UGC NET 2017 on November 5

UGC NETBhubaneswar: Putting an end to the long wait for those who wish to take National Eligibility Test (NET) following a revision of the eligibility criteria to qualify for the test, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the entrance notification today.

According to the CBSE notification, the NET entrance test to select candidates for college and university level lecturers and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) would be conducted on November 5. Applications for the test would be accepted online between August 1, 2017 and August 30, 2017. Similarly, the applicants would have to submit their fees by August 31.

Notably, keeping in view the abysmally low percentage of candidates qualifying for NET in previous years, the UGC revised the qualifying criteria for the test on July 14 this year to ensure more candidates clear the entrance. According to the new provision, a minimum 6% of the total candidates appearing in the NET would qualify now.

It is learnt that the NET qualifiers percentage remained at 4.96%, 4.08%, and 3.99% in December 2015, July 2016 and January 2017 respectively.

Similarly, only 15% of the candidates appearing in the test in each subject and category based on their performance in Paper I, Paper II and Paper III were being considered as NET qualifiers.

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