Registration ends tomorrow: CBSE UGC NET 2017

Published On 15/11/2016

On behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting UGC NET 2017 on January 22.

All the candidates should note that the last date of filling up the application form is tomorrow, November 16 and the last date of submitting the application fee is November 17.

How to apply:

  • Log on to the official website
  • Before applying, candidates much possess their scanned signature and photograph
  • Click on the relevant link
  • Fill in subject and city of examination and code in the relevant column correctly
  • Click to submit
  • All the candidates are advised to take printout of the same for future reference

Application fee:

  • General category: Rs 600
  • OBC: Rs 300
  • SC/ST/PwD:  Rs 150

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

The candidates need to possess a Master's degree in the relevant discipline from a recognised university or institute.

All the candidates in the final year of their academics are also eligible to apply.

Age limit:

  • Junior Research Fellowship: The maximum age of the candidates should be 28 years
  • Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for those who are applying for Assistant Professor

Important notes:

  •  Fee submitted through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc will be summarily rejected
  • The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card along with their printout of online admission card on the day of examination
  • Printout of online application form (confirmation page) should not be sent to CBSE

The exam will consist of the following three papers:

Paper 1: The exam will be held for a duration of one and a half hours. It will comprise 60 questions, out of which 50 questions should be attempted. It will carry a total of 100 marks.

Paper 2: The exam will be conducted for a duration of one and a half hours and will have 50 questions (all are compulsory). It will carry a total of 100 marks.

Paper 3: It will be held for duration of two and a half hours and will consist of 75 questions (all are compulsory). It will carry a total of 150 marks.


UGC (University Grants Commission) is a statutory organisation established by the Union government in 1956. Its main objective is to provide recognition to the Indian universities and provide funds to such recognised universities and colleges.

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) now conducts this exam on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research.

The exam is conducted in streams such as Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, etc.

Important dates:

  • Last date for applying online: November 16
  • Last date for submit of application fees: November 17
  • Correction in application form details: November 22 to November 29
  • Date of admit card release: December 21, 2016
  • Date of Exams: January 22, 2017


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