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UGC NET June 2024 Registration Soon: Check Eligibility, Exam Dates, and Application Process

The UGC NET test registration procedure will soon be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Interested candidates can complete their registration on the official website at ugcnet.nta.nic.in.

The UGC NET for the June 2024 session is reportedly scheduled to take place from June 10 to June 21, 2024.

The NET exam is primarily used for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) eligibility and assistant professor appointments. Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) biannually in June and December, the UGC NET June 2024 notification will soon be available on the ugcnet.nta.nic.in.


Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for UGC NET 2024 before applying.

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Candidates must have a post-graduation degree from a college or university recognised by the UGC. For reserved category candidates, there is 5% relaxation in educational qualifications.

Meanwhile, candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) before June 1, 2002, are exempt from appearing in the UGC NET.

The examination will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only. The UGC NET 2024 will cover a total of 83 subjects.

The University Grants Commission (UGC), recently, has approved the use of National Eligibility Test (NET) scores for PhD admissions starting 2024-25 academic session. The decision will help streamline the admission process under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, to eliminate the need for multiple entrance exams.

Starting from the academic session 2024-2025, universities nationwide will have the opportunity to utilise NET scores for admissions to PhD programmes, replacing the need for separate entrance tests conducted by individual universities and higher education institutions (HEIs). This marks an important step in streamlining the admissions process and enhancing accessibility for aspiring doctoral candidates.

M Jagesh Kumar, chairman, UGC, said, “By leveraging the NET, which is conducted biannually, universities can offer greater flexibility to students, allowing them to utilize their scores from either session to apply for PhD programmes across various institutions. This initiative is poised to benefit students in numerous ways. Firstly, it eliminates the need for students to prepare and appear for multiple entrance tests conducted by different universities, thereby reducing the burden of exam logistics and expenses. Additionally, the biannual administration of the NET provides students with increased opportunities to secure admission to their desired PhD programmes. We strongly encourage all universities to adopt NET exam scores for PhD admissions starting from the 2024-2025 academic session. This will contribute to fostering a more conducive environment for academic pursuit and scholarly advancement in our nation.”

The results of NET will be declared in percentile along with the marks obtained by a candidate to utilize the marks for PhD admission.

Steps to apply for UGC NET

Step 1: Log into the official UGC NET website

Step 2: Locate and click on the application form link displayed on the homepage

Step 3: Proceed to click on the registration link

Step 4: Provide all required information to complete the registration process

Step 5: Thoroughly fill out the application form with accurate details

Step 6: Upload scanned copies of your signature and passport-size photograph in JPEG format as per the provided guidelines

Step 7: Make payment for the UGC NET application fee

Step 8: Review your form, submit it, and ensure to save a copy for your records

Step 9: Download and print a hard copy of the form for future reference.

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(Source: Education Times)

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