Every year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the UGC NET exam twice to determine eligibility for Assistant Professorships, Junior Research Fellowships, or both for Indian Universities and Colleges. The NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice in June & December every year. UGC NET June 2024 Notification PDF will be released on 20th April 2024 and online registration will be started along with the notification pdf. UGC NET Exam 2024 for the June cycle will be held from 10th to 21st June 2024. Candidates can refer to the article for eligibility, exam pattern, and other details for UGC NET Exam 2024. 

UGC NET 2024 Notification

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will upload the UGC NET 2024 Notification along with exam registration dates and exam dates on 20th April 2024 on its official website. UGC NET 2024 Notification pdf for the June 2024 exam for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will be available on the official website of NTA. The NTA will conduct the UGC National Eligibility Test exam for JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor in 83 subjects in CBT mode. 

Exam Summary

As the UGC NET 2024 exam dates have been already released by NTA for the June 2024 cycle. The candidates must look at the overview for a glimpse of the UGC NET June 2024 exam as discussed in the below table. 

UGC NET 2024 Exam Summary
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam NameUGC NET June 2024
Full-FormUniversity Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Mode of ExamOnline - CBT (Computer-Based Test)
Registration DatesFrom 20th April 2024 onwards
UGC NET Exam Date June 202410th to 21st June 2024
Exam Duration180 minutes
Exam TimeShift 1 - 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
Shift 2 - 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Language/Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
No. of Subjects83 subjects
Exam PurposeDetermine the eligibility of candidates for posts of only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges
No. of Test Cities239
Official Websitewww.ugcnet.nta.nic.in 

UGC NET Exam Date 2024 Out

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET Exam Date 2024 for the June cycle through their official website www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in. UGC NET 2024 exam will be held from 10th to 21st June 2024. The UGC NET exam will be conducted in 2 shifts daily. The UGC NET Shift 1 is held from 9:00 am to 12 noon and Shift 2 is held from 2:0 pm to 6:00 pm. UGC NET Admit Card 2024 will be released two to three days before the exam date. 

UGC NET 2024- Important Dates

The online registration dates and other important dates for the UGC NET June 2024 exam will be announced along with UGC NET Notification 2024. The UGC NET Application Form 2024 filling process will be available online at www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Check the important dates for UGC NET 2024 as mentioned below. 

UGC NET 2024 EventsDates
UGC NET Notification20th April 2024
Release of Application form20th April 2024
UGC NET Application Form Last Date--
Last date to Pay Fee--
Correction of Application Form --
UGC NET City Intimation Slip 2024June 2024
UGC NET Admit Card 2024June 2024
UGC NET 2024 June Exam Date10th to 21st June 2024

UGC NET 2024 Application Form

The application form for UGC NET 2024 will be made available on the official website after the release of UGC NET Notification 2024. By clicking the below link you will be redirected to the registration/login page and you can begin your registration process without any delay. The UGC NET June 2024 Online Registration link will be activated on 20th April 2024, therefore, candidates are advised to submit within the stipulated time. The direct link to apply online will be provided below.

The process of online application will consist of four steps. Aspirants should keep in mind the below:

- The authority will provide candidates with a chance to correct their application.

- The size of the photograph must be between 10KB to 100KB and the signature size should be between 4KB to 30 KB.

- The dimension should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height) for the photograph and 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height) for signature.

- Do not send the printout of the confirmation page to the authority office.

UGC NET 2024 Application Fee 

The application fee for the UGC NET 2024 exam is different for all categories. The application fee is not refundable or transferable once paid. It can be paid through credit/ debit card or e-Challan. All the candidates paying through e-Challan have to make the cash payment in the bank. The category-wise fee details are mentioned below:

  1. General/ Unreserved- Rs. 1150/-
  2. General-EWS/OBC-NCL- Rs. 600/-
  3. SC/ST/PwD & Third Gender- Rs. 325/-

Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

UGC NET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must apply after reading the UGC NET eligibility criteria to appear in the UGC NET 2024 exam: Here are the broad pointers:

UGC NET Educational Qualification

- Candidates must have a Master’s degree or equivalent from UGC-recognized Universities/Institutions.
- The qualifying exam has to be passed in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications and Electronic Science.
- Candidates should have scored 55% marks and 50% marks for reserved category students.
- Candidates, appearing in the final semester of the master’s degree can also apply.
- 5% relaxation is given to Ph.D degree holders in aggregate marks. Such candidates should have a Master’s degree examination which shall be completed by 19th September 1991.

