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About UGC NET Exam

UGC NET Notification 2023 Out : UGC NET December 2023 notification was released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 30 September 2023. Every year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the UGC NET examination twice to determine eligibility for Assistant Professorship, Junior Research Fellowship or both for Indian universities and colleges.The online application process for UGC NET 2023 has started on 30th September 2023 and interested and eligible candidates can apply online before 28th October 2023 at 05:00 PM. NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year in the month of June and December. However, there is a provision to conduct UGC NET exam twice a year. A session of UGC NET 2023 (December 2023) will be conducted by the National Eligibility Authority (NTA) for the recruitment of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Universities and colleges.


UGC NET Exam Date

The online registration dates and other important dates for the UGC NET Dec 2023 exam have been announced along with UGC NET Notification 2023. The UGC NET Application Form 2023 filling process has been started on 30th September 2023 at www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Check the important dates for UGC NET 2023 as mentioned below. 

Events Dates
UGC NET Notification 30th September 2023
Release of Application form 30th September 2023
UGC NET Application Form Last Date 28th October 2023 (05:00 pm)
Last date to Pay Fee 29th October 2023 (11:50 pm)
Correction of Application Form  30th & 31st October 2023 (11:50 pm)
UGC NET Admit Card 2023 01st week of December 2023
UGC NET 2023 December Exam Date 06th to 22nd December 2023
UGC NET 2024 June Exam Date 10th to 21st June 2024
Official website www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in 

UGC NET Eligibility

Candidates should check and confirm their eligibility before applying for the exam. Candidates must fulfil certain conditions prescribed under NET exam eligibility criteria 2022, like age limit, educational qualification, and other parameters. NTA had recently made some changes in the UGC NET Eligibility, in which the age limit was also revised.

Along with the updated UGC NET age limit, UGC has announced the change in the qualification PG Degree. Read further to know more about eligibility.

Age Limit

UGC NET Age Limit 2022 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 Professor. Check out the age limit for both the post and varied categories below:

Profile Upper Age Limit
Reserved Category

SC/ST/OBC/PwD/

Transgender/

Women/ Army candidates

Candidates holding L.L.M. Degree
JRF 31 years 36 years 34 years
Assistant Professor No Upper Age Limit

UGC NET Admit Card

he NTA UGC NET admit card 2022 for the Phase 2 exam will be released on September 16 on the official website. Candidates will be able to download the admit card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website ugcnet.nta.nic.in.

  • Click on the Download Admit Card for UGC-NET Dec. 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles)' link.

  • Log in using the 'Application Number', 'Date of Birth' and 'Security Pin'.

  • Download the UGC NET admit card 2022.

  • Take the printout for future use.


UGC NET Syllabus

The UGC NET syllabus for both Paper 1 and 2 was revised by the NTA in June 2019. There has been no change in the UGC NET syllabus for all 83 subjects since 2019. The only change is the addition of the new subject 'Hindu Studies' for UGC NET Paper 2 in 2022.

UGC NET Syllabus 2023: Paper 1

UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus 2023 comprises topics from General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude, which is common and mandatory for all candidates. Check the complete UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 below.

Units Subjects Syllabus
Unit-I Teaching Aptitude
  • Teaching: Concept, objectives, levels of teaching (memory, understanding and reflective), characteristics and basic requirements
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (academic, social, emotional and cognitive), individual differences
  • Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution
  • Methods of teaching in higher learning institutions: Teacher-centred vs learner-centred methods; offline vs online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
  • Teaching support system: Traditional, modern and ICT based
  • Evaluation systems: Elements and types of evaluation, evaluation in Choice Based Credit Systems in higher education, computer-based testing, innovations in evaluation systems
Unit-II Research Aptitude
  • Research: Meaning, types, and characteristics, positivism and post-positivistic approach to research
  • Methods of research: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Steps of research
  • Thesis and article writing: Format and styles of referencing
  • Application of ICT in research
  • Research ethics
Unit-III Comprehension
  • A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage which needs to be answered.
Unit-IV Communication
  • Communication: Meaning, types, and characteristics of communication
  • Effective communication: Verbal and non-verbal, inter-cultural and group communications, classroom communication
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Mass-media and society
Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Types of reasoning
  • Number series, letter series, codes, and relationships
  • Mathematical aptitude (fraction, time & distance, ratio, proportion and percentage, profit and loss, interest and discounting, averages etc.)
Unit-VI Logical Reasoning
  • Understanding the structure of arguments: Argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, mood and figure, formal and informal fallacies, uses of language, connotations, and denotations of terms, the classical square of opposition
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)
Unit-VII Data Interpretation
  • Sources, acquisition and classification of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation (bar-chart, histograms, pie-chart, table-chart and line-chart) and mapping of data
  • Data interpretation
  • Data and governance
Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing
  • Digital initiatives in higher education
  • ICT and Governance
Unit-IX People, Development and Environment
  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment
  • Environmental issues: Local, regional and global; air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), climate change and its socio-economic and political dimensions
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance
Unit-X  Higher Education System
  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in post-independence India
  • Oriental, conventional and non-conventional learning programmes in India
  • Professional, technical and skill-based education.
  • Value education and environmental education
  • Policies, governance, and administration

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus

UGC NET paper 2 exam is subject-specific and based on the subjects chosen by the candidate. Paper 2 comprises 100 questions that hold two marks for each correct answer. The maximum mark in Paper 2 is two hundred. The candidates have to start preparing for the paper 2 exams from their university days as paper 2 is for specialisation. The candidates have to choose the subject that they have studied in their post-graduation for paper 2. 


