Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released detailed notice for CBSE UGC NET 2017. The exam will be held on November 05, 2017, and the candidates are able to apply from August 11 to September 11, 2017. The CBSE National Eligibility Test (NET) is begin conducted to award eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship. The selection of the candidates will be done as per merit, which will be prepared according to the new norms of University Grant Commission (UGC).
The candidates selected for the JRF, will also automatically qualify for Assistant Professor as well. However, the candidates will only be termed qualified, if they will qualify all the three Papers of UGC NET Nov 2017. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria, new selection procedure, application procedure, revised application fee, and more details on CBSE UGC NET Nov 2017 from this page.
CBSE UGC NET 2017 – What is New?
Application Increase – The application fee has been increased from Rs. 600 to 1000, for General category. Even for the reserved category, the amount of fee has been raised up. The candidates can check it from below:
Exam Pattern Changed: The pattern of the examination has been changed slightly. Earlier, the candidates had the option to attempt any 50 questions out of 60. However, now the candidates do have such option.
Aadhaar card compulsory – It is now required to enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth, gender to register for CBSE NET 2017. Those not in possession of Aadhaar card will have to make application for Aadhaar enrolment. Only such applicants are exempt from this who are from states of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya; they can enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number.
Amended Qualifying Criteria – UGC has amended the selection criteria for the examination. Instead of declaring top 15% category-wise merit holder qualified, 6% of the total candidates will be qualified.
Details of CBSE UGC NET 2017 – November Exam
CBSE NET Nov 2017 Important Dates
The important dates for the UGC NET 207 examination are as mentioned below. Candidates are to check these date and ensure that all the formalities for the events are fulfilled before the lapse of the deadline.
|Submission of online application form||August 11, 2017|
|Last date for applying online||September 11, 2017|
|Last date of submission of Fee through online
generated Bank Challan
|September 12, 2017|
|Correction in Particulars of application form||September 19 to 25, 2017|
|Availability of admit card||October 2017|
|CBSE UGC NET will be held on||November 05, 2017|
|Answer Keys and OMR Sheet||December 2017|
|Result||December 2017/January 2018|
Prospects of JRF and Assistant Professor
Junior Research Fellowship – The candidates who will qualify for JRF, will be able to receive a fellowship of UGC, in various institutes. The validity of JRF will be 2 years, which will come in effect from the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, if the candidate has already taken admission in M.Phil/Ph.D.D course, then the validity will be checked from the date of declaration of UGC NET 2017 result or joinining (whichever will be late).
Assistant Professor – The candidates who will be granted eligibility for Assistant Professor will be considered for recruitment in various universities, colleges, state government, etc.
|Application Form||Click Here|
|Admit Card||Click Here|
|Answer Key||Click Here|
|Question Paper||Click Here|
CBSE UGC NET 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates have at least 55% marks (50% marks for OBC / SC / ST / PwD) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this CBSE UGC NET 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.
The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
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.
Age Limit and Relaxation for CBSE UGC NET 2017
Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC / SC / ST / PWD categories and to women applicants. 3 years relaxation is permissible to the candidates possessing LLM Degree. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience.
Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)
NET / SLET / SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the UGC shall be exempted. 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 Dec 01, 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.
CBSE UGC NET 2017 Application Form
The application form of CBSE UGC NET 2017 for November paper is available online, on cbsenet.nic.in. Only the eligible candidates will be invited to submit the application form. The candidates will have to submit details related to themselves and the education qualification that they had. Apart from this, the candidates will also have to upload photograph and signature as well.
The payment of fee is another mandatory aspect of submitting the application form. Recently held CBSE UGC NET Exam Fees will be Rs. 1000 for General Candidate; Rs. 500 for OBC & Rs. 250 for SC / ST / PwD.
CBSE UGC NET Admit Card 2017
The admit card for CBE UGC NET is also called as the admission card. It will be released online, in the month of October 2017. The candidates will be able to download it by submitting the Application Number and Password. On the exam day, the candidates need to carry it mandatorily.
No candidates will receive their CBSE NET 2017 admit card via post. Also, the candidates must check the exam center mentioned on it carefully. On the exam day, the candidates will only be allowed to appear for the examination at the designated exam center only.
