UGC NET JRF 2022 Complete Information

UGC NET JRF 2022 Complete Information

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UGC NET JRF 2022 Complete Information

Topics Covered: UGC NET 2022 Exam, Phase II Exam Postponed, Updated Exam Dates, Latest Notification Released, Job Profile, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation Tips, Mock Tests & Books, Free Study Material, Admit Card, Previous Year Question Papers, Cut Off (JRF & AP), NTA UGC NET Exam Dates Announced, Exam Analysis, Result.

In a world of UPSC and Bank Exams, it is UGC NET, which is arguably the country’s premier-most examination.

UGC NET, i.e., National Eligibility Test (NTA), is conducted every year by National Testing Agency, to determine the potential candidates for the esteemed Junior Research Fellowship and the post of Assistant Professors in central universities and colleges.

The exam though is complex and category oriented, yet it is aspired by more than a million candidates every year.

And, having gone through the aspirant phase and tasted success in this exam, I know what UGC NET demands and what it will take for an aspirant to prepare for the exam efficiently.

However, there is no brief way to explain the entire process of the exam, moreover, introducing you to the whole spectrum of UGC NET at once will be detrimental to your progress. Hence, I will bring forward every aspect of the exam in a step-by-step manner.

So, if you are one of the aspirants, or are unsure and seeking details about the examination, then you are at the right place.

Heads Up! The following information is crucial for you to inculcate. Get ready for a pleasant drive, known as the UGC NET.

Before I move forward with the blog, let me give you a brief information about UGC NET 2022 Notification.

UGC NET Notification 2022 was released on 30th April, 2022. Keeping the previous year’s trend alive, the 2022 process will also be a unified edition, viz. The December 2021 and June 2022 cycles are merged.

About the exam dates, the examination will take place in phases.

According to the initial notice the Phase 1 dates are 9th, 11th, 12th, July 2022 and the Phase II was scheduled for 12th, 13th, 14th August 2022.

The Phase I culminated successfully on the planned dates, however, as per the notice dated 8th August 2022, the Phase II stands postponed.

The Phase II will now be held in September between 20th to 30th September 2022.

With the exam dates known, it can be concluded that UGC NET 2022 is partially over. Thus, at this stage I would suggest you keep yourself updated and accordingly proceed.

Now, if you are curious about the general know-how of the exam, then for your reference, I’ve compiled the basic information about the exam, below. Read carefully, and get hold of the overall examination process of UGC NET.

Table of Content – UGC NET JRF Complete Info

1. NTA UGC NET Exam

2. Latest Updates

3. Notification

 3. Exam Dates 

4. Job Profile

5. Eligibility Criteria

6. Application Form

7. Syllabus

8. Exam Pattern

9. Preparation Tips

10. Mocks & Books

11. Free Study Material

12. Admit Card

13. Previous Year Papers

14. Cut Off

15. Exam Analysis

16. Result

UGC NET JRF 2022 Complete Information

Topics Covered: UGC NET 2022 Exam, Phase II Exam Postponed, Updated Exam Dates, Latest Notification Released, Job Profile, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation Tips, Mock Tests & Books, Free Study Material, Admit Card, Previous Year Question Papers, Cut Off (JRF & AP), NTA UGC NET Exam Dates Announced, Exam Analysis, Result.

In a world of UPSC and Bank Exams, it is UGC NET, which is arguably the country’s premier-most examination.

UGC NET, i.e., National Eligibility Test (NTA), is conducted every year by National Testing Agency, to determine the potential candidates for the esteemed Junior Research Fellowship and the post of Assistant Professors in central universities and colleges.

The exam though is complex and category oriented, yet it is aspired by more than a million candidates every year.

And, having gone through the aspirant phase and tasted success in this exam, I know what UGC NET demands and what it will take for an aspirant to prepare for the exam efficiently.

However, there is no brief way to explain the entire process of the exam, moreover, introducing you to the whole spectrum of UGC NET at once will be detrimental to your progress. Hence, I will bring forward every aspect of the exam in a step-by-step manner.

So, if you are one of the aspirants, or are unsure and seeking details about the examination, then you are at the right place.

Heads Up! The following information is crucial for you to inculcate. Get ready for a pleasant drive, known as the UGC NET.

Before I move forward with the blog, let me give you a brief information about UGC NET 2022 Notification.

UGC NET Notification 2022 was released on 30th April, 2022. Keeping the previous year’s trend alive, the 2022 process will also be a unified edition, viz. The December 2021 and June 2022 cycles are merged.

About the exam dates, the examination will take place in phases.

According to the initial notice the Phase 1 dates are 9th, 11th, 12th, July 2022 and the Phase II was scheduled for 12th, 13th, 14th August 2022.

The Phase I culminated successfully on the planned dates, however, as per the notice dated 8th August 2022, the Phase II stands postponed.

The Phase II will now be held in September between 20th to 30th September 2022.

With the exam dates known, it can be concluded that UGC NET 2022 is partially over. Thus, at this stage I would suggest you keep yourself updated and accordingly proceed.

Now, if you are curious about the general know-how of the exam, then for your reference, I’ve compiled the basic information about the exam, below. Read carefully, and get hold of the overall examination process of UGC NET.

