UGC NET 2024: Admit Card (Out), Exam Date, Revised Syllabus, Pattern & More

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2024 ( UGC NET )

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Exam On: 18 Jun '24

Dewesh Nandan
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Updated on Jun 18, 2024 17:34 IST

The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the NTA UGC NET 2024 admit card on June 14, 2024, for the UGC NET June 2024 cycle exam. Check the latest updates regarding the UGC NET 2024 in the article.

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UGC NET 2024 will be conducted on June 18, 2024, for 83 subjects by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). On the other hand, the UGC NET admit card was released on the official website-ugcnet.nta.ac.in on June 14, 2024. The candidates can check the UGC NET city slip through the candidates' login using the application number and password/date of birth. 

The UGC NET admit card 2024 was released after the release of the city intimation slip. The UGC NET city intimation slip was released on June 7, 2024. The admit card comprised the details of the exam centre and exam day guidelines. Earlier, the UGC NET exam was going to be conducted on June 16, 2024, but due to the demands by the candidates to reschedule the exam, it was shifted to June 18, 2024

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University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) or NTA UGC NET is a national-level exam conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor posts in Indian universities and colleges. The UGC NET will be held for a total of 83 subjects.

Q:   What is the section-wise weightage of Paper 1 and Paper 2 in the UGC NET exam?

A:
The UGC NET exam consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. The section-wise weightage of each paper is as follows: Paper 1: a)Teaching Aptitude: 5 questions (10 marks) b)Research Aptitude: 5 questions (10 marks) c)Reading Comprehension: 5 questions (10 marks) d) Communication: 5 questions (10 marks) e)Reasoning (including Mathematical): 5 questions (10 marks) f) Logical Reasoning: 5 questions (10 marks) g) Data Interpretation: 5 questions (10 marks) h) Information and Communication Technology (ICT): 5 questions (10 marks) I) People and Environment: 5 questions (10 marks) j) Higher Education System: 5 questions (10 marks) The total marks for Paper 1 are 100. Paper 2: The UGC NET Paper 2 is subject-specific, and the section-wise weightage varies according to the subject. Paper 2 consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, each carrying 2 marks. The total marks for Paper 2 are 200. In Paper 2, most of the questions are asked from the core subject, while a few questions may be asked from related subjects. The questions are designed to test the in-depth knowledge and understanding of the subject by the candidate. Therefore, the section-wise weightage of the UGC NET exam varies according to the paper and subject. It is important for candidates to go through the UGC NET syllabus for their subject and prepare accordingly to score well in the exam.

Q:   What is the marking scheme of UGC NET exam?

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The marking of the UGC NET exam has been given below for the candidates. Following the marking scheme for the UGC NET exam the candidates who are willing to appear in the UGC NET exam can understand the exam pattern and prepare for the exam well. The marking will also help the candidate to count the probable scores from the UGC NET provisional answer key that is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA): a)Correct answer: 2 b) Incorrect answer: No negative mark c) Unanswered/marked for review: 0 (no marks given) d) Incorrect or ambiguous question/has multiple correct answers: 2 to those who have chosen one of the correct answers. E) Incorrect or dropped questions: 2 to those who have attempted the question.

Q:   What is the use of UGC NET exam analysis?

A:
UGC NET exam analysis is the process of examining the UGC NET exam paper to identify the overall difficulty level, the type of questions asked, and the areas from which the questions were asked. Exam analysis is useful for both the candidates who have appeared for the exam and those who are preparing for it in the future. Here are some uses of UGC NET exam analysis: a) Understand the exam pattern: Exam analysis helps the candidates to understand the exam pattern and the type of questions that are asked in the exam. This helps them to prepare better and focus on the important topics and subtopics. B) Identify the difficulty level: Exam analysis helps the candidates to identify the overall difficulty level of the exam and the difficulty level of individual sections. This helps them to understand their performance and identify areas where they need to improve. C) Identify important topics: Exam analysis helps the candidates to identify the important topics and subtopics that are frequently asked in the exam. This helps them to prioritize their preparation and focus on the topics that are more likely to be asked in the exam. D) Plan future preparation: Exam analysis helps the candidates to plan their future preparation based on the areas where they need to improve. It also helps them to identify their strengths and weaknesses and work on them accordingly. E) Provide feedback to coaching institutes: Exam analysis helps coaching institutes to understand the difficulty level of the exam and the areas from which the questions were asked. This helps them to improve the quality of their coaching and provide better guidance to the candidates. In summary, UGC NET exam analysis is useful for both the candidates who have appeared for the exam and those who are preparing for it in the future. It helps them to understand the exam pattern, identify the difficulty level, prioritize their preparation, plan future preparation, and provide feedback to coaching institutes.