UGC NET Age Limit

Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) - Not more than 30 years. 

- Relaxation of 5 years is provided in the upper age limit for OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
- Three years of relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates with an L.L.M. degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held.
- Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.

UGC NET 2024 Reservation Policy 

According to the reservation policy of India, UGC NET candidates are subject to the reservation policy. Below is a table with the reservation policies according to the categories for the UGC NET exam:

UGC NET 2024 Reservation Policy 
CategoryReservation of seats 
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)27%
General-Economically Weaker Sections (General- EWS)10%
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability4%

Important Documents for UGC NET 2024 Exam

Candidates have to upload all the original documents documents with the proper size given in the notification pdf. The documents required for UGC NET June Application Form 2024 are given below.

Important Documents for UGC NET 2024 June Exam 
  1. All educational certificates and mark sheets.
  2. PAN Card/License /Passport number/Aadhaar card number/Voter ID card number/any Government ID proof
  3. Category certificate (if applicable).
  4. Economically Weaker Section (EWS) certificate (if applicable).
  5. A person with a Disability (PwD) certificate (if applicable).
  6. Candidate’s Name/ Mother’s Name/ Father’s Name as given in the Senior Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate in capital letters
  7. Date of Birth in dd/mm/yyyy format as recorded in Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University certificate
  8. Scanned images of photo and signature in JPG format (file size of photo: 10 kb to 200 kb, the file size of signature: 4 kb to 30 kb)
  9. A valid email ID and mobile number.
  10. Permanent and correspondence address with pin code.
  11. Subject code for which the candidate plans to take the exam (mentioned in the information brochure).
  12. Code of post-graduation course (mentioned in information brochure)

UGC NET 2024 Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2024 Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only. The Online Test will consist of two papers. both the papers will consist of objective-type, multiple-choice questions. There will be no break between two papers.

UGC NET 2024 Exam Pattern
PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper 15010003 hours (180 minutes)
Paper 2100200

Note: For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks but there is no negative marking for incorrect answer.

UGC NET Paper Details

Exam Mode: The entrance test will be organized in Online CBT mode.

Number of Papers: There will be two papers for the exam – Paper-I and Paper-II.

Number of Questions: A total of 150 questions will be there in the exam paper. 50 questions in Paper I and 100 questions in Paper-II.

Type of Questions: The question paper will contain multiple-choice type questions.

Language Medium: The question paper will be available in the medium language of English and Hindi.

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

Total Marks: Paper 1 will be 100 marks and Paper-II will be 200 marks.

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, 2 marks will be given. There will be no provision of negative marking for incorrect answers.

Click Here to View UGC NET Exam Pattern (Paper I + Paper II)

UGC NET 2024 Syllabus

NTA has released UGC NET Syllabus 2024 exam along with its official notification. A candidate must know the syllabus of the exam before preparing for the same. UGC NET 2024 exam will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) consisting of two papers, i.e., Paper I and II conducted in a single session (No break between both papers). All candidates can check UGC NET detailed syllabus (Paper I + Paper II) by clicking on the link mentioned below:

UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers PDF- Click Here

List of Subjects and their Codes

The list of subject names and subject codes has been given in the tabulated forms for UGC NET June Exam 2024.

