UGC NET JRF Result, Answer Key & E-Certificate
Topics Covered: UGC NET JRF Result – Important Dates, 2023 NTA NET Result Statistics, Steps to Check Result, Details on Scorecard, E-Certificate & JRF Letter, How to Download E-Certificate, E-Certificate Validity, Answer Key & Marked Responses, Answer Key & Steps to Download It, How to Challenge & Information on Answer Key
The UGC NET examination is considered to be a prestigious exam for candidates who wish to pursue research or progress in teaching career.
Getting selected in the final result for UGC NET is one of the most joyous moments for the aspirants who have been preparing for the exam.
I can speak by experience as I felt the same happiness when I got to know about my UGC NET results and received certificates for it.
You see, I cleared my UGC NET in the subjects of Commerce and Management with scores high enough to get me inducted into the junior research fellowship programs in both the subjects.
For both the papers, I was ecstatic when I got to know the results and was able to download my UGC NET e-certificate online. As for my UGC NET JRF certificates, I received them several months after the results were declared.
However, that’s not the case anymore. From the year 2020 onwards, The NTA (National Testing Agency) has begun to issue JRF certificates or award letters, to the candidates who qualify UGC NET, through an online portal.
So, it could be said that the NTA’s process of issuing the UGC NET JRF certificates online is a great step, as far as applying for jobs sooner and saving time is concerned.
That said, as you might have figured it out by now, in this article I shall be talking in detail everything related to the results and answer key of the NTA UGC NET exams
So, without any further ado let us begin.
Table of Content – UGC NET 2023 Result, Answer Key & E-Certificate
2. Result 2022
2.1 Result Dates
7.1 Answer Key 2021
UGC Net June Result 2023
Latest Update: The result for UGC NET June 2023 has been officially released on 25th July 2023.
The exam for UGC NET is held twice in a year, which is usually in the month of June and December.
The UGC NET notification for June 2023 was declared on 10th May 2023.
Talking about the exam dates for UGC NET June 2023 cycle, the Phase I exam was conducted between 13th June 2023 till 17th June 2023. While the exams for Phase II took place from 19th June 2023 till 22nd June 2023.
The UGC NET June admit card for the Phase I was released on 10th June 2023, whereas Phase II admit card was announced on 16th June 2023.
After the successful commencement of the exams, the results for UGC NET June 2023 (Phase 1 and 2) are expected to release soon.
|UGC NET 2023 Events||UGC NET 2023 Dates|
|UGC NET 2023 Notification||10th May 2023|
|UGC NET June 2023 Phase I Admit Card||10th June 2023|
|UGC NET June 2023 Phase I Exam Dates||13th June 2023 – 17th June 2023|
|UGC NET June 2023 Phase II Admit Card||16th June 2023|
|UGC NET June 2023 Phase II Exam Dates||19th June 2023 – 22nd June 2023|
|UGC NET Provisional Answer Key Challenge||6th July 2023 till 8th July 2023 (08:00 PM)|
|UGC NET Final Answer Key||25th July 2023|
|UGC NET June Result 2023||25th July 2023|
NTA UGC NET Result 2022
Latest update: The official UGC NET December 2022 result has been announced on 13th April 2023.
UGC NET announces the result within a month after the completion of the exam cycle. The result is declared in the format of a scorecard containing certain relevant information related to the candidate in addition to the candidate’s personal details. I have talked about the same in the section below.
The exam dates have been released by NTA on 25th June 2022 and the exam was supposedly scheduled to take place in two phases i.e., Phase I and Phase II. Later on, Phase III had also been added.
About the detailed date sheet, on 4th July 2022 NTA released the detailed date sheet along with the schedule of UGC NET Exam Dates 2022. The finalized dates were 09th, 11th & 12th July 2022 (Phase I) and 12th, 13th & 14th August 2022 (Phase II).
The Phase II took place during the 20th to 22nd September 2022 time period.
