UGC NET 2022: Phase 3 Admit Card (Out), Exam Dates, Result

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UGC NET 2021 Phase III admit card was released on Dec 29, 2021. Phase 3 of the UGC NET 2021 exam was conducted from Jan 4 to Jan 5, 2022. The phase 2 exam was conducted from Dec 24 to Dec 27, 2021.

Aspiring to do higher-level research in the university departments? Get a fellowship (JRF) and funding for your researches after qualifying in the UGC NET exam. You can also acquire Lectureship (LS) and become a Lecturer after qualifying in the UGC NET 2022. Check out the preparation tips mentioned here to help you prepare for the exam.

Latest Updates for UGC NET:

  • Feb 7, 2022: The UGC NET 2021-2022 results will be announced in the next 2-3 days by NTA.
  • Jan 22, 2022: The UGC NET answer key was released on the official website today. The last date to challenge the answer key is Jan 24, 2022.
  • Dec 29, 2021: The admit card for phase 3 of the UGC NET exam is released. Candidates taking part in the exams scheduled during this phase must download their admit cards by logging in.
  • Dec 27, 2021: The NTA will announce the dates for the Kannada Exam of UGC NET schedule on Dec 26, 2021. The exam had to be rescheduled due to technical problems during the Kannada Exam. The new dates will be announced soon.
  • Dec 22, 2021: The rescheduled dates for the rest of phase 2 and phase 1 exams have been announced. They will be conducted on Jan 4 and Jan 5, 2022, as phase 3 of the exam.
  • Dec 21, 2021: The admit cards for the phase 2 exam scheduled to be conducted on Dec 24, 26, and 27, are released. Log in to download.
  • Dec 11, 2021: The NTA has announced new exam dates for UGC NET 2021 Phase 2 and the rescheduled exams due to Cyclone JAWAD. The phase 2 exams will be held from Dec 24 to Dec 30, and the rescheduled exams will be held on Dec 30, 2021.

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About UGC NET 2022 Exam

The full form of UGC NET is University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test. It is a national-level entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) biannually, on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to provide admission to an eligible candidate for the posts of Lecturer (LS) and/or Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in various colleges or universities across the nation.

UGC NET 2022 Highlights
Exam Name UGC NET
Full Form University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Exam Level National-level
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Courses Offered Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Lectureship (LS)
Exam Mode Online, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Languages English or Hindi
UGC NET Exam Duration Paper 1 - 90 minutes and Paper 2 - 90 minutes
UGC NET Official Website ugcnet.nta.nic.in
UGC NET Helpline Number 8076535482 / 7703859909

Candidates who have got Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or a related subject. The number of seats available varies every year based on the requirements of the universities. UGC validates and inspects the universities in India before finalizing vacant positions.

The performance of the candidates in both the papers of UGC NET 2022 will be accounted for awarding a JRF and eligibility for Lectureship (LS). Candidates qualifying exclusively for Lectureship (LS) will not be considered for JRF.

Fellowship is offered only to the candidates who qualify for the JRF mark. This will be provided by UGC or other institutions under various schemes. A monthly stipend of INR 25,000/- is provided during the period of research. The validity period of this offer is 2 years from the date of the issue of the JRF Letter.

UGC NET 2022 Exam Date

Exam Dates for the UGC NET 2022 have been rescheduled by the NTA once again. Its application form was made available on the official website of UGC NET from Aug 10, 2021. The candidates were able to register themselves for the exam till Sep 5, 2021. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for UGC NET 2022.

UGC NET 2022 Exam Dates for most events are announced on the official website of UGC NET. The exam will be conducted online (A computer-based Test). The exam has been postponed again, and the new dates will be announced soon.

All the important UGC NET 2022 Dates are tabulated below.

UGC NET 2022 Important Dates
Important Events to UGC NET 2022 Dates
UGC NET 2022 Application Form Start Date Mar 2022
UGC NET 2022 Application Form Last Date Apr 2022
Last date to fill UGC NET 2022 Application Correction form Apr 2022
UGC NET 2022 Admit Card Availability May 2022
UGC NET 2022 Exam Date Jun 2022
UGC NET 2022 Exam Result Date Jun 2022

Check the detailed subject-wise exam schedule for the UGC NET Exam

UGC NET 2022 Exam Schedule 

The candidates appearing for UGC NET 2021 must know the UGC NET Exam Schedule as any delay in reaching the exam centre will not be tolerated. The candidates can check the subject-wise detailed exam schedule released by the National Testing Agency below.