Table of Content – UGC NET JRF Complete Info

1. NTA UGC NET Exam

2. Latest Updates

3. Notification

 3. Exam Dates 

4. Job Profile

5. Eligibility Criteria

6. Application Form

7. Syllabus

8. Exam Pattern

9. Preparation Tips

10. Mocks & Books

11. Free Study Material

12. Admit Card

13. Previous Year Papers

14. Cut Off

15. Exam Analysis

16. Result

UGC NET Exam 2022 Basic Information

UGC NET Dec 2021 & June 2022 Exam Dates (Merged Cycle)

09th, 11th & 12th July & 20th to 30th September 2022

UGC NET 2022 Phase I Exam Dates

09th, 11th & 12th July 2022

UGC NET 2022 Phase II Exam Dates

20th to 30th September 2022

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

www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in

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 organisation. 

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 NTA 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 NTA 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. The UGC NET Notification 2022, which was released on April 30, 2022, had declared that the December 2021 and June 2022 exam processes will be combined.

UGC NET 2022 Latest Updates

In this section I will highlight the overall summary of UGC NET 2022.

  • August 8th, 2022 – The Phase II exam postponed and it will now take place during September 20th to 30th 2022. Information regarding exam centers will come out on 11th September 2022 and the Admit card for the same will come out on 16th September 2022. Also, the Telugu and Marathi subjects’ exams will be held along Phase II.

  • July 8th, 2022 – Notice declaring postponement of Telugu and Marathi subject exams. Which were scheduled for 9th July 2022

  • July 7th, 2022 – Admit card for July exam dates released

  • July 4th, 2022 – Notice regarding change in exam schedule. 8th July 2022 removed from schedule

  • June 25th, 2022 – Exam dates were announced. The UGC Net 2022 initial exam date schedule: 08th, 9th, 11th, 12th, July 2022 and 12th, 13th, 14th August 2022

  • April 30th, 2022 – UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycle) Notification came out

Keep checking this space, more updates are yet to come.

Now go through the entire blog to get detailed knowledge about every aspect of the UGC NET 2022 Examination.

NTA UGC NET Notification 2022

The UGC NET Notification 2022 was released on April 30, 2022. The form filling process was started on the same day and was scheduled to end on 20th May 2022. However, a further notification notified the extension of the last date.

In respect to that, the application form window closed on 30th May 2022.

Regarding the exam dates, on 25th June 2022, UGC released the much-awaited notice of UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycle) exam dates.

As per the notice, the UGC NET 2022 is scheduled to take place in two phases – Phase I & Phase II. The first one which was slated to be held on 9th, 11th, and 12th July 2022 has culminated successfully.

Initially, 8th July was also a part of the exam date schedule, but in a subsequent notice, dated July 4, 2022, UGC announced the exclusion of the date from the exam date set up.

The Admit card of first phase was released on July 07th, 2022.

As for Phase II, a notice dated 8th August 2022, declared that it has been postponed. The notification also mentioned the new time frame of the Phase II examination and the necessary information about its admit card.

With the latest updates about UGC NET 2022 been fed to you, let me again bring you back to the topic in focus.

While I’ve briefed you with the basic information, now take a careful look at the Detailed Notification of UGC NET 2022, to learn more about the exam aspects.

Now, Remember, such notifications, like the one whose link has been attached, are extremely detailed and are usually 70-80 pages long. Therefore, in this blog and my other UGC NET blogs, I have simplified all the information given in such notifications and conveyed the same in a clear and concise manner.

NTA UGC NET Exam Dates

The “UGC NET Exam dates” is the most sought-after information by UGC NET aspirants. This perhaps solidifies the reason why the National Testing Agency (NTA) does not give premature details about the NTA NET exam dates, i.e., keeps it reserved and disseminates it in a separate notice after the release of the official notification only.

The official notification of UGC NET 2022 came out on 30th April 2022 & the UGC NET Exam Dates have been released on 25th June 2022. NTA decided to conduct the UGC NET 2022 in two phases, in the month of July & August. Subsequently, the following dates were confirmed: 09th, 11th & 12th in the month of July (Phase I) and 12th, 13th & 14th in the month of August (Phase II).

However, only the Phase I exam could go about successfully. As for Phase II, it has been postponed and rescheduled. The Phase II will now transpire in the month of September, during 20th to 30th September 2022.

The detailed subject wise date sheet has not been released by NTA till now and will be updated here as soon as NTA releases it on their official website.

However, breaking from the stereotypes, when it comes to the UGC NET Exam Date 2022, there is a major update available. The exam will now be known as the UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 merged cycle.

UGC NET Dec 2021 & June 2022 Cycle & Exam Events

Exam Dates

Commencement of UGC NET Online Application Form

30th April 2022

Last date to submit the Form

30th May 2022

Last date of Fee Submission

30th May 2022

Correction in Particulars of Application form

31st May 2022 to 1st June 2022

NTA UGC NET Admit Card (Hall Ticket) Date [Phase I]

07th July 2022

UGC NET Exam Dates – Phase I

09th, 11th & 12th July

NTA UGC NET Admit Card (Hall Ticket) Date [Phase II]

16th September 2022

UGC NET Exam Dates – Phase II

20th to 30th September 2022

Availability of Answer Key

TBA

Last date to submit an Objection

TBA

Declaration of Result online

TBA

*TBA – To Be Announced

The timings of the examination were:

  • First Shift: 09:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Second Shift: 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Note: Reach the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam.

