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NET/JRF

About UGC-NET/JRF:

From December 2018, on behalf of UGC, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.

About Joint UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF:
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the UGC-CSIR NET for Science subjects, namely, CSIR-NET/JRF Physical Sciences, CSIR-NET/JRF Chemical Sciences, CSIR-NET Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences jointly with the UGC. The Exam conducted jointly with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The concerned notification are issued separately by CSIR.

CSIR-UGC-NET/JRF Coaching:
Career Endeavour Offers Regular and Weekend Coaching for UGC-NET Computer Science and Applications, CSIR-NET Physical Sciences, CSIR-NET Chemical Sciences and CSIR-NET Life Sciences Coaching.

Examination Scheme for Joint UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF:
Single paper test having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) is divided in three parts A, B and C.

Subject

Part

Number of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Duration

Physical Sciences

A

15 out of 20 questions to be attempted

30


200

3 Hours

B

20 out of 25 questions to be attempted

70

C

20 out of 30 questions to be attempted

100

Chemical Sciences

A

15 out of 20 questions to be attempted

30


200

3 Hours

B

35 out of 50 questions to be attempted

70

C

25 out of 60 questions to be attempted

100

Life Sciences

A

15 out of 20 questions to be attempted

30

200

3 Hours

B

35 out of 50 questions to be attempted

70

C

25 out of 75 questions to be attempted

100

Examination Scheme for UGC-NET/JRF Computer Science and Applications:
The Test will consist of TWO papers. All the  TWO papers will consist of only objective type questions.


Paper

Marks

Number of Question

Duration

I

100

50 questions all are compulsory

1 Hour (09.30 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.) IST

II

100

100 questions all are compulsory

2 Hours (11.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.) IST

Age Limit and Relaxation
(i) JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 01.12.2018. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in) SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants.
Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority.
(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)
(i) NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions.
In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
(ii) The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
(iii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.

Minimum Educational Qualification for NET/JRF:
M.Sc./ MCA / M.Tech or Equivalent degree with at least 55% marks for General & OBC candidates 50% for SC/ST candidates,Physically and Visually handicapped candidates.

Eligibility :
(i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC.
The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks.
(ii) Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination may also apply for this test. Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
(iii) Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories.
(iv) The Ph.D.degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19th September 1991.

NET/JRF Exam Schedule:
UGC conducts NET twice a year, i.e.,in the months of July and December. The notifications announcing the July and December examinations are published in the months of February/March and August/September respectively in the weekly journal of nation-wide circulation, viz, Employment News.

Scholarship:
The scholarship of the JRF (NET) fellowship, at present, is 25,000/- per month.
The fellowship will be governed by terms and conditions of CSIR, UGC or Research Scheme, as applicable. The number of fellowships for each subject is limited. SC/ST applicants will be given such special considerations as may be decided by the Co-ordination Committee as per policy guidelines.
The duration of fellowship will be initially for 2 years carrying a monthly stipend of 25,000/-. On completion of two years as JRF (NET), the stipend of a fellow may be increased to 28,000/-p.m. for the 3rd year on the basis of assessment of candidate’s research progress through interview by the prescribed Expert Committee and Ph.D. registration. Upon such a recommendation, the fellow will be called SRF (NET). The total tenure as JRF (NET) plus SRF (NET) shall not exceed 5 years.

For Joint UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF results visit at: http://www.csirhrdg.res.in/
For UGC-NET/JRF Computer Science results visit at: http://nta.ac.in/