UGC NET 2022 Exam Schedule
Particulars Shift 1 Shift 2
Timing of Examination 09.00 am- 12.00 pm 03.00 pm- 06.00 pm
Duration of Examination 03 hours
Entry into the Examination Centre* 7.30 am - 8.30 am 12.30 pm -1.30 pm
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 8.15 am- 8.45 am  2.15 pm- 2.30 pm 
Instructions by the invigilators 8.45 am -8.55 am  2.45 pm- 2.55 pm 
Test Commences 9.00 am  3.00 pm 
Test Concludes 12.00 pm  6.00 pm 

UGC NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The basic UGC NET 2022 eligibility criteria for the candidates who want to apply for the UGC NET 2022 exam is to have completed their Master's degree or an equivalent, with a minimum aggregate of 55%. Earlier, the upper age limit for applying for UGC NET JRF was 28 years. It has been increased by three years, i.e., up to 31 years, for the candidates who belong to General Category. For the reserved category (SC, ST, OBC), the upper age limit to apply is 36 years, which means a relaxation of 5 years. For more details on UGC NET 2022 eligibility criteria, candidates can refer below:

UGC NET 2022 Educational Qualification

The educational qualification for UGC NET 2022 is as follows: 

  1. Candidates must obtain at least 55% marks in their post-graduation or equivalent from a recognized university. 
  2. Students who are in their final year are eligible to appear in the exam. 
  3. Candidates that hold Ph.D. Degree whose post-graduation was completed before September 19, 1991, is provided relaxation of 5% in minimum marks.
UGC NET 2022 Category-Wise Educational Criteria

Category

UGC NET Educational Qualification

General Category

Secured at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent in subjects like Electronic Science, Social Science, Computer Science and Application

SC/ST/OBC

Equivalent in education domains mentioned for general category

Ph.D. Degree holders

5% marks relaxation is provided for candidates who have completed the PG program before September 19, 1991.

UGC NET 2022 Age Limit

The age limit criteria for UGC NET 2022 is given below:

  • Junior Research Fellowship: For candidates belonging to the General category, the upper age limit is 31 years as of June 1, 2022.
  • Assistant Professorship: No age limit
UGC NET 2022 Category-Wise Age Criteria

Posts

Unreserved Category

SC/ST/OBC/PwD

Candidates with L.L.M. Degree

Junior Research Fellowship

31 years

36 years

34 years

Assistant Professor

No age limit

Read More: UGC NET 2022 eligibility criteria

UGC NET 2022 Application Form

The registration and application forms for UGC NET will be available on the official website of UGC NET from the third week of March, 2022. Candidates will have to enter their details, including an ID Number (not necessarily an aadhar card; it can be any government approved ID card).

Once the registration is done for the UGC NET 2022, an application number will be generated on the screen. Candidates will have to make a note of this number for future reference.

UGC NET 2022 Application Fee

Only the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can fill in the UGC NET 2022 Form. The fee, once paid, will not be refunded in any case. The candidates who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will lose their candidature.The UGC NET application fee for different categories is given below:

UGC NET 2022 Application Fee
Category Application fee
General INR 1000
Other Backward Classes (OBC) INR 500
SC/ST/PWD INR 250

The Fees can be paid either online through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking, or offline through e-Challan.

UGC NET 2022 Document Upload

When applying for the UGC NET 2022 Exam, candidates will upload scanned photographs and signatures. The photograph must be passport-sized recently taken against a white background, and it should be a coloured photograph. The signature can be done in blue or black ink on white paper. Following are the documents that should be followed when uploading them in the UGC NET application form 2022.