Let us now take a look at the UGC NET job profile.

UGC NET Job Profile

Now coming to the topic you’ve all been secretly waiting for.

When you choose an exam as difficult as the NTA UGC NET (even more when you’re targeting JRF), it’s obvious to say that you had a picture of your job in your head before applying for the exam.

But you might not be aware of the industry standards and that’s what I’ll be discussing in this section.

So, let me start by saying that if you manage to qualify for the NTA NET exam, your scope would lie mostly in jobs that are considered mostly academic and/or research-oriented in nature. Such jobs are usually found within the confines of universities and colleges.

Now according to your skill sets, you may have the opportunity to teach either of the following batch of students:

  • Undergraduate level students

  • Professional students

  • Postdoctoral fellows

Having said that, I’d also like to inform you that after qualifying for the NTA NET, you can also apply for jobs at several PSUs that accept the NET qualification score in their selection process.

You can read more details of the UGC NET Job Profile here.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2022

Eligibility Criteria is a vast topic and has a lot of topics to be discussed.

Before we begin you should note that the UGC NET exam can only be taken by Indian nationals.

1) Age Eligibility

Your age should be less than 31 years on the first date of the month in which the UGC NET JRF Exam registration process would be concluded i.e., 01.06.2022 (This is applicable for the current examination only).

However, there is no Age Limit for Assistant Professorship (AP).

2) Educational Qualification for UGC NET (General)

You should have a Master’s Degree from a University/Institution recognized by UGC with a minimum of 55% marks (without rounding off). This will be 50% in the case of SC/ST/PWD/transgender candidates.

To know about the updated Eligibility Criteria in detail, read here the complete UGC NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria.

UGC NET Application Form 2022

Aren’t we all tired of listening to the same old stories from our parents about how they had to walk miles and miles to reach school and we’ve got everything easy in life?

While in the broad spectrum that might not be that accurate, but we sure have gotten things a little easier when compared to them.

Even though our job to fill the UGC NET Online application form is quite easy as compared to what they had to go through, it still can be a tricky job. I have tried to make it easier for you.

I have made a separate blog as to how to apply online for the UGC NET JRF exam without making any mistakes (our generation is a little messier too).

The blog linked above will also help you with other details like application fees, the number of applicants registered and appeared, and steps to utilise the correction window.

With that let me give you a brief update on the current examination cycle. The UGC NET Notification 2022 was released on April 30, 2022.

With its release, the Online Application Form procedure commenced on April 30, 2022, itself, and was supposed to end on 20th May 2022. But a subsequent notification directed the extension of the last date. The Application form link then closed on 30th May 2022.

UGC NET Syllabus 2022

UGC NET Notification 2022 is out and it has come up with a surprise change in the UGC NET Syllabus 2022.

I will brief you about the change, but first get hold of the patter and the major syllabus.

The UGC NET comprises of two papers, paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 will be a general paper and will be the same for all candidates and Paper 2 will be unique for every subject, meaning that paper 2 for each subject would differ from one another.

Paper 1 will have questions from general topics such as Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, People and Environment, Higher Education, Arithmetic Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Teaching Aptitude, ICT, and Indian Logic.

As for Paper 2, it shall have questions specific to the subject chosen by the candidate.

In the 2022 Notification, it has been announced that the Paper 2 will undergo significant change. There has been an augmentation in the subjects’ section of Paper 2, and the total number subjects has now reached the number 82 from 81.

UGC NET 2022 Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2 can be accessed through the link.

Ever since NTA has been handed over the responsibility to conduct the examination, the syllabus for NTA UGC NET JRF has changed.

Unfortunately for all of you planning to give the exam after the change, the papers conducted after 2018 have certainly been more challenging than before.

So, you better buckle up and be prepared for some hard-working days ahead.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022

According to the UGC NET Notification 2022, which came out on April 30th 2022, there is no change in the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022.

What is the paper pattern in 2022? As I have mentioned above, The UGC NET exam comprises two papers. The first is a common/general paper, and the second is a subject-specific paper. I have explained it a bit more in the lines ahead.

However, both the papers are to be completed in a time duration of 3 hours, meaning that there is no break between the two papers. Therefore, it is up to the candidate to manage his time between the two papers accordingly.

Although, I would advise you to try and finish Paper 1 in a maximum time of 60 minutes, and use the remaining 120 minutes of the total time duration to solve paper 2. I say that because paper 1 has only 50 questions in it, while paper 2 has 100.

Anyhow, you should definitely attempt all the questions in the exam as there is no negative marking.

So, to reiterate, both the papers differ in their respective exam patterns:

  • Paper 1 – Same for all Subjects

  • Paper 2 – Subject Specific

Both the papers are objective in character. I am sure the images above have given you a brief idea, know more about the UGC NET Paper 1 and Paper 2 Exam Pattern here.