UGC NET 2024 Exam Overview 

The candidates can check the overview of the UGC NET exam in the table below:

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Fees

  • INR 1,150 for the General category
  • INR 600 for OBC
  • INR 325 for SC/ ST/ PwD

Exam Duration

180 minutes

Exam Time

  • Shift 1 - 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
    Shift 2 - 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

No. of Papers and Total Marks

  • Paper-1: 100 marks
  • Paper-2: 200 marks

Total Questions

50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2

Marking Scheme

  • +2 for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

Determine 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 Cities

181

Official Website & Helpline No.

  • https://ugcnet.nta.ac.in
  • 0120-6895200

UGC NET New Exam Date 2024

The candidates can check the UGC NET exam date 2024 in the table below:

UGC NET 2024 Exam Date
UGC NET Exam Date  2024 16-Jun-2024 18-Jun-2024
UGC NET Notification 2024  20- Apr-2024 
UGC NET Application 2024 20-Apr-2024 to 10-May-2024 15-May-202419-May-2024
UGC NET Application Fee Last Date 11-May-2024 to 12-May-2024 16-May-2024 to 17-May-2024 20-May-2024
UGC NET Application Correction Window 13-May-2024 to 15-may-2024 18-May-2024 to 20-May-2024 21-May-2024 to 23-May-2024
UGC NET Admit Card 2024 14-Jun-2024

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2024

The candidates can check the NTA UGC NET 2024 exam analysis for different subjects below. The exam analysis helps candidates to check the reviews by the aspirants who appeared for the exam, memory-based questions, expected cut-off, and more. Shiksha reported live from one of the UGC NET exam centres in Delhi to gather feedback regarding the overall difficulty level of the exam. Check below the UGC NET exam analysis 2024. 

Rajesh Said, "Paper 2 was easy as compared to last year. The passage section was easy in both papers, however, the DI was on the tougher side. The expected cut-off will be higher than the previous cycle as the paper was easy."

Sayyad Said, " Overall Papers 1 & 2 were moderate. The questions were asked from IR, Constitution & more. The cut-off will be higher than the previous year."

Nitish Said, " The overall exam was moderate. The questions were asked from IR, Authors and Books, Aristotle's theory, Morgan's theory, and more."

UGC NET Students' Reaction & Exam Analysis 2024

Check out the reviews by the candidates who took the UGC NET 2024 exam in the video below:

UGC NET 2024 Shift Wise Exam Schedule (Out)

The UGC NET June exam 2024 will be conducted in a single day on June 18, 2024. All the 83 subject exams will be conducted in single shifts (either in 1 or 2). The candidates can check the shift-wise exam schedule for the UGC NET exam in the table below:

UGC NET Shift – 1 Exam 2024 (09:30 AM to 12:30 PM)

Subject

Code

Subject Name

003

Philosophy

006

History

008

Commerce

010

Social Work

014

Public Administration

016

Music

020

Hindi

021

Kannada

023

Oriya

024

Punjabi

025

Sanskrit

026

Tamil

029

Arabic

031

Linguistics

034

Nepali

038

Marathi

039

French (French Version)

