UGC NET Recruitment 2024: Notification (Apply Here), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

UGC NET 2024: Undergraduate Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2024 is a National-Level exam and it is popularly known as UGC NET. Earlier, this exam was being conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in offline mode but Now, this exam is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) in online mode i.e. Computer Based Test mode. This exam is conducted to offer JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) to eligible candidates to get admission to the Ph.D. program and to recruit the candidates as an Assistant Professor in Government Indian Institutes and Universities.

UGC NET or NTA UGC NET is conducted twice a year in the month of June and December. Generally, the registration opens from the month of March to appear for the UGC NET-June exam and the registration opens from the month of September to appear for the UGC NET- December exam. The application form for this test will be available in online mode and the examination will also be held in online mode.

Very soon, the official notification will be released in online mode for the July-2024 exam. To get all the latest information regarding this exam, the candidates are instructed to visit the official website regularly.

In this article, we have discussed all the information regarding the NTA UGC NET such as Important Dates, Application form filling procedure, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Books, Important Tips, and many more things so that to get all the information, candidates are requested to read the full article very carefully, till the end.

UGC NET 2024 Overview

Name of Examination University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2024
Popularly Known As UGC NET  or NTA UGC NET
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National level
Periodicity Twice in a year (June and December)
Conducting Purpose To offer a Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Online i.e. Computer-based Test
Medium of Examination Bilingual i.e. both English and Hindi
UGC NET Helpdesk 8076535482, 7703859909
Official Website of NTA

UGC NET 2024 Important Dates

Before filling the application form, candidates have to be updated about the important dates of releasing the Application form, Last date, Admit Card date, Result, etc. Here all the dates given below are tentative.

Events June 2024 Session
Releasing date of Official Notification March 2024
Registration starts from March 2024
Last date to submit the Application Form April 2024
Last date to pay the Application Fee April 2024
Online Form Correction Window open on April 2024
Admit Card releasing dates May 2024
UGC NET 2024 Exam Dates

June 2024

Release of UGC NET Result July 2024

Note- All the dates, stated above are tentative and may change according to the situation. We will update the column of dates after the official commencement of dates. So stay tuned with us for the latest updates.

UGC NET 2024 Application Form

The application form will be filled in online mode on the official website of NTA. Interested candidates can fill the form by visiting the official website of NTA. Here we have given a step-by-step procedure to fill the application form.

  1. Apply for Online Registration
  2. Fill the Online Application Form
  3. Upload Scanned Photo and Signature
  4. Pay Examination Fee

Candidates are instructed to follow the following steps to avoid any kind of mistakes.

Step 1: UGC NET 2024 Registration Process 

  • First of all, go to the official website of NTA and click on the ‘Apply online’ link to fill the registration form.
  • Now candidates need to enter their Personal details, Email ID, Mobile number, etc as required.

Step 2: Filling UGC NET 2024 Application Form 

  • After the registration process, the system will generate a provisional application number and password that will be sent on your email Id and mobile number.
  • Now log in again, using the same credentials, and fill in all the required details such as personal details, academic details, communication details, category details, exam center, etc.

Step 3: Uploading Scanned Images

  • Now, after filling the application form, candidates have to upload the scanned images of documents in the specified format given below.
Particulars Signature Photograph
Size 4 kb – 30 kb  10 kb – 200 kb
Dimensions 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm  3.5 cm X 4.5 cm

Step 4: Pay UGC NET 2024 Application Fee

  • The application fee will be filled in online mode using various payment methods such as debit card/ credit card/ net banking or Paytm, etc.
  • After submitting the application fee, candidates are instructed to take a printout of the e-receipt.
Category Examination Fee
General INR 1000
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer) INR 500
SC/ ST INR 250
PwD INR 250
Transgender  INR 250
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UGC NET 2024 Eligibility

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates who have completed their PG degree or equivalent from any recognized university with at least 55% marks (50% for reserved categories) can apply.
  • Final year students appearing in the PG degree course are also eligible to apply.
  • The applicants who are Ph.D. degree holders and completed his post-graduation exam before September 1992 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) can also apply and an additional relaxation of 5% in minimum marks will be provided.

Age Limit

  • Assistant Professorship: There is no upper/maximum age limit boundation to apply for the UGC NET Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship.
  • Junior Research Fellowship: The upper/maximum age limit boundation is of 30 years as of January 2024.
  • However, the relaxation in age will be provided to reserved category candidates as per the norms of the government of India.

UGC NET 2024 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: The entrance test will be conducted in Online mode i.e. Computer Based Test.

Number of Papers: In total, there will be two papers namely – Paper I and Paper-II.

Type of Questions: All the questions will be asked with multiple-choice. i.e. MCQ based.

Number of Questions: In Paper-I, there will be 50 questions while in Paper-II, there will be 100 questions. In total 150 questions will be there in the UGC NET exam.

Medium: The language of the question paper will be bilingual i.e. available in both English and Hindi language.

Total Marks: The total marks for the Paper 1 will be of 100 marks while for Paper-II will be of 200 marks. So the maximum marks for the UGC NET exam are of 300 marks.

Time Duration: The duration of Paper I will be of 1-hour duration while Paper II will be of 2 hours of duration.

Paper-wise Distribution of Marks-

Paper Number of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
Paper 1 50 100  
Paper 2 100 200  
Total 150 300 3 hours

UGC NET 2024 Syllabus

The updated syllabus of NTA UGC NET consists of two papers namely, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 examines the knowledge of teaching, research, quantitative aptitude, etc of the candidates while Paper 2 examines the subjective knowledge of the respective subject and it is different for all the subjects.

