UGC NET 2024 Selection Process: Know All Steps Here

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UGC NET Selection Process

UGC NET Selection Process 2024 for the December session will be decided by the National Testing Agency. It is the exam conducting body of this famous exam. UGC NET is one of the selected NTA Exams where lakhs of students appear for the exam. To select the eligible candidates for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship., the NTA decides the rules of the UGC NET Selection Process.

In the recently released notification of the UGC National Eligibility Test, it is made clear that students need to go through various stages of the exam. In this blog, we will talk about the selection process for UGC NET. Here is a quick preview of the UGC NET exam which will help provide the necessary information.

Exam NameUGC NET 2024
Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
PurposeQualifying exam for Assistant Professors and JRF
Examination ModeOnline
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UGC NET Selection Process 2024

All those candidates who are appearing for the UGC NET 2024 exam should know the UGC NET Selection Process. The UGC NET selection process consists of various steps. In this, it is seen the number of candidates who are qualified (total number of candidates qualified for Assistant Professors). This is usually equal to 6 per cent of the candidates who appeared in both the papers of NET and 1 per cent (for JRF). This is necessary for the final selection which needs to be made. 

Also Read UGC NET Syllabus 2023: Paper 1 and 2 Syllabus PDF

UGC NET Selection Process Guidelines

It is crucial to understand the NTA’s adherence to the UGC NET selection criteria. Here is a list of all the rules that must be followed in order to prepare for the UGC NET outcome.

  • Number of Candidates: The number of candidates who are required to be qualified (in all slots or Eligibility for Assistant Professors) should be equal to 6 per cent of the candidates who appeared for both the papers of UGC NET and only 1 per cent qualify for the JRF exam.
  • Computer-Based Test: The UGC NET 2024 exam is usually conducted online as a Computer Based Test (CBT). in order to qualify for the positions of “JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor” and “Assistant Professor.” In order to be eligible, an applicant must have taken both exams.
  • Required Score: The candidate must have obtained at least a 40 per cent overall score in both papers combined for the General (unreserved) category and at least a 35 per cent overall score in both papers combined for all candidates.

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Reservation Policy in NET Selection Process

The candidates who fulfil the UGC NET reservation criteria can get an advantage in the selection process of the National Eligibility Test Conducted by UGC. Below we have mentioned the percentage of seats reserved for different categories. It will help you to understand the reservation policy of UGC NET.

  • For OBC Category Students- 27%
  • For ST Category Students- 7.5%
  • For SC Category Students- 15%
  • For PwD Category Students- 4%
  • For EWS Category Students- 10%


When will NTA next conduct the UGC NET exam?

It is expected that the UGC NET 2024 for the June session will be conducted from 18th June 2024.

Is UGC NET conducted online?

Yes, ever since NTA (National Testing Agency) started conducting the UGC NET exam, it is conducted in online mode which is a computer-based test (CBT) only.

How many papers are there in UGC NET exam?

There are two papers in UGC NET exam i.e Paper 1 and 2.


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UGC NET Result 2024: (Out Soon), Direct Link to Download ScorecardUGC NET Exam Analysis 2024: Subject-wise Analysis & Difficulty Level 
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