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UGC NET JRF 2015 Notification and Exam Date

UGC NET JRF 2015 Notification and Exam Date

Application invites for UGC NET JRF 2015 Notification.

UGC NET JRF 2015 Eligibility Criteria:

i) 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 Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / 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.

ii) 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/Assistant Professor eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ 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.

iii) 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.

iv) 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.

v) Candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/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.

vi) 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. ( )

UGC NET JRF 2015 Application Procedure:

The applications will be available from October 15, 2014 on the official website ( The application will be submitted online online and the last date for submitting applications for NET will be November 15, 2014. CBSE will be conducting the UGC NET in 79 subjects at 87 selected NET Coordinating Institutions spread across the country.

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

Until now, University Grants Commission had been holding the National Eligibility Test (NET) twice each year for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.

CBSE has been conducting the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination and All India Pre-Medical Test annually in the past and have the infrastructure to deal with a nationwide examination. UGC will share its resource persons with CBSE in order to set the question papers in 79 subjects. Although CBSE has prior expertise in conducting examination but this will be the first test that it will be conducting for post graduation students, it has so far been conducting the paper only for secondary and school-leaving students.

UGC NET JRF 2015 Important Dates:

UGC NET JRF 2015 Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

Applications registration starts: October 15, 2014

Last Date for Registration: November 15, 2014

Date of Examination 2015: December 28, 2014 (Sunday)

UGC NET 2015 Exam Pattern

=> The Central Board of Secondary Education will be conducting the forthcoming edition, December 2014, of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission on December 28, 2014. Check out the exam pattern for the same.

=> The test, which will be conducted in three phases (one paper in each phase) will comprise of mainly objective type questions in two distinct sessions. As per the information available on UGC’s official website, the first session will comprise of two phases - Paper I and II carrying 100 marks each. Paper I will include 60 questions out of which 50 are to be attempted, whereas Paper II will include 50 questions (all compulsory). The allotted time is 75 minutes per paper.

=> Meanwhile, the second session will comprise of only one paper (Paper III) carrying 150 marks. Paper III will include 75 questions (all compulsory) for which, candidates will be allowed a maximum of 2.5 hours.

=> The questions in Paper I (9:30 am to 10:45 am) will be mostly of general nature, aimed to evaluate the research/teaching aptitude, comprehension, reasoning ability and divergent thinking in the candidates. For each correct answer, the candidate will get two marks.

=> Paper II (10:45 am to 12:00 pm) will include 50 objective type questions - all compulsory - from the subject picked by the candidate. Each correct will earn the candidate two marks. Paper III (1:30pm to 4:00 pm) will include 75 objective type questions (each carrying two marks) from the subject chosen by the candidate. Like Paper II, all questions in this paper are compulsory.

=> The questions in Paper II and III will be designed to cover the entire syllabus, including the electives. The candidates will require marking their answers for questions of all three papers on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided alongside the Test Booklet.


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