UGC NET Preparation Tips

The overall level of the UGC NET 2022 exam is on a higher side when compared with other teaching examinations.

You should have a proper study program in place whilst preparing for this exam.

Also, with NTA coming into the scene, the examination is made even more conceptual. So, you should boost your preparation with our UGC NET Online Coaching.

Having an overall strategy and a sectional strategy for this exam will eventually help you to score better.

The image below provides a basic outlook for preparation, you can read more about the best preparation strategy and tips for the UGC NET exam here.

Preparation Tips for UGC NET JRF

UGC NET Mock Test & Books

Okay, so from the very start, let me inform you that reading from the right books would be essential for your preparation, also, along with reading from the right books you’d need to solve the various mock tests that are available for the NTA NET exam.

Now, when I say right books, I say it because I do not want you to waste your time reading from whichever random book you might happen to chance upon. There are several books in the market that shall help you prepare for the UGC NET in the most consolidated and efficient manner. I have suggested a list of the most relevant books here.

So, yeah that sorts the point about right books.

Talking about Mock tests next, you should know that your preparation strategy would be useless without mock tests. Basically, mock tests are the anchors on which your preparation would rely. They would help you to test yourself from time to time and reveal your weaknesses to you. That way you’d be able to work upon and eliminate them.

Now, to combine both the elements of this section, I’d say that the best preparation strategy for the UGC NET would be one where, preparing from the right books and solving mocks, go hand in hand.

Go ahead, try my personally designed free Mock Tests here.

UGC NET Free Study Material

I provide a lot of free study material for both UGC NET Paper 1 & Paper 2.

The intention is to help you in your preparation, to give you a good idea about the exam, and also to allow you the opportunity to judge my course content.

If you like the content provided in the free material (which I am sure you will) you should seriously consider the Online Coaching that I provide for UGC NET to guide you in your preparation.

You can access the Free Study Material through the links provided below:

UGC NET Paper 1 Free Material

UGC NET Paper 2 Free Material

UGC NET Admit Card 2022

Latest Update: Phase 2 Admit Card will be released on 16th September 2022.

The admit card is an extremely important document that you’d have to carry to your exam hall, without which you wouldn’t be granted entry. That’s because it is taken to be the only document ratifying your eligibility to sit for the exam on the day of the same, by the NTA.

With that, let me come straight to the admit card update with respect To the UGC Net 2022.

Since the UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycles) is taking place in two phases viz, Phase I and Phase II, hence, the admit card will also be released in two parts.

The admit card of the Phase I, which transpired on 9th, 11th, and 12th, July, 2022, came out on July 7, 2022.

The Phase II will take place during 20th to 30th September. The admit card of the concerned phase will be released on 16th September 2022.

That said, the admit card has important details about you such as your name and application number, your subject, date of exam, name and address of the exam centre, important instructions, and time & shift of exam.

Check all the important details related to the UGC NET Admit Card and the steps to download it.

UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers

It is essential to attempt UGC NET previous year question papers to be familiar with the type and level of the questions asked in the exam.

Thus, solving the previous years’ question papers would definitely increase your chances of clearing the exam.

Having said that the best way to use the previous years’ papers is to randomly solve one, before actually beginning your preparation. That way you will be able to understand your weak areas better.

Then you can start your prep with an extra emphasis on your weak points. After having done so, you can go on to solve another previous year paper to weed out further the weak spots in your prep and work on eliminating them.

Carry on with this process till you are confident that there aren’t any more weak spots left in your preparation.

Lastly, if you are lucky, you might just chance upon certain questions in your actual NTA NET exam, which you had already solved before in the previous year question papers.

In the blog linked below, we have provided past year papers with a detailed solution.

You can go through the Past Year Question Papers of NTA UGC NET (2009 – 2021).

UGC NET Cut Off 2022

The Cut off is a component that comes into existence only after the culmination of exam. The UGC NET 2022 Exam process has just started & the exam dates have been released by NTA recently but the exam is still scheduled to be conducted. Therefore, having a discussion on the UGC NET Cut off 2022 this early, would be trivial.

This will be useful after the exam have happened and we’d have UGC NET exam analysis in front of us. Till then, get idea about what degree of preparation you need, from the previous years’ cut off, provided below.

An idea of the cut off in addition to the difficulty level of the exam will help you set your target marks for the exam and also the minimum number of questions that must be correct.

Also, to give an idea of the NTA NET December 2020 and June 2021 (Merged Cycles) cutoff for the papers of Commerce and Management, I have listed the table below:

Subject

Category

Assistant Professor

JRF & Assistant Professor

Cutoff Percentile

Total

Cutoff Percentile

Total

Commerce

Unreserved

97.29

2230

99.458

421

EWS

93.052

549

98.614

116

OBC (NCL)

90.479

1560

97.597

310

SC

82.787

570

95.033

98

ST

81.229

228

94.442

37

 

Subject

Category

Assistant Professor

JRF & Assistant Professor

Cutoff Marks

Total

Cutoff Marks

Total

Management

Unreserved

160

719

176

94

EWS

148

108

168

13

OBC (NCL)

144

446

164

62

SC

138

188

158

30

ST

136

68

152

8

Know how the UGC NET cut off is determined and check the previous years’ cut off here.

