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UGC NET 2022 - Application Form (Extended), Form Correction, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Result

Updated By Nikkil Visha on 23 May, 2022 10:18

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About UGC NET 2022

UGC NET 2022 Application Form can now be filled till May 30, 2022 as the authority has extended the timeline. Applicants can go to the official website at ugcnet.nta.nic.in to complete their UGC NET Application Form 2022. Other than that, UGC NET Correction window has been activated on the official website. Students can rectify the errors in their application form from May 21 to 23, 2022. It must be noted that UGC NET 2022 Application Form Correction is the last and final chance to make changes in certain details filled by candidates. Based on the details filled in the application form, the admit cards will be issued a few weeks before the exam date. UGC NET 2022 exam dates are expected to be released soon. 

NTA has been entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with the major responsibility of conducting UGC-NET. The exam is conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges. For COVID-19 affected candidates, the validity of UGC NET JRF Award Letter has been extended by one year beyond its three years validity. Read more

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UGC NET Latest Updates

  • Mar 29, 2022 01:30 PM: UGC NET JRF Certificate Validity has been extended by one year for COVID-affected candidates. The certificate is now valid for four years. The chairperson of the UGC, M Jagadesh Kumar, announced this on Twitter while the official notification will be published soon. Read more.

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What is UGC NET?

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level examination conducted to determine whether applicants are eligible for the posts of Assistant Professor, Lectureship, or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). UGC NET Exam is held twice a year for a total of 81 subjects.  Candidates may find all the information they need about UGC NET 2022 here like the exam's eligibility, application process, important dates, admit card, result, selection process, and more.

UGC NET Conducting Body

UGC NET is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from December 2018. The National Testing Agency (NTA) was established by the Union Government of India to conduct national-level entrance examinations across the country. Prior to the inception of the NTA, UGC NET Examination was administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Until June 2018, CBSE used to conduct the UGC NET. Previous to that, UGC NET was organized by the UGC's National Educational Testing Bureau.

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UGC NET 2022 Important Dates

The dates for UGC NET Merged Cycles of December 2021 and June 2022 exams have been released, and the candidates can check the tentative dates here.

EventsDates

Release Date of UGC NET Notification 2022

April 30, 2022

Start Date of UGC NET 2022 Application Form Submission

April 30, 2022

Last Date of UGC NET 2022 Application Form Submission

May 30, 2022

Last Date of UGC NET 2022 Fee Payment

May 30, 2022

UGC NET 2022 Application Form Correction Dates

May 21 to 23, 2022

Release Date of UGC NET 2022 Admit Card

To be out soon

UGC NET Exam Date 2022

To be out soon

Release Date of UGC NET 2022 Provisional Answer Key

To be out soon

Submission of Challenges Against UGC NET 2022 Provisional Answer Key

To be out soon

Release Date of UGC NET 2022 Final Answer Key

To be out soon

Release Date of UGC NET 2022 Result

To be out soon

UGC NET 2022 Exam Highlights

The major highlights of UGC NET 2022 Exam are provided below:

Exam Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC)

Exam Name

University Grants Commission National Testing Agency (UGC NET)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a Year

Exam Date

First or Second Week of June 2022

Exam Mode

Online as a Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Exam Medium

Hindi as well as English

Exam Fees

General Category: INR 1000/-

OBC: INR 500/-

SC/ ST: INR 250/-

Minimum Educational Requirements

55% Aggregate at PG level for Unreserved Categories

50% for OBC-NCL/ST/SC/Transgender Category

Upper Age Limit

None (except for JRF which is 30 Years)

Maximum Marks

Total: 300 Marks, which are divided as

  • Paper-I: 100 Marks
  • Paper-II: 200 Marks

Total Number of Questions

Total: 150 Questions, which are divided as

  • Paper-I: 50 MCQs
  • Paper-II: 100 MCQs

Maximum Duration

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Marking Scheme

For Correct Answer: +2 Marks

For Incorrect Answer: No Negative Marking

Official Website

https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in

Helpdesk Number

0120-6895200

UGC NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The basic criteria that candidates must fulfil to meet UGC NET eligibility 2022 are mentioned below in terms of the age limit and qualification:

