UGC NET 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2024: National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is organized to determine the eligibility of Indian candidates for Junior Research Fellowship and for Assistant Professor or for both. Junior Research Fellowship awardees will be eligible to pursue research in their PG subject. UGC NET Application process for June Session will be started in the month of March 2024. 

UGC NET 2024: Important Dates

June Session 

Events June Session 
Release of Online Application 2nd week of March 2024
Last date to fill online application 2nd week of April 2024
Availability of Admit card 4th week of May 2024
Exam Date 1st week of June 2024
Result Declaration Date 1st week of July 2024

December Session 

Release of Online Application 1st week of September 2024
Last date to fill online application 1st week of October 2024
Availability of Admit card 2nd week of November 2024
Exam Date 1st week of  December 2024
Result Declaration Date last week of December 2024

Application Fee

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 1000/-
OBC-NCL Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 250/-
  • The application fee can be paid through credit/debit card or e-Challan (in cash to Syndicate /Canara / ICICI bank).
  • The application fee cannot be refundable or transferable under any circumstances.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Age Limit for Junior Research Fellowship is 28 years as of 1st July 2024.
  • For OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD category candidates, 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided.
  • Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience.
  • No prescribed upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidates applying for NET 2024 should have qualified for the Master’s degree or equivalent in listed subjects scoring 55% from any state or central recognized university (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
  • The appearing candidates of the final year are also eligible to apply for the examination (provided they have to qualify for the examination before awarding the post). These candidates must have qualified for their Master’s degree within 2 years from the date of NET results.
  • Those candidates will get 5% relaxation in aggregate marks whose master’s degree was completed by 19th September 1991.
  • The candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Master’s only. The candidates whose post-graduate subjects are not listed in the prescribed list can appear in the related subjects.


UGC NET 2024 Exam Pattern

  • Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective-type compulsory questions.
  • The questions which will be of general nature, are intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.
  • It will primarily be designed to test the reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of the candidate.
  • Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective-type compulsory questions.
  • The questions will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  • Each question in both papers will be carrying 2 marks.
Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
I 50 questions (all compulsory) 100 1 hour
II 100 questions (all compulsory) 200 2 hours

Check Also: Ph.D. Admission Notification 2024

Steps to fill UGC NET Application Form 2024

  • Candidates are required to visit the official site.
  • Once you reach the homepage, click on the application form link.
  • Once the form is opened, fill up all the details.
  • After that, you are required to upload your scanned passport size photograph and your signature of yours. Once the docs are uploaded successfully then you can proceed to apply.
  • The payment can be done via Credit/Debit Card/E- Challan.
  • After doing all these things, you can successfully hit the submit button.
  • Lastly, take the printout of the filled application form and payment slip for further usage.
  • Gather all the documents along with the filled application form. Attach it all together and then send it to the Registrar/Principal of the concerned institute.

Important Points

  • UGC NET is the eligibility test for the post of assistant professor in Indian colleges/Universities. It is also the qualifying test for the award of Junior Research Fellowship.
  • A relaxation of 5 years will be provided to the candidates who have research experience in the relevant subject of their postgraduate degree. LLM degree holders will get 3 years of relaxation.
  • Corrections will be allowed in some particulars after the submission of the application form.
  • You need to bring one identity proof along with the admit card.
  • There will be no negative marking in UGC NET 2024.
  • You can pay the fee through a credit card/debit card or e-challan.
  • The candidate should have at least a master’s degree from a recognized institution to be eligible for UGC NET.
  • Candidates who completed their post-graduation in public administration can appear a net exam for the subject of political science.

Check the official website of NTA UGC NET:

100 thoughts on “UGC NET 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern”

  1. Sir , madam
    I m a MSW student and Serving Army personal running by 15 yrs service also and my DOB is 3rd march 1981.
    Can u tell me that m i applicable for UGC NET Exam 2016. And please tell me that what books would be important for me , for MSW Subject and first paper.

    Thanking you,
    Ramawatar Choudhary

    • if u have r persuing master degree from any recognized university or institution with proper and valid affiliation you are eligible to apply for NET exam.
      and since you are in final year u r eligible for this.

  2. i hve compltd my b.a in bengali(pass) with 2nd class.n also givng m.a in begali distance reslt is nt declared.can i bcme a lecturer wth ths qualification.plz tell me.

    • you have to score 55% for open category and 50% for obc/sc/st in pg
      so you can apply for exam
      even if result is not declared you can apply

  3. I have completed MCA from 2014, Is it eligible to write NET 2017 (June) . Kindly advise me? and what is the syllabus ?

    • Yes satish u r eligible man. Just visit this site for applying to NET-JRF. For syllabus you have to visit Good luck.

