All About CBSE UGC NET Exam January 2017 – National Eligibility Test

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CBSE UGC NET January 2017 Notifications | Exam Date | Latest News

CBSE UGC NET January 2017 Exam Date

As Per Official Website UGC NET Notification, The CBSE UGC NET Exam will be held on 22nd January 2017. This Year NET exam will be conducted later than their usual schedule of December. Please check Official notification at

Latest Notifications on CBSE UGC NET Exam  Jan 2017

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As per the guidelines of Central Government, UGC for the first time introduced the Junior Research Fellowship program as a basic qualification to conduct research in Universities and Institutions in the year 1984. In 1988 Central Government made its mandate to clear the National Eligibility Test for Lectureship, and in 1989 NET(National Eligibility Test) was conducted for the first time. The National Educational Testing Bureau of UGC supervises the NET

The test is conducted for determining the eligibility of the Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas in various Colleges and Universities across India.


Benefits of Qualifying UGC NET

National Eligibility Test is conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC) and is a gateway test in our country to start career as Lecturers or Assistant Professors in various Colleges, Universities and other Educational Institutions. This NET (National Eligibility Test) is conducted twice a year i.e. in the months of June and December and the notifications are released in March and September. UGC grants Junior Research Fellowship to the NET passed out candidates who are interested in research work in various Universities and Colleges. Those who qualify are categorized in two sections. ·

Junior Research Fellowship
  • Those whose rank is higher gets the NET-JRF after which one can apply in various institutions for admission to Ph.D. programs. NET is only a qualifying exam- it does not ensure one’s admission in any university. For that one has to face the interview board.
  • Students who qualify as JRF are also eligible for lectureship. Moreover, JRF qualification is considered more prestigious as JRF qualified students are entitled to a monthly stipend of 25,000 p.m. for a period of two years. On Completion of two years as JRF and if the fellow is registered for PhD, the fellowship is upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend is increased to Rs. 28,000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years.
Assistant Professor
  • After Qualifying National Eligibility Test(NET) enables a person to be eligible to apply for the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Universities and Colleges located anywhere across India.
  • The Candidates qualifying Assistant Professor exclusively will not be considered for the award of JRF.

Now a day’s many Corporate companies are opting NET cleared candidates for their vacancies or positions. Mainly for research investigation.After NET you will be eligible for a salary according to the sixth pay commission rule of the Government of India for teaching and lectureship.PSUs can utilize UGC-NET scores for the recruitment process of the posts of executives in their organizations in disciplines like science (R&D), management, corporate communications, human resources, finance, etc.

PSUs also utilize UGC-NET scores for the recruitment process of the posts of executives in their organizations in disciplines like science (R&D), management, corporate communications, human resources, finance, etc.

CBSE UGC NET Exam Eligibility

Educational QualificationAge Limit EligibilityEXEMPTION


  • Minimum 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC
  • Minimum 50 % marks for Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)
  • 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 provided they will get required % marks in exam.
  • 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 syllabus may appear in a related subject.



  • 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: ) SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants.
  • Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.


  • 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 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.
  • For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States 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.
  • Please Check Offifical notification at UGC NET WEBSITE.

UGC NET Syllabus | Recommended Books

Follow below link for details of Syllabus,Recommended books etc.

  • 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. 60 (sixty) multiple choice questions of 2 marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 (fifty). In the event of the candidate attempted more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
  • 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).
Paper No # Question Maximum Marks Time
Paper-I 60 out of which 50
question to be attempted
100 1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to
10:45 A.M.) IST
Paper-II 50 questions all are
100 1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to
10:45 A.M.) IST
Paper-III 75 questions all are
150 1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to
10:45 A.M.) IST
 All the questions of Paper – II and Paper – III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). 

UGC NET Question Paper for Previous Year

According to the coaching experts, solving previous  10 Year Question Papers of UGC NET gives you confidence and enhances your examination temperament. Solving more and more questions in a stipulated time frame is a must to do in order to get the real examination temperament. This will create a sense of self-assurance. By solving sample papers on a regular basis, students get familiar with the exam pattern and get an overview about how the actual UGC NET exam would be.

Previous Years (Past) Papers for CBSE (UGC) NET
Previous Years (Past) Papers for CBSE (UGC) NET

if you wish to download them from source you can visit to get the latest upload by ugc. Recently there was change in UGC NET Exam co-ordinating body so now it can be downloaded from CBSE UGC NET Portal

Ugc Net Qualifying Criteria And Cut-Off Percentages

Read in details about how UGC NET Exam merit list gets published- Know the Complete Process of Declaration of JRF  here Ugc Net Qualifying Criteria And Cut-Off Percentages For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility For Assistant Professor

UGC NET Exam Preparation Tips – Must Read!

CBSE NET 2017 is one of the prominent and the tough examinations of India. Qualifying this examination in the first attempt is not an easy job. By analyzing its difficulty level, CBSE NET JAN 2017 Preparation Tips are given here.

Solve the preceding year’s exam papers as it is mandatory to do so. This is the first step toward success as by solving them, the candidate can know that how complex the exam paper can be.Build your confidence level as your nervousness spoils your performance completely.

  • Download the syllabus, understand the exam pattern and purchase the books for each section. These primary steps are mandatory to be done.
  • It is beneficial to join the crash courses as the candidate can clear their doubts with the help of educational experts.
  • Try to prepare all the topics as questions come from each and every topic. But don’t mess up all these topics. Prepare it well.
  • Attempt less time – consuming questions first as time plays the vital role. Time management is mandatory.
  • Prepare each and every topic in details as the question can come from anywhere.
  • Solve the sample papers and online practice papers as this will boost the speed as well as accuracy level of the candidate.
  • Make your command over the concepts and must prepare the basic concepts first.
  • Keep practicing and improve your weak areas as it is an obligatory to eradicate the weak points.
    Summarize all the points in your mind and don’t get confused.