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NTA UGC NET 2022 Exam Guide for JRF & Lectureship

UGC NET Exam 2022

UGC NET Study Plan

What is the UGC NET Exam?

NTA conducts UGC NET Exam to find aspirants who are eligible for the post of Assistant Professor, JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) or both.

Every year, lakhs of candidates register for this exam to become a lecturer or researchers in various fields. If you are willing to pursue a career in these fields, then appearing in the NTA NET 2022 Exam will be the best decision.

From 2022, National Testing Agency will conduct UGC NET Exam in two sessions (June & December) for 82 subjects.

This blog will help you know all the essential details about the 2022 exam. You can check the following -




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Highlights of NTA UGC NET Exam 2022


It is crucial to have complete information about the exam to prepare for it. Below are the key points that you need to know for the UGC NET 2022 Exam:


Exam Name

UGC NET Examination (University Grant Commission – National Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Exam Award

Certificate of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship

Mode of Exam

CBT (Online)

Medium of Paper

English and Hindi

Test Duration

180 minutes (3 hours) No break between Paper 1 and Paper 2

Total Questions


Total Marks


No. of Test Cities

541 Exam Cities

Number of Subjects


UGC NET 2022 Official Website or



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NTA UGC NET Exam Notification 2022


The notification for the ongoing UGC NET Exam was released on 30th April 2022. You should know all the latest updates on the exam.

As per the latest news, UGC NET Result for all phases December 2021 & June 2022 (merged cycles) has been released on the official website.

As per the update, UGC NET Final Answer Keys for all phases December 2021 & June 2022 (merged cycles) are displayed now on the official website.

Provisional Answer Keys and Question Paper with Recorded Responses for Answer Key Challenge for Phase I, Phase II and Phase III of UGC NET December 2021 & June 2022 (merged cycles) are displayed now on the official website.

UGC NET Admit Cards for the candidates whose exam is scheduled on 14 October 2022, are now available for download on the official website.

According to the recent UGC NET notification, NTA has released the Phase IV Admit Card for the exam to be held on 12th & 13th October. You can download your admit card by visiting the NTA UGC NET official website.

The advanced city intimation slip is released for the candidates whose exams are to be held on 12th, 13th, and 22nd October. Due to limited availability of examination centres, the candidates appearing in Oriya subject (Subject Code 23) have been divided into two slots & the exam for 2nd slot will be held on 22nd October.

NTA has released the admit card for UGC NET December 2021/June 2022 exam scheduled on 11th October 2022. Candidates can download their hall tickets from the official website using their application number and Date of Birth.

UGC NET admit cards for the candidates whose exams will be held on 8th & 10th October 2022, has been available to download on the official website.

The officials have released the advance intimation of the centre city for NTA UGC NET 2022 for exams scheduled on 8th & 10th October 2022.

NTA has released the UGC NET 2022 Admit Card for the exam date 29th & 30th September 2022.

UGC NET 2022 admit card for the exam to be held on 23 September has been released along with the subject and shift-wise schedule of Phase III.

As per the UGC NET December 2021/June 2022 merged cycle update, the city intimation slip for the exam to be held on 23rd September 2022 has been released.

The admit card for the exam to be held on 20, 21 & 22 September 2022 has been released.

The officials have released the subject-wise schedule of UGC NET 2022 Phase III exam.


S. No.

Subject Code


Date of Exam




29th September 2022




30th September 2022




30th September 2022




1st October 2022



Computer Science and Applications

8th October 2022




8th October 2022




10th october 2022



Political Science

11th October 2022




12th October 2022




12th October 2022




13th October 2022




14th October 2022



Mass Communication and Journalism

14th October 2022

14 08 Geography 22nd October 2022


You can check the official PDF of UGC NET Phase III exam schedule here.

The second phase of UGC NET 2022 exam which was scheduled on 12th, 13th and 14th August is postponed. The exam will now be conducted between 20th to 30th September 2022.

NTA will reschedule the exam for 9th July 2022, Shift - I due to a technical problem in few exam centres.

NTA has released a recent update about the UGC NET December 2021/June 2022 (merged cycle). The examination for the subjects of Telugu and Marathi that was scheduled to be held on 9th July 2022 has been postponed.

There will be no exam on 8th July 2022 and the exam schedule for the remaining subjects to be held between 12th, 13th and 14th August 2022 will be announced soon.

The correction window has opened from 31st May to 01st June 2022.

The Application Process for UGC NET December 2021/June 2022 has started from 30th April to 20th May 2022. The last date to apply has been extended till 30th May 2022.

NTA has introduced the new subject "Hindu studies" in the UGC NET Exam and made some changes to the syllabus. The new syllabus applicable from June 2019 has also been notified on the official website of NTA.