As for Phase III, it began on 23rd September 2022 and culminated on 14th October 2022.
The final answer key and the final result for UGC NET 2022 were released on the same day itself, i.e., on 5th November 2022.
UGC NET Result – Important Dates
In this section, I have mentioned in a tabular format about the UGC NET 2022 result and have also mentioned the other dates related to the same.
|UGC NET 2022 Events||UGC NET 2022 Dates|
|UGC NET 2022 Exam Date - Phase I||09th, 11th & 12th July 2022|
|UGC NET 2022 Exam Date - Phase II||20th to 22nd September 2022|
|UGC NET 2022 Exam Date - Phase III||23rd September to 14th October 2022|
|UGC NET Release of Final Answer Key||5th November 2022|
|UGC NET 2022 Result||5th November 2022|
|Release of UGC NET e-certificate||TBA|
Assuming that you have gone through this section, let us know some things about the UGC NET result of 2022.
UGC NET Result Statistics 2022
In this section I have mentioned the statistics related to the results of the 2022 UGC NET exam, such as the number of candidates who registered, appeared and qualified, for the post of Assistant professor (AP), and also those who applied for JRF and AP both.
UGC NET Result – Steps to Check
I am a very optimistic person and I do hope that you have cleared UGC NET exam. However, if you are yet to check your NTA UGC NET Exam Result, then apply the following steps to see your result.
Step 1: Go to https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/.
Step 2: Click on the result link for UGC NET.
Step 3: On this page, enter your Application Number, Date of Birth & Security Pin. Click on Submit button.
Step 4: Your UGC NET result will be shown on the screen. Download & print it.
As the final result has been announced, next, UGC will release the cut-off marks. The cut-off marks for UGC NET 2022 will be released in due course. To give you a reference about cut off I’ve attached the cut off marks of previous year. Check the 2022 UGC NET Cut Off here.
Anyway, now that you know the steps to check and download your UGC NET scorecard or result, whichever suits you the best, I’ll now talk about the details mentioned on the same.
Details Mentioned on the UGC NET Scorecard/Result
I have mentioned below a table about the various details that you’ll find written on your UGC NET result/scorecard:
- Roll number
- Number of candidates registered for the concerned subject
- Application number
- Number of candidates appeared for the concerned subject
- Post applied for (JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor Only)
- Father’s name
- Paper-wise and total marks obtained
- Mother’s name
- Paper-wise and total percentage obtained
- Category (if applicable)
- Paper-wise and total percentile score obtained
- Subject code and name
- Exam qualifying status
In the image that I have given below you can get an idea of all the details mentioned in the UGC NET scorecard:
Now that I have listed all the details given on the UGC NET scorecard, you now know what to expect after downloading your UGC NET result.
Furthermore, while checking your UGC NET scorecard, if you find in your exam qualifying status as positive, you can then expect another piece of document that the NTA will release in your name.
Let us know about these documents called the UGC NET e-certificate & JRF letter.
UGC NET E-Certificate & JRF Award Letter
Latest update: The UGC NET E- certificate and JRF Award Letter for June exam cycle 2023 has been released on 05th September 2023 on the official website.
Now, as I have mentioned above, if according to your UGC NET result, you are able to qualify the test, then NTA comes out with the next piece of documentation in your name, I.e., the UGC NET e-certificate or the JRF letter.
You become eligible to receive the UGC NET E-certificate, if you qualify just for the post of Assistant professor in your UGC NET exam.
Whereas, if you qualify for the position in the JRF, then you become eligible to receive the JRF letter.
These certificates are like award badges that you’d need to have with you to apply for the various job interviews, research positions, and for teaching jobs.
Previously, the National Testing Agency (NTA) had released the UGC NET E-Certificate 2022 on its official website.
Now, to give you a brief about eligibility, let me tell you again, the eligibility for JRF and Assistant Professor is in direct relation with the performance of candidate. Moreover, the candidates qualifying for Assistant Professor exclusively will not be considered for the JRF certificate.
