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UGC- NET

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test

Overview

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is a test administered by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to determine whether Indian nationals are eligible for Assistant Professorships, Junior Research Fellowships, or both in Indian universities and colleges. University Grants Commission administers the test on its behalf through the National Testing Agency. Up until June 2018, CBSE administered the NET in 84 topics in 91 cities across the country. From December 2018 onward, the National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the UGC-NET.The UGC NET test is held twice a year, in June and December, using an online format.

 

Highlights: 

After the official announcement is released, online registrations and applications for the UGC NET 2022 will begin in March 2022 on the CBSE's official website. The eligibility criteria, exam centres, syllabus, and other data will be included in the UGC NET 2022 notice. The UGC NET Exam 2022 is open to candidates having a Master's degree and a minimum aggregate of 55 percent (for General Category) or 50 percent (for SC/ ST Category). In fact, people pursuing a Master's degree are eligible to apply.

 

Important Dates for NET 2022

Commencement of Official Registration 2nd Week of March 2022
Last date of Submission Last Week of April 2022
Opening of the Correction window 1st Week of May 2022
Availability of Admit Card 3rd Week of May 2022
Exam Date for UGC NET 2022 1st Week of June 2022
Answer Key Released 2nd Week of June 2022
Results Announcement 4th Week of June 2022

 

Eligibility

NTA has established specific requirements for candidates. The following academic qualifications and age limit determine NET UGC eligibility:
Age Limit/ Relaxation: No age restriction is specified for UGC NET Assistant Professorships. In order to qualify for a Junior Research Fellowship, you must be 31 years old. Overall, there is a maximum age limit of 30 years old for JRF participants. The age relaxation for OBC and SC/ST, women and transgender candidates is five years (up to 36 years). And, for candidates with research experience, the maximum is five. For applicants who served in the armed forces, it's five. For those with an LLM, it's three years.
Education: Candidates must have a grade point average of 55 percent (50 percent for reserve categories) or higher on their PG or similar degree from an accredited university. Students in their final year are also eligible to take the test. As long as they pass their qualifying exam with a minimal score, they will be considered for a JRF or professorship. Additionally, PhD degree holders who completed their post-graduation exams before these exams were granted an additional 5% relaxation in the minimum mark requirement.

 

Syllabus 

The initial step in studying for the UGC NET Exam is to familiarise yourself with the syllabus. 
Paper I is a common paper for all examinees, whereas Paper II will be based on the candidate's subject choice. The UGC NET 2022 syllabus is mentioned below for Paper I:

  • 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

 

Paper 2 of the UGC NET consists of subjects that aid in evaluating candidates' teaching and research abilities, as well as general knowledge of teaching and learning in the higher education system. Paper-II of the UGC NET is based on the candidates' chosen subject. The examination covers a total of 101 topics. Candidates must choose one subject, preferably the one they studied during their post-graduate studies. Below is the list of subjects:

  • Rural Economics/ Economics / Demography /Cooperation / Econometrics / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Development Eco. / Applied Economics/ Business Economics

  • Political Science    

  • Philosophy    

  • Psychology    

  • Sociology    

  • Anthropology    

  • Commerce    

  • Education    

  • Social Work    

  • Defence and Strategic Studies    

  • Home Science    

  • Public Administration    

  • Population Studies    

  • Music    

  • Management (including Marketing/ Business Administration Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt. / Marketing Mgt./ Financial Mgt./Personnel Mgt./ Co-operative Management)

  • Maithili    

  • Bengali    

  • Hindi    

  • Kannada    

  • Malayalam    

  • Oriya    

  • Punjabi    

  • Sanskrit    

  • Tamil    

  • Telugu    

  • Urdu    

  • Arabic    

  • English    

  • Linguistics    

  • Chinese    

  • Dogri    

  • Nepali    

  • Assamese    

  • Gujarati    

  • Marathi    

  • French (French Version)    

  • Spanish    

  • Russian    

  • Persian    

  • Rajasthani    

  • German    

  • Japanese    

  • Andragogy/ Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Non-Formal Education.    

  • Physical Education    

  • Arab Culture and Islamic Studies    

  • Indian Culture    

  • Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Industrial Relations/ Human Resource Management    

  • Law    

  • Library and Information Science    

  • Gandhian, Buddhist, Jain, and Peace Studies    

  • Comparative Study of Religions    

  • Mass Communication and Journalism    

  • Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre     

  • Museology & Conservation    

  • Archaeology    

  • Criminology    

  • Tribal and Regional Language/Literature    

  • Folk Literature    

  • Comparative Literature    

  • Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Siddhanta Jyotish/ Jyotisha/ Vyakarna/ Navya Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Sankhya Yoga/ Navya Nyaya/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Tulanatmaka Darshan/ Madhav Vedant/ Sahitya/ Dharmasastha/ Puranotihasa /Agama)

  • Women Studies    

  • Visual Art (including Sculpture Graphics/Drawing & Painting/ Applied Art/History of Art)    

  • Geography    

  • Social Medicine & Community Health    

  • Forensic Science    

  • Pali    

  • Kashmiri    

  • Konkani    

  • Computer Science and Applications    

  • Electronic Science    

  • Environmental Sciences    

  • Politics including International Studies (International Relations) including Defence/Strategic Studies, South East Asian Studies, West Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, African Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.    Prakrit    

  • Human Rights and Duties    

  • Tourism Administration and Management.    

