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UGC Notifies New Procedure and Criteria For Clearing NET

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UGC New Procedure and Criteria for Passing NET

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified new procedure and criteria for declaration of result for National Eligibility Test (NET) which is going to be conducted on December 30, 2012. The new scheme requires the candidate to score minimum marks in each paper separately. There are 3 papers in which the candidate should appear. Also, only top 15% of the candidates in NET merit list for each subject and category will be declared qualified and will be eligible for lectureship, the notification says.

A separate merit list for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list.

NET will comprise of three papers and will consist of only objective type questions. While in the paper II and II all the 50 and 75 questions respectively are compulsory, in paper I of the 60 questions the candidates are requited to attempt only 50. While paper I is of general nature to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate, paper II and III will comprise of questions based on the subject selected by the candidates and each question will carry two marks.

UGC’s NET Bureau has devised a four-step procedure and criteria for declaration of results. The first step the candidates need to clear is to score the minimum marks separately in all three papers. For general category candidates one has to score 40% each in paper I and II, and 50% in paper III, while for OBC (non-creamy) category the distribution is 35%, 35% and 45% respectively.

Amongst those candidates who have 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. And in the step III only 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for lectureship only. 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.

Around 7.8 Lakh candidates have registered for the examination which will be conducted in 78 subjects at 77 centres spread across the country.

Actually this new criteria was retrospectively made applicable to the candidates who appeared for the NET in June this year. However, the supreme court ordered to not allow the new criteria to be applied for the candidates who already had appeared in the exam and restrained UGC for such an action, after which, the candidates appeared in June 2012 were declared eligible according to the old scheme.

Also Read : Supreme Court Orders Revocation of Cut Off Marks For NET

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