In order to make the application process of National Eligibility Test more transparent and reliable, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the notification for the requirement of Aadhaar for the applicants of UGC NET (November 2017). This decision of the CBSE will create more appropriate results in applicant details. Through the Aadhaar number, the Board will get all the mandatory details of the candidate. According to the CBSE, this will establish the identities of the applicant in more convenient level at the time of the registration.

Earlier the Aadhaar number was not required in the application form. But from now onwards, candidates who will apply for the UGC National Eligibility Test it is mandatory for them to provide Aadhaar card number at the time of registration. It will simplify the application process of the examination. Candidates do not have to produce multiple documents as identification proof during registration. They just need to give the Aadhaar number. The Aadhaar number will work as the identification proof for the applied candidate. According to the provisions of Aadhaar Act and Regulations, the act permits the Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of a person for any purpose.

While filling the application form of UGC NET (November 2017), candidates must provide the Aadhaar number, Name, Date of Birth and gender in the online application form as an identification proof. Candidates who are looking forward to applying for National Eligibility Test and not yet enrolled for the Aadhaar must forward the application for the generation of Aadhaar number as soon as possible. To enrol the Aadhaar number candidates just need to visit the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India at uidai.gov.in Candidates belonging to the selected states are exempted to add the Aadhaar number in the application form.

Relaxation in Aadhaar card requirement for CBSE UGC NET 2017 is also there. The provision of Requirement of Aadhaar for the Applicants of UGC NET (November) 2017 is applicable in all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. Candidates belonging to the above-mentioned states and want to apply for the UGC NET (November 2017) have to enter the Ration card number / Passport number / Bank account number or any other valid ID number provided by the Government of India, in the application form. This will only work if the candidates select the appropriate city while registering themselves. The CBSE has also notified the dates for the National Eligibility Test of November 2017 session.

UGC NET is the National Eligibility Test which determines eligibility of candidates for the position of Lecturers / Assistant Professors / Associates / Research Fellows in the recognised Universities and Institutes. For the selection of the candidates, Board has set some eligibility criteria for the candidates who will apply for the UGC NET (November 2017). Candidates with Master’s Degree or PhD holders in any subject with 55% aggregate marks (50% for the reserved category candidates) will be able to apply for the examination. 84 subjects will be included in the UGC NET (November 2017).

The candidates desirous to appear in the UGC NET (November 2017) will be able to register themselves for the examination August 1, 2017, onwards. However, the examination will be conducted on November 5, 2017. It will be conducted in three papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I and II shall consist of 100 marks whereas Paper III will consist 150 marks. All the papers will have multiple choice questions. The qualifying criteria of UGC NET have been recently changed by the University Grants Commission. It has been notified that 6% of the total candidates who will appear in the UGC NET (November 2017) will be declared qualified which earlier was 15%.  For other details related to the UGC National Eligibility Test (November 2017) candidates are advised to visit the official website of CBSE NET at cbsenet.nic.in Candidates who want to read the details in Hindi are advised to have a look on the notice given below:

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