UGC NET Eligibility 2024: Age Limit, Qualification, NET Exam Eligibility

UGC Exam

UGC NET Result December 2023

UGC NET Result December 2023: Check Your Result, Pass Percentage, Subject-wise.

The UGC NET result for December 2023 is now available on the official website of NTA. Out of the 9.45 lakh candidates registered for the exam, 6.95 lakh appeared. Discover the number of candidates eligible for Assistant Professorship, Junior Research Fellowship, or both.

Full Form of UGC NET

UGC NET stands for the University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test. It’s a test for those aiming to be eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor roles in higher education institutes in the country.

What is the UGC NET Exam?

The UGC NET Exam, conducted by NTA, screens eligible candidates for Assistant Professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship positions in Indian universities and colleges. After qualifying, candidates can apply for these posts in the institutions of their choice, subject to the selection criteria of the respective university/institute.

Overview of UGC NET Exam 2024

Find crucial details like application dates, mode of application, exam date, etc., for the UGC NET Exam 2023-2024 in the table below.

UGC NET Exam Overview 
Name of Organization UGC
UGC Full Form University Grants Commission
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Name of Examination National Eligibility Test (NET)
Post Name
  • Assistant Professor
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Exam Cycle UGC NET December 2023
Notification Release Date 30th September 2023
Start Date to Apply 30th September 2023
Last Date to Apply 31st October 2023 (up to 11:59 P.M.)
Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee 31st October 2023 (up to 11:59 P.M.)
Application Correction Window 1st – 3rd November 2023 (up to 11:59P.M)
UGC NET Exam Date 6th – 14th December 2023
UGC NET Exam Centre Announcement 1st December 2023
Admit Card Date The first week of December 2023
Duration of Examination 180 minutes (03 hours) No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2
Timing of Examination First Shift: 09.00 am to 12.00 pm
Second Shift: 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm
Mode of Exam Online

UGC NET Latest Updates:

  • 03rd January 2024: UGC NET Provisional Answer Key Released! The NTA has published the Provisional Answer Key and Question Paper with Recorded Responses for UGC – NET December 2023. Challenges to the Answer Keys can be submitted from 03rd January 2024 (6:00 p.m.) to 05th January 2024 (11:50 p.m.).
  • 4th December 2023: UGC NET Admit Card Out! The UGC has issued the admit card for the Exam Scheduled on 6th,7th,8th December for (UGC-NET DEC 2023). Aspiring candidates can download their UGC NET 2023 Admit Card from the official website.
  • 1st December 2023: UGC NET Exam City Intimation Link Active. The UGC has activated the exam city intimation link for the UGC NET December 2023 cycle. Candidates can check the exam date and city details.
  • 17th November 2023: UGC NET Exam Dates Out. The UGC NET Exam Schedule for the December 2023 cycle has been released. The exam for over 80 subjects will be conducted from 6th December 2023 to 14th December 2023.
  • 27th October 2023: UGC NET 2023 Application Date Extended! UGC NET Application Date has been extended till 31st October 2023. Candidates can Register for UGC NET December 2023 cycle.

For more detailed information, you can check the UGC NET Notification 2023, including the application process, registration dates, exam schedule, validity of UGC NET Score, exam centres list, admit card, and eligibility verification.

UGC NET Application Process 2023:

  1. Visit the official website of UGC.
  2. Fill in the UGC NET Application Form with personal and educational details carefully.
  3. Upload the scanned photograph.
  4. Pay the required fee.
  5. Receive the application number and take a printout of the Application form for future reference.

Note: Candidates are advised to download and install the SANDES application for timely notifications from NTA.

Application Fees: Candidates must be aware of the UGC NET application fee for different categories. Check the detailed application fee in the table below.

Category Application Fees
UR (General category) INR 1150
General-EWS/OBC-NCL INR 600
SC/ ST/ PWD and Third Gender INR 325

Eligibility Criteria

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Transgender 5 years
Females of all categories 5 years
Candidates having research experience Limited to the period spent on research

(Maximum of 5 years)

Candidates holding LLM degree 3 years
Candidates in the armed forces (subject to the length of service in the armed forces) 5 years

Exam Pattern & Syllabus

UGC NET Paper Total Questions Total Marks Duration
I 50 100 3 Hours
II (Subject Specialisation) 100 200
Total 150 300 3 Hours

UGC NET Paper  I Syllabus

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People, Development and Environment
  • Higher Education System

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus

Commerce- Accounting and Auditing, Business Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Marketing Management, Income-tax, and Corporate Tax Planning

English Literature- Research Methods, Drama, Non-Fictional Prose, Poetry, Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, Materials in English

Political Science – Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, India’s Foreign Policy, Political Institutions in India, Public Administration

Management– Management Function and Concept, Accounting and Financial Management, Capital Budgeting and Management, Brand Management and Marketing Types

Economics- Micro Economics, Statistics and Econometrics, International Economics, Money and Banking, Environmental Economics and Demography, Indian Economy.

Political Science – Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, India’s Foreign Policy, Political Institutions in India, Public Administration

Computer Science – Discrete Structures and Optimization, Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, Data Structures and Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

UGC NET Application Fees 

Category Application Fees
UR (General category) INR 1100
SC/ ST/ PWD and Third Gender INR 275


UGC NET – Reservation Policy

UGC NET Reservation Policy
Category  Seat Reservation in %
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) 27%
Scheduled Caste 15%
General – Economically Weaker Sections 10%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD) ( 40% or more) 4%

 FAQs on UGC NET Paper &  Syllabus

Is there any qualification required for the UGC NET Exam?

To qualify for the UGC NET Exam, candidates must have completed a master’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 50%.

Recently, I am a graduated, am I eligible for the UGC NET Exam?

be eligible for the UGC NET Exam, candidates must hold a Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks. Candidates in the final semester of their Postgraduate course can also apply for the UGC NET exam.

How many times can I apply for UGC NET?
There is no limit to the number of attempts for the UGC NET exam.

What subjects are covered in UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus?

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus encompasses diverse subjects like Politics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Economics, Science and Application, Electronic Science, Environmental Science, and more.

How many questions are in UGC NET Paper 2 Exam?

UGC NET Paper 1 has 50 questions, while UGC NET Paper 2 consists of 100 questions. Both papers adopt a multiple-choice format, offering four options for each question.

Where can I get UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus?

The UGC NET Syllabus PDF, including Paper 2, can be downloaded from the official website along with the notification PDF. Aspirants can access the syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 separately to enhance their exam preparation.