UGC-NET IN OBJECTIVE MODE FROM JUNE, 2012

UGC-NET IN OBJECTIVE MODE FROM JUNE, 2012 ONWARDS
1. The UGC-NET will be conducted in objective mode from June 2012 onwards. The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions as under:
Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
First I 60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted 50×2 = 100 1¼ Hours (09.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.)
First II 50 questions all of which are compulsory 50×2 = 100 1¼ Hours (10.45 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.)
Second III 75 questions all of which are compulsory 75×2 = 150 2½ Hours (01.30 p.m. to 04.00 p.m.)
2. The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
Category Minimum marks (%) to be obtained
Paper-I Paper-II Paper-III
General 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 67.5 (45%) rounded off to 68
PH/VH/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40%)
Only such candidates who obtain the minimum required marks in each Paper, separately, as mentioned above, will be considered for final preparation of result.

However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

3. The syllabus of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III will remain the same.
4. The candidates will be allowed to carry the carbon printout of OMR Response Sheets with them on conclusion of the examination.
5. There will be no negative marking.

UGC-NET JUNE 2012

It is notified that the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Lectureship will be held on 24th June 2012 (SUNDAY) in Humanities, Social Sciences (including languages), Computer Sciences and Applications and Electronics Science etc. the candidates who desire to apear in the test may see the detailed Notification available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in and www.ugcnetonline.in The candidates are required to apply online.

The last date for applyin online is 30th April, 2012 and last date for receiving the printout of online Application form etc. at UGC-NET Centres is 07th May, 2012

(HEAD, NET BUREAU)

Important dates :
i)Last date for Applying On-Line 30-04-2012

ii)Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (2 copies), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) at the respective test centre opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category certificate(s) ) 07-05-2012

NOTE : PRINTOUT OF ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM SENT DIRECTLY TO THE UGC OFFICE WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

Before submission of the online Application Form, the candidate should read this notification carefully.

The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 24th JUNE 2012 (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 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 24th December 2011 and the one to be held on 24th June, 2012 will be made available on the UGC websites: www.ugc.ac.in and www.ugcnetonline.in 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 Commission.

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP :
Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding 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 who 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.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY :
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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 along with 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.

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 :
Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.06.2012. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/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.
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.

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 State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their SET.

EXAMINATION FEE AND MODE OF PAYMENT :
For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website : www.ncbc.nic.in ), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PH/VH candidates, it is Rs. 110/-. The candidate is to fill the Bank Challan Form in triplicate (Bank Copy, UGC Copy & Candidate’s Copy) as given in the Notification. All the three copies of the Challan Form have to be submitted in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-. The bank will retain its copy and return the other two copies of the challan to the candidate. The candidate has to attach the UGC copy of the challan with the printout of online Application Form which he/she has to submit to the Registrar of UGC-NET Centre opted by the candidate.

Please note that 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.

SUBJECTS :
The list of NET subjects along with their respective codes is as given below:
Subject Code Name of the Subject
01 Economics
02 Political Science
03 Philosophy
04 Psychology
05 Sociology
06 History
07 Anthropology
08 Commerce
09 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 Bengali
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 Islamic Studies
50 Indian Culture
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/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 Arts – Dance/Drama/Theatre
66 Museology & 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/ Vyakarna/ Mimamsa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva 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

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*The candidates with Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject “Population Studies” (Code 15).

**The candidates with Master’s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in the subject ‘Women Studies’ (Code 74).

TEST CENTRES :
The Test Centres with their respective codes are given below. Printout of Online Application Form should be addressed to the Registrar of the respective University Test Centres. However, candidates desirous of appearing at the Centre Code No. 65 shall address their Application Forms to the Principal of the College.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGE OF CENTRE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

