New Delhi: On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 22 January 2017 (Sunday) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges. CBSE will conduct NET in 84 subjects at 90 selected NET Examination Cities spread across the country. Now, CBSE has notified the detailed advertisement and examination details while earlier it had notified only the exam date only.
Key Dates: Online application form submission commences from 17 October 2016 while the closing date for applying online is 16 November 2016. Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of (SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI/HDFC BANK) is 17 Nov 2016. Date of Examination is on 22 Jan 2017.
Eligibility: 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. For details on other educational eligibility criteria and other details, candidates are advised to visit the Information Bulletin of NET –UGC Jan 2017. The official website of UGC-NET Jan 2017 is given below:
Age limit & Relaxation: As per the notification UGC-NET Jan 2017, for Junior Research Fellowship, candidates should be not more than 28 years as on 01.01.2017. A relaxation up to 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. For Assistant Professor, there is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.
Yoga is also included as a new subject for UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) Jan 2017 exam. The details on the exam schedule has been also released by CBSE.