CBSE UGC NET December Exam Scheme 2016

i) UGC NET December Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 22nd January, 2017 ( Sunday ) in three separate sessions as under :

Session PaperMarks Number of QuestionDuration
FirstI10060 out of which 50 question to be attempted1 ¼ Hours ( 09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M. ) IST
SecondII 100 50 Questions all are Compulsory 1 ¼ Hours ( 11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. ) IST
ThirdIII 15075 questions all are compulsory2 ½ Hours ( 02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M. ) IST

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. 60 ( sixty ) multiple choice questions of 2 marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 ( fifty ). In the event of the candidate attempted more than 50 questions, the first 50 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 the 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 are given on page 17 and 18. It may be noted that these instructions to candidates will not be sent to any of the candidate by post.

Procedure & Criteria for Declaration of UGC NET 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 minimum marks separately in Paper – I, Paper – II and Paper – III as given below :

CATEGORY Minimum Marks ( % ) to be obtained
Paper - IPaper - IIPaper - III
General40 ( 40% )40 ( 40% )75 ( 50 % )
OBC ( Non - Creamy Layer ) / PWD / SC / ST35 ( 35% )35 ( 35% )60 ( 40 % )

Step II : Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepare 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.

ii) Provisions for Persons with Disability ( Including Visually Challenged Candidates )

i) Twenty five minutes compensatory time shall be provided for Paper – I and Paper – II separately. For paper – III, fifty minutes compensatory time shall be provided. These candidates, on their request, will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. CBSE will also provide the Test Booklets of Paper – I, Paper – II & Paper – III in Braille in those subjects only which are printed in English or English and Hindi along with usual Test Booklets as provided to other candidates.

ii) The Persons with Disability ( Physically Challenged ) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services of scribe by making prior request ( at least one week before the date of UGC NET ) in writing to the concerned Center Superintendent. Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability ( Physically Challenged ) candidates who have disability of less than 40%.

iii) The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the concerned Center Superintendent 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.

iv) The candidates with disability should fill in the type and percentages of disability correctly in the online application form of NET Jan, 2017.

v) An amount of [rupee]1000/- ([rupee]One thousand only) will be paid to the scribe by the Center Superintendent on the day of examination for all papers.