New Delhi: The results for National Eligibility Test (NET) held in December 2011 have been declared. Those who have completed their post-graduation or are appearing for the same can appear in the test to qualify for teaching in the colleges or to obtain Junior Research Fellowship.

The NET qualifiers also directly qualify for admission to PhD course.

The University Grants Commission conducts the UGC-NET for the humanitarian and arts stream while the CSIR-UGC NET is jointly conducted Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grants Commission for science and engineering discipline.

The exam format is as follows:

•    Paper I -Objective Type- General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Methods (50 questions) – 100 Marks

•    Paper II- Objective Type – Core Subject (50 questions)- 100 Marks

•    Paper III- Descriptive Type – Core Subject – will have four sections. Section 1- 5x5= 25 marks (30 words), Section 2 –15x5=75 marks (30 words), Section 3- 5x12= 60 marks (200 words) and Section 4- 1x40= 40 marks(1000 words)

However, the NET exam has changed from July 2012 under which all the three exam papers will be objective type unlike the third subjective paper.

According to the new exam pattern, there will be 60 questions in Paper-I and the candidate have to complete only 50 of them. Paper-II and Paper-III will be having 50 and 75 questions respectively, which are mandatory for the candidate to attempt. The total marks are 100+100+150, respectively for the three papers.


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