UGC NET Answer Key 2021 -2022 Download PDF for NTA Answer Key, Question Answer Solutions

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : January 22nd, 2022

UGC NET Answer Key 2021 - 2022: National Testing Agency has released the UGC NET 2021 Answer key for all the candidates. UGC NET Examination started on 20 November 2021 and ended on 04 January 2022. The NTA released the answer keys in one stage. These are the provisional Answer keys released by NTA. Candidates can raise objections on this answer key, and after the objections are rectified, the NTA will release the final answer separately.

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NTA has released the answer key, question paper, and response sheet for the options marked by the students in the UGC NET December 2021 Exam. The candidates who have appeared for the exam can now check the answer key and response sheet. The students can match their responses with the official responses.

The students can also view their question paper and check if any question can be raised for objection. The total subject is 81 this time. One can download all the questions and match them with the answers. Below is the direct link to download the UGC NET answer key for the December 2021 exam.

UGC NET Answer Key December 2021, Download Here

As per the official data, a total of 12.67 lakhs candidates registered all the students who appeared for the exam can check the answer key. Only 6% of the candidates will be selected for the post of Assistant Professor and less than 1% of the candidates will be selected for the post of Junior Research Fellowship. 

NTA today released the UGC NET Answer key, questions paper and recorded the response of the students who appeared for the UGC NET 2021 Paper 1 & Paper 2 exam. All the details regarding the question paper and response sheet can be seen on the official website or by clicking the below-mentioned link.  

Steps to follow After the Release of UGC NET Answer Key 2021

  1. After NTA will release the answer key and question papers, the student can raise an objection if any question is not right or misprinted, etc.
  2. Candidates can visit the website by clicking: Click Here. The student can log in by putting in his/her credentials.
  3. An objection can be raised after the answer key is declared. 1000/- rupees will be charged for each question objected to by the student.
  4. After the objection deadline is over, NTA will again analyze the answers and publish the final answer key.
  5. After releasing the final answer key, the NTA UGC NET December 2021 result is announced.
  6. We will share the cutoff for different subjects as released by NTA. 

How Score Calculate as per UGC NET Answer Key 2021

Candidates can start calculating their marks with the official answer key. Follow these steps to learn the scoring procedure for UGC NET answer keys:

First Step: To get started, write down the number of correct answers in the UGC NET Paper 1 and Paper 2 answer keys.

Second Step: Then use the formula below to get your estimated score for UGC NET 2021.

Marks in UGC NET 2021 = Number of correct answers in paper 1 x 2 marks

UGC NET Marking Scheme


Number of Questions








  • There is no negative marking
  • The candidate can calculate the score by just counting the correct question.
  • Each question is of two marks.

How to Challenge UGC NET 2021 Answer Key?

  • Candidates are required to pay online a sum of Rs. 1000/- (one thousand only) for each question challenged.
  • A candidate can challenge the answer key from 22 January to 24th January 2022.
  • The fee will be refunded if the question is found to be correct.
  • The final result will be declared soon after.

UGC NET Qualifying Marks

To pass the UGC NET Exam, the candidates need to score at least the following marks on each of the papers. However, scoring these marks and passing is not enough to be eligible for the next stage of selection. The candidates have to score the cutoff marks.

CategoryPaper I (Out of 100 marks)Paper-II (Out of 200 marks)
General/Open40 (40%)40 (40%)
Reserved (OBC Non-creamy layer, PWD/SC/ST35 (35%)35 (35%)

UGC NET Cut Off 2021

You can see the previous year cut offs to analyse the trend. See the UGC NET Previous Year Cut-off from the link below. 

UGC NET Previous Cut-Offs (2020, 2019,2018)

What Next After UGC NET 2021 Answer Key?

Now, as the result is out, most of the students are confused about their next step. Just go through this article to know more about what's next after the UGC NET Result. 

Congratulations to the students who have qualified for the exam, but the students who have not qualified for the exam, start their preparation today itself. No need to think about the result now. Just start your preparation for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam.

When will be UGC NET Result 2021- 2022 be Released?

  • NTA announces UGC NET end result within 30 days after the graduation of the examination. After publishing the final answer key, applicants can test their UGC NET end result 2021 online. To see your UGC NET 2021 result, go to the legit internet site
  • download results, applicants have to log in to the application number and date of birth. Those candidates who get the minimum qualifying marks are presented an e-certificates and JRF award letter.
  • Candidates can download those certificates from the official site of UGC NET. To download the e-certificates and JRF award letter, keep the following details ready for login – roll number/application number, date of birth and exam session.

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  • NTA will release the final answer key of all UGC NET Phase exams after 24th January 2022.

  • NTA will release the final answer keys for all the examinations soon. NTA may release results anytime after the UGC NET Final Answer key. 

  • The UGC NET provisional answer key 2021-22 has been released by the NTA on January 21, 2022, for December 2020 and June 2021 exams.

  • Candidates can go to the official UGC NET website to get the answer key by logging in with the application number and DOB.

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