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UGC NET JRF Result Out Now!

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.   

The candidates who manage to clear UGC NET cutoff for Assistant Professor and JRF cutoff get to know about their results announced online. The selected candidates are given confirmation on the same by being granted an e- certificate or JRF award letter.  

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 Result, Answer Key & E-Certificate

UGC NET December Result 2023

Latest Update: The result for UGC NET December 2023 has been announced on 19th January 2024 for the exam which took place from 6th December 2023 to 14th December 2023.

You can click here to download UGC NET result.

As per the schedule, the UGC NET result usually releases approximately 3- 4 weeks after the commencement of the exam.   

The exam result is usually announced along with the release of the cutoff for the exam.   

To know all the important dates regarding the UGC NET December 2023 result, you can look at the table below: 

UGC NET 2023 Events UGC NET 2023 Dates
UGC NET 2023 Notification 30th September 2023
UGC NET Phase I Admit Card 04th December 2023
UGC NET December Phase I Exam Dates 06th December – 08th December 2023
UGC NET Phase II Admit Card 08th December 2023
UGC NET 2023 Phase II Exam Dates 11th December – 14th December 2023
UGC NET Provisional Answer Key Challenge 03rd January - 05th January 2024
UGC NET Final Answer Key 19th January 2024
UGC NET Final Result 2023 19th January 2024

UGC NET Result – Steps to Check

To check your NTA NET result, then apply the following steps to view 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 2023 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 2023 UGC NET Cut Off here. 

Now that you know the steps to check and download your UGC NET scorecard or result, I’ll discuss 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
  • Name
  • 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:

UGC NET JRF Result Image

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.

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. 

To be eligible to receive the UGC NET E-certificate, you must qualify for the post of Assistant professor in the UGC NET exam.  

Whereas, if you qualify for the position in the JRF, then you are entitled to receive the JRF letter.  

These certificates are like award badges, needed to apply for the various job interviews, research positions, and for teaching jobs.  

The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the UGC NET E-Certificate on its official website.

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:

E-Certificate of UGC NET JRF

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 1 - Download UGC NET E Certificate & JRF Letter

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 2 - Download UGC NET E Certificate & JRF Letter

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 3 - Download UGC NET E Certificate & JRF Letter

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 4 - Download UGC NET E Certificate & JRF Letter

Step 5: Next, a page opens where you can check and download your e-certificate and/or JRF award letter.

Step 5 - Download UGC NET E Certificate & JRF 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 certificate@nta.ac.in. 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.

Well, after the UGC NET exams are over, a provisional answer key is released.

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.

UGC NET Final Answer Key

Latest Update: The answer key for UGC NET December 2023 exam has been declared on 19th January 2024. The link to download the UGC NET final answer key is provided here.    

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 answer key is released by the NTA with the purpose to help candidates match their marked responses in the paper to the options given as correct in the answer key.  

By doing so, the candidates can assess the total number of correct and incorrect answers marked in the actual exam.    

The given table will showcase the information related to the Answer key (Provisional and Final). 

Now, that you know about UGC NET final answer key 2023, it’s time to proceed to the next section. 

UGC NET Final Answer Key – Steps to Download 

To access and download the UGC NET 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 click on blue tab, “Display of key challenge for UGC NET”  

Step 2: A new page opens with 2 login options. You can choose any one of them.  

Step 3: On the new page, enter your details such as date of birth, Application number, and a security pin. After doing so, click on ‘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. Click on the option of “Print Response Sheet” at the top. A new pop-up appears on the screen. Click on “Save as PDF” option to proceed and your response sheet will be downloaded in your device.  

Step 6: 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 7: A new page opens up with the provisional answer key. Just right click on the page anywhere and click on print option.  

Step 8: A new pop-up appears on the screen. Select “Save as PDF” option and click on Save option. The Answer Key will be downloaded in your device.  

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.

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UGC NET Answer Key – Challenge

Latest Update: The provisional answer key challenge along with question paper with recorded responses has been released on 03rd January 2024 on the official website for the UGC NET December 2023 exam (Phase I and Phase II) which was held between 6th December 2023 to 14th December 2023. 

The duration period of answer key challenge is available from 03rd January 2024 (06:00 PM) to 05th January 2024 (11:50 PM) While the last date for the payment of the challenge is 05th January 2024. The link to Provided for provisional answer-key challenge 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.  

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. 

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 ugcnet@nta.ac.in.

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.

Conclusion

With this, we have arrived at the conclusion of this lengthy but informative section. In it I have talked about everything related to the UGC NET results, from the result dates to the answer keys, and also about the UGC NET e-certificates and JRF letters.  

That said, I wish you the best of luck for the upcoming UGC NET exam.

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FAQs: UGC NET JRF 2023 Result, Answer Key & E-Certificate

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.   

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    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.

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    What is the validity of UGC NET score/grade? 

    The validity of UGC NET scorecard depends on the following factors: 

    • If a candidate manages to clear UGC NET cutoff for the post of Assistant Professor, then score/grade card is valid for the lifetime 
    • Whereas, if a candidate qualifies for JRF, then the UGC NET JRF award letter becomes valid for 4 years from the date when the results are announced.
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    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.

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    How much is the fee charged to challenge the Answer key?
    The candidates are required to pay INR 200 for each question challenged which is provided for provisional answer- key.  The processing fee for each question is non – refundable irrespective of whether your challenge is correct or incorrect.

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    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.

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    When will UGC NET December 2023 Final Answer Key release?
    The final answer key for UGC NET December 2023 has been declared on 19th January 2024.

     

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    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.

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    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.

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    What are the dates for attempt UGC NET answer key Challenge 2023?
    The duration period of answer key challenge is available from 03rd January 2024 to 05th January 2024 for the exam which took place from 6th December 2023 to 14th December 2023.

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    When will UGC Net December 2023 result be released?
    The result for UGC NET December 2023 has been released on 19th January 2024 on the official website of NTA.

8 Comments
  1. himanshu singh

    Sir, UGC NET result aur score card ek hi baat hai kya , ki score card alag hota hai?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello himanshu,
      Yes, UGC NET result and score card is the same.

      Reply
  2. Anirudh

    Sir, I qualified JRF, but I am yet to appear for exams of Masters' second year. Would the JRF certificate issuance date be after my completion of Masters? Please guide.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Anirudh,
      If you have qualified JRF in UGC NET exam, you will receive JRF award letter within 2-3 months. However, it will only be valid, if you score an aggregate 55 % marks in the final result of your post – graduation.

      Reply
  3. Aradhya

    Sir, Can I apply for the post of Assistant Professor, if the e-certificate has not yet been published but I have qualified it?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Aradhya,
      While you can apply for the Assistant Professor after qualifying the UGC NET, however during the Interview you will be required to carry the e – certificate for the same.

      Reply
  4. Rishi Yadav

    Sir, can I apply for PhD or guest lectureship by downloading e result which is available online on NTA NET result. My subject is geography.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Rishi,
      Yes, you can apply for PhD or guest lectureship if you have cleared JRF in your UGC NET result, however, you can apply for guest lectureship only if you have qualified UGC NET.

      Reply
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