040

Spanish

041

Russian

043

Rajasthani

044

German

045

Japanese

046

Adult Education

047

Physical Education

049

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

050

Indian Culture

058

Law

060

Buddhist - Jaina - Gandhian and Peace Studies

062

Comparative Study of Religions

065

Dance / Drama / Performing Art

068

Criminology

072

Comparative Literature

074

Women Studies

079

Visual Art

080

Geography

081

Social Medicine and Community Health

085

Konkani

087

Computer science and applications

089

Environmental Sciences

093

Tourism Administration and Management

095

Santali

101

Sindhi

UGC NET Shift – 2 Exam 2024 (03:00 PM to 06:00 PM)

Subject

Code

Subject Name

001

Economics

002

Political Science

004

Psychology

005

Sociology

007

Anthropology

009

Education

011

Defence And Strategic Studies

012

Home Science

015

Population Studies

017

Management

018

Maithili

019

Bengali

022

Malayalam

027

Telugu

028

Urdu

030

English

032

Chinese

033

Dogri

035

Manipuri

036

Assamese

037

Gujarati

042

Persian

055

Labour Welfare

059

Library and Information Science

063

Mass Communication and Journalism

066

Museology And Conservation

067

Archaeology

070

Tribal and Regional Language - Literature

071

Folk Literature

073

Sanskrit Traditional

082

Forensic Science

083

Pali

084

Kashmiri

088

Electronic Science

090

Politics Including International

091

Prakrit

092

Human Rights and Duties

094

Bodo

100

Yoga

102

Hindu Studies

103

Indian Knowledge System

UGC NET 2024 City Intimation Slip

The UGC NET advance city intimation slip was released on June 7, 2024. The city intimation slip helps the candidates to know the exam city allotted for the exam to the candidate. Knowing the exam city helps the candidate to make travel arrangements if needed to the exam city. The steps to check the UGC NET City intimation slip are given below:

  • Go to the official website 
  • Click on the UGC NET city intimation slip link 
  • Fill out the details- application number and date of birth 
  • Fill out the security pin as shown on the screen 
  • Click on the submit button 
  • The city intimation slip will appear on the screen 

Direct link for UGC NET 2024 City Slip: https://ugcnet.ntaonline.in/frontend/web/advancecityintimationslip/index 

Note: The candidate must not mistake the UGC NET city slip for the UGC NET hall ticket/admit card. The city slip can only give information about the exam city in advance. 

UGC NET 2024 Admit Card

The NTA released the UGC NET 2024 admit card on June 14, 2024.  It is accessible only through the candidate's login on the official website. The admit card comprises the details like exam venue, shift timing, etc. The candidates can download the UGC NET admit card by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website 

  • Click on the ‘Download Admit Card for UGC-NET June 2024' link

  • Log in using the 'Application Number', 'Date of Birth', and 'Security Pin'

  • Download the UGC NET Admit Card 2024

  • Take the printout for future use

Direct Link for the UGC NET 2024 Admit Card: https://ugcnet.ntaonline.in/frontend/web/admitcard/index 

UGC NET 2024 Exam Pattern 

UGC NET exam comprises two papers- Paper 1 and 2. As per the prescribed UGC NET 2024 exam pattern, both papers contain multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in offline mode. Candidates need to complete both papers in a single duration of three hours. Have a look at the detailed UGC NET exam pattern 2024 below.

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper 1

50 

100

Paper 2

100 

200

Total

150 

300

Also Read: How to prepare for UGC NET in 1 month?

UGC NET 2024 Latest Update: NTA NET Scores for PhD

NTA and UGC updated the guidelines for the UGC NET exam from the June cycle exam. The candidates appearing in the exam can check the latest updates by the Agency and Commission below:

  • The UGC NET 2024 exam will be conducted in pen-paper mode (OMR) for both papers. The CBT mode will be discontinued from the NTA UGC NET June cycle 2024
  • The normalisation of the UGC NET marks will be discontinued from the NTA UGC NET June cycle 2024
  • The UG candidates with four-year UG courses can apply for the UGC NET JRF exam and the candidates who will secure 75% marks can enroll themselves in PhD
  • The UGC NET marks can be used for admission in PhD and no more separate entrance exams will be conducted by the universities for admission in PhD. The UGC NET marks will be categorised into three sections:
    • Category 1:  Candidates qualified with JRF will be eligible for the Junior Research Fellowship, Appointment as Assistant Professors, and Enrollment as PhD scholar. 
    • Category 2: Candidates qualified for UGC NET will be eligible for Assistant Professorship and admission as PhD scholar 
    • Category 3: Based on the marks obtained by the candidates, the candidates will be allowed in the universities as a  PhD scholar

Note: The candidates from Category 2 & 3 will have to go through an interview by the Universities to enroll as a PhD scholar. 70 per cent weightage will be given to the NET score and 30 per cent marks will be based on the interview. 

