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UGC NET 2024 Exam Details: The Complete Guide to Exam Success

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What is the UGC-NET Exam?

The National Testing Agency administers the NTA UGC NET Exam primarily to select candidates for assistant professor positions and to grant junior research fellowships. After passing the exam, there are numerous other options to take advantage of, in addition to research fellowships and lectureships that can be acquired through the UGC NET.

Purpose of UGC-NET

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test is known as UGC NET. Held biannually, it is one of the largest exams in the nation. The purpose of the exam is to determine if applicants are qualified for junior research fellowships and lectureships. It provides scholarships, and placement eligibility as a lecturer for top universities in India.

Source: About UGC

Highlights of UGC-NET 2024

The University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year, in June and December. The UGC NET test is administered by the NTA in two papers, known as paper 1 and paper 2. Its goal is to evaluate applicants’ suitability for teaching and research at the college and university levels.

Section No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Paper 1: Teaching & Research Aptitude 50 100
Research Methodology 10 20
Communication 10 20
Comprehension 10 20
Critical Thinking & Reasoning 10 20
General Awareness 10 20
Paper 2: Subject Specific  No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Specific to your chosen subject 100 200

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree in any subject from a recognised university. Candidates appearing in the final year of their Master’s degree exam are also eligible to apply.
  • General category candidates must have secured at least 55% marks (aggregate) in their Master’s degree. SC/ST/OBC/PwD category candidates must have secured at least 50% marks (aggregate) in their Master’s degree.
  • There is an age limit of 30 years old for the General Category and 35 years old for OBC/SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Transgender/Women.
  • Indian Citizens or Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) are eligible to apply.
  • While not mandatory, having research experience can be beneficial for securing a good rank in the UGC-NET exam.

UGC-NET Exam Date 2024

UGC-NET 2024 Events UGC-NET Date 2024 (Expected)
UGC-NET 2024 June  Registrations April 2024
Admit Card June 2024 Download Starts May 2024
UGC-NET 2024 June Exam Between June 10 to 21, 2024
UGC-NET 2024 June Result Declaration July End 2024

Registration Process & Fee

Here are the steps to register for the latest UGC-NET 2024 exam:

  • Visit the official UGC-NET website.
  • Click on the “New Registration” button to fill in your information.
  • Fill in personal details such as name, date of birth, contact details, and educational qualifications. Set a password for your profile.
  • You will receive a text message to verify your phone number and your email ID.
  • After verification, you will be required to upload the necessary documents for the exam, such as your scanned photograph and signature, as well as any other relevant documents specified in the instructions.
  • Once you have submitted the documents, pay the registration fee online using a secure payment gateway. The fee varies depending on your category.
  • Upon successful fee payment, you will be able to log in using your credentials and access the complete UGC-NET application form. Fill out the form carefully and submit it before the deadline.

Application Fee

Here is the latest application fee for UGC-NET 2024:

Category Fee (In INR)
General category 1150
OBC (NCL) 600
SC/ST/PwD 325

UGC-NET Admit Card

The official admit card for UGC-NET will be released once there is a final exam date. Mostly, the admit cards are released 3 days prior to the exam so that the students can look out their exam location. It is compulsory to carry your admit card. You will not be allowed to enter the exam premises without an admit card. Candidates are advised to colour-print their admit cards. The expected date for the admit card release of 2024 UGC-NET is May end or June first week of 2024. You can download the admit card from the official website of NTA. Your admit card will consist of all the information including, roll number, exam centre, NET subject, date and time.

UGC-NET 2024 Exam Centres

The National Testing Agency posts the exam locations on its official website. When completing the application form, you must specify your top four choices for UGC NET exam centres where you want to take the test. Here is the list of all the allotted states for UGC-NET:

