UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2013 Notification

Nidhi updated on : 09 Feb 2016

Hurry! The last date to submit applications online for UGC NET December 2013 exam is 30th October, 2013.


University of Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi will conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Dec 2013 session on 29th December, 2013.

The examination (UGC NET) is held twice a year, i.e. in the months of June and December to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.

UGC NET exam will be conducted in 79 subjects.

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

Candidates appearing in NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR only for Eligibility for Assistant Professor. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.


Junior Research Fellowship:

Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in universities/IITs/institutions. The validity period of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, in case the candidates who have already joined M.Phil/Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.



Candidates with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test.


Application Procedure

Interested candidates can apply online.


Important Dates


Last date for Applying Online & generation of filled Bank Challan for Fee.

Wednesday; October 30, 2013

Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI).

Saturday; November 02, 2013

Last date of taking printout of Application Form, Attendance Slip and Admit Card from UGC website (

Tuesday; November 05, 2013

Last date for receiving the printout of online Application Form (one copy) and Attendance Slip (one copy) at the respective Coordinating University opted by the candidate (with fee receipt & category certificate(s)

Saturday; November 09, 2013


For further details, click here!


Source: Official website of UGC NET


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