CSIR-UGC NET - Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
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1. The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 26th June 2011 (Sunday) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship
in Indian universities and colleges. UGC will conduct NET in 78(seventy
eight including ‘Bodo’ as a new subject) subjects (listed under item
no. 9) at 74 (Seventy four) selected University Centres (listed under
Item no. 10) spread across the country.
result of the UGC-NET held on 26th December 2010 and the one to be held
on 26th June 2011 will be made available on the UGC websites: http://www.ugc.ac.in/ and www.ugcnetonline.in
and shall also be published in the Employment News as and when it is
declared. The candidates will not be individually intimated about their
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 lectureship. 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 will depend on the
performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the
candidates qualifying exclusively for lectureship will not be considered
for award of JRF. Candidates appearing in NET should clearly specify in
the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF
& eligibility for Lectureship OR only for eligibility for
Lectureship. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for
Lectureship will be governed by the rules and regulations for
recruitment of lecturers of the concerned universities/colleges/state
governments, as the case may be.
Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/Physically
Handicapped (PH) / Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-creamy layer), as
per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National
Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website : www.ncbc.nic.in, candidates will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the Commission.
2. Junior Research Fellowship: Candidates
qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible
to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their
finding placement in universities/IITs/institutions. The validity period
of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter.
However, in case the candidates who already have joined M.Phil/Ph.D.,
the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of
declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.
i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the
three papers will be held on 26th June 2011 in two separate sessions
||1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M.
to 10.45 A.M.)
||1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M.
to 12.00 NOON)
||2½ Hours (01.30 P.M.
to 04.00 P.M.)|
Paper-I 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. UGC has decided to provide choice to the candidates from the December 2009 UGC-NET onwards. 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 questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each of these papers will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory objective type questions of two marks each.
The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I and Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be sent to the candidate along with the Admit Card.
Paper-III will consist of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by the candidate. The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the space provided in the Test Booklet. The structure of Paper-III has been revised from June 2010 UGC-NET and is available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in.
Paper-III will be evaluated only for those candidates who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II, as per the table given in the following:
|PAPER - I
||PAPER - II
||PAPER - I + PAPER
||100 (50 %)
|| 90 (45 %)
||80 (40 %)|
The minimum qualifying criteria for award of JRF is as
|PAPER - I
||PAPER - II
||PAPER - I + PAPER
||PAPER - III
||100 (50 %)
||100 (50 %)
|| 90 (45 %)
||90 (45 %)
||80 (40 %)
||80 (40 %)|
However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.
ii) For Visually Handicapped (VH) 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. Those Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Co-ordinator of the test centre. Extra time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Physically Handicapped candidates.
iii) Syllabus of Test: 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.
iv) In Paper III, candidate has the option to answer either in Hindi or in English in all subjects except the languages where the candidate is required to write in the concerned language only. In case of Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science and Environmental Sciences, the question papers have to be answered in English only.
v) In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.
Conditions of Eligibility:
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
Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc.
are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe
(ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category
candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in
Master’s degree or equivalent examination is eligible for this Test.
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/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s
degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in
case of SC/ST/PH/VH 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.
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.
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.
seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of their
OBC(Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PH/VH 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 alongwith 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.
with post-graduate diploma/certificate course(s), should in their own
interest, ascertain the equivalence of their course(s) with Master’s
degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian
Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (http://www.aiuweb.org/)
Age Limit & Relaxation:
1. Junior Research Fellowship:
Not more than 28 years as on 01.06.2011. A relaxation upto 5 years is
provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH 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.
2. Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for applying for lectureship eligibility.
Exemption (Eligibility for Lectureship):
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 Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University
Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D.
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) For SET Candidates:
The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET)
accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June
2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for
Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards,
the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer
only in the universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where
they have cleared their SE
The Test Centres with their respective codes are given below. Printout of Online Application Form should be addressed to the Registrar of the respective University Test Centres. However, candidates desirous of appearing at the Centre Code No. 65 shall address their Application Forms to the Principal of the College.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGE OF CENTRE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
LIST OF NET CENTRES
Centre Code Name of the Centre
01 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202 002.
