UGC NET Exam 2023, Check all the information here!

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UGC NET Exam 2023, Check all the information here!

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University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) and NTA UGC NET is a national-level examination operated in order to decide the eligibility of aspirants for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor posts in Indian university and college. The UGC NET 2023 examination will be held for a total of eighty three subjects. Until 2021, the NTA UGC NET examination was operated for 81 subjects. The UGC NET syllabus Is different for all 83 subjects and is fixed by the University Grants Commission itself. Until June 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) operated the NET exam on behalf of UGC.


However, from December 2018 onwards National Testing Agency (NTA) started operation the UGC NET exam. You may also read Most Important List of Lists for Government Exams.

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What is NET?

NET exam stands for National Eligibility Test, which CSIR and UGC conduct to select candidates for JRF or Assistant Professor in various disciplines. The top NET exams are CSIR NET and UGC NET. Many states are also conducting SET exam, i.e. State Eligibility Test for the states which helps them to select the best candidates for professorship in the state colleges.

UGC NET Notification 2023

UGC NET Notification 2023 has now been released by the National Testing Agency on its official webpage for December 2022 cycle. The notification has important information about the exam. Therefore, candidates must go through the information bulletin to ensure that they are well versed with all the details of the exam. Having the notification pdf will help the candidates to stay updated with all the information they need to know about the NTA UGC NET exam.

UGC NET Exam Date 2023

UGC NET exam dates have been out by the National Testing Agency on the official website page for December 2022 and June 2023 cycle. Candidates must check the exam dates in the table below to avoid important dates and deadlines while preparing for UGC NET 2023 exam.
Details NET Examination Dates
UGC NET 2023 notification 29-12-2022
Form starts    29-12-2022
End date of the form 23-01-2023
End date for payment of online application fees  
Application correction window     19-01-2023 to 20-01-2023
Admit card out date     2nd Week of February 2023
UGC NET exam date Dec 2022 batch     
21-02-2023 to 10-03-2023
Admit card out date     1st Week of June 2023
NTA UGC NET exam date June 2023 batch    
13-06-2023 to 22-06-2023
Answer Key out date     Declared Soon
Result      Declared Soon
UGC NET cut off     Declared Soon
E-certificate    Declared Soon

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UGC NET Eligibility

To move ahead in the selection process, candidates must understand the UGC NET 2023 eligibility criteria and fulfil each and every requirement. Candidates who intend to take the exam must check the latest UGC NET eligibility which includes educational qualification, age limit, and number of attempts etc. Candidates must check and confirm their eligibility before applying for NTA UGC NET Exam.

UGC NET Reservation Policy

The reservation policy of the Government of India is applicable to the UGC NET exam. As per the reservation policy, in Central Universities and Institutions Deemed to be Universities, 10% seats are reserved for the General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) category, 15% seats are reserved for the category.7.5% for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) category and 27% for Other Backward Classes belonging to Non Creamy Layer” (OBC-NCL). There is 4% reservation horizontally in each category for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act, 2016).

UGC NET Application Form Fill-up 2023

The application form must be filled completely and correctly by the candidates. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of their application. Candidates can check the steps given below to fill the UGC NET Application Form.
  1. Visit the official website of NTA.
  2. Click on the registration linked for "UGC NET 2023".
  3. Click on the 'New Registration' button.
  4. Enter your details and fill the online application form.
  5. After the completion of registration, you will be assigned an application number.
  6. Fill the NTA UGC NET Application Form carefully.
  7. The next step is to pay the exam fee online.
  8. Print the confirmation page print and final application form for future.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023

UGC NET 2023 exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2. As per the prescribed UGC NET exam pattern, both the papers consist of multiple choice questions. Candidates will have to complete both the papers in a single duration of three hours. +2 marks are allotted for each correct response, and there will be no negative marking for wrong answers. Candidates can check the UGC NET Examination Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 given below.
UGC NET Exam Questions Marks
Paper 1 (Teaching/Research Aptitude) 50 100
Paper 2 (Based on the core subject) 100 200
Total 150 300

