UGC NET 2025: Check Schedule, Fee, Eligibility, Steps to Apply

UGC NET 2025

UGC NET 2025 June Exam Application Form- the application for UGC NET June 2025 opens in the month of March 2025 and exam is conducted in the Second/Third week of June 2025. UGC-NET is conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian National for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and college

The selection of candidates for the following Fellowships will be made through the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Minorities Affairs:

• National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC)

• National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC)

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• National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 3.3 Candidates aspiring for the Fellowships listed above, shall also have to apply for the Test.

UGC NET is conducted for 83 papers

UGC NET 2025 schedule

Online Registration start DateMarch/April 2025
Online registration Last dateApril 2025
Correction windowApril/May 2025
ExaminationSecond/Third week of June 25
Examination ModeOnline Computer Based Test
Duration of test180 Minutes 3 Hours
Exam shift Morining
First Shift9 AM to 12 PM
Second shift3 PM To 6 PM
ResultJuly 25
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The application form will be released online only. Candidates have to register first with their email ID and phone number

It is important for the candidates to fill in their personal details and qualifications carefully, as no correspondence will be done by the authorities regarding this.

The candidates have to provide the correct email ID and phone number. The information will be communicated through SMS and mail.

UGC NET 2025 Documents Required to Upload

  • Qualifying exam details and documents
    • id proofDegree/ pass certificateCommunicational details (address, email

ID), etc.)Cities/ centersCategory certificate

  • Scanned Images (Photograph/ Signature), etc.

UGC NET 2025 Application Fee:

  • Candidates can pay the application fee through online mode only.
  • Payment mode: Fee payment can be done using net banking/ debit card/ credit card/ UPI.
CategoryApplication Fee (Non-refundable)
Unreserved/ General candidatesRs.1150/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesRs.600/-
SC/ ST/ PwD candidatesRs.325/-

UGC NET 2025 Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: Applying candidates must be 30 years old JRF. In the case of reserved category candidates, a relaxation of 5 years is given. No maximum age limit is prescribed.
  • Qualifying Candidates: Those having a Master’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized board/ university/ institution are eligible to apply.
  • Required marks: candidates with qualifying degrees must have obtained at least 55% marks. 50% marks for reserved (ST/ SC/ PWD/ OBC category) candidates.
  • Appearing Candidates-  Candidates  appearing in final year of qualifying degree can also  apply.
How to fill UGC NET 2025 Application

JRF or Assistant Professor- It is very important to select the Application Form whether they are applying for ‘Assistant Professor’ or ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor’. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned Universities / Colleges/ State governments.

JRF- JRF qualified candidates are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for full time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them

  • Visit the official website of NTA
  • Click on the option provided as – ‘UGC NET 2024 Application form’ under Candidate Activity.
  • After clicking on the application form, a new page will open it  displays  the application form.
  • Read the complete instructions before proceeding to fill application.
  • Fill necessary details to generate OTP.
  • Use OTP received to registered mobile number /E-mail id generate login credentials.
  • Login to the website and start filling further details in application.
  • Fill your personal, communicational, qualification, subject codes, etc. details.
  • Now upload the scanned images of photograph, signature other documents as per mentioned specifications.
  • Pay application fee as per your category and through payment modes available online.
  • Re-check complete filled details in application form and confirm only after verifying.
  • Generate confirmation page and then print the application form for further u

UGC NET 202Exemption Eligibility for Assistant Professorship

  • NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
  • The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR/ JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
  • For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET


  • 15% of the seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates.
  • 7.5% of seats Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates.
  • 27% of the seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List*
  • 10% of the seats for General-Economically Weaker Sections (General- EWS) candidates.
  • 05% of the seats in the above mentioned categories for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) with 40% or more disability

Documents Required at Examination Centre

 Candidates must bring the following documents to the Test Centre

 Printed copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA website.

One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the Attendance Sheet at Centre during the Examination. Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid andnon- expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar). The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the Admit Card

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