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UGC NET 2023 Exam

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About UGC NET Exam

UGC NET or NET exam, which stands for University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test, is the gateway for the candidates who want to make their career in research work or want to impart education in universities and top colleges of India. The national-level exam is conducted twice in June and December of each year. UGC NET is one of the most prestigious exams in the country. The candidates who have completed a master's degree and want to pursue their career in research or lectureship in one of the central universities of the country have to take NTA UGC NET for counselling purposes. Rank holders in the exam get the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for research work.

After qualifying for the UGC NET Exam, candidates can apply for Junior Research Fellowship to pursue PhD from one of the important central universities. Besides this, candidates can go for Assistant Professor posts in the central universities.

UGC NET Exam Date

UGC NET exam date 2022 subject wise revised by the National Testing Agency for the Phase 2 exam. The exam is postponed to September 2022. National Testing Agency conducts the exam in two shifts, i.e., from 9 am to 12 pm, and the second shift from 3 pm to 6 pm for each subject.

Phase 2 Exam Date 2022

Check the important dates for the UGC NET exam in the table, including the exam date and other important dates. NTA has postponed the 64 subjects exam from September 20 to 30, 2022, which was earlier scheduled for August 12, 13, and 14, 2022. Check the latest available dates for the UGC NET here.

Events (June) Dates
UGC NET 2022 Notification Date April 30, 2022
Application form April 30, 2022
Last date to Apply April 30, 2022
Correction Window May 31 to June 01, 2022
Admit Card
  • Phase 1 - July 04, 2022
  • Phase 2 - September 16, 2022
UGC NET 2022 Exam Date
  • July 09, 2022
  • July 11, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • September 20 to 30, 2022
NET exam Answer Key Release Date 2022 To be notified
Result Announcement To be notified

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



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

  • 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

UGC NET syllabus 2022 is prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The NTA UGC NET Syllabus is different for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus includes topics from Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), People, Development and Environment and Higher Education System. The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus 2022 is common for all candidates. On the other hand, the UGC NET Paper 2 syllabus varies for all 82 subjects. Candidates need to choose the subject for Paper 2 while submitting the UGC NET application form.

UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET exam pattern comprises two papers- Paper 1 and 2. As per the prescribed UGC NET exam pattern, both papers contain multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete both papers in a single duration of three hours. Have a look at the detailed UGC NET exam pattern 2022 below.


Number of Questions


Paper 1



Paper 2






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 1100/-
General EWS/ OBC NCL candidates 550/-
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender candidates 275/-
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.
Q. Which is the best Mock test series for the UGC NET Exam?
A. At Studyclap, candidates can practice a complete set of Mock Test Series, along with a free mock test designed by our well qualified and expert faculty Team.
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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