Application Forms Available for UGC NET December 2023


As per the announcement from the National Testing Agency (NTA), the application forms for UGC NET December 2023 are now open and accessible. The chairperson of the University Grant Commission (Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar) has made an announcement about certain dates. Candidates, who are eligible for the UGC NET December 2023 examination should carefully review the provided instructions. Further details regarding the eligibility and Examination are as follows.

Role of National Testing Agency (NTA) in the UGC NET Exam

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given the responsibility to NTA for conducting a test called UGC-NET. UGC-NET is available in Computer-Based Test (CBT) Mode. This test determines if Indian candidates can become “Assistant Professors” or get a “Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor” job in universities and colleges.

The performance of the candidates in both Paper I and Paper II of the UGC-NET Exam determines that the candidate will receive a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/or be qualified for an Assistant Professor job. Candidates, who meet the requirements for Assistant Professor jobs must follow the hiring rules of the universities. If anyone only qualifies for the Assistant Professor post, they can’t get the JRF.

Age limit for UGC NET December 2023

There is no upper age limit is there for candidates, who aspire to apply for the UGC-NET examination to be qualified for the “Assistant Professor” position. Never the less, if candidates aspire to achieve the position of the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), the age of applicants from the general category must not exceed 30 years. It is noteworthy that there is a relaxation of up to 5 years in the maximum age limit for candidates who belong to OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD category, third gender, and women candidates.

Application Fee

The application fee for General candidates is ₹1,150. For EWS/OBC-NCL/General-EWS candidates, it is ₹600, and for SC/ST/PwD and Third Gender Candidates, the application fee is ₹325.

The Schedules of UGC-NET December 2023 are as follows:

Submission of Online Application Form30 September 2023 to 28 October 2023 (Upto 5:00 P.M.)
Last date of Submission of Examination fee (Through Credit Card /Debit Card /Net Banking /UPI)29 October 2023 (Upto 11:50 P.M.)
Correction in the Particulars in the Online Application Form30-31 October 2023 (Upto 11:50 P.M.)
Announcement of City of Exam CenterLast week of November 2023
Downloading of Admit Card from NTA WebsiteFirst week of 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 of NTA

Important Instructions:

  1. Candidates can apply for UGC-NET December 2023 via “Online Mode only” on the website NTA will not accept application forms in any other mode.
  2. Candidates are allowed to submit only one application each. Submitting multiple applications is strictly prohibited. NTA will take strict action against individuals who violate this rule by submitting more than one application.
  3. Candidates must ensure that the email address and mobile number they provide in the online application form belong to them or their parents/guardians. This is important because NTA will communicate with candidates via email to the registered email address and through SMS to the registered mobile number.

Click here to fill out the online application form.

Admission Notification December 2023.

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