UGC NET December 2015: Tips to fill the online application form

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC). The examination is scheduled to be held on December 27.

Aspirants who meets the eligibility requirements can submit the application forms by November 1.

UGC Dec 2015:Tips to fill the online application


While filling the online application form candidates should follow the conditions mentioned below:

  • Candidates have to make sure to fulfill the eligibility conditions for the test, prescribed under the heading 'CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY' and 'AGE LIMIT'
  • Candidates require to fill their CATEGORY, viz., GENERAL/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ SC/ST/ PWD, in the prescribed column
  • Candidates must fill their subject and city of examination, code in the mentioned column
  • Person with Disability (PwD) candidates must fill up the relevant column in the online application form. Only PwD candidates are required to fill their column and the others have to leave it blank
  • Printout of application form (confirmation page) should be kept the candidates for their own record
  • Exam to be held in December will have 3 sections: Paper I, II and III.

This exam, which will be held twice a year, determines the eligibility of Indian nationals for the posts of assistant professors or junior research fellowship at Indian universities.

No of Paper

Time Duration for each Paper

No of Questions Total Marks
Paper I 1 hour 15 minutes 60 questions, out of which the candidates are required to attempt 50 questions 100 marks
Paper II 1 hour 15 minutes 50 questions, all are compulsory 100 marks
Paper III 2 hours and 30 minutes 70 questions, all of which are compulsory 150 marks

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