LAST DATE TO APPLY ONLINE - 25-OCT-2011
EXAM DATE - 24-DEC-2011
The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 24th December 2011 (SATURDAY) 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 subjects (listed under item no. 9) at 74 (Seventy four) selected University Centres (listed under Item no. 10) spread across the country.
For complete details, visit - http://www.ugcnetonline.in/
3) CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY :
i) 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 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 are eligible for this Test.
ii) Candidates 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.
iii) The 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.
iv) Candidates 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.
v) Candidates 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.
vi) Candidates 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/)
4) AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION :
i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.12.2011. 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.
ii) Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for applying for lectureship eligibility.
5) EXEMPTION (ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP) :
i) NET/SLET/SET 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) The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
iii) 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 SET.
6) EXAMINATION FEE AND MODE OF PAYMENT :
For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website : http://www.ncbc.nic.in/ ), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PH/VH candidates, it is Rs. 110/-. The candidate is expected to fill the Bank Challan Form in triplicate (Bank Copy, UGC Copy & Candidate’s Copy) as given in the Notification. All the three copies of the Challan Form have to be submitted in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-. The bank will retain one copy and return two copies of the challan to the candidate. The candidate has to attach the UGC copy of the challan with the printout of online Application Form which he/she has to submit to the Registrar of UGC-NET Centre opted by the candidate.
Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be rejected. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
7) SCHEME AND DATE OF TEST :
i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will be held on 24th December 2011 (SATURDAY) in two separate sessions as under:
Session Paper Marks Duration
First I 100 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First II 100 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second III 200 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.
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 http://www.ugc.ac.in/.
CATEGORY MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS
PAPER - I PAPER - II PAPER - I + PAPER - II
GENERAL 40 40 100 (50 %)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) /PH/VH 35 35 90 (45 %)
SC/ST 35 35 80 (40 %)
The minimum qualifying criteria for award of JRF is as follows:
CATEGORY MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS
PAPER - I PAPER - II PAPER - I + PAPER - II PAPER - III
GENERAL 40 40 100 (50 %) 100 (50 %)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) /PH/VH 35 35 90 (45 %) 90 (45 %)
SC/ST 35 35 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 http://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.
8) IMPORTANT :
i) The national level Test for determining the eligibility of candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship/Lectureship in science subjects (Chemical Sciences; Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physical Sciences) is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The candidates in these science subjects, desirous of availing UGC-JRF or obtaining eligibility for Lectureship in these subjects are advised to appear in the Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship conducted by CSIR.
ii) The UGC-NET for JRF/eligibility for Lectureship will be held at the University Test Centres specified in the list under item No. 10. PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGE OF CENTRE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
9) SUBJECTS :
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
73 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).
10) TEST CENTRES :
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 Maharishi 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 Awadhesh 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 Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak – 124001.
73 Punjabi University, Patiala – 147002.
74 University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore – 570005.
11) HOW TO APPLY (APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE) :
1) STEPS FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
i) The candidates are required to download the Bank Challan Performa from the UGC website OR take photocopy from the UGC-NET Notification published in the Employment News and then deposit the requisite test fee in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-.
ii) Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the following : (i) Scanned passport (pp) size photograph in JPEG format of less than 300 kb, (ii) Copy of Bank Challan (fee receipt).
iii) Candidate seeking admission to the Test must apply online (i.e. http://www.ugcnetonline.in/ OR through a link available on the UGC website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/).
iv) After successful submission, the candidate should take printout of online Application Form (two copies), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.
v) SC/ST/PH/VH candidates and candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer) (as per the Central list of OBC available on website : http://www.ncbc.nic.in/) must enclose the attested copy of certificate for the same.
vi) Candidates seeking age relaxation must enclose the certificate of educational qualification/research experience entitling the candidates for age relaxation. (for details, please see item no. 4).
vii) The Application (consisting of two copies of printout of online application form, one copy of Attendance Slip and one copy of Admission Card) alongwith required documents (as mentioned in item No. 13) must reach the Registrar of the University (UGC Test Centre) on or before 31.10.2011.
viii) Application received after 31.10.2011 at the Test Centre will be rejected.
ix) Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on UGC website and to be published in the Employment News. Please note that Fee submitted through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
x) The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP, DECEMBER 2011”.
xi) The candidates must affix their recent identical passport size photographs, at the places indicated, on the printout of Online Application Form and must sign across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads over the Application Form beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/Principal of the College/Class-I Gazetted Officer.
xii) In order to avoid last minute rush, the candidates are advised to apply early enough. UGC will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature in submission of online application during last days.
12) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
i) The candidates must read the conditions of eligibility as given at item no. 3 carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the Test before filling the online application and submitting the printout of Online Application Forms.
ii) Candidates will be issued the Admission Card by the respective Test Centres after allotment of test venue. Candidates should note that their candidature is strictly provisional. The mere fact that Admission Card has been issued to any candidate shall not imply that the Commission has finally accepted his/her candidature.
iii) UGC may change the centre(s) or date of examination without assigning any reason.
iv) Applications received after the last date will not be entertained.
v) No TA will be paid to the candidates.
vi) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.
vii) The decision of the Commission shall be final in all matters.
viii) All legal disputes pertaining to this Test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.
ix) Candidates should correspond only with their respective Test centres for Admission Card or any other relevant information. UGC will not entertain any requests/queries in this regard.
x) The use of calculators or Log Tables is not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers and electronic devices etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/Room.
xi) A candidate who does not appear in paper-I, will not be permitted to appear in paper-II and paper-III.
xii) Candidates will not be allowed to write any question from the Test Booklet on the Admission Card or on any other paper.
xiii) Those candidates who do not receive their Admission Card (Roll Number) after allotment of the Venue of Test by the Co-ordinator of the respective Centre for appearing in the UGC-NET till 19th December 2011, are advised to contact the office of Registrar/Co-ordinator of their UGC-NET Centres from 20th to 23rd December 2011, with the copy of Admission Card (Provisional) and two identical passport-size photographs duly attested by a gazetted officer. No Admission Card (Roll Number) will be issued on the day of the Test (i.e. 24th December 2011). UGC will not be responsible for any delay/non-receipt of the Admission card.
Those candidates who have received the Admission Card (Roll Number) from the Test Centre without mentioning venue of Test ( or venue of Test is not clear) are advised to immediately contact the office of Registrar/Co-ordinator of their UGC-NET Centre well in advance before the date of examination (i.e. 24-12-2011).
xiv) The descriptive paper, i.e., Paper-III of language subjects must be answered in the concerned language only.
xv) Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended and photographs pasted by them in all the places, viz. in their Application Form, Attendance Slip and Admission Card should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind.
xvi) The candidates in their own interest are requested to retain a photocopy of the Application Form, Admission Card and Attendance Slip for record.
xvii) Applications submitted on any other format (including old UGC format) will not be accepted.
xviii) Printout of online application sent directly to the UGC will not be accepted.
xix) Applications received after the last date (i.e. 31.10.2011) at the test centre will not be accepted.
xx) Submission of Online Application is mandatory. Hard copies submitted to the Test Centre without online submission, will not be accepted.
xxi) Application Form must be completed in all respect as per the Notification.
xxii) All incomplete Application Forms will be rejected.
xxiii) UGC will not issue any mark sheet to qualified/non qualified candidates. There is no provision for re-evaluation of papers.
13) ENCLOSURES TO BE SENT WITH THE APPLICATION
The candidates should send the following documents with printout on separate A-4 size papers of their online Application Form (two copies), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) :-
i) Copy of Bank Challan (UGC copy).
ii) Attested copies of SC/ST/Visually Handicapped/Physically Handicapped/ OBC (Non creamy layer) certificates, in case applicable.
iii) Certificate of educational qualification/research experience, in case applicable, entitling the candidate for age relaxation, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.
iv) Two self addressed unstamped envelopes of 10” X 4” size.
14) CHECK LIST FOR FILLING THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
The candidates are advised to ensure the following points before filling the Online Application Forms:
i) Whether they fulfil the eligibility conditions for the Test as prescribed under the heading ‘CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY’ and ‘AGE LIMIT’.
ii) That they have filled their CATEGORY, viz., GEN/SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer), in the relevant column correctly.
iii) That they have filled their subject and Test Centre in the relevant column correctly.
iv) That the VH/PH candidates have filled the relevant column in the Online Application Form. Only VH/PH candidates have to fill this column and the others have to leave it blank.
v) Whether they have signed the printout of Online Application Form Admission Card and Attendance Slip.
vi) Whether they have enclosed the required documents with the Application Form before submission at the Test Centre.
vii) Whether they have kept a copy of the submitted documents for their own record.
15) The list of States/union territories along with their respective codes are given below:
Andhra Pradesh(01), Arunachal Pradesh(02), Assam(03), Bihar(04), Delhi(05), Goa(06), Gujarat(07), Haryana(08), Himachal Pradesh(09), Jammu & Kashmir(10), Karnataka(11), Kerala(12), Madhya Pradesh(13), Maharashtra(14), Manipur(15), Meghalaya(16), Mizoram(17), Nagaland(18), Orissa(19), Punjab(20), Rajasthan(21), Sikkim(22), Tamil Nadu(23), Tripura(24), Uttar Pradesh(25), West Bengal(26), Andaman & Nicobar Islands(27), Dadra & Nagar Havelli(28), Daman & Diu(29), Lakshadweep(30), Pondicherry(31), Chhattisgarh(32), Jharkhand(33), Uttarakhand(34), Chandigarh(35).
16) University Grants Commission shall not be responsible for any printing error(s) in this Notification.