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Kindly Note :

Last date for Applying Online &

generation of filled Bank Challan for Fee : 31st Aug 2017

Date Of Commencement Of Exam : 19th NOV, 2017 (SUNDAY)

Candidate seeking admission to the Test (UGC-NET) must apply online only on the CBSE website  : www.cbsenet.nic.in


On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 19th Nov, 2017 (SUNDAY) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. CBSE will conduct NET in 79 subjects at 89 selected NET Coordinating Institutions spread across the country.

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

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.

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/Physically  Handicapped (PH) candidates will be given such special concessions as may be  decided by the Commission.  
Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to  receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to finding their placement in universities/IITs/institutions.  The validity period of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter.  However, in case the candidates have already joined M.Phil/Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date  of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.   

UGCNET Important Dates :

Last date for Applying Online &

generation of filled Bank Challan for Fee : 31st Aug 2017

Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan,

at any branch of (SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI BANK) : 31st Aug 2017

Last date of taking printout of Application Form,Attendance Slip

and Admit Card from UGC website (www.cbsenet.nic.in) :

Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (one copy) and Attendance Slip (one copy) at the respective Coordinating University opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category certificate(s)) : 30st Aug 2017

Date Of Commencement Of Exam : 19th NOV, 2017 (SUNDAY)



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 Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) 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 OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

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. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.

v) Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of their OBC(Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate along with online print out of their Application Forms (obtained while applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility along with print out of their Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

vi) Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate course(s), should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.


UGC conducts NET in following subjects

1. Economics  2. Political Science 

3. Philosophy  4. Psychology

5. Sociology  6. History

7. Anthropology  8. Commerce

9. Education  10 Social Work

11. Defence and Strategic Studies 12 Home Science

14. Public Administration  15. Population Studies

16. Music  17. Management

18. Maithili  19. Bangali

20. Hindi  21. Kannada

22. Malayalam  23. Odia

24. Punjabi 25. Sanskrit

26. Tamil  27. Telugu

28. Urdu 29. Arabic

30. English 31. Linguistics

32. Chinese  33. Dogri

34. Nepali  35. Manipuri

36. Assamese

37. Gujarati  38. Marathi

39. French  40. Spanish

41. Russian  42. Persian

43. Rajasthani  44. German

45. Japanese  46. Adult Education / Continuing Education / Andragogy / Non Formal Education

47. Physical Education  49. Arab Culture and Isalmic Studies

50. Indian Culture 

55. Labour Walfare or Personnel Man agement or Industrial Relations or Labour and Social Walfare or Human Resource Management

58. Law  59. Library and Information Science

60. Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 62. Comparative Study of Religions

63. Mass Communication and Journalism 65.  Performing Art - Dance / Drama / Theatra

66. Muselogy and Conservation 67. Archaeology

68. Criminology 70. Tribal and Regional Language / Literature

71. Folk Literature 72. Comparative Literature

73. Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha / Sidhanta Jyotisha / Navya  Vyakarna / Vyakarnai

/ Mimamsa / Navya Nyaya / Sankhya Yoga / Tulanatmaka Darsana /Shukla yajurveda / Medhva Vedanta / Dharma Sastra / Sahitya / Purana-itihasa / Agama /Advaita Vedanta)

74. Women Studies**  

79. Visual Arts (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/ Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

80 Geography   81 Social Medicine & Community Health

82 Forensic Science   83 Pali  84 Kashmiri

85 Konkani  87 Computer Science and Applications

88 Electronic Science  89 Environmental Sciences

90 International and Area Studies   91 Prakrit

92 Human Rights and Duties  

93 Tourism Administration and Management    94. Bodo

95 Santali

Net for Science Subjects

The NET in Major Science Subjects, viz., Chemical Sciences; Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientifica and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The Concerned notifications are issued separately by CSIR.

Exam Dates and 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.

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.

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