UGC NET 2024: June Dates (Out), Application, Syllabus, Eligibility & Exam News

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2024 ( UGC NET )

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Exam On: 10 Jun '24

Dewesh Nandan Prasad

Dewesh Nandan PrasadAssociate Senior Executive

Updated on Feb 23, 2024 15:36 IST

UGC NET 2024: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the UGC NET notification for the June session exam in March 2024. The candidates can apply for the UGC NET between March and April 2024. To apply for the UGC NET June 2024 exam the candidates have to pay INR 1150 (unreserved category), INR 600 (OBC category), and INR 325 (SC/ ST/ PwD/ Third Gender). The UGC NET application and notification will be available on the UGC NET official website- ugcnet.nta.ac.in.

The UGC NET certificate is yet to be released by the NTA for the December cycle. The candidates can download their e-certificate using their application number and date of birth on the official website. the JRF certificate remains valid for 3 years, whereas, the UGC NET certificate is valid for a lifetime.

The UGC NET June session 2024 is scheduled for June 10 to 21, 2024. The announcement of the UGC NET exam date was made by UGC chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar through his social media account. 

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Q:   Is the UGC NET e-certificate released for the December session 2023?

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No, the UGC NET e-certificate has not been released by the National Testing Agency yet. The candidates will be download their e-certificates form the official website. The steps to download the UGC NET E-certificate has been given below:

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the e-certificate link
  • Fill out the details like- Roll Number, Year of Exam, Date of Birth, Session, Captcha Code
  • Click on submit button
  • Download the e-certificate and save it for later use

The UGC NET certificates can be downloaded online only, the exam board will not release any hard copy for the e-certificates. The e-certificate can be used as a proof of qualifying the UGC NET exam and can be shown in the interview for the verification. The candidates are advised to save the e certificate carefully and make a copy of it in the digital locker. It will help them to retrieve the e-certificate in case of any loss due to any mishap.

 

Q:   When will the UGC NET June 2024 notification be released?

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the UGC NET notification for the June cycle 2024 by the last week of March or in the first week of April 2024. The NTA NET notification will be released  as a PDF that will comprise the details of the UGC NET June cycle like application dates, syllabus, eligibility, and more. The steps to download the notification are given below:

  • Go to the official website: ugcnet.nta.ac.in
  • Click on the UGC NET June Notification 2024 link 
  • The UGC NET notification PDF will appear on the screen 
  • Download the PDF and save it for later use
 

Q:   If I qualify for the UGC NET exam will I get the Assistant Professorship in the University or College?

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No, qualifying the UGC NET exam will not gaurantee the job for assistant professorship in college or university, it is only an eligibility exam. It means that candidates who will qualify for the exam are eligible to become an assistant professorship. To get job as assistant professorship they will need to apply for the vacancies released by the different universities. On the other hand, the qualified candidates who want to take jobs in the government universities have to appear in the exams conducted by the Central and State universities.

 

Q:   What is the salary of an Assistant Professor after qualifying UGC NET exam?

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The salary of Assistant professor in India ranges between 3.5 LPA to 6 LPA depending on Universities. If a candidate joins a private university as a fresher (no prior experience of teaching) then the average salary offered by the salary is INR 500-800 per class. The salary is increased as per the experience and position of the candidates.

 

What is UGC NET?

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) or NTA UGC NET is a national-level exam conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor posts in Indian universities and colleges. The UGC NET 2024 exam will be held for a total of 83 subjects. Until 2021, the NTA UGC NET exam was conducted for 83 subjects. The UGC NET syllabus 2024 differs for all 83 subjects and is prescribed by the University Grants Commission itself. Until June 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the NET exam on behalf of UGC. Now UGC NET exam is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

UGC NET Posts

The candidates who will qualify for the NET JRF and  Assistant Professorship through the UGC NET exam will be offered an assistant professor's position or the position of a research scholar. The candidates can get the difference between these two positions below:

  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): The candidates who will qualify for the JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) can apply for the position of assistant professor and research scholar. The research scholars will be paid a stipend of 35,000 (for the initial 2 years) and 42,000 (from the 3rd year) to complete their research in a specific field. The candidates qualifying for the JRF can also apply for the position of assistant professor in different universities along with a career as a research scholar. 
  • Assistant Professors: The candidates qualifying for the eligibility exam for the position of Assistant professor can apply for the position to teach in different universities/colleges. The candidates can also apply for the PhD. However, the candidates qualifying for the PhD will not be eligible to get any stipend from the Government to complete their PhD. 

Q:   Can I apply for UGC NET if I have backlog in my post-graduation?

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The following are the requirements for UGC NET Qualification for programs leading to Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowships: 

It is recommended that candidates only appear in the post-graduation subject. Candidates may appear in a related subject if their post-graduation subject is not included in the UGC list of subjects.
Candidates are eligible for this test if they have completed a master's degree or an equivalent exam from a university or other institution recognised by UGC in the humanities (including languages), social sciences, computer Science & applications, electronic science, etc. with at least 55 per cent of the possible points (not rounding off).

The above information is taken from the authority website conducting the examination.And since there is not anything specified regarding the backlog .and if you have cleared your backlog and fulfilled the other academic requirements then you can for sure appear for the exam.

 

Q:   What is the scope after qualifying UGC NET?

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The UGC NET exam is taken for the candidates who are interested in PhD research and teaching as Assistant professor in colleges and univeristies of India. However, there are other career opportunities other than being Assisatnt Professor or a Research Scholar. The candidates who qualified for the UGC NET exam can apploy for the PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) such as Indian Oil Corporlation limited (IOCL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), Oil and Natural Gas Corportaion (ONGC), etc. 

The candidates who do not want to join any PSU can take up other options like online tutor, open their own coaching centres, guest faculty, consultant, Lab Trainer, IP lead, Author, Editor, Transmission Executive, Program Executive, etc. 

For conclusion we can say that the candidates qualifying for the UGC NET exam can take up any job they want or start their ow business after clearing one of the most the toughest exams in India.

Q:   Are NCERT books sufficient for the preparation of UGC NET exam?

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NCERT books can be beneficial for the aspirants in the initial days of preparation, especially for paper 1. However, * will not cover all the topics in detail. Sometimes UGC NET exam covers a wide range from all topics and may the NCERT book will NIT cover the topics in depth. Therefore, the candidates are advised to go through the detailed books and other study materials. Additionally solving previous years' question papers are taking mock tests can also be helpful in preparing for the UGC NET exam.

 

UGC NET 2023 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of UGC NET 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

10 Jun '24

UGC NET Exam 2024

DatesPast Exam Dates

19 Jan '24

UGC NET Result 2023

03 Jan '24

UGC NET Answer Key 2023

03 Jan '24 -

05 Jan '24

UGC NET Answer Key Objection 2023

UGC NET 2024 Highlights

The highlights of the UGC NET 2024 exam are given below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Mode of Exam

Online - CBT (Computer-Based Test)

No. of Applicants

9.45 Lakh (Dec 2023)

No. of Test-takers

6.55 Lakh (Dec 2023)

Exam Fees

  • INR 1,150 for the General category
  • INR 650 for OBC
  • INR 325 for SC/ ST/ PwD

Exam Duration

180 minutes

Exam Time

  • Shift 1 - 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
    Shift 2 - 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

No. of Papers and Total Marks

  • Paper-1: 100 marks
  • Paper-2: 200 marks

Total Questions

50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2

Marking Scheme

  • +2 for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

Determine the eligibility of candidates for posts of only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges

No. of Test Cities

181

Official Website & Helpline No.

  • https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • 0120-6895200

Q:   Is the UGC NET 2023 result for June Cycle declared?

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NTA released the UGC NET result on July 25 2023, for the June Cycle. The UGC NET results was released along with the release of the UGC NET 2023 cut off. The cut off was released as a PDF which is accessible by anyone by visiting the official website. To download the category-wise cut-off for the June cycle the candidates have to merely click the UGC NET cut off link present on the official website and the UGC NET cut would have appeared on the screen. On the other hand, to download the UGC NET results, the candidates had to login into their registered accounts to access the result and the scorecard for the UGC NET exam. Steps to login into the UGC NET registered account candidates can follow the steps below:

  • Go to the official website-ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the UGC NET 2023 Results link
  • The page will redirect to the login page
  • Fill out the application number and date of birth
  • Enter the captcha code provided on the screen
  • Click on the submit button
  • The UGC NTA result will appear on the screen
  • Download the UGC NET Result and save it for later use
 

Q:   What are important preparation strategies for UGC NET?

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Below are 6 easy tips to help with the UGC NET examination: 1. Study Material: Purchase good books specified by UGC, which will help one with the basic concepts and logics while covering the syllabus. 2. Preparing Notes: Preparing short notes is a very good way of practicing the syllabus in a short time and will help while revising everything. Make note of important facts and points to refer to them as soon as you have some doubts. Writing is notes is can help you remembering things. Underlining and highlighting are other ways which will be very good to make note of important points. 3. Time Management: Time management skills are essential and beneficial for ones who are going to take up the UGC NET Exam. 4. Online Tests and Self-analysis 5. Updated: Keep yourself updated with all the current news about the UGC NET exam and most importantly all these candidates should be well versed with all the UGC NET subjects being offered for the exam. 6. Revision With proper preparation, successfully clearing the UGC NET examination isn’t a distant dream. However with the help of a UGC NET Coaching, achieving that dream would be much easier.

Q:   What is JRF after the UGC NET exam?

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JRF is the abbreviated form of Junior Research Fellowship. It is a 2 years research programme awarded to UGC NET JRF qualified candidates. It is a scholarship programme through which students can pursue Ph.D. in their respective subjects. Candidates with Bachelor's degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/integrated Ph.D. programme within the validity period of two years. SRF stands for Senior Research Fellowship which is awarded after the promotion from JRF.

UGC NET June 2024 Exam Date

The NTA released the exam calendar for the upcoming exams in 2024. In the exam calendar, the tentative date to conduct the UGC NET 2024 June session exam is between June 10 to 21, 2024. The candidates can check the expected dates for the UGC NET 2024 Session I exam in the table below:

UGC NET June 2024 Exam Date
UGC NET 2024 Notification 10-Mar-2024 (Tentative)
UGC NET 2024 Application  10-Mar-2024 to 30-Mar-2024
UGC NET 2024 Admit Card  First Week of June 2024 
UGC NET Exam Date 10-Jun-2024 to 21-Jun-2024 

Q:   What is the exam shift timing for UGC NET exam?

