UGC NET 2022 Registration & Exam Date Released

UGC NET 2022 Registration: UGC chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar announced UGC NET December 2022 Exam Dates. UGC NET Online Registration will start on 29 December 2022 as per UGC NET Notification 2022. UGC NET exam is administered by the National Testing Agency twice a year.

The exam determines the candidate’s qualifications for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor positions in Indian universities and colleges. The UGC NET exam 2023 will be held for a total of 83 subjects.

UGC NET Notification 2022: Overview

Exam NameUniversity Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
CategoryLatest News
Exam LevelNational
FrequencyTwice a year
Total Subjects83
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Total Paper and MarksPaper 1: 100 Marks
Paper 2: 200 Marks
Total Questions150 MCQ (Each Paper)
Marking Scheme+2 for each correct answer
No Negative Marking
Time Duration180 minutes
MediumEnglish and Hindi
UGC NET Application Date29 December 2022
Last Date To Apply Online17 January 2023
UGC NET Exam Dates 202321 February to 10 March 2023
Helpline No01206895200
Official websiteugcnet.nta.nic.in

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should be well-versed in the UGC NET eligibility criteria and satisfy each requirement. Candidates who intend to take the exam must check the latest UGC NET Eligibility, which includes Educational qualification, Age limit, & Number of attempts.

Education Qualification

Candidates can check the educational qualifications eligibility for UGC NET various categories below:

CategoryEligibility
GeneralAt least 55% marks in Master’s degree OR equivalent in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science
SC/ST/OBCAt least 50% in Master’s degree OR equivalent in education domains mentioned for the general category
Ph.D. HoldersAn additional 5% marks relaxation for candidates who completed the PG program.

Age Limit

UGC NET age limit is different for JRF and Assistant Professor. The age of candidates applying for JRF must be 31 years, whereas there is no age limit for Assistant Professors.

Check out the age limit for both the post and varied categories below:

Upper Age Limit/CategoryJRFAssistant Professor
Reserved category31 yearsNo upper age limit
SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Transgender/Women36 yearsNo upper age limit
L.L.M Degree Holders34 yearsNo upper age limit

UGC NET Salary

Assistant Professor Salary and JRF Salary are included in the UGC NET Salary.

UGC NET Salary For Assistant Professor

Candidates can expect a handsome salary in the range of Rs 25000 to 50,000/- initially depending upon the university & the skill of the candidates.

UGC NET JRF Fellowship

  • For the 1st two years, the fellowship of INR 31,000/- + HRA per month (depending on different institutes)
  • For the next 3 years, the fellowship of INR 35,000/- + HRA per month (depending on different institutes)

UGC NET Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the UGC NET exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 below:

Paper TypeQuestionsMarks
Paper 1 (Teaching/Research Aptitude)50100
Paper 2 (Based on the core subject)100200
Total150300
  • There are no negative marks for an incorrect response.
  • For each correct response, the candidate will get 2 marks.
  • No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review.

UGC NET Application Fee

The UGC NET 2022 Application Fee varies category-wise:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/UnreservedRs. 1100/-
Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCLRs. 550/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs. 275/-

Note: Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

How to Fill the UGC NET Application Form 2023?

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA.
  • Step 2: Click on the Registration for UGC NET 2023 Link.
  • Step 3: Click on the ‘New Registration‘ button.
  • Step 4: Enter your details and fill up the UGC NET online application form.
  • Step 5: Once the registration is complete, you will be assigned an application number.
  • Step 6: Fill out the application form carefully.
  • Step 7: The next step is to pay the fee online.
  • Step 8: Print the confirmation page and final application form for future reference.

UGC NET 2023 Application Form Link (to be active soon)

UGC NET 2023 Information Bulletin (to be active soon)

UGC NET Minimum Qualifying Marks

The minimum qualifying marks are calculated in the form of an aggregate score.

CategoryQualifying Marks
Unreserved category candidates40% marks
SC/ST/OBC35% marks

UGC NET Certificate Validity

The National Testing Agency (NTA) provides e-certificates to successful candidates. Those who pass the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) exam will receive an award letter, while those who qualify for the Assistant Professor/Lectureship position will receive UGC NET certificates.

These certificates are valid for a lifetime period for Assistant Professor/Lectureship positions. The validity of the JRF certificate has been extended to four years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the UGC NET full form?

The UGC NET full form is University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test.

What are UGC NET Exam Dates 2023?

The UGC NET 2023 exam date is from 21 February to 10 March 2023.

What is the age limit for the UGC NET 2023?

The age limit for the UGC NET 2023 Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is 31 years. The age limit for assistant professor positions in the UGC NET exam is not specified.

What number of subjects will the UGC NET 2022 exam cover?

The UGC NET 2023 exam will be conducted for 83 subjects.

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