UGC NET 2024 Syllabus

The UGC prescribes the syllabus of the UGC NET exam. The syllabus for the exam is divided into parts- Paper 1 and Paper 2.  Paper 1 is a general paper which is equivalent for every candidate. It comprises questions from the quantitative, research, teaching aptitude, and more. On the other hand, UGC NET Paper 2 is subject-specific and it comprises questions from the subject that was chosen by the candidate while filling out the UGC NET application form. 

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024

The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus has been given below for the candidates who are willing to appear for the UGC NET 2024 exam. Paper 1 comprises 50 questions from 10 units that hold a total weightage of 100 marks:

  • Teaching Aptitude
    • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching, Characteristics, and requirements.
    • Learner’s characteristics: Adolescent and adult learners, Individual differences.
    • Factors affecting teaching: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment, Institution.
    • Methods of teaching in higher learning institutions: Teacher-centered vs. Learner-centered, offline vs. online methods.
    • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern, and ICT-based.
    • Evaluation Systems: Elements, Types, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System, Computer-based Testing, Innovations
  • Research Aptitude
    • Research: Meaning, Types, Characteristics, Positivism, Post-positivist approach.
    • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, Quantitative.
    • Steps of Research.
    • Thesis and Article writing: Format, referencing.
    • Application of ICT in research.
    • Research ethics
  • Comprehension
    • Questions based on a given passage
  • Communication
    • Communication: Meaning, types, characteristics.
    • Effective communication: Verbal, Non-verbal, Intercultural, group communications, Classroom Communication.
    • Barriers to Effective Communication.
    • Mass-Media and Society.
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
    • Types of Reasoning.
    • Number series, Letter series, Codes, Relationships.
    • Mathematical Aptitude: Fraction, Time and Distance, Ratio, Proportion, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest, Discounting, Averages.
  • Logical Reasoning
    • Structure of Arguments.
    • Deductive and Inductive Reasoning.
    • Venn Diagram.
    • Indian Logic
  • Data Interpretation
    • Sources, Acquisition, Classification of Data.
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
    • Graphical Representation
    • Data and Governance
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
    • ICT: General Abbreviations.
    • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
    • Digital Initiatives in Higher Education.
    • ICT and Governance
  • People, Development, and Environment
    • Development and Environment: Millennium Development, Sustainable Development goals.
    • Human and Environment Interaction: Anthropogenic activities, impacts on the environment.
    • Environmental Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste, Climate change, Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
    • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
    • Natural and Energy Resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, Forests.
    • Natural Hazards and Disasters: Mitigation strategies.
    • Environmental Protection Act, National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts
  • Higher Education System
    • Institutions of Higher Learning and Education in Ancient India.
    • Evolution of Higher Learning and Research in Post-Independence India.
    • Oriental, Conventional, and Non-Conventional Learning Programs
    • Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based Education
    • Value Education and Environmental Education
    • Policies, Governance, and Administration

Also Read: UGC NET Vs CSIR NET: Know Differences & Similarities

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024: Revised 

According to the latest updates by the UGC, the UGC NET syllabus will be revised as per the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020). However, the candidates can speculate no change in the UGC NET syllabus for the upcoming NTA NET June 2024 cycle. A candidate can choose the subject of his/her post-graduation or a related subject. NTA UGC NET is conducted for a total of 83 subjects. Click on the PDF links below to check the UGC NET Paper 2 syllabus for all 83 subjects.

