About the N E T

The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. The Test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science. June and December.

 

Name of the exam: UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)

 

Age criteria:

  • Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 30 years as on 1 December
  • Assistant Professor: No upper age limit for Assistant Professor

 

  Educational qualification:

Candidates who have secured at least 55 percent marks in their Masters degree Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing for the Masters degree final year examination
Name of the posts:

  • Junior Research Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor

Preparation time: Recommended a minimum of three to four  months

 

N E T Results Declaration Information

The UGC-NET results published in the Employment Newspaper. It is also available on cbse website: http://cbsenet.nic.in/cbsenet/welcome.aspx

 

Check Elligibility Criteria for UGC NET Exam here 

 

SCHEME OF TEST

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be in two separate sessions as under:

 

Session

Paper

Marks

Number of Question

Duration

First

I

100

50 questions. All are compulsory

1 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM) IST

Second

II

200

100 questions. All are compulsory

2 Hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) IST

Paper – I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Paper – II 

It consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

 


Career options once you clear UGC NET

Once you clear UGC NET, you become eligible to become a lecturer or pursue Junior Research Fellowship in distinguished universities. The vacancies are announced from time to time and you have to apply for the same.

Lecturer

Once you clear NET, you can apply for the post of a lecturer as and when the vacancies are announced by the colleges and universities. While clearing NET is a must have criteria in many colleges and universities, the final appointment will depend on how well you fare in the interview conducted by the concerned university.

Junior Research Fellowship

Junior Research Fellowship is for those who have their heart set on research. You become eligible for the Junior Research Fellowship if you have applied for it in your application form and you have subsequently cleared NET. Once you get selected, then you can pursue research in any prestigious university and get the tuition fees reimbursed. In some universities, the students even get direct admission into MPhil programmes.

UGC-NET COURSES
S.No Program Description Weekend Batch Weekdays Batch
1 Preparation of UGC – Net/ JRF / Ph.D Entrance Exam -Commerce “This training helps the Commerce students by conducting various NET online classes. Provides the students proper guidance and
support in their respective fields. It ensures minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.”
150 Hr 240 Hr
2 Preparation of UGC – Net/ JRF / Ph.D Entrance Exam – Management “This training helps the Management students by conducting various NET online classes. Provides the students proper guidance and
support in their respective fields. It ensures minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.”
150 Hr 240 Hr
3 Preparation of UGC – Net/ JRF / Ph.D Entrance Exam – Computer Science “This training helps the Computer Science students by conducting various NET online classes. Provides the students proper guidance and
support in their respective fields. It ensures minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.”
150 Hr 240 Hr
4 Preparation of UGC – Net/ JRF / Ph.D Entrance Exam – English “This training helps the English students by conducting various NET online classes. Provides the students proper guidance and
support in their respective fields. It ensures minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.”
150 Hr 240 Hr
5 Preparation of UGC – Net/ JRF / Ph.D Entrance Exam – Hindi “This training helps the Hindi students by conducting various NET online classes. Provides the students proper guidance and
support in their respective fields. It ensures minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.”
150 Hr 240 Hr

UGC NET - University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test

Greetings UGC NET Aspirants!  

UGC NET Latest News about Exam Date : 

It is notified that CBSE will conduct the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor on 08th July, 2018 (Sunday). The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the websitehttp://cbsenet.nic.in .  

As per the revised scheme, the test will consist of two papers as below:. Paper Marks Number of Question Duration I 100 50 questions. All are compulsory 1 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM) IST II 200 100 questions. All are compulsory 2 Hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) IST Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. The upper age limit for appearing in JRF has also been raised by two years, i.e. from the existing upper age limit of 28 years to 30 years (the relaxation as earlier will remain same). The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the website http://cbsenet.nic.in from 01st February, 2018. The candidates are required to apply online from 06 th March, 2018. The last date for applying online is 05 th April, 2018 and fee can be paid up to 06th April, 2018

 

Reschedule of  Important Dates
Online Application Form Submission To be declare
Last date for Applying Online To be declare
Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of (SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI/HDFC BANK) To be declare
Correction in Particulars of application form on the website To be declare
Uploading of Admit Card To be declare
Date of Examination 08th July, 2018

Key Changes in the UGC NET Qualifying Criteria

 

With the ongoing debate on the reservation, the UGC has decided to change the selection criteria for the candidates appearing for the Net Exam.

UGC has decided that 6% of the candidates appearing for the NET Exam will be declared as qualifying to be eligible for the entry level post of Assistant Professor and the Reservation Policy as per the category will be applied to this 6% qualified candidates.

 

As per the estimates by UGC data trends of last two decades, around 68% to 92% candidates qualifying UGC NET Exam are from the reserved category.

 

Current Norms v/s the Latest Change in UGC NET Qualifying Criteria

 As per the current UGC norms regarding the procedure and criteria for declaration of UGC NET Results, the top 15% candidates from each of the four reservation category (OBC, SC, ST, PWD) on the merit list with prescribed minimum marks will be declared as qualified for Assistant Professor.

The Merit List of the candidates who have secured minimum marks would be prepared subject wise and category wise.

 

Now, as per the new notification, only 6% of candidates of previously 15% will be now declared as qualified.

 

This means that if suppose 6 Lakh candidates appear in UGC NET Exam then 6% of 6 lakh i.e. 36000 slots will be provided for the qualifying candidates for different categories as per the new policy.

 

Why was the decision to change Qualifying Criteria undertaken?

 

The decision to change the selection criteria of UGC NET Exam came after a petition was filed by Nair Service Society with the Kerala High Court.

 

According to the HC order in January 2017, the selection criteria of giving relaxation marks to reserved categories was considered as unconstitutional and as a move which is unfavorable for the general candidates.

 

As per the petition filed, the High Court had argued that because of the UGC NET Qualifying minimum marks prescribed to the reserved categories candidates, there are more candidates qualified with minimum marks from these categories as compared to the number of general candidates qualified for the exam.

 

As per the current Reservation Policy, the reservation provided for the four categories are mentioned below.

 

S. No. Categories Reservation Provided
1. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
2. Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
3. Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
4. Person with Disabilities (PWD) 3%

 

There would be no change in the method of allocation of these candidates and the various disciplines for UGC Junior Research Fellowships.