On July 11, 2017, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the date for the release of UGC NET 2017 notification. As per the announcement, the detailed notification will be issued on July 24, 2017. It will be uploaded on the official website of the exam, which is cbsenet.nic.in.

Along with this, the Board also revealed that the National Eligibility Test will be held on November 05, 2017. The online registration for it will begin on August 01, 2017, and the last date to submit the form is August 30, 2017. However, the deadline to submit the application fee has been prescribed as August 31, 2017. The candidates can check the official notice from the image below.

The application form of the exam will release on cbsenet.nic.in. The candidates will have to enter personal, educational and other details in it. Also, along with the details, the candidates will have to upload photograph and signature. The application fee for the exam will be around Rs. 600 and candidates will be able to submit it online.

UGC NET is conducted in 84 subjects. Aspirants all over the nations appear for the exam to seek Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship. Until now, the examination was held twice a year and the procedure for it was well known by the candidates.

However, since the beginning of the current year, various news regarding the procedure is surfacing the web. Some of the most significant changes, some of which have not been announced officially but has been confirmed by the official sources, include conducting of the examination once in a year and the change in the qualifying percentage.

Until now, the UGC NET was held twice a year. However, now it is expected that it will only be conducted one time. The Board is just considering this option right now and no official notice regarding this has been released.

Another significant change is regarding the total qualifying percentage. Earlier, the conducting body used to prepare a separate merit list for all the categories and from it, the top 15% candidates from were selected for Assistant Professorship. As per this method, it was observed, that the over all qualifying percentage in the past 4 examinations was less than 5%. Hence, it was decided that from now on, total qualifying percentage should be upto 6%. Regarding this, the UGC released the official notice on June 14, 2017, and it read as below.

If the decrease in the number of attempts has been a loss to the candidates, then the new qualifying percentage in no less than a boon. Expansion of qualifying percentage to 6% means that more candidates will qualify the for JRF and Professorship.

It should be noted that the selection will depend on the eligibility criteria. If the candidates is not eligible then the they will not be included in the qualifying merit list of UGC NET. Due to which, the certificate will not be issued.

Are you applying for the exam this year or are you just preparing for it now? What are your views on the new changes? Share what you think about all of the latest happening. Do so, leave a comment below.

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  1. I think, this decision is biggest all of candidate. ugc should not decide 6% candidate are qualified bcoz this platform make the correr of candidate.pleace let me know 9% candidate what should do..

  2. it is said that these changes are made in connection to the kerala high court judgement..the judgement never intended to increase the overall qualifying percentage..it says to protect the interest particularly to the unreserved category. As already the reserved category candidates has outnumbered the unreserved category in clearing NET. If UGC increases the percentage from 4% to 6% in overall(reserved and unreserved categories)..how does this changes give an edge to the unreserved category..i think the clarification in the judgement is not reflected in the UGC NET new proposed changes. lets wait until july 24, the detailed notification.. if it doesnot protect the interest of unreserved category in new notification, i am going to move to court on such pointless proposed changes

    • Very commendable decision for general candidates. Statistics of previous results shows that only 1-2% general candidates out of appearing was able to qualify net. While more number of reserved category candidates was qualifying in comparison with general. Now 6 % qualifying criteria will certainly help more general to qualify net And previously only 1-2% qualily out of appeared no of candidates. Good decision by UGC and Kerala court very well studied the actual loss general candidate was facing

  3. As per the observations of Kerala High Court, the average passing percentage of OBCs in NET is 63% againsj the mandated limit of 27%. This happened because the OBC/SCs who got more than general category cut-off were declared ‘qualïfied’ under ‘General’ category instead of their respective OBC/SC category. This made more number of obc/sc qualified leaving very less slots to General category. This anamoly should be corrected, otherwise 6% rule is of no use

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