Note-TS.SET-2017:The qualifying criteria for determining the eligibility for Assistant Professor was challenged in the High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam by Nair Service Society vide W.P. (C) No. 5190 of 2016. In view of the judgement dated 16.12.2016 of Honourable High Court of Kerala, the University Grants Commission reviewed the existing qualifying criteria and evolved the modified criteria for qualifying NET. The detailed qualifying criteria with the methodology for preparing the result are as described below.
The TS-SET will be conducted in objective mode. The test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of multiple choice questions and will be held on the day of examination in two separate sessions as under:
|Session||Paper||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|First||I||60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted||50x2=100||1¼ Hours (09.30 am to 10.45 am)|
|First||II||50 questions all of which are compulsory||50x2=100||1¼ Hours (10.45 am to 12.00 noon)|
|Second||III||75 questions all of which are compulsory||75x2=150||2½ Hours (01.30 pm to 04.00 pm)|
This paper shall be of general nature intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will be primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. There will be sixty (60) multiple-choice questions of two marks each of out of which the candidate will be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate will be evaluated.
This paper consists of multiple- choice questions based on the subject selected by the candidates. The paper will consists of fifty (50) multiple choice questions. The candidates will have to answer all the questions. The candidates will have to mark their response for each question on the computer coded optical mark reader (OMR) answer sheet provided along with the test booklet.
This paper consists of multiple choice questions based on the syllabus of the subject selected by the candidates. The paper will consist of seventy-five (75) multiple-choice questions. The candidates will be required to answer all the questions and have to mark their response for each question on the computer coded optical mark reader(OMR)answer sheet provided along with the test booklet.
Paper-III of all the subjects covers all the specializations of that subject in which SET is conducted. For example Paper-III of Chemical Sciences covers all specializations such as Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Marine Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, & Bio-inorganic Chemistry.
Similarly, Paper-III of Earth Sciences covers such as Geology, Applied Geology, MS Geology, Geophysics, Meteorology, Marine Geology, Petroleum Geology, Geo-Informatics, Applied Geochemistry & Oceanography.
Paper-III of Life Sciences covers all specializations such as Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology, Fishery Science, Animal Biology & Marine Biology.
Paper-III of Mathematical Sciences covers all specializations such as Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Statistics.
Paper-III of Physical Sciences covers all specializations such as Atomic & Molecular Physics, Classical Dynamics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electromagnetics, Experimental Design, Electronics, Nuclear Physics, Space Physics, Particle Physics, Quantum Physics & Thermodynamics.
*A candidate who does not appear for Paper-I and Paper-II will not be permitted for Paper-III.
*There will be No negative Marking
Visually Challenged Candidates shall be provided 30 minutes extra time separately for Paper-land Paper- II. For Paper-III, 45 minutes extra time shall be provided. They will also be provided with a scribe who should be a graduate in a subject other than candidate’s subject. Further, Physically Challenged candidates, who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of SET) in writing to the Member Secretary of the TS-SET, Osmania University. Extra time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates.
It has been decided by the UGC that 6% of the appearing candidates should be declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
The following methodology is prescribed for qualifying candidates for eligibility for Assistant Professor:
I.In order to be considered for eligibility for Assistant Professor, the candidates must have appeared in all the three papers and secured at least 40% aggregate marks in all the three papers taken together for General Category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks in all the three papers taken together for all candidates belonging to reserved categories, viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non Creamy Layer), and PWD.:
|Minimum marks (%) to be obtained|
|OBC(Non-creamy layer) /SC/ST/PWD||35%||35%||35%|
II. To cite a hypothetical example, if say 600000 candidates appear in UGC-NET, 6% of those, i.e., 36000 qualifying slots for eligibility for Assistant Professor are to be earmarked for different categories as per Government of India policy in this regard.
III. As per Government of India reservation policy, a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 3% of slots are reserved for the OBC (belonging to Non Creamy Layer), SC, ST and Persons with disabilities (PWD) respectively. Accordingly, the category-wise slots available for each category are as follows:
|OBC (belonging to Non Creamy Layer)||27.00%||9720|
IV. The calculation is based on the ratio of number of candidates who secure minimum aggregate percentage of marks as prescribed in (i) above in each subject category-wise to the total number of candidates of that category over all subjects fulfilling (i) above multiplied by the total number of slots to be awarded to that category. The nearest whole number obtained as per this formula provides the number of slots available in any particular subject category-wise.
V. By this method, if the number of slots obtained is less than one, it is taken as one, i.e., a minimum of one slot is awarded wherever a fraction less than one is obtained as per the calculation. However, for fractions greater than one, the figure is rounded off to the nearest whole number.
VI. The aggregate percentage of all the three papers corresponding to the number of slots derived as per the previous paragraph is taken as the cut-off qualifying percentage marks for a particular subject category-wise
Further, it is informed that for the purpose of notification, the following may be incorporated in the notifications for future SET examinations, replacing the existing qualifying criteria.
Criteria for Declaration of Result
This will comprise of the following:
Top 6% of the appearing candidates who appear in all three papers and secure at least 40% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to General Category and at least 35% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to Reserved Categories, viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non Creamy Layer), and PWD will be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor by following the reservation policy of the Government of India.
It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria is final and binding.
The candidates will be allowed to carry a carbon less copy of the OMR Response Sheets and Test Booklets with them on conclusion of examination.