What is UGC NET?

About UGC NET:

On behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor Both, in Indian Universities and Colleges.

Till June 2018, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of spread across the country. Since Dec 2018 onwards, the UGC- NET is being conducted by the NTA. The award of JRF and or Eligibility for Assistant Professor depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professor are not to be considered for the award of JRF. Candidates who qualify the test for eligibility for Assistant Professor 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 a year.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Master’s Degree holders with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for reserved candidates) can register for the exam.
  • Students in the final year of master’s program or waiting for its result can also apply for the exam. 
  • Ph.D. degree holders who completed their master’s degree before September 19, 1991 are given relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
  • Applicants must not be more than 30 years of age as on December 1, 2024 to apply for Junior Research Fellowship.
  • SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender and Women candidates are given an age relaxation of upto 5 years.
Exam Dates:

UGC NET 2024 Exam Dates for June session have been released by NTA. The exam will be held between 15th to 20th June 2024. It will be organized by newly formulated body – National Testing Agency through online CBT mode. This national level entrance exam is conducted twice every year to determine the eligibility of various candidates for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & the Assistant professor or only for Assistant Professor. The exam is organized in two sessions – June and December session. Candidates have to qualify the entrance exam in order to get selected for these positions in various Indian Universities and colleges. Through this article, we have provided complete details regarding UGC NET 2024.

Important Events Official Dates
Release of application form 16th March to 16th April 2024
Fee payment deadline April 2024
Corrections in the application form April 2024
Admit card will be available 15th May 2024
Exam Date 15th to 20th June 2024
Result 5th July 2024