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CBSE UGC NET Examination | Complete Details

Posted by Jolly Shringi
June 7, 2017

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National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC).

CBSE UGC NET is a national level exam conducted two times in a year i.e. in January and July month to determine the eligibility of Indian candidates for Junior Research Fellowship and for Assistant Professor or for both.

Why to choose UGC NET?

CBSE UGC NET is a national level exam meant for scrutinizing the expert of the knowledge required for holding the position of Lecturers/professors/ associates/ research fellows at Indian varsities & colleges.

Main career scope after UGC NET:

To building your Career in the Lecturer or Assistant/Associate Professorship.

To building your Career in Junior Research Fellowship.

To building your Career in both Lecturer or Research Fellowship.

CBSE UGC NET Examination Eligibility Criteria

CBSE UGC NET Eligibility criteria is define in two main aspects given below:

  • Education Qualification
  • Age Limits

Education Qualification required for UGC NET:

To appear in the UGC NET exam the education qualification below mentioned should be fulfill:


  • General Category Candidates – 55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree.
  • ST/SC/OBC/ PWD Candidates – 50% aggregate in Master’s Degree.
  • The appearing candidates of final year are also eligible to apply for the examination (provided they have to qualify the examination before awarding the post).
  • Those candidates will get 5% relaxation in aggregate marks whose master’s degree was completed by 19th September 1991.
  • The candidates can apply for UGC NET Exam only for the subject in which they have completed their Master’s Degree and in case the subject is not in the list they may apply for the related subject.
  • The candidates must have passed their PG Degree from well recognized Universities and Colleges.
  • The candidates belonging to the OBC, ST/SC category or PWD, are required to submit attested copy of the category certificate along


Age Limits to Apply for UGC NET:

  • The candidates who are applying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship must not age more than 28 years.
  • There are not such upper age limit criteria for Assistant Professors.

    Age Relaxation

  • 5 years’ age relaxation will be provided to candidates belonging to OBC, ST, SC, PWD.
  • 5 years’ age relaxation will be provided 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.
  • 3 Years Relaxation in Age will be provided to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree.

Latest Notification for UGC NET 2017

Latest notification from the UGC for the National Eligibility Test are:

Download the CBSE UGC NET 2017 Admit card here:  UGC NET Admit Card

The notification for the UGC NET July will be release soon stay updated.

UGC NET Exam Subjects

 There are 99 subjects in the UGC NET Exam:

Check the UGC NET Subject list here: UGC NET Exam Subjects

 National Eligibility Test (NET) Examination Paper Highlights

Paper Mode No. of Questions Exam time
UGC NET 2017 Paper I Offline mode 100 09:30 am to 10:45 am
UGC NET 2017 Paper II 100 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
UGC NET 2017 Paper III 150 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm


  • Types of question (MCQ)– The question will be of multiple choices. Candidates have to choose correct response from the given options.
  • Marking Scheme – Each question will be of 2 marks
  • Negative Marking – There is no negative marking for incorrect answer


National Eligibility Test (NET) Examination Paper Pattern

UGC NET Paper Pattern has the following duration and marks:

Paper Pattern
paper pattern

Minimum Marks Needed to Qualify UGC NET

Category Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
Paper-I Paper-II Paper-III
General 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
ST/SC/PWD/OBC 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40%)

What are the Benefits of Qualifying UGC NET?

The benefits after cracking the UGC NET are:

After Qualifying the UGC NET candidate can go for various PSU jobs listed below:

  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
  • Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)

The candidate can also work in the various Academic Department they are:

  • Program Executive
  • Transmission Executive
  • Author
  • Center Manager
  • IP Lead
  • Lab Trainer
  • Guest Faculty
  • Consultant
  • Coaching Tutor – Online or Offline


You can also go for best Universities and Colleges that accept the score card apply with the UGC NET score card for the Assistant Professor posts and many other posts given below:


  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
  • Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Senior Professor
  • Professor of Eminence
  • Dean/Director
  • Pro- Vice Chancellor
  • Vice Chancellor
  • Chancellor


Difference between CSIR NET & CBSE UGC NET

Many students have same doubt “How the CSIR UGC NET EXAM is different from the CBSE UGC NET EXAM?” get your answer here-

CSIR and UGC are two different governmental departments and both conduct their respective NET entrance exam. The former is conducted for the Science stream, whereas the latter is conducted for all the other streams called as CBSE UGC NET.

CSIR NET exam is an exam which checks the eligibility of the candidates to apply for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS). The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, conducts the Joint CSIR UGC NET exam in the field of science. Candidates having or pursuing their Master’s degree in Science Stream are only eligible for CSIR NET Exam.

CSIR NET can be done in the following 5 subjects:

  • CSIR NET General Aptitude
  • CSIR NET Life Science
  • CSIR NET Chemical Science
  • CSIR NET Physical Science
  • CSIR NET Mathematical Science
  • CSIR NET Earth Science

Whereas CBSE UGC NET is conducted in the 99 subjects.

Hope this blog will help you in knowing the complete details of the CBSE UGC NET Examination.

Best of Luck!

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