List Of Subjects and their Codes
SubjectsSubjects Code
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non-Formal Education46
Anthropology07
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 49
Arabic 29
Archaeology67
Assamese36
Bengali 19
Bodo94
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 60
Chinese 32
Commerce08
Comparative Literature72
Comparative Study of Religions62
Computer Science and Applications87
Criminology 68
Defence and Strategic Studies 11
Dogri 33
Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics / Development Economics /Business Economics01
Education09
Electronic Science88
English 30
Environmental Sciences89
Folk Literature 71
Forensic Science82
French (French Version) 39
Geography80
German 44
Gujarati 37
Hindi 20
Hindu Studies102
History06
Home Science12
Human Rights and Duties92
Indian Culture50
Indian Knowledge System 103
Japanese 45
Kannada21
Kashmiri 84
Konkani 85
Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management 55
Law58
Library and Information Science 59
Linguistics 31
Maithili18
Malayalam 22
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing / Marketing Mgt. / Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt. / Personnel Mgt. / Financial Mgt. /Co-operative Management)17
Manipuri 35
Marathi 38
Mass Communication and Journalism63
Museology & Conservation66
Music16
Nepali34
Oriya23
Pali 83
Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre65
Persian42
Philosophy03
Physical Education47
Political Science02
Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence / Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, African Studies, SouthAsian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies. 90
Population Studies 15
Prakrit91
Psychology04
Public Administration14
Punjabi24
Rajasthani 43
Russian 41
Sanskrit 25
Sanskrit traditional subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama). 73
Santali 95
Sindhi101
Social Medicine & Community Health 81
Social Work10
Sociology 05
Spanish 40
Tamil26
Telugu27
Tourism Administration and Management.93
Tribal and Regional Language/Literature70
Urdu 28
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)79
Women Studies74
Yoga 100

UGC NET 2024 Selection Procedure

Candidates qualifying for the entrance test of UGC NET 2024, will be selected in the subject-wise and category-wise merit list published online. Top 6% of total students who have appeared for both the papers in the test will be considered qualified for the entrance test. Admission into various Indian Universities or Institutions for the position of Assistant professor or JRF will be offered on the basis of cut-off score secured as per their categories. The top 15% of candidates from each category and subject will be selected and declared eligible for Assistant Professor Position only. 

UGC NET 2024 Exam Centre

National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET 2024 exam across 224 cities all over the country. The applicants have to choose their preferences while submitting their UGC NET Application Form. The list of UGC NET exam centers is provided below.

