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Changes in UGC NET eligibility criteria: Here’s what you need to know

UGC NET candidates in the Reserved Category, who earlier qualified with 15%, will now be considered at 6%

education Updated: Jul 10, 2017 16:43 IST
UGC NET, which determines the eligibility of candidates for assistant professor or junior research fellowship in Indian universities and colleges, will take place on November 19 this year
UGC NET, which determines the eligibility of candidates for assistant professor or junior research fellowship in Indian universities and colleges, will take place on November 19 this year(Hindustan Times/For representation only)

Amendments have been introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the eligibility criteria of the UGC NET (National Eligibility Test).

The test, which determines the eligibility of candidates for assistant professor or junior research fellowship in Indian universities and colleges, will take place on November 19 this year.

What are the changes?

i) Candidates in the Reserved Category, who earlier qualified with 15%, will now be considered at 6%.

ii) Changes are expected in the rule which gives preference to Reserved Category candidates in the minimum cut-off list over the Unreserved Category.

Details of the exam are expected to be declared on the official website cbsenet.nic.in by July 24, 2017.

Online applications to apply for UGC NET can be filled from August 1, 2017, till August 30. Fees for the exam can be paid up to August 31.

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on November 19, 2017 (Sunday).

The first paper of one hour and 15 minutes will be of 100 marks and held from 9.30 am to 10.45 am. It will have 60 questions out of which 50 are to be attempted.

The second paper, also of one hour and 15 minutes, will be of 100 Marks (All the 50 questions are compulsory)

The third paper of 150 Marks will stretch over two-and-a-half hours and have 75 compulsory questions. It will be held from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.