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UGC NET Application Form 2023: Dec Session Dates, Complete Process, Fees

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : September 18, 2023


Reader's Digest: In this blog, we'll delve into the essential details surrounding the UGC NET Application Form 2023, from key dates to the application process, prerequisites, and even corrections if needed.

The UGC NET 2023 application is just around the corner, and prospective candidates are gearing up for this important academic milestone.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to release the UGC NET application form for the December session in September/October 2023.

If you're looking to pursue a career in academia or research, this is your ticket to eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/or Assistant Professor positions. 

Here are the points to be discussed in the Blog:

  • UGC NET 2023 Exam Dates: Explore the important dates for the UGC NET December 2023 session, including application start and end dates, and the exam schedule.
  • Steps to Fill UGC NET Application Form 2023: A step-by-step breakdown of the application process, from registration to fee payment, uploading documents, and form submission.
  • Pre-requisites for UGC NET Registration 2023: Discover the essential documents, information, and eligibility criteria you need to have on hand before applying for the UGC NET exam.
  • UGC NET Application Form Correction 2023: Learn how to rectify any errors or discrepancies in your application form and the designated correction window's schedule.

Stay tuned for a detailed exploration of each of these topics to ensure a smooth and successful UGC NET application process.

UGC NET 2023 Exam Dates & Schedule 

The UGC NET December Cycle 2023 application form is just around the corner! Check the table below to know the detailed UGC NET application form date:

UGC NET Events June Session December Session
UGC NET Notification Release Date 10 May 2023 To Be Announced
NTA UGC NET Application Form Start Date 10 May 2023 To Be Announced
UGC NET Application Form Last Date 31 May 2023 To Be Announced
UGC NET Application Last Date for Fee Payment 1 June 2023 To Be Announced
UGC NET Online Application Form Correction 2-3 June 2023 To Be Announced
UGC NET Exam Date 13 - 22 June 2023 To Be Announced

UGC NET 2023 Online Form Link

The application form for the December 2023 cycle will be made available by the NTA in the near future. Once released on the official website, we will provide the UGC NET online form link below.

This direct link will lead you to the UGC NET official website's registration page, where you can enroll for the upcoming UGC NET December Cycle examination.

How To Fill UGC NET Application Form 2023?

Before applying, you must whether or not you fulfill the UGC NET Eligibility. Follow these steps to complete the UGC NET Application Form:

Step 1 – Registration:

  • Visit the official website of UGC to fill UGC NET application form 2023.
  • Begin by registering online using your personal Email Id and Mobile No.
  • Enter the details such as your name, Mother’s name, Father’s name and Date Of Birth in dd/mm/yyyy format as given in the Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate in capital letters.

Step 2 – Enter the Personal Information: 

  • After logging in, you must enter your personal details such as gender, minority status, postal address, preferential exam center, the course at PG level, subject at PG level NET subject and then clicking on the “Submit” option.
  • After submitting, you can review their details before hitting the “Final Submit” button.
  • Fill out the Online Application Form and make sure to jot down the automatically generated UGC NET Application Number.

Step 3 – Uploading Scanned Documents: 

  • The supported format of UGC NET image and signature is JPG/JPEG. 
  • Photographs should be taken with a white background and there is no need for the photographs to be attested.
  • The signature must be put in running handwriting with a black pen on a white paper and then scanned and uploaded.
  • Upload scanned images of the following:
Photograph 3.5cm  x 4.5 cm 10 kb to 200 kb.
Signature 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm 4 kb to 30 kb

Step 4 – Payment for the Form:

  • Proceed to make the required payment using SBI/CANARA/ICICI/HDFC Bank, Debit Card, Credit Card, or UPI, and retain the proof of the UGC NET fee payment.

Step 5 – Downloading the form:

  • Finally, download, save, and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form. You can access this page for download only after the successful payment of the fee. This copy will serve as a reference for your records

UGC NET Application Fees 2023

Depending on the category that the candidate falls under, the UGC NET application form fees are as follows:

Category UGC NET Fees
General/ Unreserved INR 1150
OBC-NCL/ General - EWS INR 600
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender INR 325

Pre-requisites for UGC NET Registration 2023

To ensure a smooth and hassle-free UGC NET registration process, it's recommended that candidates have the following documents and information readily available:

  1. Board/University certificate
  2. Government-issued identification documents (e.g., Ration card, Passport number, Aadhaar card number, Voter ID card number, or any other official Government ID)
  3. Qualifying degree certificate
  4. Category certificate (if applicable)
  5. Economically Weaker Section (EWS) certificate (if applicable)
  6. Person with Disability (PwD) certificate (if applicable)
  7. Scanned images of a recent photo and signature in JPG format (photo size: 10 kb to 200 kb, signature size: 4 kb to 30 kb)
  8. Valid email ID and mobile number
  9. Permanent and correspondence address, including the pin code
  10. Four preferred exam cities in order of preference
  11. Code of the NET subject for which you intend to take the exam (available in the information brochure)
  12. Code of the post-graduation course (available in the information brochure)

Having these documents and details ready in advance will streamline your registration process and help you avoid any last-minute inconveniences

UGC NET Application Form Correction 2023

The NTA provides candidates with a one-time opportunity to make corrections to their UGC NET 2023 application form. Here are the steps to utilize the application form correction facility:

  1. Visit the official website of the UGC NET exam.
  2. Log in using your application number and password.
  3. Locate and click on the designated link/button for application form correction.
  4. Carefully read the provided instructions and ensure you click on the 'I Agree' checkbox to proceed.
  5. Click on the "Proceed for Application" button.
  6. Make the necessary changes to your application form.
  7. After making the required corrections, click on the "Submit" button.
  8. Review all the corrections you've made and ensure accuracy. Check the checkboxes provided at the bottom of the page to confirm the changes.
  9. If there is any additional fee applicable due to the corrections, proceed to make the payment.
  10. Finally, click on the "Final Submit" button to confirm your changes.
  11. Don't forget to take a printout of the revised Confirmation Page for your records.

UGC NET Application Form Particulars in which Corrections can be Made

In the UGC NET application form, you have the option to make corrections in various particulars if necessary. Here are the details of the fields that can be edited and those that cannot be modified:

Fields That Can Be Corrected:

  • Personal details
  • Choice for exam center
  • Educational details
  • Scanned photo and signature

Fields That Cannot Be Modified for Candidates with Verified Aadhaar Card:

  • Mobile number
  • Email address
  • Permanent address
  • Correspondence address
  • Candidate's name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Photo (no changes allowed)
  • Change allowed either in the father's name or mother's name (one of them only)

Fields That Cannot Be Modified for Candidates Without Verified Aadhaar for Modification:

  • Mobile number
  • Email address
  • Permanent address
  • Correspondence address
  • Photo (no changes allowed)
  • Change allowed either in the candidate's name, father's name, or mother's name (one of them only)

These guidelines help ensure the accuracy of application details while allowing candidates the flexibility to make necessary corrections where applicable


In this comprehensive guide, we've navigated through the vital details of the UGC NET Application Form 2023 for the upcoming December session. As the application window approaches, here are the key takeaways to keep in mind:

Key Takeaways:

  • The UGC NET 2023 application process is imminent, with NTA expected to release it in September/October 2023.
  • UGC NET is your gateway to Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor positions.
  • Familiarize yourself with important dates, from application start to correction windows.
  • Follow a step-by-step guide for filling out the application form accurately.
  • Ensure you have all prerequisites in order to streamline the registration process.
  • Be aware of the UGC NET application fee structure.
  • Correct errors, if any, during the designated correction period.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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