UGC NET Syllabus

To outperform the competitors in the exam, candidates must be familiar with the latest UGC NET 2023 syllabus. In order to make a well-targeted study plan and crack the exam, candidates must understand the broad syllabus. Targeting major topics in UGC NET syllabus helps the applicants to save time and effort. The complete information about the syllabus and exam pattern will be useful for the candidates while preparing for the UGC NET exam. Candidates can check the syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 below.
  • Two papers: Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Reasoning etc. are included in Paper 1. Similarly, Paper 2 consists of the subjects selected by the candidates while filling the application form. Paper 2 consists of a total of 83 subjects.
  • Paper 1 prepared of 50 questions for 100 marks, while Paper 2 prepared of 100 questions for 200 marks. The time of the exam is of 3 hours. Correct answers will carry +2 marks, and there will be no negative marking.


UGC NET Selection Process

UGC NET 2023 selection process is one of the simplest processes of any examination. As per the rules or norms of the Commission, only 6% of the applicants will be short listed out of the total number of aspirants who appear in both the papers. Candidates can check the UGC NET Selection Process below.
  • With the release of application form, the selection process for UGC NET exam starts. By visiting the official website of the exam, applicants need to register and complete the application form online. Candidates have to submit an application fee to fill the form.
  • After successful registration, about a week before the UGC NET exam, NTA issues the admit card. Applicants can access their registered account portal to download their admit cards. On the day of the exam, candidates have to bring it to the exam venues.
  • Six percent of the applicants who appear in both papers must qualify (in all slots or to be eligible for the position of assistant professor), and only one percent of those applicants will qualify the JRF exam overall.
  • For "Eligibility for JRF and Assistant Professor" and for consideration for the posts of "Assistant Professor", a candidate must have given both the exams and secured at least 40% in aggregate for General (Unreserved) category and 40% in aggregate for all candidates Must have obtained at least 35% marks. From the reserved categories taken together in both the papers.

UGC NET Minimum Qualifying Marks

The minimum qualifying marks for UGC NET 2023 will be calculated as the aggregate score.
Category Passing Marks
Unreserved category candidates 40%

UGC NET Admit Card 2023

National Testing Agency (NTA) will soon release UGC NET 2023 admit card for December 2022 cycle on its official website. By login to their registered accounts portal, applicants can download their hall ticket admit card for the exam. It is to be noted that the UGC NET admit card must be carried to the designated exam venue. It is possible that candidates will not be allowed to take the exam if they do not have the hall ticket on the day of the exam.
Download the UGC NET 2023 Admit Card?
Applicants can check the numbers to download the hall ticket given below.
  1. Go to the official website of NTA.
  2. Click on the Download Hall Ticket (admit card) link.
  3. Submit your information (registration number and date of birth) to log in.
  4. Download Hall Ticket PDF.
  5. Save and print the NTA UGC NET Admit Card page for future use.

UGC NET 2023 Salary

UGC NET Salary includes Assistant Professor Salary and JRF Salary. Many teaching and research work chance to grow as a result of NTA UGC NET qualification. It is not limited to JRF and Assistant Professor Posts only. Apart from these two career options, individuals can submit applications to a number of recognized Public Sector Organizations (PSUs) that use UGC NET exam results to fill particular roles. Candidates need to read the specifics of information regarding UGC NET 2023 salary, job profile and other prospects available to them after the exam.
  • For the first two years, fellowship of INR 31,000/- + HRA per month (depending on different institutes)
  • For next 3 years, fellowship of INR 35,000/- + HRA per month (depending on different institutes)

UGC NET 2023 Exam Centres

The list of UGC NET exam centres will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for December 2022 cycles soon on the official website. There will be 541 exam centre cities where UGC NET 2023 exam will be conducted across India. Earlier, UGC NET 2021 exam was conducted in 239 cities. Aspirants can aware their allotted exam city by using their application no. and DoB. Aspirants can check the list of UGC NET all examination centres on official website page.

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