On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it would direct the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2015 on June 28, 2015 (Sunday). CBSE NET 2015 will be used for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for eligibility as Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges. CBSE will direct NET in 84 subjects at 89 selected NET Coordinating Institutions spread across India.
CBSE UGC NET 2016 Eligibility:-
i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (list attached page No. 17 to 41) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects of post graduation attached at page No. 42 to 43) are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Persons with disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
ii) 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 Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ SC/ ST/ PWD (Persons with disability) 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.
iii) 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.
iv) 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.
v) Candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD category are required to submit attested copy of the category 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 UGC/CBSE at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
vi) Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, 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.aiuweb.org)
AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION :
(i)Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.12.2014. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in )/SC/ST/PWD 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.
(ii)Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
EXEMPTION (ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR):
i) NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
ii) The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
iii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st Dec 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st Dec 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.
NET Registration / Application Form
CBSE UGC NET 2016 Online Application Form / Registration:-
Apply online on website:- http://cbsenet.nic.in
4 Simple Steps to apply online for CBSE NET 2016
Fill the CBSE NET 2016 Online Application Form
Upload Scanned Photograph
Pay the Examination Fee
Print Application Form, Admission Card, Attendance Slip
Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the scanned images as below:-Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30 kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height)
General - Rs.600/-
Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer), as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in - Rs.300/-
SC/ST/PwD - Rs.150/-
The candidates may pay the examination fee 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 the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank. In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card the additional processing charges as following will also be debited from the credit/debit card of the candidate.
Credit card: -1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
Debit Card: -0.75% of examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
CBSE UGC (NET) 2016 Syllabus:-
Syllabi for all NET 2016 subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website:- www.ugc.ac.in.
CBSE UGC NET 2016 Pattern:-
The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions in two separate sessions.
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. 60(sixty) multiple choice questions of 2 marks each will be given, out of which you would be required to answer any 50(fifty). In the event of the candidate attempting more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by you. Each question will carry 2 marks.
Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by you .
Each question will carry 2 marks. All the questions of Paper–II and Paper– III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).
There are no negative marks for incorrect answers.
List of NET Subjects
Edu Vidya offers you some of the essential tips for preparation of CBSE UGC NET 2016
•While preparation, read the topics as you are reading story as this makes your memory strong and enables you to learn the chapters easily.
•Try to make notes in the form of bullets as this will enable you to revise the topics in lesser time.
•Every topic is important so, don’t try to skip any chapter.
•Give more time to theorectical papers than practical papers since this is because practicing the practical papers will be easier than theoretical papers.
UGC NET 2016 Notification:-
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Click Here to download CBSE UGC NET December 2015 Information Brochure.
CSIR UGC NET 2016