Central Board of Secondary Education has released the notification for the UGC NET December 2015 exam. The online application process has been scheduled to commence from 1 October. CBSE will conduct the National Eligibility test in 83 subjects on 27 December. The results of NET June were also announced yesterday.
CBSE has undertaken the responsibility of conducting the UGC National Eligibility Test for determining the eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & also to ascertain the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professor in universities and colleges across the Country. As per the rules, UGC has made NET qualification mandatory for becoming a Professor in institutions.
The online applications would close on 1st November, however registered candidates are allowed to deposit the application fee by 2nd November. Examination fee has been fixed as Rs 600 for general candidates, Rs 300 for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates and Rs 150 for rest of the candidates. The test would be conducted on 27 December at 89 selected cities across the Country. The detailed information can be fetched from the official notification.
All the candidates applying for the UGC NET December 2015 are required to mention that they are applying for junior research fellowship or for determining eligibility for Assistant Professor while filling the application form. The results of the test would be announced within 3 months, and CBSE would also release the paper solution (answer keys) of all the three papers after the test.
Candidates who have completed Master’s Degree in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible to appear for the test. While minimum marks for general category candidates are 55% in the qualifying exam, remaining candidates who have secured at least 50% marks can apply for the test.
All the applicants will have to appear for three papers; where Paper I & II will be of 100 marks, Paper III will be of 150 marks. Total duration for paper I & II is 75 minutes and 150 minutes for paper III. All the papers would comprise of objective type questions.
The board has fixed minimum marks for qualification in NET, general category candidates securing minimum 40% marks in Paper I & II and 50% marks in Paper III will qualify the test, the minimum required marks for other candidates are 35% and 40% respectively.
A merit list (both subject-wise and category-wise) would be prepared after the announcement of results and from the list, top 15% candidates will be declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only. A separate merit list would also be prepared for the award of junior research fellowship.
The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. Those candidates who qualify the test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments.