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UGC NET 2014 - University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test acronym as UGC NET is taken by UGC twice in a year for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the:

  • Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and/or
  • Eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges.

This test is conducted in nearly 78 (Seventy Eight ) subjects at 77 (Seventy Seven) selected University Centers spread throughout the country.

Those candidates who qualify this test for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or any of the related subjects and are also eligible for Lectureship in the Indian Institutions. However award of JRF depends upon the performance of the candidate’s performance in the test and the option they has opted for as the candidates qualifying exclusively for Lectureship will not be considered for award of Junior Research Fellowship.

The validity period of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of Junior Research Fellow Award Letter. But in case the candidates have already joined some higher educational course like M.Phil/Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of Net result or date of their joining, whichever is later.

Candidates appearing in Net should clearly specify in the prescribed application form whether they are applying for both Junior Research Fellow & eligibility for Lectureship OR only for eligibility for Lectureship.

 

UGC-NET Exam Eligibility

Eligibility conditions for taking UGC-NET exam are as follows:

1. Educational Qualification:

Aspirants who have secured minimum of 55% marks in Masters Degree OR equivalent examination from a recognised Universities/Institutions in Arts, Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for taking this test.

However there is a relaxation of 5% marks for The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category candidates in Masters Degree examination for being eligible in taking this test.

Candidates who have already appeared / will be appearing at the qualifying Masters degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for UGC-NET exam on provisional basis and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellow/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed(within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified) their Masters degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates).

The Ph.D degree holders whose Masters 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 for appearing in UGC-NET exam.

Note:Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only if not covered in list of subjects then they may appear in a related subject.

2. Age Limit

For Junior Research Fellowship:

The candidate should not be more than 28 years.

  1. However a relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH categories and to women applicants.

  2. 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.

  3. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing LL.M. Degree.

Note:Total age relaxation (in case a candidate falls under multiple categories) on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

For Lectureship: No upper age limit is prescribed for taking up Lectureship.

3. Other Exemption for highly qualified candidates  (Eligibility for Lectureship)

  1. For M. Phil/ Ph.D candidates:The candidates having Ph.D. Degree in the concerned subject are exempted from NET for Under Graduate and Post Graduate level teaching. The candidates having M. Phil Degree in the concerned subject are exempted from NET for Under Graduate level teaching only. The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR Junior Research Fellow examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

  2. For SET Qualified Candidates:The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st December 2002, are exempted from appearing in Net, being eligible to apply for Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the universities/colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared SET. All SET qualified candidates are also eligible to appear in NET, if they so desire.

 

UGC-NET Exam Pattern

UGC-NET will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions as under:

Session

Paper

Questions

Marks

Duration

First

I

50

100

1-1/4 Hrs.(09.30 A.M.- 10.45 A.M.)

First

II

50

100

1-1/4 Hrs.(10.45 A.M.- 12.00 A.M.)

Second

III

75 150

2-1/2 Hrs.(01.30 P.M.- 04.00 P.M.)

 

Important:The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below. However there will be no negative marking.

  Paper I Paper II Paper III
General 40% 40% 50%
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 35% 35% 45%
PH/VH/SC/ST 35% 35% 40%

 

UGC NET Exam Syllabus

For getting the syllabus of the paper one can visit http://www.ugc.ac.in/inside/syllabus.html. The official website of the UGC.


UGC NET Exam Dates

UGC-NET  is usually conducted twice in a year in the month of June and December.



UGC NET Exam Fee

Category  Amount of Fee 
General Candidates Rs.450
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Candidates  Rs.225
SC/ST/PH/VH Candidates Rs.110

 

Mode of payment

The candidate is to fill the Bank Challan Form in triplicate (Bank Copy, UGC Copy & Candidate’s Copy) as given in the Notification.

  • All the three copies of the Challan Form have to be submitted in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20.      
  • The bank will retain its copy and return the other two copies of the challan to the candidate.
  • The candidate has to attach the UGC copy of the challan with the printout of online Application Form which he/she has to submit to the Registrar of UGC-NET Centre opted by the candidate.
  • 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.

Note:Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of their OBC/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate along with their Application Forms.

Important: Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility alongwith the Application Form. Therefore, 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 Commission, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

 

UGC NET Exam Centres

UGC-NET exam is taken in most of the important cites throughout the country. Name of the cities along with code are given below :-

Code

Name of the Centre

Code

Name of the Centre

01

Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh - 202 002 

34

University of Lucknow,
Lucknow - 226 007.

02

University of Allahabad,
Allahabad - 211 002

35

M.S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara - 390 002.

03

Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam - 530 003.

36

University of Madras,
Chennai - 600 005.

04

Rajiv Gandhi University,
Rono Hills,
Itanagar - 791 111.

37

Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai - 625 021

05

Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi - 221 005.

 

38

Mangalore University,

Mangalore - 574 199

06

Bangalore University,
Bangalore - 560 056.

39

Manipur University,
Imphal - 795 003.

07

M.P. Bhoj Open University,
Govindpura, Bhopal - 462 016.

40

Mohanlal Sukhadia University,
Udaipur - 313 001.

