CBSE NET December 2014 Notification

About CBSE NET: CBSE NET (previously UGC NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.

Holding Institution: The responsibilities for conducting the University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2014 is vested upon Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by UGC vide letter no. F-4-1/2012(ET) Pt. File dated 06.08.2014. As per the letter, UGC NET December 2014 will hold by CBSE on behalf of UGC.

Test Centre / Coordinating Institutions: The CBSE NET will held at 87 selected NET Coordinating Institutions spread across the country.

Eligibility Criteria: The following are the conditions of eligibility for CBSE NET / UGC NET.
i)  Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (list attached page No. 17 to 41) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects of post graduation attached at page No. 42 to 43) are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Persons with disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
ii)  Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ SC/ ST/ PWD (Persons with disability) category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
iii)  The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
iv)  Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.
v)  Candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD category are required to submit attested copy of the category Certificate along with online printout of their Application Forms (obtained while applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility along with printout of their Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/CBSE at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
vi)  Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their  diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (

Age Limit & Relaxation: The age limit and age relaxation for CBSE NET are as follows
i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.12.2014. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: )/SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years’ relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.
ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor): The following categories of people are exempted from being appearing in the CBSE NET examination.
i)  For Ph.D.: NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
ii)  For UGC / CSIR JRF: The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
iii)  For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for  Assistant Professor held prior to 1st Dec 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for  Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st Dec 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.

Syllabus: CBSE will conduct NET in 79 subjects. You can consult the syllabus of most of the subject from the website: For other subjects, you are kindly requested to consult the official website of CBSE NET.

Exam Pattern: The CBSE NET December 2014 will be of objective types with three compulsory papers. The first paper is general or compulsory for all subjects.

Examination Schedule
1. Paper I- 100 marks - 60 out of which 50 question to be attempted- 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.).
2. Paper II – 100 marks - 50 questions, all are compulsory - 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 Noon).
3. Paper III - 150 marks - 75 questions, all are compulsory - 2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.).

Time Table: NET will be held on 28th Dec 2014 (Sunday). The schedule for other information as under
Online Form Submission Dates: 15th October, 2014 to 15th November, 2014.
Last date for Applying Online & generation of filled Bank Challan for Fee.: 15th November, 2014.
Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of (Syndicate / Canara / ICICI Bank): 18th November, 2014.
Last date of taking printout of Application Form, Attendance Slip and Admit Card from website: 19th November, 2014.
Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (one copy) and Attendance Slip (one copy) at the respective Coordinating Institution opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category certificate(s): 25th November, 2014.

Form Submission: The candidates need to submit the application form online only at http:// in between 15/10/2014 to 15/11/2014.

Answer Key and Results: The result of the CBSE-NET to be held on 28th Dec, 2014 will be made available on the website: http:// as and when it is declared. The candidates will not be individually intimated about their result.

Complete Information Booklet: The complete information booklet for UGC/CBSE NET is available at: http://

Contact Address of CBSE NET: For further assistance kindly consult the following address: Central Board of Secondary Education, Plot No. 149, Block - H, Sector - 63, Noida - 201309 , Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.). Telephone No. : 0120-2427342, 0120-2427350