UGC NET 2025: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2025 Exam will be conducted in the second week of June 2025. UGC NET (University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test) is an Indian standardised test. It is conducted to determine the eligibility for the position of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor.

Do you know?.. UGC has approved NET scores for admission in Ph.D courses.

UGC NET Eligibility | UGC NET Syllabus PDF

This exam is conducted at National Level by NTA (National Testing Agency). Exam is conducted two times annually in June & December 2025 to shortlist the candidates. Candidates holding a master degree with required marks are eligible to apply for UGC NET exam.

UGC NET 2025

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Before filling the application form, it is mandatory to fulfill the eligibility criteria. The application form can be submitted through online mode only. Candidates can check out the complete article to grab information related to UGC NET 2025 such as application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, etc.

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UGC NET 2025 Overview

Exam NameUGC NET 2025
Full formUniversity Grant Commission National Eligibility Test
Conducting authorityNational Testing Agency
Mode of applicationOnline
Level of examNational level
Purpose of examDetermine the eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor in Indian universities & colleges
Exam modeOnline
Frequency of examTwo times each year

UGC NET 2025 Exam Dates

In the table below, we have provided the complete tentative exam dates of UGC NET 2025:

EventsDates 2025 (Tentative)
UGC NET NotificationMarch 2024
Release of Online ApplicationMarch 2024
Deadline to fill online formMarch/ April 2025
Last date for successful transaction of exam feeApril 2025
Correction windowApril/ May 2025
Availability of Admit card1st week of June 2025
UGC NET Exam2nd week of June 2025
Answer Key release4th week of June 2025
Objection period4th week of June 2025
Announcement of ResultsJuly 2025

UGC NET 2025 Application Form

Details related to UGC NET 2025 application form are provided below in bullets:

  • NTA will provide the UGC NET 2025 registration form through online mode, no offline method will be available.
  • Candidates will be able to start filling the application form in the last week of December 2024.
  • It is advised to all the candidates that fulfill the eligibility criteria first before proceeding to fill the application form.
  • Before filling the form, candidates must go through the instructions given on the webpage.
  • Details such as personal, academic, category, exam city, qualification, etc. need to be submit at the time of filling the form.
  • After filling the details, documents need to be uploaded such as photograph and signature in colored or black & white.
  • In case of any mistake, candidates will also be able to make correction in the form in February 2025.
  • Candidates will have to submit the form before the last week of January 2025 as it will be last date to apply.
  • At last, after submitting the form take a hardcopy of it for further usage in future.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates will be able to submit the form using online mode, no offline method will be available.
  • Facility such as Debit card/ credit card/ net banking or the online payment gateways will be provided.
  • UGC NET 2025 application fee will be non-refundable after submitting it.

Check complete application fee below in tabular format:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ Un-reservedRs. 1100/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCLRs. 600/-
ST/ SC/ PWDRs. 325/-

How to Apply for UGC NET 2025

Here we have provided the step-by-step procedure below to fill the form:

  • Step-1: Firstly, visit the online website (Link will be provided above).
  • Step-2: On the homepage, click on the “UGC NET 2025 Registration” link.
  • Step-3: Now register by providing email ID and mobile number.
  • Step-4: After registration, the system will generate application number and login.
  • Step-5: Fill the form with details like qualification, contact, address & other.
  • Step-6: Now upload the requisite documents in specific format such as photograph, signature & category certificate.
  • Step-7: Submit the application fee using provided method.
  • Step-8: Recheck and verify the details once before submitting it.
  • Step-9: Submit the form and take printout for further usage in future.
Check hereHow to Fill UGC NET Application Form 

UGC NET 2025 Application Correction

NTA will provide the UGC NET 2025 application correction facility from the first week of February 2025. Only registered candidates will be able to make correction in the form using their login credentials. Details like application number and date of birth will be required to make corrections.

After the closing of correction window, no request for change in the application form will be entertained. Authority will provide the correction facility for limited period of time. It can be done through online mode only, no other mode will be provided.

