 2021. Then phase 2 exam was from December 24 to 27, 2021. And the last and final one, phase 3 exam was on January 4 and 5, 2022.
‘When will NTA release UGC NET answer key, response sheet?’ – Helpline’s Response
The conversation between one of our team members and the NTA official was helpful as it was told to us that the answer keys will be released soon. Take a look at how the conversation rolled out.
Q: Hello! When will the UGC NET 2021 answer key be released?
A: The answer keys will be released within a few days.
Q: Is there any chance that they might be available by today?
A: No, we cannot surely assert that but the answer keys will be available today, but very soon. You can keep tab of the official website.
Based on this conversation and the NTA official’s assertion, it is speculated that there is a high chance for the NTA NET answer key to be available very soon. In fact, it is expected that the same will be put up on the official website – ugcnet.nta.nic.in, in the next two days. However, it must be noted that these answer keys will be provisional and will be available for only two to three days.
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UGC NET Answer Key: How to raise objection and fee details
Candidates will be provided with the opportunity to challenge the answer keys. For every question to be challenged, they have to pay an amount of Rs 1000. Additionally, one has to provide ample justification and evidence for every question. Prior to declaring the UGC NET 2021 results, NTA will also display the question paper and the recorded responses of the candidates on ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Both question paper and the recorded responses will be available for nearly two to three days.
Based on the challenges received against the provisional answer key, NTA will release the final answer keys and publish the results. Please note that the result will be prepared as per the final answer key. Hence, it is advised to carefully check the provisional answer keys and submit challenges (if required). NTA’s decision, in this regard, will be final.