UGC ( CBSE) NET – New Quota / Reservation Norms, Eligibility

Those who are interested to take National Eligibility Test ( NET) must know New Quota/ Reservation Norms/ Eligibility. The registration of CBSE NET opens around two months before the test. There are various conditions for applying for this eligibility test for Assistant Professorship in the college/ university.

The aspirants must have PG Degree with at least 55% marks. There is relaxation for the Reserved Categories as per UGC Norms. Besides there are other conditions to be eligible for it.

UGC keeps making amendments in rules and regulations regularly regarding the NET. Therefore, it is imperative to be in touch to avoid problem later at the time of online registration. It saves not only the candidates’ money and time also.

For clearing the NET, the candidates also undergo some Quota Norms. Now the University Grants Commission has made some changes in them.

UGC ( CBSE) NET Previous Quota / Reservation Norms –

In the previous system, top 15% of candidates from each category could qualify for Asst Professor Posts. No of the candidates from the General Categories was fewer than that of the reserved categories owing to reservation policy.

As per the data released by the UGC that over the last 20 years, 68 to 92 % successful candidates who had cleared NET were from the reserved categories. It shows the decline in the no of of general categories who clears CBSE NET.

As a result, a plea was filed in the Keral High Court asking for the clearance over this issue. The HC asked UGC to examine past data and come up with new norms that would provide a level playing field for all candidates. The court also asked UGC to comply with the government’s Reservation Policy.

Courtesy – The Tribune ( Jobs and Career)

New Criteria for Quota for the successful candidates of CBSE NET-

Now 6% of the total no of candidates shall be declared the NET qualified. It means out of total 100 candidates only 6 candidates shall be termed as NET Qualified. Following the Govt Reservation Policy, UGC shall ensure that out of the total qualified candidates there must be 27% from OBCs ( Non-creamy layer), 15% from SCs, 7.5 % from STs and 3 % from PwDs.

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