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The UGC NET exam is conducted in two shifts morning and evening. The NTA (National Testing Agency) provides 541 exam centres across India in several districts for the candidates. The exam shift timing of the UGC NET 2023 exam is as follows: a) First Shift - 9.00 am to 12.00 pm b)Second Shift: 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm The candidates are advised to report to the exam centre 30 minutes before the GATE closing time to avoid any mishap at the exam centre. At the exa centre the candidates can bring a transparent water bottle, and ballpoint pen along with two photographs and photo identity proof.

Q:   What was the last date to apply for UGC NET 2023 exam?

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The UGC NET December session exam dates were announced by the National Testing Agency on September 30, 2023.  The UGC NET December applicattion process was carried out between September 30 to October 31, 2023 and the last date of application fee payment was October 31, 2023. On the other hand, the application correction window was activated on November 1 to 3, 2023. The UGC NET December 2023 exam is scheduled to be conducted between December 6 to 14, 2023.

The candidates need to register for the UGC NET exam in order to appear for the December sesion. The candidates need their scanned copy of photo identity card, a recent photograph, and signature for the registration. The size of the photograph should be more than equal to 20 kb but less than 200 kb and the size of the signature should be more than equal to 4 kb but less than 30kb.

Q:   Is the UGC NET application date extended?

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The UGC NET application daes were extended on October 27, 2023. The cadidates were allowed to apply for the UGC NET exam till October 31, 2023. The application dares were extended due to requests of candidates as they were not able to fill out the application form for the UGC NET December cycle exam due to the technical errors on the offcial website. However, many candidates were still requesting to extended the application dates after October 31 as they were still facing the technical errors and were not able to fill out the application form. Though the application window was closed on October 31, 2023, and was not extended further.

 

UGC NET Notification 2024

The UGC NET notification 2024 for the June cycle will be released soon on the official website. The candidates can download the UGC NET notification PDF by following the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website 
  • Click on the UGC NET June 2024 Notification link 
  • The UGC NET 2024 notification will appear on the screen 
  • Download the notification pdf and save it for later use

Direct Link to Download the UGC NET Notification PDF: Click Here 

UGC NET Notification Details 2024

The UGC NET notification 2024 will be released by the NTA on the official website as an 'Information Bulletin'. The notification PDF contains the following details:

  • Application process
  • Exam dates and schedule
  • UGC NET eligibility criteria
  • UGC NET exam pattern and syllabus
  • UGC NET qualifying marks and cut-off criteria
  • Validity of UGC NET
  • Exam centers list
  • Admit card
  • Verification of eligibility

Q:   What are the details mentioned in the UGC NET notification?

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The UGC NET notification typically contains important information related to the exam, such as: A) Exam Date: The date on which the exam will be conducted. B) Eligibility Criteria: The qualifications, age limit, and other requirements that candidates must meet in order to be eligible to appear for the exam. C) Application Process: Details about how to apply for the exam, including the application fee, mode of payment, and application deadline. D) Exam Pattern: Information about the format of the exam, including the number of papers, number of questions, duration of the exam, marking scheme, etc. E) Syllabus: A detailed syllabus of the subjects and topics covered in the exam. F) Admit Card: Information about when and how to download the admit card for the exam. G) Result: Information about the date of the result announcement and how to check the result. H) Cut-off: The minimum marks that candidates must obtain in order to qualify for the exam. I) Exam Centers: The list of cities where the exam will be conducted. These are some of the key details that are typically mentioned in the UGC NET notification. It is important to read the notification carefully to understand all the requirements and guidelines related to the UGC NET exam.
 

Q:   How do I choose subject for taking the UGC NET exam?

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Choosing the UGC NET subject is an important decision as it will determine the eligibility criteria, exam syllabus, and the overall preparation strategy. To choose the UGC NET subject, aspirants can follow these steps: a) Identify your area of interest: The UGC NET exam covers a wide range of subjects, so it is important to choose a subject that aligns with your interests and strengths. You should choose a subject that you enjoy studying and have a good understanding of. b) Check the eligibility criteria: Once you have identified the subject of your interest, you should check the eligibility criteria for that subject. The eligibility criteria may vary from subject to subject, so make sure you fulfill all the requirements before choosing the subject. c) Check the syllabus: You should carefully go through the syllabus for the subject you are interested in to understand the topics and subtopics covered in the exam. The syllabus is usually available in the official notification released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). d) Check the availability of study material: You should check the availability of study material, reference books, and online resources for the subject you are interested in. It is important to have access to good study material to prepare effectively for the exam. e) Seek advice: You can seek advice from teachers, professors, or experts in the subject to get a better understanding of the subject and to know about the career opportunities available after qualifying the UGC NET exam. By following these steps, you can choose the UGC NET subject that aligns with your interests and strengths and prepare effectively for the exam.
 

Q:   What is the time gap between the UGC NET Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam?

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There is no time gap between the UGC NET Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam. The UGC NET exam is conducted in two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is common for all candidates and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 2 marks each. It tests the candidate's teaching and research aptitude, reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness. Paper 2 consists of questions based on the subject chosen by the candidate and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 2 marks each. The time duration of the UGC NET exam is of 3 hours and there not gaps between these papers. The candidates have to take the exam in one go. However, there is no time limit for completing Paper 1 or Paper 2 exam. The candidate can switch to any question in Paper 1or Paper 2 in the exam hours.
 

UGC NET 2024 Selection Process

UGC NET selection process begins with the release of official notification. The UGC NET notification is the first official document that gives information regarding the exam such as exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and others. The UGC NET selection process comprises various steps. Have a look at the steps below: 

Step 1: Fill UGC NET application form 

The UGC NET process begins with the release of the application form. Candidates need to register and fill out the UGC NET application form online by visiting the official website of the exam. To fill out the form, candidates have to pay an application fee. 

Step 2: Download the UGC NET admit card 

After successful registrations, the NTA releases the UGC NET admit card around a week before the exam. Candidates can download the admit card by logging in to their registered accounts. Candidates need to carry the admit card to the exam centres on the day of the examination. 

Step 3: Appear for the UGC NET exam 

Candidates who have registered for the UGC NET need to appear for the exam. The UGC NET is a computer-based test that consists of Papers 1 and 2. Both papers contain objective-type questions that candidates need to complete in three hours. 

Step 4: Check UGC NET result 

NTA declares UGC NET results on its official website as per the prescribed schedule. The result contains the roll number and status of candidates, that is, whether a candidate has qualified for the exam for Assistant Professor/JRF or failed to qualify for the exam. 

Q:   Do I have to take private coaching to crack the UGC NET exam or can I prepare for the UGC NET exam by myself?

A:
It is not necessary to take private coaching to crack the UGC NET exam. You can prepare for the exam on your own by following a structured and disciplined approach to study. Here are some tips for preparing for the UGC NET exam without private coaching: a) Understand the Syllabus: Before starting your preparation, go through the UGC NET syllabus for your subject and understand the topics and subtopics that are covered in the exam. B) Study Material: Collect and refer to good quality study material such as textbooks, reference books, and online resources to cover the entire syllabus. C) Make a Study Plan: Make a study plan that suits your schedule and follow it consistently. Allocate time for each topic and subtopic, and revise regularly. D) Practice with Previous Year's Question Papers: Solve previous year's question papers to get an idea about the exam pattern, types of questions, and difficulty level. This can help you to identify the important topics and prioritize your preparation accordingly. E) Take Online Mock Tests: Take online mock tests to evaluate your preparation level, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and improve your speed and accuracy. F) Stay Motivated: Stay motivated and focused throughout your preparation. Set achievable goals, reward yourself for achieving them, and keep a positive attitude. G) Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated with the latest news and updates regarding the UGC NET exam, such as exam dates, changes in the syllabus, and other important information. Therefore, it is possible to crack the UGC NET exam without private coaching by following a structured and disciplined approach to study. With the right study material, dedication, and hard work, you can achieve success in the exam.
 

Q:   When should I start preparing for UGC NET exam?

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The ideal time to start preparing for the UGC NET exam varies from person to person and depends on several factors such as your familiarity with the subject, the level of understanding of the topics covered in the syllabus, and the amount of time and effort you can devote to the preparation. However, as a general guideline, it is recommended that you start preparing for the exam at least 6-8 months before the exam date. This will give you sufficient time to cover the entire syllabus, revise the important topics, solve mock tests and previous year papers, and identify your strengths and weaknesses. If you are already familiar with the subject and have a good understanding of the topics covered in the syllabus, you can start preparing for the exam 3-4 months before the exam date. However, if you are new to the subject or need to improve your understanding of the topics, you may need to start preparing earlier. It is important to note that the UGC NET exam is a highly competitive exam, and the level of competition is increasing every year. Therefore, it is important to start preparing early and stay consistent with your preparation. With a focused approach and consistent effort, you can increase your chances of qualifying for the UGC NET exam.

Q:   What happens after you clear UGC NET for JRF?

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Career opportunities after Junior Research Fellowship and their promotions: 1- JRF (Junior Research Fellowship): SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) 2- Project Fellow: SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) 3- Project Assistant/Associate: Senior Project Assistant/Associate 4- Author: Senior Author 5- Project Manager: Project Head PSUs Jobs after clearing UGC NET JRF: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Bharat Electronics Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Oil India Limited. Academic jobs after clearing UGC NET JRF: programme Executive, Transmission Executive, Center Manager, IP Lead, Lab Trainer, Guest Faculty, Consultant, Coaching Tutor Online or Offline. I hope this will help you.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2024

The basic criteria that candidates must fulfill to meet UGC NET eligibility 2024 are mentioned below in terms of the age limit and qualification:

UGC NET Age Limit 2024

  • Candidates should not be more than 30 years of age to be eligible for NTA NET JRF
  • There is no age restriction to applying for the post of Assistant Professor
  • A relaxation of five years in age criteria is given to reserved category candidates

UGC NET Educational Qualification 2024

  • Candidates should have completed their post-graduation from a UGC-recognised college/university
  • A relaxation of five per cent in educational qualification is given to reserved category candidates

  • Candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) before June 1, 2002, are exempted from taking the UGC NET exam

UGC NET 2024 EWS Certificate 

The candidates who have applied for the UGC NET exam under economically weaker sections and if they qualify for the exam will get the UGC NET EWS certificate. The candidates falling under the EWS will get a 10 per cent reservation in the recruitment exam. However, the candidates don't have to upload the UGC NET EWS certificate while filling out the application form for the recruitment exam but the certificate has to be presented in front of the recruitment committee.

