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UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2022 and June 2023 cycles
Details of UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2022 and June 2023 cycles

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (NET) - December 2022 and June 2023 cycles

For Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both

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UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2022 and June 2023 cycles
Category : UGC Recruitment 2023
Published : On May 20, 2023 By Webindia123 Editor

Important Dates

Online Application Form Submission 10th May 2023
Last date for Applying Online 31st May 2023
Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of (SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI/HDFC BANK) 1st June 2023
Correction in Particulars of application form on the website 02-03rd June 2023
National Eligibility Test (NET) Between 13-22nd June 2023

On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges.

Till recently, the CBSE conducted the NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of spread across the country. The CSIR NET Exam is conducted two times in a year one the first phases is conducted in the month of July whereas the Second is in December.

From Dec 2022 onwards, the UGC- NET (for Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both), will be conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency). The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the website

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

The result of the UGC-NET to be held on  2023 will be made available
on NTA's website : as and when it is declared.

Eligibility :

  1. Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Masters Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (on the website: in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects at Post Graduation level attached as Annexure-IV)are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Masters degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

  2. Candidates who are pursuing their Masters degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Masters degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Masters Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ST/PwD category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

  3. Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC-NCL categories in the corresponding subject.

  4. The holders whose Masters level examination have been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e.from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

  5. Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects attached as Annexure-III, may appear in a related subject.

  6. Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to NTA. However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

  7. Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Masters degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), NewDelhi (

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

1.  NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.

 2. The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

3.  For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in INFORMATION BULLETIN : UGC-NET 6 NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET

Age Limit

(i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 30 years as on 01.12.2019. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

(ii)Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.


(i) Mode of Examination: The Examination shall only be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT). Wherever Online Examination has been used elsewhere in this booklet, NTA's UGC-NET application form, it means CBT only.
(ii) Pattern: The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.

Paper Marks Number of Question Pattern Duration
I 100 50 The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching
/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarilybe designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
II 200 100 This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper-II will be compulsory. 1¼ Hours (11.15 A.M. to 12.30 NOON)

Subject and Syllabus of Test:

The List of NET subjects and their Codes are given at Annexure-III.

 Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC website: and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities.

National Testing Agency will not provide the syllabus to individual candidates.


1. Candidates can apply for UGC-NET December, 2019 "Online" ONLY.

2. The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.

3. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website only.

4. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA's website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

5. Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.

6. Instructions for filling Online Application Form :

All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.

1. The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if step-2 and step-3 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
2. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
3. The entire application process of UGC-NET December, 2019 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/By Hand.
4. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA's website regularly for latest updates and to check their e-mails.

More details can be available from website.

Contact Details
 Address  : National Testing Agency (NTA)
C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre,
 Phone  : 0120-3946612
 Fax  :  
 Mobile  : 8076535482, 7703859909
 E-mail  : Contact I
 Website  :



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