CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY :
i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Persons with disability (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.
ii) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited . However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ SC/ ST/ PWD (Persons with disability) category candidates).
iii) The Ph.D. 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.
iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only.
AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION :
(i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC /SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants.
(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
2) EXAMINATION FEE AND MODE OF PAYMENT :
For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-;
For Other Backward Classes , the fee is Rs. 225/- and
For SC/ST/PWD candidates, it is Rs. 110/-.
SCHEME OF TEST : i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions in two separate sessions as under: Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
PAPER MARKS NUMBER OF QUESTION
First I 100 50 out of 60 to be attempted 1¼ Hours
First II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours
Second III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2.5 Hours
Paper–I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.. Each question will carry 2 marks
Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
Paper–III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. All the questions of Paper – II and Paper – III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).
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 following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
CATEGORY Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
PAPER – I PAPER – II PAPER– III
GENERAL 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50 %)
OBC/PWD/ SC/ ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40 %)