CBSE has released the official notification of UGC NET 2017 to be held on January 22. The online application window would open next Monday on October 17 and the process would end on November 16. The National Eligibility Test (NET) is being conducted for determining the eligibility of candidates for the eligibility for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship or both. The test includes 84 subjects in all and would be conducted at over 1000 centres spread across 90 NET examination cities.
NET exam is being organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education since December 2014 and recently, CBSE conveyed to University Grants Commission to take over the proceedings of UGC NET exam as the Board is overburdened with its own activities. For now, NET January 2017 would be conducted under the banner of CBSE, while for next NET exam, it is expected that the UGC would notify the test on its own.
The candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes available in universities/IITs/institutions. On the other hand, the candidates qualifying the NET exam for Assistant Professor would be eligible for appointment in Indian universities and colleges.
The candidates would be able to register for UGC NET 2017 from October 17, 2016 at www.cbsenet.nic.in. The examination fee for general category candidates has been set as Rs. 600, Rs. 300 for OBC Non-Creamy layer candidates and Rs. 150 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
UGC NET 2017 would consist of three papers and the candidates would have to appear for all the papers. The Paper-I & II would be of 75 minutes duration each, while the candidates would be given 150 minutes to solve Paper-III. The Paper-I & II would have 60 and 50 questions respectively, out of which the candidates would have to attempt 50 questions in each paper. Both the papers would carry a weightage of 100 marks each. Paper-III would have 75 questions having 150 marks in total. The qualification criteria stands at 40 percent marks in Paper-I & II and 50 percent marks in Paper-III for general category candidates, while it 35 percent and 40 percent in the same manner for other candidates.
Read the complete notification of UGC NET January 2017 and wait for few more days as the application window opens.