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 in
Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications,
Electronic Science etc. 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 JRF/Assistant Professor eligibility 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 Commission 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 01.06.2014. 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.
Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions.
|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.)|
|Second||II||100||50 questions all are compulsory||1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)|
|Third||III||150||75 questions all are compulsory||2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)|
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.
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 2 marks.
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.
This will comprise of following steps:
Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor: The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
|General||40 (40%)||40 (40%)||75 (50%)|
|OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/PWD/SC/ST||35 (35%)||35 (35%)||60 (40%)|
Step II: 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.
Step III: 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.
Step IV: 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.
It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC is final and binding.