UGC NET 2022 Age Limit:

  • Candidates should not be more than 31 years of age in order to be eligible for 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 2022 Educational Qualification:

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

UGC NET 2022 Exam Centers

The list of UGC NET Exam Centres is as follows:

State

Exam Cities

State

Exam Cities

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Andhra Pradesh

Bheemavaram, Anantapur, Bapatla, Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Kadapa, Guntur, Ongole, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry. Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati

Madhya Pradesh

Betul, Balaghat, Bhopal, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Gwalior, Vidisha, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Khargone, Mandsaur, Sagar, Satna, Shahdol, Ujjain

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Naharlagun

Maharashtra

Akola, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad (maharashtra), Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Bhusawal, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gondia, Yavatmal, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/Mumbai Suburban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Washim, Navi Mumbai, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Wardha, Thane, Solapur, Satara

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar(Assam), Tezpur

Manipur

Imphal

Bihar

Aurangabad (BIHAR), Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Purnia (PURNEA), Patna

Meghalaya

Shillong

Chandigarh (ut)

Chandigarh

Mizoram

Aizawl

Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg/Bhilai

Nagaland

Kohima, Dimapur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Odisha

Balasore, Angul, Behrampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Daman & Diu (ut)

Daman

Puducherry

Puducherry

Delhi/New Delhi

Delhi

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Firozpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur

Goa

Panaji/Madgaon

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Sriganganagar, Udaipur

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Jamnagar, Vadodara, Junagadh, Mehsana, Patan, Surat, Valsad, Rajkot,

Sikkim

Gangtok

Haryana

Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Murthal/Sonepat, Panipat

Tamil Nadu

Cuddalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari, Karur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Nagarcoil, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Viluppuram

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala, Bilaspur, Hamirpur (HIMACHAL Pradesh), Kangra, Palampur, Shimla, Solan

Telangana

Mahbubnagar, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy, Warangal

Jammu & Kashmir

Samba, Baramulla, Jammu, Srinagar (J & K)

Tripura

Agartala

Jharkhand

Dhanbad, Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad, Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida/Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Sitapur

Karnataka

Bellary, Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Udupi, Kolar, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, Mysuru, Manipal, Tumakuru

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Nainital, Pantnagar, Roorkee

Kerala

Alappuzha, Kasaragod, Angamaly, Chenganur, Ernakulam/Kochi, Idukki, Kanjirappally, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Thrissur, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Moovattupuzha

West Bengal

Burdwan, Asansol, Darjeeling, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri

UGC NET 2022 Selection Process

UGC NET selection process begins with the release of an 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 these steps below:

Step 1: Fill UGC NET application form

Step 2: Download the UGC NET admit card

Step 3: Appear for the UGC NET exam

Step 4: Check UGC NET result

UGC NET Syllabus 2022

The first step to prepare for the UGC NET Exam is to thoroughly know the syllabus. Paper I is a common paper for all examinees, while Paper-II shall be based on the choice of the subject made by the candidate. A detailed syllabus of UGC NET 2022 is given below.

UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1

The syllabus for UGC NET Paper I is given below:

