CBSE UGC NET 2017: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) on November 19, 2017. The CBSE NET 2017 notification will be released on July 24, 2017. The online CBSE NET application form will be made available from August 1 to 30. The offline exam of CBSE NET will be conducted in 84 subjects at 90 exam cities spread across the country. The admit card for CBSE NET will be released in the last week of October. The exam will comprise of three papers – Paper I, II & III. Candidates need to qualify in all the three papers by securing minimum qualifying marks. Those candidates will only be considered for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Assistant Professor. The result of CBSE NET 2017 will be declared in January 2018. The official CBSE NET answer key will be released by the board in December/January 2018. CBSE conducts the NET exam on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professor only or JRF and Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.
Highlights of CBSE NET 2017
CBSE conducts the NET exam twice in a year – December & July. However, following some administrative reasons, the exam of July session has been postponed and will be conducted in November. Candidates can check below for the important highlights of CBSE NET 2017.
|Exam Name||National Eligibility Test|
|Conducted by||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Date of Exam||November 19, 2017|
|Number of subjects||84|
|Number of exam cities||90|
|Academic qualification||Master’s degree in any discipline with 55 % marks|
|Number of Papers||3 (Paper I, II & III)|
|Mode of application form||online|
The CBSE NET notification will be on July 24. The examination will be conducted on November 19. Candidates can check in the table below for CBSE NET 2017 important dates.
|Sr.No||CBSE NET 2017 events||Important Dates|
|1||CBSE NET 2017 notification||July 24, 2017|
|2||CBSE NET 2017 application begins on||August 1, 2017|
|3||Last date to fill CBSE NET application form||August 30, 2017|
|4||CBSE NET 2017 exam||November 19, 2017|
|5||CBSE NET admit card||Last week of October 2017|
|6||CBSE NET 2017 result||January 2018|
The eligibility criteria of CBSE NET enlist eligibility requirements in terms of age and academic qualification for NET exam. The CBSE NET eligibility criteria 2017 has been defined by exam conducting body, CBSE. Only those candidates who will meet the eligibility criteria of CBSE NET will be considered for the recruitment process. As per CBSE NET eligibility criteria 2017, candidates must be a post graduate in any discipline with at least 55 % marks. There is no age limit for Assistant Professor. Candidates applying for Junior Research Fellowship should be 28 years.
The application form of CBSE NET will be released on August 1, 2017. The last date to apply for CBSE NET is August 30. Candidates should fill the CBSE NET application form online since applications through any other mode will not be accepted by the examination authority. The application fees for CBSE NET is Rs 600 for General category, OBC is Rs 300 and Rs 150 for SC/ST/PwD. The application fees can be paid credit/ debit card or through echallan. The CBSE NET 2017 application form can be filled in the following five steps:
- Fill the application Form
- Upload scanned photo & signature
- Payment of examination fees
- Print the confirmation page.
CBSE NET 2017 exam will be conducted across 90 cities and towns throughout the country. The list of exam cities will be released by CBSE along with the notification. The candidates in the application form will be given an option to choose four cities of their choice for UGC NET examination. Candidates will be allotted exam cities as per their choice. However, the board reserves the allot exam centres other than the one selected by candidatetes.
The admit card of CBSE NET will be issued in the last week of October 2017. The CBSE NET admit card 2017 will be released for those candidates whose applications will be accepted by exam conducting body. The admit card will be available online. The link to download CBSE NET 2017 admit card will be provided here on this page. Candidates will have to enter their application number and date of birth to download CBSE NET hall ticket. The admit card will be available till the day of exam.
The exam patern of CBSE NET provide details about number of papers, mode of exam, marking scheme, total number of questions, minimum qualifying marks etc. CBSE NET 2017 will be conducted in pen and paper mode 84 subjects. The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions. The Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. There will be total 60 multiple choice questions of 2 marks each, out of which candidate need to answer any 50 questions. Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate and each question will carry 2 marks. The Paper III consists of 75 objective type compulsory questions and each question carries 2 marks. Candidates can check below for CBSE NET 2017 Paper Pattern.
CBSE NET 2017 Paper Pattern
|Papers||Total marks||Number of questions|
|Paper I||100||60 out of which 50 question to be attempted|
|Paper II||100||50 questions all are compulsory|
|Paper III||150||75 questions all are compulsory|
The syllabus of CBSE NET comprises of the topics which the candidates should study for the exam. The question paper of CBSE NET of Paper II and III will cover the entire syllabus. The CBSE NET syllabus has been defined by University Grants Commission (UGC). The CBSE NET syllabus will help candidates to identify what to study and what not to study for the exam. Candidates should be thorough with the syllabus of CBSE NET. Aspirants can click the above link to download CBSE NET syllabus.
The CBSE NET sample papers 2017 of all the subjects have been provided here on this page. Solving the Sample Papers will help the candidates to gain more knowledge. Through sample papers of CBSE UGC NET, candidates can get an idea of difficulty level of the questions, number of questions asked, pattern of questions etc. The candidates after completing their syllabus should solve at least one sample paper daily.
The answer key of CBSE NET will be released by CBSE in the month of December 2017. However, there are several coaching institutes which releases the answer key after the completion of exam. Candidates can download here the answer key of CBSE NET for subjects. To download CBSE NET answer key, candidates will have to enter their application number and date of birth. The CBSE NET answer key will help candidates to calculate their probable score based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.
The result of CBSE NET 2017 will be announced in January 2018. The CBSE NET result 2017 will be announced online. Candidates need to secure minimum qualifying marks in all the three papers to qualify NET exam. CBSE will prepare a merit list of candidates to be selected for JRF and Assistant Professors aggregating the marks of all the three papers secured by the candidates obtaining the minimum qualifying marks. The minimum qualifying marks for Paper I & II is 40 for general category candidates while for Paper III is 75. The qualifying marks of Paper I & II for OBC (Non-creamy layer) PWD/SC/ST is 35 and for Paper III is 60. Click on the link given above to check more details on CBSE NET result.
The cutoff of CBSE NET is the minimum qualifying marks which the candidates must secure to qualify the exam. The cutoff score will be decided by CBSE to select deserving candidates for JRF and Assistant Professors. The CBSE NET cutoff 2017 will be released along with the result in January 2018. The category-wise CBSE NET cutoff 2017 will be provided here on this page. Two separate list of cutoffs will be released for JRF and Assistant Professors. Click on the above link to check previous year CBSE NET cutoff.
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