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UGC NET 2023 Exam latest updates for JRF & Assistant Professor



UGC NET JUNE 2023 Application Form Date & Study Plan

What is the UGC NET Exam?

NTA conducts UGC NET Exam to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship & Lecturership’ in Indian universities and colleges.

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 2023 Exam will be the best decision.

This Year, National Testing Agency will conduct UGC NET Exam in two sessions (June & December) for 83 subjects. To know all the important details about the UGC NET June 2023 Exam check the following details –




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NTA UGC NET Exam Notification 2023


The notification for the upcoming UGC NET Exam was released in January 2023. You should know all the latest updates on the exam.

UGC NET 2023 Exam Dates

NTA has released the important dates for the UGC NET 2023 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 June 2023 Exam Dates

Online Application for UGC NET 2023

10th June 2023 to 31 May 2023

UGC NET Correction Form 2023

2nd June 2023 to 03 June 2023

UGC NET 2023 Hall Tickets

June 2023

UGC NET 2023 Exam Date

13th June 2023 to 22nd June 2023

Declaration of Result



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UGC NET 2023 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 UGC NET Exam 2023 has been decided based on two major factors i.e., education qualification and age limit.

UGC NET Exam 2023 Education Qualification –

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

       ♦  Candidates require 55% percent 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 JUNE 2023.

NTA UGC NET 2023 Age Limit –


       ♦  There is no age restriction to appear for the UGC NET 2023 Assistant Professor post.

       ♦   If you want to apply for JRF, your age should be 30 years or less.

Age Relaxation for JRF

University Grant Commission provides some relaxation in the upper age limit for UGC NET-JRF aspirants, such as:



Age Relaxation

OBC, ST, SC, PWD, Transgender and Women Applicants

5 years

Research Experience (only if an approved university or institute produces the certificate)

5 years

L.L.M. Degree

3 years

Armed Forces

5 years

Here, check the detailed UGC NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam.

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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, the

reservation of seats shall be as follows:



 Category Reservation  
1 Scheduled Caste (SC)                             15%
2 Scheduled Tribe (ST)  7.5%
3 Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 27%
4 General-Economically Weaker Sections (General- EWS) 10%
5 Person with Disability (PwD) 05%



Note:- The percentage has been increased from 4% to 5 %, vide Decision dated 05.04.2022 of the Commissioner under Section 32 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.


UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023

The Paper Pattern of NTA NET 2023 gives you knowledge about the exam and understanding of its methodology and marking scheme.

According to UGC NET 2023 Exam Pattern, the test will consist of two papers (Paper I & II).

NTA UGC NET Paper 1 is common for all subjects. It is primarily designed to test your Research Aptitude (Research Ethics, Research Methodology, Types of Research, Thesis Writing Application of ICT in Research) and Teaching Aptitude (Methods of Teaching, Nature of Teaching, Factors affecting teaching, Evaluation system, Learner’s characteristics, Teaching aids).

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


Exam Pattern of NTA UGC NET 2023

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.

Exam Mode Online/ CBT
Medium  English/ Hindi



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UGC NET 2023 Online Form

An application form is the first process to register for the exam. If you want to appear in the NTA UGC NET 2023, then you should submit the UGC NET Exam 2023 form.

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

» Step 1 – Go to the UGC NET 2023 official website ( ) and register for the 2023 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 2023 guidelines.

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


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NTA NET 2023 Syllabus – Know about the Important Topics

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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 2023 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 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 2023 Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (all 83 subjects) here along with the list of their important chapters and topics.

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UGC NET 2023 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 updated UGC NET 2023 Study Material to prepare for the 2023 exam that will help you to boost your preparation for a good result.

Below, you can check some 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/JRF/SET Teaching & Research Aptitude (General Paper-I)

Upkar Publication



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Solving previous years' papers & sample papers designed by qualified faculty have always been the best technique to improve your UGC NET 2023 Exam scores.

The National Eligibility Test is one of the popular exams among postgraduate students. Every year, more than 8 lakh students register for each session, in which only 6% of them get selected for JRF and Assistant Professor.

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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Know what type of questions are asked in the exam by solving NTA NET Last 5 Exams Question Papers. Download Here!


UGC NET 2023 Mock Test

Practicing is the best way to prepare for the exam, and mock tests will help you with it. By solving the NTA NET 2023 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  


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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.

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 2023? Guidance & Study Plan by Subject Experts!


If you are preparing for UGC NET Exam 2023, 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 updated 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.


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NTA UGC NET December 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 December 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 Centers


Exam Cities







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 2023 Exam Result along with the cutoff on 14th April 2023. 

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.

  • As per the Latest News UGC NET December 2022 Result is declared on NTA Official Website.
  • As per the Latest News UGC NET December 2022 Score Card is Display on NTA UGC NET  Official Website.

NET Dec 2022 - Score Card

  • In case any candidate faces difficulty in downloading the Score Card, he/she can mail at For more updates or latest news keep visiting the Official website of Eduncle.
  • Display of Provisional Answer Key(s) and Question Paper with Recorded Responses for inviting Challenges to the Provisional Answer Key(s) of UGC NET December 2022 session (phase I-V) conducted between 21 February 2023 and 16 March 2023.