Q:   Are B Tech Graduates eligible for the UGC NET Exam?

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No, B tech Graduates are not eligible for the UGC NET Exam. Eligibility Criteria: Students who have secured at least 55 percent marks in a Master's Degree or equivalent examination from universities or institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science, Applications, Electronic Science, etc. Are eligible for the NET exam. The OBC belonging to non-creamy layer, SC, ST, and PWD category students who have secured at least 50 percent marks in a Master's degree or equivalent examination are eligible for the NET exam. The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master's level examination had been completed by September 19th, 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5 percent in aggregate marks (I. e. , from 55 percent to 50 percent) for appearing in UGC NET. Age Limit: 31 years for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and No age limit for Andhra Pradesh (Assistant Professorship).. .

Q:   What is JRF after the UGC NET exam?

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JRF is the abbreviated form of Junior Research Fellowship. It is a 2 years research programme awarded to UGC NET JRF qualified candidates. It is a scholarship programme through which students can pursue Ph.D. in their respective subjects. Candidates with Bachelor's degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/integrated Ph.D. programme within the validity period of two years. SRF stands for Senior Research Fellowship which is awarded after the promotion from JRF.

Q:   How tough is it to crack the UGC NET?

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UGC NET is considered one of the most prestigious and the toughest exams. But if you are smart enough to have a good strategy with apt study material you can easily crack it in your first attempt Paper 1 plays a very crucial part in the process of cracking the UGC NET exam as it can make your merit or can lower it if not prepared well. Prepare as many previous year questions as you can. Know your syllabus for Paper 2, solve previous year questions and figure out the pattern of questions. To prepare for this exam make sure the basics of your subjects are strong, you have clarity of concepts. Make notes of the topics according to the syllabus issued. If you need guidance for your preparation You can avail yourself of facilities like sessions on paper 1 and paper 2, mock tests, previous year papers discussion, direct interaction with teachers etc. Divide your syllabus into small sections and set a weekly and monthly target for it. Include one previous paper solving per week. Make sure you complete your syllabus and be left with a little time to revise.

Q:   I have not cleared the UGC NET exam. Can I appear for the exam again?

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Yes you can definitely appear for the UGC NET exam again If you did not clear it in the first attempt. The UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the selection of Assistant Professor and award for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in various Indian Universities and Colleges. 

There is no limit on the number o attempts that you can makefor the UGC NET exam. However, you have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for the exam, which include having master's  degree with at least 55 per cent marks (50 per cent for reserved categories) or equivalent from the UGC recognised University. The age eligibility for the UGC NET exam has been given below for the candidates:

Candidates applying for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) should not be more than 30 years of age as on the first day of the month in which the UGC NET 2023 exam concludes. 

UGC NET JRF Age Limit Relaxation 2023

Relaxation of JRF age criteria is given to SC, ST, OBC, PwD, women, and other category candidates. Have a look at the age relaxation for the reserved categories below. 

Category

Age Relaxation (in years)

SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Third Gender

5

Females of all categories

5

Candidates having research experience

Limited to the period spent on research

(Maximum of 5 years)

Candidates holding LLM degree

3

Candidates in armed forces

(subject to the length of service in the armed forces)

5

 

 

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024

UGC NET exam pattern comprises two papers- Paper 1 and 2. As per the prescribed UGC NET 2024 exam pattern, both papers contain multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete both papers in a single duration of three hours. Have a look at the detailed UGC NET exam pattern 2024 below.

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper 1

50 

100

Paper 2

100 

200

Total

150 

300

UGC NET 2024 Reservation Policy 

The UGC NET reservation policy is applicable for the candidates according to the norms of the reservation policy of India. The candidates appearing for the UGC NET exam can check the reservation policy according to the category in the table below:

Category Reservation of seats (In %)
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) 27
General-Economically Weaker Sections (General- EWS) 10
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability 4

Q:   What is the UGC NET exam pattern?

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The UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) is a national-level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency NTA on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam is conducted twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and for awarding Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. The exam is conducted in two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Here are the details of the UGC NET exam pattern: Paper 1: a) Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes combining both papers) b) Total marks: 100 c) Number of questions: 50 d) Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) e) Marking scheme: Each question carries 2 marks. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. F) Syllabus: Teaching and research aptitude, reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness. Paper 2: a) Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes combining both papers) b) Total marks: 200 c) Number of questions: 100 d) Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) e) Marking scheme: Each question carries 2 marks. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. f) Syllabus: Based on the subject selected by the candidate. The UGC NET exam is conducted in online mode. The questions in both papers are in English and Hindi except for languages other than English and Hindi. Candidates need to secure the minimum qualifying marks in both papers to be eligible for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

Q:   What is the marking scheme of UGC NET exam?

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The marking of the UGC NET exam has been given below for the candidates. Following the marking scheme for the UGC NET exam the candidates who are willing to appear in the UGC NET exam can understand the exam pattern and prepare for the exam well. The marking will also help the candidate to count the probable scores from the UGC NET provisional answer key that is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA): a)Correct answer: 2 b) Incorrect answer: No negative mark c) Unanswered/marked for review: 0 (no marks given) d) Incorrect or ambiguous question/has multiple correct answers: 2 to those who have chosen one of the correct answers. E) Incorrect or dropped questions: 2 to those who have attempted the question.

Q:   How many attempts are allowed in UGC NET exam?

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There is no limit to the number of attempts allowed for the UGC NET exam. As long as a candidate meets the eligibility criteria, they can appear for the exam in any number of attempts. The UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year, and candidates who are not able to qualify in one attempt can appear for the next cycle of the exam. However, it is important to note that candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria for each attempt and pay the application fee for each attempt separately. Also, candidates who have already qualified for the UGC NET exam are eligible to appear again for the same subject and category.

UGC to Revise Syllabus for NET

The UGC chairman informed through his social media handle that the UGC NET syllabus will be revised soon. However, the aspirants will be provided sufficient time to get the preparation time before changing the UGC NET syllabus. The decision to change the syllabus was taken by the Commission on November 3, 2023, in a meeting. The need for change was awakened due to the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The new syllabus for all 83 subjects will be revised according to the NEP 2023.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024

UGC NET syllabus 2024 is prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The NTA UGC NET Syllabus is different for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus 2024 is common for all candidates. On the other hand, the UGC NET Paper 2 syllabus varies for all 83 subjects. Candidates need to choose the subject for Paper 2 while submitting the UGC NET application form.

Also Read: Interview With UGC Chairman on UGC NET Syllabus Revision

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024

The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus has been given below for the candidates who are willing to appear for the UGC NET exam. Paper 1 comprises 50 questions from 10 units that hold a total weightage of 100 marks:

  • 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 2024

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus is subject-specific and the candidates have to choose paper 2 in accordance with their specialisation. The subject of post-graduation is the paper of specialisation. Paper 2 holds a weightage of 200 marks for 100 questions. The candidates can check and download the subject-wise paper 2 syllabus through the link given below. 

UGC NET Paper 2 PDF Syllabus: Download Here 

Q:   Is it mandatory to appear for both papers of UGC NET exam?

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Yes, it is mandatory for candidates to appear for both UGC NET Paper 1 and 2 to qualify for the UGC NET exam. The candidates have to qualify for both papers separately. Candidates who will qualify for one paper will not be considered as qualified for the UGC NET exam. Paper 1 consists 50 questions for 100 marks. Paper 2 consists 100 questions for 200 marks. The candidates are advised to study paper 1 as paper 2 or they will not qualify for the UGC NET exam 2023.
 

Q:   Where can I check the UGC NET syllabus?

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You can check the UGC NET syllabus on the official website of the exam UGC NET. NTA. Nic. In. To check the syllabus the steps has been given below for the candidates: a) Go to the official website b) Go to the syllabus section c) Search for the subject d) Click on the link e) PDF will appear for the specific subject However, the UGC NET syllabus for all the subjects have been provided in the page above. The candidates can download the syllabus for the subjects from https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ugc-net-exam-syllabus.

Q:   Who prescribes the UGC NET syllabus?

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) prescribes the UGC NET syllabus for all papers and subjects. Any change made in the syllabus is announced by the UGC on its official website. The announcement is made through the notification that is released in the PDF format. The notification will be released for the specific subject whose syllabus is changed. The notification will contain all the information that is added or renewed like which subject syllabus has been changed, what are the topics that has been added and more. Recently, the Cultural Studies has been added to the English syllabus for the UGC NET exam.

UGC NET Cut Off 2024 Subject Wise

The UGC NET cut-off 2024 will be released category-wise, paper-wise, and subject-wise for all 83 subjects. The NTA will release the cut-off marks along with the declaration of the result. Candidates can download the NTA UGC NET cut-off list by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the cut-off link
  • Go through the cut-off marks
  • Download the PDF

Note: The candidates can check the UGC NET June 2024 cut-off through the given links below

 

Q:   What does securing 99 percentile mean in UGC NET exam?

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In the UGC NET exam, the 99 percentile refers to the top 1 per cent of candidates who have appeared for the exam. In other words, if a candidate has scored in the 99th percentile, it means that they have performed better than 99 per cent of the candidates who appeared for the exam. The percentile score is a measure of how well a candidate has performed relative to other candidates who have taken the exam. It is calculated by comparing the candidate's score with the scores of all the candidates who have appeared for the exam. For example, if a candidate has scored in the 99 percentile, it means that their score is higher than the scores of 99 per cent of the candidates who appeared for the exam. The percentile score is an important measure for determining the eligibility of candidates for various positions such as Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professorship. Candidates who score in the 99th percentile have a higher chance of being selected for these positions, as they are considered to be among the top performers in the exam. It is important to note that the percentile score may vary from year to year depending on the performance of the candidates who have appeared for the exam. Therefore, the percentile score required to qualify for a particular position may also vary depending on the level of competition in that year's exam.

