UGC NET 2023 Notification Out: UGC NET or NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year by National Testing Agency (NTA) for determining the eligibility of the candidates for Assistant Professorship, Junior Research Fellowship or both, for Indian Universities and Colleges. NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice in the month of June & December every year. Though there is a provision for conducting the UGC NET exam twice a year, the UGC NET cycle has been disrupted due to COVID and subsequent lockdowns. National Eligibility (NTA) will be conducting UGC NET 2023 (December 2022) session for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to be recruited by the Indian Govt. Universities and Colleges. The UGC NET 2023 Exam will be conducted from February 21, 2023 to March 10, 2023.

UGC NET 2023 Notification

University Grants Commission has released UGC NET 2023 Notification along with exam registration dates and exam dates. National Testing Agency (NTA) has uploaded UGC NET 2023 Notification pdf for December-2022 for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) on December 29, 2022. The NTA will conduct UGC NET 2023 exam for JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor in 83 subjects in CBT mode. Interested candidates can check all the detailed information related to UGC NET 2023 Dec Cycle from the below link.

UGC NET 2023 Notification pdf- Click to Download

UGC NET 2023 Exam Summary

As the UGC NET 2023 Exam Date has been released by NTA for the December 2022 cycle. The candidates must once look at the overview about the glimpse of the UGC NET Exam as discussed in the below table. 

UGC NET 2023 Exam Summary
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam NameUGC NET 2023
Registration DatesDecember 29, 2022 to January 17, 2023
Full-FormUniversity Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
UGC NET Exam Date 2023February 21 to March 10, 2023
Mode of ExamOnline - CBT (Computer Based Test)
Exam Duration180 minutes
Exam TimeShift 1 - 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
Shift 2 - 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Language/Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
No. of Subjects82 subjects
Exam PurposeDetermine the eligibility of candidates for posts of only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges
No. of Test Cities239
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UGC NET Exam Date 2023 Out

The UGC NET exam date 2023 for the UGC NET's December cycle has been notified on the official website along with UGC NET Notification 2023. The UGC NET 2022 online CBT exam will be held from February 21 to March 10, 2023. Check the important dates for UGC NET 2023 as mentioned below. 

UGC NET 2023- Important Dates
UGC NET 2023 EventsDates
UGC NET NotificationDecember 29, 2022
Release of Application formDecember 29, 2022
UGC NET Application Form Last DateJanuary 17, 2023
Last date to Pay FeeJanuary 17, 2023
Correction of Application Form January 17, 2023
Downloading of UGC NET Admit CardFebruary 19, 2023 onwards
UGC NET 2023 Exam DatesFebruary 21 to March 10, 2023
UGC NET Answer Key 2023March 2023 [4th week]

UGC NET 2023 Answer Key

NTA will be releasing the UGC NET 2023 Answer Key & Response Sheet for the candidates who appeared for UGC NET 5 Phase exams Candidates are required to click on the link given below to download the UGC NET answer Key.

UGC NET Answer Key 2023 Download Link

UGC NET 2023 Application Form

The application window for UGC NET 2023 has been opened from December 29, 2022 to January 17, 2023 as mentioned in UGC NET 2023 Notification. The applicants can submit their duly filled application form from the below link.

Apply Online for UGC NET 2023 Exam [Link Active]

The process of online application will consist of four steps. Aspirants should keep in mind the below:

- The authority will provide candidates a chance to correct their application.

- The size of the photograph must be between 10KB to 100KB and the signature size should be between 4KB to 30KB.

- The dimension should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height) for photograph and 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height) for signature.

- Do not send the printout of the confirmation page to the authority office.

UGC NET 2023 Application Fee

The application fee for the UGC NET 2023 exam is different for all categories. The application fee is not refundable or transferable once paid. It can be paid through credit/ debit card or e-Challan. All the candidates paying through e-Challan have to make the cash payment in the bank. The category-wise fee details are mentioned below:

  1. General/Unreserved: Rs. 1100/-
  2. OBC-NCL: Rs. 550/-
  3. SC/ST/PwD/Transgender: Rs. 275/-

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

UGC NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must apply after reading the UGC NET eligibility criteria to appear in the UGC NET 2023 exam: Here are the broad pointers:

UGC NET Educational Qualification

- Candidates must have a Master’s degree or equivalent from UGC-recognized Universities/Institutions.
- The qualifying exam has to be passed in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications and Electronic Science.
- Candidates should have scored 55% marks and 50% marks for reserved category students.
- Candidates, appearing in the final semester of the master’s degree can also apply.
- 5% relaxation is given to Ph.D degree holders in aggregate marks. Such candidates should have a Master’s degree examination which shall be completed by 19th September 1991.

UGC NET Age Limit and Relaxation

Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) - Not more than 31 years. 

- Relaxation of 5 years is provided in the upper age limit for OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
- Three years of relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates with an L.L.M. degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held.
- Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.

