CBSE NET, UGC NET 2017: The application process for University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) examination held by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) started yesterday on October 17th as per the notification released six days back. Basically, UGC NET determines the eligibility of a person for the award of Junior Research Fellowship or appointment as an Assistant Professor in affiliated universities and colleges. The next UGC NET exam is going to be held on January 22, 2017, and the last date to apply for the exam has been set as November 16.
CBSE NET Jan 2017 application form has been made available at the official web portal www.cbsenet.nic.in and the eligible candidates can follow the ‘Fill Application Form’ available at the home page to register. The aspirants are also advised to go through the advertisement before applying to check their eligibility for the exam. The online application process is divided into four simple steps:
- Fill the application form
- Upload scanned photo & signature
- payment of examination fee
- Print Confirmation page
The candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before filling the online application form. The examination fee for general category candidates is Rs. 600, Rs. 300 for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates and Rs. 150 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD. The candidates would receive an application number after filling the online application form, the application number can be used to login into the system directly.
CBSE is concerned only with the proceedings of the exam, while the award of the research fellowship is undertaken by the UGC. The qualified candidates would be eligible to receive the fellowship of UGC under various schemes, based on the vacancies in universities/IITs or other institutions.
The Central Board of Secondary Education is possibly conducting UGC NET exam for the last time as the Board has already intimated University Grants Commission to take over the test process. Several states conduct their own State Eligibility Test (SET/SLET) for determining the eligibility for Assistant Professor, but as few of them have not conducted the test this year, the candidates belonging to such states are looking forward to take their chance at UGC NET 2017. CBSE UGC NET would be applicable for 84 subjects listed at the official site and the test would be organized at thousands of centers across 90 cities.