Q:   I have secured 42 percent marks and the qualifying marks are 40 percent. Why have I not qualified the UGC NET exam?

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The qualifying marks is 40 per cent marks for general category. However, the candidates must not smilarize the qualifying marks and the cut ff marks. The cut off marks is different from the qualifying marks. The candidates who secures the cut off marks is considered to be qualified for the UGC NET exam. On the other hand, the candidates securing the qulaifying marks the UGC NET exam is eligible to get qualified if they secures the cut off marks.

For instance: If the cut marks for any subject is 70 per cent marks and the candidate secured 20 marks in Paper 1 and 190 marks in Paper 2. Though the candidate have secured the cut off marks but he/she have failed in Paper 1 as the it is not 40 per cent marks. So he/she will be not get qualified for the UGC NEt exam. 

 

Q:   Is there any subject wise cutoff for UGC NET?

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Yes, the National Testing Agency releases the UGC NET cut off in PDF format which comprises subject and category-wise for the candidates who have taken the UGC NET exam. The candidates securing more than equal to cut off marks in their category will be considered qualified for the assistant professorship or JRF and assistant professorship.
 

UGC NET Application Form Link 2024

UGC NET application form 2024 for the June session will be released in March 2024, along with the release of the UGC NET 2024 June 2024 notification. The steps to apply online for UGC NET registration are given below:

  • Visit the website- ugcnet.nta.nic.in

  • Click on the ‘Application form’ link mentioned at the bottom of the home page

  • Click on the ‘New Registration’

  • Enter the required details and complete the registration

  • Fill out the complete application form

  • Upload scanned pictures of passport size photo (10-200 kb) and signature (4-30 kb). Both images should be in JPEG format

  • Pay the UGC NET application fee (Gen - INR 1,150; OBC/EWS - INR 600; SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender - INR 325)

  • Save and submit the form

  • Download the confirmation page

How to Apply for the UGC NET Exam? (Step-by-Step Video)

The candidates who wish to apply for the UGC NET December cycle exam must note that the photograph and signature must be uploaded within the given limits or it will not be uploaded in the UGC NET online registration form. The size of the photo and signature have been given below for the candidates. 

Pre Requisites for UGC NET Registration Process 2024

Candidates who wish to apply for the UGC NET exam must know the pre-requisite information for making an application for the NTA NET June exam. The list of the pre-requisite information has been given below for the candidates that they should keep ready before filling out the application form:

  • Copy of Board/ University Certificate for Name, Mother's Name, Father's Name, etc. 
  • Identification Card
  • Degree Certificate or last semester result
  • Active Email ID and Mobile Number
  • Four cities and choice of centres 
  • Code of subject 
  • Category certificate, PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned photograph and signature 

UGC NET Photo & Signature 2024

The dimensions and the size for the UGC NET photo and signature have been given below for the candidate's ease:

  • UGC NET photo size and dimensions: The photograph must be in the dimension of 3.5cm x 4.5 cm and between 10kb to 200kb in JPG/JPEG format
  • UGC NET signature size: The signature must be in JPG/JPEG 4 kb to 30 kb size

UGC NET Application Correction 2024

The NTA and UGC will activate the application correction window after the closing of the UGC NET application window. The candidates who have filled out the application form for the UGC NET can make the corrections in the UGC NET online form by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of the exam
  • Login using the application number and password
  • Click on the link/button available for the UGC NET application form correction
  • Read the instructions and click on the ‘I Agree' checkbox
  • Click on the Proceed for Application button
  • Make the necessary changes in the application form
  • Click on the Submit button
  • Review the corrections made and click on the checkboxes given at the bottom of the page
  • Pay the additional fee, if any.
  • Click on the Final Submit button
  • Take a printout of the revised Confirmation Page

Corrections Allowed in UGC NET 2024 Application Form

UGC NET application form particulars in which candidates can make corrections if required include:

  • Personal details
  • Choice of exam centre
  • Educational details
  • Scanned photo and signature

Candidates can make corrections in any of the particulars of the online application form, excluding the following fields:

For candidates who have verified Aadhaar Card

  • No change allowed in the mobile number, email address, permanent address & correspondence address
  • No change allowed in candidate’s name, date of birth and gender
  • No change is allowed in the photo
  • Change is allowed either in the father’s name or mother’s name (anyone only)

For candidates who have not verified the Aadhaar for modification

  • No change allowed in the mobile number, email address, permanent address & correspondence address
  • No change is allowed in the photo
  • Change is allowed either in the candidate’s name or father’s name or mother’s name (anyone only)

Q:   I am unable to upload my photograph and signature while filling out the UGC NET application form. What should I do?

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The candidates are facing problems while filling out the UGC NET 2023 application form. We have identified the common problems and suggested solutions for them. Check the UGC NET application problems and solutins to them below:

Common Problems while filling out the application form

  • OTP problem: After filling out the personal details candidates are not getting the OTP and automated registration number. 
  • Automatic Change in the Application Form After Submission: The particulars filled in by the candidates are automatically changed after the submission of the application form. 
  • Uploading Photograph & Signature: The aspirants are facing problems while uploading their photographs and signatures after multiple attempts. 
  • Multiple Payments: The candidates are facing while making payments for the UGC NET application

Solutions to Problems while filling out the application form 

Check Internet Speed: As more than 8 Lacs (approx) are trying to fill out the application form at once, the candidates are facing a server crash. The candidates are advised to use fast internet or wait for a few days to fill out the application form. 

Change in Application Particulars: The candidates are advised to check the application form thoroughly before submitting the application form. If the candidates have submitted the application form then they have to wait for the application correction window to make corrections in the application form. 

Photograph & Signature: The candidates are advised to check the dimensions and the size of the photograph and Signature before uploading it as the platform accepts the photograph and signature in a given range of sizes and formats. If the size and format are correct then the candidates are advised to wait for some time as it will be a server error due to the slow speed of the Internet or a server crash due to high traffic.

Multiple Payment: The candidates are advised to make multiple payments for the UGC NET 2023 application form. Once the payment is done, keep the payment receipt by your bank and wait for 72 hours. If the payment status is not successful within the time limit, then mail the problem to the UGC NET help desk explaining the problem in brief, and attach the payment receipt by your bank in the mail. 

 

Q:   Will the application fees get refunded if I withdraw the application form, UGC NET?

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No, the application fee is not refundable in any case. The candidates can make corrections to the application form but can't withdraw their application form for the UGC NET exam once it is submitted. The steps to make correction in the application form has been given below for the candidates: a) Visit the official website- UGC NET. NTA. Nic. In b) Click the Correction Window of Online Application form link c) Login using the application number, password, and security pin d) Click on the Correction in the application form link e) Read the instructions and click on the agreement box f) Make the required corrections g) Save and submit the form.

Q:   Do I have the option of submitting the UGC NET application form in offline mode?

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No, the UGC NET application form cannot be submitted in offline mode. The National Testing Agency NTA which conducts the UGC NET exam, accepts only online applications through its official website. Candidates need to fill the application form online, upload scanned copies of their photograph and signature, and pay the application fee online through the available payment modes. However, candidates can take a printout of the confirmation page after submitting the application form online. The confirmation page should be kept safely as proof of successful submission of the application form, and it may be required during various stages of the selection process. It is advisable to check the official notification for the exam to know the details of the online application process, application fee, and the guidelines for filling and submitting the application form.
 

UGC NET Question Paper 2024

The UGC NET previous year's question paper is an essential medium for exam preparation. It makes candidates familiar with the exam pattern, questions' structure, and marking scheme. By undertaking the practice of NTA NET previous years' question papers candidates get to know the important topics from which questions are asked in the exam and their difficulty level. Candidates can also analyse the already attempted question papers and work for improvement. The candidates can get the UGC NET 2023 Question Paper for the June  session in the table below:

UGC NET 2023 Exam Date (June) UGC NET Subject  UGC NET 2023 Question Papers
14-Jun-2023 English  Click Here
15-Jun-2023 Political Science  Click Here
16-Jun-2023 History Available Soon 
16-Jun-2023 Law Available Soon
17-Jun-2023 Computer Science and Application  Available Soon
19-Jun-2023 Education  Available Soon
13-Jun-2023 Commerce  Available Soon
17-Jun-2023 Hindi Available Soon
20-Jun-2023 Economics Available Soon

Also Read: CTET 5 Years' Question Paper Free PDF 

Q:   Is it necessary to solve UGC NET sample papers to crack UGC NET exam?

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Solving UGC NET sample papers is not necessary to crack the UGC NET exam, but it can certainly be helpful in improving your chances of success. Sample papers are designed to simulate the actual UGC NET exam and provide candidates with an opportunity to practice and evaluate their preparation. Here are some benefits of solving UGC NET sample papers: a) Get Familiar with Exam Pattern: UGC NET sample papers are designed as per the latest exam pattern and syllabus. Solving them can help candidates to get familiar with the exam pattern, types of questions, and difficulty level of the exam. B) Practice and Revision: Solving UGC NET sample papers can help candidates to practice and revise the concepts they have learned. This can help them to reinforce their understanding of the subject and identify areas where they need to improve. C) Evaluate Performance: Solving UGC NET sample papers can help candidates to evaluate their performance and identify their strengths and weaknesses. This can help them to make necessary improvements and prepare better for the exam. D) Time Management: Solving UGC NET sample papers can help candidates to develop a strategy for time management and improve their speed and accuracy in solving the questions. E) Confidence Building: Solving UGC NET sample papers can help candidates to build confidence and reduce exam anxiety. Therefore, while solving UGC NET sample papers is not necessary to Crack the UGC NET exam, it can certainly be helpful in improving your preparation and performance in the exam.

Q:   Why UGC NET previous year's question papers are important?

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UGC NET previous year's question papers are important for several reasons: a) Get Familiar with Exam Pattern: Solving the previous year's question papers helps candidates to get familiar with the exam pattern, types of questions, and difficulty level of the exam. This can help them to prepare effectively and improve their chances of scoring well in the exam. B) Identify Important Topics: By solving the previous year's question papers, candidates can identify the important topics that are frequently asked in the exam. This can help them to prioritize their preparation and focus on the topics that are more likely to be asked in the exam. C) Boosts Confidence: Solving the previous year's question papers can help candidates to build confidence and reduce exam anxiety. It can also help them to develop a strategy for time management and improve their speed and accuracy in solving the questions. D) Practice and Revision: Solving the previous year's question papers can help candidates to practice and revise the concepts they have learned. This can help them to reinforce their understanding of the subject and identify areas where they need to improve. E) Evaluate Performance: By solving the previous year's question papers, candidates can evaluate their performance and identify their strengths and weaknesses. This can help them to make necessary improvements and prepare better for the exam. Therefore, solving UGC NET previous year's question papers is an important part of the exam preparation strategy and can help candidates to score well in the exam.
 

Q:   What is the ideal number of sample papers to be solved before the UGC NET exam?

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There is no fixed or ideal number of sample papers that a candidate should solve before the UGC NET exam. The number of sample papers that a candidate should solve depends on their individual preparation, strengths, and weaknesses. However, it is advisable for candidates to solve as many UGC NET sample papers as possible to enhance their preparation and improve their chances of success in the exam. By solving sample papers, candidates can get familiar with the exam pattern, types of questions, and difficulty level of the exam. It can also help them to identify their strengths and weaknesses and prioritize their preparation accordingly. Candidates can start by solving at least one sample paper per week and gradually increase the frequency as the exam date approaches. They can also try to solve the sample papers in a simulated environment, similar to the actual exam, to get a realistic experience. Apart from solving the sample papers, candidates should also focus on building a strong foundation in their subject, revise the concepts they have learned, and practice solving the previous year's question papers. This can help them to develop a comprehensive and effective exam preparation strategy and improve their chances of success in the UGC NET exam. Therefore, while there is no fixed or ideal number of sample papers that a candidate should solve, it is advisable to solve as many sample papers as possible to enhance their preparation and improve their performance in the exam.

UGC NET Prep Tips 2024

The candidates preparing for the UGC NET June Cycle exam that is going to be held between June 10 to 21, 2024, must go through the last-minute preparation tips to score good marks and uplift their chances of getting qualified. The UGC NET last-minute prep tips for the candidates have been given below :

  • The candidates must focus on accuracy rather than guessing for the right answer. However, the UGC NET exam does not have a negative marking scheme but candidates must go for the question that they know perfectly and then solve the rest paper by guessing:
  • Focus on time management
  • Read the questions carefully 

Q:   Which is the best book to prepare for UGC NET?

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There are several good books available for the preparation of the UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) exam. Here are some of the best books for UGC NET preparation: a) UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching and Research Aptitude by Arihant Publications b) Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper I by M. Gagan and Sajit Kumar c) UGC NET/SET Paper 2: Commerce by NTA UGC NET SET JRF d) UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) Management Paper II & III by Sima Kumari and Anshul Malik e) UGC NET/SET Psychology Paper 2 & 3 by Arihant Experts f) UGC NET/SET English Literature Paper 2 by Arihant Experts g) UGC NET/SET Political Science Paper 2 by Pearson These books cover the entire syllabus of the UGC NET exam and provide detailed explanations of the concepts, practice questions, and previous year's question papers. Candidates can choose the books depending on their subject and preference. Apart from the above-mentioned books, candidates can also refer to the NCERT textbooks and other reference books recommended by their professors or subject matter experts. They can also supplement their preparation with online study materials, video lectures, and mock tests to enhance their preparation. It is important for candidates to choose the books carefully and refer to them regularly to enhance their preparation for the UGC NET exam. Candidates should also practice regularly, revise the concepts, and stay updated with the latest news and updates regarding the exam.

Q:   Which are the best preparation books for UGC NET (Commerce)?

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Some books are which are often recommended are: Arihant's NTA UGC NET/JRF/SET Paper 2 Commerce 11th and 12th textbooks for basic R. S. AGGARWAL & TS Grewal Graduation Textbook By Maheshwari and Mittal Graduation Textbook Micro Economics by Dr Deepshree Graduation level Textbook and Internet/ Wikipedia Graduation level Textbook by I. M. Pandey Post-Graduation level Textbook Business Statistics by Dr J. K. Thakur Graduation level Textbook by C. R. Kothari.

Q:   Is it possible to crack UGC NET exam in 1 year?

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Yes, it is. Even 1 year is more you can crack it in 6 months. You can follow the below strategies to prepare for it. Tips and strategies for UGC NET exam It's always a problem for students How to prepare for the UGC NET Exam? So I am going to provide some tips and strategies you should follow for the UGC NET exam. Tips to prepare for the UGC NET exam Understand Paper Pattern and Syllabus Before starting your preparation, you must have a clear idea about the syllabus and paper pattern. Analyze the type of questions, marking scheme, cutoff. Also, check the whole syllabus and updates in a particular subject. Updates help you to know recent data and information regarding the subject. Make Time Table Prepare a timetable according to the subject. Mark important topics and divide each topic in smaller units. Decide the time you should give to each unit to complete the syllabus within the duration. Paper Solving Activity Include this practice, not for only UGC, but every exam you go prepare. Solve as many papers as you can of the previous year. Follow the answer key after the paper to check your performance. Indirectly benefit to increase your speed and time accuracy. Making Notes Try to make notes while reading, so at the time of the revision, you don't need to study the whole unit. It saves your time. Prepare formula sheets and short tricks to solve the paper quickly and speedily. Revision Always revise before the exam, so that you can remember whatever you have read and have a look at the notes and tricks you prepared. During revision, you get to know about the topics you least prepared. I hope the above article will be helpful to you for the preparation of your UGC NET examination.

UGC NET City Slip 2024

The NTA releases the UGC NET city intimation slip for the UGC NET exam three weeks before the exam date. The candidates can download the UGC NET city intimation slip by following the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website 
  • Click on the UGC NET 2024 City Intimation link 
  • Fill out the credentials asked for login- application number, date of birth, security pin, etc. 
  • Click on the submit button
  • The city intimation slip 2024 will appear on the screen
  • Check the exam city for the UGC NET exam 2024

 

Q:   Does NTA provide the facility for UGC NET application form correction?

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Yes, the National Testing Agency NTA provides the facility for correction in the UGC NET application form. The correction window is usually open for a limited period after the submission of the application form, during which candidates can make changes or corrections in their application form data. However, it is important to note that not all details can be edited during the correction window. The permissible corrections may be limited to certain fields such as personal details, educational qualifications, and exam center choices. The correction facility is not available for all fields, such as the candidate's name, email ID, mobile number, and application number. Candidates must take utmost care while filling the application form to avoid errors and mistakes. In case of any errors, they must make use of the correction window to rectify them. Failure to correct the errors may result in rejection of the application form. It is advisable to check the official notification for the exam to know the details of the correction window, permissible corrections, and the guidelines for making corrections in the application form.
 

Q:   What was the UGC application correction dates for December cycle?

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The UGC NET application correction dates for the UGC NET exam was December 1 to 3, 2023. Earlier, the UGC NET application correction dates were October 30 and 31, 2023 which was extended Ocotber 27, 2023 by the NTA/UGC. The candidates were not allowed to make following changes mentioned in the table below:

For candidates who have verified Aadhaar Card

  • No change allowed in the mobile number, email address, permanent address & correspondence address
  • No change allowed in candidate’s name, date of birth and gender
  • No change is allowed in the photo
  • Change is allowed either in the father’s name or mother’s name (anyone only)

For candidates who have not verified the Aadhaar for modification

  • No change allowed in the mobile number, email address, permanent address & correspondence address
  • No change is allowed in the photo
  • Change is allowed either in the candidate’s name or father’s name or mother’s name (anyone only)
 

Q:   Who releases the UGC NET application form?

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The National Testing Agency NTA is responsible for releasing the UGC NET application form. NTA is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, and it conducts various national-level entrance exams, including the UGC NET exam. The UGC NET exam is conducted on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and for awarding Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. The UGC NET application form is usually released online on the official website of NTA and interested candidates can fill and submit the form within the stipulated time frame.
 

UGC NET Admit Card 2024

The NTA UGC NET admit card 2024 will be released two weeks before the exam day. The UGC NET June admit card will expectedly be released between May 25 and June 5, 2024. The steps to download the UGC NET June admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website 
  • Click on the ‘Download Admit Card for UGC-NET June 2024' link

  • Log in using the 'Application Number', 'Date of Birth', and 'Security Pin'

  • Download the UGC NET admit card 2024

  • Take the printout for future use

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Q:   I have forgotten my login password while downloading the UGC NET admit card. Can I regenerate it?

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Yes, you can regenerate your login password for UGC NET if you have forgotten it. To regenerate your password, you should follow these steps: Visit the official website of UGC NET. Click on the "Forgot Password" link available on the login page. Enter your application number, security pin, and click on the "Submit" button. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number and email ID. Enter the OTP in the designated field and click on the "Submit" button. You will be redirected to a new page where you can reset your password. Enter your new password and confirm it by entering it again. Click on the "Submit" button to save the new password. Once you have regenerated your password, you can use it to log in to your UGC NET account and download your admit card. Make sure to keep your new password safe and secure and avoid sharing it with anyone. If you face any issues while regenerating your password, you can contact the UGC NET helpdesk for assistance.
 

Q:   The spelling of my name mentioned on the UGC NET admit card is incorrect. What should I do?

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If you find any discrepancy in your name or any other details mentioned on your UGC NET admit card, you should immediately contact the UGC NET helpdesk and inform them about the error. You can also send an email to the helpdesk or contact them through phone to inform them about the error. Make sure to provide your correct name and other details along with your application number and other relevant information. The UGC NET helpdesk will guide you on the process to correct the error in your name or other details mentioned on the admit card. You may be required to provide some documents as proof of your correct name or other details. It is important to get the error corrected before the exam day to avoid any confusion or issues at the exam center. Therefore, it is advisable to contact the helpdesk as soon as you notice any error on your UGC NET admit card.
 

Q:   What are the documents needed along with admit card at UGC NET exam centre?

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Candidates appearing for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) in 2023 are required to carry the following documents to the examination centre:

  • UGC NET Admit Card: The admit card is a mandatory document that candidates must carry to the examination centre. It contains important information about the candidate and serves as a proof of their candidature. 
  • Photo ID Proof: Candidates must also carry a valid photo ID proof to the examination centre. The ID proof can be any one of the following - Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving License, or any other government-issued ID proof. 
  • Passport-sized Photographs: Candidates must carry two passport-sized photographs to the examination centre. The photographs should be the same as the one uploaded during the online application process. 

