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UGC-NET University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test Books, Lecture Notes, Important Solved Questions and Study Material


N E T Schedule


UGC conducts NET twice a year, i.e., in the months of June and December. The notifications announcing the June and December examinations are published in the months of March and September respectively in the weekly journal of nation-wide circulation, viz, Employment News.


N E T Results Declaration Schedule

The result of June, UGC-NET is declared generally in the month of October. Similarly December, UGC-NET result is usually declared in the month of April. The UGC-NET results published in the Employment News are also available on UGC website.

N E T for Science Subjects
The NET in Major Science Subjects, viz., Chemical Sciences; Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The concerned notifications are issued separately by CSIR.

National Eligibility Test
Old Questions Papers 

Subject CodeSubject
00General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
02Political Science
03Philosophy
04Psychology
05Sociology
06History
07Anthropology
08Commerce
09Education
10Social Work
11Defence and Strategic Studies
12Home Science
14Public Administration
15Population Studies
16Music
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
18Maithili
19Bengali
20Hindi
21Kannada
22Malayalam
23Oriya
24Punjabi
25Sanskrit
26Tamil
27Telugu
28Urdu
29Arabic
30English
31Linguistics
32Chinese
33Dogri
34Nepali
35Manipuri
36Assamese
37Gujarati
38Marathi
39French (English Version)
40Spanish
41Russian
42Persian
43Rajasthani
44German
45Japanese
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.
47Physical Education
49Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50Indian Culture
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
58Law
59Library and Information Science
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62Comparative Study of Religions
63Mass Communication and Journalism
65Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre
66Museology & Conservation
67Archaeology
68Criminology
70Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71Folk Literature
72Comparative Literature
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).
74Women Studies
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)
80Geography
81Social Medicine & Community Health
82Forensic Science
83Pali
84Kashmiri
85Konkani
87Computer Science and Applications
88Electronic Science
89Environmental Sciences
90Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.
91Prakrit
92Human Rights and Duties
93Tourism Administration and Management.



Syllabus N E T Subjects 

The subjects with their respective codes are given below :

Subject 
Code
   Subject

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00
General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
01
Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
02
Political Science
03
Philosophy
04
Psychology
05
Sociology
06
History
07
Anthropology
08
Commerce
09
Education
10
Social Work
11
Defence and Strategic Studies
12
Home Science
14
Public Administration
15
Population Studies
16
Music
17
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
18
Maithili
19
Bengali
20
Hindi
21
Kannada
22
Malayalam
23
Oriya
24
Punjabi
25
Sanskrit
26
Tamil
27
Telugu
28
Urdu
29
Arabic
30
English
31
Linguistics
32
Chinese
33
Dogri
34
Nepali
35
Manipuri
36
Assamese
37
Gujarati
38
Marathi
39
French (French Version)
 
French (English Version)
40
Spanish
41
Russian
42
Persian
43
Rajasthani
44
German
45
Japanese
46
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.
47
Physical Education
49
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50
Indian Culture
55
Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
58
Law
59
Library and Information Science
60
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62
Comparative Study of Religions
63
Mass Communication and Journalism
65
Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre
66
Museology & Conservation
67
Archaeology
68
Criminology
70
Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71
Folk Literature
72
Comparative Literature
73
Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).
74
Women Studies
79
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)
80
Geography
81
Social Medicine & Community Health
82
Forensic Science
83
Pali
84
Kashmiri
85
Konkani
87
Computer Science and Applications
88
Electronic Science
89
Environmental Sciences
90
Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.
91
Prakrit
92
Human Rights and Duties
93
Tourism Administration and Management.
94
BODO