  • Bodo    

  • Santali    

  • Yoga    

  • Sindhi    

 

Exam Pattern

The UGC NET Exam consists of multiple-choice questions. It is computer-based, and there are two papers. Paper 1 is required for everyone. The UGC NET Paper 2 should, however, be selected during the application process. Exam pattern for UGC NET 2022 is given below:

Paper Marks Number of Questions
Paper-I 100 50
Paper-II 200 100
Total 300 Marks 150 Questions 

 

Exam Paper

Paper – 1 of UGC NET
It is worth 100 points and has 60 multiple choice questions.
There will be two points for each question.
The candidate can answer 50 questions on topics of broad interest, which are intended to assess the candidate's teaching/research abilities.
It will largely be used to assess reasoning skills, understanding, divergent thinking, and overall awareness.

Paper 2 of the UGC NET
There are 50 objective style questions for a total of 100 points.
They don't have a choice.
There will be two points for each question.

Paper 3 of the UGC NET
75 objective type questions for 150 marks were administered from the candidate's chosen subject.
There will be two points for each question.
Those questions must be answered by the candidate.
In the UGC NET-Paper-III, there are no options.

 

Exam Center
It is critical that students examine the exam centre or code listed on their UGC NET admit cards carefully. In the application form, candidates must select their desired exam centres. The following are some things to keep in mind before selecting CBSE UGC NET Exam Centers 2021.
To find UGC NET Exam Centers, go to the official website.
Candidates should choose their preferred exam centres from the lists supplied.
Aspirants will have three alternatives to select from when it comes to exam centres.
Exam centres should be depending on the aspirants' closest cities.
Once the form has been submitted, you will not be able to change your exam centre option.The seat allocation process will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Exam Center
It is critical that students examine the exam centre or code listed on their UGC NET admit cards carefully. In the application form, candidates must select their desired exam centres. The following are some things to keep in mind before selecting CBSE UGC NET Exam Centers 2021.

To find UGC NET Exam Centers, go to the official website.
Candidates should choose their preferred exam centres from the lists supplied.
Aspirants will have three alternatives to select from when it comes to exam centres.
Exam centres should be depending on the aspirants' closest cities.
Once the form has been submitted, you will not be able to change your exam centre option.
The seat allocation process will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Cut Off
The cut off will be the minimum score in the examination that candidates must achieve in order to be considered for admission to the programmes offered. The complete cut off marks will be available on the admission authority's website for candidates to view.
The cut off for UGC NET 2022 will be determined by a number of factors, including the level of examination, the number of applicants who have applied for admission, and so on. The cut-off will be announced in two categories: reserved and unreserved. To be considered for admission, candidates must get a score higher than the cut off.

 
Selection Process
UGC NET Application Forms can only be filled out on the official website. Steps to follow:
To register, go to the UGC net website and fill up your personal information, email address, and phone number.
Following registration, a system-generated application number will be issued to the email address and cell phone number provided.
Log in again and choose your subject, position, and exam location. Upload your photo and signature using the format provided. 
Pay the application fee with a debit card, a credit card, net banking, or Paytm.The final step is to save copies of the completed application form and the payment e-receipt for future reference.
Download Admit Card from the official website (after the announcement is made) by logging in with their registration number and date of birth. The UGC NET Admit Card will have the candidate's name, roll number, category, picture, signature, exam date, time, and location.
 
FAQs
Q1. How can I prepare for the UGC NET Paper 2?
Ans:
To prepare for the exam, candidates must follow the NTA's syllabus.  Candidates might choose a paper 2 subject that is similar to or linked to their post-graduate studies. It will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) on the candidate's chosen stream. All of Paper 2's questions will be compulsory.  It is recommended that you thoroughly review all of the topics covered in your subject's Bachelors and Masters programs.
Q2. Who is qualified to take the UGC NET Exam?
Ans.
UGC NET is open to those who have completed a master's degree with a minimum of 55 percent (50 percent for reserved categories). Candidates who are in their last year of a Master's degree programme are also eligible.
Q3. Is there a time limit for each part in the UGC NET 2021?
Ans.
No, it is not. Candidates can move between any sections of both examinations at any time. Paper 1 will be the same for all applicants, whereas paper 2 will be subject-specific and tailored to evaluate candidates' in-depth knowledge. There will be 150 multiple choice questions on the paper, and applicants will receive 2 marks for each correct answer; there will be no negative grading.
Q4. What is the UGC NET Exam format?
Ans.
The examination will be conducted solely through a computer-based test (CBT).
Q5. Is there any negative marking in the exam, and how long does it take to complete?
Ans.
No, it is not. The exam contains no negatives. The UGC NET 2021 exam will consist of 150 multiple-choice questions, with applicants having three hours to complete it. All of the questions must be answered.