It is important to note that candidates who fail to carry any of these documents to the examination centre will not be allowed to appear for the UGC NET exam. Therefore, candidates should ensure that they have all the necessary documents well in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle.

 

Q:   In case I forget to carry my UGC NET admit card to the exam centre, can I show the digital copy?

A:
No, you cannot use a digital copyof your UGC NET admit card in place of the original at the examcentre. The UGC NET admit card is a required document that acts as confirmation of your eligibility and permits you to sit for the exam. You will not be permitted to enter the exam centre or take the examif you do not have your original admission card with you. As a result, it is strongly advised that you keep the original UGC NET admit card safe and secure and bring it with you to the test centre. Furthermore, you should bring a valid picture ID evidence, such as an Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voter ID Card, or Passport, since this will be required for verification. If you have misplaced your UGC NET admit card, you can obtain a duplicate copy from the National Testing Agency's NTA official website by entering in with your registration number and password. However, it is always a good idea to keep the original admission card secure in order to avoid any last-minute problems or delays.
 

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2024

The exam analysis of the UGC NET 2024 exam will be shared after the conduction of the June session exam between 10 to 21, 2024. The candidates can check the previous exam analysis for different subjects below.

The UGC NET exam analysis has been shared below for the UGC  NET shift 1 exam conducted on December 11, 7 & 6, 2023. The candidates can check the difficulty level, question pattern, types of questions asked, and more through the analysis. The candidates can check the UGC NET exam analysis of the previous cycle below. 

UGC NET 2023 Political Science Exam Analysis: Dec 11

The UGC NET Paper 2 was moderate. Look at the UGC NET exam analysis by the candidates who took the exam:

  • Lokesh Said, "Paper 2 was easy as compared to last year. The passage section was easy in both papers, however, the DI was on the tougher side. The expected cut off will be higher than the previous cycle as the paper was easy."
  • Naveen Said, " Overall Papers 1 & 2 was moderate in moderate in nature. The questions were asked from IR, Constitution & more. The cut-off will be higher than the previous year."
  • Nitish Said, " The overall exam was moderate as compared to last year. The questions were asked from the G20 summit, IR, Authors and Books, Aristotle's theory, Morgan's theory, and more."

UGC NET Political Science Exam Analysis: Dec 11

UGC NET Commerce Exam Analysis: Good Attempts (Dec 7)

The candidates can check the good attempts for the UGC NET Commerce exam below in the table:

Paper  Number of Good Attempts
Paper 1: General Paper 50-55
Paper 2: English  80 to 85

The UGC NET Commerce Exam Analysis Shift 1

The NTA conducted the UGC NET Commerce exam on December 7, 2023. The UGC NET Commerce Paper 1 was moderate as compared to the previous year's exam. Look at the reviews by the candidates who took the exam below:

  • Preeti Said," Paper 1 was easy and doable in nature, however, the questions from the maths section were difficult. The questions were asked from time, distance, and speed, DI. On the other hand, Paper 2  was moderate. Previous year's questions were also present in the paper."
  • Rahul Said," Paper 2 was a bit difficult as the economics and stats-based questions were dominant in the paper. 2 to 3 numerical were asked in paper 2, whereas, paper 1 was easy in nature."
  • Shivani Said, " The questions were asked from Capital Market, Money Mix, Cash Cows, Capital Market, and more. Other than this, paper 1 was easy, the questions were asked from ICT, teaching, and research aptitude."

UGC NET 2023 Paper 1 Analysis: December 6

The paper 1 was easy as compared to the previous cycle. However, the questions from maths and DI were on the tougher side. Check the difficulty level  for the UGC NET Paper 1 exam in the table below:

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2023 6th December Difficulty Level: Paper 1 
Subjects Difficulty Level Number of Questions
Teaching Aptitude Easy 8 to 10
Research Aptitude Easy 2
Comprehension Easy 1
Logical Reasoning Easy 4
Data Interpretation Moderate 5
Maths Difficult 3
Communication Easy 4
Environment Easy-Moderate 3
People & Development Easy-Moderate 2
Higher Education Easy 5
IT Easy 4

UGC NET 2023 English Exam Analysis (Dec 6)

The UGC NET exam for shift 1 got over at 12:00 pm for English. Shiksha visited one of the exam centers in Delhi and took the review of students who had taken the exam. According to their reviews, the difficulty level of Paper 1 was moderate. On the other hand, paper 2 was easy in comparison to the previous cycle. The cultural studies were dominant in Paper 2 whereas the  6 to 7 timeline questions were asked related to authors, books, birth year, etc. The difficulty level of cultural studies was above average as compared to the previous year.

Paper  Number of Good Attempts
Paper 1: General Paper 40-45
Paper 2: English  55 to 60

UGC NET Exam Analysis 2023 English: Student's Review

The aspirants preparing for the UGC NET English exam can check the reviews for the candidates who took the exam below:

  • Ruchi said, "Paper 1 was easy, and the questions from logical reasoning were dominant in the paper. Paper 2 was moderate, the timeline,  books & author name questions were asked in Paper 2."
  • Shilpa said," The overall exam was moderate. Paper 1 comprised questions from logical reasoning and data interpretation. Paper 2 comprised the question from Indian & British literature. The questions were asked from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The author's timeline questions were also present in the paper."
  • Deepika said," Paper 2 was easy as compared to the previous year. Paper 1 was difficult, the question from DI was difficult, percentage questions were easy. Questions from authors like Emily Bronte and Charles Dickens were dominant in the paper."

UGC NET Exam Analysis (English) & Student's Review

The candidates can check the exam analysis and student review for the UGC NET English exam in the video below:

Q:   What is the use of UGC NET exam analysis?

A:
UGC NET exam analysis is the process of examining the UGC NET exam paper to identify the overall difficulty level, the type of questions asked, and the areas from which the questions were asked. Exam analysis is useful for both the candidates who have appeared for the exam and those who are preparing for it in the future. Here are some uses of UGC NET exam analysis: a) Understand the exam pattern: Exam analysis helps the candidates to understand the exam pattern and the type of questions that are asked in the exam. This helps them to prepare better and focus on the important topics and subtopics. B) Identify the difficulty level: Exam analysis helps the candidates to identify the overall difficulty level of the exam and the difficulty level of individual sections. This helps them to understand their performance and identify areas where they need to improve. C) Identify important topics: Exam analysis helps the candidates to identify the important topics and subtopics that are frequently asked in the exam. This helps them to prioritize their preparation and focus on the topics that are more likely to be asked in the exam. D) Plan future preparation: Exam analysis helps the candidates to plan their future preparation based on the areas where they need to improve. It also helps them to identify their strengths and weaknesses and work on them accordingly. E) Provide feedback to coaching institutes: Exam analysis helps coaching institutes to understand the difficulty level of the exam and the areas from which the questions were asked. This helps them to improve the quality of their coaching and provide better guidance to the candidates. In summary, UGC NET exam analysis is useful for both the candidates who have appeared for the exam and those who are preparing for it in the future. It helps them to understand the exam pattern, identify the difficulty level, prioritize their preparation, plan future preparation, and provide feedback to coaching institutes.
 

Q:   Does the difficulty level of the UGC NET question paper differ for different shifts?

A:
The difficulty level of the UGC NET question paper may differ for different shifts or sessions. This is because the question paper is set by different experts for different shifts and they may vary in their interpretation of the syllabus and the difficulty level of the questions. However, the National Testing Agency NTA which conducts the UGC NET exam, takes steps to ensure that the overall difficulty level of the question paper is the same for all the shifts. This is done through a process of equating the scores of the candidates appearing in different shifts. Equating is a statistical process that is used to adjust the scores of the candidates taking into account the differences in the difficulty level of the question papers in different shifts. This ensures that the scores of the candidates are comparable and that no candidate is at a disadvantage due to the variation in the difficulty level of the question paper. In summary, while the difficulty level of the UGC NET question paper may differ for different shifts, the NTA takes steps to ensure that the overall difficulty level is the same. Candidates should focus on their preparation and not worry too much about the difficulty level of the question paper for their particular shift.
 

Q:   What are the major differences between CSIR NET and UGC NET?

A:
CSIR NET and NET both the conduct for the same post but there are some differences you need to know to prepare for the exam and clear the exam with good marks. 1. Convener Body: CSIR NET and UGC NET both are conducted by National Test Agency NTA 2. Subjects: CSIR NET deals in 5 subjects whereas UGC NET covers 81 subjects. 3. Who can apply? CSIR NET conduct for students of the Science stream, whereas UGC NET conduct for arts and Humanities students. 4. Eligibility Criteria Qualification-CSIR NET students require to score for 55% (GEN & OBC) and 50 % (SC/ST/PWD/) and UGC NET 55% (GEN & EWS) and 50% (OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender) Age limit-Under CSIR NET age limit for JRF is Not more than 28 and for Assistant Professor- no limit Under UGC NET for JRF Not more than 31 and for Assistant Professor- no limit 5. Exam Mode Both the exam conduct online. 6. Total marks CSIR NET consists of 200 marks whereas UGC NET consists of 300 marks 7. Who qualified? Under CSIR NET candidates with 33% (avg. Of both the papers) and under UGC NET score 40% (avg. Of both the papers) Note: There is no negative marking in both exams, Duration of the exams is 3 hours. I hope the above differences helps you to distinguish between both the exam and prepare accordingly.

UGC NET Result December 2024

The UGC NET result for June 2024 will be released by the NTA after the normalisation of scores. The NTA uses the percentile scores method to calculate the UGC NET 2024 result. Candidates can check their results by following the steps mentioned below: 

  • Visit the official website - https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the result link
  • Enter the details – application number, date of birth, and security pin
  • Download the scorecard

Have a look at the minimum qualifying marks for the UGC NET exam below.

Categories

Aggregate Minimum Qualifying Marks in Both Papers (in %)

General

40

SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/PwD/Transgender

35

Also Read: UGC NET Certificate Validity

Q:   When will the UGC NET Answer Key 2023 for the December cycle be Released?

