Somatirtha Purohit

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has unveiled the provisional answer key for the December 2023 session of the Joint Central Scientific and Industrial Research–University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (Joint CSIR-UGC NET). 

Participants in the exam can retrieve the answer key from the official website at

“The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the Joint Central Scientific & Industrial Research–University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (Joint CSIR-UGC NET, December, 2023) on 26th, 27th & 28th December, 2023 in 356 examination Centers located in 176 Cities across the Country for 2,19,146 candidates in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode,” read the official notification.

Candidates dissatisfied with the Answer Key have the option to challenge it by paying a non-refundable processing fee of Rs 200 per question. The deadline for raising objections is until January 8, 2024.

The challenges submitted by candidates will undergo verification by a panel of Subject Experts.

If a candidate's challenge is deemed valid, the Answer Key will be revised, and the changes will be applied to the responses of all candidates accordingly. The final result will be prepared and declared based on the revised Final Answer Key.

CSIR UGC NET Answer Key: Know How To Download

  • Visit the official CSIR UGC NET website at 

  • Locate and select the link for the CSIR UGC NET 2023 answer key on the homepage

  • Provide the required login details and click on the submit button

  • Your admit card will be presented on the screen

  • Review the details on the admit card and download the page

  • Ensure to retain a hard copy of the admit card for future reference