The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on January 22, 2017, the CBSE has stated in a circular published on its official website.

The NET exam is held to shortlist eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship.

  • The application process will begin from October 17.
  • The last date to apply is November 16.
  • Candidates are tested on 84 subjects.

The exam is held at more than 100 venues across 90 cities identified as NET exam centres.

The application forms for UGC NET 2017 would be available on the official website of the CBSE from October 17, 2016.

The detailed application details, fee payment method, age limit, eligibility criteria, educational qualification, reservation criteria, etc, would be notified shortly.

  • The UGC NET January 2017 exam would be having three papers in all.
  • It is necessary that the candidates attempt all three papers.
  • The first two papers would be of 75 minutes each.
  • The third paper would of 150 minutes.

Source: The Indian Express