UGC NET on July 8: Apply from March 6
University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test, July-2018, for eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & eligibility for Assistant Professor (both) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education on 8 July 2018.
Those qualifying for the award of Junior Research fellowship will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in Universities/IITs/institutions. The validity period of the offer is three years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, in case the candidates who have already joined M. Phil/ Ph.D, the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.
Those who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments.
Applicants will have to clearly specify in the Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF& Eligibility for Assistant Professor OR only for eligibility for Assistant Professor. Those qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.
Eligibility: Applicant should have secured at least 55% marks (OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD category applicants need only 50% marks) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC, in Humanities, including languages, Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc. Rounding of marks is not permitted.
The list of NET subjects is given below. The subject codes are available in the Bulletin given at https://cbsenet.nic.in/
Economics; Political Science; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology; History; Anthropology; Commerce; Education; Social Work; Defence and Strategic Studies; Home Science; Public Administration; Population Studies; Hindustani Music (Vocal/Instrumental); Management; Maithili; Bengali; Hindi; Kannada; Malayalam; Odia; Punjabi; Sanskrit; Tamil; Telugu; Urdu; Arabic; English; Linguistics; Chinese; Dogri; Nepali; Manipuri; Assamese; Gujarati; Marathi; French; Spanish; Russian; Persian; Rajasthani; German; Japanese; Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non Formal Education; Physical Education; Arab Culture and Islamic Studies; Indian Culture; Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management; Law; Library and Information Science; Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies; Comparative Study of Religions; Mass Communication and Journalism; Dance; Museology & Conservation; Archaeology; Criminology; Tribal and Regional Language/Literature; Folk Literature; Comparative Literature; Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana / Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta); Women Studies; Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applies Art/History of Art); Geography; Social Medicine & Community Health; Forensic Science; Pali; Kashmiri; Konkani; Computer Science and Applications; Electronic Science; Environmental Sciences; International and Area Studies; Prakrit; Human Rights and Duties; Tourism Administration and Management; Bodo; Santali; Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion); Rabindra Sangeet; Percussion Instruments; Drama/ Theatre; Yoga.
Those with Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/ Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject Population Studies (Code 15). Those with Master s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in subject Women Studies (Code 74).
Those pursuing Master's degree/equivalent or those who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree examination and whose result is still awaited or whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply. Such applicants will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master's Degree/equivalent examination with required percentage of marks. Such applicants must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified. Those belonging to third gender (transgender) would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC NCL categories in the corresponding subject.
Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (50%) for appearing in NET.
Applicants may appear in the subject of their Post-graduation only. Those whose Post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects, may appear in a related subject.
Those with Post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiu.ac.in)
Age Limit & Relaxation: Junior Research Fellowship: Applicant should not be more than 30 years as on 01.07.2018. A relaxation up to 5 years is available for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to those having L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of up to 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.
Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
Exemption: NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. Exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time. Those who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
For SET Candidates: Those who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1 June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1 June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.
Test Structure: The Test to be held on 8 July, 2018 (Sunday), will consist of two papers in two separate sessions. Both the papers will have objective type questions of 2 marks each.
The First session to be held from 9.30 am to 10.30 am (Paper-I) will have 50 questions, all of which are compulsory, carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, are 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.
The Second session (Paper-II) with 100 questions, all of which are compulsory and carrying a maximum of 200 marks, will be held from 11 am to 1 pm. Paper-II will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
There are no negative marks for incorrect answers
Candidate will have to mark the responses on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.
The list of examinations cities is given in the Bulletin.
Examination Fee: Examination Fee is Rs. 1000/- for General category. It will be Rs. 500/- OBC (NCL) and Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender. The Fee can be paid either by Credit/Debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. In case of e-challan the payment should be made in Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank.
Application: Applications can be submitted online from 6 March 2018 to 5 April 2018 at https://cbsenet.nic.in/. The last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank challan, at any branch of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank or through credit/debit card is 6 April 2018. After filling all the details for applying online for NET, applicant will have the option to select the mode of payment of examination fee either by credit/debit card or through e-challan. Applicants are required to check the status of fee payment at CBSE website (cbsenet.nic.in). If status is ‘OK’, applicant will be able to take the printout of Confirmation Page.
Applicants need not sent either the printout of online application form (Confirmation page) or any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility to CBSE.
Correction in particulars of application form can be done at the website from 25 April 2018 to 1 May 2018.
Admit Card: Admission card will be uploaded at htps://cbsenet.nic.in, in the third week of June, 2018. No admission cards will be sent to the candidates by post. Candidates should download their admission cards from the website to ascertain their venue of the Test as mentioned in the Admission Card. Candidates are required to bring a photo identity card along with their printout of online admission card on the day of examination.
The captured images of response sheets (OMR sheets) and answer keys of all the papers will be displayed at https://cbsenet.nic.in during fourth week of August, 2018. The exact dates will be notified later in the newspapers. Those candidates, not satisfied with the captured response, may challenge by filling online application form on the website and paying a sum of Rs.1000/- per question. The challenge of answer keys will also be accepted online only through the link available on the website on payment of Rs.1000/- per question. The fee can be paid by credit/debit card. In case the challenge of any candidate regarding captured images of response sheets (OMR sheets)/answer keys is accepted, the fee will be refunded to such candidates. In all other cases the fee once paid will not be refunded. The CBSE’s decision on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys.
Result: The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots) for Eligibility for Assistant Professor shall be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of NET. The total slots shall be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India.
In order to be considered for both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Assistant Professor and for Eligibility for Assistant Professor Only, candidate must have appeared in both the papers and secured at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for those belonging to SC, ST, OBC (NCL),PWD and Transgenders.
The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a particular category is derived as per the methodology illustrated in the Notification.
The marks of all the candidates will be uploaded at https://cbsenet.nic.in soon after declaration of result. Besides this, CBSE will not issue any marks sheet to qualified/non-qualified candidates.