UGC NET: Reservation Policy

The reservation policy of the Government of India is applicable to UGC-NET. According to this, in the Central Universities and Institutions which are deemed to be Universities, 10% of the seats are reserved for the category General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS), 15% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste(SC), 7.5% for the category Scheduled Tribe(ST) and 27% for the category Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non Creamy layer”(OBC-NCL).

Each category will have 4 (four)% reservations horizontally for Persons with Disabilities(PwD) as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act,2016) (source-Press Release by UGC).

UGC NET Eligibility 2023- Click to Check 

UGC NET 2023 Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2023 Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only. The Online Test will consist of two papers. both the papers will consist of objective-type, multiple-choice questions. There will be no break between two papers.

PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper 15010003 hours (180 minutes)
Paper 2100200

Note: For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks but there is no negative marking for incorrect answer.

UGC NET Paper Details

Exam Mode: The entrance test will be organized in Online CBT mode.

Number of Papers: There will be two papers for the exam – Paper-I and Paper-II.

Number of Questions: A total of 150 questions will be there in the exam paper. 50 questions in Paper I and 100 questions in Paper-II.

Type of Questions: The question paper will contain multiple-choice type questions.

Language Medium: The question paper will be available in the medium language of English and Hindi.

Time Duration: Paper I will be of 1-hour duration while Paper II will be of 2 hours.

Total Marks: Paper 1 will be 100 marks and Paper-II will be 200 marks.

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, 2 marks will be given. There will be no provision of negative marking for incorrect answers.

Click Here to View UGC NET 2023 Exam Pattern (Paper I + Paper II)

UGC NET 2023 Syllabus

NTA has released UGC NET Syllabus 2023 exam along with its official notification. A candidate must know the syllabus of the exam before preparing for the same. UGC NET 2023 exam will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) consisting of two papers, i.e., Paper I and II conducted in a single session (No break between both papers). All candidates can check UGC NET detailed syllabus (Paper I + Paper II) by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to View UGC NET 2023 Syllabus [Paper I + Paper II]

UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers PDF- Click Here

UGC NET 2023 Selection Procedure

Candidates qualifying for the entrance test of UGC NET 2023, will be selected in the subject-wise and category-wise merit list published online. Top 6% of total students who have appeared for both the papers in the test will be considered qualified for the entrance test. Admission into various Indian Universities or Institutions for the position of Assistant professor or JRF will be offered on the basis of cut-off score secured as per their categories. Top 15% of candidates from each category and subject will be selected and declared eligible for Assistant Professor Position only. 

UGC NET 2023 Exam Centre

National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET 2023 exam across 224 cities all over the country. The applicants have to choose their preferences while submitting their UGC NET Application Form. The list of UGC NET exam centres is provided below.

