UGC NET Changes in Exam structure From November 2017- Complete Guide

CBSE announced for the next UGC- NET will be held on November 5th 2017. UGC NET Examination is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. CBSE mwill conduct NET in 84 subjects  at 91 selected Cities of Examination spread across the country.

Changes in Examination Scheme/ Structure of UGC NET 2017

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 05th November, 2017 (SUNDAY) in three separate sessions as under:

UGC NET Exam new 3 paper structure

UGC NET Exam new 3 paper structure

  • Paper-I shall 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. The paper shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions and each question will carry 2 marks.
  • Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. All the questions of Paper – II and Paper – III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I, Paper – II and Paper – III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet

Changes in Qualification Criteria and Selection norms of UGC NET 2017

This will comprise of following steps:

  • Step I: The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks in aggregate of all three papers i.e. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper –III for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor as given below:
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UGC NET Minimum Marks required for JRF and Asst. Professor Eligibility

  • Step II: Amongst those candidates who have appeared in all three papers and cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
  • Step III: The number of slots for eligibility for Assistant Professor only will be equal to the 6% of the candidates appeared in all three papers of NET. The subject-wise and category-wise distribution of slots will be calculated by using the similar formula as used for calculation slots of JRF as mentioned on the next page.
  • Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III by using the formula mentioned
UGC NET Merit List preparation formula

UGC NET Merit List preparation formula

Similar formula will be used for OBC/SC/ST category and all the subjects. It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC/CBSE is final and binding

For Complete details about the new UGC NET Exam Updates and Changes download the UGC NET November 2017 Complete Notification

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