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July 2, 2021 • 1:05 pm

UGC NET Correction 2021 - Complete Correction Procedure

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Aspirants who wish to apply for UGC NET 2021 Exam are required to be attentive while filling the application form. It has been found that many aspirants make mistakes in the examination form by entering the wrong details.

To ensure that all the details that you have added in your application form are correct and error-free, NTA provides the facility of UGC NET Application Correction. As per the latest notification, NTA have opened the UGC NET Correction Form window from 12th March- 16th March 2021. Candidates who have made any mistakes in the application form can correct their details in the correction form.

So, check your applications and in case you find any error refer to the given UGC NET Correction Process to make the changes.

Read the complete blog for correction form guidelines. 

UGC NET 2021 Form Correction Procedure

Important Guidelines of UGC NET Correction Form 2021

Specifications for Photograph

FAQs About UGC NET Form Correction



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How to Correct the Wrong Details in the 2021 Application Form? Procedure for UGC NET Form Correction


You can make corrections in your particulars and choice of exam center cities in the form, wherever incorrect or incomplete. The UGC NET 2021 correction forms have opened from 12th March- 16th March 2021. For the Previous session, the correction forms were released from 1st September to 2nd September 2020.

You must follow the below-mentioned procedure to correct your UGC NET 2021 application process:

Step 1 – Visit the official website of UGC NET i.e.

Step 2 – Once you land on the official website, click on the ‘Application Form Correction’.

Step 3 – Now in the next step, you will require to enter the respective login details like registration number, password, and security pin to log in.

Step 4 – After logging in successfully, you would be able to make the desired changes to the previous application form. Choose the field in which you require to make changes.

Step 5 – After making changes, candidates must check the changes made carefully to avoid any error and then submit it.

Step 6 – Lastly take a printout of your UGC NET Correction Form.



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Important Guidelines of UGC NET Correction Form


As you all know NTA will provide the centre city of examination in order of choice preferences that have been submitted by you in the UGC NET Application Form.

However, due to administrative reasons, a different city may be allotted, and the decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of Centre City shall be final.

You are required to pay the additional fee (wherever applicable) while correcting the form. The payment can be made through Credit/Debit Card/ Net Banking/UPI and PAYTM.

The final changes/update in the online application form will be reflected only after the payment.

No change in the UGC NET Correction form will be accepted through fax/application, including email, etc. Candidates who have sent emails earlier regarding any correction are also advised to correct the details through the official website.


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Important Note – 


UGC NET Correction facility is only for those aspirants who have already submitted their 2021 application form successfully but have made some mistakes in the form.

Here are some of the common issues that are found in the uploaded photograph/signature.

Red-eyes due to improper flash.

Improper focus on the face.

Incorrect dimension or size of uploaded images.

Unclear or hazy photos.

Not looking straight into the camera.

The scenery in the background or selfie.

Poor scanning of signature (nearly invisible) or small size of the image.

Hidden face due to spectacles.

Drawing lines or fancy circles instead of a proper signature.

Vertical signature and horizontal photograph.

Absence of candidate’s name and date of taking the photograph.



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UGC NET Form Correction 2021 - Specifications for Candidate’s Photograph 


As per the official information, many discrepancies are found in the photograph and signature that are uploaded by the aspirants while submitting the form.

To avoid such mistakes in UGC NET Application Form Correction 2021, NTA has provided the guidelines for the candidates to upload a clear photograph/signature as their candidature may get cancelled due to an incorrect image.

You can check the detailed specification for UGC NET Correction from below: - 

The passport size photograph should be latest and in JPG/JPEG format.

Passport size photograph should be 10 kb to 200 kb.

The photographs must be taken on or after 01st September 2019 preferably indicating clearly the name of the candidate along with the date of taking the photograph.

The photograph should not be with cap or goggles. The focus needs to be on face (80% face coverage, ears clearly visible, on white background)

Spectacles are allowed only if being used regularly.

Polaroid and computer-generated photos are not acceptable.

Applications not complying with these instructions or with unclear photographs are liable to be rejected.

Application without photographs shall be rejected.

The photographs need not be attested. Candidates are advised to keep 6 to 8 passport size and 4 to 6 Postcard size (4”X6”) colour photographs with white background.

Candidates may note that if the photographs uploaded are found to be fabricated i.e. de- shaped or seem to be hand-made or computer made, the application will be rejected and the same would be considered as using Unfair Means and the candidate would be dealt with accordingly.

In case someone else’s photographs have been uploaded, the candidature shall be cancelled and the case will be considered as using UFM. Criminal action as per laws of the country shall also be initiated.



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UGC NET Form Correction FAQs


Here, we have compiled the questions that are frequently asked by students, if you also have a query then you must read the following question. Also, we have covered all the UGC NET exam related queries of aspirants in our UGC NET FAQ blog, you can refer to it for any UGC NET information.



Q1. Can we change the UGC NET exam centre after filling the application form?  

Ans. Yes, you can change the exam centre from the UGC NET correction form 2021. NTA will try to allot you the preferred centre as per the availability but cannot guarantee. 



Q2. Can we change subject code in the UGC NET Correction form? 

Ans. No, you can’t change the subject code once mentioned in the Application form process. 



Q3. When can I make corrections in the UGC NET Application Form? 

Ans. UGC NET 2021 Application Correction Form window will be opened from 12th March- 16th March 2021. You should keep yourself updated with UGC NET Notification for more information regarding the exam. 



Q4. How to Correct UGC NET Form Details after applying for the exam? 

Ans. You can make correction in UGC NET Form by login to the official website. You can check the complete procedure to make corrections in the application form without facing any problem.



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Q5. What changes could be done during the NTA NET correction form window? 

Ans. A candidate can change the following details during the UGC NET Correction Window. 

Personal Details

Exam Centre Preference





Q6. What will be the UGC NET Correction date for the 2021 exam?

Ans. UGC NET 2021 Application Correction Form 2021 has been closed on 16th March 2021.



Q7. Has Eduncle recently conducted the Webinar for UGC NET Aspirants?

Ans. Yes, Eduncle has recently conducted a webinar on 10th February with Mahak Mahajan, UGC NET Expert. She shared her valuable tips to prepare for the UGC NET Exam. You can watch the webinar HERE.



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Be cautious while making changes in your form, as only one-time correction opportunities will be offered to you to make corrections in the UGC NET 2021.

If you have any doubts about the UGC NET Correction procedure or facing any problem to make the changes in form, ask your queries with us through the comments box.

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Showing 8 comments out of 8
  • Nishu chauhan
    Can we change our category in the UGC net correction form?
    Hello Nishu,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you can change your category in the correction form.
    Thank You!!
  • Frincy
    Sir, I have a correction in my application form of UGC net regarding category.i made a correction after that i am going to payment session it's showing as time out.after that I am ...
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    Hello Frincy,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    If you are still facing same problem, then you should immediately contact with the officials.
    Thank You!!
  • Tamanna
    Good evening sir,is it possible to make correction in the category (caste)section?
    Hello Tamanna,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    As per the official notification, candidates can edit/ correct only certain fields such as name, parents’ name, date of birth, conta...
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  • Vaishnavi
    good morning sir ... can we alter candidate's name in the application form when they allow us to correct the application form after the date of application?
    Hello Vaishnavi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can make minor changes and correct the name in the application form during the correction process. Keep visiting for more info...
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