UGC NET 2012 Notification, Apply Online, Download Challan

The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 24th JUNE 2012 (SUNDAY) for  Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges.

Age : Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.06.2012. For  Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for applying for lectureship eligibility.


Last date for Applying On-Line 30-04-2012 

Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (2 copies), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) at the respective test centre opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category certificate(s) ) : 07-05-2012

Examination Fees :

For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website : ), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PH/VH candidates, it is Rs. 110/-.

The candidate is to fill the Bank Challan Form in triplicate (Bank Copy, UGC Copy & Candidate’s Copy) . All the three copies of the Challan Form have to be submitted in any branch of State Bank of India along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-.

The bank will retain its copy and return the other two copies of the challan to the candidate. The candidate has to attach the UGC copy of the challan with the printout of online Application Form which he/she has to submit to the Registrar of UGC-NET Centre opted by the candidate.              

The UGC-NET will be conducted in objective mode from June, 2012 onwards. The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 24th June, 2012 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:     




Number of Question


First I 100 60 out of which 50  question to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First II 100 50 questions all are  compulsory 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second III 150 75 questions all are  compulsory 2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 04.00 P.M.)

Paper-I shall be of general nature covering  reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness.60 multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). 

Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.     

Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

Minimum Scorecard in Each Subject     

CATEGORY Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
GENERAL 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50 %)
OBC(Non-creamy layer) 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 67.5 (45 %) rounded off to 68
PH/VH/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40 %)

For Details and How To Apply For NET 2012 : Click Here

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