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National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2014

  1. Junior Research Fellowship
    Eligibility:
    i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Masters 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/ SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Masters degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

    ii). Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the qualifying Masters 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 PG 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 PhD degree holders whose Masters 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 Masters degree of recognised Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiuweb.org).

    Age Limit (As on 01/12/2014): 28 years

  2. Assistant Professor:
    Eligibility:
    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 PhD Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD 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.

Examination Fee: Rs. 450/- for general candidates, Rs. 225/- for OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in) candidates and Rs. 110/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.

Examination Schedule:

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.)

Important Dates:

  • 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
  • Date of written examination 28-Dec-2014

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