NET is a qualifying examination for lecturership and Award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) besides the master degree examination with 55% marks, held by University Grant Commission in the month of June and December. However the candidate can appear in SLET/SET (State Eligibility Test) of their respective state but such candidates are only eligible for getting the job only in their respective state. Generally the advertisement for NET appears in the month of April and October two month prior the examination schedule. Candidates who are eligible may apply online (http://ugcnetonline.in). The details of fees and other information are given in the advertisement. We herewith provide further information in this web portal. There are three papers of this examination one is general to all candidates and other two are for their respective subject (see list http://ugcnetonline.in/subjects.php). We at Vidya Setu provide opportunity for learning and practice for higher score which helps for your inclusion amongst 15% candidates merit list.
i) The Test consists of three papers. All the three papers consist of only objective type questions and held in every December& June (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:
|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.)|
|First||II||100||50 questions all are compulsory||1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)|
|Second||III||150||75 questions all are compulsory||2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 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. 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. The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet are uploaded on UGC website (www.ugcnetonline.in or www.ugc.ac.in) in the last week of November,/May. It may be noted that instructions to candidates will not be sent to the candidate by post.
PROCEDURE & CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF RESULT: 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:
|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 %)|
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. 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.
ABOUT PAPER I Paper I entitled Teaching & Research Aptitude also known as General Paper I is common to all candidates appearing in the NET/SLET/SET examination. It consists below mentioned ten different units is 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. There will be 5 questions two marks each from each unit i.e. total 50 questions (MCQ) and 100 marks. However you will be asked 60 questions of two marks each you have to attempt 50. In case of candidate attempting more than 50 questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated. i.e. the correct answer after 50 will not be consider. So it is advisable: 1. First go through question no 51 to 60. Select such questions on which you are sure forits correct answers. Suppose you are sure for 6 correct answers. 2. Now go through question no 1 to 50 and answer only 44 questions, avoid doubtful 6 answers. 3. Don’t try to attempt more than 50 questions unless you are sure for each correct answer. 4. There is no negative marking system. 5. You will get 1.5 minutes per question, but selection of best 50 out of 60 will have only 1.25 minutes per questions.