UGC NET 2022: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus


UGC NET 2022 – National Testing Agency (NTAon behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the notification for the National Eligibility Test (NET) Examination for December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles).

Check full details on UGC NET 2022 below here.

Latest –

  • Examination for Telugu (27) and Marathi (38) of UGC-NET December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles) Postponed. Dates will be declared later.
  • Admit Cards for the examination to be held on 09 July 2022 for concerned subject(s) are available now.
  • Schedule for First Phase declared.
  • Examination dates for UGC-NET December 2021 and June 2022 merged cycles declared

Related – CSIR NET


  • 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)
    • Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students (MANF)
  • Candidates aspiring for the Fellowships listed above, shall also have to apply for the Test.

UGC NET Exam 2022

The December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles) of UGC NET will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

OrganizationNational Testing Agency (NTA) 
Online Application ModeOnline Only 
Application Dates30 April – 20 May 2022 
Exam Dates09, 11, 12 July 2022 and 12, 13, 14 August 2022 

UGC NET 2022 Important Dates

UGC NET 2022 Application form30 April 2022
The last date to apply for UGC NET 2022 exam20 May 2022 (upto to 05:00 P.M)
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only21 May 2022 to 23 May 2022
NET exam Admit Card 2022Available for 09 July 2022 Exam
UGC NET 2022 Exam Date09, 11, 12 July 2022 and 12, 13, 14 August 2022
NET exam Answer Key Release Date 2022To be notified
UGC NET 2022 Result AnnouncementTo be notified

UGC NET 2022 Exam Subject Wise Schedule

Date and Subject- wise Schedule for UGC-NET December 2021 and June 2022 (Merged Cycles) Phase 1 –

Day 1 (09.07.2022, Saturday)

S. No. Subject  CodeName of Subjects
67 Archaeology
32 Chinese
68 Criminology
33 Dogri
71 Folk Literature
39 French (French version)
44 German
50 Indian Culture
45 Japanese
10 85 Konkani
11 18 Maithili
12 83 Pali
13 65 Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre
14 42 Persian
15 90 Politics including International Relations/International  Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian  Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies,  South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, and American  Studies,
16 15 Population Studies
17 91 Prakrit
18 43 Rajasthani
19 41 Russian
20 73 Sanskrit traditional subjects (including)  Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/  Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka  Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/  Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama)
21 81 Social Medicine and Community Health
22 40 Spanish
23 27Telugu
24 55 Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial  Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource  Management,
25 38 Marathi
26 100 Yoga

Day 2 (11.07.2022, Monday)

S. No. Subject  CodeSubject Name
27 11 Defence & Strategic Studies
28 102 Hindu Studies
29 47 Physical Education
30 59 Library & Information Science
31 101 Sindhi

Day 3 (12.07.2022, Tuesday)

S. No. Subject  CodeSubject Name
32 12 Home Science
33 92 Human Rights & Duties
34 34 Nepali
35 04 Psychology

UGC NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit and Relaxation


  • Not more than 31 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.06.2022 (This age limit is applicable for the current examination only).
  • Relaxation of 5 years is provided in the upper age limit for OBC-NCL /SC/ST/PwD/Third gender categories and to women applicants.
  • 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 to be held.
  • 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 available in information brochure.
  • 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 in information brochure.
  • 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 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 2022 Application Process

  • Candidate can apply for December 2021 and June 2022 Cycle (June 2022) 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. 1100/-
For Gen-EWS / OBC-NCL CandidatesRs. 550/-
For SC/ST/ PwD/ Third Gender CandidatesRs. 275/-
Mode of PaymentOnline

UGC NET 2022 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:

Download Admit Card for UGC-NET Dec. 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles) (Exam Date 9 July)

Admit Card for Exam on 11 & 12 July 2022 will be available soon.

UGC NET 2022 Exam Pattern

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 2022 Subject & Syllabus

  • 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 – 150 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.

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Application FormClick Here
Information BrochureClick Here