CBSE NET July 2018: Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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Srinagar: As the CBSE NET July 2018 is going to be held across the country on 8th July 2018, we have provided all important details for aspirants in this very article.

The National Eligibility Test, also known as UGC NET or CBSE NET, is a test to determine eligibility for college and university level lecturership (Assistant Professor) and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship for Indian nationals.

Important Dates for CBSE NET July 2018:

1. Submission of Online Application Form: 05 March, 2018

2. Last Date for Applying Online: 12 April, 2018 (11:59 PM)

3. Last Date of Submission of Fee: 13 April, 2018 (11:59 PM)

4. Correction in Particulars of Application: 25 April, 2018 – 01 May, 2018

5. Date of Examination: 08 July, 2018

Conditions & Eligibility for CBSE NET July 2018:

i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree from universities recognised by UGC are eligible. 50% marks for OBC (NCL) / SC / ST / PwD category candidates is the eligibility criteria.

ii) Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s Degree may also apply for this test. Such candidates shall be considered eligible only after they have passed their Master’s Degree. Such candidates must complete their Masters degree within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

iii) Candidates belonging to third gender in other words transgender would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC / ST / PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC / ST / PwD / OBC –NCL categories in the corresponding subject.

iv) The Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

v) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only. The candidates, whose post graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in Item No. 14 (on page 12-13 of the official Notification), may appear in a related subject.

vi) Candidates are neither required to send any certificates / documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to CBSE. However, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC / CBSE at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

vii) Candidates having post-graduate diploma / certificate awarded by Indian University / Institute or foreign degree / diploma / certificate awarded by the foreign University / institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma / degree / certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

** The candidates with Master s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics / Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject Population Studies (Code 15).

** The candidates with Master s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in subject Women Studies (Code 74).

Age Limit & Relaxation for CBSE NET July 2018:

i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 30 years as on 01-07-2018. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (NCL), SC / ST / PwD categories and to women applicants.

ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Examination Fee for CBSE NET July 2018:

General Candidates: Rs. 1000/-
OBC (NCL) Candidates: Rs. 500/-
SC / ST / PwD Candidates: Rs. 250/-

Examination Scheme for CBSE NET July 2018:

i) The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 08th July, 2018 (Sunday) in two separate sessions as under:

Examination Scheme - CBSE NET July 2018

Paper-I shall consist of 50 Objective Type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will 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.

Paper-II shall consist of 100 Objective Type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

All the questions of Paper II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper III (including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper I & Paper II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

Admission Cards for CBSE NET July 2018:

It may be noted that the admission card will be uploaded on the website cbsenet.nic.in in the third week of June, 2018. No admission cards will be sent to the candidates by post.

The candidates should download their admission cards from the website to ascertain their venue of the Test as mentioned in the Admission Card and appear in the examination only at the designated examination center. No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him / her in the admission card.

Examination Syllabus for CBSE NET July 2018:

All questions of Paper II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus of earlier Paper – II & Paper III (including all electives, without options). Syllabus for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in/net/syllabus.aspx and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities. CBSE will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.

Cities of Examination for CBSE NET July 2018:

The candidates have to select any four cities of their choice for examination of NET July, 2018. The efforts will be made to allot city of examination to the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city of nearby area may be allotted.

Time Schedule for CBSE NET July 2018:

Time Schedule - CBSE NET July 2018

General Instructions for CBSE NET July 2018:

i) The candidates must read the conditions of eligibility as given at Item No. 03 (on the official Notification) carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the Test before filling the online application Form.

ii) Submission of Online Application is mandatory. Hard copies of application form will not be accepted by CBSE.

iii) Application Form must be complete in all respects as per the Notification.

iv) All incomplete Application Forms will be rejected.

v) Applications submitted on any other format (including old UGC format) will not be accepted.

vi) Printout of online application (Confirmation Page) should be kept by the candidate for further reference.

vii) No applications can be submitted after the last date (i.e. 05-04-2018) and no fee will be accepted after 06-04-2018 in any circumstances.

viii) The Candidate should note that their candidature is strictly provisional. The mere fact that Admission Card has been issued and the candidate is allowed to appear in the test shall not imply that the Board has finally accepted his / her candidature.

ix) CBSE may change the city of examination or date of examination without assigning any reason.