A:

The National Testing Agency released the UGC NET 2023 answer key for the December cycle on January 3, 2024. The UGC NET answer key has been made available through the candidates' login on the official website. Along with the release of the answer key, the UGC NET response sheet and question paper have been made available for the candidates. The candidates will be able to calculate their probable marks through the UGC NET answer key. Though the exact marks secured by the candidates will be available only through the UGC NET result and scorecard.

 

Q:   How can I check the result for the UGC NET exam?

A:
You can check the UGC NET result online on the official website of the exam by logging into your registered account. The steps to download UGC NET exam results have been given below for the candidates: a) Go to the official website b) Click on the UGC NET result link c) Fill out the details like application number and date of birth d) Click on the submit button e) Result will appear on the screen f) Download the result and save it for later use.
 

Q:   What details are required to download the UGC NET result and scorecard?

A:

You need to enter the application number and password/date of birth as the login details to check your UGC NET result. Other than this, security question or the captcha that is provided on the login page. If you have forgotten your application number then you will need your registered mobile number and email to retrieve the application number. The steps to download the UGC NET result and scorecard has been gien below for the candidates:

  • Go to the official website 
  • Click on the UGC NET scorecard link 
  • Fill out the application number and date of birth to login to the registered account 
  • Fill out the security pin available on the screen 
  • Click on the submit button
  • The UGC NET will appear on the screen

The candidates are advised to keep the application number saved to avoid any hassle while downloading the UGC NET result. 

 

Q:   How can I raise objections against UGC NET provisional answer key?

A:
If candidates find any discrepancies in the provisional answer key of UGC NET they can raise objections against it by following the below-mentioned steps: a) Visit the official website b) Click on the "Challenge UGC NET Answer Key" link available on the homepage. C) Enter your login credentials such as application number and password to log in to your account. D) Click on the link for challenging the answer key for the exam you have appeared for. E) Select the question number for which you want to challenge the answer key. F) Upload the supporting documents and provide a detailed explanation of why you think the answer key is incorrect. G) Pay the required fee for each question that you want to challenge. The fee is non-refundable, even if the challenge is accepted by NTA. H) Submit the challenge. It is important to note that candidates can challenge the answer key only within a specified timeframe, which will be mentioned in the notification released by NTA. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before raising the objections. The challenges raised by the candidates will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts, and the final answer key will be released after considering all the objections raised by the candidates.
 

Q:   I want my UGC NET score to be re-evaluated. What is the process for the same?

A:
There is no provision for re-evaluation/re-checking of UGC NET result. The official notification reads, No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. The candidates can only raise objections against the provisional answer key. Based on the objections raised by the candidates the final answer key and the result is released.
 

UGC NET Answer Key December 2024

The NTA releases the UGC NET answer key after the successful conduction of the exam. The steps to download the UGC NET answer key are given below for the candidates:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the ‘ Final Answer Key’ link
  • Login into the registered account using the Application Number and Date of Birth 
  • Download the PDF

How to Challenge UGC NET Answer Key 2024?

The steps to challenge the UGC NET provisional answer key 2024 are given below:

  •  Visit the official website of UGC NET
  •  Click on the link available for the answer key
  • Click on any one of the links: Through the application number and password or the application number and date of birth
  • Enter the application number, password/date of birth, and security PIN (as shown on the screen)
  • Click on Sign In
  • Click on the Challenge Answer Key link
  • Select the correct answer option ID for the question ID for which the challenge needs to be made
  • Click on the 'Save Your Claims' button
  • Upload the supporting documents in a single PDF file to support your claim
  • Click on the ‘Save Your Claims & Pay Fee’ button
  • Pay INR 200 per question in the online mode

Q:   How to Determine UGC NET Marks using Answer Key?

A:

The candidates can determine their probable scores using the UGC NET provisional answer key. The steps to determine the marks has been given below:

  • Count all the correct answers from the response sheet by comparing it with UGC NET provisional answer key 
  • Multiply the correct number of questions with two
  • The outcome is the probable score of UGC NET exam

The UGC NET provisonal answer key is released along with the candidate's response sheet and answer key challenge window. The provisional answer kye helps the candidate to get estimated marks for the UGC NET exam. 

 

Q:   Why is the UGC NET answer key important?

A:
The UGC NET answer key is an important document for candidates who have appeared for the exam. The reasons describing the importance of the UGC NET answer key has been enlisted below for the candidates: a) Helps in calculating probable scores: The answer key contains the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can use it to cross-check their answers and calculate their probable scores. This helps them in assessing their performance in the exam and understanding their chances of qualifying. B) Verification of answers: By comparing their responses with the correct answers mentioned in the answer key, candidates can verify their answers and check the accuracy of their responses. This helps in identifying any mistakes they might have made while attempting the exam. C) Challenge incorrect answers: If the candidates find any discrepancies or errors in the answer key, they can challenge it by submitting their objections online. This ensures that the final answer key released by NTA is accurate and error-free. D) Transparency in the evaluation process: The UGC NET answer key ensures transparency in the evaluation process. Candidates can check the correct answers and be assured that their responses are being evaluated fairly. In summary, the UGC NET answer key is an important document for candidates who have appeared for the exam. It helps in calculating probable scores, verifying answers, and ensuring transparency in the evaluation process.
 

Q:   How can I download UGC NET answer key?

A:
The National Testing Agency NTA releases the UGC NET answer key a few days after the exam is conducted. The answer key is released on the official website of NTA and can be downloaded by following the below-mentioned steps: a) Visit the official website b) Click on the "Answer Key" link available on the homepage. C) Enter your login credentials such as application number and password to log in to your account. D) Click on the link for the answer key for the exam you have appeared for. E) The answer key will be displayed on the screen in PDF format. F) Download the answer key and take a printout of it for future reference. Candidates can use the UGC NET answer key to cross-check their answers and calculate their probable scores. If any candidate has any objections to the answer key, they can challenge it by paying a certain fee within the specified time frame. The final answer key will be released by NTA after considering all the objections raised by the candidates.

Q:   What is the fee for challenging the UGC NET provisional answer key?

A:
The fee for challenging the UGC NET answer key is INR 200 per question. Candidates can challenge as many questions as they want by paying the fee for each question separately. The fee for challenging the answer key is non-refundable, even if the challenge is accepted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates can pay the fee for challenging the answer key online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking. It is important to note that the fee for challenging the answer key is subject to change, and candidates should check the latest notification released by NTA for the updated fee structure. Candidates should also note that they can challenge the answer key only within a specified timeframe, which will be mentioned in the notification released by NTA. Candidates are advised to carefully review the answer key and supporting documents before raising any objections. The challenges raised by the candidates will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts, and the final answer key will be released after considering all the objections raised by the candidates.
 

Q:   What are the major differences between CSIR NET and UGC NET?

A:
CSIR NET and NET both the conduct for the same post but there are some differences you need to know to prepare for the exam and clear the exam with good marks. 1. Convener Body: CSIR NET and UGC NET both are conducted by National Test Agency NTA 2. Subjects: CSIR NET deals in 5 subjects whereas UGC NET covers 81 subjects. 3. Who can apply? CSIR NET conduct for students of the Science stream, whereas UGC NET conduct for arts and Humanities students. 4. Eligibility Criteria Qualification-CSIR NET students require to score for 55% (GEN & OBC) and 50 % (SC/ST/PWD/) and UGC NET 55% (GEN & EWS) and 50% (OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender) Age limit-Under CSIR NET age limit for JRF is Not more than 28 and for Assistant Professor- no limit Under UGC NET for JRF Not more than 31 and for Assistant Professor- no limit 5. Exam Mode Both the exam conduct online. 6. Total marks CSIR NET consists of 200 marks whereas UGC NET consists of 300 marks 7. Who qualified? Under CSIR NET candidates with 33% (avg. Of both the papers) and under UGC NET score 40% (avg. Of both the papers) Note: There is no negative marking in both exams, Duration of the exams is 3 hours. I hope the above differences helps you to distinguish between both the exam and prepare accordingly.

UGC NET Mock Test 2024

The candidates who are willing to appear for the UGC NET December Cycle exam must take the UGC NET Mock Tests to strengthen their preparation. With the Shikhsa'a curated mock tests, the aspirants can get the perfect idea of the exam and plan their strategy based on it. The benefits of solving the mock tests have been given below:

  • The aspirants will get an idea of exam patterns, sections, repeated questions, etc. 
  • The preparation strategy can be made on the basis of mock tests 
  • Taking the mock test in exam conditions can benefit building self-reliance 

Q:   How UGC NET mock tests can help in preparation?

A:
UGC NET mock tests are helpful in many ways. Some of the best helps from UGC NET exam have been listed below for the candidates are preparing for the UGC NET exam: A) Get familiar with the exam pattern: UGC NET mock tests can help you become familiar with the exam pattern, which can be helpful in reducing your anxiety and increasing your confidence on the day of the exam. B) Identify your strengths and weaknesses: Mock tests can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to focus your study efforts on areas that require improvement. C) Practice time management: UGC NET mock tests can help you practice time management, which is a crucial factor in the exam. This can help you improve your speed and accuracy, allowing you to complete the exam within the allotted time. D) Improve your problem-solving skills: Mock tests can help you improve your problem-solving skills, which are essential for the UGC NET exam. By practicing different types of questions, you can learn new strategies and techniques to solve them. E) Boost your confidence: Mock tests can help boost your confidence by providing you with a realistic simulation of the actual exam. By taking mock tests, you can improve your performance, which can in turn increase your confidence in your ability to succeed in the exam. Overall, UGC NET mock tests can be an effective tool in your preparation strategy for the exam. They can help you identify areas that require improvement, practice time management, improve your problem-solving skills, and boost your confidence.
 

Q:   Does NTA provide mock tests for UGC NET exam?

A:
Yes, National Testing Agency provides mock test papers for the candidates who are preparing for the UGC NET exam. The UGC NET mock tests are available on nta.ac.in/quiz It was launched for the candidates to get along with the CBT (Computer Based Test) mode exam and prepare for the UGC NET exam together. The platform was launched by the NTA in 2019. To appear for the UGC NET mock tests the candidates have to follow the steps given below: a) Go to the official website- nta.ac.in/quiz b) Select the exam for which you have to appear c) Select the UGC NET paper d) Click on the submit button e) The login page will appear on the screen f) Click on the login button g) The mock test will begin for the candidates.
 

