UGC NET registration: December 2023, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has initiated registration for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET). Candidates seeking a career in higher education have until October 28 to fill out the UGC NET December 2023 application form on the official website, ugcnet.nta.ac.in.
However, candidates will have until October 29 to pay the examination fee. Applicants from the unreserved category must pay Rs 1,150, while those from the EWS and OBC-NCL categories must pay Rs 600. Students in the SC, ST, and PwD categories must pay Rs 325.
UGC NET registration: Eligibility requirements for 2023
There is no age restriction for assistant professor applicants. Unreserved category candidates must have earned a master’s degree or its equivalent from a UGC-approved institution or university with a minimum score of 55 percent. Candidates from the SC, ST, PwD, and OBC-NCL categories must have a master’s degree with a minimum of 50 percent.
Students with a PhD and who have completed their master’s examination will receive a 5% reduction in their overall grade. Candidates who have completed their final year of master’s exam or those who are waiting for their results can also register for the exam. To be eligible for the Junior Research Fellowship/Eligibility for Assistant Professor, however, candidates must have earned their master’s degree.
December UGC NET: Exam structure
The UGC NET will include two computer-based examinations. Paper-1 of the UGC NET Exam will consist of fifty objective-type questions, each worth two points. The questions in this segment will assess the research and teaching aptitudes of candidates in the sections – reasoning, comprehension, general awareness, and divergent thinking. Paper 2 of the UGC NET will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions, each worth two marks and depending on the subject chosen by the candidate. In this exam, there is no provision for negative marking.
UGC NET 2023: Minimum score required
To pass the UGC NET, candidates from the general category must score at least 40% on both papers, while those from the OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PWD, and transgender categories must score at least 35%. NTA releases separate UGC NET cutoffs for candidates who qualify for lectureship and JRF.
UGC NET sample exam
On the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) – nta.ac.in – candidates can take a simulated UGC NET exam. Candidates can directly select the required paper and proceed to take to sample test of the UGC NET exam. Follow these methods to attempt the UGC NET mock exam, candidates:
- Visit the official website of the NTA at nta.ac.in.
- Click the’mock test’ icon on the homepage to access the practice exam.
- Select ‘UGC NET’ along with your paper.
- Click the “start practice test” link
- To begin the practice exam, select the ‘Login’ option.
- Now, select the “Proceed” icon to begin the examination.