NTA UGC NET June 2023 Exam: National Eligibility Test ugcnet.nta.nic.in

Check all details about the NTA UGC NET Exam for the June 2023 cycle exam on this page. June 2023 exam will be conducted from 13 June 2023 to 22 June 2023. Find the latest updates such as updated NET syllabus, NET result, Answer Keys, Exam Patterns, etc for the National Eligibility Test.

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Latest Update:

  • 10 May 2023 – NTA has started receiving online applications for the UGC NET June 2023 cycle exam. All interested candidates can visit the official website and submit their application form.
  • April 2023 – UGC NET December 2022 recruitment process is over now. Please apply for the June 2023 cycle.
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What is UGC NET exam?

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national-level competitive exam conducted by the National Testing Agency on behalf of the University Grant Commission two times a year to determine the candidate’s eligibility for the post of “Assistant Professor only” or “JRF & Assistant Professor both” in Indian Universities and Colleges.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to conduct the UGC NET exam till 2018. From December 2018 onwards, NTA was given the responsibility to conduct the NET exam. THE NTA NET exam is conducted twice a year in online mode generally in the month of June and December. Previously it was conducted in offline mode.

Candidates qualified for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) get an e-certificate/ JRF award letter issued by the UGC and can be downloaded from ecertificate.nta.ac.in.

National Eligibility Test is considered one of the toughest exams in India with a success ratio of only 4-5&. NET qualification is mandatory to become Assistant Professor or Professor in Indian Universities and Government colleges.

NET exam overview

Exam NameUniversity Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test
AbbreviationUGC NET
Conducted byNational Testing Agency
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ExamOnline – CBT
Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
Exam Duration180 minutes (Without any break in Paper-1 & Paper-2)
Number of questions150
Total Marks300
Exam Purpose To check the candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges
Exam Helpdesk No.0120-6895200, 011-40759000 
Helpdesk Email Id[email protected]
Official Net Websitehttps://ugcnet.nta.nic.in
NTA websitehttps://www.nta.ac.in
Address for CorrespondenceBlock C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)

NTA NET exam date 2023:

National Testing Agency has released the official notification for June 2023 cycle. The exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency from 13 June 2023 to 22 June 2023.

Exam date:

Submission of Online Application Form10 May 2023 to 31 May 2023 (upto 05:00 P.M)
Last date for submission of Examination fee (through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking /UPI01 June 2023 (upto 11:50 P.M)
Correction in the Particulars in the Online Application Form02 – 03 June 2023 (upto 11:50 P.M)
Announcement of City of Exam CentreThe second week of the June 2023
Downloading of  Admit  Card  from  NTA WebsiteThe second week of June 2023
Dates of Examination13 June 2023 to 22 June 2023
Centre, Date, and ShiftAs indicated on Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Key(s)To be announced later

For more details about the UGC NET June 2023 Exam date check the linked article.

Exam Pattern

UGC has released the official exam pattern along with the official notification. There will be two papers in the NTA-NET 2023 exam and the total duration of the exam will be 3 hours. Candidates will have to attempt both exams without any break.

Sr. No.NET PaperNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
1Paper-150 100
2Paper-2100 200
Total150 350

Check full details about the NTA NET exam pattern in the linked article.


Candidates must check the NET exam syllabus for a better understanding of the type of questions asked in the exam. The syllabus for Paper-1 is similar for all candidates and includes 10 sections. Syllabus for the Paper-2 will be based on the subject candidates selected while filling out the online Application form.

Download the NET syllabus Paper-1 and Paper-2 pdf from the below-given link and start your exam preparation right away.

Please find the latest NET syllabus in the linked article. The syllabus is given in PDF file format. Candidates can download the syllabus pdf according to their subject.

Eligibility Criteria

NTA NET Eligibility Criteria is decided by the University Grant Commission (UGC). Eligibility criteria are different for ‘Assistant Professor only’ and “JRF & Assistant Professor both”. Candidates will get the option to select the post while submitting the online application form. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for any post.

Educational Qualification:

CategoryEducational Qualification
General/ EWS55% aggregate in the Master’s Degree
ST/ SC/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender50% aggregate in the Master’s Degree

Age Limit:

PostAge Limit
Junior Research FellowCandidates should not be more than 30 years as on June 1, 2023.
Assistant ProfessorThere is no upper age limit for Assistant Professor.

Full details about the NET Eligibility Criteria can be found in the linked article.

Online Application Form 2023

If you want to apply for the NET exam then the first step is to apply online at the official website. Only online applications will be accepted. Other modes of application will get rejected by the agency.

Application Fee:

Please check the online application fee details given below. The application fee for General category candidates is Rs. 1150/-, and for General EWS and OBC candidates Rs. 600/-, and for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates is Rs. 325/-.

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/ PwBD and third gender candidates325/- Rs
General EWS, OBC-NCLRs. 600/-
General candidatesRs. 1150/-

Please find below the online application process:

  • Step 1 – First-time registration for the NET exam on the official website.
  • Step 2 – Complete the application form by filling in the personal and educational details online.
  • Step 3 – Uploading of required documents.
  • Step 4 – Online application fee payment.

The last date to submit the online application

Candidates can also check the step-by-step process to submit the NET application form.

Admit Card

National Testing soon going to release the Admit Card for the June 2023 cycle. All candidates can download their Admit Card from the official website. For more details about how to download the Admit Card, you may check the NET Admit Card link. There will be important information printed on the Admit Card such as exam center, exam date, shift timing, candidates name, etc.

