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UGC NET Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Qualifying Criteria 2017

UGC NET Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Qualifying Criteria

UGC NET January 2017 was held on 22nd January, 2017. Since December 2014, CBSE has been conducting UGC-NET exam for UGC. Candidates who are appearing in UGC-NET July 2017 exam are advised to must know about Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Conditions & Criteria, Qualifying Criteria and Nature of UGC-NET Exam. This will help them a lot in preparation of the exam.

UGC NET Syllabus 2017

Candidates who are participating in UGC-NET Exam 2017 are advised to go through the Syllabus of the Paper -I and Paper -II&III of the concerned subject to get required marks and qualified for UGC-NET EXAM. Get syllabus for the subject and paper you are wanted to download by clicking the below link.

Download Syllabus for UGC-NET

UGC-NET Exam Pattern/Scheme of Test 2017 (JULY)

Number of Question
FirstI10060 out of which 50 question to be attempted1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
FirstII10050 questions all are compulsory1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
SecondIII15075 questions all are compulsory2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)
Paper I will be of general nature. Candidate would be required to attempt any 50 questions out of 60 questions.

Paper II & III will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All questions are compulsory.

Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET 2017 (JAN & JULY)

Candidates who want to participate in National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by CBSE for UGC, must fulfill conditions of eligibility given below :
55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC.

50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination for OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST & PWD candidates and for Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result).

Appearing candidates in qualifying Master's degree (final year) examination & whose result is still awaited. Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Procedure & Criteria for Declaration of Result of UGC-NET January 2017

This will comprise of following steps:

Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor:
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

CATEGORYMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
GENERAL40 (40%)40 (40%)75 (50 %)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ PWD/ SC/ ST35 (35%)35 (35%)60 (40 %)

Step II: Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.

Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.

Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.
It might be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC will be final and binding.


  1. Is engineering graduate(computer science) eligible for ugc net?

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  3. While applying "The year of passing" cannot be changed from 2015 to 2016, actually I am final year M.Tech student. What should I do?

    1. You can't change the particulars after the payment of fee. Have you paid the fee challan?
      If you have paid the fee, there is no way to edit the same application.
      You can also try a new application form with correct details.

    2. Due to this discrepancy I didn't submitted the details. Will the site be updated.

  4. sir ,
    i have scored 52 (paper 1),42(paper 2),60 (paper 3) in cbse ugc net 2015 december in environmental science. I Belongs to OBC catgory. Am i qualified for assistant professor of JRF.

  5. I have scored an aggregate of 52% . Am I eligible to get net Dec2015....any hope

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  7. pls sir give upload philosophy ans key from july 2016


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