UGC NET -( National eligibility Test) is conducted to check the eligibility for college/University level lectureship and this is used for giving awards to the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals.NET qualified Candidates would be selected as the employees in Public Sector undertakings. Gateway Academy offers UGC NET Coaching in CS/ECE/MATHS Subjects.
The eligibility for this Test is at least 55% marks in Master's Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Computer Science, Electronics and Humanities etc. For Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with disability (PWD) category the eligibility is at least 50% marks in Master's degree or equivalent examinations.
Candidates who have passed out or the candidates who are in the last semester of Master's degree and whose result is awaited may also apply for the Test. The condition is that such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required criteria. Provisional admission will be given and candidate shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Lectureship eligibility after they have passed their Master's degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD). Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation & related subject only.
It is mandatory for the candidates who come under SC/OBC/ST have to submit attested copy of the category Certificate. In case of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission, their admission will be canceled and they will be liable for legal action.
UGC conducts NET twice a year, i.e., in the months of June and December. The notifications announcing the June and December examinations are published in the months of March and September respectively in the Employment News.
The Test is held on last Sunday of June and December every year.
It consist 60 objective type questions of Reasoning, Comprehension, Divergent Thinking, Teaching Aptitude, Research Methodology and general awareness. Each question is of two marks each and candidate will have to give answers of only 50 questions out of 60. In case, candidate attempt more than fifty questions then the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be considered.
1st Paper is Compulsory & qualifying in nature only.
shall consist of 50 objective questions related to the optional subject selected by the candidate. Each question is of 2 marks. All questions of this paper are compulsory.
It consist of 75 questions related to the subject selected by the candidate. Each question is of 2 marks. All questions of this paper are compulsory. The candidates have to mark answers on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet. In the last week of May and November, UGC website (www.ugcnetonline.in or www.ugc.ac.in) upload the instructions how to fill OMR sheet.
Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for lectureship: The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
|CATEGORY||Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained|
|PAPER – I||PAPER – II||PAPER – III|
|GENERAL||40 (40%)||40 (40%)||75 (50 %)|
|OBC(Non-creamy layer)||35 (35%)||35 (35%)||67.5 (45 %) rounded off to 68|
|PWD/SC/ST||35 (35%)||35 (35%)||60 (40 %)|
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.
Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for lectureship only.
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.
ii) For Persons with Disability (Visually Challenged candidates) thirty minutes extra time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutes extra time shall be provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate.
iii) Syllabus of Test: All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.
Eligibility for Lectureship
Clearing of NET confers eligibility for lectureship upon Indian nationals, i.e. the NET qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer in all Indian universities/Institutes/colleges.
Junior Research Fellowship
The candidates who qualify the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination of UGC/CSIR NET are also eligible for the post of lectureship. In addition they are also eligible to receive Fellowships (UGC/CSIR) under various schemes subject to the candidates finding their placement in the universities/IITs/other national organizations. The validity of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF award letter.