: UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP â€“ DECEMBER,2008
GRANTS COMMISSION (UGC)
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TESTING (NET) BUREAU
UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND
ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP â€“ DECEMBER,2008
date for receipt of duly completed Application Forms at the respective Test
Centres is 07-11-2008.
Candidates should submit their
Application Forms only to the Registrar of the University from where they wish
to appear in the Test as indicated in item 10 below. The application must be
strictly as per the prescribed format.
APPLICATION SENT DIRECTLY
TO THE UGC OFFICE WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
1) The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National
Eligibility Test (NET) on 28th December, 2008 (Sunday) for determining the
eligibility of Indian nationals for the Award of Junior Research Fellowships
(JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges. UGC
will conduct NET in 77 (seventy seven) subjects (listed under item no. 9) at
66 (sixty six) selected University Centres (listed under Item no. 10) spread
across the country.
The result of the UGC-NET held on
29th June, 2008 and the one to be held on 28th December, 2008 will be made
available on the UGC website : www.ugc.ac.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 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) candidates
will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the Commission.
2) 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
finding their 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 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.
3) CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY :
i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding
off) in Masterâ€™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 Masterâ€™s degree examination are eligible for this Test.
ii) Candidates who have appeared
OR will be appearing at the qualifying Masterâ€™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 Masterâ€™s degree examination or equivalent with at least
55% marks (50% 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 Masterâ€™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/SC/ST/PH/VH
certificate along with their Application Forms.
Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in
support of their eligibility alongwith the 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, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable
for legal action.
4) AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION :
i) Junior Research Fellowship : Not more than 28 years as on
01.12.2008. 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
Three yearsâ€™ 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 : No upper age
5) EXEMPTION (ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP) :
i) For M. Phil/ Ph.D candidates: The candidates having Ph.D. Degree in
the concerned subject are exempted from NET for Under Graduate and Post
Graduate level teaching. The candidates having M. Phil Degree in the concerned
subject are exempted from NET for Under Graduate level teaching only. The
candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also
exempted from appearing in NET.
ii) 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. All SET qualified candidates are also eligible to appear in NET, if
they so desire.
6) EXAMINATION FEE AND MODE OF PAYMENT :
For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other
Backward Classes (OBC), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PH/VH candidates,
it is Rs. 110/-. The fee should be paid in the form of a single crossed demand
draft from any Government of India Bank/Scheduled Government Bank payable at
their Service Branch, New Delhi/Delhi only with six monthsâ€™ validity drawn
in favour of the Secretary, U.G.C., New Delhi. Fee once paid, will not be
refunded under any circumstances.
7) SCHEME AND DATE OF TEST :
(i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will
be held on 28th December, 2008 in two separate sessions as under:
First Session: Paper I; 100 marks 1Â¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First Session: Paper II; 100 marks 1Â¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second Session: Paper III; 200 marks 2Â½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 04.00 P.M.)
Syllabus of Test:
Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in
and are also available in the libraries of all Indian universities. UGC will
not send the syllabus to individual candidates.
In Paper III, candidate has the
option to answer either in Hindi or in English in all subjects except the
languages where the candidate is required to write in the concerned language
only. In case of Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science and
Environmental Sciences, the question papers will be in English only.
In case of any discrepancy found
in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be
taken as final.
ENCLOSURES TO BE SENT WITH THE APPLICATION
Candidates should send the following documents with their application:-
i) A crossed Bank Draft towards examination fee payable to Secretary,
University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Candidates should mention their name,
Subject Code and Centre Code on the reverse of the Demand Draft.
ii) SC/ST/Visually Handicapped/Physically Handicapped/ OBC certificates, in
case applicable, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.
iii) Two self addressed unstamped envelopes of 10â€ X 4â€ size.
The candidates are advised to check the following points carefully before
submission of application:-
i) Whether they fulfil the eligibility conditions for the Test as
prescribed under the heading â€˜CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITYâ€™ and â€˜AGE
ii) Whether they have filled all the columns of the Application Form
iii) Whether they have filled the name of the subject and centre as well as
their codes in columns 3 and 4 respectively.
iv) Whether they have filled their CATEGORY in Column 8 in words, viz.,
v) Whether VH/PH candidates have filled Column 9 correctly. Only VH/PH
candidates have to fill this column and the others have to leave it blank.
vi) Whether they have signed the Application Form and Attendance Slip.
EXAM. DATE : 28-12-2008
CLOSING DATE : 07-11-2008