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UGC NET November 2017 Eligibility Criteria and Exam Date

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Planning to appear in the UGC NET November 2017. Check the Revised and Amended Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET Nov 2017 Exam

UGC NET Aspirants, we have some important news for your, related to Upcoming UGC NET 2017 Exam. You might be aware of the fact, that recently, CBSE had written to Ministry of HRD, for its inability to conduct NET Exam is future, due to the burden of conducting various other Exams Like CTET, 10th, 12th Board exams etc. However, Ministry of HRD rejected its plea and directed to go on with conducting the NET Exam, but with a relaxation for conducting it once a year.

Yes, it is true that NET Exam from 2017, will be held only once a year and this is the reason that there was No UGC NET Notification in April 2017. As per the revised  UGC Calendar, Notification for UGC NET 2017 will be announced on 24th July 2017 and Exam will be held on 19th November 2017.

Those who are New to UGC NET Exam, for then there is a Little Introduction of this prestigious Exam.

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National Eligibility Test (NET) is an All India Open Entrance Exam for determining the Eligibility Criteria for Recruitment of Assistant Professors in Colleges and Universities in India. also, its is a gateway to apply for Research Fellow profiles ie. If you want to get Entry Level Teaching Jobs in Colleges and Universities, then NET is a compulsory requirement. This exam is conducted by CBSE on the behalf of UGC.

Not only this, UGC has also made some Big Changes in the Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Upcoming UGC NET November 2017 Exam.

Applicants willing to apply for UGC NET Exam November 2017 are advised to read this post till end so that they get to know each and every detail on the Upcoming UGC NET Exam 2017

UGC NET 2017 Notification : Complete Details

There was much uncertainty till the first week of June, as to when the UGC NET Notification, will be announced, which as per the Schedule was to be announced in the month of April. After that, there were rumours that instead of CBSE, National Testing Agency may conduct the NET Exam.

As a rule, CBSE has  to conduct the NET Exam twice a year, however, in the Month of April, when the CBSE could not announce the Notification, for the July Exam, there was news that CBSE had written to Ministry for HRD for its inability to conduct the NET Exam in future due to burden of other Exam, however, Ministry rejected the CBSE's request with a relaxation to conduct NET Exam once in a year. For the first time, in so many years, NET will be conducted only once in 2017, which is a setback for genuine NET Aspirants, as they have to wait for One year for appearing in the Exam.

After a gap of nearly three months, CBSE had cleared the confusion and announced the Schedule of UGC NET Exam. As per the Official Notice, Notification for UGC November 2017 NET Exam will be announced on 24th July 2017.

If, you are UGC NET Aspirant and looking for ways to get the Official Notification, then there are 3 ways to get it

1) CBSE's Website: Prior to 2014, NET was conducted by UGC, but from 2014 onwards, CBSE was given the permission to conduct the exam on UGC's behalf. It is CBSE that releases the Notification, facilitates online application, releases Admit Card, and conducts the Exam. and all this information right from announcement of Notification to conduct of exam is exclusively available on CBSE's Website @

2) Newspaper: UGC NET is one the most popular exam in India and ever year at least 6 to 7 lakh candidates appear in this exam and this is the reason that its widely publicised through Print Media and If you are regular newspaper reader, then you won't miss the Upcoming NET Notification.

3) Jobs in Jammu Website: We have made this page for sharing exclusive updates on the Upcoming UGC NET Exam 2017 and as such aspirants are advised to visit this page on or after 24th July 2017 to download the NET Notification in PDF format.

UGC NET 2017 Exam Dates

Finally, on 6th June 2017, CBSE had released a Short Notification, confirming the Schedule of NET 2017 Exam.

1) Date of announcement of UGC NET Notification: 24th July 2017

2) Dates of Online Registration: 1st August to 30th August 2017

3) Date of UGC NET 2017 Exam: 5th November 2017

Update (As on 11th July, 2017)

CBSE changed the Exam Date of UGC NET Nov 2017 Exam

Today, CBSE has released a Short Notification, making changes in the Exam Date of UGC NET November 2017 Exam. As per the Official Notification, now the revised Date of CBSE NET Exam is 5th November, previously UGC has mentioned the exam Date on 19th Nov 2017

Here is the Official Notification announced by CBSE

Who can appear for UGC NET 2017 Exam?

If, you are willing to appear in the Upcoming NET Exam in November 2017, then you should full fill these eligibility conditions.

1) Educational QualificationApplicant must have completed Masters Degree in a concerned subject with not less than 55% marks. However, applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC etc need only 50% marks.

Applicants must note that they can appear for NET only in the subject of their Post Graduation. In case that subject is Not available in the List of Subjects for which NET is conducted then they can appear in the related subject

2) Age Limit: There is No upper Age Limit for applying for Eligibility for Assistant Professor. However, those seeking JRF Profiles should have their Age limit not exceeding 28 years 

Note: Final Year Candidates, can appear in the NET Exam provided they have their PG Degree completed at the time declaration of UGC NET Result and having obtained No less than 55% marks.

Update (As on 10th July, 2017) 

Revised UGC NET 2017 Eligibility Criteria (New Amendment)

1) Only Top 6% of the candidates in the Merit List belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) will be declared as Qualified, previously it was 15%. Also, the reserved category candidates have a preference for Lower minimum marks, as per the cut off marks.

2) General Candidates even after scoring the more marks than reserved category candidates are declared as Not qualified, even after scoring more minimum marks in the exam.

These amendments in the qualifying criteria of UGC NET Exam are announced after Kerala High Court declared by UGC Selection process as UnConstitutional.

Note: It is not yet confirmed, whether candidates from General Category, are selected on the Basis of Top 15% OR Top 6% and the picture will get clear only after the announcement of NET Notification on 24th July 2017.

Why this Amendment?

This amendment is on the grounds after the Kerala High Court Judgement, thereafter UGC analysis the Results of NET Exam of last 20% years and found that over the Last 2 Decades, the No. of candidates qualifying the NET Exam from reserved categories is as high as 68% to 92%.

This lead to the outnumbering of General category candidates by Reserved category candidates

When comes to Jobs in Colleges / Universities, there are less No. of NET Qualified candidates available for Open Merit posts and incidentally reserved category candidates got selected in Open Merit posts in Colleges / Universities.


We have made this page to provide updates on Upcoming UGC NET Exam in November 2017. Once the Notification gets announced, we will share the same on this page.

UGC NET November 2017 aspirants are advised to check this page on 24th July 2017 and for that, you should Bookmark (Control+d) this page.

If, you have any Queries, related to upcoming NET Exam, kindly ask us in the Comments section below.

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