UGC NET Selection Procedure 2019 - National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET to determine the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professor and awarding Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF). In order to shortlist candidates, the exam conducting body decides the UGC NET selection procedure 2019 for all the aspiring candidates. As per the UGC NET selection procedure 2019, candidates will have to appear for two papers – I and II. They need to qualify in both the papers of UGC NET selection procedure 2019 to be eligible for JRF and Lectureship. The exam will be conducted in July in computer-based mode.
For UGC NET selection procedure 2019, the exam authority has released the minimum aggregate marks that the candidates are required to score. To get more details about UGC NET Selection Procedure 2019, read the article below.
Note: UGC NET is conducted twice in a year. UGC NET exam for December session was held from December 18 to 22 by National Testing Agency (NTA) whereas July session 2018 was conducted by CBSE on July 8, 2018, in which a total of 55872 candidates qualified the eligibility test.
UGC NET Selection Procedure 2019 – Paper – I
UGC NET Paper I - This paper is of general ability intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. Paper I is conducted to test aspirant’s comprehension, reasoning ability, divergent thinking and general awareness abilities of the candidate. The paper has 50 multiple choice questions of 2 marks each.
UGC NET Paper Pattern – Paper I
Number of Questions
UGC NET Selection Procedure 2019 – Paper – II
UGC NET Paper II - This paper contains 100 objective type questions. The questions are based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
UGC NET Paper Pattern – Paper II
UGC NET result 2019 will be declared in online mode. Candidates scoring more than or equal to the cutoff score in both the papers will be eligible for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF).
The candidates need to obtain minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor. They are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, and Paper-II
Minimum aggregate percentage (both papers)
The number of candidates to be declared qualified will be equal to 6% of the those who appeared in both the papers.
Allocation of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professorship to different categories will be done as per reservation policy of Government of India.
Candidates are also required to secure the qualifying marks prescribed by the examination authority as per their category.
The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject example ‘History’ for a particular category for Assistant Professor is derived through the following method.
A number of candidates belonging to SC category who have appeared for History and secured 35% in both the papers x Total slots (JRF and Assistant Professor) derived for SC category ÷ Total number of candidates belonging to SC category of all the subjects who have secured 35% in both the papers.
The aggregate percentage of two papers as per the number of slots (JRF and Assistant Professor) will determine the cutoff for Assistant Professor in History for SC category. Similarly, the subject-wise UGC NET cutoff for all categories will be calculated.
All candidates who have applied both for JRF and for Assistant Professor, out of total number of qualified candidates derived as per the above-mentioned step will be considered for JRF.
JRF is allotted to different categories as per the availability of slots and reservation policy of Government of India. Allocation of JRF as per subjects and category is done through the following method.
Number of candidates to be declared qualified for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor in History for ST = Number of candidates belonging to ST category who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Assistant Professor both in History x Total JRF slots available for ST category ÷ Total number of candidates belonging to ST category in subjects who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Assistant Professor.
The aggregate percentage of two papers as per the number of JRF slots will determine the cutoff for JRF in History for ST category. A similar process will be followed for all subjects and categories.
After the declaration of UGC NET Result, Candidates will have to download the UGC NET Certificate for the award of Junior Research fellowship which will be valid till 3 years from the date of declaration of the result.
What is the procedure for obtaining the duplicate JRF Award Letter/NET Certificate of Eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professor in case of loss of the original?
In case of loss of original JRF Award Letter and NET Certificate of Eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professor, the candidate can apply for a duplicate NET Certificate/JRF Award Letter by producing the following documents:-
i) Application of the candidate stating the details along with his/her date of birth and Roll Number of UGC-NET.
ii) Self-attested copy of FIR regarding the loss of the relevant document(s).
iii) A demand draft of Rs. 100/- drawn in favor of ‘Secretary, University Grants Commission.
iv) Email ID
v) Mobile Number
The qualified candidates of UGC NET can apply for lectureship as Assistant Professors in universities and colleges recognized by UGC across India. While candidates qualifying UGC NET for JRF will get a monthly stipend to pursue PhD. The pay scale for Assistant Professors as per 7th pay commission is given below in the table:
Assistant Professor (at Academic Level 10)
Assistant Professor (at Academic Level 11)
Assistant Professor (at Academic Level 12)
The decision on allowances of the academic staff of Universities and Colleges will be taken after consultation with the Ministry of Finance, based on the decision of the Government of India for Central Government employees, all allowances will continue to be paid at existing pay structure.
On promotion, he/she would be given a notional increment in his existing academic level of pay corresponding to the post to which he has been promoted.
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