08

Berhampur University,
Berhampur - 760 007.

41

University of Mumbai,
Mumbai - 400 032

09

Bharathiar University,
Coimbatore - 641 046.

42

Nagarjuna University,
Guntur - 522 510.

10

Bharathidasan University,
Tiruchirapalli - 620 024.

43

Nagpur University,
Nagpur - 440 001.

11

University of Burdwan,
Burdwan - 713 104.

44

North Bengal University,
Darjeeling - 734 430

12

University of Calcutta,
Kolkata - 700 073.

45

North Eastern Hill University,
Shillong - 793 022.

13

University of Calicut,
Kozhikode - 673 635.

46

Osmania University,
Hyderabad - 500 007.

14

Ch. Charan Singh University,
Meerut - 250 005.

 

47

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University,
Raipur - 492 010.

15

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University,
Kanpur - 208 024.

48

Panjab University,
Chandigarh - 160 014.

 

16

Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Kochi - 682 022.

49

Patna University,
Patna - 800 005.

 

17

Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi - 110 025.

50

University of Pune,
Pune - 411 007.

 

18

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya,
Indore - 452 001.

51

University of Rajasthan,
Jaipur - 302 004.

19

Dr. B. S. A. Marathwada University,
Aurangabad - 431 004.

52

Ranchi University,
Ranchi - 834 008.

 

20

Gauhati University,
Guwahati - 781 014.

 

53

Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya,
Jabalpur - 482 001.

 

21

Goa University,
Goa - 403 203.

54

H.N. Bahuguna Garhwal University,
Srinagar-246 174

22

Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University,
Gorakhpur-273 009.

 

55

Sambalpur University,
Sambalpur - 768 019.

 

23

Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad - 380 009.

 

56

Saurashtra University,
Rajkot - 360 005.

 

24

Gulbarga University,
Gulbarga - 585 106.

57

Sri Venkateswara University,
Tirupati - 517 502

25

Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar - 143 005.

58

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University,
Bhagalpur - 812 007.

26

Himachal Pradesh University,
Shimla - 171 005.

59

Tripura University,
Agartala - 799 004.

27

University of Jammu,
Jammu (Tawi) - 180 006.

60

Utkal University,
Bhubaneswar - 751 004.

28

Jai Narain Vyas University,
Jodhpur - 342 001

61

Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University,
Agra - 282 004.

29

Jiwaji University,
Gwalior - 474 011.

62

Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University,
Ajmer - 305 009.

30

Karnatak University,
Dharwad - 580 003.

 

63

Mizoram University, Mizoram,
Post Box No.190,
Aizawl -796012.

31

University of Kashmir,
Srinagar - 190 006.

 

64

Nagaland University,
P.B.341, Lumani,
Kohima -797 001.

32

University of Kerala,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 034.

 

65

Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya,
Andaman & Nicobar Island,
Port Blair - 744 104.

33

Kurukshetra University,
Kurukshetra - 132 119.

 

66

Dr. Awadesh Pratap Singh University,
Rewa - 486 003.

 

What are the various subjects available for the UGC-NET Exam?

Various subjects that are available for the UGC-NET exam are:-

00

General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)

01

 

Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics    

02

Political Science

03

Philosophy

04

Psychology

05

Sociology

06

History

07

Anthropology

08

Commerce

09

Education

10

Social Work

11

Defence and Strategic Studies

12

Home Science

13

Public Administration

14

Population Studies 

15

Music

16

 

Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)      

17

 

Maithili

18

Bengali

19

Hindi

20

Kannada

21

Malayalam

22

Oriya

23

Punjabi

24

Sanskrit         

25

Tamil

26

Telugu

27

Urdu

28

Arabic

29

English

30

Linguistics

31

Chinese

32

Dogri

33

Nepali

34

Manipuri

35

Assamese

36

Gujarati

37

Marathi

38

French (French Version)

39

French (English Version)

40

Spanish

41

Russian

42

Persian

43

Rajasthani

44

German

45

Japanese

45

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.

46

Physical Education

47

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

48

Indian Culture

49

Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

50

Law    

51

Library and Information Science

52

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

53

Comparative Study of Religions

54

Mass Communication and Journalism

55

Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre         

56

Museology & Conservation

57

Archaeology

58

Criminology

59

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

60

Folk Literature

61

Comparative Literature

62

Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).

63

Women Studies

64

Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

65

Geography

66

Social Medicine & Community Health

67

Forensic Science

68

Pali     

69

Kashmiri

7o

Konkani

71

Computer Science and Applications

72

Electronic Science

73

Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.

74

Environmental Sciences     

75

Prakrit

76

Human Rights and Duties

77

Tourism Administration and Management

 

 


Questions related to University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
UGC NET 2014

UGC NET 2014 Important Dates

Date of Notification and Start of Online Application

  • Online application starts from: 10/02/2014
    Last date for online application: 04/03/2014
    Last date for receipt of application form: 08/03/2014
    Exam will be on: 22/06/2014
    15th Feb, 2014

Last Date of Filling of Application Form

  • 5th May, 2014

Date of Exam

  • 29th Jun, 2014


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