Information Bulletin UGC NET July 2018 ||



Notification For UGC- NET July -2018
For Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or
Junior Research Fellowship &
Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both

Important Dates
1. Submission of online application
2. Last date for Applying Online 05.04.2018
3. Last date of submission of Fee
through online generated Bank
challan, at any branch of
(Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank)
or through credit/debit card
4. Correction in Particulars of
application form on the website
25/04/2018 to 01/05/2018
5. Date of Examination 08.07.2018

i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master s
Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (on the
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.
ii) 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.
iii) Candidates belonging to third gender in other words transgender would be eligible to
draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. Junior Research
Fellowship and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject
wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC NCL
categories in the corresponding subject.
iv) 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 marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
v) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only. The
candidates, whose post graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No.14
(on page 12-13), may appear in a related subject.
vi) Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of
their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to CBSE.
However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility
for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/CBSE at any stage,
their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
vii) Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/
Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute
should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with
Master s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities
(AIU), New Delhi. (

i) NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and
appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard,
exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments
notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
ii) The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are
also exempted from appearing in NET.
iii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test
(SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are
exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in
India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply
for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from
where they have cleared their SET.
Category General Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy
layer), as per the Central list of OBC
available on website:
Examination Fee Rs. 1000/- Rs. 500/- Rs. 250/-


i)The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type
questions and will be held on 08th July, 2018 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:
Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 50 questions all are
1 Hour (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.) IST
Second II 200 100 questions all are
2 Hours (11:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.) IST
Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The
questions which will be of general nature, intended to 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.
Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which
will be based on the subject selected by the candidate