UGC NET 2024 Exam Centre
States/UTExam CityCity Code
Arunachal PradeshItanagar/ NaharlagunAL01
AssamDibrugarhAM01
AssamGuwahatiAM02
AssamJorhatAM03
AssamSilchar (Assam)AM04
AssamTezpurAM05
Andaman And NicobarPort BlairAN01
Andhra PradeshAnantapurAP01
Andhra PradeshBhimavaramAP03
Andhra PradeshChiralaAP04
Andhra PradeshChittoorAP05
Andhra PradeshEluruAP06
Andhra PradeshGunturAP07
Andhra PradeshKadapaAP08
Andhra PradeshKakinadaAP09
Andhra PradeshKurnoolAP10
Andhra PradeshNelloreAP11
Andhra PradeshOngoleAP12
Andhra PradeshRajahmundryAP13
Andhra PradeshSrikakulamAP14
Andhra PradeshTirupathiAP16
Andhra PradeshVijayawadaAP17
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnamAP18
Andhra PradeshVizianagaramAP19
Andhra PradeshNarasaraopetAP20
Andhra PradeshProddaturAP21
Andhra PradeshSurampalemAP23
BiharBhagalpurBR02
BiharDarbhangaBR04
BiharGayaBR05
BiharMuzaffarpurBR06
BiharPatnaBR07
BiharPurneaBR08
BiharArrahBR09
ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar/ DurgCG01
ChhattisgarhBilaspur (Chhattisgarh)CG02
ChhattisgarhRaipurCG03
ChandigarhChandigarh/ MohaliCH01
Daman & DiuDamanDD01
Daman & DiuDiuDD02
DelhiDelhi/ New DelhiDL01
Dadra & Nagar HaveliDadra & Nagar HaveliDN01
GujaratAhmedabad/ GandhinagarGJ01
GujaratAnandGJ02
GujaratBhavnagarGJ03
GujaratJamnagarGJ06
GujaratJunagadhGJ07
GujaratMehsanaGJ08
GujaratRajkotGJ10
GujaratSuratGJ11
GujaratVadodaraGJ12
GujaratValsad/ VapiGJ13
GujaratHimatnagarGJ14
GoaPanaji/MadgaonGO01
Himachal PradeshBilaspur (Himachal Pradesh)HP01
Himachal PradeshHamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)HP03
Himachal PradeshKangra/ PalampurHP04
Himachal PradeshShimlaHP06
Himachal PradeshSolanHP07
Himachal PradeshMandiHP08
Himachal PradeshUnaHP09
Himachal PradeshKulluHP10
HaryanaAmbalaHR01
HaryanaFaridabadHR03
HaryanaGurugramHR04
HaryanaHissarHR05
HaryanaKarnalHR06
HaryanaKurukshetraHR07
HaryanaPanipatHR08
HaryanaSonipatHR09
HaryanaYamuna NagarHR10
JharkhandBokaro Steel CityJH01
JharkhandDhanbadJH02
JharkhandJamshedpurJH03
JharkhandRanchiJH04
JharkhandHazaribaghJH05
Jammu And KashmirBaramullaJK01
Jammu And KashmirJammuJK02
Jammu And KashmirSambaJK03
Jammu And KashmirSrinagar (J & K)JK04
KarnatakaBelagavi (Belgaum)KK02
KarnatakaBellaryKK03
KarnatakaBengaluruKK04
KarnatakaBidarKK05
KarnatakaDavanagereKK06
KarnatakaGulbargaKK08
KarnatakaHassanKK09
KarnatakaDharwad/ Hubballi (Hubli)KK10
KarnatakaMangaluru (Mangalore)KK12
KarnatakaMysuru (Mysore)KK14
KarnatakaShivamoga (Shimoga)KK15
KarnatakaTumakuruKK16
KarnatakaUdupi/ManipalKK17
KarnatakaMandyaKK18
KeralaAlappuzha/ ChengannurKL01
KeralaErnakulam/ Angamaly/ MoovattupuzhaKL04
KeralaIdukkiKL05
KeralaKannurKL07
KeralaKasaragodKL08
KeralaKollamKL09
KeralaKottayamKL11
KeralaKozhikodeKL12
KeralaMalappuramKL13
KeralaPalakkadKL15
KeralaPathanamthittaKL16
KeralaThiruvananthapuramKL17
KeralaThrissurKL18
LakshadweepKavarattiLD01
LadakhLehLL01
MeghalayaShillongMG01
ManipurImphalMN01
Madhya PradeshBalaghatMP01
Madhya PradeshBetulMP02
Madhya PradeshBhopalMP03
Madhya PradeshChhindwaraMP05
Madhya PradeshGwaliorMP06
Madhya PradeshIndoreMP07
Madhya PradeshJabalpurMP08
Madhya PradeshRewaMP11
Madhya PradeshSagarMP12
Madhya PradeshSatnaMP13
Madhya PradeshUjjainMP15
MaharashtraAhmednagarMR01
MaharashtraAkolaMR02
MaharashtraAmravatiMR03
MaharashtraAurangabad (Maharashtra)MR04
MaharashtraChandrapurMR09
MaharashtraDhuleMR10
MaharashtraJalgaonMR13
MaharashtraKolhapurMR14
MaharashtraLaturMR15
MaharashtraMumbai/ Navi MumbaiMR16
MaharashtraNagpurMR17
MaharashtraNandedMR18
MaharashtraNashikMR19
MaharashtraPuneMR22
MaharashtraRaigadMR23
MaharashtraRatnagiriMR24
MaharashtraSangliMR25
MaharashtraSataraMR26
MaharashtraSolapurMR27
MaharashtraThaneMR28
MaharashtraWardhaMR29
MizoramAizawlMZ01
NagalandDimapurNL01
NagalandKohimaNL02
OdishaBalasoreOR02
OdishaBerhampur-GanjamOR03
OdishaBhubaneswarOR04
OdishaCuttackOR05
OdishaDhenkanalOR06
OdishaRourkelaOR08
OdishaSambalpurOR09
PunjabAmritsarPB01
PunjabBhatindaPB02
PunjabJalandharPB04
PunjabLudhianaPB05
PunjabPathankotPB07
PunjabPatiala/ Fatehgarh SahibPB08
PunjabSangrurPB11
PuducherryPuducherryPO01
RajasthanAjmerRJ01
RajasthanAlwarRJ02
RajasthanBikanerRJ05
RajasthanJaipurRJ06
RajasthanJodhpurRJ07
RajasthanKotaRJ08
RajasthanSikarRJ09
RajasthanSriganganagarRJ10
RajasthanUdaipurRJ11
SikkimGangtokSM01
TripuraAgartalaTA01
TelanganaHyderabad/ Secunderabad/ Ranga ReddyTL01
TelanganaKarimnagarTL02
TelanganaKhammamTL03
TelanganaMahbubnagarTL04
TelanganaNalgondaTL05
TelanganaWarangalTL07
Tamil NaduChennaiTN01
Tamil NaduCoimbatoreTN02
Tamil NaduCuddaloreTN03
Tamil NaduKanchipuramTN05
Tamil NaduKanyakumari/ NagercoilTN06
Tamil NaduMaduraiTN08
Tamil NaduNamakkalTN10
Tamil NaduSalemTN11
Tamil NaduThanjavurTN12
Tamil NaduThoothukudiTN13
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalliTN14
Tamil NaduTirunelveliTN15
Tamil NaduTiruvallurTN16
Tamil NaduVelloreTN18
Tamil NaduVirudhunagarTN20
UttarakhandDehradunUK01
UttarakhandHaldwaniUK02
UttarakhandHaridwarUK03
UttarakhandNainitalUK04
UttarakhandPantnagarUK05
UttarakhandRoorkeeUK06
Uttar PradeshAgraUP01
Uttar PradeshAligarhUP02
Uttar PradeshAllahabadUP03
Uttar PradeshBareillyUP04
Uttar PradeshFaizabadUP06
Uttar PradeshGhaziabadUP07
Uttar PradeshGorakhpurUP08
Uttar PradeshNoida/ Greater NoidaUP09
Uttar PradeshJhansiUP10
Uttar PradeshKanpurUP11
Uttar PradeshLucknowUP12
Uttar PradeshMathuraUP13
Uttar PradeshMeerutUP14
Uttar PradeshMoradabadUP15
Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagarUP16
Uttar PradeshSitapurUP17
Uttar PradeshVaranasiUP18
West BengalAsansolWB01
West BengalBurdwan (Bardhaman)WB02
West BengalDurgapurWB04
West BengalHooghlyWB06
West BengalHowrahWB07
West BengalKalyaniWB08
West BengalKolkataWB10
West BengalSiliguriWB11

