While you can use your own approach to study for the UGC NET exam, there is one aspect of the process that does not allow you to do so.
Before proceeding with the UGC NET Apply application online, one must carefully read all of the relevant guidelines.
It is not for me to say how important the online application procedure is. If you do not follow the guidelines, your hard work, efforts, and future could all be jeopardised. Believe me, I’ve seen applications turned down because of a little error on the application form.
So, when filling out the UGC NET Application form, pay careful attention.
Keeping this in mind, let’s get right to the heart of the issue. The UGC NET Application Form 2022 has yet to be released, although it is expected to do so shortly. Take note of the essential dates associated with the UGC NET Application Form from the previous test cycle until then.
I’ve mentioned the dates for December 2020 and June 2021 in the next paragraph (Merged cycle).
|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
Checkout the complete detailed information with some key Instructions on UGC NET 2022 Application Form:
- UGC NET Applicant can fill the application form through online mode.
- Candidates will be able to register themselves for UGC NET 2022 December session from April 2022 to 1st week of May 2022.
- NTA will release the application form for eligible candidates only, so candidates must confirm their eligibility before applying.
- Applicant must fill the UGC NET Application Form with utmost caution though authority will also provide correction facility for application form.
- The Candidates will be able to rectify their mistakes within the correction period although correction facility will be applicable on selected details only.
- Candidates must submit their application form before the prescribed date, as no application form will be accepted after the completion of UGC NET registration.
- The Candidates are advised to seek the printout of filled UGC NET application form and fee receipt for future references.
UGC NET Application Fee:
- UGC NET Application fee can only be payable through online mode and processing charge & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.
- Candidates can use SBI/ Syndicate/ HDFC/ ICSE/ Paytm payment gateways for transaction of application fee.
Following are the complete category wise Fee structure for UGC NET Application Form 2022:
UGC NET Admit Card 2022
The UGC NET admit cards are usually released a fortnight to 10 days before the date of the exams.
That said, the UGC NET admit cards can be downloaded from the NTA’s official website anytime from the date of its release to the date of the exam.
Talking about the physical nature or form in which the admit card is required to be carried to the exam halls, you’re required to take a printed copy of your admit card to the exam centre. On your admit card you will have details like your name and application number etc.
Therefore, it is imperative that you download your UGC NET admit card and take a print out of it, as only hard copies of it will be considered to be legitimate by the exam authorities.
To put things in perspective, the UGC NET admit card will basically serve the purpose of validating your presence in the UGC NET exam hall, meaning that the UGC NET admit card is essentially your entry pass to take your UGC NET exam.
With that said let us look at the release dates of the 2021 UGC NET admit cards.
UGC NET Admit Card 2022 Release Date
The UGC NET 2022 Notification is soon going to arrive at the official website of NTA, and only after the topic of UGC NET Admit Card 2022 can be touched. Until then, get hold of the general information associated with UGC NET Admit Card.
To give you an idea about the UGC NET Admit Card, here in this section, I’m providing the important dates of the previous cycle I.e., UGC NET 2021 Exam.
The admit cards for the 2021 UGC NET Exam (i.e., December 2020 Cycle + June 2021 Cycle merged) began to be released from 13th November 2021 onwards.
Moreover, you should note that the 2021 UGC admit cards were released in phases. The first phase of admit cards, i.e., of most of the exams were released on 13, 16 & 25 November 2021.
Then the Phase 2 admit cards for exams such as Bengali, Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit & Home Sciences, were released, on 21st December 2021.
After that, the Phase 3 admit cards were released on 29th Dec 2021 for the 4 subjects (Social Work; Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/IR/Labour and Social welfare/HRM; Odia, Telugu) of Phase 1 (which could not be conducted due to cyclone Jawad) and 2 subjects (Geography & Sociology) of Phase 2.
To help you understand the dates better, I have tabulated the information below:
|Phase 1||13, 16 & 25 November 2021|
|Phase 2||21 December 2021 and 4 January 2022|
|Phase 3||29 December 2021|
|NTA UGC NET Exam Dates||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]|
|NTA UGC NET Exam Dates 2022||TBA|
Now, that you are familiar with the dates of the UGC NET admit cards, it’s time to go over to the process of downloading the UGC NET Admit Card.
What to do if you forget the Application Number or Password?
If you forget your login credentials, needed to download hall ticket, such as ‘Application No.’ or ‘Password’, you can retrieve them using the process provided below.
Steps to retrieve Application Number:
You should first check your SMS/ Email for the ‘Application Number’ which was sent to you while applying online. If you do not find it there, follow the steps given below to retrieve your UGC NET Application Number.
- 1: Open the Login Window and click on the ‘Forgot Application Number’ link.
- 2: Enter ‘Candidate’s Name’, ‘Fathers Name’, ‘Mothers Name’, ‘Date of Birth’, and ‘Security Pin’.
- 3: Click on the button ‘Get Application Number’. Clicking the button will show you your UGC NET Application Number on the screen.
Throughout my blogs on UGC, you will find various relevant information about the exam. I have provided links to some of those blogs on this page. In addition to those, you might find the following resources to be quite beneficial.
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I hope I have given you all the information that you might need.