The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 27th DEC, 2015 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:
Number of Question
60 out of which 50 question to be attempted
1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
50 questions all are compulsory
1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
75 questions all are compulsory
2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)
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. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
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 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.
The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be uploaded on UGC website ( www.ugcnetonline.in or www.ugc.ac.in ) . It may be noted that instructions to candidates will not be sent to the candidate by post.
PROCEDURE & CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF RESULT:
This will comprise of following steps:
Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor:
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
PAPER – I
PAPER – II
75 (50 %)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ PWD/ SC/ ST
60 (40 %)
Step II: 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.
Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.
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.
It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC is final and binding.
For Persons with Disability (Visually Challenged candidates) thirty minutes' compensatory time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutes' compensatory time shall be provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. UGC will also provide the Test Booklets of Paper-I, II & III in Braille alongwith usual Test Booklets as provided to other candidates.
Those Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Co-ordinator of the NET Coordinating Institution. Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates.
The facility of Scribe is applicable only for candidates with disability of 40% or more.
The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the Co-ordinator of the Coordinating Institution for the same in writing at least one week in advance of the test. In such instances the candidate is allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not. Those candidates who opt for their own scribe have to produce the scribe before the Co-ordinator along with her/his certificates of educational qualifications at least one day before the test.
Syllabus of Test: All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.
In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.