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October 19, 2013

UGC-NET December 2013 Notification, Form & Eligibility

UGC-NET December 2013University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued the exam notification for UGC-NET December 2013, which is scheduled to be held on 29th December 2013. Last date for submission of online application form for this exam is 30th October, 2013.

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 educationists 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 2013: This is a very comprehensive post on UGC-NET exam pattern/format: Pattern of UGC NET has been revised with effect from this year (i.e. 2013). 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.

Important last dates for UGC-NET December 2013:
Last date of submission of application: 30th October, 2013 (Wednesday).
Last date of submission of Fee at any SBI branch: 2nd November, 2013 (Saturday)
Last date of Application Form printout: 5th November, 2013 (Tuesday)
Last date for receiving completed form at at the respective University: 8th November, 2013 (Saturday)
Examination Date of UGC-NET December 2013: 29th December 2013 (Sunday)

Eligibility for UGC-NET December 2013:
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 01-12-2013)
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 01-12-2013, 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 2013 Online Form:
You can apply for the UGC NET exam only Online.
UGC NET December 2013 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 this Demo on online registration for UGC-NET December 2013.

If you have gone through the "How to apply " instructions given above, please Click here to find the UGC- NET December 2013 Online Form.
UGC NET December 2013 Online Form
I hope above information on Eligibility & Forms from UGC NET December 2013 Notification helps you to apply for the same. Kindly keep visiting this blog for more information on UGC-NET.