Published On : Thu, Apr 30th, 2015

CBSE’s National Eligibility Test (NET) on June 28

Nagpur: The National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), will be held on June 28. The last date of application online is May 15 and the fees can be paid till May 16.

The candidates, after passing the NET, can receive Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or can be appointed in any University or affiliated colleges across the country. The Test, held for about 84 subjects, is conducted at around 89 centres. The number of candidates appearing for the exam is on the increase every year.

Rules for eligibility:
The candidates passing post-graduation from any recognized university or institute (with 55 percent marks) can appear for NET. Those students who are appearing for final year of post-graduation exam can also be eligible for the Test. According to rules, the SC/ST and physically handicapped students and PhD holding students are given five percent concession.

Age limit fixed:
While age limit of 28 years has been fixed for JRF the higher age limit for teachers’ posts has not been fixed. However, there is concession on the lines of educational qualifications in accordance with the Government directives.

Application fees:
Those students who are submitting applications online they have scan their photos before application. The photos should be in JPG format. The fees can be deposited through Debit/Credit Card or e-challan. The fees for general candidates have been fixed at Rs 600 while for OBC candidates it is Rs 300. Similarly, for SC/ST and physically handicapped candidates the fees have been fixed at Rs 150. The e-challan facility is available with Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank and ICICI Bank branches.

Two-session exam:
The NET is conducted in two sessions on the same day. In the first session, two papers are held. These two papers are of one and a quarter hour each with no gap. The first session begins at 9.30 am and last till 12 noon. In the second session, only one paper is held. There is gap of one and half hour between the two sessions.

The stress of NET is on three papers. The papers are held in both Hindi and English mediums. In the first paper, questions are based on General Knowledge, Teaching/Research Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Comprehension and General Awareness. The first paper contains 60 questions out of which 50 questions are to be solved by the students. Two marks are allotted for every question. The second paper is of subject selected by the students. This paper contains 50 questions and it is mandatory to solve all the questions. In this paper also, two marks are allotted for each question. Time of one and half hour is fixed for this paper. The third paper is of two and half hour duration and contains 75 objective questions. All these questions are mandatory. The questions are also of the subjects selected by the students.