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UGC NET 2023 Application Form: Last Date, How to apply?

Updated On - October 03 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

UGC NET 2023 Application Form has released from 29 December 2022 in online mode by the NTA. To fill the application form, candidates must have a master’s degree with a minimum qualifying percentage. National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET is an exam offering job of Assistant Professor & Lecturership in different colleges & Universities in India. The UGC NET exam is conducted twice in the year June & December, respectively. Candidates are advised to go through the article below for brief information about UGC NET 2023 Application Form. Students/Candidates can read this article to know all details about UGC NET application form 2023, including details application details, fee, eligibility, and other essential details.

Latest Updates

  • UGC-NET December 2023 cycle will be conducted by NTA from 6th December to 22nd December 2023. The application process details will be announced by NTA soon on its website
  • For the Academic year 2024-25, UGC-NET will be conducted by NTA from 10th June - 21 June 2024. Results will be announced within three weeks of last test. For more details please visit

UGC NET 2023 Application Form Dates

The candidates can check the important dates for UGC NET Application Form 2023 like registration start and end date, etc. in the table given below:

For December/June Session:

UGC NET June 2023 Schedule
Application Form29 December 20222
Last date for submission17 February 2023
Last date for fee submission17 February 2023
Application CorrectionYet to announce
Admit CardYet to announce 
Exam dates21 February 2023 to 10 March 2023

UGC NET 2023 Application Form 

Candidates should go through the below-mentioned points regarding the National Eligibility Test (NET) Registration:

  • Application forms for the interested candidates will be released for UGC NET Dec Cycle exam 2023.
  • Candidates could apply for UGC NET via Online mode only at the NTA official website.
  • The application form other than online mode would not be accepted in any case. So, no offline forms for UGC Net 2023 will available.
  • Multiple forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.
  • UGC NET 2023 Application Form can be corrected through Online mode only.
  • The candidate should provide a valid e-mail Id and mobile number. All communication will be made on this e-mail Id, and all the information through SMS will be sent on this number.
  • Candidates can fill their exam cities preference according to their needs. 
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned clear passport photograph. Similarly, the signature needs to be uploaded.
  • Online Application Form cannot be withdrawn once it is submitted successfully.

Documents Required to fill UGC NET 2023 Application Form. 

There are necessary documents that the candidates need to provide while filling the application form as proof of their eligibility for the examination. The list of such documents is given below:

  • Marksheet of last semester/Degree certificate for certifying the qualification.
  • Copy of Board's certificate to verify the candidate's name, Father's Name, Mother's Name, and Date of Birth (DOB).
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Valid Id proof (Bank details/Voter Id/Passport/Ration card/PAN card or any Government Id)
  • Scanned Photograph and Signature
  • EWS (Economically Weaker Section) certificate if belong to that category

UGC NET 2023 Application Fee

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid through online mode as well as offline mode.
  • Online - The fee can be paid via Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking/PAYTM.
  • Candidates must take at least four printouts of the confirmation page after completion of fee payment.
The UGC NET 2023 Application Fee for aspirants belonging to different categories is stated in the table below:
UGC NET 2023 Application Fee


Fee (INR)


Rs. 1100/-

Other Backward Classes (OBC)- (NCL - Non-Creamy Layer)/Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

Rs. 550/-


Rs. 275/-

NOTE: Once the candidate pays the fee, it cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

How to Fill UGC NET 2023 Application Form?

The candidates can refer to the steps given below to fill the application form for UGC National Eligibility Test 2023 below :

1: Registration

There are certain steps that the candidates have to follow to get registered. The steps are given below:

  • For filling the application form, candidates need to register themselves. at
  • After that, candidates have to click on the "Fill Application Form."
  • Now, the UGC NET login page will open, and a candidate has to click on the "Apply for UGC-NET 2023" button in the New Candidate Registration section.
  • Instructions page will open, here candidates have to download the information brochure by clicking on the "Information Bulletin" button then only candidates will be allowed to proceed.
  • After downloading the brochure, click on the "Proceed To Apply Online."
  • The registration form page will appear in this step, and candidates have to fill in the required details and click on the "Submit" button.

2: Fill Up Application Form

After entering the above details, an application form page will appear in which candidates have to enter details in various sections such as:

  • Personal Information - Candidates have to enter their personal details like Candidate's Name, Father's Name, Mother's Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Nationality, State, Category.
  • Examination Related Details - In this section, candidates have to enter the details of the examination they want to apply for. They have to fill in certain details like:
    1. Examination Name (JRF or Assistant Professor).
    2. Name of the Examination city as per their preference.
  • Contact Details - Here, candidates have to enter their contact details such as:
    • Address
    • City
    • State
    • District
    • Mobile Number
    • Email Id
Details of Post Graduation Qualification - In this section, candidates have to enter their post-graduation qualification details like:
  • Name of Examination
  • Subject of Examination 
  • Name of the University
  • State where University is located
  • Year of passing/Appearing
  • Specialization, if any.
Password Generation & Security Pin - This is the last step of filling up the application form. Candidates have to create a password of their choice and select a security question. After this, click on the "Next" button.

3: Uploading of Documents

After filling in all the necessary details, candidates have to upload the required documents like a scanned copy of photographs, signatures, certificates, etc.

The specification of scanned photograph and signature is given in the table below:
UGC NET Specification for Documents
Size10 KB - 200 KB4 KB - 30 KB
  1. The photograph must be taken on or after 01 September 2023, indicating the name of a candidate along with the date of taking a photograph. The Photograph should not be with a cap or goggles. 
  2. Candidates are advised to take 6 to 8 passport size colored photographs with white background.
  3. The candidate should put his full signature on white paper with a Black Ink pen and scan for uploading.
  4. The photograph should be colored or black/white(80% face coverage, ears clearly visible & clear contrast).

4: Payment of Fee

After uploading all the necessary documents, candidates have to pay the application fee.

  • Candidates can pay the application fee through SBI /Syndicate/HDFC /ICICI Payment Gateway (Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking/Paytm) and keep the transactions slip as proof of payment.

5: Submitting Application Fee

This is the last step of the application procedure, and in this, candidates have to submit the application form after filling all the required details correctly. If it is not done so, the application form of the candidate will be rejected.

UGC NET 2023 Application Form Correction

After the completion of the Application Form process, UGC NET 2023 Application correction window will be open by the National Testing Agency (NTA) so that candidates can make the UGC NET 2023 application form corrections to an allowable extent. Candidates have to regularly visit the official website to know the exact dates when corrections/modifications will be allowed.  No modifications will be communicated through email/fax/mobile.
The corrections/modifications will be allowed in some particulars only like:
  • Wrong spelling of Name or other details.
  • Uploading wrong photographs
  • Changes in subjects name
  • Changes in identification type or number

What to do after UGC NET Application Form 2023?

After filling out the UGC NET application form, candidates have to download UGC NET admit card online. For this, applicants have to visit the official website It is advised to keep the registration number and password ready for the UGC NET login. In case of any discrepancy with the admit card, candidates are advised to contact the helpline number of UGC NET.

The details mentioned on UGC NET admit card 2023 will – examination center, date, and shift of the examination. Aspirants must carry a printed copy of the admit card, one passport-sized photo, photo ID, and Pwd certificate (if applicable) to the center.

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Form Start Date:

29 Dec 2022

Form End Date:

17 Feb 2023

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