Q:   Are UGC NET mock tests tougher than UGC NET exam?

A:
The UGC NET mock tests are moderately difficult which is best suitable for the preparation of the UGC NTE exam as the difficulty level of the UGC NET exam is moderately difficult in nature. The mock test with the same level of difficulty can help the candidates securing good marks and understand the types of question asked in the exam. However, it is advised to the candidates that they should solve tougher mock tests to be prepared for the changes because there are no certain pattern of questions that are repeated in the UGC NET exam. Being ready for the UGC NET exam with tougher question will help the candidates to secure higher marks in the exam.
 

UGC NET Topper Interviews

Go through topper interviews for the UGC NET preparation.  

UGC NET Toppers

Preparation Strategy and How They Cracked It

Twinkle Jaiswal

Subject: Law

Qualified for JRF & Assitant Professorship 

  • Followed a proper routine
  • Focused on clearing basics for each topic
  • Attempted a series of practice/ mock tests

Kunal Kishor Kashyap

Subject: English 

Qualified for Assistant Professorship

  • Kept pace with both Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • Prepared from multiple books containing facts  
  • Revised each topic multiple times

Shivani Karn 

Subject: English

Qualified for Assistant Professorship

  • Hard work & Perseverance 
  • Self Study 
  • Solve Previous Year's Question

Komal Sharma

Subject: Political Science

Qualified for Assistant Professorship

  • Self Study and Consistency
  • Revision 
  • Previous Years' Question

Rajat Sen

Subject: Mass Communication & Journalism

Qualified for Assistant Professor

  • Revision, practice and persistence was his key to success
  • Was consistent with his preparation for the exam
  • Solved previous years' question papers, mock tests and made notes

Vivek Sharma

Subject: Political Science

Qualified for JRF & Assistant Professor

  • Focused on enhancing fact-based and conceptual knowledge
  • Focused on each topic of the syllabus thoroughly
  • Solved previous years’ UGC NET question papers

Abhinav Pandey

Subject: History

Qualified for Assistant Professor

  • Focused on reading History books with critical outlook
  • Read bibliography to enhance information about research sources
  • Read each topic of UGC NET syllabus thoroughly  

Vivek Mishra

Subject: Geography

Qualified for JRF & Assistant Professor

  • Gave equal preparation time for Paper 1 and II
  • Prepared from multiple books containing facts  
  • Revised each topic multiple times

Chiranjit Gorai

Subject: History

Qualified for JRF & Assistant Professor

  • Studied four to five hours everyday
  • Solved previous year question papers for both Paper 1 and II
  • Gave more preparation time to weak subjects

Snigdha Moitra

Subject: Forensic Science

Qualified for Assistant Professor

  • Studied for 10 hours everyday
  • Followed a proper timetable
  • Gave equal importance to preparation of Paper 1

Richa Chaudhary

Subject: Psychology

Qualified for Assistant Professor

  • Followed a day-wise schedule
  • Focused on clearing basics for each topic
  • Attempted a series of practice/ mock tests

Ramesh Kumar

Subject: Commerce

Qualified for Assistant Professor

  • Solved MCQs after studying each subject
  • Revised concepts multiple times

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Q:   What is UGC NET syllabus for English?

A:
UGC NET syllabus for English comprises the following topics: Paper 1 Syllabus Teaching Aptitude Research Aptitude Communication Higher education Mathematical Reasoning Logical Reasoning Data Interpretation Reading Comprehension People and Environment Information & Communication Technology Paper 2 English . Syllabus Drama Poetry Fiction, short story Non-Fictional Prose Language:Basics concepts, theories and pedagogy English in India: History, Evolution and Futures Cultural Studies Literary Criticism Literary Theory post world war II Research Methods and Materials in English.
 

Q:   Which are the best preparation books for UGC NET (Commerce)?

A:
Some books are which are often recommended are: Arihant's NTA UGC NET/JRF/SET Paper 2 Commerce 11th and 12th textbooks for basic R. S. AGGARWAL & TS Grewal Graduation Textbook By Maheshwari and Mittal Graduation Textbook Micro Economics by Dr Deepshree Graduation level Textbook and Internet/ Wikipedia Graduation level Textbook by I. M. Pandey Post-Graduation level Textbook Business Statistics by Dr J. K. Thakur Graduation level Textbook by C. R. Kothari.

Q:   How can I prepare for UGC NET in sociology?

A:
It's always a problem for students How to prepare for the UGC NET Exam? So I am going to provide some tips and strategies you should follow for the UGC NET exam. Tips to prepare for the UGC NET exam Understand Paper Pattern and Syllabus Before starting your preparation, you must have a clear idea about the syllabus and paper pattern. Analyze the type of questions, marking scheme, cutoff. Also, check the whole syllabus and updates in a particular subject. Updates help you to know recent data and information regarding the subject. Make Time Table Prepare a timetable according to the subject. Mark important topics and divide each topic in smaller units. Decide the time you should give to each unit to complete the syllabus within the duration. Paper Solving Activity Include this practice, not for only UGC, but every exam you go prepare. Solve as many papers as you can of the previous year. Follow the answer key after the paper to check your performance. Indirectly benefit to increase your speed and time accuracy. Making Notes Try to make notes while reading, so at the time of the revision, you don't need to study the whole unit. It saves your time. Prepare formula sheets and short tricks to solve the paper quickly and speedily. Revision Always revise before the exam, so that you can remember whatever you have read and have a look at notes and tricks you prepared. During revision, you get to know about the topics you least prepared. I hope the above article will be helpful to you for the preparation for your UGC NET examination.

UGC NET and Competitive Exam

The candidates preparing for the UGC NET can also prepare for different competitive exams as it will help them to accomplish two things at once. Some of the exams are mentioned below for the candidates who want to prepare for the UGC NET exam along with the competitive exam. 

  • UPSC (IAS/IES/IFS etc.): The candidates who are preparing for the UPSC with a master's degree can apply for the UGC NET exam with their subject as the thorough study of the subject will help the candidates to cover the syllabus of the UGC NET along with the UPSC. For instance, If a candidate has a degree in Economics and preparing for the UGC NET or UPSC then the thorough study of the subject can help him/her to prepare for both the exams at once. 
  • Teaching Exams: The syllabus of the exam like CTET, and state TET exams can be covered with the syllabus of the UGC NET exam as the syllabus for both exams are quite similar to each other and can be covered at once. 

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Q:   I have done my PG in Human Resource Management. Can I now appear UGC NET exam in Commerce?

A:

No, you cannot appear for UGC NET exam in Commerce with a PG in Human Resource Management (HRM). The UGC NET exam is conducted for the recruitment of Assistant Professors and Junior Research Fellows in Indian universities. The exam is based on the subject you have chosen in your postgraduate degree. Since you have a PG in HRM, you can only appear for UGC NET exam in HRM

To be eligible to appear for the UGC NET exam in Commerce, you must have a Master's degree in Commerce or a related subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). You must also have secured at least 60% marks in the aggregate in your Bachelor's degree.

If you are interested in appearing for UGC NET exam in Commerce, I recommend that you go through the syllabus carefully and start preparing for the exam early. You can also find a number of resources online to help you prepare for the exam 

 

Q:   I have done my MBA in marketing. Can I appear for UGC NET exam?

A:
This entrance exam is conducted for the post of lecturer and Junior Research Fellowship twice every year in the month of June and December respectively. The eligibility criteria for the exam is: 1. Master’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Final year post graduation candidates can also apply for the exam. 2. Minimum of 55% of marks is needed in master's degree. 3. The upper age limit for the JRF is 28 years however, there is no limit for the lectureship.
 

Q:   I have secured 42 percent marks and the qualifying marks are 40 percent. Why have I not qualified the UGC NET exam?

A:

The qualifying marks is 40 per cent marks for general category. However, the candidates must not smilarize the qualifying marks and the cut ff marks. The cut off marks is different from the qualifying marks. The candidates who secures the cut off marks is considered to be qualified for the UGC NET exam. On the other hand, the candidates securing the qulaifying marks the UGC NET exam is eligible to get qualified if they secures the cut off marks.

For instance: If the cut marks for any subject is 70 per cent marks and the candidate secured 20 marks in Paper 1 and 190 marks in Paper 2. Though the candidate have secured the cut off marks but he/she have failed in Paper 1 as the it is not 40 per cent marks. So he/she will be not get qualified for the UGC NEt exam. 

 

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The salary of Assistant professor in India ranges between 3.5 LPA to 6 LPA depending on Universities. If a candidate joins a private university as a fresher (no prior experience of teaching) then the average salary offered by the salary is INR 500-800 per class. The salary is increased as per the ex

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No, qualifying the UGC NET exam will not gaurantee the job for assistant professorship in college or university, it is only an eligibility exam. It means that candidates who will qualify for the exam are eligible to become an assistant professorship. To get job as assistant professorship they will n

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Answered Yesterday

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the UGC NET notification for the June cycle 2024 by the last week of March or in the first week of April 2024. The NTA NET notification will be released  as a PDF that will comprise the details of the UGC NET June cycle like application dates, syllabus,

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Dewesh Nandan Prasad

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Answered a month ago

Hi.UGC NET 2024 exam will be held through online mode (computer based test).

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

Answered a month ago

The eligibility criteria for UGC NET Environmental Science include having a master's degree or equivalent in Environmental Science or related subjects with at least 55% aggregate marks (50% for candidates belonging to reserved categories). Candidates who are in the final year of their master's progr

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

Answered a month ago

The eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2024 is given below. 

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Age: Maximum 30 years for JRF
  2. Age: No limit for Asst. Professor

Education qualification: Master's degree in humanities and social sciences ( Including languages), Computer Science and applications, Electronics science, etc.

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pradeep kumar

Scholar-Level 18

Answered a month ago

Hi. Yes, if they secured 55% in Master's degree then they can apply for UGC NET. 

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

Answered 2 months ago

Hi. You  can apply after backlog also but you must have a master's degree or its equivalent from a recognised university with at least 55% marks.

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

Answered 2 months ago

The National Testing Agency released the UGC NET 2023 answer key for the December cycle on January 3, 2024. The UGC NET answer key has been made available through the candidates' login on the official website. Along with the release of the answer key, the UGC NET response sheet and question paper ha

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