LIST OF NET CENTRES

Centre Code Name of the Centre

01 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202 002.
02 University of Allahabad, Allahabad – 211 002.
03 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003.
04 Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar – 791 111.
05 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005.
06 Bangalore University, Bengaluru – 560 056.
07 M.P. Bhoj Open University, Raja Bhoj Marg, Bhopal – 462 016.
08 Berhampur University, Berhampur – 760 007.
09 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046.
10 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli – 620 024.
11 University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713 104.
12 University of Calcutta, Kolkata – 700 073.
13 University of Calicut, Kozhikode – 673 635.
14 Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut – 250 005.
15 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur – 208 024.
16 Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi – 682 022.
17 Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector – 16 C, Dwarka , New Delhi – 110075
18 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya , Indore – 452 001.
19 Dr. B. S. A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad – 431 004.
20 Gauhati University, Guwahati – 781 014.
21 Goa University, Goa – 403 203.
22 Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur–273 009.
23 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad – 380 009.
24 Gulbarga University, Gulbarga – 585 106.
25 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – 143 005.
26 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla – 171 005.
27 University of Jammu, Jammu (Tawi) – 180 006.
28 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur – 342 001.
29 Jiwaji University, Gwalior – 474 011.
30 Karnatak University, Dharwad – 580 003.
31 University of Kashmir, Srinagar – 190 006.
32 University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 034.
33 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 132 119.
34 University of Lucknow, Lucknow – 226 007.
35 M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390 002.
36 University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005.
37 Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai – 625 021.
38 Mangalore University, Mangalore – 574 199.
39 Manipur University, Imphal – 795 003.
40 Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur – 313 001.
41 University of Mumbai, Dr. S.D. Sharma Bhavan, Vidyanagri, Kalina, Santacruz (E), Mumbai – 400 098.
42 Nagarjuna University, Guntur – 522 510.
43 Nagpur University, Nagpur – 440 001.
44 North Bengal University, Darjeeling – 734 430.
45 North Eastern Hill University, Shillong – 793 022.
46 Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500 007.
47 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur – 492 010.
48 Panjab University, Chandigarh – 160 014.
49 Patna University, Patna – 800 005.
50 University of Pune, Pune – 411 007.
51 University of Rajasthan, Jaipur – 302 004.
52 Ranchi University, Ranchi – 834 008.
53 Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482 001.
54 H.N. Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar-246 174
55 Sambalpur University, Sambalpur – 768 019.
56 Saurashtra University, Rajkot – 360 005.
57 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – 517 502.
58 Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur – 812 007.
59 Tripura University, Agartala – 799 004.
60 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar – 751 004.
61 Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra – 282 004.
62 Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer – 305 009.
63 Mizoram University, Mizoram, Post Box No.190, Aizawl –796 012.
64 Nagaland University, P.B.341, Lumani, Kohima –797 001.
65 Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair – 744 104.
66 Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa – 486 003.
67 Assam University, Silchar – 788 011 (Assam).
68 Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh – 786 004.
69 Sikkim University, 6th Mile, Samdur, P.O. Tadong-737 102 (Gangtok, Sikkim).
70 Tezpur University, Tezpur – 784 028.
71 Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
72 Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak – 124 001.
73 Punjabi University, Patiala – 147 002.
74 University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore – 570 005.

HOW TO APPLY (APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE) :

STEPS FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
The candidates are required to download the Bank Challan Performa from the UGC website and then deposit the requisite test fee in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-.

Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the following : (i) Scanned passport (pp) size photograph in JPEG format of less than 300 kb, (ii) Copy of Bank Challan (fee receipt).

Candidate seeking admission to the Test must apply online (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.in OR through a link available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in ).

After successful submission, the candidate should take printout of online Application Form (two copies), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.

SC/ST/PH/VH candidates and candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer) (as per the Central list of OBC available on website : www.ncbc.nic.in ) must enclose the attested copy of certificate for the same.

Candidates seeking age relaxation must enclose the certificate of educational qualification/research experience entitling the candidates for age relaxation. (for details, please see item no. 4).

The Application (consisting of two copies of printout of online application form, one copy of Attendance Slip and one copy of Admission Card) alongwith required documents (as mentioned in item No. 13) must reach the Registrar of the University (UGC Test Centre) on or before 07.05.2012.

Application received after 07.05.2012 at the Test Centre will be rejected.

Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on UGC website (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.in OR through a link available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in ). Please note that Fee submitted through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.

The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP, JUNE, 2012”.

The candidates must affix their recent identical passport size photographs, at the places indicated, on the printout of Online Application Form and must sign across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads over the Application Form beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/Principal of the College/Class-I Gazetted Officer.

In order to avoid last minute rush, the candidates are advised to apply early enough. UGC will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature in submission of online application during last days.