Non-Receipt of NET Certificate
In the case of non-receipt of NET certificate the candidates are advised to correspond with/contact the Head, NET Bureau, UGC, South Campus, University of Delhi, Benito Juarez Marg., New Delhi 110 021.In their covering letter, they must state their Roll No., the date of UGC-NET in which they have appeared and UGC-Ref. No. (in case known to them). In case, they have not submitted the attested copies of their documents earlier, they may do so with the covering letter duly signed by them. Attested copies of the following documents may be submitted: 
i. High School/Higher Secondary/Matriculation Certificate depicting date of birth. ii. Master's degree/Provisional Certificate. iii. Consolidated mark-sheet of Master's degree course. (Wherever grades are assigned, conversion table in terms of consolidated percentage may be produced from the issuing authority). iv. Caste certificate (only in case of SC/ST/OBC candidates) v. Certificate of Physical disability (only in case of Physically Handicapped and Visually Handicapped candidates). 

Notes: 
-> All certificate have to be attested by a gazetted officer with his/her official stamp bearing his/her name, designation and official address. 
-> The certificates, which are in languages other than Hindi and English, may be translated in Hindi or English and attested by the issuing authority of the original certificates

Procedure of issuing Duplicate Certificate

Duplicate NET certificate shall be issued only in the event of loss/ non-receipt of the original one. The candidate may submit the following documents for getting the duplicate certificate issued:

  1. An affidavit on a Judicial stamp paper duly attested by the competent Authority for the loss of original certificate issued by the UGC mentioning the name of the candidate, his/her particulars like father's and mother's names, date of UGC-NET, Roll number, subject, address etc. The candidate must state in the affidavit that in case of his/her discovering the original NET certificate/JRF Award letter, he/she would not misuse it and return it to the NET Bureau.

  2. A demand draft of Rs. 100/- drawn in favour of the Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi payable at State Bank of India, Service Branch, (Code No. 7687), New Delhi.

  3. An attested Copy of FIR registered at a Police Station. The Attestation stamp of the Class-I gazetted officer must bear his/her name, designation and official address.

Concept of SET/SLET 

It was felt that an eligibility test at the national level may not be completely able to represent the subjects which are regional in their character. Moreover, the demand for enabling the candidates to appear for the Test in their own mother tongue was also being made. The state governments and union territories were, therefore, given the option of conducting their own Test for eligibility for Lectureship at the state level. Thus was born the concept of SET, i.e., State Eligibility Test for Lectureship Eligibility only. It is conducted both in English and the vernacular.

The Commission at its meeting held on 25th May, 1990 decided to constitute a UGC Committee on Accreditation of Test (U-CAT). The terms of reference of U-CAT are as follows-

  1. Laying down guidelines for holding the tests

  2. Accreditation of tests conducted by agencies other than UGC/CSIR.

  3. Monitoring of tests conducted by other agencies and suggesting follow-up measures.

  4. Extend guidance and help to State level agencies in the organization of the tests.

Based on the recommendations made by U-CAT, the following guidelines are given to the states regarding test design, course content, organization of the test etc. for conducting State Eligibility Test (SET) for Lectureship only.

In accordance with the mandate given by the Government of India, the University Grants Commission (UGC), on request of State Governments, proposed to have STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST (SET) duly accredited by UGC for a fixed term. This state level Test is based on the pattern of the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC and UGC/CSIR for Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences subjects respectively. The State Governments and Union Territories, which are desirous of conducting their own SET, are required to obtain accreditation from UGC from time to time.

Besides conducting the NET, the role of the NET Bureau is to assess and accredit state identified agencies to conduct SET examination. The SET assessment is done by evaluating the performance of the state agency designated by the state government. The Certification of Accreditation is given to the state for a stipulated period of time.

Identification of State Agency- A State Government may identify an agency, which may be a University, or an examination body of repute or a reputed agency associated with recruitment of teachers for higher education.

