UGC NET Law Entrance Exam | Notification, Application, Preparation

UGC NET Law Entrance Exam | Notification, Application, Preparation

National Testing Agency will conduct next UGC NET Law Entrance Exam for Junior Research Fellowship & eligibility for Assistant Professor in May 2021.

The examination will be conducted in a computer-based mode. Candidates who wish to appear for the UGC NET examination 2021 can check the information bulletin which will be available on the agency’s official website from Tuesday, February 2, 2021, onwards.


The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility of Assistant Professorship, Junior Research Fellowship or both, for Indian Universities and Colleges.

Until June 2018, the NET was conducted by CBSE in 84 subjects at 91 cities across the country. Thereafter from December 2018 onwards, the UGC- NET is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/ or Eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and Paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not to be considered for the awarding of JRF. Candidates who qualify the eligibility test for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.

UGC-NET is conducted twice every year. However in 2020 due to the pandemic, the June 2020 examination got delayed and was deferred to September 2020 until November 2020 to cover all the subjects. The December 2020 cycle had to be postponed and is now being conducted in March-April 2021.

Scheme of UGC NET Law Entrance Exam

Test will comprise of two papers

  • Paper-I 100 marks [50 questions]
  • Paper-II 200 Marks [100 questions]

How to Apply

The online application form will open on 02nd February 2021, Candidates who desire to appear for the exam are required to apply online between 02 February 2021 to 02 March 2021.

Application Fees can be paid up to 03 March 2021.

Click here to view Official Notification


  • Timing of First Shift [09:00 am to 12:00 PM (IST)]
  • Timing of Second Shift [03:00 pm to 06:00 PM (IST)]

Exam Duration

03 hours.

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