Details

Photograph

Signature

Size

10 KB - 100 KB

4 KB - 30 KB

Format

JPEG

JPEG

Dimensions

3.5 cm x 4.5cm

3.5cm x 1.5cm

Documents Required While Filling the UGC NET Application Form 2022

Following documents are required to apply for UGC NET:

  • Marks sheet of class 10 and 12
  • A scanned file of Photograph and Signature
  • A valid Credit/Debit/Net banking for Fee payment

UGC NET 2022 Application Process

The application process consists of registration, application form filling, uploading documents and paying the fees. All the steps are to be carried out online. Applicants must provide accurate information during the UGC NET application process. Applicants may be disqualified if any inconsistency is found.

How to apply online for UGC NET 2022?

A step-by-step procedure to apply for UGC NET 2022 is provided below:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of UGC NET at ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • Step 2: Click on the "Fill Application Form UGC-NET 2022" link.
  • Step 3: Fill in the registration form. You will receive credentials for logging in on your registered mobile number.
  • Step 4: Log in with the received credentials and then fill in the application form.
  • Step 5: Upon filling in the UGC NET application form, you will be needed to upload the required documents, i.e., a Scanned copy of your passport-sized Photograph and your Signature.
  • Step 6: Proceed to pay the fee for your application form.
  • Step 7: When the payment is successfully done, you will need to print out your application form for future references.

Read More: UGC NET 2022 Form

UGC NET 2022 Admit Card

Admit cards are available for downloading from the official website of UGC NET. Candidates must visit the official website often to get updates about all the important dates related to the examination.

Admit card is an important document that a candidate must carry to the examination hall. Along with his/her admit card, a candidate must also carry a government-approved ID card and a photograph. Candidates without valid admit cards and ID proof will not be allowed to take the exam.

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download the UGC NET 2022, Admit Card:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC NET.
  • Step 2: Enter your Application Number and Password.
  • Step 3: Click on the "Submit" tab, and your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 4: Take the printout of your admit card, and retain it carefully.

Details Mentioned on the UGC NET 2022 Admit Card

UGC NET 2022 admit card contains necessary information about the candidate and the examination. Below are the details mentioned in the admit card:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Father's Name
  • Exam Subject
  • Exam Center
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Candidate's Email ID
  • Application Number
  • Exam Instructions

Documents to carry with UGC NET Admit Card

Candidates will be asked to carry certain documents like a valid photo identity proof with its xerox copy, two recent passport size photographs, along the UGC NET 2022, admit card. The photographs should be the same as those uploaded during the application process. Candidates can bring any of the following documents as photo identity proof.

  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Permanent Driver's License
  • Voter Card

Read More: UGC NET 2022 Admit Card

UGC NET 2022 Exam Centres

UGC NET 2022 will be held at 264 exam centres across India. Candidates will get the option of choosing 4 UGC NET 2022 exam centres of their choice while filling in the UGC NET application.

The NTA, the conducting authority of UGC NET, makes sure that candidates are allotted their preferred exam centres. It cannot be changed once an exam centre is allotted, and seats will be allotted based on availability.

Candidates will have to carry the following documents to the exam hall along with them:

  • Admit Card
  • Photo ID proof
  • A passport size photo

Read More: UGC NET 2022 exam centres

UGC NET 2022 Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus 2022 is decided by the National Testing Agency (NTA). UGC NET 2022 will have 2 papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates must go through the syllabus carefully and prepare well for the examination by covering all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. The subject and marks allotment for paper-1 and paper-2 is given below.

Paper-1 intends to test the aptitude of the candidates in terms of teaching and research. The questions here will be generic and not core subject-oriented. It will test the candidates' comprehension, reasoning ability, general awareness, and divergent thinking skills. Paper-1 will access the cognitive skills of the candidates. Paper-2 will be subject-oriented, and it will test the core subject knowledge of the candidates.

Read More: UGC NET 2022 Syllabus

UGC NET 2022 Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2022 exam pattern consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates can go through the below details regarding the UGC NET 2022 exam pattern:

Paper 1: Paper 1 consists of 50 questions, and candidates should answer all 50 questions. A maximum of 100 marks will be awarded for paper 1 if all the answers are right. The duration of Paper 1 is 60 minutes.

Paper 2: Paper 2 has 100 questions, and all of them are mandatory to be attempted. The marks will be awarded to the applicant out of 100 marks. The maximum time allotted for Paper 2 is 120 minutes, and each question carries 2 marks.