UGC NET 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can go through the given UGC NET 2025 eligibility criteria before filling out the application form:

QualificationThose master’s degree candidates or its equivalent from any recognized university/ college will be eligible to apply.
MarksTo be eligible for the exam, candidates must secure at least 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ ST/ PWD/ OC-NCL/ Third Gender) in their qualifying exam.
Age Limit
  • Applying candidates for JRF age should not be more than 30 years as on the first day of month. 5 years of age relaxation will be given to the reserved category candidates.
  • For Assistant Professor, there will be no age limit to apply for the exam.
AppearingThose final year appearing candidates or whose result is still awaited will also be eligible to apply.

UGC NET 2025 Exam Pattern

Checkout the complete UGC NET exam pattern below:

  • Mode of Exam: The UGC NET 2025 exam will be conducted through online CBT (computer-based mode).
  • Duration: Total 3 hours will be given to solve the exam.
  • Papers: There will be 2 papers in exam i.e. Paper 1 & Paper II.
  • Questions Type: Exam will consist of Objective type, Multiple Choice Questions only.
  • Total Marks: 300 marks of questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Language: In Hindi & English language the exam will be held.
  • Number of Questions: Total 150 questions will be available in the paper.
  • Marking Scheme: For every correct response, 2 marks will be awarded.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking will be there for wrong answers.

Check UGC NET 2025 paper wise marking scheme below:

PapersNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper I50100
Paper II100200

UGC NET 2025 Syllabus

The UGC NET syllabus will be released separately for all the subjects by the authority. Appearing candidates in the exam must prepare subject wise for the exam.

A new subject “Indian Knowledge System” as added in the list of subjects from 2022 year. The syllabus will be different for both papers Paper I and Paper II. Topics will be asked from General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude, English, Law, Commerce, etc. The detailed syllabus of UGC NET 2025 will be checked by the candidates in two languages i.e. Hindi & English.

UGC NET Preparation Tips

Here we have provided some tips & tricks to prepare for the UGC NET exam easily:

  • To prepare for the exam, firstly go through the complete syllabus & pattern.
  • Do not forget to check out the last year question paper and sample paper for practice.
  • Make a proper schedule and follow it strictly.
  • Try to choose a good study material from the internet as well as from the books also.
  • Make a short note and try to revise them on daily basis.
  • Don’t take stress and maintain a healthy life.

UGC NET 2025 Books: 

Here we have provided the best books for UGC NET 2025 preparations. With the help of these books, candidates can understand the concepts related to the exam syllabus and clearing the doubts.

BooksAuthor Name
UGC NET Mathematical SciencesPawan Sharma
UGC-NET Teaching and Research Aptitude: Previous Papers and Test Papers (Solved)RPH Editorial Board
Trueman’s UGC NET CommerceParveen Kataria
UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude PaperbackKVS Madaan
UGC-NET: Management Previous Years’ Papers (Solved)Dr Sima Kumari
English For UGC-NET/JRF/SLET (Paper II And III) And Other Competitive ExaminationsRS Malik
UGC-NET LAW Previous Years Paper I, II & III: Previous Years’ Papers SolvedRPH editorial Board
UGC NET Life ScienceAshish Nagesh and Prashant Kumar
UGC NET English LiteratureArihant Experts

UGC NET 2025 Exam Centre: 

Candidates can check the UGC NET 2025 exam center where the exam will be conducted. The exam center is Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: The UGC NET 2025 application form will be released in the last week of December 2024.

Answer: There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the UGC NET examination.

Answer: Yes, UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year in June & December.

Answer: Appearing candidates and those who are waiting for the result will be eligble to apply for the exam.

Answer: Yes, the age should not be more than 30 year to apply for the exam.

Answer: No, there will be no age limit criteria to apply for assistant professor.

Answer: The exam will be conducted in the second week of June 2025.

Answer: The exam will be available in Hindi & English language only.

Answer: UGC NET 2025 application fee can be submitted through online method only.

