HOW TO START PREPARATION FOR UGC-NET

University Grants Commission conducts the National Eligibility test for Junior research fellowship [ J.R.F. ] and Assistant Professor [ A.P. ] post. Candidates while filling the form have to indicate their preference for the position [ J.R.F. / A.P. / both ]

The exam is conducted twice a year in June/July and December/January.

The NET exam is conducted in 84 subjects and Engineering graduation or post graduation isn’t included in this.

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Paper I: General Aptitude and Teaching research

This paper doesn’t have any negative markings for wrong answer. The question are on teaching and research, pedagogy, general knowledge based questions. They can be answered if you know about points like:

  • Research – What is research ? Steps in Research.
  • Communication
  • Teaching – learning process
  • Teaching aids
  • Evaluation systems
  • Thesis writing, dissertation.

Other topics and suitable links:

Topic
Link
Englishlink
Numerical aptitudelink
Data interpretationlink
Comprehensionlink
Environment        link        

Subject Specific:

The questions are MCQ’s with no negative marking for wrong answers. The basic material for study can be seen from below links. However the level of questions is of post graduate nature and hence the below material can’t be the only source of information.

Subject
Link
Indian Culture

link

Historylink
Public Administrationlink
Geographylink
Political Sciencelink

Introduction to UGC-NET

University Grants Commission conducts the National Eligibility test for Junior research fellowship [ J.R.F. ] and Assistant Professor [ A.P. ] post. Candidates while filling the form have to indicate their preference for the position [ J.R.F. / A.P. / both ]

The exam is conducted twice a year in June/July and December/January.

The NET exam is conducted in 84 subjects and Engineering graduation or post graduation isn’t included in this.

Examination

Paper
Marks
Number of Question
Duration
I10060  out  of  which  50
question to be attempted
1 hour 15 min
II10050 compulsory questions1 hour 15 min
III15075 compulsory questions2 hours 30 mins

Paper I: Teaching and research aptitude

Paper II: Subject specific

Paper III: Subject specific

Passing Marks

Category
Paper I
Paper II
Paper III
General40%40%50%
OBC/SC/ST/PWD35%35%40%

A merit list will be prepared of those who have obtained minimum marks as above. Then the top 15% of those shall be eligible for Assistant Professors.

A separate merit list is there for JRF.

Syllabus

No.
Subject Name
Syllabus
1General Paper on Teaching
 & Research Aptitude
(Paper -I)
link
2Political Sciencelink
3Public administrationlink
4Historylink
5Geographylink

Junior research Fellowship

A candidate selected as JRF can be accepted by Institutions to work as a research candidate. He is also eligible to become a Assistant Professor. UGC fellowship is provided to JRF’s if they find placement in any institution. The validity of JRF Award is 2 years within declaration of result.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:

  • Candidates should have a Masters degree with 55% marks.
  • Candidates in final year of Masters are also eligible.
  • PhD degree holders get 5% relaxation in marks in Masters i.e 50%.
  • Candidates should appear in area in which they have a post graduate degree only.
  • 28 years age is maximum limit with 5 years relaxation for special categories.

Assistant Professor

  • No age limit is there for this post.