UGC NET Exam Analysis

Now that you know an overview of almost everything there is to know about the UGC NET exam, from the exam pattern to the syllabus, from the application process to the preparation tips, it’s time to learn about how to analyse the previous year papers of NTA NET.

Now, you must be thinking, why does one need to analyze something that has already happened in the past?

Well, I say, to draw a projection of the future, exam analysis of the past is absolutely imperative. To put it in terms of the UGC NET exam analysis of the previous year exams is of paramount importance, if one is to be prepared for the upcoming exam.

Therefore, after preparing for the exam, and solving all the mock tests and previous year papers, do not forget to analyze the various aspects of the same.

For example, go through the previous year papers of the UGC NET to understand the types of questions that were asked, compare and get an idea about the difference in the difficulty levels of the various sections of the paper over the years, etc. Doing so will increase your preparedness and confidence.

To give you a gist of this, let me resort to telling you that the UGC NET Exam Analysis is an after-exam practice. This act is necessary as it gives present and potential candidates an idea about the NTA NET Exam level.

UGC NET Result

As the UGC NET 2022 Examination is yet to take place, therefore, there is no point in talking about the UGC NET Result 2022 at this stage.

But you should still seek out the general information regarding the NTA NET Result. And allow me to provide you with exactly that, with the help of 2021 exam cycle.

The official result of UGC NET is announced roughly a month after the exam on the official website of NTA for Results.

However, due to the dreadful pandemic situation, the UGC NET December 2020 & June 2021 exams were merged. The result for the same had been announced on 19th February 2022 by NTA.

You may use my blog here to know more about the result and the steps to check it.

Before NTA announces the UGC NET result, it releases the provisional answer key and also opens a brief window with an option to challenge the answer key.

While the answer key is a key document, but at this point when the exam is still scheduled to be conducted, there is no true relevance of the provisional and final answer key 2022 for now, as it does not exist at the moment.

However, when it comes to the answer key of previous year’s cycle, the NTA released the provisional answer key for the UGC NET December 2020 & June 2021 (merged) exams on 21st January 2022.

Following the provisional Answer Key, just before the declaration of the final result, NTA published the Final Answer Key on its website.

Know more about the answer key updates and the process to challenge them.

Conclusion

I hope by the end of this blog, you’ve probably got an overview of what the UGC NET JRF exam is all about. If you’re one of the determined kids, you must be having like a bunch of additional links opened on your browser that I have provided in this blog for detailed information.

Best of Luck!!

Keep Learning!!

 

Important Video Links :-

IFrame

 

Big update for NTA-NET aspirants | UGC draft 2022 | Ph.D. v/s NET | Assistant Professor | Aditi mam

IFrame

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNnH6zSrCDI 

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjW04zT5uOQ 

 

NTA UGC NET 2022 | Paper 1 Complet Playlists:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8J4_UPpaKo&list=PLNEKQLUgrcIClIozB5zNQ89zAFtAz719O


 

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 organisation. 

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 NTA 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 NTA 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. The UGC NET Notification 2022, which was released on April 30, 2022, had declared that the December 2021 and June 2022 exam processes will be combined.

UGC NET 2022 Latest Updates

In this section I will highlight the overall summary of UGC NET 2022.

  • August 8th, 2022 – The Phase II exam postponed and it will now take place during September 20th to 30th 2022. Information regarding exam centers will come out on 11th September 2022 and the Admit card for the same will come out on 16th September 2022. Also, the Telugu and Marathi subjects’ exams will be held along Phase II.

  • July 8th, 2022 – Notice declaring postponement of Telugu and Marathi subject exams. Which were scheduled for 9th July 2022

  • July 7th, 2022 – Admit card for July exam dates released

  • July 4th, 2022 – Notice regarding change in exam schedule. 8th July 2022 removed from schedule

  • June 25th, 2022 – Exam dates were announced. The UGC Net 2022 initial exam date schedule: 08th, 9th, 11th, 12th, July 2022 and 12th, 13th, 14th August 2022

  • April 30th, 2022 – UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycle) Notification came out

Keep checking this space, more updates are yet to come.

Now go through the entire blog to get detailed knowledge about every aspect of the UGC NET 2022 Examination.

NTA UGC NET Notification 2022

The UGC NET Notification 2022 was released on April 30, 2022. The form filling process was started on the same day and was scheduled to end on 20th May 2022. However, a further notification notified the extension of the last date.

In respect to that, the application form window closed on 30th May 2022.

Regarding the exam dates, on 25th June 2022, UGC released the much-awaited notice of UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycle) exam dates.

As per the notice, the UGC NET 2022 is scheduled to take place in two phases – Phase I & Phase II. The first one which was slated to be held on 9th, 11th, and 12th July 2022 has culminated successfully.

Initially, 8th July was also a part of the exam date schedule, but in a subsequent notice, dated July 4, 2022, UGC announced the exclusion of the date from the exam date set up.

The Admit card of first phase was released on July 07th, 2022.

As for Phase II, a notice dated 8th August 2022, declared that it has been postponed. The notification also mentioned the new time frame of the Phase II examination and the necessary information about its admit card.