UGC NET Exam Pattern

Before elaborating on the UGC NET exam pattern, let us have a look at the major highlights of both papers of the exam.

Particulars

UGC NET Paper 1 Highlights

UGC NET Paper 2 Highlights

Exam mode

Online

Online

Exam duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Type of paper

Common for all candidates

Subject-specific questions (82 Subjects)

Total questions

50

100

Type of questions

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks

100

200

Marking scheme

+2 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

+2 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

Language of paper

English and Hindi

English and Hindi


UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023 

The UGC NET 2023 exam contains two papers that candidates need to complete in a duration of three hours. Both Papers 1 and 2 contain objective-type questions and it is mandatory for candidates to attempt questions from both papers. 

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Total Marks

UGC NET Paper 1

50 

100

UGC NET Paper 2

100 

200

Total

150 

300

  • Candidates need to complete the UGC NET paper in a combined duration of 3 hours (180 minutes) without any break.
  • All the questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory.
  • The medium of the UGC NET question paper 2023 is in English & Hindi only. Candidates need to choose the medium carefully while filling out the UGC NET application form. 
  • Each question carries two marks.
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect responses.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023 for Paper 1

In UGC NET Paper 1, the official website of NTA informs, "The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate."

UGC NET Paper 1 Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

Research Aptitude

5

10

Reading Comprehension

5

10

Communication

5

10

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

Logical Reasoning

5

10

Data Interpretation

5

10

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

People & Environment

5

10

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

100


UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 2

Regarding UGC NET Paper 2 exam, the website informs, "This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper 2 will be compulsory."

Candidates need to choose the subject of the UGC NET Paper 2 from the given options of 82 subjects while filling out the application form. Candidates need to appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. Candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects, can appear in a related subject.


UGC NET Cut off

The UGC NET cutoff 2022 is released category-wise, paper-wise and subject-wise for all 82 subjects. The NTA releases the cut-off marks along with the declaration of the result. Candidates can download the NTA UGC NET cut-off list by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the cut-off link
  • Go through the cut-off marks
  • Download the PDF

UGC NET Qualification

UGC NET Qualification 2022 is given for candidates interested in the exam. CA/CS/ICWA is considered equivalent to the PG Degree. A chartered accountant is now eligible for the NET exam. Candidates who are in the final year of their post-graduation can appear for the exam. They have to produce their degree at the time of admission.
Category UGC NET Educational Eligibility
General Category At least 55% marks in Masters degree OR equivalent in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science
SC/ST/OBC Category At least 50% in Masters degree OR equivalent in education domains mentioned for the general category
Candidates holding Doctorate Degree An additional 5% marks relaxation for candidates who completed the PG program.

UGC NET How to Apply

Following are the complete details candidates need to know regarding the UGC NET 2022 application form:

  • The Application form has been released through online mode.
  • Candidates can fill the application from 30th April 2022.
  • The details filled by the candidates in the application form should be same as it appears in their 10th mark sheet, any alteration in the details can cause rejection of application form.
  • Candidates must fill the application forms as per the given instruction in the information brochure.
  • The application form must be filled before the last date of submission as no candidates are allowed to submit the application form after the prescribed date.
  • The last date of submission of application form is till 30th May 2022.
  • Candidates are advised to keep the printout of filled application form and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee:

UGC NET 2022 Application form fee can be submitted through online mode only. Candidates can use Net Banking Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI / E-Wallet for transaction of the application fee:

The application form fee for every category of candidate will be as follows:

Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
UR/ General candidates 1150/-
General EWS/ OBC NCL candidates 600/-
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender candidates 325/-

UGC NET 2022 Application Correction

The correction facility is provided by the NTA for every registered candidate individually. Candidates can rectify their mistakes within the given period of correction facility.

The correction window is opened from 31st May 2022 through online mode. Candidates have to complete the correction before the last date which is till 1st June 2022.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) UGC NET Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of UGC NET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the UGC NET exam. The syllabus of UGC NET comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of UGC NET syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of UGC NET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the UGC NET exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the UGC NET Exam?
A. To prepare for UGC NET exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download UGC NET Exam Syllabus PDF?
A. Candidates can download UGC NET exam syllabus PDF from our website for free. Candidates need to only register with us to download the exam syllabus.

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