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The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.

The tests are conducted twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is available for five years subject to fulfilment of certain conditions.

The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifying for eligibility for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt for it in their application forms.

Name of the post

  • Lectureship NET: for appointment as Lecturers
  • JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) NET: for appointment as Lecturers and also receive fellowship from UGC

Important Dates for National Eligibility Test (NET) 2012 December

  • Opening date for online registration: 1 November 2012
  • Closing date for online registration: 16 November 2012
  • Last date for sending documents at the test centre: 22 November 2012
  • Date of Written Test: 30 December 2012 (Sunday)

Download Bank Challan for UGC NET December 2012 Exam

Previous Year Question Papers of UGC NET

Syllabus for UGC NET December 2012

QNA for UGC NET December 2012

Eligibility Criteria for National Eligibility Test (NET) 2012 December

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test.
  • Final year candidates can also apply. Such candidates must complete their PG degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
  • The PhD degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (ie, from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
  • 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, may appear in a related subject.
  • Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate course(s), should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (http://www.aiuweb.org/)

Age Limit (as on 1 December 2012)

  • Lectureship NET: Minimum 19 years, no upper age limit
  • JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) NET: Minimum 19 years; maximum 28 years

Selection procedure for National Eligibility Test (NET) 2012 December: The UGC-NET was conducted in objective mode from June 2012 onwards. The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will be held on 24 December 2011 in two separate sessions as under:








1¼ Hours (09.30 am to 10.45 am)




1¼ Hours (10.45 am to 12.00 noon)




2½ Hours (01.30 pm to 04.00 pm)

The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:


                              Minimum Qualifying Marks

Paper - I

Paper - II

Paper III




75 (50 %)

OBC (Non Creamy Layer)



67.5 (45%) rounded off to 68




60 (40 %)

Only such candidates who obtain the minimum required marks in each Paper, separately, as mentioned above, will be considered for final preparation of result.

However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

How to Apply for National Eligibility Test (NET) 2012 December

Candidates need to download Bank Challan Form in triplicate (Bank Copy, UGC Copy & Candidate’s Copy) Performa from the UGC website OR take photocopy from the UGC-NET Notification published in the Employment News and then deposit the requisite test fee in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs 20.

Application Fee: The application fees to be paid by SC/ ST/ PH/ VH candidate is Rs 110, for OBC candidate is Rs 225 and for General candidate is Rs 450.

  • Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the following: (i) Scanned passport size photograph in JPEG format of less than 300 kb, (ii) Copy of Bank Challan (fee receipt).
  • Candidate seeking admission to the Test must apply online through a link available on the UGC website: http://ugcnetonline.in/
  • After successful submission, the candidate should take printout of online Application Form (two copies), Attendance Slip (one copy), and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.
  • The envelope containing the Application Form should be super scribed “UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP, December 2012”.

Download Bank Challan for UGC NET December 2012 Exam

Previous Year Question Papers of UGC NET

Syllabus for UGC NET December 2012

QNA for UGC NET December 2012

For more information, please visit http://ugcnetonline.in/notification.php

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