ugc net 2022

Every year, the National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET, or National Eligibility Test (NTA), to select applicants for the prestigious Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor positions at central universities and colleges.

Despite the exam’s complexity and focus on categories, more than a million applicants attempt it each year.

And, having gone through the aspirant phase and achieved success in this exam, I am familiar with the requirements of the UGC NET and what it will take for an aspirant to study effectively for the exam.

However, there is no rapid way to explain the full exam process, and presenting you to the entire UGC NET spectrum at once can hamper your progress. As a result, I’ll take you through every part of the exam one by one.

So, if you are one of the candidates, or if you are hesitant and want more information on the exam, you have come to the proper site.

Heads Up! The following details are critical for you to remember. Prepare for a pleasant journey on the UGC NET.

Before I begin this essay, I’d want to provide you with some background information on the UGC NET 2022 Notification.

On April 30, 2022, the UGC NET Notification 2022 was published. The 2022 process will be a unified edition, with the December 2021 and June 2022 cycles merged, continuing the previous year’s practise. The exam for the relevant joint exercise is scheduled for the first or second week of June 2022.

The following information is pending written confirmation, i.e., official notification. Let me assure you that as soon as the announcement is available, this space will immediately update you on the application form’s opening and closing dates, final exam dates, admit card release dates, and other key information.

UGC NET Exam 2022 Basic Information
UGC NET Dec 2021 & June 2022 Exam Dates (Merged Cycle) First/Second Week of June 2022 (Tentative)
Exam Name National Eligibility Test also known as UGC NET
Administering Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Award on Qualifying Exam Certificate of Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor
Mode of Conduct Online Examination
Application Fees General- Rs. 1100/-
OBC/ EWS- Rs. 550/-
SC/ST/Transgender – Rs 275/-
Selection Process 1 Exam Comprising Paper 1 and Paper 2
Year Started 1989-90
Frequency of Exam Twice a Year
Exam Purpose Determining Eligibility for Posts
of Assistant Professors and Junior Research Fellowship
Score Validity 3 years for JRF
Lifetime for AP
Exam Duration 180 Minutes
Score Range 0-100 for Paper 1
0-200 for Paper 2
No. Of Applicants (2021) 12,67,000
No. Of Test-takers (2021) 6,71,288
UGC NET 2022 Notification April 30 2022
UGC Official Website

NTA UGC NET 2022 Exam Overview

The National Eligibility Test (NET) commonly referred to as UGC NET or NTA UGC NET Exam, started in the year 1989-90, is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for 81 different subjects.

First, let me start by introducing the organisations.

UGC (University Grants Commission) was established in 1956 as a statutory body by the Indian Government. Its objectives were to coordinate, determine and maintain the standards of higher education.

While, NTA (an Indian Government Agency) was established in November 2017 to conduct entrance examinations for institutes of higher education, nationwide.

The UGC NET exam was earlier conducted by the CBSE but from December 2018 onwards it is being conducted by the NTA. It is conducted typically twice a year (June & December Cycles) and more than 5 lakh students appear for the exam each cycle.

The exam’s purpose is basically to determine whether you are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor (AP) &/or receive the Junior Research Fellowship award (JRF).

Now, to talk a little about the JRF. It is a letter awarded to those candidates that have secured marks greater/equal to the JRF cut-offs in their NET for their respective subjects. The JRF letter is basically a bearer document through which you’ll be able to avail a scholarship while pursuing your M.Phil./Ph.D.

With the introduction over, let’s quickly delve into the when and what of UGC NET 2022. The UGC NET 2021 took a major hit in its schedule, owing to the difficult pandemic situation. However, with normalcy restoring at a fine pace, the UGC NET 2022 exam process is likely to go smoothly.

Although not as smoothly as it was expected. UGC NET Notification 2022 has been released on April 30, 2022, and in the notification, it has been declared that the December 2021 and June 2022 exam processes will be combined.


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