UGC NET JRF 2023 Eligibility Criteria

UGC NET JRF 2023 Eligibility: National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with the task of conducting UGC-NET, which is a Test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ as well as ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian Universities and Colleges.

The UGC-NET is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode w.e.f. December 2018 onwards.

Awarding of UGC net (JRF) and/ or Eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and Paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not eligible to be considered for the award of JRF. Candidates who qualify for the eligibility test for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations of the concerned Universities/Colleges/State Governments, as the case may be for the recruitment of Assistant Professors.

What is the qualification for UGC NET JRF 2023?

Master’s Degree
UGC NET 2023 Educational Qualification Criteria

According to the UGC NET 2022 December Eligibility Criteria, a candidate needs a minimum of 55% marks (without rounding off) in a Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC.

As per the latest UGC NET Latest notification, Ph. D. is not mandatory for the direct recruitment of assistant professors in universities or colleges. UGC NET is still the minimum eligibility criteria for an assistant professorship.

What is the age limit for UGC NET JRF 2023?

The age limit for Junior Research Fellowship in UGC NET is 30 years as per the revised age limit by National Testing Agency. However, a relaxation of up to 5 years is provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC-NCL, PwD, and women applicants.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023

UGC NET JRF 2023 Examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). Before looking into the detailed syllabus of the NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2023, the student must be familiar with the updated UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023, which has been discussed below.

UGC NET JRF Exam Pattern 2023
Paper Pattern of Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
Paper-I The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. 50 100 03 hours (180 minutes)
Paper-II This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge. 100 200
Total 150 300

Key Points:

1. The applicant will receive two marks for each accurate response in Papers 1 and 2.
2. The UGC NET JRF 2023 exam does not penalize candidates for providing erroneous answers.
3. Unanswered or questions marked for review will not receive any points.
4. You must answer every question.
5. The applicant who attempted the question and selected one of the correct answers would be given credit if a question was deemed to be unclear or erroneous during the key challenge. There will be no dropped questions, and all candidates will receive full credit.

How many attempts are allowed in NET?

How many attempts are allowed in CSIR NET? There is no count on the number of attempts in CSIR NET. Candidates can fill out the CSIR NET Application Form till they are upper age for the JRF, and for Lectureship, there is no limit on the number of attempts

Career Options as an Assistant Professor After Clearing UGC NET?


  1. Position After Promotion
  2. Junior Assistant Professor Assistant Professor
  3. Assistant Professor Senior Assistant Professor
  4. Senior Assistant Professor Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
  5. Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) Associate Professor

How do I choose a NET subject?

Tips to Select the UGC NET Subject
The first and foremost rule of choosing a subject out of the UGC NET Subject list is that candidates must appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation.
However, candidates may appear in a related subject if their post-graduation subject is not included on the NET subject list.

How can I start preparing for NET?

To start the preparation for the UGC NET exam must go through the UGC NET previous question and exam pattern to ensure maximum marks in the exam. The previous year’s questions will help the candidates to know the exam better like sections, repeated questions, marks weightage, etc.

What percentage is needed for UGC NET JRF 2023?

According to the UGC NET 2022 December Eligibility Criteria, a candidate needs a minimum of 55% marks (without rounding off) in a Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC.

NTA released the UGC NET Result & cutoff 2021 on February 19, 2022. A total number of 52,857 candidates have cleared the exam.
Highlights of UGC NET 2021 Results.
Total No. of Candidates Registered for the Exam 12,66,509
Total No. of Candidates Qualified (overall) 52,857

What are the 6 percent criteria for UGC NET JRF 2023?

UGC NET Selection Criteria for Lectureship Only 6% of those who applied will pass the test and be qualified to be assistant professors. For this 6% of qualified applicants, there will be a category-based reservation scheme in effect.

How many students appeared in UGC NET JRF 2023?

UGC NET 2023 Result will be released on April 13, 2023. A total of 8,34,537 candidates appeared for 83 subjects. The exams were conducted in 16 days from February 21 to March 16 in 32 shifts.

What is the amount of net JRF Scholarship 2023?

The stipend of a JRF selected through the CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will be Rs 31,000/ p.m for the first two years. In addition, an annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/- per fellow will also be provided to the fellow

What are the minimum marks for UGC NET JRF 2023?

The NTA releases two separate cutoff lists as cut-off percentile and cut-off marks for ‘Assistant Professor Only’ and ‘Assistant Professor & Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’. As Per the UGC NET cut-off 2023 Notice, the minimum qualifying mark for the general category is 40% whereas for the reserved category is 35%.


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