UGC NET 2017: Check New Qualifying Criteria


UGC NET 2017: University Grants Commission (UGC) has set new qualifying criteria for deciding the National Eligibility Test (NET) exam result. In a written reply to a Lok Sabha question Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, has mentioned about the new criteria of the Commission. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the exam conducting body of NET, on behalf of the UGC had released the detailed official advertisement on 24 July. Online application process will continue until 30 August. This year, the July session exam of NET has been cancelled.

Top 6% of the candidates who take the exam (all three papers) and score minimum 40% aggregate marks (at least 35% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to social groups viz., Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)/ People with Disabilities) will be eligible for Assistant Professor.

‘Out of the total number of candidates qualifying for NET for Eligibility for Assistant Professor, the candidates who have applied for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), shall form the consideration zone for JRF. The available fellowships will be awarded as per merit by following the extant reservation policy of the Government of India.

As of now, CBSE has released the question paper of the exam online. Candidates can access it at The Board will release the images of the OMR sheets in the first week of January 2018. As of now the Board has not given any exact date for it. Dates will be announced by the Board on the official website and in newspapers as well.

Source & Credits: NDTV


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