Now, let us see how to download UGC NET certificate in a step-wise manner.
To give you an idea of how an e-certificate looks like, you can refer to the image below:
How to Download UGC NET e-certificate & JRF letter
In the lines written below, I have explained in a step-wise manner how you can download your UGC NET e-certificate or/& your JRF letter.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Go to the UGC NET website.
Step 2: On the website, scroll down to the bottom and find important links section. In the section you will the see the head “UGC NET e-certificate.” Click on it
Step 3: The website will re-direct you to the “Candidate login area” page. Next, select the exam and enter the captcha code and proceed.
Step 4: Then enter details like application no./Roll no. and date of birth, exam session, and then enter the captcha code. Then click on proceed.
Step 5: Next, a page opens where you can check and download your e-certificate and/or JRF award letter.
Now, that you know the steps to download your UGC NET e-certificate/JRF letter, let us quickly go through the topic about the duration of their validity.
But just before that, let me highlight what you need to do in case you are unable to download your UGC NET E-certificate.
- Using your registered e-mail id, send a mail of your grievance to email@example.com. In the mail, please mention your, Roll Number and your name.
UGC NET E-Certificate/JRF letter Validity?
Coming to the validity of the certificates awarded to those who are able to achieve a qualifying status (or qualifying score/grade) in their UGC NET result, they are of two types.
The two types of certificates that we usually refer to as the UGC NET e-certificate and the JRF letter are formally known as:
- Certificate of Lectureship (LS)
- Certificate for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
That said, both have different validities.
The Certificate for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will be valid only for the 3 years post the date of the declaration of your result.
Whereas, the Certificate of Lectureship has no such time limit. You can apply for a lectureship position any time after qualifying your UGC NET exam.
Note: NTA fixes two qualifying scores/grades also known as cut off marks for NET (Certificate of Lectureship) and JRF (Certificate of Junior Research Fellowship). Now, it depends on the marks scored by the candidate whether he/she will be awarded any certificate or not.
UGC NET Answer Key & Marked Responses
Before the UGC NET results are announced, the NTA usually comes out with UGC NET provisional answer keys, marked responses, and question papers.
I know what you must be thinking. What is this new term called, “provisional answer key” now?
Well, after the UGC NET exams are over, a provisional answer key is released. Nonetheless, as a general rule, the provisional answer key (also called the preliminary answer key) is declared around a fortnight before the final results are announced. We can also say that the UGC NET results are announced approximately after a month from the date of the last exam conducted by NTA.
The reason for releasing the provisional answer key and marked responses is to give the candidates the opportunity to challenge the answer key, with details and supporting evidence, if they can spot any discrepancy in it.
Another reason is to allow the candidates to figure out their own marks by matching the answers they had written in the exam, listed in their marked responses, to the provisional answer key.
An important thing to note is that there is a processing fee of Rs. 200 per answer challenged, this fee is refunded if your challenge is found to be correct.
This facility is typically available for only 2-3 days.
Once this facility is closed there is no further provision to challenge an answer and subsequently, NTA releases the final answer key.
UGC NET Answer Key
Every year after the culmination of the UGC NET exam, UGC releases a provisional and a final answer key known as UGC NET Answer Key.
The UGC NET December 2022 final answer key has been released along with the announcement of the final result on 13th April 2023. To check the official answer key, you can download the UGC NET December 2022 answer key pdf
The given table will showcase the information related to the Answer key (Provisional and Final).
UGC NET Answer Key (Provisional) – Steps to Download
Since the UGC NET December 2022 exam has taken place, the turn of the release of the UGC NET Answer Key (Provisional) has come.
To access and download the UGC NET December 2022 Provisional Answer Key follow the steps, respectively.
Step 1: Visit NTA’s official website for UGC NET – ugcnet.nta.nic.in and scroll down to the bottom where you’ll find a blue tab, “Display of key challenge for UGC NET December 2022”, click on it.
