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UGC NET Examination December 2013

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 29 Dec 2013 30 Oct 2013

Exam Details:

Junior Research Fellowship/Eligibility for Lectureships

The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 29th December 2013 (SUNDAY) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges. UGC will conduct NET in 79 subjects including Santali new subject (listed under item no. 9) at 84 (Eighty Four, including five new centres) selected NET Coordinating Institutions (listed under Item no. 10) spread across the country.

The result of the UGC-NET to be held on 29th December, 2013 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 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 and 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 SC/ST/VH/PH)/OBC (non-creamy layer), as per the central list of other backward classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Govt of India website www.ncbc.nic.in, candidates will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the Commission

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP:

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 from 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

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

Bodo

95

Santali

 

*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).

Eligibility:

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION

i.            Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.12.2013. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/ PWD/OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in) 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.            Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

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 Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The 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.

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/Assistant Professor 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/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.

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 belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD category are required to submit attested copy of the category 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.

vi.            Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.  (www.aiuweb.org)

EXEMPTION (ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)

i.            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.

ii.            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 Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 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.
How To Apply:

STEPS FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

i.            Candidate seeking admission to the Test (UGC-NET, December, 2013) must apply online (i.e. www.ugcnetonline.in OR through a link available on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in).

ii.            Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the Scanned passport size photograph in JPEG format of less than 300 kb. 

iii.            After filling all the details for applying online for NET, the computer will automatically generate your ‘Bank Challan’ indicating your details therein A print out of this Bank Challan may be taken by the candidate for payment through cash, on the next working day (after generating the challan from www.ugcnetonline.in) at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI) alongwith bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-

iv.            Two days after the payment of fee at SBI through filled Bank Challan, the candidate is required to check the status of fee payment at UGC website www.ugcnetonline.in) and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of online Application Form (one copy), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.

v.            SC/ST/PWD 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.

vi.            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).

vii.            The Application (consisting of one copy of printout of online application form and one copy of Attendance Slip) along with bank challan and other required documents (as mentioned in item No. 13) must reach the Registrar/Principal of the Coordinating Institution on or before 09.11.2013.

viii.            The candidates should retain the print out of online Admission card with them and will bring it on the day of examination after affixing the identical passport size photograph. The photograph must be signed across by the candidate after affixing, so that a part of the signature spreads over the Admit Card. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/ Principal of the College/ class-I Gazetted officer.

ix.            It may be noted that no Admission Card will be issued by the respective NET Coordinating Institutions. Candidates are requested to ascertain their venue of the test/seating arrangement from the website of the respective NET Coordinating Institution and note it in their printout of online Admission Card at least 10 days before the Test, i.e. upto 19th December, 2013.

x.            The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card also along with their printout of online Admission Card on the day of examination.

xi.            It may be pointed out that noting of seating arrangement/venue of test from the website of respective NET Coordinating Institutions will be the sole responsibility of candidate only. The NET Coordinating Institutions will not inform to the candidate separately regarding the seating arrangement/Venue of Test.

xii.            Application received after 09.11.2013 at the NET Coordinating Institutions will not be considered.

xiii.            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.

xiv.            The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DECEMBER, 2013”.

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

xvi.            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.

EXAMINATION FEE

General Candidates:                                                   Rs.450/-

Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer, as per the

Central list of OBC available on website:

www.ncbc.nic.in)                                                      Rs.225/-

SC/ST/PWD candidates                                              Rs.110/-

MODE OF PAYMENT

i.            After filling all the details for applying online for NET, the computer will automatically generate your ‘Bank Challan’ indicating your details therein. A print out of this Bank Challan may be taken by the candidate for payment through cash, on the next working day (after generating the challan from www.ugcnetonline.in) at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI) alongwith bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-

ii.            Two days after the payment of fee at SBI through filled Bank Challan, the candidate is required to check the status of fee payment at UGC website (www.ugcnetonline.in) and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of online Application Form (one copy), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.

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/Principal of UGC-NET Coordinating Institution 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.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

i.            The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 29th December, 2013 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:

Session

Paper

Marks

Number of Question

Duration

First

I

100

60 out of which 50 question to be attempted

1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)

First

II

100

50 questions all are compulsory

1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)

Second

III

150

75 questions all are compulsory

2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 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. 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.

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 questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet.

The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be uploaded on UGC website (www.ugcnetonline.in or www.ugc.ac.in) in the last week of November, 2013. It may be noted that instructions to candidates will not be sent to the candidate by post.

PROCEDURE & CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF RESULT:

This will comprise of following steps:

Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor:

The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III
Important Dates:

Last date for Applying Online: 30 October 2013
National Eligibility Test (NET) on: 29th December 2013 (SUNDAY)

Last date of submission of Fee through online generated SBI Bank Challan: 02 November 2013
Last date of taking printout of Application Form, Attendance Slip and Admit Card from UGC website: 05 November 2013
Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form & Attendance Slip at the respective Coordinating University opted by the candidate: 09 November 2013
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