NET Exams 2022: NET & SET Exam Date, Syllabus, Registration, Hall Ticket, Result

By : Nikhil Verma

Updated : Sep 25, 2023, 20:10

UGC NET & SET exam 2022 is going to be conducted to determine the eligibility for the Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship in Indian universities and colleges. Before 2018 NET exam was conducted by CBSE but now NTA (National Testing Agency) is the in-charge on behalf of the UGC (University Grants Commission).

Several other State Eligibility Tests are similar to NET exams conducted across the country to help students find opportunities within the state. Most States conduct SET similar to UGC NET Exam 2022 to shortlist eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor. 

The major difference between the NET & SET exams is the no. of subjects offered for the exam. Since state tests offer fewer subjects which vary from state to state whereas the NET exam subjects are more in number and applicable all over the country. Below you can check out the complete list of the SET & NET exam dates in 2022 conducted in India:

List of UGC NET & SET Exams 2022

Check the various SET exam and other exams related to Assistant Professor exams below. 



UGC NET Exam 2022

UGC NET Exam is held twice a year, once in June and then in December. Due to the pandemic, the exams were postponed, and therefore to make the UGC-NET exam cycles more consistent, the National Testing Agency (NTA) had integrated the December 2020 and June 2021 cycles, with UGC approval resulting in UGC NET Exam 2021-2022.

KSET Exam 2022

KSET center, University of Mysore conducts the Karnataka SET Exam once a year. The Karnataka State Eligibility Test is conducted on 41 subjects at 11 centers across Karnataka.

MH SET Exam 2022

The Maharashtra SET Exam is conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 32 subjects. 

APSET Exam 2022

Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, conducts the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) to evaluate the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professors or Lecturers in the state's colleges and universities. The APSET is conducted in 30 subjects.

TNSET Exam 2022

Tamil Nadu SET Exam is conducted by Annamalai University. The TNSET exam is conducted in 26 subjects

Kerala SET Exam 2022

 Kerala SET is conducted by LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram in 29 different subjects. 

WB SET Exam 2022

West Bengal SET Exam is administered by West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCS) in 33 subjects.

RPSC Assistant Professor Exam 2022

RPSC releases an official notification as per the vacancy for the Assistant Professor exam. The vacancy is released for various subjects. 

GSET Exam 2022

Gujarat SET Exam is conducted by the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara in 25 subjects

UPPSC Assistant Professor Exam 2022

UPPSC conducts the Assistant professor exam as per the vacancies. The UP Assistant Professor Govt. Degree College (Screening) Exam is a written exam followed by an interview. 

UPHESC Assistant Professor Exam 2022

Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Service Commission conducts the assistant professor exam. The latest notification is for the 2003 post of Assistant Acharya in 47 subjects (Advertisement No. - 50)

OPSC Assistant Professor Exam 2022

Candidates with a master's degree with 55% marks & have passed the NET exam can apply for the OPSC Assistant professor exam. The notification is released as per vacancies. 

MP SET Exam 2022

Madhya Pradesh SET exam is conducted by MPPSC. The exam selects eligible assistant professors for various colleges and universities in the state.

UGC NET & SET Exam Registration 2022

Candidates holding a master's degree with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, and Electronic Science and also want to pursue their career as a professor usually appear for the NET exams.

Thus, to appear for these common entrance tests you need to fill out the NET registration form which is released on the same day along with the recruitment notification. Following are the steps to register yourself for the NET 2022 exam hassle-free:

  • Step 1: Registration yourself by logging into the website.
  • Step 2: Now, log in with the credentials received.
  • Step 3: Fill out and submit the application form.
  • Step 4: Pay the requisite application fee.
  • Step 5: Print the application receipt.

UGC NET Exam 2022

UGC NET exam 2022 is considered one of the popular as well as the toughest exams in India. It is conducted twice a year (June and December) across the country. Cracking the UGC NET exam will make you eligible to be an Assistant Professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship in UGC-approved Universities.

UGC NET exam is qualifying in nature, due to which every year lakhs of aspirants appear for it but only a few win the race. However, the cut-off is much higher than the state eligibility tests. 

UGC NET 2022 Exam Mode

Online (multiple choice questions)

Time Duration 

3 hours

Number of papers 

2 (Paper 2 & Paper 2)


Paper 1– General 

Paper 2– Based on core subject

Marking Scheme

2 marks per question

Total No. of Questions


Negative Marking 


UGC NET Mock Test, NET Exam Question paper, NET Exam Eligibility

Similarities and Differences between UGC NET and CSIR NET




Exam conducting authority



Educational background



Qualification required

Post Graduate

B-Tech, BS, B-Pharm (4 Years Degree)

Upper age Limit

30 years

28 years

Exam Pattern

Paper I, Paper 2

Part A, Part B & Part C




Negative marking



Cut off




UGC Approved Universities

CSIR Research Labs

UGC NET & SET Exam Syllabus 2022

Below you can check out the topics asked under the Teaching Research Aptitude of NET exam syllabus:

Teaching Aptitude

Research Aptitude



Learner’s characteristics

Types and Characteristics

Objectives and Basic requirements

Steps of Research

Methods of Teaching

Methods of Research

Factors affecting teaching

Research Ethics

Teaching Aids

Paper, Article

Evaluation systems.

