The National Testing Agency (NTA) has rescheduled the dates for the UGC NET 2020-21 examination once again. UGC NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles was supposed to be held together from October 17, 2021 to October 25, 2021. But now, these dates stand postponed. Although NTA has not specified the new dates for UGC NET 2020-21, it has stated in its public notice that the subsequent dates are going to be announced shortly.
The decision to postpone UGC NET 2020-21 came after the Agency received several requests from the candidates regarding the clash of dates with other major examinations. Hence, the NTA has now postponed the examination until further notice. If candidates have any queries or clarifications regarding UGC NET 2020-21, they can reach out to the NTA helpdesk at 011 40759000. Alternatively, they can write their queries and send them to [email protected]
Earlier, the UGC NET 2020-21 examinations were supposed to be conducted from October 6 to 8, 2021 and October 17 to 19, 2021. But, on the expected day of releasing the admit cards, the Agency had postponed the examination from October 17, 2021 to October 25, 2021. To check the public notice regarding the postponement of UGC NET 2020-21, simply visit ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Then, head straight to the ‘News and Events’ section. Click on the notice dated October 09, 2021, regarding rescheduling of the examination dates for UGC NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles. The notice will be displayed. If required, download the same.
At this point, it is advisable to keep an eye on the official website to receive all the latest updates regarding UGC NET 2020-21. Once the new dates are announced by the Agency, the admit cards for the revised dates will be available on the official website – ugcnet.nta.nic.in. The admit cards can be downloaded from the website using the candidate’s application number, date of birth, etc. After downloading the UGC NET 2020-21 admit card, please take a printout of the same. Take note that no admit card will be sent to the candidate via post or any other means.
The UGC-NET is conducted twice every year. However, owing to the postponement of UGC-NET December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule of UGC-NET June 2021 has been delayed. Thus, just to regularize the UGC-NET examination cycles, the NTA, along with UGC, has decided to merge both the UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles. Now, both these examinations will together be conducted in the computer-based test (CBT) mode.