x) It may be noted that the Admission Card will be uploaded on the website cbsenet.nic.in in the third week of June, 2018. The candidates are requested to ascertain their venue of the test in the mentioned in the Admission Card and appear in the examination only at the designated examination center. No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him / her in the admission card.

xi) The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card also along with their printout of online Admission Card on the day of examination. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination whose admission card is not issued by the Board.

xii) To ensure fair conduct of examination frisking of the candidates will be done properly at main entry gate of the exam center. The candidates should report at the examination center 02 hrs 30 minutes prior to commencement of examination and cooperate with the invigilators in frisking. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination center / hall after commencement of examination. No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall / room before 10:00 AM in the 1st session and 1:00 PM in the 2nd session.

xv) All the examination hall / room will have a wall clock so the candidates are not allowed to wear any type of watch in the examination hall / room.

xvi) The use of calculators of Log Tables is not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers, electronic devices, bits of paper, books / note books etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall / Room. The candidate(s) found in possession of any of these items in the examination hall / room will be treated as unfairmeans and his / her result will not be declared.

xvii) The candidates have to follow the instructions given by the invigilators in the examination hall / room and should not argue with the invigilators or other staff involved in the examination duty at the examination centre. The candidates, who will not follow the instructions, will be treated as unfairmeans and his / her result will not be declared.

xviii) In the examination hall / room, the candidates will neither talk to each other nor discuss any matter during the examination. The candidates should not disturb the candidates in the examination room and maintain complete silence during the examination. The candidate violating these instructions will be treated as unfairmeans and his / her result will not be declared.

xix) Candidates will not be allowed to write any question from the Test Booklet on the Admission Card or on any other paper.

xx) There are no negative marks of incorrect answers.

xxi) The candidate shall have to return the OMR Sheet of Paper I & II to the Invigilator before leaving the examination hall/room.

xxii) No TA will be paid to the candidates, on account of appearing at the examination etc

xxiii) The captured images of response sheets (OMR sheets) of the candidates appeared in NET July, 2018 and answer keys of all the papers will be displayed on the website cbsenet.nic.in during fourth week of August, 2018 (the exact dates will be notified later in the newspapers).

The candidates, who are not satisfied with the captured response, may challenge by filling online application form on the website cbsenet.nic.in and paying a sum of Rs. 1000/- per question The challenge of answer keys will also be accepted online only through the link available on the website cbsenet.nic.in on payment of Rs. 1000/- per question. The fee can be paid by credit/debit card.

In case the challenge of any candidate regarding captured images of response sheets (OMR sheets) / answer keys is accepted, the fee will be refunded to such candidates. In all other cases the fee once paid will not be refunded. The CBSE’s decision on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys. The refund (if any) will be transferred online to the concerned credit / debit card account so, the candidates are advised to pay from their own credit / debit card.

xxiv) The marks of all the candidates will be uploaded on CBSE website cbsenet.nic.in soon after declaration of result. Besides this, CBSE will not issue any marks sheet to qualified / non qualified candidates.

xxv) No grievance with regard to answer key(s) after declaration of result of NET July, 2018 will be entertained.

xxvi) There are no negative marks of incorrect answers.

xxvii) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.

xxviii) The decision of the CBSE shall be final in all matters.

xxix) All legal disputes pertaining to this Test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.

Procedure & Criteria for Declaration of Result:

Step I: The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots) for Eligibility for Assistant Professor shall be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of NET.

Step II: The total slots shall be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India.

Step III: In order to be considered for Both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Assistant Professor and for Eligibility for Assistant Professor Only, the candidate must have appeared in both the papers and secured at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for all candidates belonging to the reserved categories (viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer & PWD) and Transgenders.

Step IV: The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a particular category is derived as per the following methodology illustrated below:

Criteria for Declaration of Result - CBSE NET July 2018

The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor in Economics for the SC category. Similar yardstick shall be employed for deriving the subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for all categories.

Step V: All candidates who had applied for Eligibility for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both out of the total number of qualified candidates derived as per Step IV, shall constitute the consideration zone for JRF.

Step VI: The total number slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India. The procedure for subject-wise cum category-wise allocation of JRF slots is illustrated below:

Criteria for Declaration of Result II - CBSE NET July 2018

The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of JRF slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for JRF in Economics for the ST category. Similar allocation procedure is used for all subjects and categories.

It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC / CBSE is final and binding.

 

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