UGC NET 2022 admit card for phase 2 out

The responsibility for conducting the all-India-level University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) was given to the National Testing Agency (NTA) from the year 2018 onwards. Previously, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was in charge of conducting the exam on behalf of the UGC.

UGC NET Exam Highlights
Exam Name University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Short Exam Name UGC NET
Exam conducts twice in a year
Exam Duration 180 minutes
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Official Website
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Helpline Number 0120-6895200
Languages English
Exam Level National
Test-Takers 7,93,813

UGC NET 2022 admit card for phase 2 out

The NTA conducts the UGC NET twice in a year (during June and December) for assessing the eligibility of aspiring candidates for the following positions:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Both for Assistant Professor position and Junior Research Fellowships

The applicant has to specify whether he / she is applying for both positions, or only for Lectureship ones, when submitting their applications.

The UGC NET is conducted in more than 80 subjects and at over 90 stipulated exam centers throughout India. 

The qualifying candidates for the Junior Research Fellowship positions can pursue research in the field of study of their postgraduate studies or relating subjects. More so, they can avail the option of working as Lecturers in Indian universities and colleges. 

Nonetheless, the candidate’s performance is considered during the selection process of the JRFs. Also, to be considered for the JRFs, they should have opted for JRF positions, or both JRF and Lectureship positions, and not only Lectureship ones, in their applications.

The JRF offer letter is valid for two years.

UGC NET: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying from the general category have to secure at least 55% marks in any recognized Master’s degree program or equivalent courses. More so, their Master’s degree should be in streams including Electronic Science, Computer Science & Applications, Social Sciences, and Arts – to name a few.

If the aspirant is applying via the reserved category, then he /she can avail 5% relaxation in marks of the Master’s degree programs to be eligible to take the test.

In case a candidate is appearing for the final year Masters degree program exam, then also they are eligible to apply; only their application will be on a provisional basis.

Age Criteria

  • For Junior Research Fellowship

Only candidates up to 30 years are eligible to apply to the UGC NET. However, reserved category applicants and women candidates are given 5% relaxation under the stipulated age norms.

  • For Lectureship

For the lectureship positions, no upper age limit is given.

Additional exemptions for highly-qualified applicants (for Lectureship positions)

PhD and MPhil candidates

If any candidate secures a PhD degree, they are exempted from appearing for the UGC NET for both undergraduate-level and postgraduate-level teaching positions.

Any applicant who has an MPhil degree can avail exemption from UGC NET for undergraduate-level teaching positions.

UGC NET: Syllabus

The UGC NET Paper-I has questions on Research Aptitude and Teaching. 

For UGC NET Paper-II, the candidates have one optional subject to choose from; their choices are among Punjabi, English, and Hindi.

UGC NET: Exam Pattern

Both Paper-I and Paper-II of the UGC NET contain multiple-choice questions. The system of negative marks is not followed for incorrect responses.

Paper-I has 50 questions, totaling 100 marks, with a 1-hour duration.

Paper-II has 100 questions, totaling to 200 marks, with a 2-hour duration.

UGC NET: Selection Process

As part of the UGC NET Selection process, the below-listed steps are followed.

# Step 1

Fill application form

The UGC NET official website is To apply for the UGC NET, the applicants have to download the online application form from the official website and follow by providing the requisite details. After filling in the mandatory information in the form and uploading the necessary documents, they should submit their applications. Then, the system generates a Confirmation Page, containing all application details of the candidate.

# Step 2

Download Admit Card

The eligible candidates are issued Admit Cards, which are downloadable after signing in to their respective accounts, a couple of days before the scheduled exam date.

How to download UGC NET Admit card 2020
1 Visit the official website at
2 On the link “UGC NET admit card 2020”
3 A new page open in a tab
4 Key in your credentials and login
5 The UGC NET admit card display on your screen
6 Download the admit card and take its print out for future references.

# Step 3

Appear for exam

The candidates must appear for the computer-based UGC NET, which includes Paper-I and Paper-II.

# Step 4

Check Exam result

The NTA uploads the UGC NET results on the official website. The Scorecard contains details such as the candidate’s roll number and status. Status can include qualified for Assistant Lecturer or both Assistant Lecturer and JRF. 

UGC NET: Exam Fees

The exam fees for the general category and reserved category candidates vary. So, the applicant must check carefully and pay accordingly.

To tender the exam fee, the candidate has to fill the required particulars in the Bank Challan form, which consists of the applicant’s copy, UGC copy, and bank copy.

They are required to submit all three copies in any State Bank of India branch. The bank, on its part, retains the bank copy and returns the other two copies to the candidate.

The next step has to attach the UGC challan copy with the print copy of the Online Application form and submit both to the Registrar of UGC-NET center.

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