How to apply for NET Jan 2017 ? Last date to apply 16th Nov 2016


National Eligibility Test (NET ) conducted by CBSE to determine the eligibility for College and university level Lectureship and junior research fellowship . NET Jan 2017 is scheduled to be held on 22nd January 2017, last date for application is 16th Nov 2016.

NET qualified persons are also eligible for jobs in public sector companies.

The candidate who qualifies for the junior research fellowship is eligible to pursue research in the subject of their graduation and also eligible for Assistant professor.

Important dates for NET Jan 2017 :-

  • Online Application Form Submission : 17th Oct 2016
  • Last Date for Application : 16th Nov 2016
  • Last Date of Submission of fee : 17th Nov 2016
  • Correction in the Application : 22nd to 29th Nov 2016
  • Admit Card Upload : 21st Dec 2016
  • Date of Examination : 22nd Jan 2017

Qualification Requirement for NET :-

Candidate should have secured at leat 55% marks in Masters Degree  or equivalent examination from a recognized University.

Age Limit for the Examination :-

For Junior research Fellowship, a candidate should not be more than 28 years as on 01/01/2017. There is a 5-year relaxation for OBC/SC/ST/PWD and to women candidates.

There is no age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

Examination Fees :-

  • For General Category : Rs 600/-
  • For OBC Category : Rs 300/-
  • For SC/ST/PWD : Rs 150/-

Examination Pattern for NET Jan 2017:-

All three papers of NET consists of only objective type questions and will be conducted in 3 separate sessions.

  • Paper 1 will be general in nature for all candidates.
  • paper 2 & 3 will be the subject selected by the candidate


Procedure and criteria for Result Announcement:-

Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor. The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper –III as given below.

.CATEGORY Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
GENERAL 40 (40%) 40(40%) 75 (50%)
OBC (Non-creamy layer) PWD/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%)  60 (40%)

Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.

Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.

Click Here to register for NET JAN 2017 

A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III by using the formula mentioned below:-NET 2017

How to Apply for NET 2017 ?

NET 2017 application is completely online. You have to register first before filling application.


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