UGC NET 2023 Application Form: Eligibility Criteria, Dates

UGC NET 2023 Application Form Available National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the notification for the application form for the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET) exam. It is a national-level exam conducted twice a year to offer admission to JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and Lecturership/Assistant Professorship. The online application forms for UGC NET 2023 December Exam are available on its official site. The application form for NTA UGC NET for Dec 2022 session is available from 29th Dec 2022 and the last date to submit its application is 17th Jan 2023. Eligible candidates can check the complete details such as eligibility criteria,  application fee, syllabus and exam pattern, and other details available below.

ugc net 2023 application form

NTA UGC NET 2023 Application Form: Overview 

Conducting Body Name National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Name Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET)
Exam Level National Exam
Periodicity Twice In A Year (June And December)
Posts Offered Junior Research Fellow And Lecture
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Helpdesk No. 0120-6895200
Official Site

 UGC NET 2023 Online Registration – Important Dates 

Events CSIR UGC NET June Exam 2023 CSIR UGC NET December  Exam 2022
CSIR NET 2023 Notification Release Date Last week of February 2023



29th December 2022
Application Form Available For CSIR UGC NET Exam 2023 First Week of March 2023 17th Jan 2023
CSIR UGC NET 2023 Register Last Date First Week of April 2023 18th Jan 2023
CSIR UGC NET Admit Card Release Date The First Week of June 2023 2nd Week of Feb 2023
CSIR NET 2023 Exam Date The Third Week of June 2023 21st Feb to 10th March 2023
CSIR NET 2023 Result Date The First Week of July 2023 The Last Week of December 2021

UGC NET 2023 Application Form Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have a Master’s degree or equivalent with at least 55% (50% for OBC/ SC/ST/ PWD and candidates belonging to Non-creamy layer) marks without rounding off from UGC recognized University.
  • Final year appearing candidates whose final result is still awaited are eligible for NET 2023.

UGC NET Exam Age Limit

  • The upper age limit for Junior Research Fellow is 30 years as of 1st Feb 2023.
  • There is no age limit for Assistant Professor.
  • There is a relaxation of 5 years on the upper age limit for OBC-NCL, SC, ST, women, and PwD

 UGC NET 2023 Application Fee

Candidates check the CSIR UGC NET 2023 Application fee for the different categories in the given below table:

Category              Amount

General/General-EWS   Rs 1100/-

OBC-NCL              Rs 550/-

SC/ST/PwD         Rs 275/-

Payment Mode: Online

UGC NET 2023 Exam Pattern

Particulars Description
Exam Mode Computer based test
Exam Format Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration 3 hours
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Total marks 200
Total Question Section A: 20

Section B: 40

Section C: 60

Negative Marking Yes


How To Apply For UGC NET 2023 Application Form?

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Also, follow the below-given steps to fill in the CSIR UGC NET 2023 Application Form:

1: Registration

For the filling, application form candidates need to register themselves.

Now click on the ‘ Filling Application Form.

Download the information brochure and read the instructions carefully.

Opens the registration tab, fills in all the required details.

When an Application Number generate, the authority sends OTP for password on the mobile number or email. Candidates have set their password for fur login.

2: Filling Up Online Application Form

After the registration procedure, the application form will appear on the screen. Candidates have to fill the following details in that:

Personal Information

Name of Candidate

Father and Mother Name


Person with disability

Examination Details

Examination name

Examination center as per their choice(at least provide 4 preference)

Contact Details

Mobile Number

Email ID




3: Uploading of Documents

When the candidate fills the application form, they have uploaded the scanned copy of documents such as photographs and signature.

Given below are the table related to documents size and format:

Documents Specification for CSIR NET

Documents         Size        Format

Photograph        10 kb to 200 kb  JPG/JPEG

Signature            4 kb to 30 kb       JPG/JPEG

Submit the form and take the printout of the application form for future references.

Important Links
Apply Online Click Here
Download Notification Click Here
UGC NET Official Website Click Here