UGC NET December 2023

Examination Details: UGC NET December 2023

The UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) is a nationally recognized examination administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) under the auspices of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Held biannually, this test serves the dual purpose of assessing candidates for the Assistant Professor position and granting Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian educational institutions. Here are key facets of the UGC NET:

Post Details

Educational Qualification
Degree RequirementMaster’s Degree or equivalent
Minimum Marks55% (50% for OBC, SC, ST, PwD, Transgender categories)
Age Limit (as of 01 December 2023)
Relaxation for Eligible Categories5 years for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Transgender
Age Criteria
JRF (Junior Research Fellowship)Maximum 30 years
Assistant ProfessorNo upper age limit
Examination Fee
Important Dates
Last Date of Online Application28 October 2023 (05:00 PM)
Date of Examination06 December 2023
Result Declaration10 January 2024
  1. Eligibility Criteria:
    • Candidates should possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent in the relevant discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for reserved categories).
    • Those in the final year of their Master’s degree are also eligible to apply.
    • The age limit for JRF is 30 years, while there is no upper age limit for those applying for the Assistant Professor role.
  2. Application Process:
    • Interested candidates can submit their applications online through the official NTA website.
    • The application fee varies based on the candidate’s category and the number of papers applied for. Payment can be made online via net banking, credit card, or debit card.
  3. Exam Pattern:
    • UGC NET comprises two papers, namely Paper I (common for all candidates) and Paper II (subject-specific).
    • Paper I consists of 50 questions, and Paper II comprises 100 questions. Both papers are conducted online, with each having a duration of 2 hours.
  4. Admit Card:
    • Eligible candidates can download their admit cards from the official NTA website. It is mandatory to have a printed copy of the admit card to appear for the examination.
  5. Results:
    • UGC NET results are typically declared on the NTA’s official website.
    • Successful candidates receive the UGC NET certificate, valid for two years from the date of issue.
    • Those qualifying for JRF are entitled to a monthly stipend for an initial two-year period, with the possibility of extension.

Important Dates:

  • Start Date for Apply Online Form: 03/10/2023
  • Last Date for Apply Online Form: 28/10/2023 [5:00 PM]

Important Links

Official WebsiteView Here
NotificationView Here
Online ApplicationApply Online

Note: Candidates are advised to carefully read the full notification before applying online.

[Disclaimer: This information is subject to change, and candidates are advised to verify details on the official website.]