National Eligibility Test June 2011
for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship
The University Grants Commission announces holding of the
National Eligibility Test (NET) on 26th June 2011 (Sunday) for
determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Award of Junior Research
Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and
colleges. UGC will conduct NET in 78(seventy eight including ‘Bodo’ as a new
subject) subjects (listed under item no. 9) at 74 (Seventy four) selected
University Centres (listed under Item no. 10) spread across the country.
The result of the UGC-NET held on 26th December 2010 and the one to be
held on 26th June 2011 will be made available on the UGC websites:
www.ugc.ac.in and www.ugcnetonline.in and shall also be published in
the Employment News as and when it is declared. The candidates will not be
individually intimated about their result.
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 lectureship. 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 will depend on the performance of the candidate in all
three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for
lectureship will not be considered for award of JRF. Candidates appearing in NET
should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are
applying for both JRF & eligibility for Lectureship OR only for eligibility for
Lectureship. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Lectureship
will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of lecturers of
the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/Physically
Handicapped (PH) / Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-creamy layer), as per the
central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for
Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website : www.ncbc.nic.in,
candidates will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the
This has reference to our
Notification published in the Employment News dated 10th -16th April, 2010
for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Lecturership, to be held
on 27th June, 2010. It is informed that the University Grants Commission (UGC)
has decided that there will be no negative marking in Paper-I & Paper-II
(objective type) of UGC NET, to be held on 27th June, 2010 onward.
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 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% marks 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
printout of their Application Forms (obtained while applying on-line). Other
candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of
their eligibility alongwith printout 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 (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiuweb.org)
AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION :
i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28
years as on 01.06.2011. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the
candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH 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.
ii) Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for
applying for lectureship eligibility.
EXEMPTION (ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP) :
NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition
for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/
Colleges/Institutions. Provided 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 Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009,
shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of
NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or
equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
SCHEME AND DATE OF TEST :
i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the
three papers will be held on 26th June
2011 in two separate sessions as under:
||1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
||1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
||2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 04.00 P.M.)
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. UGC has
decided to provide choice to the candidates from the December 2009
UGC-NET onwards. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks
each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to
answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more
than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the
candidate would be evaluated.
shall consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each
of these papers will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory
objective type questions of two marks each.
will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I and Paper-II on the
Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. The
detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be sent to the candidate
along with the Admit Card.
consist of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by the
candidate. The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the space
provided in the Test Booklet. The structure of Paper-III has been revised
from June 2010 UGC-NET and is available on the UGC website
Paper-III will be evaluated only for those candidates
who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II, as
per the table given in the following:
|PAPER - I
||PAPER - II
||PAPER - I + PAPER -
||100 (50 %)
|| 90 (45 %)
||80 (40 %)
The minimum qualifying criteria for award of JRF is
|PAPER - I
||PAPER - II
||PAPER - I + PAPER - II
||PAPER - III
||100 (50 %)
||100 (50 %)
|| 90 (45 %)
||90 (45 %)
||80 (40 %)
||80 (40 %)
NOTE: However, the final qualifying criteria
for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship
shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.
i) The national level Test for determining the
eligibility of candidates for the award of Junior Research
Fellowship/Lectureship in science subjects (Chemical Sciences; Earth,
Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences;
Physical Sciences) is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The candidates in science subjects,
desirous of availing UGC-JRF or obtaining eligibility for Lectureship in these
subjects are advised to appear in the Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research
Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship conducted by CSIR.
ii) The UGC-NET for JRF/eligibility for Lectureship
will be held at the University Test Centres specified in the list under item No.
10. PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGE OF CENTRE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED UNDER ANY
i) The candidates must read the conditions of
eligibility as given at item no. 3 carefully and must satisfy themselves
regarding their eligibility for the Test before filling the online application
and submitting the printout of Online Application Forms.
ii) Candidates will be issued the Admission Card by
the respective Test Centres after allotment of test venue. Candidates should
note that their candidature is strictly provisional. The mere fact that
Admission Card has been issued to any candidate shall not imply that the
Commission has finally accepted his/her candidature.
iii) UGC may change the centre(s) or date of
examination without assigning any reason.
iv) Applications received after the last date will not
v) No TA will be paid to the candidates.
vi) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the
vii) The decision of the Commission shall be final in all matters.
viii) All legal disputes pertaining to this Test shall
fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.
ix) Candidates should correspond only with their
respective Test centres for Admission Card or any other relevant information.
UGC will not entertain any requests/queries in this regard.
x) The use of calculators or Log Tables is not
permitted. Mobile phones, pagers and electronic devices etc. are not allowed in
the Examination Hall/Room.
xi) A candidate who does not appear in paper-I, will
not be permitted to appear in paper-II and paper-III.
xii) Candidates will not be allowed to write any
question from the Test Booklet on the Admission Card or on any other paper.
xiii) Those candidates who do not receive their Admission Card (Roll
Number) after allotment of the Venue of Test by the Co-ordinator of the
respective Centre for appearing in the UGC-NET till
20th June 2011, are advised to contact the office of Registrar/Co-ordinator
of their UGC-NET Centres from 21st to 24th June 2011,
with the copy of Admission Card (Provisional) and two identical
passport-size photographs duly attested by a gazetted officer. No Admission Card
(Roll Number) will be issued on the day of the Test
(i.e. 26th June 2011). UGC will not be responsible for any
delay/non-receipt of the Admission card.
xiv) The descriptive papers, i.e., Paper-III of
language subjects must be answered in the concerned language only.
xv) Candidates should ensure that the signatures
appended and photographs pasted by them in all the places, viz. in their
Application Form, Attendance Slip and Admission Card should be identical and
there should be no variation of any kind.
xvi) The candidates in their own interest are
requested to retain a photocopy of the Application Form, Admission Card and
Attendance Slip for record.
xvii) Applications submitted on any other format (including old UGC
format) will not be accepted.
xviii) Printout of online application sent directly to the UGC will not
xix) Applications received after the last date (i.e. 02.05.2011) at the
test centre will not be accepted.
xx) Submission of Online Application is mandatory. Hard copies submitted
to the Test Centre without online submission, will not be accepted.
xxi) Application Form must be completed in all respect as per the
xxii) All incomplete Application Forms will be rejected.
xxiii) UGC will not issue any mark sheet to qualified/not qualified
candidates. There is no provision for revaluation of papers.