The National Testing Agency will conduct UGC-NET in December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles) for JRF and Lecturers in 82 subjects in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

NTA has released the information bulletin for UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 Merged Cycle on 30th April.

National Testing Agency has recently tweeted brief information about the UGC NET 2022 Exam Date. According to the tweet, the NET exam for December 2021 and June 2022 sessions will be merged. The exam will take place in the month of June 2022. Candidates who want to appear in it must check the latest update about the exam.

Below, we have provided you with all the important dates and the latest news of UGC NET 2022 and 2021 released by the officials. Check the UGC NET 2022 Notification and important dates in detail, and stay updated with all events.



UGC NET 2022 Exam Dates


NTA has released the important dates for the UGC NET 2022 exam. So, if you want to appear for the upcoming NET Exam, you should check the dates from the table given below.


Exam Activities

UGC NET 2022 Exam Dates

Online Application for UGC NET 2022

30th April to 30th May 2022 [Revised]

UGC NET Correction Form 2022

31st May to 01st June 2022 [Revised]

UGC NET 2022 Hall Tickets

Phase I - 6th July 2022

Phase II - 16th September 2022 [Revised]

Phase III - 20th September 2022

Phase IV - 3rd & 4th October 2022

UGC NET 2022 Exam Date

Phase I - 9th, 11th, 12th July

Phase II - 20th, 21st & 22nd September 2022

Phase III & IV - 23rd September to 22nd October 2022

Declaration of Result

5th November



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NTA NET 2022 Session – Statistics You must Know


It is important to have the information of previous NET Exam like: -

How many students appeared in NTA UGC NET 2022?

How many subjects are there in the exam? etc.

These stats will help you to get a better understanding of the exam. So, we have shared the NTA NET 2022 statistics below for your reference.


NTA NET Statistics

Stats (Approximate)

Candidates Registered


Candidates Appeared


Candidates qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only


Candidates qualified for JRF & eligible for Assistant Professor


No. of Subjects


Exam Centres


Exam Cities




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NTA UGC NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria


The conducting authority of the exam sets some guidelines to appear in the exam known as eligibility criteria. It is crucial to satisfy these criteria to apply for the exam.  

The eligibility for the NTA NET Exam 2022 has been decided based on two major factors i.e., education qualification and age limit.



UGC NET Exam 2022 Education Qualification –


If you have completed post-graduation or have enrolled for the master's, you can apply for this exam.

Candidates require 55% marks in their master’s degree for general/EWS category and 50% marks for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender.

PhD degree holders can also apply for the UGC NET 2022.



NTA NET 2022 Age Limit –


There is no age restriction to appear for the UGC NET 2022 Assistant Professor post.

If you want to apply for JRF, your age should be 31 years or less.

Here, check the detailed UGC NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam.



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UGC NET 2022 Application Form


An application form is the first process to register for the exam. If you want to appear in the NTA UGC NET 2022, then you should submit the UGC NET Exam 2022 form.

You can apply for the exam in just four easy steps: -

Step 1 – Go to the UGC NET 2022 official website ( and register for the 2022 Exam.

Step 2 – Fill in the personal and educational details in the online application form.

Step 3 – Upload your scanned Photograph and Signature as per the NTA NET 2022 guidelines.

Step 4 – Pay the application fee through SBI /Syndicate/HDFC /ICICI Payment Gateways i.e., Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking/Paytm.


To make it easier for applicants to apply appropriately and successfully, Eduncle has come up with the step-by-step procedure of the UGC NET 2022 Application Form along with a visual demonstration.



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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022


The Paper Pattern of NTA NET 2022 gives you knowledge about the exam and understanding of its methodology and marking scheme.

According to UGC NET 2022 Exam Pattern, the test will consist of two papers (Paper I & II).

NTA NET Paper 1 is common for all subjects. It is primarily designed to test your general awareness, comprehension, divergent thinking, and reasoning ability.

Paper-II is based on the selected subject (the subject you opt for).


Exam Pattern of NTA NET 2022

Paper I

Paper II

Total Marks



Number of Questions



Type of Questions

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Marking Scheme

No negative marking 


3 Hours (180 minutes)

Without any break.



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NTA NET 2022 Syllabus – Know about the Important Topics


Syllabus gives an idea of the topics asked in the exam. Before starting preparation for the exam, ensure that you have the updated NTA NET 2022 Syllabus of Paper 1 & your chosen subject.

The Syllabus of Paper 1 is common for all the subjects. In contrast, the Paper 2 syllabus will be based on the subject you have opted to appear in the exam.

Here, you will find the syllabus of Paper 1 along with the number of subtopics included.


NTA UGC NET Exam 2022 Paper 1 Syllabus

Total No. of Subtopics

Teaching Aptitude


Research Aptitude



A passage of text will be given. Questions will be asked from the passage.



Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


Data Interpretation


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


People, Development and Environment


Higher Education System


You can check and get the free UGC NET 2022 Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (all 82 subjects) here along with the list of their important chapters and topics.



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UGC NET 2022 Books, Study Material Recommendations by Experts


Good quality study material is very important for UGC NET preparation to score well in the exam. Eduncle provides the complete UGC NET 2022 Study Material to prepare for the 2022 exam that will help you to boost your preparation for a good result.

Below, you can check some of the best books for UGC NET Paper 1.


Books Name

Publication Name

Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper I – Teaching & Research Aptitude

Danika Publishing Company

NTA UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude

Arihant Publication

Go to UGC NET Paper 1 Guide

Disha Publication





UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers & Answer Key


Solving previous years' papers & sample papers designed by qualified faculty have always been the best technique to improve your UGC NET 2022 Exam scores.

The National Eligibility Test is one of the popular exams among postgraduate students. Every year, more than 10 lakh students register for each session, in which only 6% of them get selected for JRF and lectureship.

So, to prepare in the best way for the exam, we would suggest you to solve the Last 5 exams' UGC NET Question Papers along with their UGC NET Answer Key.

Solving previous years’ question papers help you in various ways like the idea of exam difficulty level, types of questions asked, important topics, etc. And with the answer key, you can get an idea about your accuracy level.

You can download the previous papers & solutions for the June and December sessions below.


General Paper 1




Computer Science




Political Science

Library Science





Other Subjects

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UGC NET 2022 Mock Test


Practicing is the best way to prepare for the exam, and mock tests will help you in it. By solving the NTA NET 2022 Mock Test, you can recall all the topics that you have covered. They will help you to increase your speed and accuracy, so that you can attempt as many questions as possible with maximum accuracy and score better in the exam.

NTA provides NET mock test papers for all subjects. You can also get the free UGC NET Mock Test from Eduncle. 



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NTA UGC NET 2022 Admit Card – Essential Document to Carry at Exam Hall


UGC NET 2022 Admit Card has been released. In order to attempt the exam, you must carry the NTA UGC NET Admit Card 2022 at the Examination Hall. You can download the Hall ticket from UGC NET official website.

The admit card for NTA NET 2022 Phase - II III & IV has been released on the official webportal ( If you have applied successfully for this exam then you must check the complete procedure and essential details regarding the UGC NET 2022 Admit Card.

Some other documents that you are required to carry for the NTA NET Exam 2022 with the admit card are: -

Passport Size Photo

Original Authorized Id Card

PwD Certificate (If Eligible)


You can check the procedure to download the NTA NET 2022 admit card below: -

Step 1 – Go to the UGC NET official website and click on the download admit card link.

Step 2 – Fill all the required details and submit it.

Step 3 – Now, check your admit card details and download it for further use.



How to Prepare NTA UGC NET 2022? Tips & Study Plan by Subject Experts!


If you are preparing for UGC NET Exam 2022, then you must study hard as the difficulty level of this exam is very high.

Hence, our experts have come up with the best study plan and tips that can help you to improve your scores:

Start your preparation with good study material.

It is important to follow a proper schedule.

Solving the question papers is the best way to recall all the syllabus topics.

According to the NTA NET Toppers, practice and revision are always a success mantra to crack the exam.

Enhance your study with UGC NET Preparation Tips by Experts.



Download NTA NET Previous 5 Papers along with the Answer Keys to analyze your preparation. 



UGC NET Result


Result is the outcome of your preparation, and they help you decide the path to your goal. For the proper idea and to strategize the preparation, you should check the previous year's cut-off marks to help you set your exam target.

Note - NTA has declared the 2022 Exam Result along with the cutoff on 5th November 2022. 

Eduncle has also given the complete cut-off for other categories and a step-by-step procedure to check the UGC NTA NET Cut Off Marks and UGC NET Results here.



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NTA NET Certificate


Conducting the National Eligibility Test and providing the award of certificates and JRF to the qualified candidates is the responsibility of NTA (previously, the University Grants Commission was responsible for releasing the certificate).

The certificates will be issued for those candidates who will qualify for the NTA NET Exam. The validity of the JRF certificate award is three years from the date of issue. At the same time, it is valid for a lifetime for a lectureship.

National Testing Agency takes 10 to 20 days to issue the certificates after the result declaration. With the certificate, you will get many benefits such as: -

You can apply for JRF and assistant professor in any reputed institutes across India.

You can take advantage of the scholarship & fellowship offered by UGC.

Note - NTA will release the UGC NET Certificates 2022, 4-5 months after declaring the UGC NET results. Click on the link to get the complete details of the UGC NET Certificate.



