UGC NET 2023 Registration | Application from eligibility, Exam Date

UGC NET 2023: The eligibility of Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges are finalized through UGC NET examination.

The UGC NET 2023 examinations are organized by National Test Agency and the examinations are conducted twice in a year in the month of June and December. 

We will be discussing about UGC NET 2023 Registration, Application from eligibility, Exam Date and all other required details of UGC NET Examination  conducted on 2023. 

UGC NET registration has not yet begun and it will be notified on their official website.

What is the date for UGC NET exam 2023

UGC NET Exam 2023 will be conducted on the month of June and December.

Even though no specific date has been announced by the officials.

The application process will be begining from the 2nd week of March.

Following are the important dates to be kept in mind for UGC NET 2023

UGC NET 2023 EventsDate 
UGC NET NotificationMarch 2023
Release of Application formMarch 2023
Last date to Submit UGC NET ApplicationApril 2023
Last date to Pay FeeApril 2023
Correction of Application FormApril 2023
Downloading of UGC NET Admit CardMay 2023
UGC NET 2023 Exam DatesJune 2023
UGC NET Answer Key 2023June 2023
UGC NET Result DateJuly 2023

Process for Application of UGC NET 2023

The application form for UGC NET 2023 registration for the UGC NET Exam which will be held in the month of June will be out by the 2nd week of this month and the whole process will be online.

This window for online application for UGC NET will opened unto last week of April and the aspiring candidates must fill the form before the deadline ends.

The details in the application form should be filled correctly and cautiously as the candidates may be disqualified for any incorrect information given in the application form.

Therefore information brochure must be carefully read before filling up the application form.

After filling up the form, the candidates may keep the printout of filled application form and fee receipt for future reference.

After filling up the application form, the next step is to pay the application fees. The application fee details are given below: 

CategoryApplication Fee (in Rs.)
UR/ General candidates1000
General –EWS/ OBC – NCL candidates500
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender candidates250

How can I apply for UGC NET 2023?

You can apply for UGC NET 2023 examination through online. The link for applying will be notified in their official website.

The link of their official website is given above.

The whole process is online and you can just sit in your home or go to café to apply for UCGC NET 2023 Examination.

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Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET 2023

Foremost requirement is that the candidate must have a master’s degree or a equivalent degree  from a recognized board.

The general candidates must have obtained 55% marks in their master’s degree and in under graduation.

For SC/ST/PWD/OBC/Third Gender candidates, the marks obtained in their master’s degree and in under graduation should be 50%. 

Candidates who are awaiting their final results in master degree or candidates who have written their final examination can also apply for UGC NET 2023 examination.

For Junior Research Fellowship, the age limit is 31 years and for reserved candidates the age limit is extended to 36 years. For Assistant Professor, there is no upper age limit. 

Requirements to fill the UGC NET 2023 examination

The candidates who wishes to apply for UGC NET 2023 shall have an active mobile number and an email-id.

The candidates should have a scanned copy of mark sheets of class 10, class 12, Under Graduation and of their Master’s Degree.

Scanned passport size photograph whose size must range from 10 K.B. to 100KB and should have dimensions of 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).

The candidates must also have a scanned photo of their signature done in white background whose size must range from 4 KB to 30 KB and should have dimensions of 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).

If the candidates have opted for a category other than that of general than he should have the valid documents to establish that he belongs to that category.

At last the candidate must have banking fetails through which application fees is paid.

UGC NET 2023 Examination Syllabus

The papers are so designed so as to check different skills of the candidate.

Paper 1 if UGC NET Examination consists of tests teaching and reasoning ability, research aptitude, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of the candidate.

Paper 2 of UGC NET Examination consists of subjects chosen by the candidates.

It tests the candidate’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in their respective subject.

UGC NET 2023 Exam Pattern

UGC NET Exam will be done through online mode at the given examination centre through computer having pre installed software specifically developed for the examination.

UGC NET Examination consists of two papers of which paper 1 is compulsory for all candidates and the candidates need to opt for their subject of paper 2. 

Paper 1 of UGC NET Exam consists of 50 questions and all of which are compulsory to attend.

The 50 questions are divided into 10 sections Given below are the details of the paper 1 of UGC NET Examination:

UGC NET Paper 1 SectionsQuestions in UGC NET Paper 1UGC NET Paper 1 Marks
Teaching Aptitude510
Research Aptitude510
Reading Comprehension510
Reasoning (including Maths)510
Logical Reasoning510
Data Interpretation510
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)510
People & Environment510
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration510

Paper 2 consists of subjects that we have chosen. All total there will be 81 subjects of which we have to opt for.

There will be 100 questions of MCQ Type, therefore you will have to choose the appropriate option out of the 4 given options and all questions are compulsory.

Each question consists of 2 marks and there will be duration of 2 hours to complete the paper.

You can download the UGC NET 2023 Syllabus PDF from

For every right answer you will get 2 marks for both paper 1 and paper 2 of UGC NET Examinations.

There is no negative marking scheme and therefore you must attempt every questions of both aper 1 and paper 2.

Thereby you may use calculative guess work instead of skipping the questions that you don’t know.

What is UGC NET Salary?

UGC NET Salary differs as per the post of UGC. For Assistant Professor, the salary range as per the pay scale is between Rs. 37,400 to Rs. 67,000.

For JFR, the salary scale is Rs. 31,000 each month for the first two years after which they will get a minimum salary of Rs. 35,000.

Final Words

UGC NET Examination are to check the eligibility of candidates who are aspiring to become Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship. 

The national level examination is conducted twice a year in the month of June and December.

This examination was at first conducted by CBSE which was taken over by National  Test Agency.

The qualifiers of UGC NET 2023 Examination have several job benefits as they get the opportunity to work in one of the best universities, laboratories and institutes. 

They would also get preference over others in job interview and selection. UGC NET Qualifiers will also get easy promotions and other benefits in their existing job.

Therefore one must try harder to qualify the examination even though the qualification process of UGC NET is tough but the benefits are at large.

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