States conducting SLET - Presently, SET is being conducted in the following states-

  1. Maharashtra & Goa

  2. Tamil Nadu (under consideration as on 14-07-2005)

  3. Madhya Pradesh

  4. Andhra Pradesh

  5. Himachal Pradesh

  6. Jammu & Kashmir

  7. Rajasthan

  8. West Bengal

  9. NE-SLET (Which includes all North Eastern states and Sikkim)

  10. Karnataka (Under consideration as on 14-07-2005)

The Commission constitutes an Accreditation Committee from time to time to assess the performance of the states conducting the SET Examination. The Commission takes a final decision about any state on the basis of the Report of the Committee.

Scope of NET & SLET

  1. Eligibility for Lectureship

    Clearing of NET confers eligibility for lectureship upon Indian nationals, i.e. the NET qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer in all Indian universities/Institutes/colleges.

    It was resolved in the UGC's Commission Meeting held on 1.11.2001 that commencing from the SET examinations scheduled in or after June, 2002, the SET qualified candidates shall be eligible for appointment to the post of lecturer only in the universities/colleges belonging to the state from where they have passed the SET examination. The status of SET shall remain unchanged for SET examinations conducted prior to 1st June, 2002, that is, the candidates clearing SET were eligible for appointment to the post of lecturer anywhere in India.

  2. Junior Research Fellowship

    The candidates who qualify the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination of UGC/CSIR NET are also eligible for the post of lectureship. In addition they are also eligible to receive Fellowships (UGC/CSIR) under various schemes subject to the candidates finding their placement in the universities/IITs/other national organizations. The validity of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF award letter. The validity period of the offer has been raised from one year to two years for JRF Award Letters issued on or after 1st April, 2005. However, in case the candidates have already joined M.Phil. /Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship will be from the date of declaration of NET examination result or date of their joining, whichever is later. 

Genesis

From ancient Bharat to modern India, higher education has always occupied a place of prominence in Indian history. In ancient times, Nalanda, Taxila and Vikramsila universities were renowned seats of higher learning, attracting students not only from all over the country but from far off countries like Korea, China, Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Tibet and Nepal. Today, India manages one of the largest higher education systems in the world*.

The Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru,



addressed the inaugural meet. 
Photo: PIB

The present system of higher education dates back to Mountstuart Elphinstone's minutes of 1823, which stressed on the need for establishing schools for teaching English and the European sciences. Later, Lord Macaulay, in his minutes of 1835, advocated "efforts to make natives of the country thoroughly good English scholars". Sir Charles Wood's Dispatch of 1854, famously known as the ' Magna Carta of English Education in India', recommended creating a properly articulated scheme of education from the primary school to the university. It sought to encourage indigenous education and planned the formulation of a coherent policy of education. Subsequently, the universities of Calcutta, Bombay (now Mumbai) and Madras were set up in 1857, followed by the university of Allahabad in 1887.

The Inter-University Board (later known as the Association of Indian Universities) was established in 1925 to promote university activities, by sharing information and cooperation in the field of education, culture, sports and allied areas.

The first attempt to formulate a national system of education in India came In 1944, with the Report of the Central Advisory Board of Education on Post War Educational Development in India, also known as the Sargeant Report. It recommended the formation of a University Grants Committee, which was formed in 1945 to oversee the work of the three Central Univ

ersities of Aligarh, Banarasand Delhi. In 1947, the Committee was entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with all the then existing Universities.

Soon after Independence, the University Education Commission was set up in 1948 under the Chairmanship of Dr. S Radhakrishnan "to report on Indian university education and suggest improvements and extensions that might be desirable to suit the present and future needs and aspirations of the country". It recommended that the University Grants Committee be reconstituted on the general model of the University Grants Commission of the United Kingdom with a full-time Chairman and other members to be appointed from amongst educationists of repute.

In 1952, the Union Government decided that all cases pertaining to the allocation of grants-in-aid from public funds to the Central Universities and other Universities and Institutions of higher learning might be referred to the University Grants Commission. Consequently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) was formally inaugurated by late Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the then Minister of Education, Natural Resources and Scientific Research on 28 December 1953.

