National Eligibility Test (NET), December 2010

The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for the teaching profession and research.  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. The test for Junior Research Fellowship is being conducted since 1984. UGC will conduct National Eligibility Test in 77 subjects at 70 selected University Centre’s spread across the country

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examinations are eligible for this Test.
  • Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
  • Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.
  • Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of their OBC(Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate along with online printout of their Application Forms (obtained while applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility along with printout of their Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
  • Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate courses should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their courses with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

EXEMPTION (ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP)

NET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Lecturers in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. Provided, however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded Ph.D. Degree in compliance of the “University Grants Commission (minimum standards and procedure for award of Ph.D. Degree), Regulation 2009, shall be exempt from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions.” The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their SET.

AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION:

Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.12.2010. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH 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 the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for applying for lectureship eligibility.

HOW TO APPLY (APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE):

  • The candidates are required to download the Bank Challan Performa from the UGC website or take photocopy from the UGC-NET Notification published in the Employment News and then deposit the requisite test fee in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-.
  • Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the following : (i) Scanned passport (pp) size photograph in JPEG format should be less then 300kb, (ii) Copy of Bank Challan (fee receipt)
  • Candidate seeking admission to the Test must apply online (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.in or through a link available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in).
  • After successful submission, the candidate should take printout of online Application Form (two copies), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates and candidates belonging to OBC (as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in ) must enclose the attested copy of certificate for the same.
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation must enclose the certificate of educational qualification/research experience entitling the candidates for age relaxation. (for details, please see item no. 4).
  • The Application (consisting of two copies of printout of online application form, one copy Attendance Slip and one copy Admission card) along with required documents (as mentioned in item No. 13) must reach the Registrar of the University (UGC Test Centre).
  • Application received after 1.11.2010 at the Test Centre will be rejected.

Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at UGC website and also to be shortly published in the Employment News. Please note that Fee submitted through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.

  • The envelope containing the Application Form should be super scribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP, DECEMBER, 2010”.
  • The candidates must affix their recent identical passport size photographs, at the places indicated, on the printout of Online Application Form and must sign across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads over the Application Form beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/Principal of the College/Class-I Gazetted Officer.
  • In order to avoid last minute rush, the candidates are advised to apply early enough. UGC will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature.

EXAMINATION FEE:

General Candidates: Rs.450

Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in ): Rs.225

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates: Rs.110

MODE OF PAYMENT

  • The candidate is expected to fill the Bank Challan Form in triplicate (Bank Copy, UGC Copy & Candidate’s Copy) as given in the Notification.
  • All the three copies of the Challan Form have to be submitted in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-.
  • The bank will retain one copy and return two copies of the challan to the candidate.
  • The candidate has to attach the UGC copy of the challan with the printout of online Application Form which he/she has to submit to the Registrar of UGC-NET Centre opted by the candidate.
  • Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be rejected.
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

SCHEME AND DATE OF TEST:

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will be held on 26th December, 2010 in two separate sessions as under:

Session Paper Marks Duration
First I 100 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First II 100 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second III 200 2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 04.00 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. UGC has decided to provide choice to the candidates from the December 2009 UGC-NET onwards. 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 questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each of these papers will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory objective type questions of two marks each.

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I and Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be sent to the candidate along with the Admit Card.

Paper-III will consist of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by the candidate. The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the space provided in the Test Booklet. The structure of Paper-III has been revised from June, 2010 UGC-NET and is available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in.

Paper-III will be evaluated only for those candidates who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II, as per the table given in the following:

CATEGORY MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS
PAPER – I PAPER – II PAPER – I + PAPER – II
GENERAL 40 40 100 (50 %)
OBC/PH/VH 35 35 90 (45 %)
SC/ST 35 35 80 (40 %)

The minimum qualifying criteria for award of JRF is as follows :

CATEGORY MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS
PAPER – I PAPER – II PAPER – I + PAPER – II PAPER – III
GENERAL 40 40 100 (50 %) 100 (50 %)
OBC/PH/VH 35 35 90 (45 %) 90 (45 %)
SC/ST 35 35 80 (40 %) 80 (40 %)

However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

For Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates thirty minutes’ extra time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutes’ extra 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 Physically Handicapped (PH) 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 Coordinator of the test centre. Extra time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Physically Handicapped candidates.

Syllabus of Test: 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 Paper III, candidate has the option to answer either in Hindi or in English in all subjects except the languages where the candidate is required to write in the concerned language only. In case of Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science and Environmental Sciences, the question papers have to be answered in English only.

In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • The candidates must read the conditions of eligibility as given at item no. 3 carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the Test before filling the online application and submitting the printout of Online Application Forms.
  • Candidates will be issued the Admission Card by the respective Test Centers after allotment of test venue. Candidates should note that their candidature is strictly provisional. The mere fact that Admission Card has been issued to any candidate shall not imply that the Commission has finally accepted his/her candidature.
  • UGC may change the centre(s) or date of examination without assigning any reason.
  • Applications received after the last date will not be entertained.
  • No TA will be paid to the candidates.
  • Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.
  • The decision of the Commission shall be final in all matters.
  • All legal disputes pertaining to this Test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.
  • Candidates should correspond only with their respective Test centers for Admission Card or any other relevant information. UGC will not entertain any requests/queries in this regard.
  • The use of calculators or Log Tables is not permitted. Cellular phones, pagers and electronic devices etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/Room.
  • A candidate who does not appear in paper-I, will not be permitted to appear in paper-II and paper-III.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to write any question from the Test Booklet on the Admission Card or on any other paper.
  • Those candidates who do not receive their Admission Card (Roll Number) after allotment of the Venue of Test by the Coordinator of the respective Centre for appearing in the UGC-NET till 20th December 2010, are advised to contact the office of Registrar/Coordinator of their UGC-NET Centre’s from 21st to 24th December, 2010, with the copy of Admission Card (Provisional) and two identical passport-size photographs duly attested by a gazetted officer. No Admission Card (Roll Number) will be issued on the day of the Test (i.e. 26th December, 2010). UGC will not be responsible for any delay/non-receipt of the Admission card.
  • The descriptive papers, i.e., Paper-III of language subjects must be answered in the concerned language only.
  • Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended and photographs pasted by them in all the places, viz. in their Application Form, Attendance Slip and Admission Card should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind.
  • The candidates in their own interest are requested to retain a photocopy of the Application Form, Admission Card and Attendance Slip for record.
  • Applications submitted on any other format (including old UGC format) will not be accepted.
  • Printout of online application sent directly to the UGC will not be accepted.
  • Applications received after the last date (i.e. 01.11.2010) at the test centre will not be accepted.
  • Submission of Online Application is mandatory. Hard copies submitted to the Test Centre without online submission, will not be accepted.
  • Application Form must be completed in all respect as per the Notification.
  • All incomplete Application Forms will be rejected.

Application Submission Start Date: 29.09.2010
Application Submission End Date: 25.10.2010
Last date for receiving the documents at the test center: 1.11.2010
Examination Date: 26.12.2010

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