New Delhi: Do you aspire to pursue career in research and Lectureship in Universities and colleges on social sciences and Humanities Group subjects? You have to appear the UGC NET exam, which is conducted twice in a year. The next year UGC NET exam will be conducted by CBSE on 22 January 2017 (Sunday). The closing date for submission of online application 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.
On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the test on 22 January 2016 at 90 selected NET Examination Cities spread across the country. Yoga is also included as a new subject for UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) Jan 2017 exam.
The correction in particulars of application form on the website can be done from 22 Nov 2016 to 29 Nov 2016. The uploading of Admit Card will commence from 21 December 2016.
Eligibility: Candidates must have secured at least 55% marks 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. For Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ persons with disability(PWD) category candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in Master’s degree or equivalent examination. Interested candidates should visit the official website of UGC NET Jan 2017 for more details on other educational eligibility criteria and other details. https://cbsenet.nic.in/cms/public/home.aspx
Age limit & Relaxation: As per the Information Bulletin of 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, SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants. For Assistant Professor, there is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
Historical Pass Rates: UGC-NET is widely viewed as one of tough competitive tests as the pass rate (% of qualified candidates) remains in the range of 1 – 1.50% for Junior Research Fellowship. As per the Annual Report of UGC 2014-15, in the UGC-NET held in June 2014, the pass/success rate was only 1.29% as only 4,795 candidates were declared eligible out of 3.70 Lakh appeared candidates for Junior Research Fellowship. Meanwhile, in the UGC-NET held in December 2014, the pass rate was 0.88% as a total of 3,702 candidates were declared eligible for Junior Research Fellowship, out of 4.22 lakh appeared candidates for Junior Research Fellowship.
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 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.