The UGC, however, was formally established only in November 1956 as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India. In order to ensure effective region-wise coverage throughout the country, the UGC has decentralised its operations by setting up six regional centres at Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, Guwahati and Bangalore. The head office of the UGC is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi, with two additional bureaus operating from 35, Feroze Shah Road and the South Campus of University of Delhi as well.


Mandate

The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.

The UGC's mandate includes: 

  • Promoting and coordinating university education.

  • Determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities.

  • Framing regulations on minimum standards of education.

  • Monitoring developments in the field of collegiate and university education; disbursing grants to the universities and colleges.

  • Serving as a vital link between the Union and state governments and institutions of higher learning.

  • Advising the Central and State governments on the measures necessary for improvement of university education.


UGC ACT 1956

The University Grants Commission Act And Rules & Regulations Under The Act, 1956

This publication has been printed under the direction and control of UGC and the Govt. of India shall not be deemed responsible for the material reproduced in this copy of the UGC Act, 1956 and Rules and Regulations under the Act, which is strictly meant for official use and shall not be used for commercial purpose.


About the NET

The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. The Test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science. 

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the UGC-CSIR NET for other Science subjects, namely, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences jointly with the UGC. The tests are conducted twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is available for five years subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. UGC has allocated a number of fellowships to the universities for the candidates who qualify the test for JRF. The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifiying for eligibility for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt for it in their application forms.

The test for Junior Research Fellowship is being conducted since 1984. The Government of India, through its notification dated 22nd July, 1988 entrusted the task of conducting the eligibility test for lectureship to UGC. Consequently, UGC conducted the first National Eligibility Test, common to both eligibility for Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship in two parts, that is, in December 1989 and in March , 1990.


Public Notice
University Grants Commission
New Delhi – 110 002
Date: 14-07-2017

University Grants Commission wishes to clarify that earlier qualifying criteria for UGC-NET Exam involved qualifying top 15% of those candidates in each subject and category, who obtained the minimum required marks in paper-I, paper-II & paper-III according to the category of the candidates. Subsequent to the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, University Grants Commission had revised the procedure and criteria of qualifying candidates and as such it has been decided that 6% of the total candidates who appear in the UGC-NET examination will be declared qualified. The qualifying percentage out of appeared candidates in the previous 4 UGC-NET examinations is given below:

Examination :  Qualifying percentage out of Appeared

June 2015 UGC-NET : 4.83%
December 2015 UGC-NET : 4.96%
July 2016 UGC-NET : 4.08%
January 2017 UGC-NET : 3.99%
Future UGC-NET : 6.00%
(With revised qualifying criteria)

As such the number of candidates who would qualify in the future NET Examinations is likely to increase.
Head, NET Bureau


Contact Us

Mailing Address

University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Pin:110 002
India

Web: http://www.ugc.ac.in/

Telephone Numbers

UGC Reception 23604446 Ext. 127,9 & 446 

Direct inward dialing number (DID) : 23604100 
DID : 23604XXX (XXX - Inter Communication of UGC) 

UGC (35, F.S.R) Reception: 23389283 Ext. 240 

UGC (NET Office) Reception:

24115419/ 24116316/ 24113447/ 24117095 

List of Telephone Nos. in UGC Offices

For Queries Please Contact

SectionQueries AboutContact No.
CPP-IInformation About UGC recognised Colleges.23604414
CPP-IInformation About UGC recognised Central, State, Deemed & Private Universities.23604314
CPP-IIInformation About UGC specified Degrees.23604317
NETInformation About National Eligibility Test (NET)24115419/ 24116316/ 24113447/ 24117095
SASelection & Awards/Fellowships QueriesSA-I – 23604505, 23213745
SA-II – 23604504, 23235640
SA-III – 23604139, 23604327
MRPInformation About Major and Minor Research ProjectsMRP (SR)-23604319/23604401
MRP (HRP)-23604425
DEBInformation about Distance Education23385452/ 23381650