(Notification) UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship: June 2011
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 Commission.
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:
|First||I||100||1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)|
|First||II||100||1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)|
|Second||III||200||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.
Paper-II 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.
The candidate 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:
|CATEGORY||MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS|
|PAPER - I||PAPER - II||PAPER - I + PAPER - II|
|GENERAL||40||40||100 (50 %)|
|OBC/PH/VH||35||35||90 (45 %)|
|SC/ST||35||35||80 (40 %)|
The minimum qualifying criteria for award of JRF is as follows:
|CATEGORY||MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS|
|PAPER - I||PAPER - II||PAPER - I + PAPER - II||PAPER - III|
|GENERAL||40||40||100 (50 %)||100 (50 %)|
|OBC/PH/VH||35||35||90 (45 %)||90 (45 %)|
|SC/ST||35||35||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 CIRCUMSTANCES.
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 be entertained.
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 be accepted.
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 Notification.
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.