University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
UGC stands for University Grant Commission. It is a statutory organisation set up by the union government in 1956. Its headquarters are in New Delhi, and six regional centres in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore.UGC was formally inaugurated by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Minister of Education, Natural Resources and Scientific Research on 28 December 1953.Current chairpersons of UGC is Prof. Ved Prakash.
UGC, along with CSIR currently conducts NET for appointments of teachers in colleges and universities. It has made NET qualification mandatory for teaching at Graduation level and at Post Graduation level since July 2009. However, those with Ph.D are given five percent relaxation. UGC-NET exam consist of multiple subjects.The list of NET subjects along with their respective codes is as given below:
|Subject Code||Name of the Subject|
|11||Defence and Strategic Studies|
|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 Arts – Dance/Drama/Theatre|
|66||Museology & Conservation|
|70||Tribal and Regional Language/Literature|
|73||Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimamsa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta)|
|74||Women Studies **|
|79||Visual Arts (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/ Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)|
|81||Social Medicine & Community Health|
|87||Computer Science and Applications|
|90||International and Area Studies|
|92||Human Rights and Duties|
|93||Tourism Administration and Management|
How To Apply
Candidates can apply online for the UGC-NET exam. Following steps must be followed for the application to be filled.
1.Candidate seeking admission to the Test (UGC-NET, June, 2014) must apply online (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.in OR through a link available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in ).
2.Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the Scanned passport size photograph in JPEG format of less than 300 kb.
3.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.40/-
4. 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.
5.Candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer) (as per the Central list of OBC available on website : www.ncbc.nic.in )/SC/ST/PWD must enclose the attested copy of certificate for the same.
6.Candidates seeking age relaxation must enclose the certificate of educational qualification/research experience entitling the candidates for age relaxation. (for details, please see ‘Age Limit & Relaxation’ under item no. 4).
7.The Application (consisting of one copy of printout of online application form and one copy of Attendance Slip) along with Bank Challan (in original) and other required documents (as mentioned in item No. 13) must reach the Registrar/Principal of the Coordinating Institution on or before 15.05.2014.
8.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.
9. It may be noted that no Admission Card will be issued by the respective NET Coordinating Institutions. Candidates are requested to ascertain their venue of the test/seating arrangement from the website of the respective NET Coordinating Institution and note it in their printout of online Admission Card at least 10 days before the Test.
10. The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card also along with their printout of online Admission Card on the day of examination.
11.It may be pointed out that noting of seating arrangement/venue of test from the website of respective NET Coordinating Institutions will be the sole responsibility of candidate only. The NET Coordinating Institutions will not inform to the candidate separately regarding the seating arrangement/Venue of Test.
12. Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on UGC website (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.in OR 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.
13.The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR,”.
14.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.
15. 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.
Paper Pattern/ Scheme of Examination:
The paper of the UGC NET is conducted in two sessions and it has a total of three papers to be qualified in the given time frame.
Paper I: This paper consists of general knowledge based objective type questions basically covering the following topics under it:
1. Teaching Aptitude
2. Research Aptitude
3. Reading Comprehension
4. Logical Reasoning
5. Mathematical Reasoning
6. Data Interpretation
7. Information and Communication Technology
9. Current Affairs related to the subject and
10. Higher Education System- Governance, Polity and Administration etc
Total Number of Questions: 60
Number of Questions to be attempted: First 50 will be evaluated
Total Marks Allotted: 100
Time Allotted: 1&1/4 Hours
Objective type multiple choice based questions from the subject selected for exam. The candidates should attempt all the questions.
Number of Questions: 50
Duration of Exam: 1and ¼ Hours
Total Marks Allotted: 100
The session II consists of the third and the last paper. This consists of objective type questions from the subject selected for exam by the applicants.
Total Number of Questions: 75
Total Marks Allotted: 150
Duration of Exam: 2 and half Hours
The candidates will not be penalized for the wrong answers hence, they can attempt as number of questions as they feel like.
Result for the exam conducted in June will comes in the month of November and the result for the exam conducted in month of December will come in the month of may.
Cut off Marks for each paper-
For general category- Paper I: 40%; Paper II: 40% & Paper III: 50%
For OBC/ PWD/SC/ST category- Paper I: 35%; Paper II: 35% & Paper III: 40%