UGC conducts NET (National Eligibility Test) to determine lectureship eligibility for Indian citizens in order to ensure minimum standard for teaching profession and research. The test id conducted in Humanities, social sciences, forensic science, computer science and applications, Electronic Science and Forensic Science. UGC conducted their first NET exam in the year 1989-90 for the eligibility of both lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship.
UGC conducts NET exam twice a year in the month of June and December. The notification of NET examination is published nationwide circulation of Employment news in the edition of March and September respectively. Result of June NET exam generally declares in the month of October in the same way December Net exam’s result is declare in the month of April. The UGC NET publishes in the employment News are also available on UGC website.
The major science subjects of NET examination are Chemical science, life science, Mathematical science, physical science, Earth Atmospheric Ocean Science is conducted jointly by CSIR (Council of scientific and Industrial Research), New Delhi. The notifications of NET exams are separately issued by CSIR. UGC has allotted numerous fellowships to the university who qualify the test of Junior Research Fellowship (JRFs) to the candidate. JRFs are awarded to all candidates who come in merit list of NET exam and they qualify for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are also offered to those candidates who deliberately opted for fellowship program in their application form.
Recently UGC has removed the option of Urdu medium of Net exam. If your medium of examination was Urdu then you cannot appear for NET exam. Since UGC, do not provide question paper in Urdu language. The absence of question paper in Urdu language has affected many students as many prestigious universities teach higher education in Urdu language for instance Jamia Hamdard and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Those students either have to appear in NET in English language or have to leave the dream of Net Exam.