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CBSE National Eligibility Test (NET), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates and Schedule, Application, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Sample Papers, Selection Procedure

CBSE National Eligibility Test (NET), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates and Schedule, Application, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Sample Papers, Selection Procedure
CBSE National Eligibility Test (NET), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates and Schedule, Application, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Sample Papers, Selection Procedure

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About CBSE NET Exam 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) holds the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission. The test helps determine the eligibility of the Indian candidates for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor both. Junior Research Fellowship awardees are eligible to pursue research in post-graduate from IITs or other national organizations. They are also eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor in Indian colleges and universities.

 

Eligibility Criteria for CBSE NET Exam 2018

The eligibility criteria for NET is as follows:

  • Qualifying Examination: Master’s or equivalent degree from UGC recognized Universities/Institutions
  • Subjects: The candidate must be passed in subjects like Humanities, Languages, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Electronic Science, etc
  • Marks: Minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD) marks in qualifying exam
  • Candidates who are appearing for the final exams are also eligible to apply
  • 5% relaxation for Ph.D holders whose Master’s Level exam has been completed by 19th September 1991
  • Age: For Junior Research Fellowship, the age limit is 30 years and for the post of Assistant Professor, there is no prescribed age limit

 

 

 

Exam Schedule for CBSE NET Exam 2018

The schedule of NET is as follows:

Events

Dates 

Issue of Detailed Notification

1st February 2018

Commencement of online application form

6th March 2018

Last date to submit the form

5th April 2018

Last date of fee submission

6th April 2018

Corrections in particulars of application form

25th April to 1st May 2018

Admit Card Availability

June 2018

Exam Date

8th July 2018

Availability of Answer Key & OMR Sheet

August 2018

Declaration of Result

July 2018

 

 

 

Application Procedure for CBSE NET Exam 2018

  • Fill the application form on the official website of NET.
  • Upload photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fees
  • Take print-out of confirmation page for future reference

 

 

 

Admit Card for CBSE NET Exam 2018

Admit Cards will be available for the January session in the month of June.

Candidates must carry the admit card along with a Photo-Identity Proof (Passport, Driving license, College/Institute Identity Card, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters Id Card, etc)

 

Exam Pattern for CBSE NET Exam 2018

  • The test consists of two offline papers
  • Paper-1 consists of 50 questions and Paper-2 consists of 100 questions
  • Paper-1 consists of the General Aptitude Questions and Paper-2 consists of questions relevant to the subject selected by the candidates
  • Each correct answer carries 2 marks and there are no negative marks

 

 

 

Syllabus for CBSE NET Exam 2018

The syllabus of NET varies with the selected subjects. The syllabus of the approximately 100 subjects is available here.

 

Selection Criteria for CBSE NET Exam 2018

The top 15% students are selected for the merit list and hence eligible for the Assistant Professor.

A separate merit list for the top 15% will be made for the Junior Research Fellowship.

 

 

 

Sample Papers for CBSE NET Exam 2018

Previous year papers are available here.

The answer key is available here.

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