National Eligibility Test
The University Grants Commission (UGC) will hold the next National Eligibility Test (NET) for arts and humanities subjects on June 28.
The test determines the eligibility for the award of the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for lectureship in 77 arts and humanities subjects.
The test will be held in 66 selected university centres across the country. Those who have secured at least 55 per cent marks (50 per cent for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories and differently-abled and visually-impaired candidates) in Master’s degree in the subjects concerned are eligible to apply for NET.
Those who have appeared or are appearing for the final qualifying examination can also apply.
Upper age limit for JRF is 28 years as on June 1, 2009 (relaxable up to five years for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes categories; differently-abled and visually-impaired candidates; and women). There is no upper age limit for lectureship. Those having M.Phil. or Ph.D. in the subject concerned are exempted from NET.
How to apply
Application form, format of attendance slip, admission card and complete details regarding NET have been published in the Employment News dated April 4, 2009.
Two copies of the application form along with admission card, attendance slip and a demand draft for Rs.450 (Rs.225 for Other Backward Classes; Rs.110 for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories and differently-abled and visually-impaired candidates) drawn in favour of the Secretary, UGC-New Delhi, should be sent to the Registrar of the University where the candidate opts to appear for the test. Last date for the receipt of completed application forms is May 4.
The test consists of three papers. Syllabus and model papers can be downloaded from the web site www.ugc.ac.in.
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