Syllabus: Paper 1

  1. Research Aptitude
  2. Teaching Aptitude
  3. Communication
  4. Quantitative Aptitude
  5. People and Environment
  6. Reading Comprehension
  7. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  8. Reasoning
  9. Data Interpretation
  10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, and Administration

Syllabus: Paper 2

The syllabus of Paper 2 consists of all the topics of the specific subjects chosen by the candidates at the time of filling the application form. And the syllabus of Paper 2 is different for all the candidates.

UGC NET 2024 Preparation Tips

Here we have given some important preparation tips, these tips are followed by the toppers and might help you definitely. If you follow these following tips then you can see a drastic change in your preparation journey because these tips will help you a lot and boost your preparation journey as well.

  1. Before starting the preparation, first of all, go to the official website of NTA UGC NET, and check the syllabus for the required subject for which you are going to appear in the exam. Do never forget to check the exam pattern and marking scheme of the UGC NET paper.
  2. Do start your preparation as early as possible, so that you will have a proper time to revise the whole syllabus at least twice.
  3. Prepare the fixed time table and do follow it very strictly, never procrastinate your work.
  4. Prepare two types of notes one for detailed information and the second one for only the main points and keep it short as possible as you can do.
  5. Revise the short notes regularly.
  6. The study material that you are following must from a standard source and should be useful in your preparation journey.
  7. Don’t go for various sources, also follow a maximum of two sources to avoid any confusion.
  8. Solve previous year questions, to get an idea about the important topics for examination purposes.
  9. Always do attempt the mock test of some coaching institutes because it will help you to examine your level of preparation.
  10. Do read this article carefully, to get all the information that is required for the NTA UGC NET.

Note: National Testing Agency also provides the free facility of Mock Tests to the interested candidates for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 on the official website

UGC NET 2024 Admit Card

The UGC NET admit card will be released in the month of May, tentatively. Candidates can download their admit cards by visiting the official website. Admit card is a necessary document and it should be carried out during the examination because without carrying the admit card, candidates will not be able to enter the examination hall.

The following information is mentioned on the admit card-

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Father Name
  • Reporting Time
  • Test Center
  • Venue
  • Timing of Paper
  • Application Number
  • Photograph
  • Candidate’s Signature

Steps to Download?

  • First of all, go through the official website of UGC NET. i.e.
  • Now find and click on the link i.e. “Click Here for Admit Card”.
  • Now candidates have to log in with their “Application Number” & “Password”.
  • After entering the details, a new window will open where the admit card will be displayed.
  • Now, candidates can download the admit card and take a printout of it for further reference.

UGC NET 2024 Result

The candidates can download the result by visiting the official website. Candidates have to log in with registration no. and date of birth. Here we have given a step-by-step procedure to download the result.

How to Download UGC NET Result?

Step 1: First of all, Go to the official website of UGC NET.

Step 2: Now, find and click on the UGC NET 2024 Result on the menu bar.

Step 3: Now to download the result, enter your roll number or date of birth, date of exam, and captcha code.

Step 4: Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button after clicking on the submit button your result will appear in the PDF format in the new window.

Step 5: Next, download the ‘Result’ and take a printout of the result for future reference.

UGC NET JRF and SRF Fellowship

Fellowship Amount Duration
JRF INR 31,000/ PM For the initial two years
SRF INR 35,000/PM For remaining tenure
HRA As per university rules As per university rules

UGC NET 2024 Cut off

As per the last trends, we have mentioned the cut off marks in percentage for various categories that you must have to meet to crack this exam.

Category Paper – I Minimum qualifying marks (in %) Paper-II Minimum qualifying marks (in %)
General candidates 40% 40%
OBC – NCL candidates 35% 35%
PWD candidates 35% 35%
ST/SC candidates 35% 35%

Opportunities after clearing the UGC NET

  • The candidates who shall qualify for the UGC NET exam with JRF  shall be eligible to pursue research in the field of their interest and in the subject of their post-graduation.
  • Depending on the merit or rank, various reputed universities, institutions, IITs, and other national organizations do select the interested UGC NET JRF holders for whole time research work.
  • Those candidates, who shall qualify only UGC NET, not the JRF will also be eligible for the research work but they will not get any fellowship by the government, and also they can join as an Assistant Professor in any college or university.

UGC NET 2024 Recommended Books

To prepare well for the exam, candidates must have to follow the best books that will help them in their preparation and consequently, will score well. Here we have provided a list of some standard books that are recommended by toppers, if you read these books seriously then definitely it will going to help you a lot.

Name of the Book Publisher/ Author
UGC NET /JRF /SLET Teaching & Research Aptitude Upkar Publishers
CBSE UGC NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude- JRF & Assistant Professor Exam Guide (Paper 1) Ramesh Publishing House
13 Years Solved Papers UGC NET/SET Teaching & Research Aptitude General (Paper 1) GK Publishing
UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper Arihant Publisher
Trueman’s UGC NET/ SLET General Paper I Danika Publishing Company
UGC NET/SET Paper 1 McGraw Hill Education
Trueman’s UGC NET Paper 1 (Hindi) Trueman Publishers
UGC NET Teaching and Research Aptitude: Previous Paper & Test Papers RPH
UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper 1- Shikshan Avum Shodh Abhiyogita Arihant Publishers


The official website of the NTA UGC NET is

NTA i.e. National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET exam.

There is no maximum age limit required to apply for NET-Lecturership.

The prescribed format to upload the signature and passport size photo is as follows:

Particulars Signature Photograph
Size 4 kb – 30 kb  10 kb – 200 kb
Dimensions 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm  3.5 cm X 4.5 cm

Two marks will be rewarded for every correct answer and there will be no negative marking scheme for any incorrect answer.

The mode of application and examination is online for both the events.

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