The University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) is set to be held on June 28. The examination is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and the candidates who clear NET this year will be eligible for the posts of Junior Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at Indian universities and institutions.
The candidates are required to submit their applications between April 16 to May 15. The application fee can be paid up to May 16. The UGC NET will be conducted by the CBSE for 84 subjects in 89 cities across India.
There are a few variations in the UGC NET June 2015 application process and exam, these are:
The application process is completely online this year, the candidates need not send any hard copies of their applications to institutes, colleges or universities
The CBSE has decided to add six new subjects this year, these are Theatre, Drama, Rabindra Sangeet, Carnatic Music, Percussion Instruments and Santali
The candidates are now required to select four exam centres while filling the application form
The application fee has been increased for UGC NET 2015. The new fee is Rs 600 for general category candidates, Rs 300 for OBC category candidates and Rs 150 for the SC, ST and PwD category candidates
There is a slight change in the timings of the exam, i.e., Paper I will be conducted from 9:30 am to 10:45 pm and Paper II will be held from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
In order to be eligible for NET, the candidates must have a Master’s degree from a recognised university, with a minimum score of 55 percent.