UnitsSyllabus
Unit I: Teaching Aptitude
  • Teaching
  • Learner’s Characteristics
  • Factors Affecting Teaching
  • Methods of Teaching in Institutions of Higher Education
  • Teaching Support system
  • Evaluation Systems
Unit II: Research Aptitude
  • Research
  • Methods of Research
  • Thesis and Article Writing
  • Application of ICT in Research
  • Research Ethics
Unit III: Comprehension
  • Passage of Text with questions
Unit IV: Communication
  • Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Mass Media and Society
Unit V: Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Types of Reasoning
  • Number Series, Letter Series, Codes and Relationships
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.)
Unit VI: Logical Reasoning
  • Understanding Structure of Arguments
  • Evaluating and Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Venn Diagram
  • Indian Logic
  • Pramanas
  • Structure and Kinds of Anumana
Unit VII: Data Interpretation
  • Sources, Acquisition, and Classification of Data
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data
  • Graphical Representations (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and Mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data and Governance
Unit VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • ICT General Abbreviations and Terminology
  • Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio, and Video Conferencing
  • Digital Initiative in Higher Education and Learning
  • ICT and Governance
Unit IX: People, development and Environment
  • Development and Environment
  • Human and Environment Interaction
  • Environmental Issues
  • Natural and Energy Resources
  • Impacts of Pollutants on Human Health
  • Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • Environmental protection Act of 1986, National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.
Unit X: Higher Education System
  • Institutions of Higher Learning in Ancient India
  • Evolution of Higher Learning and Research in Post Independence India
  • Oriental, Conventional, and Non-Conventional Learning Programmes in India
  • Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based Education
  • Value Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022

UGC NET exam comprises two papers- Paper 1 and 2. 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 below.

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper 1

50

100

Paper 2

100 

200

Total

150 

350

UGC NET Admit Card 2022

The NTA releases the UGC NET admit card 2022 on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website – ugcnet.nta.nic.in

  • Click on the ‘Download Admit Card’ link

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

  • Download the UGC NET admit card

  • Take the printout of the admit card for future use

Note: It is advisable that candidates carry at least 2 copies of their admit card into the exam. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the exam without a valid Admit Card.

UGC NET Result 2022

The UGC NET Result 2022 shall be prepared on the basis of the final answer key. The results shall be released by the authorities individually for every examinee through online mode. Candidates can check their results on the official website.

The UGC NET result has to be downloaded by individual candidates from the official website of the authority through their own login credentials. The result shall contain their performance in the examination. The authority will not send any result to the candidates individually through post or other offline means.

The result of UGC NET will contain paper-wise and overall marks scored in the exam by the individual candidate, along with percentages obtained. Based on their scores, candidates shall know their qualifying status for the posts of JRF and Assistant Professor across the country. Candidates can check their results by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of UGC NET.

Step 2: Click on the UGC NET 2022 score on the Homepage.

Step 3: On the result page, enter Application Number, Date of Birth, and Security Pin as asked.

Step 4: Click on the Submit button.

Step 5: The NTA UGC NET Result 2022 will be displayed on your screen. Download the result and keep a copy of it for future references.

UGC NET Cut off 2022

The UGC NET 2022 Cut Off marks (expected) are shared here. These marks have been prepared after analyzing the difficulty level of the exam paper and various other factors on which cut off depends.

NTA UGC NET 2022 Paper 1 Expected Cut Off 

Category

Expected Cut-Off (Out of 100 Marks)

General/ EWS

40-50

OBC/SC/ST/Transgender

35-45

NTA UGC NET 2022 Paper 2 Expected Cut Off

Subjects

JRF & Assistant Professor Expected Cut Off (Out of 200 Marks)

Assistant Professor Expected Cut Off (Out of 200 Marks)

General

OBC/ EWS

SC

ST

General

OBC/ EWS

SC

ST

Economics

70-75

65-70

60-65

55-60

65-70

60-65

55-60

50-55

Political Science

65-70

60-65

55-60

50-55

55-60

50-55

45-50

45-50

Psychology

60-65

57-62

55-60

55-60

55-60

50-55

45-50

45-50

Commerce

65-70

60-65

55-60

50-55

60-65

55-60

50-55

45-50

Public Administration

65-70

60-65

55-60

50-55

55-60

50-55

45-50

40-45

Mass Communication & Journalism

65-70

60-65

55-60

50-55

55-60

50-55

45-50

40-45

Law

60-65

57-62

55-60

55-60

55-60

50-55

45-50

45-50

Environmental Science

60-65

57-62

55-60

55-60

55-60

50-55

45-50

45-50

Library & Information Science

60-65

55-60

52-57

52-57

50-55

45-50

43-48

43-48

Yoga

65-70

60-65

55-60

50-55

60-65

55-60

50-55

45-50

International and Area Studies

60-65

57-62

55-60

55-60

55-60

50-55

45-50

45-50

Women Studies

70-75

65-70

60-65

55-60

65-70

60-65

55-60

50-55

Tourism Administration and Management

60-65

55-60

52-57

52-57

50-55

45-50

43-48

43-48

Computer Science & Application

60-65

55-60

52-57

52-57

50-55

45-50

43-48

43-48

How is UGC NET Different from CSIR NET?

