Good news by UGC for aspiring researchers & assistant professors!
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a notification on 14 July, 2017 stating a change in the qualifying criteria for the UGC-NET exam that will be held this year on 5 November, 2017.
As per the new qualifying criteria, 6% of the total number of candidates who appear for the UGC NET exam, will now be declared qualified and hence would be eligible to be appointed as assistant professors or as Junior Research Fellows (JRF).
Earlier, the rule was the top 15% of candidates in each subject and category, who obtained the minimum required marks in paper-I, paper-II & paper-IIIwould qualify, which resulted that a very low percent of candidates got selected overall. Only 3.99% candidates qualified in the January 2017 UGC-NET, while 4.08% of the total candidates had cleared the July 2016 UGC-NET. This year, since the overall qualifying percentage has been fixed at 6%, this comes as good news for aspiring researchers & assistant professors who will be appearing for the November 2017 UGC NET.
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The official UGC notice released on 14 July, 2017
Meanwhile, the CBSE has released the schedule for the upcoming exam. A detailed notification will be released on 24th July, 2017. Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the UGC-NET that will be conducted by the CBSE: All about UGC NET exam.