The application process for University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine the eligibility of candidates for the posts assistant professor and Junior Research Fellowship began on Monday.
The exam that is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be held on January 22, 2017, in 84 subjects in 90 cities across the country. Candidates can apply online till November 16 on the UGC-NET website of the CBSE.
Steps to apply:
1) Visit the UGC-NET website
2) Click on the link for ‘Fill Application Form’ in the middle of the page
3) New candidates can register by following these steps
a) Fill application form
b) Upload scanned photo and signature
c) Pay examination fee
d) Print confirmation page
4) Registered candidates can access their account by logging in with their application number (generated by the system while filling the application form) and password (chosen by the candidate)
The candidates should read the notification carefully to check application filling details, fee payment method, eligibility criteria like age limit and educational qualification before applying.
Candidates who qualify for the JRF are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible to apply for the post of an assistant professor in Indian universities and colleges.
The award of JRF and eligibility for assistant professor’s post depends on the performance of the candidate in all the three papers of NET. However, candidates qualifying exclusively for an assistant professor are not considered for JRF.
Candidates who have scored at least 55% in their master’s degree are eligible for NET.
The exam is conducted twice every year.
Note: Visit CBSE’s UGC-NET website regularly for the latest updates.