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Eligibility

NTA has established specific requirements for candidates. The following academic qualifications and age limit determine NET UGC eligibility:

Age Limit/ Relaxation: No age restriction is specified for UGC NET Assistant Professorships. In order to qualify for a Junior Research Fellowship, you must be 31 years old. Overall, there is a maximum age limit of 30 years old for JRF participants. The age relaxation for OBC and SC/ST, women and transgender candidates is five years (up to 36 years). And, for candidates with research experience, the maximum is five. For applicants who served in the armed forces, it's five. For those with an LLM, it's three years.

Education: Candidates must have a grade point average of 55 percent (50 percent for reserve categories) or higher on their PG or similar degree from an accredited university. Students in their final year are also eligible to take the test. As long as they pass their qualifying exam with a minimal score, they will be considered for a JRF or professorship. Additionally, PhD degree holders who completed their post-graduation exams before these exams were granted an additional 5% relaxation in the minimum mark requirement.

Syllabus

The initial step in studying for the UGC NET Exam is to familiarise yourself with the syllabus. 
Paper I is a common paper for all examinees, whereas Paper II will be based on the candidate's subject choice. 
The UGC NET 2022 syllabus is mentioned below for Paper I:

  • 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

Paper 2 of the UGC NET consists of subjects that aid in evaluating candidates' teaching and research abilities, as well as general knowledge of teaching and learning in the higher education system. Paper-II of the UGC NET is based on the candidates' chosen subject. The examination covers a total of 101 topics. Candidates must choose one subject, preferably the one they studied during their post-graduate studies. Below is the list of subjects:

  • Rural Economics/ Economics / Demography /Cooperation / Econometrics / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Development Eco. / Applied Economics/ Business Economics

  • Political Science    

  • Philosophy    

  • Psychology    

  • Sociology    

  • Anthropology    

  • Commerce    

  • Education    

  • Social Work    

  • Defence and Strategic Studies    

  • Home Science    

  • Public Administration    

  • Population Studies    

  • Music    

  • Management (including Marketing/ Business Administration Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt. / Marketing Mgt./ Financial Mgt./Personnel Mgt./ Co-operative Management)

  • Maithili    

  • Bengali    

  • Hindi    

  • Kannada    

  • Malayalam    

  • Oriya    

  • Punjabi    

  • Sanskrit    

  • Tamil    

  • Telugu    

  • Urdu    

  • Arabic    

  • English    

  • Linguistics    

  • Chinese    

  • Dogri    

  • Nepali    

  • Assamese    

  • Gujarati    

  • Marathi    

  • French (French Version)    

  • Spanish    

  • Russian    

  • Persian    

  • Rajasthani    

  • German    

  • Japanese    

  • Andragogy/ Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Non-Formal Education.    

  • Physical Education    

  • Arab Culture and Islamic Studies    

  • Indian Culture    

  • Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Industrial Relations/ Human Resource Management    

  • Law    

  • Library and Information Science    

  • Gandhian, Buddhist, Jain, and Peace Studies    

  • Comparative Study of Religions    

  • Mass Communication and Journalism    

  • Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre     

  • Museology & Conservation    

  • Archaeology    

  • Criminology    

  • Tribal and Regional Language/Literature    

  • Folk Literature    

  • Comparative Literature    

  • Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Siddhanta Jyotish/ Jyotisha/ Vyakarna/ Navya Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Sankhya Yoga/ Navya Nyaya/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Tulanatmaka Darshan/ Madhav Vedant/ Sahitya/ Dharmasastha/ Puranotihasa /Agama)

  • Women Studies    

  • Visual Art (including Sculpture Graphics/Drawing & Painting/ Applied Art/History of Art)    

  • Geography    

  • Social Medicine & Community Health    

  • Forensic Science    

  • Pali    

  • Kashmiri    

  • Konkani    

  • Computer Science and Applications    

  • Electronic Science    

  • Environmental Sciences    

  • Politics including International Studies (International Relations) including Defence/Strategic Studies, South East Asian Studies, West Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, African Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.    Prakrit    

  • Human Rights and Duties    

  • Tourism Administration and Management.    

