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UGC NET Answer Key 2020: Know the Dates & Challenge Process

The National Testing Agency, NTA has released the final UGC NET Answer Key 2020 for all the exams conducted from 24 September to 13 November 2020. This key has been made available on the official website. Students can download and compare their response sheet with the final answer key.

The candidates who had challenged the UGC NET 2020 Answer Key can also check if their claim has been accepted or not.

But if you are a student who is preparing for an upcoming exam, then you can also check the answers of previous year papers available at Eduncle, this will help you boost your preparation.

UGC NET Answer Key 2021

To raise an objection against UGC NET answer key, candidates have to pay a certain amount. Applicants have to pay the objection fee in the form of demand draft. Know the important dates related to UGC NET answer key 2021 from the table below:

Events Important Dates
UGC NET exam date 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12,
14 & 17 May 2021

To be announced
UGC NET exam shift timings To be announced
Release of unofficial answer key On the same day of exam
Release of provisional answer key of
To be announced
Process to raise an objection To be announced
Issuance of final answer key To be announced

Calculation of Scores As Per UGC NET Answer Key 2021

With the help of the official answer key, candidates can start their calculation of estimated scores. To know the procedure for the calculation of scores as per UGC NET answer key, follow the steps:

1st step: To begin with the process, note down the number of correct answers in UGC NET answer key Paper 1 and Paper 2.

2nd step: Once done, use the formula provided below to get estimated scores for UGC NET 2021.

Marks in UGC NET 2021 Paper-1 = Number of correct answers in paper 1 x 2 marks

Marks in UGC NET 2021 Paper-2 = Number of correct answers in paper 2 x 2 marks

UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of UGC NET 2021 is as follows

Paper I

Name of unit No. of Questions Marks
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
People, Development and Environment 5 10
Higher Education System 5 10
Total 50 100

Paper II

Topic No. of Qs Marks
Subject specific topics 100 200

Marking Scheme of UGC NET 2021 is as follows

Answered and marked for review – correct answer +2
Answered and marked for review – incorrect answer 0
Marked for review – correct or incorrect 0
Correct answer +2
Incorrect answer 0

How to check UGC NET 2020 final answer keys:

In order to check the UGC NET answer keys, all the candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Go to the official site of UGC NET at ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • On the homepage, click on “Answer Keys UGC-NET June 2020”
  • Final Answer Key on which result compiled on 30.11.2020 will be displayed
  • Check it carefully
  • Download it for future reference.

How to challenge UGC NET Answer Key 2021?

NTA provides candidates with an option to raise an objection against the provisional answer key. Follow the steps provided below to challenge UGC NET answer key.

1st step: Go to the official website that is ugcnet.nta.nic.in or click on the direct link given above.

2nd step: Click on ‘answer key challenge’ button present at the bottom of the home page.

3rd step: Now, login using the application number and date of birth and click on ‘submit’ button.

4th step: Hereafter, click on ‘click here for challenge regarding answer key’.

5th step: UGC NET 2021 answer key is displayed on the screen. Now, select the ID option which candidate think is incorrect for the given question ID. Click on the drop-down list which says ‘is question correct’. Select the ‘yes’ option from the list.

UGC NET Answer Key Demo

6th step: Upload the relevant proof of the challenge candidates have presented.

7th step: Pay the required fee for raising the objection. Proceed to submit the challenge.

As per the notification, candidates have to pay Rs.1000/- per question to challenge UGC NET answer key.

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UGC NET 2021 Question Papers

NTA provides candidates with the question paper for all the sets through login. Aspirants can use these question papers along with the answer key for the calculation of their scores. These UGC NET question papers are also useful to challenge the answer keys. Follow the steps to download UGC NET 2021 question papers:

1st step: Go to the login page by following the steps provided above. Now, enter the login details which are application number, date of birth and security pin.

2nd step: Now, a dashboard is displayed on the screen. Click on ‘please click here for the display of your question paper and your responses’.

3rd step: Hereafter, the UGC NET question paper is displayed on the screen.

How to Download your UGC NET e-certificate & JRF letter

Now those of you who clear the UGC NET exam shall need to download the UGC NET e-certificate and/or the JRF award letter from the NTA’s website.

These certificates or award letters are like the badges that you’d need to wear, i.e. these certificates or award letters would be imperative for you, to apply for the various job interviews in the future.

To download your e-certificate/JRF letter, follow the steps that I have given below:

  1. Go to the UGC NET website.
  2. On the website, you’ll find the link for downloading e-certificates/JRF letters.
  3. Next, select the exam and enter the captcha code and proceed.
  4. Then enter details like application no. and date of birth, and then enter the captcha code.
  5. Then click on proceed.
  6. Next, a page opens where you can check and download your e-certificate and/or JRF award letter.

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Q1: Can you discuss the marking scheme for UGC NET?

Ans : NTA gives +2 marks to candidates for marking the correct answer. There is no negative marking in UGC NET.

Q2: If I found any incorrect answer in the UGC NET answer key, can I raise an objection against it?

Ans : Yes. NTA opens a window to challenge the answer key only if there is any incorrect answer. Candidates have to provide valid proof as well to verify their objections.

Q3: Do I have to pay for raising objections? If yes, then what is the amount?

Ans : Yes. Candidates have to pay for each question they challenge. The amount that candidates have to pay is Rs.1000/- per question to challenge the answer key.

Q 4 : How can I check my UGC NET Result If I forgot my application number?

Ans : Don’t panic if you forget your application number or your password. The process to retrieve these credentials remain the same whether it is for Admit Card or Result. You can use the steps mentioned here to retrieve your application number and/or password.

Q5: What is the age limit to apply for the NTA UGC Exam?

Ans : There is no age limit if you wish to apply for the UGC NET exam with the intention of becoming an Assistant Professor (AP). However, to be eligible for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) program, you shouldn’t be older than 31 years as on the 1st day of the month in which the examination registration process is concluded. Know more about the Age Limit and the Relaxation available to different categories of candidates.


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