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.


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.


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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.

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Subject Parts Number of Questions Mark 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 60 questions to be attempted 100

For JRF (NET): Maximum 30 years.

Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (As per GOI central list), Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants. For Lectureship (NET): No upper age limit.

NET/JRF Exam Schedule:

UGC conducts NET twice a year, i.e.,in the months of June and December. The notifications announcing the June 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.

Age Limit and Relaxation:

BS-4 years program / B.E./ B.Tech / B.Pharma / MBBS / IntegratedBS-MS / 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. Note: Candidate enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared. B.Sc. (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D. program with atleast 55% marks for General and OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor’s degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D./integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years.


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.

UGC-NET/JRF Computer Science and Applications Cut-off:

Category Minimum Marks(%) to be obtained
Paper I Paper II Paper III
General 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
OBC(Non-creamy layer) 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 67.5 (45 %) rounded off to 68
PWD/SC/ST 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 60 (40 %)

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