Monday, 26 February 2018

CBSE- Notification for National Eligibility Test (NET)- July 2018

On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test(NET) on 08th JULY, 2018 (SUNDAY)for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. CBSE will conduct NET in 84 subjects (listed under item no.14 on page 11) at 91 selected Cities of Examination (listed under item no.15 on page 13) spread across the country. 

UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018

Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor

Advt  No.
Name  of  Post
Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor
Total  Number of  Vacancies
Age  Limit
For JRF: Below 30 years as on 01.07.2018
Assistant Professor: No age limit
Post Graduation
Application  Mode
Online Only.
Date  of  online  Application
Last  Date  of  Application
Exam Date

Post Name: 1.Junior Research Fellowship, 2. Assistant Professor

Educational Qualification: Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects of post graduation attached at page No. 20) are eligible for this Test. The 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 are eligible for this Test.


Candidates who are pursuing their Master's degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their 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. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master's Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ST/PwD (persons with disability)) category candidates. Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Subjects: 84 subjects (listed under item no.14 on page 11, see official notification)

Age Limit & Relaxation: 
i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 30 years as on 01.07.2018. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from

appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates February 23, 2018 6 possessing L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of up to 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for
Assistant Professor.

How to ApplyInterested and eligible candidates may apply online only through the official website of CBSE — from dated 05.03.2018 to 05.04.2018.

Application Fee: General Candidates must pay Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for OBC & Rs. 250 forSC/ST/PwD/Transgender) for JRF & Assistant Professorer as Application Fee. Fee can be paid through Online mode during submission of online application form by using Debit/Credit card or Net banking or any other option available.

Candidates’ Selection: Selection of the candidates will be through Written Test and Interview wherever applicable. Written Test will be held on 8thJuly, 2018.

Important Dates:
Starting Date of Online Application: 05.03.2018
Closing Date of Online Application: 05.04.2018

Official Notifications: Download as PDF
Application Link

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