NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TESTING
NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR
LECTURESHIP Ã¢â‚¬â€œ JUNE, 2008
EXAM. DATE :
CLOSING DATE : 02-05-2008
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Last date for receipt of duly completed Application Forms at the respective
Test Centres is 02-05-2008. 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 29th June, 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 30th December, 2007 and the one to be held
on 29th June, 2008 will be made available on the UGC website : http://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. The qualified candidates will also be eligible for
Lectureship. 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 grace or
rounding off) in MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 grace or
rounding off) in MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree examination are eligible for this Test.
ii) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the
qualifying MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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
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
01.06.2008. 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
appropriate authority. Three yearsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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 limit.
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 shall be 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
monthsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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 29th June, 2008 in two separate sessions as under :
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. Paper-II shall consist of short
questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each of these papers
will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 objective type questions. The
candidate will have to mark the response for each question on the Optical Mark
Reader (OMR) sheet provided alongwith the Test Booklet. The detailed
instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be sent to the candidate along
with the Admit Card. Paper-III will 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 format of Paper-III has been revised w.e.f.
June,2005 UGC-NET and is available on the UGC website http://www.ugc.ac.in/.
A candidate who does not appear in Paper-I will not be permitted to appear
in paper-II and paper-III. Paper-III will be evaluated only for those
candidates who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and
ii) For Visually Handicapped candidates, thirty minutesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
extra time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For
paper-III, forty five minutesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ extra time shall be provided. They will also
be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject
other than that of the candidate.
iii) Syllabus of Test: Syllabi for all NET subjects can be
downloaded from the UGC Website http://www.ugc.ac.in/
and are also available in the libraries of all Indian universities. UGC will
not send the syllabus to individual candidates.
iv) 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.
v) In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi
versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.
8) IMPORTANT :
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
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.
9) SUBJECTS :
The list of NET subjects along with their respective codes are as
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 Oriya 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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ
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.
* The candidates who have
completed their MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Degree in Geography (with specialization in
Population Studies) or Mathematics/Statistics are also eligible to appear in
the subject Ã¢â‚¬Å“Population StudiesÃ¢â‚¬Â(Code 15).
10) The Test Centres with their respective codes are given
below. Application 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 :
LIST OF NET CENTRES
Code - Centres
01 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 202 002.
02 University of Allahabad, Allahabad Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 211 002.
03 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 530 003.
04 Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 791 111.
05 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 221 005.
06 Bangalore University, Bangalore Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 560 056.
07 M.P. Bhoj Open University, Govindpura, Bhopal Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 462 023.
08 Berhampur University, Berhampur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 760 007.
09 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 641 046.
10 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 620 024.
11 University of Burdwan, Burdwan Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 713 104.
12 University of Calcutta, Kolkata Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 700 073.
13 University of Calicut, Kozhikode Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 673 635.
14 Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 250 005.
15 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 208 024.
16 Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 682 022.
17 Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 110 025.
18 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya , Indore Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 452 001.
19 Dr. B. S. A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 431 004.
20 Gauhati University, Guwahati Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 781 014.
21 Goa University, Goa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 403 203.
22 Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurÃ¢â‚¬â€œ273 009.
23 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 380 009.
24 Gulbarga University, Gulbarga Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 585 106.
25 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 143 005.
26 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 171 005.
27 University of Jammu, Jammu (Tawi) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 180 006.
28 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 342 001.
29 Jiwaji University, Gwalior Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 474 011.
30 Karnatak University, Dharwad Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 580 003.
31 University of Kashmir, Srinagar Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 190 006.
32 University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 695 034.
33 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 132 119.
34 University of Lucknow, Lucknow Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 226 007.
35 M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 390 002.
36 University of Madras, Chennai Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 600 005.
37 Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 625 021.
38 Mangalore University, Mangalore Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 574 199.
39 Manipur University, Imphal Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 795 003.
40 Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 313 001.
41 University of Mumbai, Mumbai Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 400 032.
42 Nagarjuna University, Guntur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 522 510.
43 Nagpur University, Nagpur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 440 001.
44 North Bengal University, Darjeeling Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 734 430.
45 North Eastern Hill University, Shillong Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 793 022.
46 Osmania University, Hyderabad Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 500 007.
47 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 492 010.
48 Panjab University, Chandigarh Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 160 014.
49 Patna University, Patna Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 800 005.
50 University of Pune, Pune Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 411 007.
51 University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 302 004.
52 Ranchi University, Ranchi Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 834 008.
53 Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 482 001.
54 H.N. Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar-246 174
55 Sambalpur University, Sambalpur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 768 019.
56 Saurashtra University, Rajkot Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 360 005.
57 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 517 502.
58 Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 812 007.
59 Tripura University, Agartala Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 799 004.
60 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 751 004.
61 Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 282 004.
62 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 305 009.
63 Mizoram University, Mizoram, Post Box No.190, Aizawl Ã¢â‚¬â€œ796012.
64 Nagaland University, P.B.341, Lumani, Kohima Ã¢â‚¬â€œ797 001.
65 Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Port
Blair Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 744 104.
66 Dr. Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 486 003.
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 submitting the Application Forms.
ii) Candidates will be issued the Admission Card by the
respective Test Centres. 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
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
v) No TA will be paid to the candidates.
vi) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.
vii) The decision of the Commission shall be final in all
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.
Cellular phones, pagers 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) for appearing in the UGC-NET till 25th June,2008, are
advised to contact the office of Registrar/Co-ordinator of their UGC-NET
Centres from 26th to 28th June, 2008, with 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. 29th June, 2008) under any
xiv) The descriptive papers, i.e., Paper-III of language
subjects must be answered in the concerned language only.
ENCLOSURES TO BE SENT WITH THE
Candidates should send the following documents with their
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 10Ã¢â‚¬Â X 4Ã¢â‚¬Â 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 Ã¢â‚¬ËœCONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITYÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœAGE
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.