UGC NET-2016 Notification

Central Board of Secondary Education, Noida, has announced National Eligibility Test (NET) 2016 on behalf of UGC for the eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & eligibility for Assistant Professor in both Indian universities and colleges for the July 2016 session. CBSE will conduct NET in 83 subjects at 89 selected NET examination cities spread across the country.
Adminissions Eligibility:
  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree OR equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised by in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The OBC belonging to non-creamy layer/ SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
  • Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test.
  • The PhD degree holders whose Master’s 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 (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
  • Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only.
  • Candidates having post-graduate diploma/ certificate awarded by Indian University/ institute or foreign degree/ diploma/ certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/ degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
  • Age Limit & Relaxation:
    • Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 1st July, 2016. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWD categories and to women applicants. 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. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing LL.M. degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.
    • Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

How to Apply:
  • Candidates can apply through online at official website.
  • Registration fee is Rs.600/- for General, Rs.300/- for OBC and Rs.150/- for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates.
  • The candidates may pay the examination fee either by credit/ debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. In case of e-challan the payment should be made in the Syndicate/ Canara/ ICICI/ HDFC Bank.

Selection Process:
This will comprise of following steps:
  • Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor. The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper –III as given below:


    Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained

    Paper – I

    Paper – II

    Paper – III


    40 (40%)

    40 (40%)

    75 (50%)

    OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ PWD/ SC/ ST

    35 (35%)

    35 (35%)

    60 40%)

  • Step II: Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepare subjectwise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
  • Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.
  • Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.

Important Dates:
Last date for applying online: 12th May, 2016
Last date of submission of fee through online-generated bank challan: 13th May, 2016
National Eligibility Test (NET): 10th July, 2016

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Published on 4/21/2016 5:39:00 PM

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