Agartala Chamarajnagar Hubli Mangalagiri Saharanpur
Agra Chamba Hyderabad / Secunderabad Mangaluru (Mangalore) Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar Chandauli Idukki Mathura Salem
Ahmednagar Chandigarh / Mohali / Panchkula Imphal Mau Samastipur
Aizawl Chandrapur Indore Medak Sambalpur
Ajmer Chengalpet Itanagar / Naharlagun Medchal Sangareddy
Akola Chennai Jabalpur Meerut Sangli
Alappuzha / Chengannur Chhatarpur Jagatsinghpur Moradabad Sasaram
Aligarh Chhindwara Jagdalpur Morena Satara
Allahabad / Prayagraj Chikkaballapur Jagtial Motihari Satna
Almora Chikmagalur Jaipur Mumbai / Navi Mumbai Shillong
Alwar Chirala Jajpur Munger Shimla
Amaravathi Chitradurga Jalandhar Murshidabad Shivamoga
Ambala Chittoor Jalgaon Muzaffarnagar Siddipet
Ambedkar Nagar Chittorgarh Jalpaiguri Muzaffarpur Sikar
Ambikapur Coimbatore Jammu Mysuru Silchar(Assam)
Amravati Cuddalore Jamnagar Nagapattinam Siliguri
Amreli Cuttack Jamshedpur Nagpur Silvassa
Amritsar Daman Jamui Nainital Sindhudurg
Anand Damoh Jangaon Nalanda Sirmaur
Anantapur Darbhanga Jaunpur Nalgonda Sirohi
Anantnag Darjeeling Jeypore(Odisha) Namakkal Sitamarhi
Angamaly Datia Jhansi Nanded Sitapur
Angul Dausa Jharsuguda Nandurbar Sivaganga
Araria Davangere Jhunjhunu Nandyal Siwan
Ariyalur Dehradun Jodhpur Narasaraopet Solapur
Arrah Delhi / New Delhi Jorhat Nashik Sonbhadra
Arwal Deoghar (Jharkhand) Junagadh Naugarh South 24 Parganas
Asansol Dewas Kadapa Navsari Sri Muktsar Sahib
Ashok Nagar Dhanbad Kakinada Neemuch Sriganganagar
Aurangabad Dharmapuri Kalyani Nellore Srikakulam
Aurangabad(Bihar) Dharwad Kanchipuram New Tehri Srinagar (J & K)
Azamgarh Dhenkanal Kannur Nizamabad Sultanpur
Bagalkot Dhule Kanpur Noida / Greater Noida Supaul
Bahraich Dimapur Kanyakumari / Nagercoil North 24 Parganas Surampalem
Balaghat Dindigul Karaikal Ongole Surat
Balangir Diu Karimnagar Osmanabad Surendranagar
Balasore (Baleswar) Dumka Karur Palakkad Suri
Ballari Durgapur Karwar Palghar Suryapet
Ballia Eluru Kasaragod Pantnagar Tadepalligudem
Banaskantha Ernakulam / Moovattupuzha Katihar Paralakhemundi (Gajapati) Tanuku
Banda Erode Kaushambi Parbhani Tezpur
Banka Faizabad Kavaratti Paschim Medinipur Thane
Bankura Faridabad Kendrapara Pathanamthitta Thanjavur
Barabanki Fatehpur Kendujhar (Keonjhar) Pathankot Thiruvallur
Baragarh Fazilka Khagaria Patiala / Fatehgarh Sahib Thiruvananthapuram
Baramulla Firozabad Khammam Patna Thoothukudi
Bareilly Firozpur Khandwa Pauri Garhwal Thrissur
Baripada / Mayurbanj Gadag Khargone (West Nimar) Payyannur Tiruchirappalli
Barmer Gandhidham Kodagu Phulbani (Kandhamal) Tirunelveli
Beed Gangtok Koderma Ponda Tirupathi
Begusarai Gaya Kohima Porbandar Tiruppur
Belagavi (Belgaum) Ghaziabad Kolar Port Blair Tiruvannamalai
Bengaluru Ghazipur Kolhapur Pratapgarh Tumakuru
Bengaluru- Urban Godhra Kolkata Proddatur Udaipur
Berhampur / Ganjam Gondia Kollam Puducherry Udhagamandalam
Bettiah Gopalganj Korba Pudukkottai Udham Singh Nagar
Betul Gorakhpur Kota Pulwama Udhampur
Bhabua Gudur Kothagudem Pune Udupi / Manipal
Bhadrak Gulbarga / Kalaburgi Kottayam Purba Medinipur Ujjain
Bhagalpur Guntur Kozhikode / Calicut Puri Una
Bhandara Gurugram Krishnagiri Purnea Unnao
Bharatpur Guwahati Kullu Raebareli Vadodara
Bhatinda Gwalior Kurnool Raichur Vaishali
Bhavnagar Hajipur Kurukshetra Raigad Valsad / Vapi
Bhilai Nagar / Durg Haldwani Latur Raipur Varanasi
Bhilwara Hamirpur (HP) Leh Rajahmundry Vellore
Bhimavaram Hanumangarh Lucknow Rajkot Vidisha
Bhind Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar) Ludhiana Ramanagara Vijayawada
Bhopal Haridwar Machilipatnam Ramanathapuram Viluppuram
Bhubaneswar Hassan Madhepura Rampur Virudhunagar
Bidar Hathras Madhubani Ranchi Visakhapatnam
Bijnor Haveri Madurai Ratlam Vizianagaram
Bikaner Hayathnagar Mahabubabad Ratnagiri Warangal
Bilaspur(Chhattisgarh) Hazaribagh Mahbubnagar Rayagada Wardha
Bokaro Himatnagar Malappuram Rewa Wayanad
Bulandshahr Hooghly Malda Roorkee Yadgir
Buldhana Hoshangabad Malkangiri Rourkela Yavatmal
Burdwan Hoshiarpur Mandi Rupnagar
Chaibasa Howrah Mandya Sagar

