NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) –
National Education Test is a national level entrance exam conducted in India for postgraduates who either wants to apply
- For PhD.
- University Level teaching jobs.
BODIES ADMINISTERING THESE EXAMS – Bodies which conducts and administers these exams are-
- For Humanities and Art Discipline- UGC ( University Grant Commission)
- For Science and engineering discipline it is jointly conducted by
ü CSIR ( Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
ü UGC (University Grant Commission)
- Candidates who have secured atleat 55 % marks in their masters degree from a university recognized by UGC in Humanities, Social Science, Computer Science , Electronics etc.
- For SC/ST – Candidates who have secured 50% marks in their master’s degree from a university recognized by UGC.
- Candidates who are in the final year of post graduation may also appear for this test but they will be only edible for JRF/ Lectureship once they will fulfill the above criteria
Candidates who are exempted from this exam-
- NET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities, however a candidate who has been awarded PhD. In accordance with the University Grant Commission (Minimum Standard and Procedure for Award of PhD degree), regulations, 2009 will be accepted from this exam.
- Candidates who have passed UGC-NET prior to 1989 shall also be exempted from this exam.
- 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.
How To Apply-
To apply for UGC- NET applicants have to visit their website fill an online form –
Syllabus For the Exam–
There will be one general papare which will test-
- Teaching and Research Aptitude ( Paper 1) – Objective Type
It would be a test of General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.
Number of Questions-60, Compulsory to attempt- 50
Total Marks- 100
Time Duration- 1.5 Hrs
- Subject Knowledge ( Paper 11)- Objective Type
Number of Questions- 50, Compulsory to attempt- 50
- Subject Knowledge (Paper-111)- Objective Type
It would be test of more confined and in depth knowledge of specialization in your particular subject stream.
Number of questions-75, Compulsory to attempt- 75
Total Marks -150
Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for lectureship:
Important dates of commencement of exam-
- 30 December 2012