What is NET?

  • National Eligibility Test (NET) is an exam whose objective is to determine eligibility for college & university level lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals.
  • NET determines the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Assistant Professor, in Indian universities and colleges.

Salary and Perks

Pay Band: 15,600 – 39,100

Career Trajectory

An assistant professor can go on to become:

  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
  • Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Senior Professor
  • Professor of Eminence
  • Dean/Director
  • Pro- Vice Chancellor
  • Vice Chancellor
  • Chancellor

Exams and Interview process

Paper-I Will assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 60 mcq of 2 marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 (fifty). Duration – 1¼ Hours

Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. Duration – 1¼ Hours

Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks

Duration – 2½ Hours

All the questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all.

Important Dates

With respect to NET, 2015 exam:

Submission of online application form From 1st October 2015
Last date for Applying Online 1st November 2015 (exact dates will be updated soon)
Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank challan, at any branch of (Syndicate/Canara ICICI Bank) or through credit/debit card 2nd November 2015 (exact dates will be updated soon)
Correction in Particulars of application form on the website 9th to 14th Nov, 2015
Date of Examination 27th December 2015 (Sunday)

Formal Qualifications required / Eligibility

  • Minimum 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent exam from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc.
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ persons with disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test.
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate

How to apply?

Apply online only on the CBSE website: www.cbsenet.nic.in

How to prepare?

There are plenty of websites offering a variety of study material and sample question papers for NET exam.

  • www.examrace.com
  • www.jagranjosh.com

You may refer to www.hunarr.co.in to prepare for similar exams.

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