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UGC NET Application Form 2022

While you can apply your unique approach in the preparation process of the UGC NET exam, there also exists a part which does not offer such liberty.  

One needs to carefully take account of all the detailed instructions before going forward with the UGC NET Apply online process.  

It is not for me to tell how crucial is the Apply Online process. Your hard work, efforts, your future, all can be in jeopardy, if you fail to comply with the instructions. Believe me, I’ve seen candidatures getting refused because of some minor mistake in the application form.  

So, pay utmost attention while filling the UGC NET Application form. 

Keeping this in mind, let’s jump straight to the real deal. The UGC NET Application Form 2022 is yet to see the light of the day, and is expected to release soon. Till then, take idea about the important dates related to UGC NET Application Form from the previous examination cycle.  

In the subsequent paragraph, I’ve mentioned the dates of the December 2020 & June 2021 (Merged cycle). 

The last date to apply online for the merged UGC NET December 2020 & June 2021 exam was 5th September 2021. So, to know the process to apply online, check the steps to do so provided below. 

Once the last date to apply online was over, UGC offered a small window to make corrections in the application. You should note that the UGC NET exam form correction window for June 2021 Cycle was open till 12th September 2021

That said since the December 2020 Cycle & June 2021 Cycle had been merged; it is bound to create confusion for the applicants. 

Don’t worry, I have you covered. 

Those candidates who had registered for the UGC NET December 2020 Cycle (which was earlier scheduled to be conducted in May 2021) but were unable to complete the application process, could have done so and submitted the online application form. They were not needed to register again i.e., they just had to complete their old application.

That said, given below are the events and important dates of the UGC NET June 2021 exams.

S.No. Exam Events Important Dates
1. Opening Date of Online Application Window 10th August 2021
2. End Date of Application Process 05th September 2021
3. Application Form Correction Window 07th – 12th September, 2021
4. Downloading of Admit Cards 13, 16 & 25 November 2021, 21 & 29 December 2021 and 4 January 2022
5. Dates of Examination 20,21,22,24,25,26,29,30 November 2021, & 01,03,04,05, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 December 2021 [(Postponed in a few cities of Odisha & Andhra Pradesh) 4 & 5 Jan 2022]
6. UGC NET Application Form 2022 TBA
7. End Date of Application filling Process 2022 TBA
8. UGC NET Application correction Window 2022 TBA

*TBA – To Be Announced

UGC NET Application Form – Required Documents

Let’s make this easy for you, I’m going to make a list of all the things that you need before sitting down and filling the UGC NET application form 2022 (Ready Reckoner). So, enjoy ticking things off the list:

  • Board/University declaration
  • Ration card/Passport number/Aadhaar card number/Voter ID card number/other Government ID
  • Qualifying degree declaration
  • Class declaration (if pertinent)
  • Financially Weaker Section (EWS) declaration (if pertinent)
  • Individual with Disability (PwD) declaration (if relevant)
  • Scanned pictures of photograph and signature in JPG position (record size of photograph: 10 kb to 200 kb, document size of signature: 4 kb to 30 kb)
  • A legitimate email ID and portable number
  • Changeless and correspondence address with pin code
  • Four exam areas arranged by choice
  • Code of NET subject for which the applicant intends to take the test (accessible in data handout)
  • Code of post-graduation course (accessible in data handout)

Even though filling the application form online has become easier with the advent of technology and the internet, it still can be hectic.

Don’t worry I have got you covered; I have a step-by-step process on how to fill the form without making any mistakes.

UGC NET: Steps to Fill Application Form 2022

Don’t take filling the UGC NET application forms lightly and make sure you read all the steps carefully to avoid any mistakes.

The UGC NET 2022 official notification is yet to arrive, therefore the link to application form 2022 does not exist at the moment. However, the steps to apply online often remains the same irrespective of the year.  

Thus, if you want to get familiar with the potential steps that you will use to Apply online for the 2022 application form, then for your convenience I’ve listed the steps to fill the registration form. 

Fill Registration Form

Step 1: Visit the official website –

Now tap on the “Application Form UGC-NET (of the particular year)” button at the base of the page. 

Step 1 to Apply Online for UGC NET JRF

Step 2: On tapping the button, you’ll be redirected to another page. You need to tap on the New Registration button.

Step 2 to Apply Online for UGC NET JRF

Step 3: On tapping the button, you’ll be redirected to another page. Download the information bulletin.

Move down to the bottom of the page and check the box which says “I have downloaded Information Bulletin, read and understood all the Instructions”.

When done, tap on the ‘Click Here to Proceed’ button.

Step 3 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Step 4: On tapping the ‘Click Here to Proceed’ button, the UGC NET registration page will open on the screen.

Details to be filled in the Registration Form are:
  • Candidate’s Personal Details – Your Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Identification Number & Identity type (Note: from December 2018 onwards, Aadhar Card is not a mandatory document for UGC NET registrations. Candidates are free to provide any other valid Government ID number such as passport number, bank account number, etc.)
  • Contact Details – Complete Postal Address, Email Address & Mobile Number
  • Password Security Details – Password (to be chosen), Security Question (to be chosen) & Security Answer

When all details are filled in, you can tap on the Submit button to continue further with the application procedure. When all details are submitted, an application number will be produced on the screen.

Step 4 to Apply Online for UGC NET

You need to take note of that application number produced application number for future reference.

Step 5: A pop-up appears on the screen which asks you to verify the details you have filled in the Registration Form. Check all the details very carefully.

