Monday, 26 February 2018

CBSE Announces NET 2018 with Big Changes: How to Apply Online

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a detailed notification about National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018 under the guidelines of University Grant Commission (UGC). CBSE is going to conduct the examination on 8 July 2018 (Sunday) for determining the eligibility of Indian candidates for the eligibility for Lectureship (Assistant Professor) and for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). CBSE will conduct NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities of examination spread across the country. The last date for applying online is 05 April 2018 and fee can be paid up to 06 April 2018.

This year UGC has made two big changes in this examination. The first big change is as per the revised scheme, the test will consist of two papers rather than three papers. Second, the upper age limit for appearing in JRF has also been raised by two years, i.e. from the existing upper age limit of 28 year to 30 years (the relaxation as earlier will remain same).

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who have obtained at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in humanities and social science, computer science & applications, electronic science etc. are eligible for this test. 

The Other Backward Classes (OBCs) belonging to non-creamy layer, Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Person with Disability (PwD) category candidates who have obtained 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 results are still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examination have been delayed may also apply for this test. Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET results with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified. 

The Ph.D. degree holder whose master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks for appearing in NET.

Candidates having post-graduate degree/diploma awarded by either Indian universities/institute or foreign universities/institute must be recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Age Limit and Relaxation:

Junior Research Fellowship:

Candidates who are appearing in JRF should not be exceeded 30 years of age as on 01/07/2018

A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer), 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 subject of postgraduate degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on the production of a certificate from appropriate authority.
Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing LLM degree. Total age relaxation on the above grounds shall not exceed five years under any circumstances. 

Lectureship (Assistant Professor)

There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for lectureship/assistant professor.

Examination Fee and Mode of Payment:

For General candidates- Rs. 1000/- plus bank charges

For OBC candidates- Rs. 500/- plus bank charges

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates- Rs. 250/- plus bank charges

The application fee can be paid online through Net Banking, Credit/Debit Card or via E-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. The e-challan can be paid in any branch of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank. 

Revised Scheme and Dates of Test:

The test will consist of two papers. All the two papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 08th July 2018 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:

Paper I:

First paper consists of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching and research aptitude of the candidates. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidates.

Paper II:

The second paper shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
All the questions of paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus of earlier paper II and paper III.

Provisions for Persons Having 40% or More Disability:

Twenty minutes compensatory time shall be provided for paper-I and forty minutes for paper-II separately. 

Admit Card:

Candidates must be observed that the admit card will be uploaded in the official website in the third week of June, 2018. No admit card will be sent to the candidates by post. The candidates should download their admit card from the website to ascertain their venue of the test as mentioned in the admit card and appear in the examination only at the designated examination center. 

No candidates will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him/her in the admit card. 

How to Apply:

      1.     NET/UGC 2018 application should be submitted only online mode. Read the form filling detailed notification very carefully before applying.

      2.     Go to official website and get registered, choose your password and note down system generated application number.

      3.     Fill online application form; upload scanned images of photograph and signature.

      4.     Pay examination fee by net Banking, Credit/Debit Card or via E-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. The e-challan can be paid in any branch of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank. 

      5.     Download confirmation page for future reference and keep it safe.

      6.     The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card along with their printout of online admit card on the day of examination.

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