  4. I am Jagadeesh, I completed MBA finance in 2012 and my cost oc my age 29 years I elegeble or not alagable

  5. i have done mca with 53% and with 60% . u suggested i apply for the net exam. what is the age to apply for the exam

    • There are no age limit anju Ji but 53% marks not enough for general category because general category 55% marks need in ugc

  6. Hi , i have done my masters in 2014 Nd my son is 30.6.1988.I want to apply for ugc net exam in June 2017 . Plz tell me am I eligible to apply or not. Nd I m not working from last 2 yrs

  7. I passed my MA English with47% ,I belongs to Scheduled caste…but 2017 notification declared 50% for sc ..I wanna become a lecturer….that’s my passion…..What I do….???

  8. why the fee structure is different for 600 and for some less people who paying less are they paying tax maximum sir? stop reservation

  9. i am pursuing mtech in vlsi final year. I will complete my post graduation in may 2017. AM i eligible to apply because my background is electronics and communination

  10. I’m a post graduate in Pharmacy (M.Pharmacy ) , Am I eligible to apply for NET ? If so which subject should I choose for ?
    Please guide me.

  11. I have completed my mtech in digital communication.Am i eligible for appearing in net exam as my background is electronics and telecomm.?

  12. Hi, I want to know the dates of this year’s NET examination. Will it be June or July? has the dates been finalised?

  13. Hi Sir

  14. hello sir
    i enrolled my doc .in 2008 & complete 2012 .i want to know me net exam qualified catergery me ata ho ya nhe.

  15. sir
    I’m completed mfm (master of financial management) in 2004 whether I’m eligible for net exam.

  16. Hai sir, now I am purchasing in Nagarjuna university, can I eligible to net exam , I completed my first year…. When will be notification released tell me date sir

  17. sir,i completed my mtech recently from electrical background.i want to write ugc net .but we don’t have electrical subject on ugc net pattern.can you suggest which subject can i choose for paper 2&3

  18. Sir/Madam, I am deeply is 11th May’17 but no clue for online submission for UGC NET exam july-2017 but this site CBSE UGC NET 2017 (July) Application Procedure
    UGC NET 2017 Application process will be started from 2nd week of April 2017, after release of official notice for National Eligibility Test, all the interested candidates may apply for this examination by accessing official website. We will also update online application link on this page.
    How to apply for CBSE UGC NET January 2017
    1. The candidates have to access official link of CBSE NET Click here>>
    2. The candidates have to mention whether they want to apply only for Assistant Professor or for both Assistant Professor and JRF.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Whatis this…could you please let us know???????????????????

    • Generally, CBSE releases the NET application form in 2nd week of April every year for June-July examination. but this time it’s too late, because CBSE decided to conduct examination once in a year. The application form may be released with in this month. If there is any other schedule will be decide by CBSE we will update on this page as it announces.

  19. Hey!! I have completed my MBA in HR from Distance Education from Sikkim Manipal University in 2013 n got 70% in last sem. And all over 60% , can I write UGC NET exam in June or July 2017, also let me kw what will be the last submission date for online application form or when this form will be available

  20. Pleas conform date of net exam july 2017…
    I am finel year student..and for watting this exams date….and see was your last date of net exam ..its very confusen created…

  21. Sir/Madam, I have done my graduation in geography hons and now i am pursuring msc in remote sensing and gis final year. Can i apply for UGC Net in geography. Plz suggest me in which subject i can apply.

  22. I have done my PG MSc chemistry through correspondence….. am I eligible for NET … is there any age limit for Asst. professor.

  23. Comment:sir ,I am to know the exact date of July 2017 UGC exam. some people say exam pattern has changed.exam will conduct only once in year n the date of July exam is not
    confirmed yet.
    plz tell me sir …no information available on site..

    • there is not any confirmation about exact date for UGC NET, because it going to be held on time in an year. This time it may be or not.

  24. I wrote net exam MA sociology in july 2016 and qualified in it. But I was in the first year at that time. Now i am writing final year last semester exams and going to complete my MA degree by next month. Is this net certificate valid for my future career? or is there any extra procedure? am i eligible to apply for assistant professor now with out getting the MA degree? please answer…

  25. Hi ,sir i am mphill holder.i want toknow that there is any difference to apply and checking.having mphill degree there is any change in rules .

  26. Sir…
    This December (I.e.dec 2017) I will complete my 1st semester of MSc.Am I eligible to give the exam in Dec 2017?

  27. Hi, I completed my PGDBM in 2017 and my age is 22 yrs. can i apply for this exam or when application form will be release?

  28. sir mera naam rekha hai mei ph.d kr rhi hu sir meri mark sheet aa gai hai or abhi thesis work ho rha hai kya sir mujhe application form mai apni mark sheet ki percentage deni hogi ya post graduation ki please reply sir.its my humblly request


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