UGC NET Paper 2 Subject List

Subject Code

Syllabus PDF

Economics/Rural Economics/Co-operation/Demography/Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics

01

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Political Science

02

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Philosophy

03

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Psychology

04

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Sociology

05

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History

06

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Anthropology

07

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Commerce

08

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Education  

09

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Social Work

10

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Defence and Strategic Studies

11

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Home Science

12

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Public Administration  

14

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Population Studies

15

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Music

16

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Management (including Business Admin. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management)

17

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Maithili

18

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Bengali

19

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Hindi

20

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Kannada

21

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Malayalam

22

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Oriya

23

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Punjabi

24

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Sanskrit

25

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Tamil

26

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Telugu

27

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Urdu

28

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Arabic

29

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English

30

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Linguistics

31

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Chinese

32

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Dogri

33

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Nepali

34

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Manipuri

35

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Assamese

36

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Gujarati

37

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Marathi

38

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French (French Version)

39

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Spanish

40

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Russian

41

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Persian

42

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Rajasthani

43

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German

44

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Japanese

45

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Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education

46

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Physical Education

47

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Arab Culture and Islamic Studies  

49

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Indian Culture

50

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Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management

55

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Law

58

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Library and Information Science

59

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Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

60

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Comparative Study of Religions

62

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Mass Communication and Journalism

63

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Performing Art - Dance/ Drama/ Theatre

65

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Museology & Conservation  

66

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Archaeology

67

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Criminology

68

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Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature       

70

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Folk Literature

71

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Comparative Literature

72

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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

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Women Studies 

74

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Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture/ Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art)

79

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Geography

80

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Social Medicine & Community Health

82

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Forensic Science

82

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Pali

83

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Kashmiri

84

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Konkani

85

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Computer Science and Applications  

87

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Electronic Science

88

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Environmental Sciences

89

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Politics including International Relations/ International Studies including Defence/ Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies  

90

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Prakrit  

91

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Human Rights and Duties  

92

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Tourism Administration and Management  

93

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Bodo

94

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Santali

95

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Yoga

100

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Sindhi

101

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Hindu Studies

102

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UGC NET 2024 Minimum Qualifying Marks 

The candidates need to secure minimum qualifying marks to get on the list of candidates who can qualify for the UGC NET exam. The minimum qualifying marks for the UGC NET 2024 have been given below in the table:

Categories

Aggregate Minimum Qualifying Marks in Both Papers (in %)

General

40

SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/PwD/Transgender

35

UGC NET 2024 Answer Key

The answer key for the UGC NET 2024 exam is released after the completion of the exam. Initially, the provisional answer key is released which is followed by the final answer key. The NTA invites objections against the UGC NET provisional answer key if the candidates find any discrepancy in the answer key. After the scrutiny of the objection by the expert panel, the final answer key and result are released. The steps to download the UGC NET answer key are given below:

  • Go to the official website 
  • Click on the UGC NET answer key link 
  • Fill out the application number and date of birth
  • Fill out the security pin as shown on the screen 
  • Click on the submit button 
  • The UGC NET answer key will appear on the screen 
  • Download the answer key and save it for later use. 

Direct Link for the UGC NET 2024 Answer Key: Yet to be Released

How to Use UGC NET 2024 Answer Key and Response Sheet 

The candidates can use their response sheet and the answer key to calculate their probable scores secured in the UGC NET exam. The aspirants can calculate their scores by following the steps given below 

  • Compare the response sheet with the answer key 
  • Mark the correct answers in the response sheet 
  • Count the total number of correct answers in Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • Multiply the total number by 2 
  • The result will be the total marks secured in the UGC NTE 2024 exam

UGC NET 2024 Result 

The UGC NET result is released along with the release of the final answer key. The UGC NET 2024 result can be accessed through the candidate's login on the oficial website. The result comprises the individual score secured by the candidate. The candidates can download the UGC NET scorecard/result by following the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website 
  • Click on the UGC NET result link 
  • Fill out the application number and date of birth
  • Fill out the security pin as shown on the screen 
  • Click on the submit button 
  • The UGC NET result will appear on the screen 
  • Download the result and save it for later use

