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National Eligibility Test (NET) is to
determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research
Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards
for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. The National
Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts
this test. The Test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social
Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and
Applications and Electronic Science.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the
UGC-CSIR NET for other Science subjects, namely, Life Sciences, Physical
Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric
Ocean & Planetary Sciences jointly with the UGC. The tests are conducted
twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates
who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is
available for five years subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. UGC
has allocated a number of fellowships to the universities for the candidates
who qualify the test for JRF. The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious
candidates from among the candidates qualifiying for eligibility for
lectureship in the NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt
for it in their application forms.
The test for Junior Research Fellowship is being conducted since 1984. The
Government of India, through its notification dated 22nd July, 1988
entrusted the task of conducting the eligibility test for lectureship to UGC.
Consequently, UGC conducted the first National Eligibility Test, common to
both eligibility for Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship in two
parts, that is, in December 1989 and in March , 1990.
N E T Schedule
UGC conducts NET twice a year, i.e., in the months of June and December. The
notifications announcing the June and December examinations are published in
the months of March and September respectively in the weekly journal of
nation-wide circulation, viz, Employment News.
N E T Results Declaration Schedule
The result of June, UGC-NET is declared generally in the month of October.
Similarly December, UGC-NET result is usually declared in the month of
April. The UGC-NET results published in the Employment News are also
available on UGC website.
N E T for Science Subjects
The NET in Major Science Subjects, viz., Chemical Sciences; Earth
Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences
and Physical Sciences is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientific
and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The concerned notifications are
issued separately by CSIR.
Submission of the Application Forms for Appearing in The UGC-NET
The procedure for applying for UGC-NET is described in detail in the
notification for the relevant examination. The notification is published in
the Employment News generally in the months of March and September and is
also uploaded on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in.
Non-Receipt of NET Certificate.
In the case of non-receipt of NET certificate the candidates are advised to
correspond with/contact the Head, NET Bureau, UGC, South Campus, University
of Delhi, Benito Juarez Marg., New Delhi 110 021.In their covering letter,
they must state their Roll No., the date of UGC-NET in which they have
appeared and UGC-Ref. No. (in case known to them). In case, they have not
submitted the attested copies of their documents earlier, they may do so
with the covering letter duly signed by them. Attested copies of the
following documents may be submitted:
High School/Higher Secondary/Matriculation Certificate depicting date of
Master's degree/Provisional Certificate.
Consolidated mark-sheet of Master's degree course. (Wherever grades are
assigned, conversion table in terms of consolidated percentage may be
produced from the issuing authority).
Caste certificate (only in case of SC/ST/OBC candidates)
Certificate of Physical disability (only in case of Physically Handicapped
and Visually Handicapped candidates).
All certificate have to be attested by a gazetted officer with his/her
official stamp bearing his/her name, designation and official address.
The certificates, which are in languages other than Hindi and English, may
be translated in Hindi or English and attested by the issuing authority of
the original certificates.
Procedure of issuing Duplicate Certificate
Duplicate NET certificate shall be issued only in the event of loss/
non-receipt of the original one. The candidate may submit the following
documents for getting the duplicate certificate issued:
An affidavit on a Judicial stamp paper duly attested by the competent
Authority for the loss of original certificate issued by the UGC mentioning
the name of the candidate, his/her particulars like father's and mother's
names, date of UGC-NET, Roll number, subject, address etc. The candidate
must state in the affidavit that in case of his/her discovering the original
NET certificate/JRF Award letter, he/she would not misuse it and return it
to the NET Bureau.
A demand draft of Rs. 100/- drawn in favour of the Secretary, University
Grants Commission, New Delhi payable at State Bank of India, Service Branch,
(Code No. 7687), New Delhi.
An attested Copy of FIR registered at a Police Station. The Attestation
stamp of the Class-I gazetted officer must bear his/her name, designation
and official address.
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