UGC NET 2022 Exam Pattern

Particulars

UGC NET 2022 Paper 1

UGC NET 2022 Paper 2

Exam mode

Online

Online

Exam Duration

3 hours

3 hours

Type of Paper

50

100

Total Question

MCQs

MCQs

Total Marks

100 Marks

200 Marks

Marching Scheme

+2 for the correct answer

0 for an incorrect answer

+2 for the correct answer

0 for an incorrect answer

Language of Paper

English and Hindi

English and Hindi

Read More: UGC NET 2022 Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2022 Result

The UGC NET Result 2022 will be announced soon after the exam. A scorecard or a result card will not be mailed or sent to the candidate by post. Candidates are advised to print their result cards for future reference. This will act as valid proof of their eligibility for getting the fellowship or the lectureship.

How to download UGC NET 2022 Result?

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download their UGC NET 2022 result:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC NET.
  • Step 2: Click on the link of UGC NET 2022 Result.
  • Step 3: Enter your registration number along with your password, and then log in. The result card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 4: Candidates will have to print out the result card for future use.

Details Mentioned on the UGC NET 2022 Scorecard

Candidates can check with the below information, which will be available in the UGC NET 2022 Scorecard:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Hall Ticket Number
  • Rank Scored
  • Name of the subject or course
  • Marks obtained in each paper
  • Total Marks
  • Percentage Secured

Read More: UGC NET Result 2022

UGC NET 2022 Cut Off

UGC NET 2022 cut off marks is decided by the conducting authority, the NTA. A cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks a candidate must score to be eligible for Lectureship (LS) and Fellowship (JRF). A separate cutoff list will be prepared for category-wise eligibility and subject-wise eligibility. Candidates must note that the cut off marks depend on various factors like the number of vacancies available, the difficulty level of the examination, the total number of candidates appearing for the exam, etc. Candidates can view previous year cutoffs to get a brief idea about the required score to be secured to get into the respective post. Cut off scores vary from one year to another, and previous year cut offs can be used as a reference.

UGC NET 2022 Cut Off
Category Minimum score required (Paper 1 + Paper 2)
General/EWS 40% (120 marks)
OBC/SC/ST/PwD 35% (105 marks)

Read More: UGC NET Cut Off

UGC NET 2022 Counselling

After declaring the UGC 2022 results, the conducting authority announces the counselling dates on the official website.

UGC NET 2022 Counselling is only for the candidates who clear the examination. Candidates must have all their original documents ready for the procedure. Candidates must follow the schedule and instructions given out by the conducting body. The counselling process will include document verification after the seat allotment. Before the counselling process, candidates need to research which course and college they want to choose. Considering the score of the candidate and the previous year cut-off will help decide the course and college that can be expected.

Read More: UGC NET 2022 Counselling

UGC NET 2022 Selection Process

Candidates who score qualifying marks eligible for Lectureship (LS) or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) under the UGC NET 2022 will be called for counselling. During their counselling, candidates will be allotted to the postings they have applied for only if deemed eligible.

UGC NET Dec 2019 Paper Analysis

The exam was conducted in shifts and on different dates between 2-6 December 2019.

The exam analysis has been discussed below in detail:

UGC NET Shift 1 Paper Analysis

The questions for Shift 1 were asked from the sections mentioned below:

UGC NET 2019 Analysis-Shift 1
Category Number of Questions Difficulty
Governance, Polity, Administration & Current Affairs 3-4 Difficult
Teaching Aptitude 11-13 Easy
Communication 3-5 Moderate
Research Aptitude 7-9 Difficult
Reading Comprehension 5 in 1 set Easy
Mathematics 4-5 Easy to Moderate
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 2-3 Difficult
Logical Reasoning 7-8 Easy
Data Interpretation 5 in one set Moderate
People & Environment 3-4 Difficult
Total 50 questions (2 marks each)

UGC NET Shift 2 Paper Analysis

The questions pattern for Shift 2 is given below:

UGC NET Shift 2 Pattern
Category Difficulty
Higher Education System Easy
Information & Communications Technology Moderate
Research Aptitude Difficult
People & Environment Moderate
Logical Reasoning Difficult
Reading Comprehension Easy
Communication Easy to Moderate
Mathematics & Reasoning Moderate
Data Interpretation Easy

