UGC NET – University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test:
University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is conducted in order to select candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges. Till now, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted NET on behalf of UGC.
Exam Pattern for UGC NET
1) UGC NET will comprise only two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Earlier, the exam included three papers.
2) Total Number of Questions- 150 (Paper 1- 50, Paper 2- 100)
3) It is mandatory to attempt all the questions from both the papers.
4) Paper 2 will cover syllabus of both Paper 2 and Paper 3 as per the previous pattern of UGC NET.
Eligibility Criteria for JRF Aspirants
1) The upper age for the Junior Research Fellowship was 28 years earlier.
2) However, it has been increased by two years for the candidates who belong to the General Category.
3) The present upper age limit is 30 years for the candidates of General Category.
4) For reserved category, it is set at 35 years.
UGC NET Eligibility
In order to apply for UGC NET , candidates will have to fulfill certain eligibility conditions. The eligibility is based on the academic qualification and age limit.
- Candidates should have a minimum of 55% in their PG or an equivalent from any recognised university.
- UGC NET offers an exemption to candidates from the Other Backward Classes (OBC)/ ST/SC categories for up to 50%
- NTA permits students in the final year of the course to apply for the exam. However, candidates will be disqualified if they fail to secure the marks as indicated by the Board.
- The board offers an additional 5 % relaxation to candidates who have completed their Doctorate degree before September 19, 1991.
- Candidates are recommended to select courses of their specialty.
- Candidates applying for Junior Research Fellowship should not be more than 30 years as on January 1, 2019.
- There is no upper age limit for candidates for Assistant Professor’s post.
- NTA provides relaxations to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
1) OBC-NCL/ SC/ ST/ PWD/Transgenders/ Women applicants – 5 years relaxation
2) Candidates with research experience in the selected field from a recognised university – 5 years
3) Candidates with LLM Degree – 3 years
- Candidates with the below qualification/ degree shall be exempted from attending NET and can directly apply to any college
1) Candidates who have passed in UGC / CSIR JRF before 1989
2) Candidates who have passed States Eligibility Test(SET) before June 1, 2002
MH SET — Maharashtra State Eligibility Test
MH SET is state level entrance examination of Maharashtra which is conducted by the Government of Maharashtra, Higher Education.
MH SET exam is conducted in 32 subjects under the faculties of Arts; Commerce; Science; Management; Law; Mental, Moral and Social Sciences; Education and Physical Education. A large number of candidates give this entrance exam every year
Eligibility Criteria :
- Candidates who hold a UGC recognized Master’s degree or equivalent with at least 55% aggregate marks (without rounding off) fulfill UNIPUNE SET 2018 eligibility criteria. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH/VH and OBC/SBC/DT/NT (non-creamy layer) categories, minimum marks required in post-graduation is 50%.
- Age criteria: There is no upper age limit to meet UNIPUNE SET eligibility criteria.
- Candidates who hold a postgraduate diploma/ certificate granted by an Indian university or a foreign diploma/ degree/ certificate granted by a foreign university should determine the equivalence of their degree/ diploma/ certificate with master’s degree of recognized Indian universities. Candidates can evaluate this from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
- Candidates who have or will appear for their final year post-graduation exams are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and will be awarded the certificate after they pass their master’s exams with minimum percentage required.
MH SET Exam Pattern :
- UNIPUNE SET exam pattern is such that there are three different papers (Paper I, II, and III) conducted in three sessions on the same day.
- While Paper I is general, questions in Paper II and III are based on the subject a candidate chooses.
- Candidates need to appear for all the three papers to be eligible for the award of Assistant Professor.
|Session||Paper||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|First||I||60 (Questions to be attempted – 50)||100||1.25 Hours|
|First||II||50 (Questions to be attempted – All)||100||1.25 Hours|
|Second||III||75 (Questions to be attempted – All)||150||2.5 Hours|
|Total||–||185 (Questions to be attempted: 175)||350||5 Hours|
Questions in all three papers are objective-type.
Marking Scheme: Each correct answer is awarded two marks in the exam. There is no negative marking in the exam.
Note: In Paper I, if a candidate attempts more than 50 questions then the first fifty questions attempted by him/her will be evaluated, informs the official website.