How to Apply

Important Instructions
i) Before submission of the online Application Form, the candidate should read this notification carefully.

ii) On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test(NET) on 28th June, 2015(SUNDAY) 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. CBSE will conduct NET in 84 subjects (listed under item no.14 on page 11) at 89 selected Cities of Examination (listed under item no.15 on page 13) spread across the country.

iii) 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. Candidate 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.

iv) The result of the UGC-NET to be held on 28th June, 2015 will be made available on the websites: as and when it is declared. The candidate will not be individually intimated about their result. 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.

v) Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Persons with Disability(PWD)/Other Backward Classes(OBC)(Non creamy layer), as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website:, candidate will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the UGC.

General Instructions
i) The candidates must read the conditions of eligibility as given at item no. 3 carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the Test before filling the online application Form.

ii) Submission of Online Application is mandatory. Hard copies of application form will not be accepted by CBSE.

iii) Application Form must be complete in all respects as per the Notification.

iv) All incomplete Application Forms will be rejected.

v) Applications submitted on any other format (including old UGC format) will not be accepted.

vi) Printout of online application (Confirmation Page) should be kept by the candidate for further reference.

vii) No applications can be submitted after the last date (i.e. 15/05/2015).

viii) The Candidate should note that their candidature is strictly provisional. The mere fact that Admission Card has been issued and the candidate is allowed to appear in the test shall not imply that the Board has finally accepted his/her candidature.

ix) CBSE may change the city of examination or date of examination without assigning any reason.

x) It may be noted that the Admission Card will be uploaded on the website in the second week of June, 2015. The candidates are requested to ascertain their venue of the test in the mentioned in the Admission Card and appear in the examination only at the designated examination center. No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him/her in the admission card.

xi) The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card also along with their printout of online Admission Card on the day of examination. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination whose admission card is not issued by the Board.

xii) The candidates should report at the examination center 30 minutes prior to commencement of examination. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination center/hall after commencement of examination.

xiii) No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before 10:45 AM in the 1st session, 12:30 PM in the 2nd session and 4:30 p.m. in the 3rd session.

xiv) The candidate shall have to return the original OMR Sheet of Paper I & II and Paper III to the Invigilator before leaving the examination hall/room. However, candidates are allowed to carry the Test Booklets of Paper-I, II and III along with duplicate copy (carbon less copy) of OMR Sheet on conclusion of examination.

xv) No TA will be paid to the candidates, on account of appearing at the examination etc.

xvi) The use of calculators of Log Tables is not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers, electronic devices etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/Room.

xvii) A candidate who does not appear in paper-I, will not be permitted to appear in paper II and paper-III.

xviii) Candidates will not be allowed to write any question from the Test Booklet on the Admission Card or on any other paper.

xix) There are no negative marks of incorrect answers.

xx) The captured images of response sheets (OMR sheets) of the candidates appeared in NET June, 2015 and answer keys of all the papers will be displayed on the website during first week of August 2015 (the exact dates will be notified later in the newspapers). The candidates, who are not satisfied with the captured response, may challenge by filling online application form on the website and paying a sum of Rs.1000/- per question The challenge of answer keys will also be accepted online only through the link available on the website on payment of Rs.1000/- per question. The fee can be paid by credit/debit card or e-challan. In case the challenge of any candidate regarding captured images of response sheets (OMR sheets)/answer keys is accepted, the fee will be refunded to such candidates. In all other cases the fee once paid will not be refunded. The CBSE’s decision on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared on the basis of final answer keys.

xxi) The marks of all the candidates will be uploaded on CBSE website soon after declaration of result. Besides this, CBSE will not issue any marks sheet to qualified/non qualified candidates.

xxii) Further, the candidates, having any grievances with regard to answer key (s) even after declaration of result of NET June, 2015, may send a written request to the Executive Director CBSE, H-149, Sector – 63, Noida 201309 (U.P.) supporting his/her stand with standard books/literature along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 5,000/- in favour of Secretary, CBSE payable at Noida/Delhi within one month from the date of declaration of result on NET June, 2015 examination. The envelope should be marked Grievance Regarding Answer Key(s) of NET June, 2015. The request(s) so received will be placed before the Expert Committee(s) for re-examination of the answer key(s).

xxiii) In case the answer key(s) is/are found to be incorrect, the CBSE will process the result in the light of changed key (s) and qualify the additional candidates for JRF and/or Eligibility for Assistant Professor. However, the result of previously qualified candidates of JRF and/or eligibility for Assistant Professor shall remain unchanged.

xxiv) There are no negative marks of incorrect answers.

xxv) The marks of all the candidates will be uploaded on CBSE website soon after declaration of result. Besides this, CBSE will not issue any marks sheet to qualified/non qualified candidates.

xxvi) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.

xxvii) The decision of the CBSE shall be final in all matters.

xxviii) All legal disputes pertaining to this Test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.

Steps for Submission of Online Application Form
i) Candidate seeking admission to the Test (UGC-NET, June 2015) must apply online only on the CBSE website:

ii) Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the scanned images as below:-
* Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).
* Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30 kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).

iii) After filling all the details for applying online for NET the candidates have to select the option of payment of examination fee either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form indicating your details therein and follow the process as mentioned under 6 (ii & iii) on page 6.

iv) The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card along with their printout of online admission card on the day of examination.

v) Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on CBSE website Please note that Fee submitted through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
vi) In other to avoid last minute rush, the candidates are advised to apply early enough. CBSE will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature in submission of online application during last days.

Check List for Filling the Online Application Form
The candidates are advised to ensure the following pints before filling the Online Application forms:
i) Whether they fulfill the eligibility conditions for the Test as prescribed under the heading ‘Conditions Of Eligibility’ and ‘Age Limit

ii) That they have filled their CATEGORY, viz, GENERAL/OBC (non-creamy layer)/  SC/ST/ PWD, in the relevant column correctly.

iii) That they have filled their subject and city of examination and code in the relevant column correctly.

iv) That the Person with Disability (PwD) candidates have filled the relevant column in The online application form. Only PwD candidates have to fill this column and the others have to leave it blank.

v) Whether they have kept a printout of application form (confirmation page) for their own record.

Online Application Form

The online application form of UGC NET June 2015 is available at:

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