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UGC NET 2017 Exam (November Session): Important Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Result

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The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted twice every year to certify the candidates who are eligible for the post of Assistant Professor and the award of Junior Research Fellowship. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the exam on behalf of the University Grant Commission (UGC).

The first exam of the year 2017 has been conducted on 22 January, 2017 and the second exam is scheduled to be conducted on 5th November, 2017. The detailed notification of the UGC NET 2017 (November Session) exam is released on 24 July, 2017. Candidates can check the complete notification here.

UGC NET 2017 Exam (November Session): Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

National Eligibility Test

Conducting Authority

C.B.S.E.

Official Website

http://cbsenet.nic.in

Exam Type/Occurrence

National level/Twice a Year

Paper Language

Hindi and English

Type of Questions

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Mode of Exam

Offline Mode (Paper and Pen)

Marking Scheme

2 marks for every correct answer. No negative marking.


Eligibility for UGC NET Exam

In order to become eligible for the UGC NET 2017 Exam, candidates should fulfill the following criteria:

  • The candidate should have completed his Masters Degree from any recognised University or Institution of India.
  • He should have obtained a minimum aggregate mark of 55% in his Masters. However, candidates belonging to reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) are required to have scored a minimum percentage of 50% marks in their Masters.
  • Relaxation of 5% marks is also given to those candidates, who have qualified their Masters by 19th September, 1991. 
  • Candidates who are appearing in their final year exams are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

For JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) -

  • Age Limit – The candidate should not be of more than 28 years of age on 1st January, 2017.

For Assistant Professor -

  • No upper age limit to apply for the post of Assistant professor.

Relaxation in the Upper age Limit -

  • Reserved category of candidates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PWD) will be given relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • Those candidates who have done LL.M will be given 3 years of age relaxation to appear for the JRF Exam.
  • Candidates who have research experience will also be given suitable relaxation in the age limit.

Exemption from Requirement of UGC NET Exam -

There are certain categories of candidates who are exempted from the requirement of the CBSE NET Exam qualification to apply for the post of Assistant Professor. Check below-

  • SET Exam qualified prior to 1st June 2002 – Those candidates, who have successfully qualified the SET (State Eligibility Test) prior to the 1st June 2002, are not required to qualify the NET Exam additionally. They can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in any University and Colleges of India.
  • SET Exam qualified candidates after 1st June 2002 – Those candidates who have successfully qualified the SET (State Eligibility Test), but on later date, after 1st June 2002 are also exempted from the NET Exam. However, they cannot apply in Universities and Colleges across all over India. They can apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the State from which they have qualified their SET Exam.
  • Candidates with Ph.D Degree - Those candidates who have Ph.D degree, as per the University Grant Commission are also exempted from the requirement of NET/ SET/SELT. They can apply directly in any University and Colleges of India for the post of Assistant Professor.
  • UGC-JRF Qualified – Those candidates who have already qualified the UGC –Junior Research Fellowship Exam, are also exempted from the requirement of NET. The can also apply in University and Colleges of their choice across all over India, for the post of Assistant Professor.
  • CSIR-JRF Qualified –Those candidates who qualified the Junior Research Fellowship programme of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research are also exempted from NET. They can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in any University or College across all over India.

UGC NET Exam Admission Process

  • Candidates can apply for the UGC NET Exam through online mode only.
  • They can visit the official website of the UGC and CBSE NET to fill the application form for the NET.
  • On this website candidate should fill the application form, upload all the necessary scanned documents like photograph and signature and finally pay the requisite application fee.
  • After the successful submission of application fee; candidates should download the fee confirmation page for future references. The confirmation receipt should not be sent to the examination conducting authority CBSE; rather it should be kept by the candidate.

Examination Fee Details

Category

Examination

GENERAL

600

OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)

300

SC/ST/PWD

150

  • The application fee can be paid through both the online as well as offline mode.
  • Applicants can submit their application fee online through the Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking.
  • They can also deposit their application fee offline through the Bank E-challan generated online. They should pay in cash to the Canara/Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC Bank.

Please Note:

  • Keep a check on the ‘Fee Status’ after the payment of fee. Once you see the status is ‘OK’, take a print out of the confirmation page.

Fee once paid is non-refundable under all circumstances


UGC NET Exam Important Dates

UGC NET 2017 Exam (November Session): Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification Release

24 July, 2017

Online Application Form submission

1 August, 2017

Last date for Applying Online

30 August, 2017

Last Date of submission of Fee

31 August, 2017

Correction in Application Form

Second week of September (tentative)

Uploading of Admit Card

First week of October (tentative)

Examination Date

5 November, 2017

UGC NET Exam Pattern

The UGC NET exam pattern followed last year is mentioned-below. The UGC NET 2017 (November Session) exam will also follow the same exam pattern. The exam consists of three papers conducted on a single day. Let’s have a look on the exam pattern:

Paper

Number of Question

Maximum Marks (2 marks per correct answer)

Duration

I (Teaching/Research Aptitude)

Total questions 60 out of which 50 has to be attempted

100

1 hour 15 minutes

II (Subject Paper)

50 questions (All are compulsory)

100

1 hour 15 minutes

II (Subject Paper)

75 questions (All are compulsory)

150

2 hours 30 minutes

UGC NET Result Declaration Criteria

The answer key for UGC NET is declared before the declaration of final result with the scan copy of candidates OMR sheet. Candidates also have the option to challenge the answer key against a payment of fee. Recently, the qualifying criterion of the exam has been changed.

Check the changes here https://www.examsplanner.in/ugc-net-2017-changes-in-criterion-and-exam-dates/.

The UGC NET 2017 Exam (November Session) is scheduled to be released in the month of March (tentative). Candidates are requested to stay connected for latest updates on UGC NET 2017 Exam.

F.A.Q

Q. For which jobs candidate become eligible by qualifying UGC NET Exam?

Candidates who qualify in the UGC NET exam become eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor across Indian Universities and Colleges.

Q. When to get the Application form for UGC NET 2018 Exam?

In the 3rd week of October, 2017 one can get the Application form for the UGC NET Exam.

Q. What should be the educational qualification to become eligible for UGC NET Exam?

Candidate should have done their Masters with a 55% marks in aggregate. However the reserved category candidate should have 50% of aggregate marks to become eligible for the exam.

Q. How to qualify for the UGC–JRF through the UGC NET Exam?

The top 15% of candidates who qualifies in the UGC NET exam are selected for the UGC JRF.

Q. What is the age limit for the UGC NET Exam?

There is no upper age limit to apply in the UGC NET Exam for the Assistant Professor.

Q. What is the age limit for UGC JRF?

The upper age limit for the UGC JRF exam is 28 years.

Q. How one can pay the Application fee?

Application fee for the UGC NET Exam can be paid through the Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking or E-Challan.

Q. What should be the minimum cut-off marks required to qualify in the UGC NET exam?

Cut-off marks for different papers are different. It also varies as per the category of candidate. For General category candidate the cut-off marks are – 40% in Paper -1 and Paper-2 and 50% for Paper-3. For the reserved category candidate cut-off marks should be – 35% each for Paper-1 and Paper-2 and 40% for Paper-3.

Q. What is the question pattern of the UGC NET Exam?

Objective type questions are asked in the UGC NET Exam.

Q. Is there negative marking in the UGC NET Exam?

There is no scheme of negative marking in this exam.