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UGC NET 2023 - Exam Date, City Intimation, Notification, Updates

17 Feb 2023 13:05:43 PM

UGC NET 2023 city intimation slip has been released by NTA on its website. Candidates who will appear for the UGC NET December exam will be able to download the call letter soon. NTA is conducting the UGC NET exam from 21st to 24th February 2023. On the other hand, UGC NET June cycle exam will be held from 13th to 23rd June. The NTA will conduct the UGC NET exam for a total of 83 subjects. Candidates who qualify the UGC NET exam will be eligible to be appointed as Assistant Professors or Junior Research Fellowship or pursue higher education. 

UGC NET 2023 Exam

The National Testing Agency will soon release the UGC NET admit card on its website. The candidates who have applied for the UGC NET December exam will be able to download the admit card by visiting the official website. The admit card of UGC NET phase 1 will have details regarding the candidate's exam date, exam centre address, etc. 

Latest Updates on UGC NET Exam

UGC NET 2023 Exam Highlights

Here is a brief summary of the UGC NET 2023 exam. It highlights the major details related to the UGC NET exam. 


NTA UGC NET details

Exam Name

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test, UGC NET

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency, NTA

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Purpose of the exam

To appoint candidates for the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship or to pursue M. Phil/Ph.D

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Total Paper and Marks

Paper 1: 100 Marks

Paper 2: 200 Marks

Total Questions

150 MCQ (Each Paper)

Marking Scheme

+2 for each correct answer

No Negative Marking

Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Official website

ugcnet. nta. nic. in

Helpline No


UGC NET 2023 Notification

The National Testing Agency releases the UGC NET notification PDF on its website. The exam is held twice in a year, once in December and the other in June. On 29th December 2022, the UGC NET 2023 notification was released on NTA website. The notification consists of important information related to the exam such as the exam date, syllabus, pattern, application process and more. 

UGC NET notification 2023 has now been disclosed by the National Testing Agency on its official website for December 2022 cycle. The notification contains important information and dates about the UGC NET and JRF exams. Having the notification PDF will help candidates to stay updated on all the information required to know about the exam. Candidates can click on the direct link provided below to download the notification.

UGC NET Notification 2023 (December Cycle)

UGC NET 2023 Exam Date

NTA has released the UGC NET exam date on its website. Candidates can go through the complete UGC NET exam schedule in the following table below along with other important dates. 

Events of UGC NET Exam

UGC NET Exam Date

UGC NET 2023 notification released on

29th December 2022

Apply online begins on

29th December 2022

Last date to fill UGC NET application form

23rd January 2023

Application correction window

19-20 January 2023

City intimation slip release date

13th February 2023

UGC NET exam for December 2022 cycle - Phase 1

21st February to 24th February 2023

UGC NET Result

To be announced

UGC NET cut off

To be announced

UGC NET E-certificate

To be announced

What is UGC NET?

UG NET Full form is University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test. It is administered by the National Testing Agency twice a year. This exam is held to appoint candidates for the post of Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian Universities. 

UGC NET exam is held for a total of 83 subjects. Candidates who wish to pursue higher education in research i.e. Ph.D/M.Phil go on to appear for this exam. Prior to 2018, UGC NET used to be conducted by the CBSE. However, after 2018, NTA took the sole responsibility of conducting the exam. 

UGC NET 2023 Eligibility

Only those candidates apply for UGC NET 2023 exam who fulfill the UGC NET eligibility criteria. The eligibility for UGC NET consists of age limit, educational qualification, number of attempts and so on. We have specified the UGC NET eligibility below. In addition to this, there is an upper age limit relaxation for those who belong to the reserved categories.

UGC NET 2023 Age Limit

NTA has made changes in the UGC NET age limit for the post of Junior Research Fellowship. The following table displays the age limit for UGC NET 2023 exam.

Post Name

UGC NET Age Limit

JRF Age Limit 

Not more than 30 years as of 1st December 2022

Assistant Professor Age Limit

There is no upper age limit

How to Fill UGC NET Application Form 2023?

The candidates who fulfill the UGC NET eligibility criteria must fill out the UGC NET application form through the NTA website. The application form last date was 23d January 2023. Given below are the steps to fill UGC NET Application Form 2023:

  • Visit the website of NTA-
  • Click on the ‘Application form’ link mentioned on the bottom of the home page
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ to apply for UGC NET for the first time.
  • Enter the required details and complete the registration
  • Fill out the complete application form by entering other necessary details. 
  • Upload scanned pictures of passport size photo (10-200 kb) and signature (4-30 kb) in JPEG format
  • Pay the UGC NET application fee as per your category.
  • Save and submit the form and do not forget to download the confirmation page.