Direct Link for the UGC NET 2024 Result: Yet to be Released

UGC NET 2024 Cut-Off 

The NTA/UGC releases the cut-off marks for the UGC NET exam along with the release of the UGC NET result. The cut-off is released as PDFs that comprise the percentile-wise and percentage-wise cut-off marks for the various subjects. The candidates can check the previous year's cut-off PDF through the link given below;

Direct Link for the UGC NET Cut-Off: Click Here

UGC NET 2024 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy applicable to the UGC NET is as per the Government of India rule. Accordingly, the seats are reserved in the central universities and institutes which are deemed to be universities. The reservation of seats is given below:

Category Reservation of seats (In %)
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) 2.7
General-Economically Weaker Sections (General- EWS) 10
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40 per cent or more disability 4

UGC NET 2024 Mock Test 

The candidates preparing for the UGC NET 2024 exam must take the mock test to check their preparation standards. The UGC NET mock test will help the candidates to get the idea of the TA NET exam as well as the repeated questions.

UGC NET 2024 Preparation Tips

The candidates preparing for the UGC NET June Cycle exam that is going to be held on June 18, 2024 must go through the last-minute preparation tips to score good marks and uplift their chances of getting qualified. The UGC NET last-minute prep tips for the candidates have been given below :

  • The candidates must focus on accuracy rather than guessing for the right answer. However, the UGC NET exam does not have a negative marking scheme but candidates must go for the question that they know perfectly and then solve the rest paper by guessing:
  • Focus on time management
  • Read the questions carefully 

UGC NET 2024: Guidance With Toppers

The aspirants need preparation ideas and guidance for the UGC NET exam. Read the success and the preparation strategies of toppers below. It will help the candidates to get the idea of where to start for the UGC NET exam:

UGC NET 2024 Application Correction Window 

The candidates who want to edit their UGC NET application form from May 21 to 23, 2024. The steps to make corrections to the NTA NET application form are given below:

  • Visit the official website- ugcnet.nta.ac.in.
  • Click the ‘Correction Window of Online Application form …’ link
  • Login using the application number, password, and security pin
  • Click on the ‘Correction in application form’ link
  • Read the instructions and click on the agreement box
  • Make the required corrections
  • Pay the additional fee, if any
  • Save and submit the form

Direct link to make corrections to UGC NET application form 2024: https://ugcnet.nta.ac.in/ 

Changes Allowed in UGC NET Application Form 2024 

The candidates can edit certain sections of the UGC NET application form. The changes which are not allowed in the UGC NET application form are given below:

UGC NET 2024 Application Correction

 

 

For Candidates who have verified AADHAR

No change allowed in Candidate’s Name, Gender, Photo & Signature, Mobile Number, Email Address, Permanent & Correspondence Address, Exam City.

Change is allowed in Date of Birth, Category,

Father’s Name & Mother’s Name only.

 

 

For Candidates who have not used Aadhar for modification

No change allowed in Candidate’s Name, Gender, Photo & Signature, Mobile Number, Email Address, Permanent & Correspondence Address, Exam City.

Change is allowed in Date of Birth, Category,

Father’s Name & Mother’s Name only.

UGC NET Application Form 2024 at ugcnet.nta.ac.in 

The candidates could apply for the UGC NET June exam from April 20 to May 19, 2024. The steps to apply for the NTA UGC NET are given below:

  • Visit the website- ugcnet.nta.ac.in

  • Click on the ‘Application form’ link mentioned at the bottom of the home page

  • Click on the ‘New Registration’

  • Enter the required details and complete the registration

  • Fill out the complete application form

  • Upload scanned pictures of passport size photo (10-200 kb) and signature (4-30 kb). Both images should be in JPEG format

  • Pay the UGC NET application fee (Gen - INR 1150; OBC/EWS - INR 600; SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender - INR 325)