UGC NET 2024 Answer Key

After completion of the entrance exam, the board will publish the UGC NET 2024 Answer key. Candidates will be able to download the Answer key online mode. The Answer key will be released for both Paper – I and II in various sets containing all the right answers of the questions asked in the exam paper. Candidates can also challenge the answer key in case they are not satisfied with the answers given in it. After considering the challenges, a final answer key will be released by the board.

UGC NET 2024 Result

After the completion of exams and the release of the answer key, the board will announce the result. The results will be released once the exam has been conducted. Students can check their results online mode by submitting their roll number and date of birth. Only the candidates who will qualify for the test by securing the cut-off marks will be called for the counselling process.

UGC NET 2024 Scorecard

The scorecard will be released along with the release of results. UGC NET 2024 Scorecard will mention various important details about the candidate and the entrance exam. These details will include the candidate’s name, course name, hall ticket number, total marks, marks secured by the candidate in Paper I and II, rank scored and percentage.

UGC NET 2024 Cut Off

UGC NET 2024 Cut Off will be published online by the authority after the entrance test. Separate category wise and subject wise merit lists will be drawn for the students successfully securing the cut off marks. In the below table we have mentioned the cut off marks for various categories as per last year trends:

UGC NET 2024 Minimum Qualifying Marks
CategoryMinimum qualifying marks (in %)
Paper – IPaper – II
General candidates40%40%
OBC - NCL/PWD/ST/SC candidates35%35%
UGC NET 2024- FAQs

Ans. Yes, UGC NET 2024 Exam Schedule for UGC NET June Exam has been announced from 10th to 21st June 2024.

Ans. NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year - June and December.

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the exam. Candidates are awarded zero marks for an incorrect answer or a question left unanswered.

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