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What After Qualifying NTA UGC NET Exam 2022?


There are multiple options available after clearing NTA UGC NET Exam 2022. For e.g., Lectureship and Assistant Professor opportunities in UGC Approved Universities.

You can also get the following jobs through NET JRF: -

JRF (Junior Research Fellow)

PF (Project Fellow)

PA (Project Assistant/Associate)


Project Manager

Check other career scopes after qualifying for the exam through - NET Career Scopes.



NTA NET Exam Review


Before starting your exam preparation, it is important to know the difficulty level of the exam to make the study plan accordingly. UGC NET Exam Review will help you with it.

As per the previous exam students' feedback, the difficulty level of the UGC NET NTA Exam was: -

NTA NET 2021 Paper 1 was moderate level.

The overall difficulty level of Paper 2 was moderate to difficult.



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Frequently Asked Questions of NTA UGC NET Exam 2022


Here, we have covered the most asked Queries Regarding the UGC NET 2022 exam. Check them below: -


Query 1) How many times is the NTA NET conducted in a year?

Ans – NTA conducts the UGC NET Exam twice in June and December. The upcoming session of the December 2021 and June 2022 exams has been merged and is conducting in July, September & October 2022.


Query 2) How many subjects are available in NTA NET 2022?

Ans – UGC NET Exam 2022 will be conducted in 82 subjects.


Query 3) Will UGC NTA NET 2022 be conducted online?

Ans – Yes, UGC NET 2022 Exam will be conducted in online mode only.


Query 4) What are the passing marks for the UGC NET Exam 2022?

Ans – You will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in both papers. The approx. qualifying marks for the General category are 70% whereas, reserved category candidates require 60% marks.


Query 5) What is the salary of a UGC NTA NET qualified lecturer?

Ans – The salary of an Assistant Professor varies from INR 67000 to 75000 per month.


Query 6) How many attempts are allowed for NTA NET 2022 Exam?

Ans – For NET JRF, you can apply till 31 years of your age (reservation is available). There is no age limit for appearing in the NET UGC Exam for the post of Assistant Professor.


Query 7) Is it possible to apply for NTA NET 2022 in two different subjects?

Ans – No, you can only apply for one Subject of UGC NET 2022 in a session.


Query 8) Which subject I should choose for UGC NET 2022?

Ans – The subject from which you have pursued your master’s degree is the best to choose in UGC NTA NET.


Query 9) How tough is it to crack the NET 2022 Exam?

Ans – The difficulty level of the National Eligibility Test is tough. But you can crack it by adopting the right approach, smart study tips, and quality study material.


Query 10) Will questions repeat in UGC NET 2022?

Ans – There will be a very low chance of question repetition. But you may find the questions on the same topics and concepts.


Query 11) Can I change the exam centre in UGC NET Exam 2022?

Ans – Yes, you can change your NTA NET 2022 Exam Centre during the correction form.


Query 12) Which term will be correct for the NET 2022 Exam – CBSE UGC NET or NTA UGC NET?

Ans – The correct term is the NTA UGC NET Exam 2022, as the National Testing Agency conducts the exam since Dec 2018. Previously it was conducted by CBSE. 



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Here we have provided all the necessary details about UGC NET Exam 2022. We hope this guide provides all the information about the exam. 

Please share the article with NTA UGC National Eligibility Test 2022 aspirants if you find the article informative. If you have any queries, you can ask us in the comments box below.

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Showing 10 comments out of 59
  • Abhishek roy

    I have a question I have a Mba degree Can I give UGC NET in Economics? There are different sources but not even one correct information

  • Prachi jaiswal

    I'm msc agriculture statistics students can i apply UGC NET exam??


    Hello Prachi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    If you are a student of agriculture, you should appear for CSIR NET Exam. It is held to recruit candidates from science streams for the post of JRF and Lecturer.
    Thank You!!

  • Pooja

    hello sir mne m.a ki h sanskrit se or ab m net ki tyari krni ki such rani hu sanskrit se .kya ye aap first paper ki tyari ki leye helpful h.......?

  • Rushda ahmed

    I've completed my pharm.D, which subject will be best suited for me? I'm interested to work in the research field as jrf.


    Hello Rushad,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You should appear for CSIR NET Earth Science subject, if you have done Pharm D, and want to apply as a JRF.
    Thank You!

  • Shifa bose

    I have completed my masters in Environmental science can I give ugc net or csir in life sciences???


    Hello Shifa,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can apply for CSIR NET Earth Science, after completing master in in environmental science.
    Thank You!!

  • Tanya jaiswal

    I have completed my BTech in EEE and now i am pursuing MTech in vlsi. Do i have to give ugc net or csir net exam?


    Hello Tanya,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to give CSIR NET Exam.
    Thank You!!


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