Please ensure that all information that is printed there is correct as per your educational documents and ID proof. If you found any mismatch in the information printed on the Admit Card then you must contact the examination authority immediately. Contact information is available at the end of this article.

NET Cut Off

Cut-Off will be released by the exam conducting authority after the exam. NET Cut Off will be made available along with the result and a separate cut-off will be released for “JRF & Assistant Professor both” and “Assistant Professor only”. Candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in order to be eligible for the exam for further process. Minimum qualifying marks are given below.

CategoryPercentage of Marks
SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD, and Transgender35% aggregate marks
General (Unreserved)40% aggregate marks

Check the full details about the UGC NET Cut Off at the linked article.

Schedule of Examination:

The exam date for the NET June 2023 exam has been shared by the NTA. National Testing Agency will conduct the exam on 13 June 2023 to 22 June 2023 in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The examination schedule for these will be announced shortly on the NTA website.

The exam duration will be 3 hours without any break in between Paper-1 and Paper-2. Please find the below-given details about the examination scheme for exam day.

EventsFirst ShiftSecond Shift
Timing of Examination hours09.00 am- 12.0003.00 pm- 06.00 pm
Entry into the Examination Centre08.30 am02.30 pm
Entry into the Examination Hall/Room08.45 am02.45 pm
Instructions by the invigilators08.45 am02.45 pm
Test Start09.00 am03.00 pm
Test Ends12.00 pm06.00 pm

All candidates are advised to reach the examination center at least 2 hours before the exam. Candidates will not be permitted to enter the Examination Center after 8.30 am in First Shift and after 1.30 pm in Second Shift.

Important Instructions:

  • The eligibility for ‘Assistant Professor’ or for ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of UGC-NET in aggregate.
  • The candidates qualifying for the Assistant Professor post will not be considered for the award of JRF.
  • Candidates are strictly advised to choose ‘Assistant Professor’ or ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor posts wisely while submitting the online application form.
  • Candidates who qualify for the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for the recruitment of Assistant Professors of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments.
  • All candidates who cleared the NET exam for JRF can pursue their research in the post-graduation subject or in a related subject. They will also be eligible for Assistant Professor. Further, Reputed Indian universities, institutions, IITs, and other national organizations may select the JRF to qualify candidates for full-time research work.
  • Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF will be eligible to receive a fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in universities/IITs/Institutions. The validity period of the fellowship will be three years w.e.f. the date of the issue of the JRF Award Letter.
  • For those candidates who have already joined M. Phil. / Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or the date of their joining, whichever is later.

Reservation in NET Fellowship:

The reservation quota is also applicable to the UGC JRF Fellowship program. Reservation is given as per the reservation policy of the government of India. check below for details for more information.

OBC (non-creamy layer)27%

Exam day guidelines:

Candidates appearing for the June 2023 exam must take care of the important guidelines released by the Government and the National Testing Agency.

  • Candidates are not allowed to carry personal things like a calculator, Wallet, Geometry Box, Mobile Phone, Camera, Any electronic item, etc.
  • Diabetic candidates may carry some items like fruits (Apple, Banana, etc), sugar, and medicines.
  • Candidates must have a printed copy of the Admit Card and he/She must check all details mentioned on the Admit Card carefully such as Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Photograph, examination center information, etc.
  • Reporting time is mentioned on the Admit Card. Candidates must reach the examination center according to their time slot.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall before the closing time. Candidates must return the rough sheet to the invigilator after the exam.
  • All candidates must follow the Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing a mask and sanitizing their hands.
  • Candidates must maintain social distancing guidelines also.

What is the UGC NET official website:

Candidates can check all the important information they are looking for from the official website.

NTA UGC NET 2023 Official website: ugcnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR UGC NET 2023 official website: Information related to the CSIR exam will be available on a different website

Official website: csirnet.nta.nic.in

Helpline Details

If you are looking for any information or there is an emergency then you may contact the official examination authority at the below-given contact details. There is a dedicated helpline facility started by the NTA which is responsible to solve all queries candidates are facing related to their exam, Admit Card, etc.

NTA Help Desk 011 40759000
Email ID [email protected]

Frequently asked questions

Is the NET 2020 exam postponed?

Last year the NET June 2020 exam was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak and December 2020 exam could not be conducted due to the same reason. Now the exam for the December 2020 cycle is going to be conducted in June 2021 cycle but it is again postponed now due to the second wave of covid-19 coronavirus. New dates will be updated later. Now NTA has merged the December 2020 cycle and June 2021 cycle into a single exam.

What is the NET exam for?

The NET exam is conducted two times every year by the National Testing Agency for the Selection of the Assistant Professor and Award of the Junior Research Fellowship in Indian Universities.

Who are eligible for the NET exam?

All post-graduate students are eligible to appear for the NET exam subject to the minimum 55% qualifying marks (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD). For the JRF position, there is an Age limit of 30 years as on the eligibility date fixed by the National Testing Agency

How many attempts are there for the NET exam?

If you are applying for the Assistant Professor post then there is no limit on the number of attempts however there is a limit of 3 attempts for the JRF post.

Is NET valid for a lifetime?

Yes, After clearing the NET exam you will receive a NET certificate and you are eligible to apply for the Assistant Professor role in Indian Universities such as IIT, NIT, JNU, etc. You may also apply to top PSUs such as ONGC, NTPC, IOCL, etc.


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