Conference & Seminar

UGC NET & SET Subjects List 2022

The UGC NET Exam and State SET exams are conducted for various subjects for Paper 2. Usually, The Paper 2 subject is your graduation subject. Check the list of UGC NET subjects list below. 





Public Administration



Computer Science & Applications

Social work


Physical Sciences

Women Studies

Political Science

Mathematical Sciences



Chemical Sciences



Life Sciences



Environmental Sciences

Performing Arts


Home Science



Electronic Science


Tourism and Administration

Earth Sciences

Physical Education



Visual Arts

Library & Information Science


Folk Literature

Mass Communication & Journalism



How to prepare for UGC NET & SET Exam 2022?

UGC NET & SET Exam 2022 necessitates thorough preparation and coverage of the full syllabus. Prepare a study schedule based on the importance of the topics and your strengths. Follow the study plan to the letter, and seek expert advice if necessary. Use the study resources listed below to help you prepare for your exam.

You must also solve NET previous year's question papers to get a clear picture of the exam. Solve UGC NET Test Series 2022 along with other SET Exam Mock Test 2022

SET Exams 2022 

Every state conducts its own State Eligibility Test to select eligible candidates for the post of assistant professor or lecturer posts in state-owned institutions. The SET exams are usually conducted once a year. Check the below-mentioned SET exams for more details 

State Exam name 
Karnataka KSET- Karnataka SET
Maharashtra MH SET


GSET Exam 2022
Andhra Pradesh APSET Exam 2022
Tamil NaduTNSET Exam 2022

West Bengal 

WB SET Exam 2022
Kerala Kerala SET Exam 2022

GSET 2022 Exam

Gujarat State Eligibility Test, GSET is the common entrance exam conducted to recruit Assistant Professors & Lectureship in the state of Gujarat. GSET 2022 exam will be conducted by the Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) Agency, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (Nodal Agency). GSET exam is conducted in 23 subjects at 11 examination centers spread across the Gujarat state. Refer to the tabular data below for more details on GSET 2022 exam:

Exam Conducting Body

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

GSET 2022 Exam Mode

Online (multiple choice questions)

Time Duration 

3 hours

Number of papers 

2 (Paper I & II)



Total Questions


Negative Marking 


KSET 2022 Exam

Karnataka State Eligibility Test, KSET conducted annually by the University of Mysore in 41 subjects to test the eligibility of the candidates for an Assistant Professor or Lectureship. Candidates who qualify for the KSET exam are governed by the recruitment rules and regulations stipulated for the post of Assistant Professors of concerned Universities /Colleges /Institutions (Government/ Aided /Private) of Karnataka State.

Exam Conducting Body

University of Mysore

KSET 2022 Exam Mode

Online (multiple choice questions)

Time Duration 

  • Paper 1 - 1 hour
  • Paper 2 - 2 hours

Number of papers 

2 (Paper I & II)



Total Questions

  • Paper 1 - 50
  • Paper 2 - 100

Total Marks

  • Paper 1 - 100
  • Paper 2 - 200

Negative Marking 


MH SET 2022 Exam

The Maharastra State Eligibility Test, MH SET entrance exam for the eligibility of Lectureship & Assistant Professors will be conducted by the Savitribai Phule Pune University. This exam is conducted in 32 various subjects across 15 selected exam cities in the state. The MH SET examination is generally held in two different sessions on the same day. With the help of the tabulated data shown below, it will be easy for you to understand the examination procedure:

Exam Conducting Body

Savitribai Phule Pune University

MH SET 2022 Exam Mode

Online (multiple choice questions)

Time Duration 

  • Paper 1 - 1 hour
  • Paper 2 - 2 hours

Number of papers 

2 (Paper 1 & 2)



Total Questions

  • Paper 1 - 50
  • Paper 2 - 100

Total Marks

  • Paper 1 - 100
  • Paper 2 - 200

Negative Marking 


FAQs related to NET Exams

1) What is the benefit of the NET Exam?

Answer: NET exams make you eligible to apply for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship posts all across the country.

2) Who is eligible for the NET exam?

Answer: Candidates holding Post Graduation degrees are eligible to apply for the NET exam 2022.

3) How to Prepare for NET Exams?

Answer: To prepare conveniently for NET exams, it is important to follow expert tips, solve daily practice tests, and above all a perfect schedule which can be found at BYJU'S Exam Prep.

4) How to apply for the NET Exam?

Answer: Eligible candidates can directly apply at the website of NTA for NET 2022 exams. 

5) What is the benefit of the NET Exam?

Answer: Cracking the NET exam makes you eligible to be a lecturer or work as a research fellowship in Indian universities.

6) How many times the NET exam is conducted in a year?

Answer: NET exams are conducted twice a year.

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