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The National Testing Agency (NTA) invites online applications for University Grants Commission (UGC) NET - 2023. NTA will conduct UGC-NET December 2023 for ‘Junior Research Fellowship’ and eligibility for ‘Assistant Professor’ edition in 83 subjects in CBT mode. All eligible and interested male and female candidates can apply online at UGC NET official website from 30th September 2023 to till the application last date 31st October 2023 for UGC – NET December 2023.

Interested candidates read the full notification carefully, before applying online.

News:- UGC NET December 2023 online application submission last date has been extended till 31st October 2023.

News Date:- 28 October 2023


University Grants Commission-NET 2023

Important Dates

  • Application Start Date: 30-09-2023
  • Application Last Date: 31-10-2023 (Extended)
  • Fee Payment Last Date: 31-10-2023
  • Examination Date: 06-12-2023 to 22-12-2023

Application Fee

  • General/ Unreserved: Rs.1150/-
  • Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL: Rs.600/-
  • SC/ ST/ PWD: Rs.325/-
  • Pay Fee Through Net Banking Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI ).

UGC NET December 2023 Schedule

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application Form 30 September 2023 to 31 October 2023 (upto 11:59 P.M.)
Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee 31 October 2023 (upto 11:59 P.M.)
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 01 – 03 November 2023 (upto 11:59 P.M)
Intimation of Cities of exam centres Last week of the November 2023
Downloading of Admit Card by the Candidate from NTA Website First week of the December 2023
Dates of Examination 06 December 2023 to 22 December 2023
Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys on the Website To be announced later
Declaration of Result on NTA website To be announced later

UGC NET December Eligibility Criteria

General/ UR /General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent in Humanities and Social Science (including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. List of subjects at Post Graduation level is attached as Appendix -V. The OBC belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/ SC/ ST/ PwD / Third gender category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s 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 Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC-NCL/ SC / ST / PwD / Third gender category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Master’s 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.

Age Limitation:

  1. JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.12.2023
  2. Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.

UGC NET December 2023 Notification PDF

Online applications are invited from eligible male and female candidates for University Grants Commission (UGC) NET - 2023 for December edition by the The National Testing Agency (NTA). The online applications will be accepted from 30 September to 31 October 2023. The exam will be conducted from 06 December to 22 December 2023. Before apply online candidates must read the Information Bulletin carefully, you can download Information Bulletin in PDF through given link as under:

NTA UGC NET December 2023 Summary

Test Agency National Testing Agency
Test Name University Grants Commission (UGC)-NET 2023
Test Edition December 2023
Department Department of Higher Education
Application Start Date 30 September 2023
Application Last Date 31 October 2023
Exam Date 06 December to 22 December 2023
Download Notification UGC NET Notification 2023
Apply Online For UGC NET 2023

UGC NET 2023 Normalization Procedure

  1. For multi-shift papers, raw marks obtained by the candidates in different shifts/sessions will be converted to NTA Score (percentile).
  2. The detailed procedure on NTA Score being adopted is available on NTA website under Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score.
  3. In case a subject test is conducted in multi-shifts, NTA Score will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate. The calculated NTA Score for the Raw Marks for all the shifts/sessions will be merged for further processing for deciding the allocation.
  4. In the events of the percentiles for the multi-shifts being dissimilar / unequal, the lowest will be the eligibility cut-off for that category for all candidates (i.e. all shifts).
  5. For Example: In the examination held in two shifts, if the 40% marks correspond to a Percentile score of 78 in Shift 1 and 79 in Shift 2, then all those equal to or above 78 percentiles (Percentile score of 100 to 78) in both shifts will become eligible in General Category. Similar method will be adopted for the other categories to determine eligibility cutoffs. In case the examination is held in a greater number of shifts the same principle shall apply.

UGC NET 2023 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The Examination shall be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers.

Paper Marks Number of Questions MCQ Total duration
I 100 50 The questions in Paper I intends to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinkingand general awareness of the Candidate. 03 hours (180 minutes) without any break. All the questions are compulsory.
II 200 100 This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge.

Updated Syllabus for all NET Subjects can be downloaded from the UGC website:

UGC NET Exam Medium of Question Paper

  1. The medium of Question Paper shall be in English & Hindi only
  2. Option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully chosen by the Candidate, while filling the Application Form online. The option once exercised cannot be changed.
  3. Candidates opting for Hindi medium in the Application Form will be given bilingual paper, but candidates opting for English medium will be given English version only.
  4. Candidates are required to answer in the medium as per option exercised in the Application Form.
  5. In case of any ambiguity in translation/ construction of a question in the exam, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard.

Marking Scheme of UGC NET 2023

  1. Each question carries 02 (two) marks.
  2. For each correct response, candidate will get 02 (two) marks.
  3. There is no negative marking for incorrect response.
  4. No marks will be given for questions un-answered/un-attempted/marked for Review.
  5. To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as correct option
  6. If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous or has multiple correct answers, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answers would be given the credit.
  7. If a question is found to be incorrect and the Question is dropped, then two marks (+2) will be awarded to all those who have appeared in the exam. The reason could be due to human error or technical error.