With the latest updates about UGC NET 2022 been fed to you, let me again bring you back to the topic in focus.

While I’ve briefed you with the basic information, now take a careful look at the Detailed Notification of UGC NET 2022, to learn more about the exam aspects.

Now, Remember, such notifications, like the one whose link has been attached, are extremely detailed and are usually 70-80 pages long. Therefore, in this blog and my other UGC NET blogs, I have simplified all the information given in such notifications and conveyed the same in a clear and concise manner.

NTA UGC NET Exam Dates

The “UGC NET Exam dates” is the most sought-after information by UGC NET aspirants. This perhaps solidifies the reason why the National Testing Agency (NTA) does not give premature details about the NTA NET exam dates, i.e., keeps it reserved and disseminates it in a separate notice after the release of the official notification only.

The official notification of UGC NET 2022 came out on 30th April 2022 & the UGC NET Exam Dates have been released on 25th June 2022. NTA decided to conduct the UGC NET 2022 in two phases, in the month of July & August. Subsequently, the following dates were confirmed: 09th, 11th & 12th in the month of July (Phase I) and 12th, 13th & 14th in the month of August (Phase II).

However, only the Phase I exam could go about successfully. As for Phase II, it has been postponed and rescheduled. The Phase II will now transpire in the month of September, during 20th to 30th September 2022.

The detailed subject wise date sheet has not been released by NTA till now and will be updated here as soon as NTA releases it on their official website.

However, breaking from the stereotypes, when it comes to the UGC NET Exam Date 2022, there is a major update available. The exam will now be known as the UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 merged cycle.

UGC NET Dec 2021 & June 2022 Cycle & Exam Events

Exam Dates

Commencement of UGC NET Online Application Form

30th April 2022

Last date to submit the Form

30th May 2022

Last date of Fee Submission

30th May 2022

Correction in Particulars of Application form

31st May 2022 to 1st June 2022

NTA UGC NET Admit Card (Hall Ticket) Date [Phase I]

07th July 2022

UGC NET Exam Dates – Phase I

09th, 11th & 12th July

NTA UGC NET Admit Card (Hall Ticket) Date [Phase II]

16th September 2022

UGC NET Exam Dates – Phase II

20th to 30th September 2022

Availability of Answer Key

TBA

Last date to submit an Objection

TBA

Declaration of Result online

TBA

*TBA – To Be Announced

The timings of the examination were:

  • First Shift: 09:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Second Shift: 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Note: Reach the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam.

Let us now take a look at the UGC NET job profile.

UGC NET Job Profile

Now coming to the topic you’ve all been secretly waiting for.

When you choose an exam as difficult as the NTA UGC NET (even more when you’re targeting JRF), it’s obvious to say that you had a picture of your job in your head before applying for the exam.

But you might not be aware of the industry standards and that’s what I’ll be discussing in this section.

So, let me start by saying that if you manage to qualify for the NTA NET exam, your scope would lie mostly in jobs that are considered mostly academic and/or research-oriented in nature. Such jobs are usually found within the confines of universities and colleges.

Now according to your skill sets, you may have the opportunity to teach either of the following batch of students:

  • Undergraduate level students

  • Professional students

  • Postdoctoral fellows

Having said that, I’d also like to inform you that after qualifying for the NTA NET, you can also apply for jobs at several PSUs that accept the NET qualification score in their selection process.

You can read more details of the UGC NET Job Profile here.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2022

Eligibility Criteria is a vast topic and has a lot of topics to be discussed.

Before we begin you should note that the UGC NET exam can only be taken by Indian nationals.

1) Age Eligibility

Your age should be less than 31 years on the first date of the month in which the UGC NET JRF Exam registration process would be concluded i.e., 01.06.2022 (This is applicable for the current examination only).

However, there is no Age Limit for Assistant Professorship (AP).

2) Educational Qualification for UGC NET (General)

You should have a Master’s Degree from a University/Institution recognized by UGC with a minimum of 55% marks (without rounding off). This will be 50% in the case of SC/ST/PWD/transgender candidates.

To know about the updated Eligibility Criteria in detail, read here the complete UGC NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria.

UGC NET Application Form 2022

Aren’t we all tired of listening to the same old stories from our parents about how they had to walk miles and miles to reach school and we’ve got everything easy in life?

While in the broad spectrum that might not be that accurate, but we sure have gotten things a little easier when compared to them.

Even though our job to fill the UGC NET Online application form is quite easy as compared to what they had to go through, it still can be a tricky job. I have tried to make it easier for you.

I have made a separate blog as to how to apply online for the UGC NET JRF exam without making any mistakes (our generation is a little messier too).

The blog linked above will also help you with other details like application fees, the number of applicants registered and appeared, and steps to utilise the correction window.

With that let me give you a brief update on the current examination cycle. The UGC NET Notification 2022 was released on April 30, 2022.

With its release, the Online Application Form procedure commenced on April 30, 2022, itself, and was supposed to end on 20th May 2022. But a subsequent notification directed the extension of the last date. The Application form link then closed on 30th May 2022.

UGC NET Syllabus 2022

UGC NET Notification 2022 is out and it has come up with a surprise change in the UGC NET Syllabus 2022.

