UGC NET Dec 2023: Certificate Out


UGC NET Dec 2023 – National Testing Agency (NTAon behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the notification for the National Eligibility Test (NET) Examination for Dec 2023.

Check full details on UGC NET Dec 2023 below here.

Latest –

  • (26 Feb 2024) UGC NET Dec 2023 Certificate Released


  • UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.
  • The selection of candidates for the following Fellowships of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Minorities Affairs is also made through the UGC-NET:
    • National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC)
    • National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC)
    • National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD)
  • Candidates aspiring for the Fellowships listed above, shall also have to apply for the Test.

UGC NET Exam Dec 2023

The Dec 2023 cycle of UGC NET will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

OrganizationNational Testing Agency (NTA) 
Application ModeOnline Only 
Application Dates30 September 2023 to 31 October 2023
Exam Dates06 December 2023 to 22 December 2023 

UGC NET Dec 2023 Important Dates

Submission of Online Application Form30 September 2023 to 31 October 2023
Last date for submission of Examination fee31 October 2023
Correction in the Particulars in Online Application Form01-03 November 2023
Announcement of City of Exam CentreLast week of the November 2023
Downloading of Admit Card from NTA WebsiteFirst week of the December 2023
Dates of Examination06 December 2023 to 22 December 2023
Centre, Date and ShiftAs indicated on Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Key(s)To be announced later on the website

UGC NET Dec 2023 Exam Subject Wise Schedule

UGC NET Dec 2023 Exam Dates – 06 December 2023 to 22 December 2023

UGC NET Dec 2023 Exam Subject Wise Schedule will be announced later.

UGC NET Dec 2023 Notification

UGC NET Dec 2023 Notification

UGC NET Dec 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit and Relaxation


  • Not more than 30 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.12.2023.
  • A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC-NCL (as per the Central list of OBC available on website: gender categories and to women applicants.
  • Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates with research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant / related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority, which should be a recognized Indian university / Institute of National Importance / foreign university which is duly approved / recognized / accredited in its own Country / Public Sector Undertaking of Government of India / State Government in India. The research should not have been carried out towards completion of graduation or post-graduation degree(s). Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates with L.L.M. degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is, conducted, i.e., 01.12.2023.
  • Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

For Assistant Professor

  • There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor

Educational Qualification

  • 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. List of subjects at Post Graduation level is attached as Appendix -V. 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.
  • Candidates 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-NCL/ SC / ST / PwD / Third gender category 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.
  • Candidates belonging to the Third gender category are eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and Eligibility Criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for this category would be the lowest among those for SC / ST / PwD / OBC–NCL / General-EWS categories in the corresponding subject.
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET. The list of Post – Graduation courses and their codes is given at Appendix -VI.
  • Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post – Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects attached as Appendix -V, may appear in a related subject.
  • Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form or Confirmation Page to NTA. However, the candidates, in their own interest, must ensure themselves about their eligibility for the test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action. NTA does not verify the information provided by the candidates during online registration and hence candidature will be purely provisional subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

  • NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
  • The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR/ JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
  • For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.

UGC NET Dec 2023 Application Process

  • Candidate can apply for Dec 2023 Cycle of UGC NET through “Online” mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
  • Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing the NTA website
  • Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. multiple Application Forms submitted by a candidate will not be accepted.
  • Candidates must read Information Bulletin available on the NTA Website

Steps to Apply Online:

  • Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using own Email Id and Mobile No.
  • Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number. Upload scanned images of: (i) a recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb)
  • Step-3: Pay fee using SBI/CANARA/ICICI/HDFC Bank/ Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI and keep proof of fee paid.
  • Download, save and print a copy of Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

Application Fee

For General/Unreserved CandidatesRs. 1150/-
For Gen-EWS / OBC-NCL CandidatesRs. 600/-
For SC/ST/ PwD/ Third Gender CandidatesRs. 325/-
Mode of PaymentOnline

UGC NET Dec 2023 Admit Card

  • Candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website and appear for the Exam at the given Centre on date, shift, time and discipline as indicated in his/her Admit Card
  • In case a candidate is unable to download Admit Card from the website, he/she may approach the Help Line of NTA between 09:30 am to 5:30 pm or write to NTA at:

UGC NET Dec 2023 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Mode of Examination

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers.

UGC NET Dec 2023 Pattern of Examination

  • Paper I – The questions in Paper I intend to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
  • Paper II – This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test (CBT) mode
Question Paper LanguageEnglish & Hindi only
Duration of Exam03 hours (180 minutes) without any break
Types of Questionsobjective type, multiple choice questions
No. of QuestionsPaper I – 50 questions,
Paper II – 100 questions
Total MarksPaper I – 100 Marks.
Paper II – 200 Marks
Marking SchemeEach question carries 02 (two) marks. For each correct response, the candidate will get 02 (two) marks.
Negative MarkingThere is no negative marking for incorrect response.

Subject and Syllabus of Test

The candidates may note that the syllabus has been modified and the new syllabus applicable from June 2019 onwards has also been notified through a Public Notice on NTA website.

Updated Syllabus for all NET Subjects can be downloaded below –

Subject CodeSubjectEnglish MediumHindi Medium
00General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)DownloadDownload
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsDownloadDownload
02Political ScienceDownloadDownload
10Social WorkDownloadDownload
11Defence and Strategic StudiesDownloadDownload
12Home ScienceDownloadDownload
14Public AdministrationDownloadDownload
15Population StudiesDownloadDownload
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)DownloadDownload
20Hindi Download
39French (French Version)DownloadDownload
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.DownloadDownload
47Physical EducationDownloadDownload
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesDownloadDownload
50Indian CultureDownloadDownload
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource ManagementDownloadDownload
59Library and Information ScienceDownloadDownload
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesDownloadDownload
62Comparative Study of ReligionsDownloadDownload
63Mass Communication and JournalismDownloadDownload
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/TheatreDownloadDownload
66Museology & ConservationDownloadDownload
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureDownloadDownload
71Folk LiteratureDownloadDownload
72Comparative LiteratureDownloadDownload
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama). Download
74Women StudiesDownloadDownload
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)DownloadDownload
81Social Medicine & Community HealthDownloadDownload
82Forensic ScienceDownloadDownload
87Computer Science and ApplicationsDownloadDownload
88Electronic ScienceDownload 
89Environmental SciencesDownload 
90Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.DownloadDownload
92Human Rights and DutiesDownloadDownload
93Tourism Administration and Management.DownloadDownload
94Bodo Download
95Santali Download
102Hindu StudiesDownloadDownload

UGC NET Dec 2023 Results


UGC NET Dec 2023 Certificate

 Download E–Certificate and JRF Award Letter for UGC NET December 2023

Important Links

UGC NET Dec 2023 NotificationClick Here
UGC NET Dec 2023 Information BrochureClick Here
UGC NET Dec 2023 Application FormClick Here

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