UGC NET 2023 Application Fee

All the candidates who apply for UGC NET 2023 exam must pay the application fee as per their categories. The application fee is non-refundable and must be paid through either online or offline mode.The category wise fee for UGC NET exam is as follows:

  • General/Unreserved: Rs. 1100/-
  • OBC-NCL: Rs. 550/-
  • SC/ST/PwD/Transgender: Rs. 275/-

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023

UGC NET exam pattern 2023 consists of two papers, paper 1 and paper 2. Both papers have multiple choice questions. The duration for UGC NET exam is 3 Hours for both papers. 2 mark is awarded for every correct answer and there is no negative marking in the exam. UGC NET exam pattern has been tabulated below.  


Number of Questions


Paper 1 (Teaching/Research Aptitude)



Paper 2 (Based on the core subject)






UGC NET Syllabus

UGC NET syllabus has a total of 83 papers. Each paper consists of a different syllabus. We have formulated the detailed UGC NET syllabus in the table below. Check the list of important topics related to the UGC NET subject wise syllabus PDF.


UGC NET Topics

Teaching Aptitude

Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding, and Reflective), Characteristics, and basic requirements.  

Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional, and Cognitive), Individual differences. 

Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment, and Institution.  

Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centered vs. Learner-centered methods; Off-line vs. Online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.). 

Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern, and ICT based.  

Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education,  etc

Research Aptitude

Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivism approach to research.  Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative an,d Quantitative methods.  Steps of Research.  Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.  Application of ICT in research.  Research ethics


A passage of text is assigned. Questions are asked from the passage to be answered.


Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.  Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.  Barriers to effective communication.  Mass-Media and Society

Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

Types of reasoning.  Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.  Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).

Data Interpretation

Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.  Quantitative and Qualitative Data.  Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.  Data Interpretation.  Data and Governance.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.  Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.  Digital initiatives in higher education.  ICT and Governance.

Logical Reasoning

Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.  Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.  Analogies.  Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.  Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.  Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).  Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)

People, Development and Environment

Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.  Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment.  Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.  Impacts of pollutants on human health.  Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.  Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.  Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance

Higher Education System

Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.  Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.  Oriental, Conventional, and Non-conventional learning programs in India.  Professional, Technical, and Skill Based education.  Value education and environmental education.  Policies, Governance, and Administration

UGC NET 2023 Study Material - Mock Tests, Previous Year Paper & Books

After going through the above-mentioned Exam Pattern & Syllabus of UGC NET 2023 Exam, the next step is to create a study plan and start working on it. The following study material will help you in preparing for UGC NET exam:

Previous Year papers: Candidates are advised to start their practice by solving some previous year question papers. Candidates can refer to the below link for downloading PDF Files of Previous year paper for free:

Download Previous Year Papers of UGC NET Exam

Best Books: Candidates can also refer to the list of Books recommended by Experts for clearing UGC NET 2022 Exam:

Mock Tests: Regular practice is required for achieving accuracy and high score in the exam. Candidates can Practice Mock Tests from the link given below:

Practice UGC NET mock test

UGC NET 2023 Admit Card

NTA issues UGC NET 2023  Admit Card to the candidates subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions. Candidates need to visit the official website of NTA UGC NET, i.e., and click on the link ‘Download Admit Card’. Candidates need to bring the Admit Card along with a passport size photograph affixed on it and one more passport size photograph to be affixed on the attendance sheet. So candidates are advised to keep the print copy of their admit cards in good condition and follow the instructions mentioned on the admit card before the day of examination.

Download UGC NET Admit Card 2023 

UGC NET 2023 Answer Key

NTA releases the UGC NET answer key 2023 on its website a few days after the completion of the exam. The official answer key allows you to raise an objection against the answer key to enable transparency in the examination system. In addition to this, the UGC NET answer key allows you to calculate your marks in the exam. 

UGC NET 2023 Result

After the completion of the UGC NET exam, the  result of the UGC NET exam will be declared on the official website. Candidates who took the exam will be able to view the UGC NET result 2023 by logging in with the login credentials. The result will display if they have qualified the exam or not. 



What is the Educational Qualification for UGC NET 2021 Exam?

General/EWS - 55%, ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ Transgender/ Ph.D Holders - 50% in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

What is the Age Limit for JRF & Assistant Professor Posts under UGC NET 2021 Exam?

JRF - 31 years, Assistant Professor - No Upper Age Limit

What are the Application Correction Dates for UGC NET June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycle?

7th to 12th September 2021

What are the online registration dates for UGC NET June 2021 Cycle?

10th August to 5th September 2021

What are the new Exam Dates for NTA UGC NET 2021 June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles?

6th to 11th October 2021

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