UGC National Eligibility Test 2012
The UGC NET examination is a test conducted by the University Grants Commission. Students who wish to qualify for Award for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureships in universities and colleges in India can enroll for this test. Candidates who wish to appear for both should clearly specify the same while filling in the application form.
Those who qualify in JRF can pursue their research in any subject or the subject of their interest in the Post Graduation level. They are also eligible for the post of lecture in any University or Institute in India
The UGC NET question paper is divided three parts. The exams will be held on the same day in two parts. In the morning session there will be paper 1 and paper 2. The first paper will be on the General awareness, Logical Reasoning, Different and divergent Thinking and Reading Comprehension. It consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The duration of this test is 75 minutes. Next is paper 2 which consists of short answer questions. It will be based on the subject chosen by the candidate. The duration of this test is again 75 minutes. Both these test will be held continuously. In the afternoon we have the third paper. The duration is 150 minutes. It is a descriptive paper. Candidates have to answer the questions in the booklet provided with the questions. This paper will be held under evaluation only for those candidates who qualify in paper 1 and paper 2.
Subjects to choose for UGC NET
- Political Science
- Social Work
- Defense and Strategic Studies
- Home Science
- Public Administrations
- Population Studies
- Adult Education
- Physical Education
- Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
- Indian Culture
- Labour Welfare
- Library and Information Science
- Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
- Comparative Study of Religions
- Mass Communication and Journalism
- Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre
- Museology & Conservation
- Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
- Folk Literature
- Comparative Literature
- Sanskrit traditional subjects
- Women Studies
- Visual Art
- Social Medicine & Community Health
- Forensic Science
- Computer Science and Applications
- Electronic Science
- Environmental Sciences
- Human Rights and Duties
- Tourism Administration and Management
Candidates who have secured 55% or above in their Post Graduation or its equivalent can apply for the test. The course should have been done from a recognized university. Candidates who are currently doing their final year in Master’s or those who are waiting for their results are also eligible to apply. However they will be given admittance in JRF only if they have passed with the required marks.
Those candidates who are having Ph.D are not allowed to appear for NET for Under Graduate and Post Graduate level of Teaching. Those who have qualified for UGC or CSIR before 1989 are also exempted.
The candidates who have qualified in State Eligibility Test before December 1st 2002 are also not allowed to appear for NET. Those who have passed in SET held after 1st JUNE 2002 are eligible to apply for the post of lecture. They can apply only to those universities which are in the same state from where they completed SET.
How to Apply?
The applicants can download the form from the official website of UGC. They should also download the application form and attendance slip. The link to the website is www.ugc.ac.in. The applicants should read the form carefully and fill up all the required columns correctly. After filling up the form the candidates are required to send two copies of the form. Both shall be sent to the registrar office at UGC.
How to fill the Form?
The applicants should be extra careful while filling the form. Once the forms are submitted no more changes can be made. The centre code and the subject should be entered clearly. If by mistake a candidate appears for a wrong examination then he/she will not be allowed to attend the test. Moreover their candidature will also be cancelled. Candidates should cross check that they have attached all the important documents before sending it to UGC.
Exemptions to be taken care while filling in form
While filling the application forms the candidate should be aware of certain exemptions. Such as:
- The candidates should be 19 years or above and below 28 years.
- Those belonging to other classes can apply if they are 33 years or below.
- Female candidates who are physically and visually handicapped can apply if they are below 33 years.
- The upper age limit for LS is same as above.
The UGC NET exam is held twice in a year. They are held in June 2012 and December 2011/2012. The notification details and other important announcement are made in March and September 2012 respectively. They can be also checked in The Employment News.
Date of UGC NET entrance test by June last week, 2012.
- Notifications will be published by March last week, 2012
- Final date for online application April last Week, 2012
- Final date of submitting the documents at the center: May first Week, 2012
- Date of common entrance Exam is by December last week, 2011/2012
- Final date for submitting he completed form is by September end, 2011/2012
List of UGC NET Exam centers
- New Delhi
- Port Blair
Contact Address for the UGC NET
- University Grant Commission (U G C), Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, Pin:110 002
- Ph. No: 23232701/23236735/ 23239437/ 23235733/23237721/23232317/ 23234116/23236351/23230813/ 23232485
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://www.ugc.ac.in/
Coaching Centers for UGC NET
- CRB Excelsior
- Science Point
- Brilliant Tutorials
- Gyan Bindu Academy
- Pathfinder Academy
- Kalinga IAS
- Saini School of Economics and Commerce
- Elite Academy
- Zenith Point
- Sociology Made Easy
- Toppers IAS
A systematic study plan will definitely help the candidates to qualify for the test. One should make a timetable according to his/her schedule and interest. It should be followed strictly. Candidates should also learn to manage their time well. It will help them to attend all the questions in the test. The students can also divide their portions according to their convenience and study. They should also try to revise their portions. It will help them to memorize the concepts well. They can prepare their own answers for the questions. They can also set a time limit and accordingly adjust their speed. They should also develop a good handwriting. They should give a clear introduction and conclusion. They can work out a number of sub headings too as the examiner will not go through the entire answer.
How and Where To Get the Results?
UGC-NET results of the exam held on June will be published by October. The results of December, UGC-NET will be declared by April. Candidates can also obtain their results from the official website of UGC NET or through The Employment News.
Those who have qualified in the test are eligible to apply for lectureship. The validity period of junior lectureship program is two years.
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