Wednesday, August 16, 2017




1. Submission of online application form 11.08.2017
2. Last date for Applying Online 11.09.2017
3. Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank challan, at any branch of (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank) or through credit/debit card 12.09.2017
4. Correction in Particulars of application form on the website 19th to 25th September, 2017
5. Date of Examination 05.11.2017



 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 (list attached page No. 22 to 48) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects of post graduation attached at page No. 19 to 20) 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 Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant professor 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.14 (on page 12-13), may appear in a related subject. v) Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to CBSE. However 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 UGC/CBSE 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. (



 i) NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
ii) The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
iii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st 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.

i) The candidates may pay the examination fee either by credit/ debit card or through echallan
generated during the online filling of the application form. In case of e-challan the
payment should be made in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank. In case the examination
fee is paid through credit/debit card the additional processing charges as following will also be
debited from the credit/debit card of the candidate.
Credit card: - 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
Debit Card: - 0.75% of examination fee plus the service tax as applicable
ii) After filling all the details for applying online for NET, the candidate will have the
option to select the mode of payment of examination fee either by credit/debit card or through
e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form indicating their details
iii) The candidates are required to check the status of fee payment at CBSE website( and if the status is OKthe candidate will be able to take the printout of Confirmation Page. In case, the fee payment status is not OKthe candidates are advised as following:-
· If the fee is paid through e-challan be depositing cash in above mentioned bank, the
candidate should contact immediately the concerned bank to update his/her fee status on the
· If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the transaction is
cancelled and the amount will be refunded to concerned credit/debit card within a week. Such
candidates have to pay the fee once again.
·Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO
etc. will be rejected. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

This will comprise of following steps:
Step I: The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks in aggregate of all three papers
i.e. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper –III for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and
eligibility for Assistant Professor as given below
Step II: Amongst those candidates who have appeared in all three papers and cleared step I, a
merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the
three papers secured by such candidates.
Step III: The number of slots for eligibility for Assistant Professor only will be equal to the 6%
of the candidates appeared in all three papers of NET. The subject-wise and category-wise
distribution of slots will be calculated by using the similar formula as used for calculation slots
of JRF as mentioned on the next page.
Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET
qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III by using the formula
mentioned below.
Similar formula will be used for OBC/SC/ST category and all the subjects.

It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC/CBSE is final and binding.


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