States/UTExam CityCity Code
Arunachal PradeshItanagar/ NaharlagunAL01
AssamSilchar (Assam)AM04
Andaman And NicobarPort BlairAN01
Andhra PradeshAnantapurAP01
Andhra PradeshBhimavaramAP03
Andhra PradeshChiralaAP04
Andhra PradeshChittoorAP05
Andhra PradeshEluruAP06
Andhra PradeshGunturAP07
Andhra PradeshKadapaAP08
Andhra PradeshKakinadaAP09
Andhra PradeshKurnoolAP10
Andhra PradeshNelloreAP11
Andhra PradeshOngoleAP12
Andhra PradeshRajahmundryAP13
Andhra PradeshSrikakulamAP14
Andhra PradeshTirupathiAP16
Andhra PradeshVijayawadaAP17
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnamAP18
Andhra PradeshVizianagaramAP19
Andhra PradeshNarasaraopetAP20
Andhra PradeshProddaturAP21
Andhra PradeshSurampalemAP23
ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar/ DurgCG01
ChhattisgarhBilaspur (Chhattisgarh)CG02
ChandigarhChandigarh/ MohaliCH01
Daman & DiuDamanDD01
Daman & DiuDiuDD02
DelhiDelhi/ New DelhiDL01
Dadra & Nagar HaveliDadra & Nagar HaveliDN01
GujaratAhmedabad/ GandhinagarGJ01
GujaratValsad/ VapiGJ13
Himachal PradeshBilaspur (Himachal Pradesh)HP01
Himachal PradeshHamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)HP03
Himachal PradeshKangra/ PalampurHP04
Himachal PradeshShimlaHP06
Himachal PradeshSolanHP07
Himachal PradeshMandiHP08
Himachal PradeshUnaHP09
Himachal PradeshKulluHP10
HaryanaYamuna NagarHR10
JharkhandBokaro Steel CityJH01
Jammu And KashmirBaramullaJK01
Jammu And KashmirJammuJK02
Jammu And KashmirSambaJK03
Jammu And KashmirSrinagar (J & K)JK04
KarnatakaBelagavi (Belgaum)KK02
KarnatakaDharwad/ Hubballi (Hubli)KK10
KarnatakaMangaluru (Mangalore)KK12
KarnatakaMysuru (Mysore)KK14
KarnatakaShivamoga (Shimoga)KK15
KeralaAlappuzha/ ChengannurKL01
KeralaErnakulam/ Angamaly/ MoovattupuzhaKL04
Madhya PradeshBalaghatMP01
Madhya PradeshBetulMP02
Madhya PradeshBhopalMP03
Madhya PradeshChhindwaraMP05
Madhya PradeshGwaliorMP06
Madhya PradeshIndoreMP07
Madhya PradeshJabalpurMP08
Madhya PradeshRewaMP11
Madhya PradeshSagarMP12
Madhya PradeshSatnaMP13
Madhya PradeshUjjainMP15
MaharashtraAurangabad (Maharashtra)MR04
MaharashtraMumbai/ Navi MumbaiMR16
PunjabPatiala/ Fatehgarh SahibPB08
TelanganaHyderabad/ Secunderabad/ Ranga ReddyTL01
Tamil NaduChennaiTN01
Tamil NaduCoimbatoreTN02
Tamil NaduCuddaloreTN03
Tamil NaduKanchipuramTN05
Tamil NaduKanyakumari/ NagercoilTN06
Tamil NaduMaduraiTN08
Tamil NaduNamakkalTN10
Tamil NaduSalemTN11
Tamil NaduThanjavurTN12
Tamil NaduThoothukudiTN13
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalliTN14
Tamil NaduTirunelveliTN15
Tamil NaduTiruvallurTN16
Tamil NaduVelloreTN18
Tamil NaduVirudhunagarTN20
Uttar PradeshAgraUP01
Uttar PradeshAligarhUP02
Uttar PradeshAllahabadUP03
Uttar PradeshBareillyUP04
Uttar PradeshFaizabadUP06
Uttar PradeshGhaziabadUP07
Uttar PradeshGorakhpurUP08
Uttar PradeshNoida/ Greater NoidaUP09
Uttar PradeshJhansiUP10
Uttar PradeshKanpurUP11
Uttar PradeshLucknowUP12
Uttar PradeshMathuraUP13
Uttar PradeshMeerutUP14
Uttar PradeshMoradabadUP15
Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagarUP16
Uttar PradeshSitapurUP17
Uttar PradeshVaranasiUP18
West BengalAsansolWB01
West BengalBurdwan (Bardhaman)WB02
West BengalDurgapurWB04
West BengalHooghlyWB06
West BengalHowrahWB07
West BengalKalyaniWB08
West BengalKolkataWB10
West BengalSiliguriWB11

UGC NET 2023 Admit Card

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release UGC NET 2023 Admit Card on All the Eligible Candidates, who had enrolled for the UGC NET 2023 Examination, can check the details for Admit Card by clicking on the link which will be updated here.

Click Here to Check UGC NET Admit Card Details

UGC NET 2023 Answer Key

After completion of the entrance exam, the board will publish the UGC NET 2023 Answer key. Candidates will be able to download the Answer key online mode. The Answer key will be released for both Paper – I and II in various sets containing all the right answers of the questions asked in the exam paper. Candidates can also challenge the answer key in case they are not satisfied with the answers given in it. After considering the challenges, a final answer key will be released by the board.

UGC NET Answer Key Details- Click to Check

UGC NET 2023 Result

After the completion of exams and the release of the answer key, the board will announce the result. The results will be released once the exam has been conducted. Students can check their results online mode by submitting their roll number and date of birth. Only the candidates who will qualify for the test by securing the cut-off marks will be called for the counselling process.

UGC NET Result Details- Click to Check

UGC NET 2023 Scorecard

The scorecard will be released along with the release of results. UGC NET 2023 Scorecard will mention various important details about the candidate and the entrance exam. These details will include the candidate’s name, course name, hall ticket number, total marks, marks secured by the candidate in Paper I and II, rank scored and percentage.

UGC NET 2023 Cut Off

UGC NET 2023 Cut Off will be published online by the authority after the entrance test. Separate category wise and subject wise merit lists will be drawn for the students successfully securing the cut off marks. In the below table we have mentioned the cut off marks for various categories as per last year trends:

CategoryMinimum qualifying marks (in %)
Paper – IPaper – II
General candidates40%40%
OBC - NCL/PWD/ST/SC candidates35%35%
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UGC NET Exam 2023- FAQs

Ans. UGC NET 2023 Exam is scheduled to be conducted from February 21, 2023 to March 10, 2023

Ans. The online registration for UGC NET 2023 Exam will be commenced from December 29, 2022 to January 17, 2023.

Ans. NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year - June and December.

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the exam. Candidates are awarded zero marks for an incorrect answer or a question left unanswered.

Ans. The upper age limit for UGC NET 2023 is 31 years.

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