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UGC NET Answer Key 2022: Steps to Download PDF, Raise Objections

Updated By Vaibhav Bansal on 30 Jun, 2022 16:40

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UGC NET 2022 Answer Key

UGC NET 2022 answer key will be released along with the results and cutoff. Along with the answer of UGC NET, the candidates can also check the response sheet so that they can compare his/her probable score in the exam. The candidates can check the same through the direct link below. In case, any candidate is not satisfied with the answers mentioned in the UGC NET answer key, then, he/she will have an option to challenge the UGC NET answer key. In order to challenge the answer key, candidates will have to make a payment of INR 1000 per question through debit card/credit card/E-Challan and raise the objection. After considering all the valid objections, NTA will publish the final UGC NET 2022 answer key.

UGC NET 2022 Answer Key Dates

Here in the below table, candidates can cross-check the dates of UGC NET 2022 answer key - 



Exam Date

June, 2022

Release of Official Answer Key


Dates to Challenge


Highlights of UGC NET Answer Key 2022

In the table given below, candidates can check all the details about the answer key of UGC NET 2022 -



Exam Date


Name of the Exam

National Eligibility Test (NET)

Conducting Body

National Test Agency (NTA)

Answer Key Date

Within One Week after the Exam

Answer Key Mode


UGC NET Results

December 2022

Result Mode


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Steps to Download UGC NET 2022 Answer Key

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the UGC NET 2022 question paper and final answer key:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA.

Step 2: Click on the link 'Display of Final Answer Key and Question Paper'.

Step 3: After clicking on the link, a new page will open where you will be given an option to sign in using your application number, date of birth and a security pin.

Step 4: After entering your registered credentials, click on 'Submit'.

Step 5: The final answer key will appear on your screen.

Details Mentioned in UGC NET 2022 Answer Key

The answer key that will be released once the examination has been successfully conducted will have the following details mentioned on it:

  • Date and duration of the entrance exam

  • Name of the entrance exam

  • Subject ID

  • Correction option ID

  • Question ID

How to Calculate Scores using UGC NET Answer Key?

The UGC NET exam is conducted for two papers, Paper I and II, in which Paper I for 100 marks will be held, while Paper II for a total of 200 marks will be held. Since no negative marking can apply, applicants will be able to measure their marks on the basis of the number of correct answers they can get.

Calculation formula: Total Marks Obtained = Number of correct answers – Marks for wrong answers

UGC NET 2022 Marking Scheme

In order to calculate marks, it is important to know the UGC NET 2022 marking scheme. Candidates can check the marking scheme of the UGC NET 2022 answer key below:

  • In paper 1, there will be 50 questions carrying 2 marks each.

  • Paper 2 also carries 2 marks for each correct response.

  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers/ unattempted questions.

Discrepancy in UGC NET Answer Key 2022

In case of any discrepancy in the answer key of UGC NET 2022, candidates can challenge the answer key of UGC NET 2022 within the time allotted by the examination authority. Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000 per question to raise the objection after which the provisional answer key will be reviewed by the authorities.

How to Challenge UGC NET 2022 Answer Key?

Candidates will have to visit the official website, click on the answer key challenge page, and pay Rs. 1000 per question to raise challenges in the official UGC NET answer keys. Candidates are advised to take a printout of the OMR sheets, registered answers, answer keys and challenges submitted by them. Candidates will get the refund for the objections raised on the UGC NET 2022 answer keys to the bank account directly if the raised objections are correct. Check the steps below to challenge the answer key of UGC NET 2022.

Steps to challenge the answer key of UGC NET 2022

  • Visit the official website of UGC NET.

  • Click on the link available for UGC NET 2022 answer key.

  • Click on any one of the links:

    • Through application number and password

    • Through application number and date of birth

  • Enter application number, password or date of birth and security pin to sign In.

  • Click on the challenge Answer Key link.

  • Select the correct answer option ID for the question ID for which challenge needs to be made

  • Upload the document supporting your claimed answer.

  • Click on ‘Save Your Claims & Pay Fee’ button.

  • Pay Rs 1,000 per question in online mode.

UGC NET Result 2022

After the release of the final UGC NET answer key 2022, candidates have to wait for the UGC NET 2022 result which will be available on the official website in the form of a scorecard and can be downloaded by the candidates through their login credentials. Candidates must use their registration number and birth date/password to check the result of UGC NET 2022. Only those candidates who can secure marks equal to or more than the cut off scores will be considered eligible.

UGC NET Cut off 2022

A merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates according to the final answer keys. Amongst those candidates who have obtained Minimum marks a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of two papers secured by such candidates. UGC NET cut off is released separately by the NTA for both Assistant Professor and JRF.

The examination authority decide the UGC NET 2022 cut off on the basis of the number of applicants who have appeared, the level of complexity of the examination and the total number of vacancies. Applicants must also score the minimum qualifying marks determined by the examination authority before achieving the cut off scores.

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FAQs about UGC NET Answer Key

Can I get UGC NET answer keys directly to my email?

No, the candidates will have to download the UGC NET answer keys through the official website.

What is the UGC NET response sheet?

The UGC NET response sheet consists of responses chosen by the candidate in the test (just like an answer sheet of the student).

How to challenge the UGC NET answer key?

The candidates can challenge the UGC NET answer keys through the official website by uploading relevant documents.

How can I calculate my expected score through the released UGC NET answer key?

You can match your answer with the released UGC NET answer keys and calculate the marks as per the marking scheme of the exam.

How to check the answer key for UGC NET?

The candidate can visit the official website and enter the application number to check the UGC NET answer keys.

What is the UGC NET answer key?

The UGC NET Answer key consists of the correct answer key to every question asked in the exam.

When will UGC NET 2021 answer key be released?

UGC NET 2021 answer key will be released anytime soon.

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