Step 2: A new page opens with 2 login options. You can choose any one of them.
Step 3: After you’ve clicked the link, a new page will come up which will give you an option to sign in using your date of birth, Application number, and a security pin. After you have entered the required personal credentials, click ‘Sign in’
Step 4: A new page opens, move down to the bottom of the page where you’ll find 2 options in blue tabs. First – View Question Paper and Second – Click to View/Challenge Answer Key. Click on View Question Paper first.
Step 5: A new page opens up with your response sheet. You’ll find an option of “Print Response Sheet” at the top, click on that.
Step 6: A new pop-up appears on the screen. Select “Save as PDF” option and then click on Save option. Your Response Sheet will be downloaded in your device.
Step 7: Then again go back to the previous page where there were 2 options as mentioned in the Step 4. Now click on the second option – Click to View/Challenge Answer Key.
Step 8: A new page opens up with the provisional answer key. Just right click on the page anywhere and click on print option.
Step 9: A new pop-up appears on the screen. Select “Save as PDF” option and then click on Save option. The Answer Key will be downloaded in your device.
Now you have your response sheet as well as the answer key downloaded in your device. You check your answers against the answers mentioned in the answer key and calculate your total score.
Now that you know the steps to download the provisional answer key, lets now look at the steps you should take in case of discrepancies that might be found in it.
UGC NET Answer Key – Challenge
Latest Update: The provisional answer key challenge along with question paper with recorded responses has been provided on the official website of NTA UGC for the candidates who appeared for UGC NET June 2023 (Phase I and Phase II) which was held between 13th June 2023 to 22nd June 2023.
The duration period of answer key challenge is available from 6th July 2023 to 8th July 2023 (08:00 PM). While the last date for the payment of the challenge is 8th July 2023 (11:50 PM). The link to download the provisional answer- key challenge Pdf is attached here.
In case, the candidate fails to make an online payment of the processing fee, then the challenge to provisional answer key shall not be accepted.
As mentioned earlier, the NTA offers the opportunity to challenge the released provisional answer key, in case they find any discrepancy in it. This provision lasts for 2-3 days.
To challenge the answer key, you’ll have to pay a fee of INR 200 per question challenged as non- refundable processing fee) through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI.
The final decision on the challenges will rest on the NTA and the eventual result will be based on the final answer keys.
How to challenge the UGC NET Answer Key:
Step 1: Go to the NTA’s official website
Step 2: Next, click on the option for ‘Challenge(s) regarding Answer Key’
Step 3: Then, login using your details like Application Number and Date of Birth and enter Security Pin as displayed on the screen and click on ‘Submit’.
Step 4: Select the option of ‘View Question Paper’ for marked responses and to check or challenge the Answer keys, click on the link ‘Click to view /Challenge Answer Key’
Step 5: The Question IDs will be provided in a sequential order. The ID given next to the question under the column ‘Correct Option(s)’ implies correct Answer Key to be used by NTA whereas the Dropped Questions which are highlighted and not for the challenge.
Step 6: To challenge a particular option, you can use any one or more of the Option IDs provided in the next four columns by clicking the check box.
Step 7: After selecting your desired option, click on ‘Save your Claims’ and proceed to the next page. You will notice all the Option IDs you have challenged displayed on the screen.
Step 8: Select ‘Choose File’ to upload the supporting documents required. Remember to put all documents in a single pdf file.
Step 9: Next, click on ‘Save your Claims and pay fee’ or if you wish to modify the claims, select the option of ‘Modify your Claims’. After saving the claims, you will find your Challenges displayed on – screen.
Step 10: Now, to make the fee payment, click on the option of ‘Pay Fee’. After successful payment of processing fee, your claims will be saved.
Step 11: To select the mode of payment and pay the required fee of Rs.200/- for each question challenged. Make payment through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/ UPI.