The following key points will illustrate the differences between UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET Examinations in detail:

UGC NET 

CSIR UGC NET

UGC NET stands for “University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test”

CSIR NET stands for “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test”

It is conducted for the Posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian Colleges or Universities

It is conducted for the Posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian Colleges or Universities and R&D Organisations

It is conducted for streams unrelated to the Science stream, e.g., Humanities, Arts, Commerce, Social Science, etc.

It is conducted only for Science stream

Career Prospects After UGC NET Exam

After qualifying UGC NET Examination, the candidates can serve in the following positions:

  • Assistant Professor in Indian Universities and Colleges
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
  • Both

Candidates who have passed UGC NET Exam and have been selected for the above-mentioned positions will be offered an annual salary ranging from INR 4.42 lakhs to INR 11.88 lakhs, depending on the position they have been assigned.

Contact Details for UGC NET Exam

National Testing Agency (NTA) contact information for UGC NET Exam is given below:

Address: C-20 1A/8, Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre, 
Noida -201309

Email: ugcnet@nta.ac.in

Phone Number: 0120-6895200

Important Dates

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If I choose History as an optional subject for my UPSC entrance exam and fail to clear the exam, can I apply for UGC NET with History?

-Ishiqa srivastavaUpdated on March 30, 2021 01:33 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, it seems that you are mixing up two very different things completely. In order to be eligible to apply for the UPSC civil services examination, you at least need to have a graduation degree from any recognised University. For UGC NET, the minimum qualification required to apply is a postgraduate degree. Thus, only if you have completed your Master’s degree study in History or any related subject, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET with History as your main paper. We suggest you take a look at the following links for a better understanding regarding both UPSC …

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I have completed my MBA and In my graduation (BA - Major in English). Please suggest, do I need to select the management paper for NET exam or I could have Option to choose another subject as well,Like as History.

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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

You can select any subject of your choice in UGC NET 2020 and there is no such limitation restricting you to choosing subjects related to your academics. However, it is recommended that you choose a subject related to your post-graduation or graduation as it helps a lot in the exam.

Check the eligibility criteria and syllabus of UGC NET for more details. Please feel free to write back if you have any queries.

Thank you.

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Where can I find the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for UGC NET Mathematics exam 2020?

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Dear student, as per the latest information available on the official website of the University Grants Commission (UGC), there are no details regarding the conduct of the UGC NET mathematics exam. There is no syllabus and exam pattern for the UGC NET mathematics exam available on the official website. However, you can apply for CSIR UGC NET 2020 exam in which there is a subject called - Mathematical Sciences. The CSIR UGC NET 2020 mathematical sciences exam is expected to be conducted in the second week of November and you can find out all the details regarding the same from …

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FAQs about UGC NET

What is the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for UGC NET exam?

The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for UGC NET exam is to have a Master’s degree in any stream from a UGC recognised institution with a 55% aggregate (50% for reserved candidates).

What is the validity of UGC NET eligibility certificate?

The UGC NET eligibility certificate is valid forever for the candidates.

What is the age limit to apply for UGC NET exam?

For Assistant Professors, there is no upper age limit to apply for UGC NET. For Junior Researchers, the upper age limit is 30 years. A relaxation of 5 years is provided to the women/SC/ST/PwD/OBC/other reserved categories candidates in Junior Research fellowship.

How many times is UGC NET conducted in a year?

UGC NET is conducted twice a year.

When will UGC NET 2021 be conducted?

UGC NET 2021 will be conducted from November 20 to December 5

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