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UGC NET June 2024 Registration Open: Four Year Bachelor’s Degree candidates can apply, a new norm

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New Delhi, 21 April 2024: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced UGC-NET Exam June 2024. The registration portal has opened from 20 April 2024.

UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘award of Junior Research Fellowship and appointment as Assistant Professor’, ‘appointment as Assistant Professor and admission to Ph.D.’ and ‘admission to Ph.D. only’ in Indian universities and colleges.

What is new in UGC-NET June 2024 session:  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 UGC-NET. The candidates with a Four-Year Bachelor’s Degree Programme are allowed to appear in a subject in which they want to pursue a Ph.D. irrespective of the discipline in which they have obtained the four-year bachelor’s degree.

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. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC.

The eligibility will be determined in the following manner:

Qualified for Eligible for JRF Assistant Professor

Ph.D. admission

Category-1: Award of JRF and appointment as Assistant Professor

Category-2: Appointment as Assistant Professor and admission to Ph.D.

The JRF-qualified candidates are admitted into the Ph.D. programme based on an interview as per the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2022.

UGC NET under category-2 category-3 can be used as an entrance test for Ph.D. admission in place of entrance tests conducted by the different universities/HEIs for admission to Ph.D.

For candidates qualified under the category-2 and category-3, the marks obtained in the NET will have 70% weightage and 30% weightage will be based on the performance in the interview/viva voce conducted by the University/HEI concerned. The Ph.D. admission will be based on the combined merit of NET marks and the marks obtained in the interview/viva voce.

For admission to Ph.D., the marks obtained in the NET by the candidates in category-2 and category-3 will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result of UGC-NET.

The result of NET will be declared in percentile along with the marks obtained by a candidate to utilize the marks for admission to Ph.D.

Key Dates:

  • Submission of Online Application Form 20th April 2024 to 10th May 2024 (upto 11:50 P.M)
  • Last date for submission of Examination fee (through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking /UPI
  • 11th May 2024 to 12th May 2024 (upto 11:50 P.M) Correction in the Particulars in Online Application Form 13th May 2024 to 15th May 2024 (upto 11:50 P.M)


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