  • Save and submit the form

  • Download the confirmation page

Direct Link for UGC NET 2024 Applicaion Correction PDF: Click Here 

UGC NET 2024 Application Fee

The UGC NET application is divided into categories. The aspirants can check the category-wise application fees for the UGC NET 2024 exam has been given below in the table:

UGC NET Application Fee 2024
General/Unreserved Category INR 1150
OBC INR 600
SC/ST/PwD/Third Gender  INR 375

UGC NET 2024 Application Pre Requisites

The candidates who are willing to fill out the UGC NET online form 2024 for the upcoming exam must know the prerequisites of the application to avoid any hassle while filling out the application form:

  • Copy of Board/ University Certificate for Name, Mother's Name, Father's Name, etc. 
  • Identification Card
  • Degree Certificate or last semester result
  • Active Email ID and Mobile Number
  • Four cities and choice of centres 
  • Code of subject 
  • Category certificate, PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned photograph and signature 

UGC NET 2024 Photo & Signature: Resize

The dimensions and the size for the UGC NET photo and signature have been given below for the candidate's ease:

  • UGC NET photo size and dimensions: The photograph must be in the dimension of 3.5cm x 4.5 cm and between 10kb to 200kb in JPG/JPEG format
  • UGC NET signature size: The signature must be in JPG/JPEG 4 kb to 30 kb size

UGC NET 2024 Application Challenges & Solutions

Candidates face challenges while filling out the application every year. Some of the challenges and solutions to them are given below:

Challenges While Filling UGC NET Application

The aspirants can check the challenges that can be faced by the candidates while filling out the UGC NET 2024 application form

  • OTP problem: After filling out the personal details candidates are not getting the OTP and automated registration number. 
  • Automatic Change in the Application Form After Submission: The particulars filled in by the candidates are automatically changed after the submission of the application form. 
  • Uploading Photograph & Signature: The aspirants are facing problems while uploading their photographs and signatures after multiple attempts. 
  • Multiple Payments: The candidates are facing while making payments for the UGC NET application.

Solution for UGC NET Application Form Challenges

The candidates can check the solutions for the challenges that the candidates are facing while filling out the UGC NET 2024 application form below:

  • Check Internet Speed: As more than 8 lakhs (approx) are trying to complete the application form at once, the candidates are facing a server crash. The candidates are advised to use fast internet or wait for a few days to fill out the application form. 
  • Change in Application Particulars: The candidates are advised to check the application form thoroughly before submitting the application form. If the candidates have submitted the application form, they have to wait for the application correction window to make corrections to the application form. 
  • Photograph & Signature: The candidates are advised to check the dimensions and the size of the photograph and Signature before uploading it as the the platform accepts the photograph and signature in a given range of sizes and formats. If the size and format are correct then the candidates are advised to wait for some time as it will be a server error due to the slow speed of the Internet or a server crash due to high traffic.
  • Multiple Payment: The candidates are advised to make various payments for the UGC NET 2024 application form. Once the payment is done, keep the payment receipt by your bank and wait for 72 hours. If the payment status is not successful within the time limit, then mail the problem to the UGC NET help desk explaining the problem in brief, and attach the payment receipt by your bank in the mail.

UGC NET 2024 Eligibility

The candidates must check their UGC NET eligibility to appear for the exam as those who will not fulfill the eligibility criteria for the UGC NET exam will not be able to take the exam. The eligibility criteria have been categorised into three parts: i) Nationality ii) Educational Eligibility and iii) Age Limit. Check the eligibility for the UGC NET below:

UGC NET 2024 Nationality Eligibility

Nationality plays an important role as an eligibility criterion for the UGC NET exam as only Indian citizens can take part in the UGC NET exam. Citizens from other countries cannot apply for the UGC NET exam. However, candidates who are residing in other countries but are citizens of India can apply for the exam. It is important to prove Indian citizenship for the candidates who are residing in other countries with proper documentation. 