UGC-NET 2024 Exam Syllabus

The UGC-NET syllabus is available on the official website. The syllabus does not change often, but you should always check out the latest updates. The UGC-Net Paper is divided into two parts, Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Here is the previous year’s syllabus for Paper 1:

Subject Topics
Teaching Aptitude Teaching: Concept, objectives, levels of teaching (memory, understanding, and reflection), characteristics, and basic requirements
Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (academic, social, emotional and cognitive), individual differences, Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment, and Institution
Methods of teaching in higher learning institutions: Teacher-centred vs learner-centred methods; offline vs online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.), Teaching support system: Traditional, modern, and ICT-based
Evaluation systems: Elements and types of evaluation, evaluation in Choice Based Credit Systems in higher education, computer-based testing, innovations in evaluation systems
Research Aptitude Research: Meaning, typology, and characteristics, Positivism and post-positivist research.
Research Methods: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative, and quantitative, Research steps, Thesis and article writing: Format and referencing, Application of ICT in research, Research ethics.
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude Types of Reasoning, Number series, letter series, codes, and relationships.
Mathematical aptitude: Fractions, time and distance, ratios, proportions, percentages, profit and loss, interest, discounts, averages, etc.
Comprehension Responding to questions based on a given passage of text.
Logical Reasoning Understanding the structure of arguments, categorical propositions, mood and figure, and formal and informal fallacies.
Evaluating deductive and inductive reasoning, Exploring analogies and Venn diagrams for argument validation.
Indian Logic: Means of knowledge (Pramanas), inference structure, invariable relations, and fallacies of inference.
Communication Communication: Meaning, types, and characteristics.
Effective communication: Verbal, nonverbal, intercultural, group, classroom, Barriers to effective communication, Mass media and society.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Introduction to ICT: General abbreviations and terminology, Basics of Internet, Intranet, Email, Audio and Video Conferencing. Digital initiatives in higher education, ICT in governance.
Logical Reasoning Understanding the structure of arguments, categorical propositions, mood and figure, and formal and informal fallacies.
Evaluating deductive and inductive reasoning, Exploring analogies and Venn diagrams for argument validation.
Indian Logic: Means of knowledge (Pramanas), inference structure, invariable relations, and fallacies of inference.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Introduction to ICT: General abbreviations and terminology, Basics of Internet, Intranet, Email, Audio and Video Conferencing. Digital initiatives in higher education, ICT in governance.
People, Development and Environment Development and its connection to environmental concerns, Millennium development, and Sustainable development goals, Human interactions with the environment, the impact of anthropogenic activities, local, regional, and global environmental issues (air, water, soil, noise pollution, waste, climate change).
Effects of pollutants on human health, Assessment of natural and energy resources, Natural hazards and disaster mitigation strategies, Environmental legislation and international efforts.
Data Interpretation Sources, data acquisition, and classification, Quantitative and qualitative data.
Graphical representation: Bar charts, histograms, pie charts, table charts, line charts, Data interpretation and its relevance in governance.
Higher Education System Historical exploration of higher education institutions in ancient India, Evolution of higher learning and research in post independence India.
Diverse learning programs in India: Oriental, conventional, nonconventional, professional, technical, skill-based education, Value education and environmental education, Policies, governance, and administration in the higher education system.

