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.
The CSIR conducts the UGC-CSIR NET for other Science subjects, namely, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences jointly with the University Grants Commission.
For candidates who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship is available for five years subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. University Grants Commission has allocated a number of fellowships to the universities for the candidates who qualify the test for Junior Research Fellowship. The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifiying for eligibility for lectureship in the National Eligibility Test. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt for it in their application forms.
Exam pattern for UGC NET
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.
Subjects of Paper 1 are as follows:
- Teaching Apptitude
- Research Apptitude
- Reading Comp
- Logical Reasoning
- Data Interpretation
- Information & communication
- People and Environment
- Higher Education System
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 2marks..
SUBJECTS OFFERED FOR PAPER-I & II
- COMPUTER SCIENCE
- POLITICAL SCIENCE
- SOCIAL WORK
- MASS COMM & JOURNALISM
- PUBLIC ADMINSTARATION
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.
Subject To Be Taught
|Session||Paper||Marks||Number of Questions||Duration|
|Fisrt||I||100||60 out of which 50 question to be attempted||1¼ Hours|
|First||II||100||50 questions all are compulsory||1¼ Hours|
|Second||III||150||75 questions all are compulsory||2½ Hours|
Selection and Cut off Procedure for UGC NET Exam
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below-
General Category Candidates – 40 marks or 40% in Paper-I, 40 marks or 40% in Paper-II, 75 marks or 50% in Paper-III.
Reserved Category Candidates – 35 marks or 35% in Paper-I , 35 marks or 35% in Paper-II, 60 marks or 40% in Paper-III.
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.
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.
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.
Career Options after Qualifying UGC NET
The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.
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