If you find any errors, click on “Edit Registration and make the necessary changes.

Once you’re doing editing, check the declaration box and click on “Final Submit”.


Step 5 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Step 6: Once you click on the final submit button, a new window opens up. Click on “Complete Application Form”.


Step 6 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Fill Application Form

Step 7: Now the UGC NET application form opens up, you need to fill in the details.

Details to be filled in the form include:

  • Exam-related details: Here, you need to choose your preferences for the exam centers. Likewise, you need to choose the subject and also the post (Assistant Professor/JRF and Assistant Professor) you want.
  • Personal data: This area incorporates your details, for example, name, gender, whether a single child or not (option only visible if the candidate has selected ‘female’ in gender column), guardians’ name, phone number, email address, date of birth, and so on.
  • Mailing Address
  • Permanent Location
  • Educational qualification: This incorporates filling off details, for example, the subject of postgraduate test, the status of post-graduation (passed/showing up), college name, year of passing post-graduation, the status of M.Phil.and Ph.D. (passed/showing up/not showing up), and so on.
  • Security pin: This includes filling off the security number previously given to the page.


Step 7 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Step 8: A pop-up appears on the screen which asks you to verify the details you have filled in the application form. Check all the details very carefully.

If you find any errors, click on “Edit Application Form Data” and make the necessary changes.

Once you’re doing editing, check the declaration box and click on “Final Submit”.


Step 8 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Step 9: A pop-up appears which says to confirm that you want to finally submit the application form.

Click on “yes” if you’re fully assured that you have not made any mistakes while filling up the application form.


Step 9 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Upload Image and Signature

Step 10: Once you submit the application form, a new window opens up which says to upload the images. Click on “Upload Images”.


Step 10 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Step 11: Next, you need to upload sharp images of your signature and a recent passport size photograph – with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against the white background. The examined pictures and signature ought to be in JPG/JPEG format.

In the image below you can check the other criteria pertaining to these scanned images.

Criteria for Passport Photograph & Signature Upload
Step 11 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Pay Application Fee & Download Confirmation Page

Step 12: You can pay the UGC NET application fees through SBI/HDFC/Syndicate/ICICI/Paytm payment gateway (debit card/credit card/net banking/UPI). Keep proof of fee paid.

Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
General 1,000
General – EWS/OBC-NCL 500
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender 250
Step 12 to Apply Online for UGC NET

Step 13: Once you have successfully paid the UGC NET Application fees, an affirmation page will be created. Take a printout of the affirmation page and save it for future reference.

UGC NET Application Form 2022 Correction

NTA offers a one-time opportunity to make corrections in your UGC NET Application Form (they know we’re humans and are capable of making mistakes).  

They provide a small correction period window, when the process to apply online is finished, wherein candidates can make their desired corrections in some of the fields, such as choice of exam center, city of the exam, photograph, and signature, etc.  

Since, the correction process begins after the end of application filling phase. Therefore, for the year 2022 the UGC NET Application Form Correction process will begin subsequently after the release of the UGC NET 2022 Notification. 

Even though the Correction process is associated with the exam process of the concerned year, the steps to edit the application form remains more or less the same every year.  

To give you a standard introduction of the UGC NET Correction process, I’ve listed the steps to make correction in the application form below.  

The steps are given below outline the process to make corrections in the UGC NET Application Form:

to the Correction Window

Step 1: Visit the official website – and scroll down to the bottom where you will find a blue button – Correction window for UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles. Click on that button.

Step 1 to do Correction in UGC NET Application Form

Step 2: A new page will open up. Fill in your application number, password, and security pin and click on Sign in.

Step 2 to do Correction in UGC NET Application Form

Go through the Instructions for Online Correction

Step 3: On the page that opens, you’ll find a section “Correction in Application Form Particulars” at the bottom. Click on the blue button “Correction in Application Form” given in that section.

Step 3 to do Correction in UGC NET Application Form

Step 4: A new page will open up with Instructions and Procedure for Online Correction of Application Form. Check the “I Agree” box and click on Proceed to Correction button.

Step 4 to do Correction in UGC NET Application Form

Make the necessary Corrections and Print/Download the Revised Application

Step 5: Your UGC NET 2021 application form will open up for correction. Make the necessary changes in the application form.

Step 6: One important thing that you need to know here is that you can make changes only in your Signature, Photograph, Personal Details, and Exam Centre Preferences. Anything else apart from these cannot be changed.

Step 7: Click on Submit button once the corrections are made. After correction, you are advised to take a printout of the revised application form for future reference.

UGC NET Apply Online – Key Takeaways

  • You can fill the application structure in online mode on the official site of the test as it were. Applications submitted in some other mode won’t be acknowledged
  • You can submit just a single application form
  • You must enter your email ID and phone number accurately as all the significant correspondence with respect to the test will be finished by NTA through email or SMS
  • All the four stages of the application procedure (enrollment, application form filling, uploading of photograph and signature, and application fee payment) can be done together or at discrete occasions
  • You don’t have to provide any document other than scanned photograph and signature while applying online for UGC NET
  • In the event that the affirmation page isn’t created after the payment of the application fee, this implies the transaction has been dropped. In such cases, the sum will be refunded to your account. Be that as it may, you need to make another payment for the online application form
  • You must hold the printed duplicates of the affirmation page for future reference
  • Since the whole UGC NET application process is on the web, you don’t have to send any archive through post/fax/by hand/email to NTA (technology really is a boon most of the time).

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