I will brief you about the change, but first get hold of the patter and the major syllabus.

The UGC NET comprises of two papers, paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 will be a general paper and will be the same for all candidates and Paper 2 will be unique for every subject, meaning that paper 2 for each subject would differ from one another.

Paper 1 will have questions from general topics such as Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, People and Environment, Higher Education, Arithmetic Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Teaching Aptitude, ICT, and Indian Logic.

As for Paper 2, it shall have questions specific to the subject chosen by the candidate.

In the 2022 Notification, it has been announced that the Paper 2 will undergo significant change. There has been an augmentation in the subjects’ section of Paper 2, and the total number subjects has now reached the number 82 from 81.

UGC NET 2022 Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2 can be accessed through the link.

Ever since NTA has been handed over the responsibility to conduct the examination, the syllabus for NTA UGC NET JRF has changed.

Unfortunately for all of you planning to give the exam after the change, the papers conducted after 2018 have certainly been more challenging than before.

So, you better buckle up and be prepared for some hard-working days ahead.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022

According to the UGC NET Notification 2022, which came out on April 30th 2022, there is no change in the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022.

What is the paper pattern in 2022? As I have mentioned above, The UGC NET exam comprises two papers. The first is a common/general paper, and the second is a subject-specific paper. I have explained it a bit more in the lines ahead.

However, both the papers are to be completed in a time duration of 3 hours, meaning that there is no break between the two papers. Therefore, it is up to the candidate to manage his time between the two papers accordingly.

Although, I would advise you to try and finish Paper 1 in a maximum time of 60 minutes, and use the remaining 120 minutes of the total time duration to solve paper 2. I say that because paper 1 has only 50 questions in it, while paper 2 has 100.

Anyhow, you should definitely attempt all the questions in the exam as there is no negative marking.

So, to reiterate, both the papers differ in their respective exam patterns:

  • Paper 1 – Same for all Subjects

  • Paper 2 – Subject Specific

Both the papers are objective in character. I am sure the images above have given you a brief idea, know more about the UGC NET Paper 1 and Paper 2 Exam Pattern here.

UGC NET Preparation Tips

The overall level of the UGC NET 2022 exam is on a higher side when compared with other teaching examinations.

You should have a proper study program in place whilst preparing for this exam.

Also, with NTA coming into the scene, the examination is made even more conceptual. So, you should boost your preparation with our UGC NET Online Coaching.

Having an overall strategy and a sectional strategy for this exam will eventually help you to score better.

The image below provides a basic outlook for preparation, you can read more about the best preparation strategy and tips for the UGC NET exam here.

Preparation Tips for UGC NET JRF

UGC NET Mock Test & Books

Okay, so from the very start, let me inform you that reading from the right books would be essential for your preparation, also, along with reading from the right books you’d need to solve the various mock tests that are available for the NTA NET exam.

Now, when I say right books, I say it because I do not want you to waste your time reading from whichever random book you might happen to chance upon. There are several books in the market that shall help you prepare for the UGC NET in the most consolidated and efficient manner. I have suggested a list of the most relevant books here.

So, yeah that sorts the point about right books.

Talking about Mock tests next, you should know that your preparation strategy would be useless without mock tests. Basically, mock tests are the anchors on which your preparation would rely. They would help you to test yourself from time to time and reveal your weaknesses to you. That way you’d be able to work upon and eliminate them.

Now, to combine both the elements of this section, I’d say that the best preparation strategy for the UGC NET would be one where, preparing from the right books and solving mocks, go hand in hand.

Go ahead, try my personally designed free Mock Tests here.

UGC NET Free Study Material

I provide a lot of free study material for both UGC NET Paper 1 & Paper 2.

The intention is to help you in your preparation, to give you a good idea about the exam, and also to allow you the opportunity to judge my course content.

If you like the content provided in the free material (which I am sure you will) you should seriously consider the Online Coaching that I provide for UGC NET to guide you in your preparation.

You can access the Free Study Material through the links provided below:

UGC NET Paper 1 Free Material

UGC NET Paper 2 Free Material

UGC NET Admit Card 2022

Latest Update: Phase 2 Admit Card will be released on 16th September 2022.

The admit card is an extremely important document that you’d have to carry to your exam hall, without which you wouldn’t be granted entry. That’s because it is taken to be the only document ratifying your eligibility to sit for the exam on the day of the same, by the NTA.

With that, let me come straight to the admit card update with respect To the UGC Net 2022.

Since the UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycles) is taking place in two phases viz, Phase I and Phase II, hence, the admit card will also be released in two parts.

The admit card of the Phase I, which transpired on 9th, 11th, and 12th, July, 2022, came out on July 7, 2022.

The Phase II will take place during 20th to 30th September. The admit card of the concerned phase will be released on 16th September 2022.

That said, the admit card has important details about you such as your name and application number, your subject, date of exam, name and address of the exam centre, important instructions, and time & shift of exam.

Check all the important details related to the UGC NET Admit Card and the steps to download it.

UGC NET Previous Year Question Papers

It is essential to attempt UGC NET previous year question papers to be familiar with the type and level of the questions asked in the exam.

Thus, solving the previous years’ question papers would definitely increase your chances of clearing the exam.

