UGC NET 2024: June Exam Date (10 June), Application Form, Latest Syllabus

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET 2024 notification in 20 April 2024 for the June session on the official website. Candidates can check eligibility, syllabus, application fee etc in this article.

UGC NET 2024

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET 2024 notification for the June session on the official website. The official website of UGC net is The candidate will able to apply for UGC NET 2024 from 20 April to 10 May 2024. As per the NTA, the UGC NET Exam for June session is scheduled to be on 16 June 2024. To apply online for NTA UGC NET 2024 candidates need to pay application fee of Rs. 1150 for General category, Rs. 600 for the OBC category and Rs. 325 for the Reserve category candidates. The UGC NET Application form will be available on

NTA UGC NET exam will be conducted for 83 subjects. It is a Computer-based test, the NET exam comprised of paper 1 and paper 2, conducted in a single three-hour session. To be eligible for JRF and assistant processor candidates have to appear in both paper. There is no negative marking in NTA UGC NET 2024.

What is UGC NET

The UGC NET (University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test) is a national Level Examination. The exam is conducted in India to determine eligibility for candidates for only ‘Assistant Professor’ or both ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ posts in Indian universities and colleges. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grant Commission (UGC). Until June 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted NET exam on behalf of UGC.

NTA conducts the UGC NET exam twice in a year (June and December). The full form of UGC NET is University Grand Commission
National Eligibility Test.


The UGC NET (University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test) is conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian National for the position of assistant professor and Junior research fellowship (JRF). Candidates can check here the difference between assistant professor and JRF.

Assistant professor: qualifying the UGC NET allows candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor in Universities and colleges across India. It should be noted that clearing NET for Assistant Professor does not guarantee a job but makes the candidate eligible to apply for vacancies in universities and colleges. Also, candidates can apply for PHD. However, the candidate qualifying for PhD will not be eligible to get any Stipends from the government to complete their PhD.

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): qualifying candidates for JRF can apply for the position of assistant professor and research scholar in there respective postgraduate discipline at IITs, Universities and other national Institutions. The JRF-qualifying candidate will receive a Fellowship Stipend for 5 years to support their research. The research scholar will be paid a stipend of 35,000 (for initial 2 years) and 42,000 (from the 3rd year) to complete their research in specific field. JRF qualified Candidate can also apply for the post of assistant professor along with a career as a research scholar.

UGC NET June 2024 Overviews

Name of OrganizationNational testing agency (NTA)
Exam NameUniversity Grand Commission
Eligibility Test (UGC NET)
AimTo determine the eligibility for ‘Assistant Professor’ &
‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ post
Exam LevelNational
Exam frequencyTwice a year (June and December)
Exam modeOnline CBT (Computer Based test)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Medium of examEnglish and Hindi
Exam Duration180 minutes
Education qualificationMasters degree

UGC NET June 2024 Exam Date

NTA has released the exam calendar on the official website for the coming examination. In the exam calendar, the tentative date to conduct UGC NET 2024 for June session is between 10 June to 21 June 2024. The NET exam will take place in two shifts from 9:00 a.m. To 12:00 noon. The second shift starts at 3:00 p.m. To 6:00 p.m. The total time duration for UGC NET is 3 hours. Check here the expected dates for NET 2024

UGC NET 2024
Notification Release
20 April 2024
UGC NET 2024
Online Application Form Date
20 April 2024
UGC NET Last Date 202410 May 2024
Last date to Pay Fees11 to 12 May 2024
Application Correction Date13 May to 15 May 2024
UGC NET Admit Card 20241st week of June 2024
UGC NET Exam Date 202416 June 2024
Result Date

NTA UGC NET December Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for NTA UGC NET is Candidate must have master’s degree or equivalent from a recognised University with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks. 50% for SC/ST and other Reserve categories. The age limit for junior research fellowship (JRF) is 30 years with relaxation for Reserve categories. There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professors. There is no limit on number of attempts for UGC NET exam. Check the detailed eligibility criteria mention below.

Education Qualification

  • Candidates must have completed Master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by the UGC
  • Candidates need to have secured at least 55% marks in their post-graduation. For candidates belonging to the OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PwD/Third gender categories, the required marks are 50%.
  • Candidates who have appeared for final year examination and whose result is still awaited, are also eligible to apply for the test.
  • Candidates who have qualified the UGC-NET/JRF exam or the CSIR-NET/JRF exam are exempted from appearing in the NET.
  • Candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) before June 1, 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET.

Age Limit 2024

There is no upper age limit to appear for NET exam 2024. Where is for the post of Junior research fellowship (JRF) candidate must below or equal to 30 years of age. The candidate who is applying for the post of Junior research fellowship (JRF) can check the age relaxation as per provided by the National Testing Agency.

CategoryUpper age limit
OBC-NCL5 years
SC/ST5 years
PWD5 years
3rd Gender Category5 years
Women applicants5 years
Candidate with research experience5 years
Candidate with LLM degree3 years
Candidate who have served in the armed forces5 years Application Form 2024

UGC NET 2024 application form released on the official website at on 20 April 2024. The NET application form will be released along with the release of NTA NET notification 2024. Candidates can apply online till 10 May 2024. The NET application form direct link to apply given below.