                                                                   Net Dec 2022 - Final Answer Key


Also You  can find all the Exam dates of UGC NET December 2022 with Subject Code :

Subject Code Subjects Date of Exam
39 French 21-Feb-23
102 Hindu Studies  21-Feb-23
82 Forensic Science  21-Feb-23
42 Persian  21-Feb-23
41 Russian  21-Feb-23
81 Social Medicine & Community Health  21-Feb-23
45 Japanese  21-Feb-23
44 German 21-Feb-23
24 Punjabi 21-Feb-23
29 Arabic  21-Feb-23
35 Manipuri  21-Feb-23
85 Konkani  21-Feb-23
18 Maithili  21-Feb-23
66 Museology & Conservation  21-Feb-23
103 Indian Knowledge System  21-Feb-23
92 Human Rights & Duties  21-Feb-23
90 Politics including International Relations/International Studies, Including Defence/Strategic Studies; West Asian Studies East, Asian Studies; African Studies; South Asian Studies; Soviet, Studies; American Studies. 21-Feb-23
60 Buddhist; Jaina; Gandhian and Peace Studies 21-Feb-23
27 Telugu 21-Feb-23
100 Yoga 21-Feb-23
74 Women Studies  21-Feb-23
71 Folk Literature  22-Feb-23
22 Malayalam 22-Feb-23
33 Dogri 22-Feb-23
84 Kashmiri 22-Feb-23
37 Gujrati  22-Feb-23
28 Urdu 22-Feb-23
88 Electronic Science  22-Feb-23
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature  22-Feb-23
95 Santali  22-Feb-23
94 Bodo 22-Feb-23
91 Prakrit 22-Feb-23
62 Comparative Studies Of Religions 22-Feb-23
7 Anthropology 22-Feb-23
50 Indian Culture  22-Feb-23
67 Archaeology 22-Feb-23
83 Pali 22-Feb-23
65 Performing Arts – Dance/Drama/Theater 22-Feb-23
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies  22-Feb-23
15 Population studies 22-Feb-23
31 Linguistics  23-Feb-23
43 Rajasthani 23-Feb-23
101 Sindhi 23-Feb-23
16 Music 23-Feb-23
36 Assamese 23-Feb-23
68 Criminology 23-Feb-23
11 Defence and Strategic Studies  23-Feb-23
34 Nepali 23-Feb-23
73 Sanskrit traditional subjects(including)Jyotisha/Sidhanta jyotish 23-Feb-23
Navya Vyakarna/Vyakarna/Mimansa/Navya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka
Darsan/Shukla Yajurveda/Madhav Vedant/Dharmasasta/Sathiya/Puranothiasa
93 Tourism Administration and Management.  23-Feb-23
72 Comparative Literature  24-Feb-23
79 Visual art(including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied art/History 24-Feb-23
of Art
46 Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non Formal Education 24-Feb-23
32 Chinese 24-Feb-23
40 Spanish 24-Feb-23
3 Philosophy 24-Feb-23
19 Bengali 24-Feb-23
6 History 28-Feb-23
30 English 01-Mar-23
1 Economics 02-Mar-23
47 Physical Education 02-Mar-23
14 Public Administration  02-Mar-23
80 Geography 03-Mar-23
63 Mass Communication and Journalism  03-Mar-23
8 Commerce 04-Mar-23
20 Hindi  05-Mar-23
21 Kannada 05-Mar-23
26 Tamil 05-Mar-23
38 Marathi 05-Mar-23
2 Political Science 06-Mar-23
5 Sociology  11-Mar-23
87 Computer Science & Application  11-Mar-23
58 Law 12-Mar-23
17 Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing / Marketing Mgt. /  12-Mar-23
Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt. / Personnel Mgt. / Financial Mgt. /
Co-operative Management)
23 Oriya 13-Mar-23
89 Environmental Sciences 13-Mar-23
12 Home Science 13-Mar-23
59 Library and Information Science 13-Mar-23
55 Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ Labour and  14-Mar-23
Social Welfare / Human Resource Management
9 Education 14-Mar-23
10 Social Work 14-Mar-23
4 Psychology 15-Mar-23
25 Sanskrit 15-Mar-23


NTA UGC NET Certificate & Selection Process

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 for December 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 2023?


There are multiple options available after clearing NTA UGC NET Exam 2023. 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)
  • Author
  • Project Manager

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




NTA UGC 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  NTA UGC NET Exam was: -

  • NTA NET 2022 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 2023


Here, we have covered the most asked Queries Regarding the UGC NET 2023 exam. Check them below: -


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

Ans – NTA conducts the UGC NET Exam twice in June and December. The upcoming session of the exams are in June 2023 and December 2023.


Query 2) How many subjects are available in NTA NET 2023?

Ans – UGC NET Exam 2023 will be conducted in 83 subjects.


Query 3) Will UGC NTA NET 2023 be conducted online?

Ans – Yes, UGC NET 2023 Exam will be conducted in online mode only.


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

Ans – You will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in both papers. The approx. qualifying marks for the General category are 40% or (78 Percentile) whereas, reserved category candidates require 35% aggregate marks.


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

Ans – The salary of an Assistant Professor varies from INR 50000 to 75000 per month.


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

Ans –There is no limit for appearing in the UGC NET Exam for the post of Assistant Professor.


Query 7) Is it possible to apply for UGC NET 2023 in two different subjects?

Ans – No, you can only apply for one Subject of UGC NET 2023 in a session.


Query 8) Which subject I should choose for UGC NET 2023?

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 2023 Exam?

Ans – The difficulty level of the National Eligibility Test is tough because as per the UGC policy, 6% of those candidates who appear in both the papers and obtain minimum qualifying marks in aggregate of both the papers are declared NET qualified.  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 2023?

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 center in UGC NET Exam 2023?

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


Query 12) Are professional qualifications, viz. Chartered Accountancy (CA) / Company Secretary / Indian Cost & Works Accountancy (ICWA) valid qualifications to appear in NET?

Ans - Yes


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Here we have provided all the necessary details about UGC NET Exam 2023. We hope this guide provides all the information about the exam. 

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  • 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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