NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) "DECEMBER 2014"
CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education
announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 28th Dec 2014
(SUNDAY) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility
for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for
Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. CBSE will conduct
NET in 79 subjects at 89 selected NET Coordinating Institutions spread across
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. 17 to 41) in
Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &
Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects of post graduation
attached at page No. 42 to 43) 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.
(i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years
as on 01.12.2014. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates
belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on
website: www.ncbc.nic.in )/SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants.
Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience,
limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of
post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a
certificate from appropriate authority. Three years’ relaxation in age will be
permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on
the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.
(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for
eligibility for Assistant Professor.
SCHEME AND DATE OF TEST :
i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist
of only objective type questions and will be held on 28th Dec, 2014 (SUNDAY) in
two separate sessions as under:
||Number of Question
||60 out of which 50 question to be attempted
||1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
||50 questions all are compulsory
||1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
||75 questions all are compulsory
||2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)
Shall 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 attempting more than 50 questions, the first 50
questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
Shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject
selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
Will 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).
The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I,
Paper – II and Paper – III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided
alongwith the test booklet.
The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR sheet are given on page 15
and 16. It may be noted that these instructions to candidate will not be sent to
any of the candidate by post.
EXAMINATION FEE AND MODE OF PAYMENT :
For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other
Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on
website: www.ncbc.nic.in ), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PWD
candidates, it is Rs. 110/-.
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 echallan the payment should be made in the
Syndicate/Canara/ICICI 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
- Debit Card:- 0.75% +taxes for examination fee up to Rs.2000
PROCEDURE & CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF RESULT:
This will comprise of following steps:
Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a
candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor:
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in
Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below
||Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
||PAPER – I
||PAPER – II
||PAPER – III
||75 (50 %)
|OBC(Non-creamy layer)/ PWD/ SC/ ST
||60 (40 %)
Step II: Amongst those candidates who have 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: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the
merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for
eligibility for Assistant Professor only.
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Candidate seeking admission to the Test (UGC-NET, Dec, 2014) must apply
online only on the CBSE website: www.cbsenet.nic.in
- Online Form Submission 15th October, 2014 to 15th November, 2014
- Last date for Applying Online & generation of filled Bank Challan for
Fee. 15th November, 2014
- Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at
any branch of (SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI BANK) 18th November, 2014
- Last date of taking printout of Application Form, Attendance Slip and
Admit Card from website 19th November, 2014
- Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (one
copy) and Attendance Slip (one copy) at the respective Coordinating
Institution opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category
certificate(s) 25th November, 2014