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What is UGC NET Exam ?

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam organized in order to determine the eligible candidates for Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Assistant Professor posts in Indian universities & colleges.

UCG NET 2023 Highlights

UCG NET is conducted every year. Candidates who are interested can check the full details about UGC NET notification 2023 Syllabus,Qualification etc. From the table given below you can get quick overview about UGC NET Exam & all.

UCG NET 2023 Notification
Exam Name UGC NET(University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)
Organizational Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of the Exam National
Exam Duration 03 hours, No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2
Mode of Examination Online
Total No.s of Questions 150 questions
Total Marks 300
Negative Marks No
Fee Payable by Candidates General/Unreserved
UGC NET Official Website or

UCG NET 2023 : Importants Dates

UGC NET Exam date has been released on the official website. Candidates can now check the UGC NET Exam Time Table in the table mentioned below . In the table given below, all details are given like UGC NET 2023 Notification, Exam Date, etc. According to the official notification of UGC NET 2023, the Exam date has been announced. In the below given table you will get all UGC NET 2022 Exam date relatable information.

Important Dates
Events Date
UGC NET 2023 Notification Last week of October
UGC NET Application Begins Last week of October
Last Date of Application Form November last week
Last Date for Fee Payment November last week
UGC NET 2023 Application Correction Date November last week
UGC NET 2023 Admit Card 1st week of February
UCG NET 2023 Exam Dates End of February
UCG NET 2023 Results Dates Notified Later
// Exam Time Table will be shared after announcement of application form dates//

UGC NET 2023 Application Form

UGC NET 2023 Notification Exam form have been not started yet.

UGC NET 2023 Application Fees

The UGC NET 2023 Application Fee is different for different category. The application fee is non-refundable in all the case. Candidates can do the payment of the UGC NET Application fee online by Credit Card/Debit Card & Net banking. Payment can also be done by bank challan with the help of any branch.Fee details are given as follows.

Category FEE
General/Unreserved Rs. 1100/-
Gen-EWS*/ OBC-NCL** Rs. 550/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 275/-

UGC NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying candidate must go through the UGC NET 2022 notification.

UGC NET 2023 Educational Qualification

Candidates who have scored minimum 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s OR equivalent exam from universities/ institutions that are recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) & Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science, etc. are eligible for this Exam.

For Reserved Categories: The OBC belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ persons with disabilities(PwD) category candidates who have scored minimum 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s or equivalent exam are eligible for this test.

For SET Candidates: The candidates who have qualified the States Eligibility Test (SET) conducted by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET & are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor all over in India.

For Transgender Candidates: The transgender category would be eligible to have the same benefits of relaxation like in fee, age, & qualifying criteria for NET (JRF & Assistant Professor) as provided to SC/ST/PwD categories.

UGC NET 2023 Age Limit & Relaxation

Posts Unreserved Category SC/ST/OBC/PWD Candidates having L.L.M. Degree
Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) 30 years 35 years 33 years
Assistant Professor No Age Limit

UGC NET 2023 Exam Pattern

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023: The test will have two papers. Both the papers will have only objective-type questions without break. In the table given below, candidates must check all details about New UGC NET 2023 Exam Pattern.

Paper Marks Number of Questions (All Compulsory) Duration (First Shift) Duration (Second Shift)
I 100 50 3hr (9 am to 12 pm) No Break 3hr (3 pm to 6 pm) No Break
II 200 100 3hr (9 am to 12 am) No Break 3hr (3 pm to 6 pm) No Break

UGC NET 2023 Syllabus

The UGC NET 2023 syllabus of the National Eligibility Test (NET) is different for different subjects available. There are more than 100 subjects that are included in NET. Candidates should prepare from the syllabus given by NTA to qualify the exam. Check the link that is given below for UGC NET 2023 Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2 released by NTA in PDF form.

Paper Download Pdf
Paper I Click here
Paper II Click here

UGC NET 2023 Selection Process

The no. of candidates to be qualified for Assistant Professor shall be equal to 6% of the total candidates who have appeared in both the papers of NET Exam.

In order to be considered for ‘JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor’ & for ‘Assistant Professor’, the candidate must have to be appeared in both the papers & scored minimum 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for the General category candidates & minimum 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for all candidates who belongs to the reserved categories

UGC NET 2023 Exam Admit Card

The UGC NET Admit Card 2023 has been released by The National Testing Agency (NTA). The admit card download link will be activated by the NTA on the official site of UGC NET at


Eligible candidates can check for the Examination Centre, Date, and Shift (Timing) in their UGC NET 2022 Admit Card..

UGC NET 2023 Exam Answer Key

The final answer key will be out on the official website by NTA after the examination is held. The candidates who have given the test have to login to the official website to check the question paper and their marked answers in the final answer key.


UGC NET 2023 Notification Exam Result

Once the examination is completed the result of UGC NET 2023 will be out along with the score card on the official website by NTA. Candidates can check their results from the official website & download the scorecard of UGC NET 2023 by log in to their registered accounts using the application number & date of birth/password.


UGC NET 2023 Cut Off

UGC NET 2023 Cut Off will be released by the NTA after the exam. Category wise & subject wise cutt-off & merit lists will be displayed on the official website. In the table given below, we have mentioned the UGC NET last year’s trends cut off marks for various categories.


Category Minimum qualifying marks (in %)
General candidates 40%
OBC – NCL/PWD/ST/SC candidates 35%