The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the answer keys of National Eligibility Test (NET) test that was conducted on July 8, 2018 at 84 centres. The answer keys are available at and the results of the UGC Net are expected to be released next week.

The NET exams determine the candidates’ eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor.

The official website states, “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 organisations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. 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.”

The disclaimer on the official website read, “the role of CBSE is only upto the conduct of NET Examination and declaration of result. The e-certificates to qualified candidate are issued by UGC- NET Bureau. So the candidates declared qualified in NET are informed to contact Head, UGC NET Bureau, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg , New Delhi, Pin Code-110021, Phone No. (011-24116316, 24115416, 24115419).”