ARPIT 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Minimum Eligibility

Learners who seek to enhance their technical skills can appear for different courses of their choice under Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT). After completion of the course, the candidates will have to appear in the ARPIT online test. Clearing the test will make the candidates eligible for availing the certification in the particular course. This certification will be equivalent to one refresher course of UGC for CAS as notified by the latest gazette of UGC. Check the complete details related to ARPIT 2021 online test from this article below.

ARPIT 2021 Major Highlights

  • The ARPIT examination would be conducted by the NTA and certification would be done through SWAYAM.
  • Correction window will be provided to the candidates for making correction in the submitted application form.
  • Candidates are advised to bring original of uploaded documents along with one photocopy at the exam centre for verification.
  • The candidates can select four cities for appearing in the examination in the order of preference while filling the application form.
  • Due care should be taken in choosing the option of Faculty and Non-Faculty learner while filling registration form otherwise certificate will not be issued.

ARPIT 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates for ARPIT 2021 are provided in the table below.

Avialable Application Form 2020
EventsExpected Dates
Availability of information bulletin2nd week of December 2020
Availability of FAQs2nd week of December 2020
Starting of application form filling process3rd week of December 2020
Last date for submission of online application3rd week of January 2021
Correction in application form3rd week of January 2021
Availability of admit card for downloadLast week of January 2021
Date of computer-based test3rd week of February 2021
Declaration of resultLast week of February 2021

ARPIT Eligibility Criteria 2021

The basic eligibility for applying for ARPIT 2021 exam is provided as:

  • Faculty learners who wish to upgrade their skills can apply for the exam.
  • Non-faculty learners who wish to enhance their knowledge can also appear for the exam.

ARPIT 2021 Application Form

The candidates will be able to apply online for ARPIT 2021 through the official website of NTA Applicants who submit their application on time will be able to download the admit card and appear in the exam.

  • At first candidates need to register themselves providing basic details like name, date of birth, mobile number, email address, etc.
  • After successful registration, an application number and password will be generated that can be used to obtain the application form.
  • Rest personal and educational details of the candidates will be asked in the application form.
  • Scanned copies of photograph and signature of the candidates and other important documents needs to be uploaded into the form.
  • After providing the details correctly in the application form, the candidates can submit it online with the prescribed application fee.
  • A printout of the filled-in application form should be taken by the candidates and kept for any future reference.

Application fee:

  • Faculties who are working in any of the Indian higher educational institutions are not required to pay any examination fee.
  • The examination fee for non-faculty is Rs. 1000/- for general candidates and Rs. 500/- for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ Women/ EWS with disability >=40%.
  • Payment of application fee can be done online using debit card/ credit card/ net banking facility.

ARPIT 2021 Exam Pattern

The basic exam pattern overview for ARPIT 2021 is given below:

  • Mode of the exam: Online
  • Duration of the exam: 3 hours
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice
  • Total marks: 100
  • Marking scheme: Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking.

ARPIT Admit Card 2021

  • Admit card for ARPIT 2021 will be available for download on the official website of NTA.
  • The admit card will contain details like name, registration number, photograph, signature, exam slot, date, time, test centre address, etc.
  • A copy of admit card, along with a valid identity proof must be carried to the examination enter.
  • Applicants must not damage the admit card in any manner or else it won’t be considered as valid.
  • The admit card should be preserved by the candidates till they successfully receive their certificate.

ARPIT Result 2021

  • The result of the exam (without internal assessment) will be announced tentatively in the month of February 2021.
  • Final result will be prepared based on the weightage to both external and internal assessment in the ratio of 70: 30.
  • Candidates will be able to check and download their result from the website of NTA
  • No copy of result or score card will be sent to the candidates through post or courier and can be downloaded only online.


Question 1: Is candidate permissible to apply offline for ARPIT Examination?

Answer: Candidates can apply for ARPIT examination in online mode only. No offline application will be entertained.

Question 2: Can a candidate register for more than one course-exam at a time?

Answer: Candidates would be able to choose only one course in each slot i.e. learner can appear for a maximum of two exams spread across two slots. Those learners who are doing multiple courses should ensure that the courses that they are choosing for examination are in different slots.

Question 3: What if I fail to appear for the exam or clear the exam?

Answer: Such candidates can appear for the re-examination.

Question 4: What important documents do I need to upload in the application form?

Answer: The faculty has to upload the photograph, signature and the relevant proof of being a faculty member like Faculty ID Proof/ Appointment Letter/ Latest Pay slip/ Promotion Order.

Non faculty learner has to upload the photograph, signature and the proof/ certificate of learner belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ EWS category, if applicable.

Question 5: In case of any query or issue related to ARPIT 2021, whom can I contact?

Answer: Candidates can give a call on the helpline number 0120 6895200 or send an email at in case of any query.

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