Here is the latest paper 02 syllabus:

For Paper 2, UGC NET provides applicants with 102 subjects to choose from, in addition to 84 electives. The chart that follows lists the important subjects from the top 11 UGC NET subjects that most committed applicants usually choose.
Paper 01 is mandatory and common for everyone. However, paper 2 consists of 82 subjects. You are required to take a look at the list and go for the subject in which you passed your master’s or the one you want to appear for.

Here is the list of subjects for Paper 2:

Subjects

Development Studies / Econometrics / Applied Economics / Development Eco. / Business Economics / Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning Linguistics Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
Political Science Chinese Folk Literature
Philosophy Dogri Comparative Literature
Psychology Nepali 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).
Sociology Manipuri Women Studies
History Assamese Visual Art (includes Sculpture Graphics / History of Art / Drawing & Painting / Applied Art)
Anthropology Gujarati Geography
Commerce Marathi Social Medicine & Community Health
Education French (French Version) Forensic Science
Social Work Spanish Pali
Defence and Strategic Studies Russian Kashmiri
Home Science Persian Konkani
Public Administration Rajasthani Computer Science and Applications
Population Studies German Electronic Science
Music Japanese Environmental Sciences
Management (includes Business Administration Management, Marketing, Marketing Management, Industrial Relations, and Personnel Management, Personnel Management, Financial Management, and Cooperative Management) Continuing Education / Andragogy / Adult Education / Non-Formal Education Politics includes international relations and international studies, such as defence and strategic studies, as well as studies of the Soviet Union, Africa, South Asia, West Asia, and South East Asia.
Maithili Physical Education Prakrit
Bengali Arab Culture and Islamic Studies Human Rights and Duties
Hindi Indian Culture Tourism Administration and Management.
Kannada Industrial Relations / Labour Welfare / Labour and Social Welfare / Personnel Management / Human Resource Management Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
Malayalam Law Folk Literature
Oriya Library and Information Science Comparative Literature
Punjabi Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 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).
Sanskrit Comparative Study of Religions Women Studies
Tamil Mass Communication and Journalism Visual Art (includes Sculpture Graphics / History of Art / Drawing & Painting / Applied Art)
Telugu Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre Geography
Urdu Museology & Conservation Social Medicine & Community Health
Arabic Archaeology Forensic Science
English Criminology Pali
Kashmiri Tourism Administration and Management. Electronic Science
Konkani Bodo Environmental Sciences
Computer Science and Applications Santali Politics includes international relations and international studies, such as defence and strategic studies, as well as studies of the Soviet Union, Africa, South Asia, West Asia, and South East Asia.
Human Rights and Duties Sindhi Prakrit

UGC-NET 2024: Section-Wise Distribution of Question Paper

Paper 1 Distribution:

Exam Syllabus & Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Reading Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
People & Environment 5 10
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10
Total 50 100

Paper 2 Distribution:

When completing the application form, you must select the UGC NET Paper 2 subject from the list of 83 alternatives. You are only allowed to sit for the subject in which you completed your post-graduation.

More Details on UGC-NET Exam 2024

Exam Duration  180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Medium of Exam English & Hindi
Mode of Exam  Online
Marking of Exam +2 for Correct Answer
No Negative Marking
Total Marks 300 Marks (Paper 1 + Paper 2)

Colleges that Accept the UGC-NET Exam  Score

Sl# College Name Percentile Cut-off (UGC NET) NAAC Grade
1 University of Calcutta 55% (Aggregate) A
2 University of Allahabad 55% (Aggregate) A
3 Jiwaji University, Gwalior Valid UGC NET Rank A
4 Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya Equivalent Grade ‘B’ (7-point scale) N/A
5 Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi 65% A++
6 Assam University, Silchar Valid UGC NET Score B
7 University of Madras, Chennai Equivalent Grade ‘B’ (7-point scale) A
8 GITAM University, Visakhapatnam Valid UGC NET Rank (M.Phil) A+
9 University of Delhi Grade ‘B’ (10-point scale) N/A
10 ICFAI University, Dehradun Valid UGC NET Cut-off (7-point scale) A
11 National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy Valid UGC NET Score N/A
12 HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore Valid UGC NET Score N/A
13 Shiv Nadar University, NCR Valid UGC NET Score N/A
14 SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur Valid UGC NET Cut-off A+
15 SRM University, Amravati Valid UGC NET Score N/A
16 Amity Institute of Anthropology, Noida Valid UGC NET Score N/A
17 Berhampur University, Odisha Valid UGC NET Score A
18 Goa University Valid UGC NET Score A

