UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)
UGC NET 2013
UGC (University Grants Commission) conducts NET (National Eligibility Test) two times every year, in the months of June and December for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and eligibility for lectureship in Indian universities and colleges.
UGC NET Inportant Dates
- Last Date to Apply Online: 30 October, 2013
- Last Date of Fees Submission: 2 November, 2013
- Last Date of Receipt of Application: 9 November, 2013
- Date of Exam: 29 December, 2013
UGC NET Exam Pattern
The UGC-NET is conducted in objective format from June, 2012 onwards. The Test consists of three papers. All the three papers consist of only objective type questions in two separate sessions.
|Paper I||Teaching or Research Aptitude||50||75 min||100|
|Paper II||Subject Knowledge||50||75 min||100|
|Paper III||Subject Knowledge||75||135 min||150|
Paper I is of general nature, intended to assess the teaching or research aptitude of the candidate. It consists of reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 60 multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 questions. Paper II consists of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. Paper III consists of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
More About UGC-NET
In early eighties, it was increasingly felt by public and leading educationists that quality of education system in India has deteriorated as a large number of people who had neither the competence nor the aptitude for teaching made an easy entry into the teaching profession. The cause for this was identified to be the absence of a Benchmark Qualifying test for entering into teaching profession.
Therefore, the Government on India, through a notification on 22 July, 1988 entrusted the task of conducting the eligibility test for Lectureship to UGC. UGC was already conducting an examination for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) since 1984. As a result of this notification in 1988, UGC is conducting the National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for Lectureship as well as with CSIR (CSIR-UGC NET) for both Lectureships as well as for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) since 1989.
From 14 June, 2006, if you want to join the teaching profession as a lecturer in any of the UGC sponsored universities or Institutes or colleges, it is a must for you to qualify in the NET exam except if you are a Ph.D. degree holder (for PG level and UG level teaching) or a M.Phil degree holder (for UG level teaching only).