Also Read: UGC NET EWS Certificate

UGC NET Educational Eligibility 2024

Candidates who possess a master's degree can apply for the UGC NET exam. Check the complete educational qualification details below:

  • Candidates should have completed their post-graduation from a UGC-recognised college/university
  • A relaxation of five per cent in educational qualification is given to reserved category candidates

  • Candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) before June 1, 2002, are exempted from taking the UGC NET exam'

Also Read: UGC NET Last Minute Preparation Tips 2024

UGC NET 2024 Age Limit As Of 1/06/2024

There is no upper age limit to appear for the UGC NET professorship exam, whereas, for the post of JRF (Junior Research Fellowship), the candidates must be below or equal to 30 years of age. However, the candidates must fulfill other criteria to appear for the UGC NET exam. The details of the age limit criteria are given below:

  • Candidates should not be more than 30 years of age to be eligible for NTA NET JRF as of June 1, 2024
  • There is no age restriction to applying for the post of Assistant Professor
  • A relaxation of five years in age criteria is given to reserved category candidates

UGC NET and Other Exams

The candidates preparing for the UGC NET can also prepare for different competitive exams as it will help them to accomplish two things at once. Some of the exams are mentioned below for the candidates who want to prepare for the UGC NET exam along with the competitive exam. 

  • UPSC (IAS/IES/IFS etc.): The candidates who are preparing for the UPSC with a master's degree can apply for the UGC NET exam with their subject as the thorough study of the subject will help the candidates to cover the syllabus of the UGC NET along with the UPSC. For instance, If a candidate has a degree in Economics and preparing for the UGC NET or UPSC then the thorough study of the subject can help him/her to prepare for both the exams at once. 
  • Teaching Exams: The syllabus of the exam like CTET, and state TET exams can be covered with the syllabus of the UGC NET exam as the syllabus for both exams are quite similar to each other and can be covered at once. 

UGC NET E-Certificate &JRF Award Letter Dec 2024

The steps to download the UGC NET e-certificate and JRF award letter by following the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website-ugcnet.nta.ac.in 
  • Click on the UGC NET Certificate and JRF award letter direct link 
  • Fill out the login credentials- application number and date of birth
  • Fill out the Captcha Code/Security Pin available on the screen
  • Click on the submit button
  • The UGC NET e certificate and JRF award letter will appear on the screen 
  • Download the UGC NET Dec e certificate and save it for later use

Read More: Other Teaching Exams In India: NET, SET, SLET

UGC NET 2024 FAQs

Q: What is the UGC NET exam date 2024?

A: The UGC NET June 2024 exam will be conducted on June 18, 2024. The exam will be carried out in offline mode (Pen & Paper Based) for two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is a general paper that comprises questions from quantitative aptitude, teaching aptitude, research aptitude and more, whereas, the paper 2 is subject-specific and the questions are asked from the subject that the candidates choose while filling out the UGC NET application form.

Q: When the UGC NET application form 2024 was released?

A:  UGC NET Application Form 2024 was released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the June 2024 on April 20, 2024. The UGC NET application window will remain active for registrations till May 19, 2024. However, the candidates can pay the fees for UGC NET Online Form 2024 on the official website till May 20, 2024. UGC NET Online Form Link has been provided in this article. The UGC NET exam will be carried out for 83 subjects in Pen and Paper mode.

Q: What is the UGC NET syllabus 2024?

A: The UGC NET 2024 syllabus has been given below for the paper 1 exam:

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People, Development, and Environment
  • Higher Education System

The UGC NET 2024 syllabus for Paper 2 is subject-specific and the candidates can check the Paper 2 syllabus in brief on the link- Click Here

Q: How can I apply for the UGC NET 2024 exam?

A: To apply for the UGC NET 2024 exam the candidates need to follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the website- ugcnet.nta.ac.in

  • Click on the ‘Application form’ link mentioned at the bottom of the home page

  • Click on the ‘New Registration’

  • Enter the required details and complete the registration

  • Fill out the complete application form

  • Upload scanned pictures of passport size photo (10-200 kb) and signature (4-30 kb). Both images should be in JPEG format

  • Pay the UGC NET application fee (Gen - INR 1,100; OBC/EWS - INR 600; SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender - INR 375)

  • Save and submit the form

  • Download the confirmation page

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