The notification for the UGC NET 2017 is not issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). According to a notification issued earlier this month, the National Eligibility Test (NET) will be conducted on November 5, 2017. The application process will continue until August 30, 2017, and the last date to pay the fee is August 31, 2017.
The examination is conducted on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of assistant professor in Indian universities and colleges or for both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and assistant professor. However, the July round has been skipped this year.
Candidates who qualify for the JRF are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible to apply for the post of an assistant professor in Indian universities and colleges.
The award of JRF and eligibility for assistant professor's post depends on the performance of the candidate in all the three papers of NET. However, candidates qualifying exclusively for an assistant professor are not considered for JRF. Candidates who have scored at least 55% in their master's degree are eligible for NET.
About the UGC NET Exam:
It is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges. CBSE will conduct NET in 84 subjects at 90 selected NET Examination Cities spread across the country.