CBSE UGC NET Exam January 2017 Notification: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), an autonomous organisation functioning under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development recently announced that UGC NET exam for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Assistant Professor will be held on 22nd January 2017 in certain cities across India.
All the information which is necessary for UGC NET January 2017 like Educational Qualification, Vacancy Details, Pay Scale, Age Limit, Application Fee is provided below. Candidates can head to www.cbsenet.nic.in for further information.
This is a very good opportunity for all those candidates who have passed their post graduate exams,i.e., M.A/M.Sc/M.Com or have appeared in the final exam of second year of MA/M.SC/M.Com degrees to make a career in higher education sector. In this article, we will be discussing the details of UGC NET Recruitment 2017 along with its application process.
UGC NET Recruitment 2017: Important Dates
As per the UGC NET guidelines, there are certain rules for candidates looking to apply for UGC NET recruitment Exam. Before proceeding to that information, let us have a look at the important dates for NET Recruitment 2016.
|Starting Date For Submission Of Online Application form||17 October 2016|
|Last Date For Submission Of Online Application form||16 November 2016|
|Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through Online||17 November 2016|
|Corrections of Particulars in application form on the website||22 -29 November 2016|
CBSE will conduct UGC NET Exam in 83 subjects across 89 cities in the country. Now, let’s head to the UGC NET eligibility criteria to apply for the CBSE UGC NET Exam January 2017.
UGC NET Recruitment 2017: Eligibility Criteria
Candidates need to meet certain fixed criteria to be eligible for UGC NET Recruitment Exam 2017. Here is a brief look at these requirements:
The Age limit as set by CBSE for UGC NET candidates for different posts is given below:
- Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.07.2016. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non- creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: ncbc.nic.in ) 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 L.L.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.
Exemption (Eligibility of Assistant Professor)
- NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. However, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of the Ph. D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
- The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
- The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st Dec 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st Dec 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.
- 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.
- 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 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. 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.
UGC NET 2017 Selection Process
UGC NET Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of objective type questions and will be held on 22nd January 2017 in three separate sessions as under:
- First Session: It will consist of 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks.
- Second Session: It will consist of 50 questions carrying a total of 100 marks.
- Third Session: It will consist of 75 questions carrying a total of 150 marks.
Candidates’ selection will depend on their performance in all three papers/ sessions of UGC NET. Candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF. It is important for the candidates appearing for UGC NET to clearly specify in the UGC NET Application Form 2017 whether they are applying for both JRF & Assistant Professor OR only for Assistant Professor.
Candidates who qualify the Test for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be. Now, let’s head to the section of how to apply for UGC NET exam 2017.
UGC-NET Recruitment 2017: How to Apply
The UCG TET Exam fee for General Category is Rs 600/- , for OBC Category is Rs 300/- and for SC/ST/ PwD is Rs. 150/-.
The eligible candidates may apply from the official website of CBSE www.cbsenet.nic.in by 16 November 2017. Ensure that you have a valid Email-ID, scanned copy of passport, thumb impression and signature with you before beginning the UGC NET Online Application 2017.
The UGC NET online application process is quite simple and can be done in the following steps:
Candidate seeking admission to the Test (UGC NET Jan 2017) must apply online only on the CBSE website: www.cbsenet.nic.in
Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the scanned images as below:- Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30 kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).
After filling all the details for applying online for UGC NET the candidates have to select the option of payment of examination fee either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form indicating your details therein.
Step IV (Payment Procedure)
The candidates should ensure and monitor that all details filled in the Online Application form are up to the mark. For payment of application fee:
- The candidates may pay the examination fee either by credit/ debit card or through echallan 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. In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card the additional processing charges as following will also be debited from the credit/debit card of the candidate.
Credit card: – 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
Debit Card: – 0.75% of examination fee plus the service tax as applicable
After filling all the details for applying online for UGC NET, the candidate will have the option to select the mode of payment of examination fee either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form indicating their details therein.
Candidates can check the status of fee payment at CBSE website (www.cbsenet.nic.in) and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of Confirmation Page. In case, the fee payment status is not ‘OK’ the candidates are advised as following:-
- If the fee is paid through e-challan be depositing cash in above mentioned bank, the candidate should contact immediately the concerned bank to update his/her fee status on the website.
- If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the transaction is cancelled and the amount will be refunded to concerned credit/debit card within a week. Such candidates have to pay the fee once again.
Note: Fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be rejected. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
We hope this article guides you through the application process for UGC NET Recruitment 2017.
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