UGC NET Shift 3 Paper Analysis

The candidates who appeared for the UGC NET Dec 2019 exam deemed the question paper easy to moderate. They found the Data Interpretation section very easy compared to the expected difficulty. A question asked in the shift was about Classroom Communication, 4th Generation Language, and Effective Learning.
The questions asked in the paper were from Number System, Compound Interest, Ration, Blood Relations. There were some memory based questions too. The communication problem asked in the paper was easy to solve as per the students. Logical Reasoning was a tough section, and the questions were asked from Fallacies, Square opposition, and Inductive Reasoning. The Current Affairs questions asked were also easy.
This exam is conducted for over 84 subjects, and selected candidates are placed across the country in over 874 Universities. Payment of application fee can be made online and offline, through debit card or credit card, or e-Challan.

UGC NET 2022 Preparation

Applicants should keep the following things in mind while preparing for the UGC NET 2022.

  • Time management is the key to success. Aspirants will have to write two papers to plan their course of action, dividing time for each question. Also, do not spend too much time on one question, which may reduce your chances of covering the rest of the questions.
  • Analyze previous years' question papers. Solve previous years' papers and mock papers for UGC NET. This will give you an idea of how the questions in the exam will be framed. Changes in the question papers can be well predicted over the years if practised diligently.
  • Use of flashcards. To enhance memory retention, you can use flashcards. Preparing these for the important concepts that are hard to memorize can be very useful. You can paste them on a wall to take your preparation to the next level.

UGC NET 2022 Reference Books

One of the best ways for candidates to prepare well for examinations is to thoroughly read reference books and practice them. To help with the UGC NET Exam Preparation, candidates can go through the below-mentioned books, which can be of help to ace the exams: 

Books for Paper 1: 

  • CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by KVS Madaan
  • Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper I by M. Gagan and Sajit Kumar
  • UGC NET/SET Paper 1 by McGraw Hill Education
  • UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude by Arihant Experts
  • CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude-JRF and Assistant Professor Exam Guide (for Paper-I) (CBSE UGC (NET) JRF & Asstt. Professor Exam) by Dr M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board
  • UGC-NET (Paper-I) 50 Practice Papers (Solved) by Ramesh Publishing House
  • UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) 14 Years' Solved Papers Teaching and Research Aptitude Paper-I

Books for Paper 2: 

  • Political Science: Trueman's UGC NET Political Science by KA Babu and Sajit Kumar
  • Philosophy: Trueman's UGC NET Philosophy by A.M. Tripathi 
  • Sociology: Trueman's UGC NET Sociology by S.Hussain
  • Commerce: Trueman's UGC NET Commerce by Parveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria and M. Shivani
  • Education: Trueman's UGC NET Education by GaganManocha
  • English: UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature Paper II & III by Arihant Experts (Author),‎ Third (Editor)

Read More: UGC NET Books

UGC NET 2022 Contact Details

Website: ugcnet.nta.nic.in

Helpline Number: 8076535482 / 7703859909

Address: University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Pin:110 002
India

FAQs

What is the age limit for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)?

Candidates below the age of 28 are eligible for Junior Research Fellowship. There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professor.

Is Aadhar Card Mandatory for this exam?

No, the candidates can provide any government-approved photo ID proof like Passport, Voter ID, etc.

Can a candidate choose multiple subjects while filling the Application form?

No, a candidate can choose only one subject.

How many times UGC NET is conducted in a year?

UGC NET exam is conducted twice in a year, usually in the months of June and December. 

What is the eligibility criteria required to apply for the UGC NET ?

Candidates who want to apply for the UGC NET exam should have completed their Master\'s degree or an equivalent, with a minimum aggregate of 55%. Earlier, the upper age limit for applying for UGC NET JRF was 28 years. Now, it has been increased by two years, i.e. up to 30 years, for the candidates who belong to General Category. For the reserved category (SC, ST, OBC), the upper age limit to apply is 35 years, which means a relaxation of 5 years.

What is UGC NET?

Full-Form of UGC NET is University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test. It is a national-level entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) biannually, on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to provide admission to an eligible candidate for the posts of Lecturer (LS) and/or Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in various colleges or universities across the nation.

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