What is UGC NET?

National Eligibility Test abbreviated as NET is a national level exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining eligibility either for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) programmes or both in Indian universities and colleges. UGC NET aims to ensure ..Read More

UGC NET Application Details

The stepwise procedure to fill UGC NET application form is mentioned below.


Step 1: Fill in the online application form and note down system generated application number The candidate should supply all the details while filling the online application form and also required to choose password and security question and enter their answer. After successful submission of the data, Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining steps of the application form and also required for all future correspondence. For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with his/her respective system generated application number and chosen password.


Step 2: Upload Scanned Images of Photograph and Signature

  • The scanned images of photograph and Signature should be in jpg/jpeg format only
  • Size of the photo image must be greater than 4 kb and less than 40 kb
  • Size of the signature image must be greater than 1 kb and less than 30 kb
  • Dimension of photograph image should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height) only
  • Dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (height) only

Step 3: Pay Examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card


For Payment by Syndicate Bank/ ICICI/ HDFC/ Canara Bank challan: The candidate has to select bank (Syndicate/Canara/HDFC/ICICI) to deposit the application fee through e-challan mode. As soon as he/she selects, an e-challan will be generated containing specific details of the candidate along with amount to be paid. The candidate has to take a printout of the same and take it to the nearest branch of the selected bank for making payment. After the confirmation of fee deposited from Bank/CBSE, the candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page.


Payment by Debit/Credit Card: The candidate has to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page.


Step 4: Download the Confirmation Page

The candidate should take print of confirmation page and keep it for future reference. The confirmation page should not be sent to CBSE.


Note: The Candidate will be able to modify/correct the particulars before the payment of fees. Once the payment of fee has been made / e-challan downloaded, candidate particulars cannot be edited.


UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

Nationality – Candidates must be Indian nationals


Age Requirement:

  • Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years. A relaxation up to 5 years for candidates belonging to OBC (Non- creamy layer) SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants

  • Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must have Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC

  • Master’s Degree/Post graduation must be in any of the given subjects like Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc.

  • General Category candidates must have 55% in Post-Graduation

  • Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and person with disability (PWD) category candidates who have at least 50% marks in their Post-Graduation


UGC NET Exam Fee

Modes of Payment

Credit Card
Debit Card
Net Banking
Demand Draft

UGC NET Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline
Exam Format: Objective

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