The National Eligibility Test (NET), otherwise called UGC NET or NTA-UGC-NET, is the examination for deciding the qualification for the post of the assistant professor as well as for the Junior Research Fellowship grant in Indian colleges and universities. The exam is led by the National Testing Agency for the University Grants Commission.
It is considered one of the hardest exams in India, with a victory rate of only 6%. Teaching is a profession that requires commitment and dedication. In order to pass the NET exam, the same qualities are necessary.
Until July 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) led the UGC NET test and since December 2018, NTA has been directing the UGC National Eligibility Test.
The National Eligibility Test is conducted two times every year in the month of June and December. It is an online test and the people who register can choose where to write the exam form, i.e., they can choose their cities. The center will be allocated by the council accordingly.
UGC NET Syllabus
As per the latest notification of NTA, only 6% of the candidates appearing for the NET qualifies the exam and become eligible for the entry-level post of Assistant Professor. There is a category-wise reservation policy that will be applied to these 6% qualified candidates during the final selection.