The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the UGC NET test in December 2020 which was expected to be held from May 2 to May 17 due to growing COVID-19 cases. The trial was scheduled for December 2020 and has been postponed several times since the outbreak.
“Given the current state of the COVID-19 epidemic and taking into account the safety and well-being of students and test staff, it has been decided to postpone the testing of the UGC NET 2020 (May 2021),” the National Testing Agency (NTA) said in a statement.
Updated UGC NET 2021 dates have not yet been announced. New dates will be announced after reviewing the status of COVID-19 in the country. The new dates, according to the NTA, will be released at least 15 days before the test.
UGC-NET is conducted twice a year. However in 2020 due to the epidemic, the June 2020 exams were delayed and postponed from September 2020 until November 2020 to cover all subjects. The December 2020 cycle had to be postponed to March-April 2021 and then resumed in May and again.
Held twice a year, UGC-NET 2021 is an online test for aspiring professors as an assistant professor and for Junior Research Fellowship.