UGC NET Notification 2022

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Every year, the National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET, or National Eligibility Test (NTA), to identify potential candidates for the renowned Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor positions at central universities and colleges.

Given the fact that the exam is difficult and category-oriented, more than a million students attempt it each year.

And, having gone through the aspirant phase and achieved success in this exam, I am familiar with the requirements of the UGC NET and what it will take for an aspirant to study effectively for the exam.

However, there is no quick way to explain the full exam process, and presenting you to the entire UGC NET spectrum at once can hamper your progress. As a result, I’ll take you through every part of the exam one by one.

So, if you are one of the candidates, or if you are uncertain and want to learn more about the exam, you have come to the proper place.

Attention! The following facts must be ingrained in your mind. Prepare yourself for a lovely journey known as the UGC NET.

UGC NET Notification 2022

Before I continue with the writing, I’d want to provide you with some background information on the UGC NET 2022 Notification.

UGC NET Notification 2022 has been released on April 30, 2022. Keeping the previous year’s trend alive, the 2022 process will also be a unified edition, viz. The December 2021 and June 2022 cycles are merged. The exam for the concerned joint exercise will tentatively take place in the first or second week of June 2022.

The above information is awaiting written confirmation, i.e., the official notification. Let me assure you, once the notification will be at a place, this space will instantly update you about, the opening and closing of the application form, the final exam dates, the date of release of admit card, and whatnot. 

About UGC NET Exam 2022

UGC NET Exam 2022 Basic Information
UGC NET Dec 2021 & June 2022 Exam Dates (Merged Cycle) First/Second Week of June 2022 (Tentative)
Exam Name National Eligibility Test also known as UGC NET
Administering Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Award on Qualifying Exam Certificate of Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor
Mode of Conduct Online Examination
Application Fees General- Rs. 1100/-
OBC/ EWS- Rs. 550/-
SC/ST/Transgender – Rs 275/-
Selection Process 1 Exam Comprising Paper 1 and Paper 2
Year Started 1989-90
Frequency of Exam Twice a Year
Exam Purpose Determining Eligibility for Posts
of Assistant Professors and Junior Research Fellowship
Score Validity 3 years for JRF
Lifetime for AP
Exam Duration 180 Minutes
Score Range 0-100 for Paper 1
0-200 for Paper 2
No. Of Applicants (2021) 12,67,000
No. Of Test-takers (2021) 6,71,288
UGC NET 2022 Notification April 30 2022
UGC Official Website


The National Eligibility Test (NET) commonly referred to as UGC NET or NTA UGC NET Exam, started in the year 1989-90, is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for 81 different subjects.

First, let me start by introducing the organisations.

UGC (University Grants Commission) was established in 1956 as a statutory body by the Indian Government. Its objectives were to coordinate, determine and maintain the standards of higher education.

While, NTA (an Indian Government Agency) was established in November 2017 to conduct entrance examinations for institutes of higher education, nationwide.

The UGC NET exam was previously administered by the CBSE, however it is now administered by the NTA beginning in December 2018. It is usually held twice a year (in June and December), with over 5 lakh pupils taking part in each cycle.

The aim of the exam is to see if you are qualified to apply for Assistant Professor (AP) positions and/or the Junior Research Fellowship grant (JRF).

Now, let’s talk about the JRF a little more. It is a letter given to candidates who scored higher or equal to the JRF cut-offs in their NET exams for their respective subjects. The JRF letter is a bearer document that allows you to apply for a scholarship while pursuing your M.Phil. or Ph.D.

NTA UGC NET Notification 2022

The UGC NET Notification 2022 has been released on April 30, 2022, and the form filling process has been started.  

Similar to previous year, the December 2021 and June 2022 cycles will be merged this year. Although official dates are still pending from the University grant commission (UGC)’s Side, the exam is expected to take place in the first or second week of June 2022.

While I’ve provided you with the key attributes, go over the UGC NET 2022 Detailed Notification carefully to know more about the exam.

Now, keep in mind that notices like the one in the third paragraph are quite thorough and typically run to 70-80 pages. As a result, in this blog and my other UGC NET blogs, I have simplified and delivered all of the information contained in such notifications in a clear and concise manner.

In continuation to the detailed notification, link mentioned above, a UGC NET Public Notice came out stating the information on the exam dates, syllabus, UGC NET Application, etc.   



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