CBSE UGC NET 2017 (July) Application Form, Exam Date Apply Online

National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) as an offline examination of UGC NET. It is 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. Junior Research Fellowship awardees will be eligible to pursue research in their PG subject. They will pursue the research from IITs or other national organizations and are also eligible for the post of Assistant professor in Indian colleges/Universities. Check all the information about CBSE UGC NET 2017 including the application form, eligibility, exam dates, pattern, etc below.

Application form will be available from 3rd week of April 2017-Check how to apply for UGC NET 2017- 

Important Dates

Online application form startsMay 2017
Last date to submit the form3rd week of May 2017
Last date of fee submission3rd week of May 2017
Corrections of application form4th week of May 2017 to 1st week of June 2017
Admit Card Availability4th week of June 2017
Exam Date2nd  week of July 2017

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limit for Junior Research Fellowship is 28 years as on 1st July 2017.
  • For OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD category candidates, 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided.
  • Candidates possessing M. degree will be eligible for 3 years relaxation in age.
  • Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience.
  • No prescribed upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidates applying for CBSE NET 2017 should have qualified the Master’s degree or equivalent in listed subjects scoring 55% from any state or central recognized university (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
  • 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). These candidates must have qualified their Master’s degree within 2 years from the date of NET results.
  • Those candidates will get 5% relaxation in aggregate marks whose master’s degree was completed by 19th September 1991.
  • The candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Master’s only. The candidates whose post-graduate subjects are not listed in the prescribed list can appear in the related subjects.

 UGC NET 2017 Application Fee

  • The Application fee is payable through credit/ debit card or through e-challan.
  • The fee through e-challan will be paid in cash to Canara/ICICI/ Syndicate /HDFC bank.
Rs. 600/-GEN
Rs. 300/-OBC-NCL
Rs. 150/-SC/ST/PwD

UGC NET  Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode: Offline mode.
  • OMR Sheet: Candidates have to mark their responses on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet.
  • Papers: The test will consist of three papers.
  • Type of Questions: All the papers will have objective type questions.
  • Number of Paper: Total 185 questions will be asked in NET which are divided into 3 papers.
  • Number of Questions: Paper-I will have 60 questions, (only 50 questions has to attempt); Paper-II will have 50 questions and Paper-III will have 75 questions.
  • Medium of Paper: Choice for paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form. Candidate can choose the paper medium either Hindi or English.
  • Subjects: The Paper-I consists of General Aptitude Questions. Paper-II and III contains questions related to the concerned subject.
  • Exam Duration: Paper-1 and Paper-II will be of 11/4 hours Paper-III will be of 21/2
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will carry 2 marks and there is no negative marking.
PaperNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam TimeExam Duration
I60 questions (50 to be attempted)10009:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.11/4 hours
II50 compulsory questions10009:30   A.M. to 10:45 A.M.11/4 hours
III75 compulsory questions15002:00   P.M. to 04:30 P.M.21/2 hours

UGC NET 2017 Admit Card

  • The admit card of July session will be uploaded on the website in the last week of June 2017.
  • An acceptable Photo Identity Card is any one of College/Institute Identity Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving license, Pan Card, Voters Id Card, etc.
  • Candidates need to bring the admit card to the test centre in addition to a Photo-Identity Card.

UGC NET 2017 Result

  • The result for January session will be declared in the month of December 2017 and will be announce online on the official website of CBSE NET.
  • Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and date of birth.

UGC NET 2017 Answer Key

  • The exam conducting authority will release the UGC NET answer key 2017, after the successful conduct of examination.
  • In the second week of September 2017, the answer key for January session is expected to be published.
  • Candidates also have the opportunity to challenge the OMR Sheet/answer key.
  • For challenging each question, the authority will charge Rs. 1000/-.
  • The fee will be refunded, if the challenge is accepted.
  • The result will be prepared on the basis of final answer key.

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Cut Off

  • To be considered for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor The minimum marks need to be score in paper-I, paper-II and paper-III is given below:
CategoryMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
OBC-NCL/PwD/SC/ST35 marks (35%)35 marks (35%)60 marks (40%)
General40 marks (40%)40 marks (40%)75  arks (50%)
  • Subject-wise and category-wise merit list will be drawn for those candidates who will meet the cut-off scores.
  • Separate merit list for JRF will be prepared from amongst 15% UGC NET qualifiers.
  • Merit list will be prepared using the aggregate scores of candidates in all the three papers.
  • Top 15% candidates will be declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Syllabus

  • The syllabus of National Eligibility Test (NET) is different for different subjects.
  • Candidates must prepare as per the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE.
  • The subjects included in NET are more than 94.
  • It is difficult to provide the syllabus of all the subjects here. 
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