In order to determine eligibility for lectureship and to award Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research, National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted in Humanities (including Languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences. Computer Science and Electronic Science. This time Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of UGC is holding the National Eligibility Test (NET), This is conducted twice in a year in the months of June and December. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is for candidates who desire to pursue JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates’ qualifying for eligibility for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are restricted lo only those candidates who opt for it in their application.
System of Examination
This examination consists of three parts, Paper I examination is basically General paper with multiple choice questions Paper II & Paper Ill are again of multiple choice question of the relevant subject you have chosen. There is no negative marking for both first and subject paper.
Paper I consists of General paper on Teaching and Research aptitude. This paper aims to assess your capabilities in these prime areas which are foundation for Higher education teacher. Some cognitive abilities are expected from teachers and they are tested through this paper which consists of 100 marks it contains Objective type questions from Teaching aptitude, Research aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical and logical reasoning.
Data Interpretation, ICT, People and environment. Higher Education System Governance, Polity and Administration. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks are set in this paper, out of which you would be required to answer any fifty (50), If you attempt more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted would be evaluated For passing NET examination, you must require 40% marks in Paper I that is at least 20 questions in this paper should be correct. If you belong to OBC (Non creamy layer)/ PWD/SC/ST class than you need 35% to pass this paper I.
Paper-II consists of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate out of the list of 79 areas. Each question carries 2 marks. For passing NET examination, you must require 40% marks in Paper II that is at least 24 questions in this paper should be correct. If you belong to OBC (Non creamy layer)/ PWD/SC/ST class than you need 35% to pass this paper Paper-III consists of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate, each question carries 2 marks For passing NET examination, you must require.
To start a career as a lecturer/ Assistant Professor in a college/ university/ prestigious institute, one must need Master’s Degree with National Eligibility Test (NET). For teaching in college or university. one can earn at least Rs. 40,000 and above depending on education, experience and city. Indian market is always in need of competent teachers. With the emergence of private/ deemed universities and Global Institutes, the demand for lecturers and professors is on an all time high.