UGC-NET 2024: Expected Exam Cut-off

The NTA takes into account the following elements before announcing the UGC NET Cut-Off. Look at the following:

  • Total number of students that took the test
  • Seat availability
  • Level of difficulty of the test
  • Total number of seats that are being tested for

You are required to score the minimum cut-off for UGC-NET. The required minimum score for each category is as follows:

Category Minimum Cut-off  ( paper 1 + paper 2)
General 40%
SC/ST/OBC 35%

UGC NET Cut Off 2023 for Assistant Professor:

Category Subjects UGC NET AP Cut Off 2023
General Category Economics 170.000
Political Science 97.659
History 98.523
English 97.595
Commerce 98.122
Anthropology 190.000

UGC NET Cut-Off 2023 for JRF:

Category Subjects UGC NET JRF Cut Off 2023
General Category Economics 188.000
Political Science 99.679
History 99.787
English 99.769
Commerce 99.786
Anthropology 214.000

UGC-NET Important Exam Guidelines

1. Keep Your Admit Card Handy

The admit card 2024 is one of the most crucial documents that all applicants must have with them on test day. Please take note that no candidate will be permitted entry into the exam centre if they do not have a physical copy of their admit card. A few days before the exam day, officials will release the UGC-NET 2024 admit cards.

2. Photo ID for Confirmation

Officials request appropriate photo identification from applicants who plan to take the exam these days. Authorities may also require candidates to have valid photo ID evidence on the day of  UGC-NET 2024 to guarantee candidate safety about identification.

Any of the following can be used as evidence of a photo ID:

  • Voter ID cards, PAN cards, passports, and driver’s licences
  • A Gazetted Officer’s photo ID proof
  • Valid Identity Card for University/College
  • Employee ID, Bar Council Identity Card, and Aadhar card

3. Maintain the Social Distance

You would need to take caution and adhere to the government’s social distance regulations for your safety and the safety of others.

4. Respect Exam Time

One of the main exam day requirements for the UGC-NET 2024 is being on time. Your admit cards for the UGC-NET 2024  exam will include the reporting time. It is recommended that you keep to the specified reporting time or arrive early to ensure seamless execution of the subsequent procedures.

5. Bring Your Mask and Sanitiser

You are recommended to attend UGC-NET 2024  with your mask and sanitiser for your safety. You are expected to bring a transparent bottle of sanitiser.

6. Verify the Seating Schedule in Advance

The first thing you should do when you arrive at the UGC-NET 202 2024 exam location is go over the seating arrangements. There will be notices on the seating arrangements inside the exam centre or on the notice board.

UGC-NET Preparation Tips

Hi there, aspiring researchers! To guarantee enough time for studying the curriculum and practising an important number of sample questions, motivated future researchers and professors such as yourself should start preparing for the UGC-NET exams about eight to nine months ahead of time. In the UGC-NET, subject papers carry more weight and have a moderate difficulty level. Consequently, candidates must plan their UGC-NET study time wisely. They can choose to study independently or under supervision, based on their interests and level of knowledge with the UGC-NET syllabus.

Mock Tests

The NTA provides UGC-NET mock tests for free on their official website. You can check out their website. Register on the student mock test website and test your learnings: UGC-NET Mock Test

FAQs

Q1. What is the age limit for UGC-NET?

The age limit for UGC is 30 years old for general and 35 for OBC/SC/ST. There is 5 years relaxation for the reserved categories.

Q2. How many questions are there in the UGC-NET exam?

There are 150 total questions. The questions are sectioned in 2, paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 has 10 sections designed to assess your aptitude for teaching and research, comprehension skills, communication abilities, logical and mathematical reasoning, data interpretation, understanding of ICT, awareness of current affairs and social issues, and knowledge of the Indian higher education system.

Q3. Who can apply for UGC-NET?

The minimum percentage required for UGC NET qualifying is a master’s degree completion or being in the last year of a master’s programme. You would need a 55% minimum to apply. For the reserved categories, it is 50%.

Q4. Where can we find the question papers?

You can find the question papers on the official website. The NTA UGC website provides previous year papers starting from 2011 till last year.

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