UGC NET June 2024 Notification – Eligibility, OMR, PhD & More

UGC NET June 2024 Notification – Eligibility, OMR, PhD & More

NTA on 22nd April 2024 has started the registration for UGC NET June 2024 exams. 

With this NTA has also introduced some very major changes that are exciting and interesting. 

We have covered all these changes, and other relevant information related to UGC NET 2024 notification such as important dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, application process and more. 

Candidates who are new to UGC NET, let us explain it briefly for you. 

NTA (National Testing Agency) body conducts the UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and Assistant Professor jobs. 

It is important for any looking to making a career as an assistant professor or a researcher to qualify UGC NET exam. 

There are total 83 subjects in UGC NET exams. 

Almost all subjects in humanities, languages, commerce, management, and some science subjects such as computer science, electronic science, forensic science and other social sciences and environmental subjects are covered. 

However, for the core science subjects you will need to appear for NET exam conducted by CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research). 

UGC NET exam is conducted each year twice – one in June month and other in December month. 

Furthermore, the exam consists of two paper – Paper 01 General and Paper 02 subject paper. 

In the exam patter section below you can learn more about it. 

Now, you can go through the important details of UGC NET June 2024 notification below to better understand it. 

If you have further question related to UGC NET then please use comment box given at the end of the article. 

Our counselors would love to answer all your queries.


Major Changes in UGC NET June 2024

  1. OMR exam mode (Computer-Based-Test mode removed) earlier UGC NET exam was conducted in CBT (computer based test) mode.
  2. Introduction of Ph.D. category for qualification, which allows candidates to qualify only for PhD.
  3. Now, 4- year UG degree with 75% marks candidates can sit for exam and if qualified will be eligible for JRF and PhD or PhD only.


Important Dates for UGC NET June 2024

Start Date 20th April 2024
Last date to apply 10th May 2024
Last date to pay fee 11th to 12th May 2024
Correction dates 13th to 15th May 2024
Intimation of city exam centers and city slips to be updated
UGC NET June 2024 Admit Card download date to be updated
UGC NET June 2024 exam date 16th June 2024
Exam center, date and shift as indicated on the Admit Card
Answer key challenge to be updated
Declaration of results June-July 2024

Read the UGC NET June 2024 Notification here


About UGC NET June 2024 exams

As per the UGC NET June 2024 notification, there is new category introduced, which is Category 03 – Admission to PhD only.

Following is the break up of eligibility qualification in UGC NET: 

Category 01: qualified for JRF, NET (Assistant Professor) and PhD Admission
Category 02: qualified for NET and PhD admission 
Category 03: qualified for PhD admission only

Important details related to categories: 

  • Category 01 – JRF qualified candidates will get PhD admission only the basis of interview and exempted from entrance tests.
  • Category 02 and 03 candidates will also be exempted from PhD entrance tests for admission.
  • Category 02 and 03 candidates NET qualification will get them 70% weightage in PhD admission and rest 30% will depend upon interview or viva-voce performance.
  • Category 02 and 03 candidates marks will be valid for only 1 year for PhD admissions.


UGC NET June 2024 Exam Pattern (Updated)

As per the UGC NET June 2024 notification, the mode of examination has been changed from CBT (Computer Based Test) mode to OMR based mode. This is a big change. Now candidates will get to attempt UGC NET June 2024 exams in pen or pencil-paper mode. Apart from this, there are no changes.

Following is the exam pattern for UGC NET exams: 

Exam Mode OMR mode (pen or pencil paper mode)
Question Type MCQs (multiple choice questions)
Total time 3 hours (180 minutes)
Total questions 150
Total marks 300
Total papers (sections) 2 (General paper and Subject paper)
Marks per correct answer 2 marks
Marks per incorrect answer 0 mark (no negative marking)

Following is the details of General Paper 01:

General Paper 01 Total Marks 100
Total questions 50
Syllabus Teaching aptitude

Research aptitude



Mathematical reasoning

Logical reasoning

Data interpretation

Information and communication technology

People, development and environment

Higher education system

Following is the details of Subject Paper 02:

Subject Paper 02 Total Marks 200
Total questions 100
Syllabus Subject specific syllabus

No negative marking is applicable and all questions are compulsory.

To download PDFs of syllabus for all subjects including General Paper 01 – visit this link here


Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET June 2024 (Updated)

As per the notification for UGC NET June 2024, following is the eligibility criteria: 

  • Any Masters degree with minimum 55% (50% marks in case of OBC NCL, SC, ST, PwD and third gender)
  • Masters degree final year result awaited candidates are eligible to apply, however, they will need to prove above eligibility within 2 years for NET and JRF and 1 year for PhD admission
  • 4-year UG degree holders with minimum 75% marks are eligible to sit for exam and qualify for JRF and PhD not for assistant professor job
  • Candidates in their final year 4-year UG degree are eligible to apply provided they prove their eligibility as given above within 2 years for JRF and 1 year for PhD admission
  • Age limit for JRF is 30 years and there is not age limit for NET and PhD admission 

For detailed information please refer to the UGC NET June 2024 information bulletin

Download UGC NET 2024 Information Bulletin


Online Application Process of UGC NET June 2024

01: Visit this link –
02: Click on button named “New Candidate Register Here”
03: Read instructions carefully, click on the tick and then click “Click here to Proceed” button
04: Select the appropriate option for login and identification
05: Fill in the registration form with accurate details and generate your application number
06: Use your password generate in last step, and application number to login
07: Click on “Application Form” to start your application process
08: Fill up the application form with correct details
09: Upload your scanned photo, signature and relevant documents in prescribed formats
10: Review your application and submit to proceed
11: Finally pay your application fee to complete your application process
12: Check the status for “Success” and download your application form for future reference


UGC NET Application Fee

General (unreserved): Rs. 1150/-

General-EWS (Economically Weaker Section) and OBC NCL (Non-Creamy Layer): Rs. 600/-

SC, ST, Third Gender and PwD: Rs. 325/-


Contact Information

Address for correspondence: First Floor, NSIC-MDBP Building, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi – 110020
Official website:
Phone No: 011-69227700, 011-40759000


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Many of our students are now working as assistant professors or researchers in India’s leading universities such as Delhi University, JNU, BHU etc. 

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