National Eligibility Test
The University Grants Commission (UGC) which is also the National Educational Testing Bureau of University conducts this test called NET. The National Eligibility test (NET) exam is for determining the eligibility for the award of Junior research Fellowship (JRF) and lectureship for the Indian nationals.
Groups and Topics of NET
This exam is maintaining or ensuring a standard for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. This test is conducted in
1. Humanities (including languages)
3. Forensic Sciences
5. Environmental Sciences and
6. Electronic Science
The Council of Scientific Research (CSIR) is the administrating body for conducting the UGC-CSIR NET for the other subjects of Science jointly with the UGC. Subjects includes
1. Life Sciences
2. Physical Science
3. Chemical Science
5. Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences
The exam for the Junior Research Fellowship is being conducted since the year 1984. In 22nd July 1988, Government of India entrusted the task of conducting the eligibility test for the lectureship in UGC. After that UGC conducted the first NET (National Eligibility Test) exam which is common for both the junior research Fellowship and also for lectureship in two parts. The exam was conducted on December 1989 and March 1990 respectively.
This exam is conducted twice a year in the months of June and December. The candidates who desire to pursue their research or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) are available for five years with certain conditions to fulfill. UGC has allocated a specific number of fellowships to the universities which are for the candidates who qualify for the JRF test. JRF’s are mainly awarded to the meritorious students from the candidates who are qualifying for the eligibility for the lectureship in NET. Junior research fellowship award are only available to those candidates who selects it in their application forms.
Subjects with their respective codes:-
|00||General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)|
|01||Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics|
|11||Defence and Strategic Studies|
|17||Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)|
|39||French (French Version)|
|French (English Version)|
|46||Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.|
|49||Arab Culture and Islamic Studies|
|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 Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre|
|66||Museology & Conservation|
|70||Tribal and Regional Language/Literature|
|73||Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).|
|79||Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)|
|81||Social Medicine & Community Health|
|87||Computer Science and Applications|
|90||Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.|
|92||Human Rights and Duties|
|93||Tourism Administration and Management.|
NET exam question pattern:-
1.The MCQ test paper of each subject carries maximum marks of 200.
2.This exam is conducted for the duration of three hours.
3. Question papers are divided into three parts:-
a. Section A is common to all subjects where maximum 20 question of General Aptitude are asked. Candidates are required to give the answer of 15 question carrying 2 marks each. So the total mark allocated in this section is 3 out of 200.
b. In the Section B subject related conventional MCQ’s are asked. Total marks allocated for this section is 70 out of 200. Maximum number of questions to be answered in this section comes in the range of 20-35.
c. Section C consists of higher value questions which tests the concepts of candidate’s scientific knowledge or the application of the scientific knowledge. In this section some problems are to be solved using the scientific knowledge. Total marks allocated for this section is 100 out of 200.
d. Negative marks for each wrong answer.
To download the Question paper of NET 2008, June June
To download the Question paper of NET 2008, December December