Note: – In case you face any difficulty, you can contact the concerned authorities on the number – 011-40759000 or write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Included on the UGC NET Answer Key
The NTA UGC NET Answer Key basically comprises all the correct answers to the questions asked in the examination. As far as the other details that are given in the answer sheet, they are given below:
- Name of the Examination
- Exam Date and shift
- Subject Name and Code
- Question ID
- Correct Option ID
That brings us to the end of the topic of UGC NET answer keys.
With that ends this long but hopefully informative blog about the topic of UGC NET results. In it I have talked about everything related to the UGC NET results, from the date of the release of the UGC NET 2023, to the UGC NET answer keys, and also about the UGC NET e-certificates and JRF letters. That said, best of luck for the upcoming UGC NET exam. Take care and God bless!
About Anuj Jindal
Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 5 years of experience in the field of Education.
FAQs: UGC NET JRF 2022 Result, Answer Key & E-Certificate
How to apply for Revaluation/Recheck of UGC NET Result/Score?
The NTA does not entertain any correspondence related to rechecking or revaluation of the UGC NET result or score. Thus, there is no provision for rechecking results. I know it seems unfair, but that’s the way it is.
Will NTA give an opportunity to raise objections for UGC NET Answer Key?
Yes, NTA gives candidates the opportunity to challenge the released provisional answer key, in case they find any discrepancy in it. This provision can be availed only for 2-3 days.
To challenge the answer key, you’ll have to pay a fee of INR 200 per answer challenged (refundable if correct), and also follow certain steps.
To know how to challenge the UGC NET answer key, you can read about it in the article above.
Will I receive my UGC NET result through SMS?
Well, the answer to that is “NO”. You won’t be able to check your UGC NET result on text message as the NTA doesn’t send results via SMS. To check your UGC NET result you will have to log into your registered account.
Sure, you can get a notification through SMS stating that the result is out though.
What details are required to check the UGC NET result?
To check your UGC NET result, you’d need to feed in your application number, and your password or date of birth as the login details. To know the steps to check your results, refer to the relevant section in the article above.
How to apply for name correction in UGC NET certificate?
You need to write to UGC for the same. Ask UGC to send you affidavit format for the name correction in UGC NET Certificate. send them the correct name with the proper proof.
What is the validity of UGC NET score/grade?
There are 3 types of scores in UGC NET, they are:
- Score less than UGC NET cut off score
- Score more than UGC NET cut off score but less than JRF cut off score
- Score more the JRF cut off score
Now if the candidate falls in the first category, then the UGC NET score/grade is not valid. If the candidate falls in the second category, then the UGC NET score/grade is valid for lifetime. IF the candidate falls in the third category, then the UGC NET score/grade is valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of result.
How to Calculate UGC NET Score based on Answer Key?
You can match the answers mentioned in the answer key with your response sheet and every correct answer shall give you 2 marks each with no negative marking. In this way you can calculate your total marks.
How much amount is needed to pay to challenge the Answer key?The candidates are required to pay INR 200 for each question challenged which is provided for provisional answer- key 2023
Is the amount refundable or not if your challenge found, correct?No, the amount you required to pay as processing fee for the question challenged is non – refundable irrespective of whether your challenge is correct or incorrect.
When will UGC NET June 2023 Final Answer Key releaseThe final answer key for UGC NET June 2023 has been released on 25th July 2023
When will UGC Net June 2023 Result be released?The UGC NET June 2023 result has been released on 25th July 2023
Has the UGC NET E - Certificate & JRF Award Letter been released for June 2023 cycle?The UGC NET E- Certificate and JRF Award Letter for June 2023 exam cycle has been released on 5th September 2023 on the official website.
What is the difference between UGC NET E- Certificate & JRF Award Letter?The major difference between the UGC NET e- certificate and JRF Award Letter is that while the applicants who successfully clear the UGC NET become eligible to receive an e- certificate. On the other hand, the candidates who qualify for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) receive the JRF Award Letter.