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Applications are Out for the UGC-NET December 2023 Cycle


The UGC-NET test, developed to determine whether Indian citizens are qualified for the positions of “Assistant Professor” and “Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor” in Indian universities and colleges, is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA), under contract with the University Grants Commission (UGC). The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the UGC-NET in computer-based test (CBT) mode since December 2018 onwards.

Every year, the UGC-NET is held twice (in June and December). The National Testing Agency (NTA), in conjunction with UGC, is holding the UGC NET December 2023 in 83 topics at selected cities across the nation in an effort to regularise the UGC-NET examination cycle.

The candidate’s overall performance in Paper-I and Paper-II of the UGC-NET will determine whether they are awarded a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/or whether they are eligible for an assistant professorship. The JRF award is not open to applicants who simply satisfy the prerequisites for an assistant professorship. The rules and regulations of the concerned universities, colleges, or state governments, as the case may be, for the recruitment of Assistant Professors, apply to candidates who pass the eligibility test for assistant professorship.

Important Dates:
  • Last Date for Submission: 28 October 2023 till 5:00 P.M.
  • Last date for Fee Submission: 29 October 2023 till 11:50 P.M.
  • Correction Window Opening: 30-31 October 2023 till 11:50 P.M.
  • Announcement of Exam Centre (City): Last week of November 2023
  • Admit Card Available: First week of December 2023 on NTA Website
  • Dates of Examination: 6-22 December 2023
  • Centre, Date, and Shift: As Listed on the Admit Card
  • Display of Answer Key: To be announced later on the website
Application Fee:
  1. General/ Unreserved: Rs. 1150/-
  2. General-EWS/OBC-NCL: Rs. 600/-
  3. SC/ST/PWD/Third Gender: Rs. 325/-
Age Limit Consideration:

There is no upper age limit for those who want to be eligible for the “Assistant Professor” position and apply for the UGC-NET examination. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) applicants must be under 30 years old and fall under the general category. The upper age limit is eased by up to five years for candidates who fall into the OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PWD, third gender, and female categories.

Instructions For Applying Candidates:
  1. On the website, applicants can only apply for UGC- NET December 2023 in” Online” mode. Any other submission of the application form won’t be accepted.
  2. Applicants must make sure that the email address and mobile number they submit in the online application form are their own or only those of their parents or guardians, as NTA, will only consign an email or SMS communications to registered email addresses or registered mobile numbers.
  3. Each applicant should only submit one application. An applicant may not submit more than one application form. Applicants who have filled out several application forms will face strict action, verily after the application deadline.
  4. Applicants need to rigorously abide by the instructions provided in the Information Bulletin, which is available on the NTA website.
  5. Nevertheless, he or she can call 011- 40759000 or 011- 69227700 or send an email to If an applicant has trouble applying for the UGC NET in December Consult the official website(s) of NTA ( and ( for the most recent updates if you need any further clarity regarding the UGC NET December 2023. The applicants are recommended to do so.
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