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This test is generally held twice in a year (June and December). State Level Eligibility Tests (SLET) are also conducted by the respective states with almost the same syllabus.
Academic Eligibility : A minimum aggregate of 55% (50% for SC/ST candidates) in the Master's Degree in the Life Sciences (code 2).
(a) For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): The upper age limit is 28 years as on July 1 / January 1 for the December / June exams respectively of the year of examination. This limit is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of SC/ST/OBC/physically handicapped and female applicants.
(b) For Lectureship (LS): Even candidates above 28 years can attempt NET for Lectureship only, as there is no upper age limit.
Scheme of the Examination :
- Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall be a test containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Science and Research Aptitude test. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200
- Part ‘B’ shall contain subject-related conventional MCQs. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 25-35.
- Part ‘C’ shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.
- A negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be @ 25%
Examination Centres : The test will be held at 26 Centres spread all over India, as specified below:
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