02 University of Allahabad, Allahabad – 211 002.
03 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003.
04 Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar – 791 111.
05 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005.
06 Bangalore University, Bangalore – 560 056.
07 M.P. Bhoj Open University, Raja Bhoj Marg, Bhopal – 462016.
08 Berhampur University, Berhampur – 760 007.
09 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046.
10 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli – 620 024.
11 University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713 104.
12 University of Calcutta, Kolkata – 700 073.
13 University of Calicut, Kozhikode – 673 635.
14 Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut – 250 005.
15 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur – 208 024.
16 Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi – 682 022.
17 Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110 025.
18 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya , Indore – 452 001.
19 Dr. B. S. A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad – 431 004.
20 Gauhati University, Guwahati – 781 014.
21 Goa University, Goa – 403 203.
22 Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur–273 009.
23 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad – 380 009.
24 Gulbarga University, Gulbarga – 585 106.
25 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – 143 005.
26 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla – 171 005.
27 University of Jammu, Jammu (Tawi) – 180 006.
28 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur – 342 001.
29 Jiwaji University, Gwalior – 474 011.
30 Karnatak University, Dharwad – 580 003.
31 University of Kashmir, Srinagar – 190 006.
32 University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 034.
33 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 132 119.
34 University of Lucknow, Lucknow – 226 007.
35 M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390 002.
36 University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005.
37 Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai – 625 021.
38 Mangalore University, Mangalore – 574 199.
39 Manipur University, Imphal – 795 003.
40 Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur – 313 001.
41 University of Mumbai, Dr. S.D. Sharma Bhavan, Vidyanagri, Kalina Santacruz (E) Mumbai – 400 098.
42 Nagarjuna University, Guntur – 522 510.
43 Nagpur University, Nagpur – 440 001.
44 North Bengal University, Darjeeling – 734 430.
45 North Eastern Hill University, Shillong – 793 022.
46 Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500 007.
47 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur – 492 010.
48 Panjab University, Chandigarh – 160 014.
49 Patna University, Patna – 800 005.
50 University of Pune, Pune – 411 007.
51 University of Rajasthan, Jaipur – 302 004.
52 Ranchi University, Ranchi – 834 008.
53 Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482 001.
54 H.N. Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar-246 174
55 Sambalpur University, Sambalpur – 768 019.
56 Saurashtra University, Rajkot – 360 005.
57 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – 517 502.
58 Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur – 812 007.
59 Tripura University, Agartala – 799 004.
60 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar – 751 004.
61 Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra – 282 004.
62 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer – 305 009.
63 Mizoram University, Mizoram, Post Box No.190, Aizawl –796012.
64 Nagaland University, P.B.341, Lumani, Kohima –797 001.
65 Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair – 744 104.
66 Dr. Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa – 486 003.
67 Assam University, Silchar – 788 011. (Assam)
68 Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh – 786 004.
69 Sikkim University, 6th Mile, Samdur, P.O. Tadong-737 102. (Gangtok, Sikkim)
70 Tezpur University, Tezpur – 784 028.
71 Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
72 Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak – 124001.
73 Punjabi University, Patiala – 147002.
74 University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore – 570005.
The list of NET subjects along with their respective codes is as given below:
Subject Code Name of the Subject
02 Political Science
10 Social Work
11 Defence and Strategic Studies
12 Home Science
14 Public Administration
15 Population Studies*
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education
47 Physical Education
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50. Indian Culture
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
59 Library and Information Science
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62 Comparative Study of Religions
63 Mass Communication and Journalism
65 Performing Arts – Dance/Drama/Theatre
66 Museology & Conservation
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71 Folk Literature
72 Comparative Literature
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/
Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimamsa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/
Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/
Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta)
74 Women Studies
79 Visual Arts (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/ Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)
81 Social Medicine & Community Health
82 Forensic Science
87 Computer Science and Applications
88 Electronic Science
89 Environmental Sciences
90 International and Area Studies
92 Human Rights and Duties
93 Tourism Administration and Management
The candidates with Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization
in Population Studies) or Mathematics/Statistics are also eligible to
appear in the subject “Population Studies”(Code 15).