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UGC NET Exam 2023 latest updates for JRF & Assistant Professor

UGC NET Exam 2023 Dates & 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

NTA UGC NET has announced the Advance Intimation For Allotment of Examination City to Applicants of UGC NET December 2023 on 1 December 2023.

Note: This is not the admit card for the examination. This is advance information for the allotment of the city where the examination center will be located, to facilitate the candidates.

Good News! For the UGC NET aspirants, NTA has announced the UGC NET Exam Dates for the December Session along with the UGC NET June 2024 Exam. 

UGC NET Exam 2023 cycle will be conducted from 6th December to 22nd December 2023.

The notification for the upcoming UGC NET Exam December session has been released. You should know all the latest updates on the exam.

UGC NET Exam December Session Application Form filling is started from 30th September 2023. Check the NTA UGC NET Official Website                                                                         

As Per The Latest Updates Nta has Released the E-Certificate for UGC-NET June 2023 cycle.

As Per the Latest updates NTA has released advance information regarding the allotment of the city centre for the UGC NET 2023 exam on the Official Website.

You can log in with your application number and date of birth to check the allotted city for UGC NET 2023 Phase I & II.

Net Exam December session conducted in Five Phase From 21st February 2023 to 16th March 2023. Now Qualified Candidates Can Download their e-certificate from the UGC Official Website.


UGC NET Exam 2023 Dates

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

Online Application for UGC NET 2023

30 September 2023 to 28 October 2023

UGC NET Correction Form 2023

Released soon

UGC NET 2023 Hall Tickets

First week of December 2023

UGC NET 2023 Exam Date

06th December 2023 to 22nd December 2023

Declaration of Result

Released soon


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UGC NET Exam 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 the General/EWS category and 50% marks for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender.

       ♦  PhD degree holders can also apply for the UGC NET Exam 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 maximum 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 that 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 an understanding of its methodology and marking scheme.

According to the 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 UGC NET Exam 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 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 UGC NET 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 Exam 2023 Application Form along with a visual demonstration.


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NTA NET 2023 Syllabus – Know about the Important Topics


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


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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Sample Theory Notes

Model Test Papers with Solution (Paper 1 & 2)

5 Previous Exam Papers with Answer Keys

Complete Study Plan for Paper 1

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Personalized Guidance by Subject Experts

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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 solve the Last 5 exams' UGC NET Question Papers along with their UGC NET Answer Key.

Solving previous years’ question papers helps 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 sessions below.


General Paper 1




Computer Science




Political Science

Library Science





Other Subjects

Download UGC NET Question Papers & Answer Keys



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 2023 Admit Card – Essential Document to Carry at Exam Hall


UGC NET 2023 Admit Card has been released. In order to attempt the exam, you must carry the NTA UGC NET Admit Card 2023 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 UGC NET Exam 2023 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 UGC NET 2023 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 2023 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 Last Session?
  • 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 UGC NET Exam 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







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 25th July 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, the June 2023 Result is declared on NTA Official Website.
  • As per the Latest News UGC NET June 2023 Score Card is Display on NTA UGC NET  Official Website.


        NTA UGC NET Result June 2023


In case any candidate faces difficulty in downloading the Result, 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 NETJune 2023 session (phase I-II) conducted between 13th June 2023 to 22nd June 2023.

                                      UGC NET JUNE 2023 CATEGORY WISE CUTOFFs                                    

Also You  can find all the Exam dates of UGC NET December 2023 with Subject Code :

S.No Date Subject Shift
1 13.06.2023 Commerce Shift 1
Physical Education
Commerce Shift 2
Library and Information Science
2 14.06.2023 English Shift 1
Home Science
English Shift 2
3 15.06.2023 Political Science Shift 1
Environmental Sciences Shift 2
Political Science
4 16.06.2023 History  
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Shift 1
Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)  
History Shift 2
5 17.06.2023 Computer Science and Applications Shift 1
Hindi Shift 2
6 19.06.2023 Education Shift 1
Geography Shift 2
7 20.06.2023 Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Shift 1
Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
20.06.2023 Bengali

Shift 2

Social Work
Human Rights and Duties
Indian Culture
Comparative Literature
Hindu Studies
Comparative Study of Religions
Museology & Conservation
Indian Knowledge systems
8 21.06.2023 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Shift 1
Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
Mass Communication and Journalism
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied
21.06.2023 Art/History of Art) Shift 2
Electronic Science
Public Administration
9 22.06.2023 Anthropology Shift 1
Forensic Science
Population Studies
Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/
Puranotihasa /Agama).
Tourism Administration and Management.
10 22.06.2023 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature Shift 2
Social Medicine & Community Health
Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre
Defence and Strategic Studies
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/Non-Formal Education.
Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies; West Asian Studies; South East Asian Studies;
African Studies; South Asian Studies; Soviet Studies; American Studies.
Women Studies
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
Buddhist; Jaina; Gandhian and Peace Studies
Folk Literature
French (French Version)


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).

  • As Per the latest updates NTA has released the E-Certificate for the December 2022 Qualified Candidates.
  • 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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Showing 10 comments out of 61
  • 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!!


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