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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) 2014 on December 28, 2014 (Sunday). CBSE NET 2014 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 79 subjects at  89 selected NET Coordinating Institutions spread across India. 
CBSE UGC NET 2014 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. (

(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: )/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.


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 2014 Online Application Form / Registration:-
Apply online on website:- for NET 2014-15

4 Simple Steps to apply online for CBSE NET 2015

    Fill the CBSE NET 2015 Online Application Form
    Upload Scanned Photograph
    Pay the Examination Fee
    Print Application Form, Admission Card, Attendance Slip

Before applying Online, you must possess your Scanned passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb and less than 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) X 4.5 cm (height).

Examination Fee:- For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other Backward Classes(Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on, the fee is Rs. 225/-and for SC/ST/PWD candidates, it is Rs. 110/-.

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 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%+taxes for examination feeup to Rs.2000

NET Exam Dates

CBSE UGC (NET) December 2014 Date:- 28th December, 2014 (SUNDAY)


Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50  question to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First II 100 50 questions all are  compulsory 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second III 150 75 questions all are  compulsory 2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)


Joint CSIR UGC NET 2015

NET Syllabus

CBSE UGC (NET) 2015 Syllabus:-

Syllabi for all NET 2015 subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website:-
Click Here to View NET Syllabus.

Paper Pattern

CBSE UGC NET 2015 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

NET Preparation

Edu Vidya offers you some of the essential tips for preparation of  CBSE UGC NET 2015
•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 Books                    UGC NET Sample Papers

UGC NET Coaching Institutes         UGC NET Preparation Tips


NET Notification

UGC NET 2015 Notification:-

CBSE UGC NET December 2014 Notification:-

Apply online on website:-

Online Form Submission - 15th October, 2014 to 15th November, 2014

Last date for Applying Online & generation of filled Bank Challan for Fee.  - 15th November, 2014

Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of (SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI BANK) - 18th November, 2014

Last date of taking printout of Application Form, Attendance Slip and Admit Card from website - 19th November, 2014

Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (one copy) and Attendance Slip (one copy) at the respective Coordinating Institution opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category certificate(s) - 25th November, 2014

List of Coordinating Institutions

Click Here for more details.

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pz inform me wn the net set aplication form release
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plz inform to me next notification.
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Plz inform next exam date
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net exam date 2014...........infom me
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plzz tell me when csir net exam going to be conducted in 2014? plz inform me the latest notification
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