Answer: No, candidates can neither withdraw their application nor get refund of the application fee paid

UGC NET 2025 Exam City Slip

UGC NET 2025 Exam City Slip will be released in the first week of June 2024 on the website. candidates will be able to download the exam city slip through online mode only. Login details such as application number and date of birth will be required to access it.

It informs the candidates about their UGC NET exam cities before the release of admit card so that they can prepare for the exam in advance. Candidates are advised to keep the hardcopy of the UGC NET 2025 exam city slip safe for further usage in future.

UGC NET 2025 Admit Card

UGC NET Admit Card will be released in the first week of June 2025. Candidates will be able to download the admit card through online mode only, no offline method will be provided. It will be accessed from the NTA website only. Applicants will have to carry the hardcopy of the admit card to appear for the exam at the given center on date & time.

No candidates will be allowed to appear at the exam center on date and time other than that allotted to them in their UGC NET 2025 admit card. In case, candidates won’t be able to download the admit card from the website, then they may approach the helpline of NTA between 09:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Candidates can also approach the authority by writing mail to NTA.

UGC NET 2025 Answer Key

NTA will publish the UGC NET provisional answer key in the fourth week of June 2025. Candidates will be required to provide the login details on the website to check answer key. In case, candidates found any mistake in the answer key, they can challenge it easily.

To raise objection against the answer key, candidates will be required to pay an amount of Rs. 200/- online as processing fee. This fee will be non-refundable under any circumstances. To challenge the key, candidates will be required to upload the justification/ evidence as a proof.

This facility will be provided for the stipulated time, after the closing of this window no challenge will be accepted. After examining all the challenges received, the final answer key will be displayed on the website. on the basis of the final answer key, the result will be declared by the authority through online mode.

UGC NET 2025 Result

National Testing Agency (NTA) will declare the UGC NET result in the month of July 2025. Result will be accessed only by the appeared candidates in the entrance examination. To download the result, candidates will be required to enter the login details such as Application Number and Date of Birth.

It will be released on the basis of the final answer key. No facility of no-rechecking/ re-evaluation of the result will be provided. After downloading the UGC NET 2025 result from the website, candidates must go through the details thoroughly. In case of any discrepancy in the result, candidates must contact the officials for changes.

UGC NET 2025 Cut Off

There will be various factors which determines to prepare the UGC NET cut off. It will be available through online mode only. After releasing the result, the cut off will be published on the website. To be eligible for the admission, I will be mandatory for the candidates to obtain the minimum cut off marks.

For all the categories, it will be prepared separately by the authority. Candidates will be able to check the cut off list in PDF format. Those candidates who will secure the equal cut off or more than that will be qualified for the further admission procedure.

Candidates can check the category wise reservation criteria below:

Schedule Caste (SC)15%
Schedule Tribe (ST)7.5%
General EWS10%

UGC NET 2025 Selection Procedure

After the declaration of UGC NET 2025 result, no further rounds will be organized for selection of the candidates. On the basis of the performance in UGC NET exam, the candidates will be selected for Assistant professor and JRF.

Those successful qualified candidates in the exam will be considered for the selection procedure. top 6% of total candidates will be declared qualify. To be eligible for the post of JRF and Assistant Professor, candidates will have to score minimum marks in both the papers.

University Accepting UGC NET 2025 Scores:

Here we have provided the list of universities accepting UGC NET 2025 scores:

  • University of Madras, Chennai
  • Zamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • University of Delhi
  • ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  • Assam University, Silchar
  • Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Allahabad
  • Goa University
  • SRM University, Amrawati
  • Berhmpur University, Orissa
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy

In case of any query related to UGC NET 2025 Exam, candidates can feel free to ask their queries below in the comment section.


  1. Hello I am facing issues in the data interpretation in the paper because of the data set, I’m not much stronger in maths, so what will do if this the case?

    1. You must understand the basic concept of mathematics. Spend more hours on revisions & solve past year question papers/ mock tests as well.

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