  • Bodo    

  • Santali    

  • Yoga    

  • Sindhi    

Exam Pattern

The UGC NET Exam consists of multiple-choice questions. It is computer-based, and there are two papers. Paper 1 is required for everyone. The UGC NET Paper 2 should, however, be selected during the application process. Exam pattern for UGC NET 2022 is given below:

Paper Marks Number of Questions
Paper-I 100 50
Paper-II 200 100
Total 300 Marks 150 Questions 

Exam Paper

Paper – 1 of UGC NET
It is worth 100 points and has 60 multiple choice questions.
There will be two points for each question.
The candidate can answer 50 questions on topics of broad interest, which are intended to assess the candidate's teaching/research abilities.
It will largely be used to assess reasoning skills, understanding, divergent thinking, and overall awareness.

Paper 2 of the UGC NET
There are 50 objective style questions for a total of 100 points.
They don't have a choice.
There will be two points for each question.

Paper 3 of the UGC NET
75 objective type questions for 150 marks were administered from the candidate's chosen subject.
There will be two points for each question.
Those questions must be answered by the candidate.
In the UGC NET-Paper-III, there are no options.

Exam Prepare

Syllabus 
The initial step in studying for the UGC NET Exam is to familiarise yourself with the syllabus. 
Paper I is a common paper for all examinees, whereas Paper II will be based on the candidate's subject choice. The UGC NET 2022 syllabus is mentioned below for Paper I:

  • 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

Paper 2 of the UGC NET consists of subjects that aid in evaluating candidates' teaching and research abilities, as well as general knowledge of teaching and learning in the higher education system. Paper-II of the UGC NET is based on the candidates' chosen subject. The examination covers a total of 101 topics. Candidates must choose one subject, preferably the one they studied during their post-graduate studies. Below is the list of subjects:

  • Rural Economics/ Economics / Demography /Cooperation / Econometrics / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Development Eco. / Applied Economics/ Business Economics

  • Political Science    

  • Philosophy    

  • Psychology    

  • Sociology    

  • Anthropology    

  • Commerce    

  • Education    

  • Social Work    

  • Defence and Strategic Studies    

  • Home Science    

  • Public Administration    

  • Population Studies    

  • Music    

  • Management (including Marketing/ Business Administration Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt. / Marketing Mgt./ Financial Mgt./Personnel Mgt./ Co-operative Management)

  • Maithili    

  • Bengali    

  • Hindi    

  • Kannada    

  • Malayalam    

  • Oriya    

  • Punjabi    

  • Sanskrit    

  • Tamil    

  • Telugu    

  • Urdu    

  • Arabic    

  • English    

  • Linguistics    

  • Chinese    

  • Dogri    

  • Nepali    

  • Assamese    

  • Gujarati    

  • Marathi    

  • French (French Version)    

  • Spanish    

  • Russian    

  • Persian    

  • Rajasthani    

  • German    

  • Japanese    

  • Andragogy/ Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Non-Formal Education.    

  • Physical Education    

  • Arab Culture and Islamic Studies    

  • Indian Culture    

  • Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Industrial Relations/ Human Resource Management    

  • Law    

  • Library and Information Science    

  • Gandhian, Buddhist, Jain, and Peace Studies    

  • Comparative Study of Religions    

  • Mass Communication and Journalism    

  • Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre     

  • Museology & Conservation    

  • Archaeology    

  • Criminology    

  • Tribal and Regional Language/Literature    

  • Folk Literature    

  • Comparative Literature    

  • Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Siddhanta Jyotish/ Jyotisha/ Vyakarna/ Navya Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Sankhya Yoga/ Navya Nyaya/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Tulanatmaka Darshan/ Madhav Vedant/ Sahitya/ Dharmasastha/ Puranotihasa /Agama)

  • Women Studies    

  • Visual Art (including Sculpture Graphics/Drawing & Painting/ Applied Art/History of Art)    

  • Geography    

  • Social Medicine & Community Health    

  • Forensic Science    

  • Pali    

  • Kashmiri    

  • Konkani    

  • Computer Science and Applications    

  • Electronic Science    

  • Environmental Sciences    

  • Politics including International Studies (International Relations) including Defence/Strategic Studies, South East Asian Studies, West Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, African Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.    Prakrit    

  • Human Rights and Duties    

  • Tourism Administration and Management.    

  • Bodo    

  • Santali    

  • Yoga    

  • Sindhi    

Exam Pattern
The UGC NET Exam consists of multiple-choice questions. It is computer-based, and there are two papers. Paper 1 is required for everyone. The UGC NET Paper 2 should, however, be selected during the application process. Exam pattern for UGC NET 2022 is given below:

Paper Marks Number of Questions
Paper-I 100 50
Paper-II 200 100
Total 300 Marks 150 Questions 

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