UGC NET 2023-24 Updates: Notification, Exam Date, Application Process, and Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2023-24 Updates: Notification, Exam Date, Application Process, and Exam Pattern


UGC NET 2023-24 Updates: Notification, Exam Date, Application Process, and Exam Pattern :- The National Testing Agency (NTA) has revealed the schedule for the UGC NET exams for the upcoming academic year, whether you're planning to take the UGC NET Exam December 2023 or aiming for the UGC NET June 2024 cycle, here's everything you need to know about the UGC NET 2023-2024.

UGC NET December 2023 Exam Date:

For those eyeing the UGC NET December 2023 session, mark your calendars! The NTA has scheduled the exam to take place from 6th December to 22nd December 2023. This is a golden opportunity for candidates to prove their ability on a national stage and secure eligibility for Assistant Professorship or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

UGC NET December 2023 Dates Tweeted by NTA:

UGC NET June 2024 Exam Date:

If you're planning ahead for the UGC NET June 2024 cycle, the NTA has officially announced that the UGC NET June 2024 Exam will be conducted from 10th June 2024 to 21st June 2024. This gives you sufficient time to prepare thoroughly for the exam.

Download official notification (NTA Exam Calendar 2024-25) pdf

UGC NET December 2023 Exam Overview:

The UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year and is a national-level test to determine eligibility for Assistant Professor or both JRF and Assistant Professor posts in Indian universities and colleges. Here are some key details:

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Online - CBT (Computer-Based Test)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Assistant Professor:  Candidates must possess a master's degree or its equivalent from recognized universities with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks (50% for reserved categories).

  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Candidates should meet the same eligibility criteria as for the Assistant Professor role, but with a notable distinction: they must be below 30 years of age. A relaxation of up to 5 years is granted to candidates from reserved categories.

Exam Fees

  • INR 1,150 for the General category
  • INR 600 for OBC
  • INR 325 for SC/ ST/ PwD/ Third Gender

Exam Duration

180 minutes (3 Hours) conducted consecutively without Break between Paper 1 and Paper 2

Exam Dates

To be announced for December Cycle 2023

No. of Papers and Total Marks

  • Paper-1: 100 marks
  • Paper-2: 200 marks

Total Questions

50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2

Marking Scheme

  • +2 for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

Determine the eligibility of candidates for posts of only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges

No. of Test Cities


Official Website or

UGC NET December 2023 Official Notification:

The UGC NET December 2023 official Notification is expected to be released in the last week of September 2023. Aspiring candidates should keep an eye out for this notification on its official website as it will contain crucial information, including eligibility criteria, application process, exam dates, syllabus, and other essential details.


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