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UGC NET Answer Key 2022: Dates, Steps to Check, Responses


UGC NET Answer Key 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the UGC NET final provisional answer key on November 02, 2022. Candidates can download the provisional answer key online on the official website, i.e., ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Furthermore, the direct link to download the UGC NET answer key PDF is given below in this article.

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The National Testing Agency is expected to declare the UGC NET Result 2022 soon on the official website. Candidates who appeared for the UGC NET exam can download the answer key using their login details. Check out the article to know more about the important dates, steps to download the answer key and other relevant details.

– NTA published the UGC NET Final Provisional Answer Key on November 2, 2022.
– NTA released the UGC NET Answer Key for Phases 1, 2, and 3 on their official website.

UGC NET Answer Key 2022: Important Dates

Check the important dates related to the UGC NET answer key in the table below:

UGC NET EventsImportant Dates
UGC NET Exam DatePhase 1: July 9, 11, and 12, 2022
Phase 2: September 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2022
Phase 3: September 29, 30, and October 1, 2022
Provisional Answer Key & Response Sheets for Phases 1, 2, and 3October 18, 2022
Challenging Answer KeyOctober 18 to 20, 2022
Provisional Answer Key & Response Sheets for Phase 4October 21, 2022
Challenging Phase 4 Answer KeyOctober 21 to 26, 2022
Release of Final Provisional Answer KeyNovember 02, 2022
UGC NET ResultNovember 2022

Steps to Download UGC NET Answer Key 2022

To download the provisional answer key, candidates have to use their Application Number and Date of Birth and follow the steps as mentioned below:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • 2nd Step: Search for the link to check the UGC NET 2021 May Answer Key on the homepage and click on it.
  • 3rd Step: Enter ‘Application Number‘ or ‘Roll Number‘ and ‘Date of Birth‘.
  • 4th Step: Fill in the ‘Security Pin‘ as per the image displayed.
  • 5th Step: Click on the ‘Login‘ button to submit the details.
  • 6th Step: Download the official answer key and response sheets. Start cross-checking the response sheet with the provisional answer key.

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Details on UGC NTA NET Answer Key

The UGC NET solution key will have the following details mentioned on it:

  • Name of the Exam
  • Date of the Exam
  • Shift
  • Name of the Subject
  • Subject ID
  • Question ID
  • Correct Option ID

Steps to Challenge UGC NET Answer Key

If candidates are unsatisfied with the provisional UGC NET solution key, they can raise objections against it by paying a processing fee of Rs. 200 for each question. The payment can be made online through debit card/ credit card/ net banking.

If the objection is found valid, the amount will be refunded to the candidates. After further discussion, NTA will make the final decision about the challenges and then release the final UGC National Eligibility Test Answer key. NTA does not entertain any changes after the release of the final UGC NET Answer Key.

Steps to Challenge the Provisional Answer Key

The steps to challenge the provisional answer key are as under:

  • 1st Step: Visit the UGC NET official website – ugcnet.nta.nic.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the “View Question Paper and Challenge Provisional Answer Key” link.
  • 3rd Step: Log in using the application number and date of birth.
  • 4th Step: Click on the “Challenge/s Regarding Answer Key” option.
  • 5th Step: Question IDs will be reflected on the screen in sequential order. The ID under the column “Correct Option” indicates the correct answer that will be used by the NTA. If candidates want to challenge, then they have to use one or more of the Option IDs given in the next four columns by checking the boxes.
  • 6th Step: Once candidates click on the desired option, click on ‘Save Your Claim’ and head to the next screen.
  • 7th Step: Now, candidates will see a list of the Option IDs that have been challenged by them.
  • 9th Step: Upload supporting documents.
  • 10th Step: Click on ‘Save Your Claim Finally’.
  • 11th Step: Candidates will again come across a screen that displays their challenges. Ensure to make the payment by the preferred mode of payment.

Display of UGC NET Recorded Responses

NTA displays the recorded responses along with the provisional answer key on the NTA website before the declaration of the result. The response sheets are made available as per the schedule, and candidates need to download them for future reference. The UGC NET response sheets consist of responses marked by the candidates during the computer-based exam.

How to Calculate UGC NET Score?

The official UGC NET key helps candidates predict their chances of qualifying for a Lectureship (Assistant Professor) or Junior Research Fellowship. The score can be calculated only if they have a clear idea of the marking scheme of UGC NET.

  • Every correct answer carries 2 marks.
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers or questions left unanswered in UGC NET.
  • There will be a total of 150 questions under two sections of the exam paper.
  • The total marks for UGC NET are 300.

UGC NET Formula to Calculate Scores

Total Marks Obtained = Number of Correct Answers X 2

Once the answer key is released, go through it and exercise the opportunity to challenge the answer key in case of any incorrectness.

Also check:

UGC NET NotificationUGC NET Application Form
UGC NET SyllabusUGC NET Exam Pattern
UGC NET BooksUGC NET Question Papers
UGC NET Mock TestsUGC NET Admit Card
UGC NET ResultUGC NET Cut-off

FAQs on UGC NET Answer Key

Check the frequently asked questions on UGC NET 2021-22 solution keys given below:

Q.1: When will officials release the UGC NET Answer Key?
The National Testing Agency published the final provisional UGC NET answer key on November 02, 2022. Earlier, NTA released the answer key for phase 4 on October 21 and for phases 1, 2, and 3 on October 18, 2022.

Q.2: When is the UGC NET exam?
Ans: The UGC NET exam December 2021 and June 2022 combined cycle was scheduled to be conducted on July 9, 11, 12, 2022 and September 20 to 30, 2022.

Q.3: Are candidates allowed to raise objections to the solution key?
Ans: Yes, candidates have the right to challenge the key by paying a nominal fee per question within the stipulated time. The amount will be refunded if the challenge is valid.

Q.4: How much should I pay to challenge a question?
Ans: You need to pay Rs. 200 per question to challenge the answer key. However, the amount will be refunded if the challenge is valid.

Q.5: From where can I download the UGC NET Answer Key?
Ans: You can download the official answer key by visiting the official website.

Q.6: How many stages of the UGC NET Answer Key will be released?
The UGC NET Answer Key will be released in two stages, i.e. provisional and final.

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