UGC NET June 2024 registration: Key information and eligibility criteria

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Score of UGC NET can be utilized for admission to PhD programmes

The registration process for UGC NET June 2024 is set to commence next week, along with the release of the information bulletin by the National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET 2024 will be conducted for ‘Junior Research Fellowship’ and eligibility for ‘Assistant Professor’ in 83 subjects in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. 

Aspiring candidates are advised to monitor the official website of NTA for updates regarding application dates, as the exact schedule is yet to be announced.

Eligibility Criteria for UGC – NET June 2024:

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for UGC NET June 2024:

1. Qualifying Examination:

   – General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates: Must have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC.

   – Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Third gender category candidates: Must have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination.

   – Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by an Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate: Should ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with a Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Additionally, candidates are required to adhere to the instructions provided in the Information Bulletin available on the NTA website:https://x.com/ugc_india/status/1773225051086807417?s=20

UGC NET 2024 Registration: NTA NET Application Fee

• A General/Unreserved category candidate must pay Rs 1150 as an application fee. 

• General-EWS/OBC-NCL candidates must pay Rs 600 as the UGC NET application fee. SC/ST/PwD and 

• Third Gender candidates must pay Rs 325 as an application fee. 

The entire application process of UGC NET 2024 will be online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including the Confirmation page to NTA through Post/Fax/By Hand/E-mail.

Furthermore, according to the University Grants Commission, NET scores will be utilized for PhD admissions from the academic session 2024-25, streamlining the admission process for aspiring doctoral candidates. 

The UGC NET result will be declared in percentile along with the marks obtained by a candidate, with different categories of eligibility outlined for admission to PhD programs. 

Candidates qualifying in categories 2 and 3 will be evaluated based on test scores and interviews, with the validity of NET marks for admission to PhD programs extending for one year.

This initiative marks a significant step towards enhancing accessibility and efficiency in the PhD admission process, benefiting aspiring scholars and academic institutions alike.

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