UGC NET JRF Exam in 2023

UGC NET Exam in 2023


UGC NET JRF Exam in 2023

As a language model, I can provide some general tips and strategies for preparing for the UGC NET JRF Exam in 2023 based on the experience of past toppers:

Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: Before starting your preparation, it is important to understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly. This will help you to plan your preparation and focus on the topics that are more important from the exam point of view.

Make a study plan: Once you have understood the exam pattern and syllabus, make a study plan that covers all the topics and gives you enough time to revise before the exam. Make sure to include regular breaks and revision periods in your plan.

Study materials: Choose the right study materials for your preparation. There are many books, online resources and coaching classes available for UGC NET preparation. You can choose the ones that suit your learning style and needs.

Practice previous year papers: Practicing previous year papers will give you an idea about the exam pattern and the types of questions asked in the exam. This will help you to understand the level of preparation required to crack the exam.

Time management: Time management is crucial for cracking the UGC NET Exam. Make sure to divide your time between different sections of the exam and practice time-bound mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy.

Revision: Revision is the key to success in any exam. Make sure to revise the important topics and concepts regularly to ensure that you retain what you have learned.

Stay updated: Keep yourself updated with the latest news and developments in your subject area. This will help you to answer the current affairs questions in the exam.

Stay motivated: Finally, stay motivated throughout your preparation. The UGC NET Exam is challenging, but with the right preparation and a positive attitude, you can crack it. Celebrate your small achievements and stay focused on your goal.

These are some of the tips and strategies that can help you to crack the UGC NET exam in 2023. All the best!


  1. What is the validity of UGC-NET certificate?

            Answer-- The validity of UGC-NET certificate of Eligibility for Assistant Professor/Lectureship is forever.

  1. What is my rank on all India basis in UGC NET Exam?

           Answer-- Rank is not assigned in UGC-NET Exam.

  1. In general, has the candidate got to appear for NET in the subject of his / her post graduation only? In which subject should he / she appear in case NET is not conducted in the subject of his / her post-graduation.

Answer-- For latest and detailed eligibility conditions please refer to the Information Bulletin / Notification on the website of NTA, as per which the candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidate whose post-graduation subject is not included in the list of NET subjects, may appear in a related subject. In such a situation, the candidate should go through the syllabus of subjects in which UGC-NET is conducted, uploaded on the UGC website and appear in a subject that is closest to the subject of post-graduation of the candidate. However, the suitability of any candidate for a teaching position lies within the jurisdiction of the appointing authority.

  1. In general as far as subjects of interdisciplinary nature are concerned can a candidate be appointed to the post of Assistant Professor in a particular subject if his / her Master’s degree is not exactly in that subject but in a related subject.

Answer-- Suitability of a candidate for any teaching position is within the purview of the appointing authority

  1.  What are the subjects in which NET is conducted?

Answer-- NET in various subjects is being conducted in disciplines falling under Humanities including languages, Social Sciences and some Science    subjects through UGC-NET. The Joint CSIR-UGC Test is conducted under the auspices of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in disciplines      falling under the basic sciences. For Agriculture related subjects, ICAR-NET is conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (under Indian Council of      Agricultural Research). The candidates may go through the respective websites for these three examinations in order to learn about the subjects in which NET is conducted.

  1. Are professional qualifications, viz. Chartered Accountancy (CA) / Company Secretary (CS) / Indian Cost & Works Accountancy (ICWA) valid qualifications to appear in NET?

Answer-- The University Grants Commission in its meeting held on 18th February, 2021 has resolved that CA/CS/ICWA qualification be considered equivalent to PG Degree. The candidates having CA/CS/ICWA qualification have also to fulfil eligibility criteria as stipulated in the Information Bulletin/Notification of UGC-NET.

  1. Is my Master’s degree obtained through distance mode valid for appearing in UGCNET?

Answer-- Regarding degrees acquired through distance mode, the programme and tenure should be approved by the Distance Education Bureau of UGC. The year-wise recognition status of universities / institutions approved to offer education through distance mode along with the approved programmes is available on the UGC website,

  1. Is there a maximum limit on the number of attempts for appearing in NET?

Answer-- There is no cap on the number of attempts for appearing in NET for Eligibility for Assistant Professor. However, as far as Junior Research Fellowship is concerned, there is an upper age limit for applying as specified in the concerned Information Bulletin / Notification of NET

  1. What is the minimum qualification for appearing in UGCNET? Is there any relaxation for the reserved category / Persons with disability (PWD) category / Transgender candidates?

Answer-- General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website: in Humanities and Social Science (including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Third gender / category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

  1. The result of final year examination of Master’s Degree is awaited, OR The Candidate is in First year / Second year / Final Year of Master’s Degree. Is he/she eligible to fill the online application form of UGC-NET Exam?

Answer--Those who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% Marks [50% marks in case of OBC(Non Creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender candidates]. Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

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