NTA UGC NET 2024: Notification for JRF & Assistant Professor Exam

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Exam NameNTA UGC NET 2024
Exam Conducting AuthorityNTA
PurposeJRF and Assistant Professor
Exam ModeCBT (Online )
Application ProcessOnline
Starting Date20th April 2024
Last Date10th May 2024


The National Testing Agency (NTA) has recently released the highly anticipated notification for the UGC NET 2024 examination. This prestigious exam opens doors to lucrative career opportunities as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and Assistant Professors. If you aspire to excel in the field of academia, this article provides all the essential details you need to know about the NTA UGC NET 2024 exam.

The NTA has announced that the UGC-NET exam for December 2024 will be held in a Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for 83 subjects. This exam will assess candidates’ eligibility for the ‘Junior Research Fellowship’ and the post of ‘Assistant Professor.’

NTA UGC NET Exam Details

Name of exam: NTA UGC NET June 2024

Exam conducting body: National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam level: National

Exam mode: CBT (Online)

Exam duration: 180 minutes

Date of exam: 16th June 2024

Centres @ Assam: Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Sivasagar and Tezpur

Official Website: https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in

Helpline: 011-40759000 | 011-69227700 | [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Your Ticket to the UGC NET Exam

Age Limit:

JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.06.2023. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD/Third gender categories and to women applicants.

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

Educational Qualification:

(a) General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website: www.ugc.ac.in in Humanities and Social Science (including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. List of subjects at Post Graduation level is attached as Appendix -III. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Third gender category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

(b) Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test.

(c) The candidates having passed a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed.

The candidates qualifying in the NET, based on a four-year undergraduate degree, will be eligible for the award of the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for admission to the Ph.D. The candidates qualifying in the NET, based on a four-year undergraduate degree, will not be eligible for appointment as Assistant Professor.

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(d) The candidates who are pursuing Four Year/8 Semester Bachelor’s Degree Programme and are in their last semester/year may also apply for the test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for the award of JRF/admission to Ph.D. only after fulfilling the requirements contained in the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2022 within two years (if qualified for award of JRF)/within one year (if qualified for admission to Ph.D. only) from the date of declaration of the NET result, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

(e) The candidates with a Four-Year Bachelor’s Degree Programme are allowed to appear in a subject (the List of Subjects and their Codes for UGC – NET June 2024 are given at official notification) in which they want to pursue a Ph.D. irrespective of the discipline in which they have obtained the four-year bachelor’s degree.

Note: For more details about educational qualification, pl check official notification.

Application Fee of NTA UGC NET

Category-wise application fee for the NTA UGC NET exam as under

CategoryApplication Fee (in INR)
SC/ST/PwD/Third gender325

How to Apply for NTA UGC NET Exam?

Before applying to the UPSC Recruitment interested and eligible candidates should read the full notification.

Interested and eligible candidates may apply online by visiting the Official National Testing Agency (NTA) Portal. Candidates may follow the simple steps given below to apply online for NTA UGC NET June Notification 2024.

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☞ Scroll down to the Important Web-Links section.
☞ Click on the “Online Application Form”  and register yourself.
☞ Next again click on “Online Application Form” and Log in.
☞ Fill in your all personal and educational details and upload the necessary documents.
☞ Make the payment of the application fee as per your category and submit the form.
☞ In the end, take a print out of the application form.

Important Dates of NTA UGC NET Exam 2023

Starting Date Of Online Application20th April 2024
Last Date Of Online Application10th May 2024 (upto 11:50 P.M)
Correction in the Particulars in Online Application Form13th May 2024 to 15th May 2024 (upto 11:50 P.M)
Downloading of CSIR UGC NET Admit CardsTo be updated
Date of CSIR UGC NET Examination16th June 2024

Important Web-Links of NTA UGC NET Exam

Online Application FormClick Here
Official NotificationClick Here
Information BrochureClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here


The NTA UGC NET 2024 exam is your gateway to a promising career in academia. Whether you aim to pursue research as a Junior Research Fellow or share your knowledge as an Assistant Professor, this comprehensive guide has equipped you with the essential information you need to embark on this exciting journey. Stay tuned for updates and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and application deadlines to make your dream a reality. Good luck on your path to academic excellence!


Q. What is the NTA UGC NET exam?

A. The NTA UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) is a national-level examination conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professors in Indian universities and colleges.

Q. Who conducts the NTA UGC NET exam?

A. The NTA (National Testing Agency) is responsible for conducting the UGC NET exam on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Q. What is the starting date to apply online for NTA UGC NET Exam?

A. The starting date to apply online for NTA UGC NET Exam is 20th April 2024.

Q. What is the last date to apply online for NTA UGC NET Exam?

A. The last date to apply online for NTA UGC NET Exam is 10th May 2024.

Q. What the Official Website of NTA UGC.

A. The Official Website of UGC is https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in

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