National Eligibility Test (NET)
- About the NET
- NET Schedule
- Result declaration Schedule
- UGC Mandate
- Revised format of Papers of UGC NET
- Non Receipt of NET Certificate
- Procedure for issuing Duplicate Certificate
The tests are conducted twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is available for five years subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. UGC has allocated a number of fellowships to the universities for the candidates who qualify the test for JRF. The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifiying for eligibility for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt for it in their application forms.
The test for Junior Research Fellowship is being conducted since 1984. The Government of India, through its notification dated 22nd July, 1988 entrusted the task of conducting the eligibility test for lectureship to UGC. Consequently, UGC conducted the first National Eligibility Test, common to both eligibility for Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship in two parts, that is, in December 1989 and in March , 1990.
The UGC's mandate includes:
- Promoting and coordinating university education.
- Determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities.
- Framing regulations on minimum standards of education.
- Monitoring developments in the field of collegiate and university education; disbursing grants to the universities and colleges.
- Serving as a vital link between the Union and state governments and institutions of higher learning.
- Advising the Central and State governments on the measures necessary for improvement of university education.
- The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on December in two separate sessions as under:
Number of Question
First I 100 60 out of which 50 question to be attempted 1¼ Hours
(09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours
(10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2½ Hours
(01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)
Paper-I shall 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. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).
The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet.
The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be uploaded on UGC website (www.ugcnetonline.in or www.ugc.ac.in) in the last week of November, 2013. It may be noted that instructions to candidates will not be sent to the candidate by post.
PROCEDURE & CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF RESULT:
This will comprise of following steps:
Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor:
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
CATEGORY Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained PAPER – I PAPER – II PAPER– III GENERAL 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50 %) OBC(Non-creamy layer) 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 67.5 (45 %) rounded off to 68 PWD/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40 %)
Step II: Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.
Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.
It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC is final and binding.
For Persons with Disability (Visually Challenged candidates) thirty minutes' compensatory time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutes' compensatory time shall be provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. Those Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Co-ordinator of the NET Coordinating Institution. Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates.
The facility of Scribe is applicable only for candidates with disability of 40% or more.
The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the Co-ordinator of the Coordinating Institution for the same in writing at least one week in advance of the test. In such instances the candidate is allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not. Those candidates who opt for their own scribe have to produce the scribe before the Co-ordinator along with her/his certificates of educational qualifications at least one day before the test.
Syllabus of Test: All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.
- In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.
- High School/Higher Secondary/Matriculation Certificate depicting date of birth.
- Master's degree/Provisional Certificate.
- Consolidated mark-sheet of Master's degree course. (Wherever grades are assigned, conversion table in terms of consolidated percentage may be produced from the issuing authority).
- Caste certificate (only in case of SC/ST/OBC candidates)
- Certificate of Physical disability (only in case of Physically Handicapped and Visually Handicapped candidates).
- All certificate have to be attested by a gazetted officer with his/her official stamp bearing his/her name, designation and official address.
- The certificates, which are in languages other than Hindi and English, may be translated in Hindi or English and attested by the issuing authority of the original certificates.
- An affidavit on a Judicial stamp paper duly attested by the competent Authority for the loss of original certificate issued by the UGC mentioning the name of the candidate, his/her particulars like father's and mother's names, date of UGC-NET, Roll number, subject, address etc. The candidate must state in the affidavit that in case of his/her discovering the original NET certificate/JRF Award letter, he/she would not misuse it and return it to the NET Bureau.
- A demand draft of Rs. 100/- drawn in favour of the Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi payable at State Bank of India, Service Branch, (Code No. 7687), New Delhi.
- An attested Copy of FIR registered at a Police Station. The Attestation stamp of the Class-I gazetted officer must bear his/her name, designation and official address.