UGC NET 2023: Application Form, Exam, Dates, Previous Papers

UGC NET 2023 exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in December 2022 and June 2023. It is a national-level examination conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency. This eligibility test is held for the “Assistant Professor” or “Junior Research Fellowship” for Indian students. We have mentioned complete details about UGC NET 2023, previous question papers, application form, exam date, pattern, etc.

Unfortunately, the previous year both the session exams were merged by the authorities into one exam, which will be conducted on 20 and 30 September 2022.

But, we expect the UGC NET 20233 exam to be conducted twice by the official authority. The tentative dates and other information for UGC NET 2023 are given below:

UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers

UGC NET 2023 Overview

Exam NameUGC-NET (University Grants Commission
National Eligibility Test)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam TypeOnline (Computer-Based Test)
Exam DateDecember 2022

UGC NET 2023 Important Dates

Before proceeding further, we have shared essential dates for UGC NET 2023, which may be very important for candidates. So below are the tentative dates for UGC NET 2023.

EventsDates (tentative)
Start date for submission of application form10 September 2022
Application Closing Date for Submission10 November 2022
Application Correction Date30 November 2022
Admit Card Availability5 December 2022
UGC NET 2023 Exam Date15 December 2023
Answer Key5 January 2023
Result announcement15 January 2023

UGC NET 2023 Application Form

The application forms for UGC NET 2023 will be released separately for December and June sessions. So, candidates will be able to apply for the December session in September 2022 and the June session in March 2023. The application form will be accepted only for eligible candidates, so candidates must check the eligibility criteria to avoid any rejection in the form.

The application form will be available online, and no other mode will be considered for filling the application form. There will be a limited facility of correction (if any) in the application form. Candidates can fill out the one application form through the official website. Following are the steps to submit the online application form.

Step 1: The link will appear on the home page. Click “Apply Now”.

Step 2: Complete the registration methods by entering your basic details. You will get your login details on your registered email ID and mobile number.

Step 3: Login and fill out the application form correctly. Upload the passport-size photograph and signatures in the prescribed format.

Step 4: Pay the application fee and click on submit. Once you submit the application fee, a confirmation page will appear on your computer screen.

Take a printout for future reference.

UGC NET Application Fee

The application fee will be deposited online through Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking. The application fee for different categories will be as follows:

General / URRs 1100/-
General-EWS/OBC-NCLRs 550
SC / ST / PWD / TransgenderRs 250/-

UGC NET Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the exam pattern before applying for the UGC NET exam:

  • Exam Mode: The exam for UGC NET 2023 will be conducted online (computer-based test).
  • Number of Questions: There will be 150 questions in the question paper.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will be multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Number of Papers: There will be two papers in the exam.
  • Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • Languages: Candidates can choose either English or Hindi to take the exam.
  • Marking Scheme: There will be 2 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking for the wrong answers.

The number of questions and marks per paper will be as follows:


See also – UGC NET 2022

UGC NET Previous Question Papers

UGC NET Previous Question Papers are essential for the preparation for exams. Because solving these question papers helps get an idea about the exam and understand the trend of questions.

To download the previous question papers, candidates can visit the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA). However, candidates who do not want to visit the official website can download the official previous question papers through the direct link in the table below. 

So prepare well for the UGC NET exam along with other competitive study books and previous question papers. These question papers will help a lot in understanding the upcoming exam trends.

You can download it from the official website of NTA. It is free for all candidates. If you want the question paper for 2019 and 2021, you can download it by clicking on the link below.

Check also:

How To Download UGC NET Previous Question Papers?

To download the Previous year’s question papers, visit the official website. Click on the ‘Downloads’ option to appear on the home page. Below, the option of the ‘previous year exam papers’ will appear.

Step1: Select the year, type of exam and paper. Click on the Search option for availability.

Step2: If available, you will find the download option for specific year papers.

Step3: Click on the download option to download.

UGC NET Previous Question Papers
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UGC NET 2023 Syllabus

The UGC NET syllabus will be different for both papers. When the syllabus will be updated and published officially, we will inform you here. The subjects will be from General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude, English, Law, Commerce etc. Candidates must keep checking the NTA website for the latest syllabus.

Q: Is there any negative marking in the UGC NET exam?

A: No, there is no negative marking for the UGC NET exam.

Q: What is the last date for submission of the application form for UGC NET 2023?

A: The last date for submission of the application form for the December session is September 2022, and March for the June session.

Q: Can I apply for UGC NET 2023 offline?

A: you can apply for the UGC NET exam only Online through the official website.

Q: What is the UGC NET exam duration?

A: The UGC NET exam duration is 3 hours.

Q: How many papers are in the UGC NET examination?

A: There will be two papers, Paper-I and Paper-II.

Q: What is the marking scheme in the UGC NET Exam?

A: The marking scheme is two marks for each correct answer.

Q: Can I pay the application fee through a debit card?

A: Yes, you can pay the application fee through a debit card, credit card and net banking.

UGC NET 2023 Admit Card

Admit card is an essential documents for candidates in the exam hall. It will be available on the official website; in order to download the UGC NET admit card, you must enter your login details. The admit card for UGC NET 2023 will be issued in December 2022, seven days before the exam.

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