University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test Exam

What is UGC NET Exam?

The National Testing agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with the task of conducting UGC-NET, which is test to determine the eligibility of Indian National for 'Assistant Professor' and 'Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor' in Indian Universities and Colleges.

Until June 2018, the NET was conducted by CBSE in 84 Subjects at 91 cities across the country. Thereafter from December 2018 onwards, the UGC-NET is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and / or Eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregrate performance of the candidate in Paper - I and Paper - II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned univeristies / colleges / state governments, as the case may be.

UGC-NET is conducted twice every year. Due to postponement of December 2021 UGC-NET in view of COVID-19, the schedule of June 2022 UGC-NET has been delayed. In order to regularize the UGC-NET Examination cycles, the National Testing Agency (NTA), with the concurrence of UGC, has merged both UGC-NET of December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles), so that they may be conducted together in CBT Mode.

UGC NET Exam Details 

Exam name  University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET)
Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency  Twice a year (June & December)
Exam level National 
Purpose  For posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 
Application mode  Online 
Exam mode  Online 
Exam duration  180 minutes (3 hours)
Average no of test-takers (single session) Over 8 lakhs 
Official website 
NTA helpdesk  0120-6895200 


The NTA has been entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with the task of conducting UGC-NET, Which 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.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC-NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycles) for 'Junior Research Fellowship' and eligibility for 'Assistant Professor' in 82 Subjects in Computer Based Test (CBT) Mode.

The Slot of JRF of both UGC-NET December 2021 & June 2022 cycles have been merged while the methodology for Subject wise Cum Category-wise allocation of JRF remain Unchanged.

UGC NET December 2021 & June 2022 (merged cycles) Dates

The activity schedule of UGC-NET December 2021 & June 2022 (merged cycles), are as follows.

Submission of Online Application Form 30 April 2022 to 20 May 2022 (Upto 5.00 PM)
Last date of submission of Examination fee (through Credit/Debit/Netbanking / UPI 20 May 2022 (Upto 11.50 PM)
Correction in the particulars in Online Application Form 21 May 2022 to 23 May 2022
Intimation of Cities of Exam Centers To be announced
Downloading of Admit Card from NTA To be announced
Dates of Examination To be announced
Timings of Examination

First Shift : 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM

Second Shift : 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM


UGC NET June 2021

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous, self-reliant, and self-sustained premier testing organisation to the conduct the various exams like NEET-UG, JEE Main (I) & (II), CMAT, GPAT, and UGC NET.

NTA will conduct the UGC NET for only Assistant Professor or for both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only from June 2021. A 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
Paper - I 100 50 The questions in Paper-I intends to access the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinking and general awarness of the candidate 03 Hours (180 Minutes) without any break. All the questions are compulsory.

Paper-II 200 100 This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge

Candidates who hold a Master's or equivalent degree with a minimum of at least 55% marks from a recognised UGC universities/institutions in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible to apply.

The candidates from Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates are to be entitled with a relaxation 5% marks ineligibility. Click here to know more about the eligibility criteria in details.

NTA strictly follows the Government of India's reservation policy, as per which a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 5% of fellowships are reserved for the OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

Age Limit:

1. For Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Not more than 31 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.06.2022. (The Age limit is applicable for the current examination only).

UGC NET Application Fee 2022:

General/Unreserverd Rs. 1100/-
General-EWS/OBC-NCL Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PwD  Rs. 275/-
Third Gender

UGC NET December 2021 & June 2022 Registration:

Candidates can apply for UGC-NET December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles) through the Online Mode.

Candidates are required to apply online by following the terms & conditions strictly mentioned in the registration procedure.

The submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website, i.e. only. To know more about the detailed scenario of registration procedure click here.

UGC NET June 2022 Cities of Examination:

A Candidate can select four cities of their choice while filling Online Application Form of December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles) of UGC-NET.

Important Points to Note :

1. The candidates should fill their complete postal address with PIN Code for further correspondence.

2. The candidate must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in Online Application Form are their own (Which cannot be changed later) as communication may be sent by NTA through e-mail or SMS.

3. The candidate should not give the postal address, Mobile Number or E-mail ID of Coaching Centre in the Online Application Form.

4. In order to appear for UGC-NET December 2021 & June 2022 (merged cycles) of, the candidates are required to apply online. The Application Form other than online mode shall not to be accepted. No change will be accepted through offline mode i.e. through fax/application including e-mail etc.

5. Online submission of application may be done by accessing the NTA Official Website -

6. Online Application Form cannot be withdrawn once it is submitted successfully.

7. Application Form of candidates who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria shall be rejected.

UGC NET 2022 Application Form Released

NTA has released the Online UGC-NET application form 2022 online on the official website. Candidates can fill the UGC NET 2022 Application from 30 April, 2022 and it will end on 20 May, 2022.

Candidates who fulfil the minimum eligibility can apply for UGC-NET till May 20. Applicants are allowed to fill and submit the UGC NET application form in online Mode only.

UGC-NET 2022 Application form is released for both December 2021 and June 2022 merged cycles. The UGC-NET 2022 exam will be held in 82 Subjects in a Computer Based Mode. Applicants who successfully submitted the application form will received the UGC-NET Admit Card 2022.

1 May 2022
UGC NET 2022 Application Form to be released soon

UGC NET 2022 : NTA is going to release the UGC NET 2022 Notification online soon at official website -

UGC NET 2022 registration will begin after the release of the notification. Candidates will get details related to the exam in the UGC NET notification 2022 including application form, important / exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus & exam pattern etc in pdf form.,

25 April 2022
UGC NET 2021 Admit Card Anytime Soon

The NTA is all set to release the UGC NET 2021 admit card anytime soon. Candidates should enter their login credentials to download UGC NET admit card for the December 2020 and June 2021 session at

30 September 2021
UGC NET Application Form 2021: NTA Activates Correction Window

The NTA has opened the UGC NET application form correction window in online mode on the official website - Candidates can make changes till September 12, 2021.

As per the sources, candidates can edit only the personal details, academic details, and choice of exam centres through the UGC NET correction window 2021.

9 September 2021
UGC NET Exam Dates 2021 Revised

The NTA has revised the UGC NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles exam dates. The exam will be held from October 6 to 8 and October 17 to 19, 2021. 

The Agency has revised the exam dates due to a clash with some major examinations. 

3 September 2021
UGC NET 2021 Registration Started
UGC NET May 2021 Session Postponed
UGC NET 2021: Last Date To Apply Extended
UGC NET 2021 Registration Window To Close On March 2
UGC NET 2021: Upper Age Limit For JRF Revised For May Session
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