CBSE UGC NET January 2017: Apply now

CBSE UGC NET 2017: Know the detailed information on eligibility criteria, fees, exam pattern and more

By: Express Web Desk | Noida | Updated: October 17, 2016 1:22 pm
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From today, all interested candidates can apply for the National Eligibility Test (NET) that will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on January 22, 2017. The last date to apply is November 16.

The examination will be held in 84 subjects at 90 selected cities across the country. The forms are available on the official website

Examination fees
For general category candidates: Rs 600
For OBC: Rs 300
For SC/ ST: Rs 100

Steps to apply for UGC NET 2017
Log in to the official website mentioned above
Make sure you have scanned passport size photograph
Fill in all the required details
Pay the fees online
Take the confirmation receipt

READ: UGC NET 2017: Here’s how to fill the application form


Candidates who have secured at least 55 per cent marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC are eligible for the UGC NET. The OBC / SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates who have secured at least 50 per cent marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination can apply.

Those aspirants 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.

Read: 10 tips and tricks to prepare for entrance exams

Important dates

Start of online application process: October 17, 2016
Last date of applying online: November 16, 2016
Last date of submitting application fee through bank challan: November 17, 2016
Correction in Particulars of application form on website: November 22, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Date of admit card release: December 21, 2016
Exam date: January 22, 2017

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