About UGC NET Exam


The National Eligibility Test (NET), also called as CBSE NET or UGC NET, is an exam to ascertain eligibility for university and college level lectureship and for Indian nationals for the award of JRF Junior Research Fellowship. It intends to make sure minimum standards for the applicants in teaching and research.The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct NET at 91 chosen NET Examination Cities spread across the nation in 84 topics. 

What is eligibility for NET?

Applicants who have obtained more than 55% scores without rounding off in Master’s Degree from institutions and universities recognized by UGC are entitled for giving the examination. For Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/Visually Handicapped (VH) /Physically Handicapped (PH) category applicants’ minimumentitlementnormsis 50 percent without rounding off.

Applicants who have appeared or may appear at the final year (Master’s degree) exam and whose result is still expectedor candidates whose qualifying exams have been postponed can evengo for UGC NET Examination. But, these candidates will be permitted conditionallySuch applicants shall be entitled to qualify the UGC NET examination only after they have cleared their Master’s degree exam with minimum 55 percent marks and 50 percent marks in case of VH/PH/ST/SC category aspirants. These candidates are asked to complete their Post-Graduation degree exam within 2 years from the date of NET results with required scores, else such candidate may get debarred.  

Candidates with Ph.D. degrees whose Master’s level exam had been finished by 19th September, 1991 (regardlessof date of announcementof result) shall be entitledfor a restof 5 percent in totalscores (i.e., from 55 percent to 50 percent) to appear in NET exam.

What will be the Paper Structure for UGC NET Exam.

Candidates requesting concession in fees are needed to submit testified copies of their OBC(Non-creamy layer)/VH/PH/ST/SC certificates together with online printout of their Submission Forms taken when applying on-line. Other applicantsare not expected to submit any documents/certificates in support of their entitlement along with printout of their Application Forms. Hence, the applicants, in their own awarenessshould convince themselves about their entitlement for the Exam. In the event of any disqualification being noticed by the Commission at any time, their applicationwill be annulled and they will be liable for lawful action.

What is the age limit for UGC NET Exam 

Applicants are notified o appear in the topicof their post-graduation only. The applicants whose post-graduation topic is not included in the subject lists can appear in a related topic.Sixty (60) various range questions of 2 marks each will be presented, out of which the applicantis expected to solve any fifty (50). In case the applicant attempts beyond 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the applicant would be assessed.

About UGC NET Exam Online

According to the press-statement by Indian Government, the Exam of CBSE UGC NET may come under the hat of National Testing Agency (NTA). Later, the examination can be done two times annually and it will be done in an online method rather than offline mode.

The aspirants who clear the NET exam successfully would be qualified for well-paid employment in public sector undertakings (PSUs) as announced in 2013 by University Grants Commission (UGC). PSUs may use UGC-NET marks for the employment process of the positions of managers in their organizations in fields such as Research and development, science, finance, HR, management, and corporate communications. This action taken by the UGC might even increase the number of aspirants undertaking the UGC-NET exam that has observed a slow decline in current years.

The organizing body of UGC NET, i.e. CBSE, announced the results for the November 2017 Examination on the authorized website As compared to last years, the results came a little before.

CBSE declared to do the next UGC NET Examination on 8th July 2018. Anoverall of 4,09,439 males, 5,19,557 females and 3 transgender applicantsapparently signed up for the examination last year that was held in 1,700 centres and 91 cities on 5th November 2017. The results for the same was announcedon 2nd Jan 2018. The UGC NET Examination is likelyto be done once in a year since 2018.

The part of CBSE is just up to the conduction of NET Exam and announcement of result. The e-certificates to shortlisted candidates are allottedby UGC- NET Department. Hence the applicants declared competent in NET are notified to communicate Head, UGC NETDepartment, Delhi University, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi, Pin Code-110021, Contactnumbers. (011-24115416,24116316, 24115419).  

It is declared that CBSE will carry out the next UGC-NET for Eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship on Sunday 8th of July, 2018. The applicants who desires to appear in the exam can view the complete notice on the website The applicants can apply online from 6th of March, 2018. The last date for online application is 12th April, 2018 and up to 13th April, 2018 fees can be paid.  At the time of form submission of application for UGC - NET the CBSE has chosen to use Aadhaar authentication for the candidates. The applicants can view the complete notification in this regard.