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October 18, 2014

UGC-NET December 2014 Notification, Form & Eligibility

CBSE Notification
UGC-NET December 2014 Notification has come out recently - this time published by CBSE instead of UGC. Yes, from this year onwards, the CBSE has been entrusted the job of conducting UGC NET, so the official website of NET is no more UGC, but CBSE UGC-NET. Submission of form for this research and lectureship exam is already under way since 15th October, 2014 and last date to submit form/online registration for UGC-NET December 2014 is 15th November, 2014. The day-long written test i.e. NET 2014 would be held on 28th December, 2014 (Sunday).
You can click here to download the UGC-NET December 2014 Notification-cum-Information Bulletin.

For those of you who are not familiar with UGC NET, you can find below a synopsis of what is UGC NET.

What is UGC NET:
UGC (University Grants Commission) conducts NET (National Eligibility Test) twice every year: in the months of June & December for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges.

In early eighties, it was increasingly felt by public and leading educationalists alike that quality of education system in India had deteriorated as a large number of people who had neither the competence nor the aptitude for teaching made an easy entry into the teaching profession. The cause for this was identified to be the absence of a Benchmark Qualifying test for entering into teaching profession.

Therefore, the Government on India, through a notification on 22nd July, 1988 entrusted the task of conducting the eligibility test for Lectureship to UGC. UGC was already conducting an examination for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) since 1984. As a result of this 1988 notification; UGC is conducting the National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for Lectureship as well as with CSIR (CSIR-UGC NET) for both Lectureships as well as for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) since 1989.

Effective from 14th June, 2006, if you want to join the teaching profession as a lecturer in any of the UGC sponsored universities/Institutes/colleges, it is a must for you to qualify in the NET exam except if you are a Ph.D. degree holder (for PG level and UG level teaching) or a M.Phil degree holder (for UG level teaching only).

In addition to presenting you what is UGC NET and how to apply for it through this post, you can find below following two articles which I am posting subsequently to find the prep materials for UGC-NET:

Exam pattern/Format of UGC NET 2014:
This is a very comprehensive post on UGC-NET exam pattern/format: Pattern of UGC NET has been revised with effect from 2014. This article gives you the description of Papers, tells you types of questions, breaks the each paper to the sections and gives you mark distribution of each UGC-NET papers sections. You can just have a quick look of this table (a part of the post) giving mark distribution and format of UGC-NET.
UGC-NET December 2013 Exam Pattern_Format

UGC-NET Sample Papers & Prep Books: Another source of study material for UGC-NET (besides the syllabus & sample papers above), this post gives you the list of books for UGC-NET exam, subject-wise – it also gives you price of the books and the links to order the books on-line.

Eligibility for UGC-NET December 2014:
Eligibility criteria for appearing in UGC NET (qualification & age criteria) are as follows:

1.0 Educational Qualification criteria:
You need to be a M.Sc. or Equivalent degree in in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. with minimum 55% marks for General & OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates. If you are a Ph.D. degree holder, having passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991, you are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

If you are studying in the final year/semester of M.Sc. or Equivalent degree in above subjects or have appeared in the final exams already and waiting for results, you can appear in the NET conditionally under RA (Result Awaited) category.

2.3 Age limit: (as on 01-12-2014)
For Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET: Max. 28 years
(Upper age limit relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

For Lectureship LS (NET): No upper age limit.

Above eligibility means if you are 28 years or less on 01-12-2014, you can apply for both Lectureship as well as for JRF while if you are more than 28, you can apply only for Lectureship.

UGC NET December 2014 Online Form:
You can apply for the UGC NET exam only Online.
UGC NET December 2014 application fee is: GEN: Rs. 450/=, OBC: Rs. 225/=, all others: Rs.110/=.

How to apply online for  UGC NET is given very clearly in this page. You should also go through section "11. HOW TO APPLY" in page-10 of the notification.

If you have gone through the "How to apply " instructions given above, please Click here to find the UGC- NET December 2014 Online Form.
UGC NET December 2014 Online Form

I hope above information on Eligibility & Forms from UGC NET December 2014 Notification helps you to apply for the same. Kindly keep visiting this blog for more information on UGC-NET.