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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
UGC NET 2022
2.1.
Step-1: Registration
2.2.
Step-2: Filling the Application form
2.3.
Step-3: Upload Images and Signature
2.4.
Step-4: Pay UGC NET Application fee
2.5.
Step-5: Download the Confirmation Page
3.
Important points to note
4.
Frequently Asked Questions
5.
Conclusion
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Introduction

UGC NET is a well-known exam for people interested in the research domain. This article will discuss the application process of UGC NET in detail. We will guide you with the step-by-step instructions which you have to follow to apply for UGC NET 2022. Along with this, we will also provide the necessary details on each step.

UGC NET 2022

Before filing the UGC NET application form, the first step is to check the eligibility criteria like age limit, educational qualification, etc., of the exam and proceed only when they are eligible for the exam.

Step-1: Registration

  1. Visit the official website of UGC NET.
  2. Click on the ‘Online Registration’ link.
  3. Carefully fill in your details. The candidate’s name, father’s, and mother’s name should be filled in capital letters.
  4. Please enter your date of birth according to your class 10 mark sheet in dd/mm/yyyy format.
  5. Note the Application number generated by the system for future reference.

Step-2: Filling the Application form

  1. Click on the complete Application form button and fill in the necessary details to log in to the portal.
  2. ‘Personal Details’ section: You need to fill in the below-given details in this section.
    Name, Gender, Nationality, PwD category option, Minority community option, Date of Birth, Single girl child option, Category, Diabetic option, Subject name in post-graduation exam.
  3. ‘Apply for’ section: This section requires the following details-
    Post that you are applying for, i.e., Assistant Professor or JRF
    Exam center choices in the decreasing order of priority 
    Subject opted for UGC NET.
  4. ‘Education Details’ section: fill in the following details.
    Post-graduation passing status
    Post-graduation qualified/qualifying from India or abroad.
    Post-graduation board/university name
    Post-graduation result mode
    Post-graduation course/stream name
    Post-graduation qualifying exam state
    Post-graduation year of passing/appearing
  5. Research/ MPhil/ PhD/ Ex-Service Details:
    Research specializations (if any)
    Whether MPhil passed/appearing
    Whether an ex-serviceman
    Whether having research experience in the subject of post-graduation
    Whether Ph.D. passed/ appearing
  6. Doctorate Details: Fill in if you are already a doctorate student
  7. Security Pin: Fill in the security pin as shown in the image on the screen
  8. After all the details mentioned above are filled, the candidate needs to click on the ‘submit’ button and review the details on the next screen. Then the candidate needs to click on the ‘Final Submit button.

Step-3: Upload Images and Signature

In this section, the candidate needs to upload their scanned photo and signature. The images to be uploaded should be in JPEG format.

  • Size of photo: 10Kb < photo < 200Kb
  • Size of signature image: 4Kb < photo < 30Kb

Step-4: Pay UGC NET Application fee

Candidates can pay the application fees through SBI/HDFC/Syndicate/ICICI/Paytm payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking/UPI).

The application fees for each category are mentioned below.

  • General -> 1000/-
  • EWS/OBC-NCL -> 500/-
  • SC/ST/PwD/Transgender -> 250/-

Step-5: Download the Confirmation Page

After completing the application fee, a confirmation page will be generated. Candidates are required to save the confirmation page for any future reference.

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Important points to note

  • The application for UGC NET 2022 can only be made in online mode. There is no offline application process.
  • Candidates can only submit one application form. In that same form, they have to specify whether they have to apply for Assistant Professor or JRF, or both.
  • All the five steps mentioned above need not be done simultaneously, but make sure to complete all steps before the registration process is closed.
  • If the confirmation page is not generated, the fee payment has failed. If the amount has been deducted from your account, it will be refunded. But to complete the registration process, the candidate has to repeat the payment process.
  • Since the entire UGC NET process is online, so the candidates do not need to send any documents through offline mode to NTA.
  • Apart from the candidate’s photo and signature, no other document needs to be uploaded.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to feel separate forms for JRF and Assistant Professor?
    No, one candidate can only fill out one application form, and in that form, the candidate can select Assistant Professor and JRF both.
  2. What are the application fees for UGC NET 2022?
    For the general candidates, the fee is ₹1000/-; for EWS/OBC-NCL candidates, it is ₹500/-, and for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates, it is ₹250/-.
  3. What should be the size of the images to be uploaded?
    The size of the photo should be less than 200Kb and greater than 10Kb. The signature size should be less than 30Kb and greater than 4Kb.
  4. What should be the format of the images to be uploaded?
    The images should be in JPEG format.
  5. How do I know about my exam dates and exam center?
    Candidates are advised to regularly check the official website of UGC NET for the admit card. The exam dates and exam center will be mentioned on the admit card.

Conclusion

We have extensively discussed the application process for the UGC NET examination. We hope that this blog has helped you clear your doubts about the application process for UGC NET 2022. For more details on UGC NET 2022, you can refer to this article. Refer to our carefully curated articles and videos and code studio library if you want to learn more. Refer to our guided paths on Coding Ninjas Studio to learn more about DSA, Competitive Programming, JavaScript, System Design, etc. Enrol in our courses and refer to the mock test and problems available. Take a look at the interview experiences and interview bundle for placement preparations.

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