Having said that the best way to use the previous years’ papers is to randomly solve one, before actually beginning your preparation. That way you will be able to understand your weak areas better.

Then you can start your prep with an extra emphasis on your weak points. After having done so, you can go on to solve another previous year paper to weed out further the weak spots in your prep and work on eliminating them.

Carry on with this process till you are confident that there aren’t any more weak spots left in your preparation.

Lastly, if you are lucky, you might just chance upon certain questions in your actual NTA NET exam, which you had already solved before in the previous year question papers.

In the blog linked below, we have provided past year papers with a detailed solution.

You can go through the Past Year Question Papers of NTA UGC NET (2009 – 2021).

UGC NET Cut Off 2022

The Cut off is a component that comes into existence only after the culmination of exam. The UGC NET 2022 Exam process has just started & the exam dates have been released by NTA recently but the exam is still scheduled to be conducted. Therefore, having a discussion on the UGC NET Cut off 2022 this early, would be trivial.

This will be useful after the exam have happened and we’d have UGC NET exam analysis in front of us. Till then, get idea about what degree of preparation you need, from the previous years’ cut off, provided below.

An idea of the cut off in addition to the difficulty level of the exam will help you set your target marks for the exam and also the minimum number of questions that must be correct.

Also, to give an idea of the NTA NET December 2020 and June 2021 (Merged Cycles) cutoff for the papers of Commerce and Management, I have listed the table below:

Subject

Category

Assistant Professor

JRF & Assistant Professor

Cutoff Percentile

Total

Cutoff Percentile

Total

Commerce

Unreserved

97.29

2230

99.458

421

EWS

93.052

549

98.614

116

OBC (NCL)

90.479

1560

97.597

310

SC

82.787

570

95.033

98

ST

81.229

228

94.442

37

Subject

Category

Assistant Professor

JRF & Assistant Professor

Cutoff Marks

Total

Cutoff Marks

Total

Management

Unreserved

160

719

176

94

EWS

148

108

168

13

OBC (NCL)

144

446

164

62

SC

138

188

158

30

ST

136

68

152

8

Know how the UGC NET cut off is determined and check the previous years’ cut off here.

UGC NET Exam Analysis

Now that you know an overview of almost everything there is to know about the UGC NET exam, from the exam pattern to the syllabus, from the application process to the preparation tips, it’s time to learn about how to analyse the previous year papers of NTA NET.

Now, you must be thinking, why does one need to analyze something that has already happened in the past?

Well, I say, to draw a projection of the future, exam analysis of the past is absolutely imperative. To put it in terms of the UGC NET exam analysis of the previous year exams is of paramount importance, if one is to be prepared for the upcoming exam.

Therefore, after preparing for the exam, and solving all the mock tests and previous year papers, do not forget to analyze the various aspects of the same.

For example, go through the previous year papers of the UGC NET to understand the types of questions that were asked, compare and get an idea about the difference in the difficulty levels of the various sections of the paper over the years, etc. Doing so will increase your preparedness and confidence.

To give you a gist of this, let me resort to telling you that the UGC NET Exam Analysis is an after-exam practice. This act is necessary as it gives present and potential candidates an idea about the NTA NET Exam level.

UGC NET Result

As the UGC NET 2022 Examination is yet to take place, therefore, there is no point in talking about the UGC NET Result 2022 at this stage.

But you should still seek out the general information regarding the NTA NET Result. And allow me to provide you with exactly that, with the help of 2021 exam cycle.

The official result of UGC NET is announced roughly a month after the exam on the official website of NTA for Results.

However, due to the dreadful pandemic situation, the UGC NET December 2020 & June 2021 exams were merged. The result for the same had been announced on 19th February 2022 by NTA.

You may use my blog here to know more about the result and the steps to check it.

Before NTA announces the UGC NET result, it releases the provisional answer key and also opens a brief window with an option to challenge the answer key.

While the answer key is a key document, but at this point when the exam is still scheduled to be conducted, there is no true relevance of the provisional and final answer key 2022 for now, as it does not exist at the moment.

However, when it comes to the answer key of previous year’s cycle, the NTA released the provisional answer key for the UGC NET December 2020 & June 2021 (merged) exams on 21st January 2022.

Following the provisional Answer Key, just before the declaration of the final result, NTA published the Final Answer Key on its website.

Know more about the answer key updates and the process to challenge them.

Conclusion

I hope by the end of this blog, you’ve probably got an overview of what the UGC NET JRF exam is all about. If you’re one of the determined kids, you must be having like a bunch of additional links opened on your browser that I have provided in this blog for detailed information.

Best of Luck!!

Keep Learning!!


 

Important Video Links :-


UGC NET 2022 | Mission Sept 2022 | ICT & Communication | Aditi Ma'am


Big update for NTA-NET aspirants | UGC draft 2022 | Ph.D. v/s NET | Assistant Professor | Aditi mam

NTA NET 2022 official notification BIG Updates | कब होगा NET 2022 exam? | By Aditi mam

NTA UGC NET 2022 | Paper 1 Complet Playlists:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8J4_UPpaKo&list=PLNEKQLUgrcIClIozB5zNQ89zAFtAz719O

 

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