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UGC NET


UGC NET Employment NewsNational Eligibility Test conducted by University Grants Commission is a gateway test in our country to start career as Lecturers in Colleges, universities and other Educational institutions. This NET (National Eligibility Test) is being conducted by twice a year. UGC grants Junior Research Fellowship to the NET passed out candidates who are interested in research work in various Universities and Colleges.

Let’s know the details and eligibility of UGC National Eligibility Test:

Why NET?

As per the guidelines of Central Government, UGC for the first time introduced the Junior Research Fellowship program as a basic qualification to conduct researches in Universities and Institutions in the year 1984. In 1988 Central Government has made it mandate to clear the National Eligibility Test for Lectureship, and in 1989 NET (National Eligibility Test) has been conducted for the first time. The National Educational Testing Bureau of UGC is supervising the NET.

Throughout the Country UGCNET is being conducted in 84 Test centers in 94 Subjects.

UGC NET SCHEDULE: 

Every year in the months of June and December, this NET is being conducted by UGC and notifications are released in March and September Months.

UGC NET RESULTS:

The results usually declared in the month of October for the NET conducted in June and in the month of April for the NET conducted in December.

UGC NET SUBJECTS:

UGC Conducts examination for various subjects i.e. English, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Law, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Sociology, Education, Commerce, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Arabic, Linguistic, Chinese, Nepali, Manipuri, Gujarati, French, Persian, Santali, Rajasthani, German, Japanese, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Non Formal Education, Physical Education, Indian Culture, Labor Welfare, Industrial Relations, Personal Management, Labor and Social Welfare and Human Resource management.

UGC NET SCIENCE SUBJECTS:

In addition to the above subjects CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) in association with UGC conducts the NET in Main Science subjects like Chemical Sciences, Earth atmospheric Ocean and planetary sciences, Life science, Mathematical Science and Physical Sciences.

UGC NET ELIGIBILITIES:

Any Post Graduate with minimum 55% of Marks can write the UGC National Eligibility Test. The minimum score for SC/ST/PH candidates is 50% Marks. Candidates who are currently pursuing their final year PG can also appear for NET. Ph.D. holders will be given exemption of 5% of Marks. The candidate should not have crossed the Age limit of 28 years by the date of the Notification. No age limit for the Post of Lectureship.

The candidate has to pay the fees through SBI and the fee payment challan has to be attached with the Application. Fees is RS.450/- for General, 225 for OBC, 225 for SC/ST/PH candidates.

In June 2012 UGC has started a new examination procedure. Earlier it was in the descriptive type which has been changed to Objective type, also the cutoff marks on three papers have been ordered.

PAPER-1
This is the General Paper, the main objective of this paper is to know the Teaching /research abilities of the candidates. There will be 60 Questions on Reasoning ability, comprehension, General awareness. Each question carries 2 marks. At least 50 Questions must be answered by the Candidate.

PAPER-2
There will be 50 Objective questions carrying 2 marks each. All questions to be answered by the candidate as per the subjects selected by the candidate.

PAPER-3
There will be 75 questions carrying 2 marks each. All questions to be answered by the candidate as per the subjects selected by the candidate.

MARKS AND PERCENTAGE:
CATEGORY
MINIMUM MARKS
General candidates
Paper-1    40 (40%)
Paper-2    40 (40%)
Paper-3    75 (50%)
OBC ( Non Creamy Layer)
Paper-1   35 (35%)
Paper-2    35 (35%)
Paper-3    67.5 (45%)
Total 68 to 60 (40%)

The above mentioned marks to be acquired in each paper accordingly, then only the candidate will be considered successful.  UGC will decide the cutoff marks for both Lectureship and JRF.

HOW ELEIGIBILITY IS CONSIDERED in UGC NET 2013

The candidate has to clearly mention in the application, whether he prefers Lectureship or JRF or both.
UGC will decide the candidature as per the marks and percentages he acquired in all the 3 papers, which the candidate appears.
The candidates who have got eligibility for Lectureship will not be considered for JRF.

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (JRF):-

The candidates who are selected for JRF will be awarded with various fellowships under schemes decided by UGC for 2 years. He will receive the fellowship for 2 years from the date of issue of letter.

EXEMPTION FROM NET:

To work as Associate professor in Colleges/ Institutions/ Universities, one has to clear the NET/SLET/SET was one of the rule. If a candidate is a PHD Degree holder (as per UGC Norms) he is being exempted from NET/SET/SLET etc.

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