CBSE releases detailed notification for UGC NET 2017
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the official information bulletin for UGC NET 2017 exam today. The information bulletin has all the essential information about the eligibility requirement, application process, and exemption eligibility. The application process for UGC NET 2017 exam will begin from August 11, 2017 and end on September 11, 2017. Candidates willing to apply for the NET exam must apply before the last date to avoid any last minute problems. The last date to submit application fee is September 12, 2017. Candidates would be allowed to correct particulars in their application form from September 19 to September 25, 2017.
The admit card for successful applicants would be available on the official website in the third week of October. The NET exam will be conducted across 91 cities in India. The exam will be conducted for 84 subjects. The exam pattern remains the same, however the shortlisting criteria has been changed. Instead of the top 15% candidates,only top 6% candidates would be considered qualified in NET.
Eligibility criteria for NET 2017
- Candidate must have obtained minimum 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master's degree.
- Candidates in the final year Master's degree can also apply.
There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professors, however, for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) the upper age limit is 28 years as on November 1, 2017. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST/PwD categories and to women applicants. The detailed relaxation norms are available in the official information guide.
The exam fee for general category candidates is Rs 1000, for OBC is Rs 500 and for reserved classes is Rs 250.
The UGC will conduct the exam in three sessions on November 5 in which the candidates have to score at least 40 per cent (35 for reserved categories) in order to be clear the paper and be eligible for further rounds.
The first two sessions will be for 1 hour and 15 minutes and will contain 50 questions with a total weightage of 100 marks. They will take place from 9.30 am to 10.45 am. The third session will be 2 and half hours long and will contain 75 questions with a total weightage of 150 marks. This session will be conducted from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.