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UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) June 2013 Notification

Apr 16, 2013 03:42PM

The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.

The tests are conducted twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is available for five years subject to fulfilment of certain conditions.

The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifying for eligibility for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt for it in their application forms.

Name of the post

  • Lectureship NET: for appointment as Lecturers
  • JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) NET: for appointment as Lecturers and also receive fellowship from UGC

Important Dates for National Eligibility Test (NET) June 2013

  • Last date for Applying Online & generation of filled Bank Challan for Fee: Tuesday; April 30, 2013
  • Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI): Thursday; May 02, 2013
  • Last date of taking printout of Application Form,Attendance Slip and Admit Card from UGC website (www.ugcnetonline.in): Sunday; May 05, 2013
  • Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (one copy) and Attendance Slip (one copy) at the respective Coordinating University opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category certificate(s) ): Wednesday; May 08, 2013
  • Date of Written Test: Sunday; June 30, 2012 

Previous Year Question Papers of UGC NET

Syllabus for UGC NET June 2013

Eligibility Criteria for National Eligibility Test (NET) June 2013

Educational Qualification

  • 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 Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

  • 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/PWD (Persons with disability) 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD category are required to submit attested copy of the category 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 along with 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.

  • Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiuweb.org)

Age Limit (as on 1 June 2012)

  • Lectureship NET: Minimum 19 years, no upper age limit
  • JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) NET: Minimum 19 years; maximum 28 years

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 lectureship:

The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

Session

Paper 

Marks

Duration

First

I

100

1¼ Hours (09.30 am to 10.45 am)

First

II

100

1¼ Hours (10.45 am to 12.00 noon)

Second

III

150

2½ Hours (01.30 pm to 04.00 pm)

The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

Category

                              Minimum Qualifying Marks

Paper - I

Paper - II

Paper III

General

40

40

75 (50 %)

OBC (Non Creamy Layer)

35

35

67.5 (45%) rounded off to 68

PH/ VH/ SC/ ST

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 lectureship 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.

How to Apply for National Eligibility Test (NET) June 2013 (Applications Have to be Submitted Online)

STEPS FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

i)

Candidate seeking admission to the Test (UGC-NET, June,2013) must apply online (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.in OR through a link available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in).
   

ii)

Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the Scanned passport size photograph in JPEG format of less than 300 kb.
   

iii)

After filling all the details for applying online for NET, the computer will automatically generate your ‘Bank Challan’ indicating your details therein A print out of this Bank Challan may be taken by the candidate for payment through cash, on the next working day (after generating the challan from www.ugcnetonline.in) at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI) alongwith bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-
   

iv)

Two days after the payment of fee at SBI through filled Bank Challan, the candidate is required to check the status of fee payment at UGC website ( www.ugcnetonline.in ) and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of online Application Form (one copy), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.
   

v)

SC/ST/PWD candidates and candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer) (as per the Central list of OBC available on website :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 one copy of printout of online application form and one copy of Attendance Slip) along with bank challan and other required documents (as mentioned in item No. 13) must reach the Registrar/Principal of the Coordinating University/College on or before 08.05.2013.
   

viii)

The candidates should retain the print out of online Admission card with them and will bring it on the day of examination after affixing the identical passport size photograph. The photograph must be signed across by the candidate after affixing, so that a part of the signature spreads over the Admit Card. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/ Principal of the College/ class-I Gazetted officer.
   

ix)

It may be noted that no Admission Card will be issued by the respective NET Coordinating Universities/Colleges. Candidates are requested to ascertain their venue of the test/seating arrangement from the website of the respective NET Coordinating University/College and note it in their printout of online Admission Card at least 10 days before the Test, i.e. upto 20th June, 2013.
   

x)

The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card also along with their printout of online Admission Card on the day of examination.
   

xi)

It may be pointed out that noting of seating arrangement/venue of test from the website of respective NET Coordinating Universities/Colleges will be the sole responsibility of candidate only. The NET Coordinating Universities/ Colleges will not inform to the candidate separately regarding the seating arrangement/Venue of Test.
   

xii)

Application received after 08.05.2013 at the NET Coordinating Universities/ Colleges will not be considered.
   

xiii)

Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on UGC website (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.inOR through a link available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in ). Please note that Fee submitted through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
   

xiv)

The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP, JUNE, 2013”.
   

xv)

The candidates must affix their recent identical passport size photographs, at the places indicated, on the printout of Online Application Form and Attendance Slip must sign across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads over the Application Form and Attendance Slip beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/ Principal of the College/Class-I Gazetted Officer.
   

  xvi)

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.

Application Fee: 

The application fees to be paid by SC/ ST/ PH/ VH candidate is Rs 110, for OBC candidate is Rs 225 and for General candidate is Rs 450.

  • Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the following: (i) Scanned passport size photograph in JPEG format of less than 300 kb.
  • Candidate seeking admission to the Test must apply online through a link available on the UGC website: http://ugcnetonline.in/
  • 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.
  • The envelope containing the Application Form should be super scribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP, June 2013”.

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 (one copy) and Attendance Slip (one copy) :-

i)  

Copy of Bank Challan (UGC copy).
   

ii)  

Attested copies of SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD)/ 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.

IMPORTANT:

It may be noted that no Admission Card will be issued by the respective NET Coordinating University/College. Candidates are requested to ascertain their venue of the test/seating arrangement from the website of the respective NET Coordinating University/College and note it in their printout of online Admission Card at least 10 days before the Test, i.e. upto 20th June, 2013

For more information, please visit http://ugcnetonline.in/notification.php

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