CBSE UGC NET 2017 Exam Centre
The examination will be held in 91 cities, across India. The candidates can check the exam list of the exam centers from below:
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Portblair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
CBSE UGC NET 2017 Syllabus
The syllabus of UGC NET is different for all the subjects. The candidates can check it from here. The candidates must ensure that they prepare as per the syllabus so that their preparation is done well.
UGC NET Nov Exam Pattern 2017
The exam pattern of CBSE UGC NET has changed a little. The candidates can check the new exam pattern from below:
Mode: The exam will be held in pen and paper mode and the candidates will have to mark answers on an OMR sheet.
Duration: Candidates will get 1 hour and 45 minutes to attempt Part I and II. However, to attempt Part III, candidates will get 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Parts: CBSE UGC NET Nov 2017 will be divided into three Parts. The details of these parts are given below.
Marking Scheme: Each question will be of 2 marks. In all the paper will be 300 marks and each Part of the exam will be of 100 marks. There is no negative marking in the exam.
Details of Parts in NET Nov 2017
Paper–I – The section will carry 50 questions, to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent
thinking and general awareness of the candidates. The candidates will have to attempt all the question within the due time period.
Paper-II – Will carry question on the chosen subjects. The number of questions and marks will be the same as Part I
Paper–III – This Part will also contain a question on the subject of the candidates. However, in this section, the number of questions will be 75 and each of it will be of
The table below will help candidates in understanding the pattern of each Part easily:
CBSE UGC NET Nov Answer Key 2017
CBSE will also release the official answer key for the exam. However, before that, the Board will upload the scanned OMR images of the answer sheet. Both will be uploaded online and the candidates may use it to predict their score in the examination.
The candidates will have the liberty to challenge the answer key. To do so, the candidates need to pay Rs. 1000 per question and also submit the proof that will support the scrutiny. If the objection is found valid, the fee amount will be refunded.
CBSE UGC NET 2017 Result
Just like all the other events of the examination, the result will also be published online. It will contain the Roll Number, Name, Subject, Marks and Percentage Obtained in each Paper. Apart from this, it will also state the qualifying status of the candidates, i.e. if they have qualified for JRF or Assistant Professorship.
CBSE UGC NET Selection Procedure 2017
The selection procedure of CBSE NET 2017 has changed. Earlier, top 15% merit holders were declared qualified. However, now the selection will be done as below:
For Assistant Professor
Step-1: The candidates must obtain aggregate minimum marks, in Paper I, II, and III. The minimum marks to be obtained are as below:
|Category||Minimum Marks to be Obtained|
|Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
Step-2: Those who will score more than the aggregate marks will be allocated merit. The merit list will be prepared in the as per the score and the cutoff mark.
Step 3: For the Assistant Professor, a total of 6% candidates will be termed qualified. However, this 6% will only include those candidates who would have appeared and qualified all the three Papers.
- The subject-wise and category-wise distribution of the slots, for qualified candidates, will be done by using the formula below, which is the same as that for JRF:
For Junior Research Fellowship
For JRF qualified candidates a seperate merit list will be prepared. It will be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned formula.
CBSE UGC NET November 2017 Certificate
The e-certificates to a qualified candidate are issued by UGC NET Bureau and not CBSE. Candidates declared qualified in NET should contact Head, UGC NET Bureau, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi.
Subjects under CBSE UGC NET 2017
There are 84 subjects, so far, under CBSE UGC NET and these are all listed as below:
- Political Science
- Social Work
- Defence and Strategic Studies
- Home Science
- Public Administration
- Population Studies*
- Hindustani Music (Vocal/Instrumental)
- Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non Formal Education
- Physical Education
- Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
- Indian Culture
- Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
- 58 Law
- Library and Information Science
- Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
- Comparative Study of Religions
- Mass Communication and Journalism
- Museology & Conservation
- Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
- Folk Literature
- Comparative Literature
- Sanskrit Traditional Subjects
- Women Studies
- Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applies Art/History of Art)
- Social Medicine & Community Health
- Forensic Science
- Computer Science and Applications
- Electronic Science
- Environmental Sciences
- International and Area Studies
- Human Rights and Duties
- Tourism Administration and Management
- Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)
- Rabindra Sangeet
- Percussion Instruments
- Drama/ Theatre