CBSE UGC NET 2017 – The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct UGC NET 2017 on behalf of University Grant Commission (UGC) on 22 January 2017. CBSE UGC NET 2017 exam is for the posts of Junior Research Fellowship or eligibility for Assistant Professor or both in Indian University.

Important points to be noticed:

Candidates seeking admission to the CBSE NET 2017 must apply online only on the CBSE official website as per the schedule. Before applying online candidates must ensure their eligibility for the Test.

Examination Fee: Rs 600 for General Candidate; Rs. 300 for OBC & Rs. 150 for SC / ST / PwD. The candidates may pay the examination fee either by credit / debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form.

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Admit Card – will be issued for CBSE National Eligibility Test which will be held on January 22, 2017. Candidates can download CBSE NET admit card through the link provided above.

Important dates:

Event Reschedule Dates
Submission of online application form October 17, 2016
Last date for applying online November 23, 2016
Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan November 24, 2016
Correction in Particulars of application form November 28, 2016 to December 03, 2016
Availability of admit card December 28, 2016
Date of exam January 22, 2017
Answer Keys & OMR Sheet March, 2017
Result May, 2017


CBSE UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have at least 55% marks (50% marks for OBC / SC / ST / PwD) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this CBSE UGC NET Test. 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.

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.

.Age Limit & Relaxation

Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.07.2017. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC / SC / ST / PWD categories and to women applicants. 3 years relaxation is permissible to the candidates possessing LLM Degree. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

NET / SLET / SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the UGC shall be exempted. The candidates who have passed the UGC / CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 01 Dec 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st Dec 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.


Explanation regarding each section is given below.

  • Paper–Ishall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 60 (sixty) multiple choice questions of 2 marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 (fifty). In the event of the candidate attempted more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
  • Paper-IIshall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • Paper–IIIwill consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

All the questions of Paper – II and Paper – III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

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