Code of UGC-NET Subject 2023

Subject Subject Code Subject Subject Code
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. 46 Anthropology 07
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 49 Arabic 29
Archaeology 67 Assamese 36
Bengali 19 Bodo 94
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 60 Chinese 32
Commerce 08 Comparative Literature 72
Comparative Study of Religions 62 Computer Science and Applications 87
Criminology 68 Defence and Strategic Studies 11
Dogri 33 Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics / Development Economics / Business Economics 01
Education 09 Electronic Science 88
English 30 Environmental Sciences 89
Folk Literature 71 Forensic Science 82
French (French Version) 39 Geography 80
German 44 Gujarati 37
Hindi 20 ***Hindu Studies 102
History 06 Home Science 12
Human Rights and Duties 92 Indian Culture 50
Japanese 45 Kannada 21
Kashmiri 84 Konkani 85
Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management 55 Law 58
Library and Information Science 59 Linguistics 31
Maithili 18 Malayalam 22
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing / Marketing Mgt. / Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt. / Personnel Mgt. / Financial Mgt. /Co-operative Management) 17 Manipuri 35
Marathi 38 Mass Communication and Journalism 63
Museology & Conservation 66 Music 16
Nepali 34 Oriya 23
Pali 83 Performing Art - Dance/ Drama/ Theatre 65
Persian 42 Philosophy 03
Physical Education 47 Political Science 02
Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence / Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies. 90 Population Studies 15
Prakrit 91 Psychology 04
Public Administration 14 Punjabi 24
Rajasthani 43 Russian 41
Sanskrit 25 Sanskrit traditional subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama). 73
Santali 95 Sindhi 101
Social Medicine & Community Health 81 Social Work 10
Sociology 05 Spanish 40
Tamil 26 Telugu 27
Tourism Administration and Management 93 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature 70
Urdu 28 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art) 79
Women Studies 74 Yoga 100

How To Download NTA UGC NET Admit Card 2023

  • The Admit Card would be issued provisionally to the candidates of December 2023 of UGC NET, subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
  • The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on date, shift, time and discipline as indicated in his/her Admit Card.
  • In case a candidate is unable to download Admit Card from the website, he/she may approach the Help Line of NTA between 09:30 am to 5:30 pm or write to NTA at:

UGC NET 2023 Provisional Answer Key

  1. The NTA will display Provisional Answer Key of the questions on the NTA website to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Provisional Answer Key. The Answer Keys are likely to be displayed for two to three days.
  2. The Candidates will be given an opportunity to make a challenge online against the Provisional Answer Key on payment of Rs. 200/- per question challenged as a nonrefundable processing fee.
  3. Key Challenge procedure- Only paid challenges made during stipulated time through key challenge link will be considered. Challenges without justification/ evidence and those filed on any other medium other than the prescribed link will not be considered.
  4. The NTA decision on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys.

How To Apply Online For UGC NET 2023

Online submission of application may be done by accessing the NTA official website:

  • Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using own Email Id and Mobile No..
  • Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number. Upload scanned images of: (i) a recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb)
  • Step-3: Pay fee using SBI/ CANARA/ ICICI/ HDFC Bank/ Debit Card/Credit Card/ UPI and keep proof of fee paid.
  • Step-4: Download, save and print a copy of Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

Note:- The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate.

Uploading of Scanned images for UGC NET Form

(i) Candidate’s Photograph: to be uploaded

  • Photograph should not be with cap or goggles. Photograph should cover 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background.
  • Note: Passport size photograph is to be used for uploading on Online Application Form and also for pasting on Attendance Sheet at the Examination centre.
  • The candidate should scan his/her passport size photograph for uploading. File size must be between 10 kb to 200 kb.

(ii) Candidate’s Signature : to be uploaded

  • The candidates are required to upload the full signature in running hand writing in the appropriate box given in the Online Application Form. Writing full name in the Box in Capital letters would not be accepted as signature and the Application Form would be rejected. Further, unsigned Online Application Forms will also be rejected.
  • The candidate should put his full signature on white paper with Blue/ Black Ink pen and scan for uploading.
  • File size must be between 04 kb to 30 kb

UGC NET 2023 Helpline Details

  • Helpline Number - 011 - 40759000 / 011 - 69227700
  • Helpline Email -

FAQs : NTA UGC NET Exam 2023

  • Q.1. What is the full form of UGC NET?
  • Ans:- The full form of UGC NET is University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test.
  • Q.2. What is UGC NET?
  • Ans:- The meaning of UGC NET is University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to the National Testing Agency. UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges.
  • Q.3. What is UGC NET 2023 application submission last date?
  • Ans:- Last date for submission of online application form is 31 October 2023.
  • Q.4. What is exam fee for UGC NET 2023?
  • Ans:- Examination fees will be charged as per category as follows: General: Rs.1100/-, Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL: Rs.550/- and SC/ ST/ PWD: Rs.275/-
  • Q.5. What is eligibility criteria for UGC NET 2023?
  • Ans:- Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC.
  • Q.6. What is helpline number for UGC NET Exam 2023?
  • Ans:- Helpline number : 011 - 40759000 / 011 - 69227700.
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