UGC NET 2024 Apply OnlineApply Now

UGC NET Application Fees 2024

The NET application fee for general category candidate is Rs. 1150, OBC categor is Rs. 600/- and for SC/ST is Rs. 325. All candidate needs to pay the amount preferred by the authority. You can pay through various payment modes such as credit card/debit card/challan/net banking. The fee structure provided by the National Testing Agency for the national eligibility test is as follows:

General/Unreserved Category1150/-
General -OBC/EWS-NCL600/-
SC/ST/PWD/Third gender325/-

Document Required For UGC NET Online Application Form 2024

All candidates must keep the documents ready before you fill out the application form of NET 2024.

  • Copy of University certificate.
  • Bank A/c passbook with photograph/ Passport Number/ Ration Card/ Aadhaar Card Number/Voter ID Card Number/ Other Govt ID
  • Qualifying Degree Certificate or last semester marks sheet.
  • Mailing Address as well as Permanent Address with PIN code.
  • Four cities for Centres of your choice.
  • Code of NET Subject.
  • Code of the subject at Post Graduation level.
  • Code of Post-Graduation Course.
  • Category Certificate, if applicable
  • Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate, if applicable 
  • Valid e-mail address and Mobile Number.
  • Scanned images in JPG/JPEG format only.

Also, Check SSC CPO 2024 Notification
SSC JE Apply Online

How to Apply for UGC NET 2024

  • Firstly, Go to the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) or the University Grants Commission (UGC). The official website for UGC NET is
  • Afterwards, Look for the latest notifications or announcements related to the UGC NET June 2024 examination.
  • Then there should be a link to the online application portal. Click on that link to start the application process.
  • Fill in the application form. You will need to enter personal details, educational qualifications, and other required information.
  • Also upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature. Ensure that you have these documents ready in the specified format.
  • Pay the application fee through the provided online payment options. Also, Make sure to keep the transaction receipt for future reference.
  • Lastly, Review your application form to ensure all details are accurate. Once you are satisfied, submit the application form.
  • Finally, After successful submission, you should receive a confirmation page or email. Download and keep a copy for your records.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024

The NET exam pattern includes two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 with multiple choice questions conducted in 3 hours. There will be no break between both papers. There is no negative marking, and no marks will be deducted for wrong answer. Candidate will be awarded to marks for each correct answers. The paper 1 assesses teaching/research aptitude, Reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of candidate. Paper 2 is based on subject selected by candidate.

PaperNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper 150 100
Paper 2100 200
Total150 300

Also, Check

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1 & 2UGC NET 2024
UGC NET 2024 NotificationUGC NET June 2024
UGC NET Eligibilty 2024UGC NET Application Form 2024

UGC NET Syllabus 2024

The syllabus is divided into paper 1 and paper 2. The UGC NET syllabus for paper 1 is same for all. The paper one syllabus focus on teaching and reasoning abilities, general knowledge, understanding and divergent thought. Candidate can check here the detailed syllabus. Paper 2 is a subject-specific and its comprises of questions from subject that was chosen by candidate.

NET Syllabus for Paper 1

The UGC NET paper 1 comprise of 50 questions and 10 unit that hold a total weightage of 100 marks.

Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching , Characteristics and basic requirements.
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners, Individual differences.
  • Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs.
  • Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods.
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based Testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post-positivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics.


  • A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered


  • Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
  • Barriers to effective communication.
  • Mass-Media and Society.

Mathematical reasoning and aptitude

  • Types of reasoning
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude – Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.

Logical reasoning

  • Structure of argument
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Ven diagram
  • Indian logic

Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation and mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Data and Governance.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT and Governance.

People, Development and Environment

  • Development and Environment: Millennium Development, Sustainable Development goals.
  • Human and Environment Interaction: Anthropogenic activities, impacts on the environment.
  • Environmental Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste, Climate change, Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and Energy Resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, Forests.
  • Natural Hazards and Disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental Protection Act, National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts.

Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.
  • Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration.

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024

NTA UGC NET is conducted for a total of 83 subjects. Candidate can download the syllabus for paper 2 through the link given below.

Paper 2 Syllabus 2024 – Download PDF


What is UGC NET?

UGC NET is a national-level examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission. It determines the eligibility of Indian nationals for the roles of Assistant Professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges

Is there an age limit for UGC NET?

There is no upper age limit for applying for the Assistant Professor position. However, for the JRF, the upper age limit is 31 years, with age relaxations applicable to candidates from reserved categories and women candidates.

How can I apply for UGC NET?

Candidates need to apply online through the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

What is the exam pattern for UGC NET?

The NET exam consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2, conducted in a single three-hour session. Paper 1 tests teaching/research aptitude, while Paper 2 is subject-specific.

Is there negative marking in UGC NET?

No, there is no negative marking in the NET exam.

What is the validity of the UGC NET certificate?

For Assistant Professor, the NET certificate is valid for life. For JRF, the award letter is valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

When did the application form for UGC NET release?

The application form has released on 20 April 2024.

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