1. What is UGC NET/JRF Exam?
  2. Who can apply?
  3. Age limit and fees?
  4. Exam structure, passing marks, cutoff marks
  5. Strategy, Studyplan, Booklist Answerkey with explanation
  6. Download Free Study Material for UGC

What is UGC NET/JRF Exam?

Each year, twice UGC conducts the exams of JRF/NET. It’s an eligibility test for those who want to become

  1. Junior research fellows (= can do research with monthly stipend 25,000/- per month approx.)
  2. Assistant professors (=can do job with starting salary 76,000 per month approx.)
    1. however certain universities require both NET certificate as well as Ph.D completion for appointment)

Who can apply?

Those who completed or soon to complete Masters (Post graduation) with minimum:

  • 55% for unreserved category
  • 50% for SC, ST, OBC and PH

Age limit and fees?

Asst. professorNo age limitNo age limitNo age limit
FeesRs.600/-Rs. 300/-Rs. 150/-

Applications are filled up online. Exam is conducted offline (pen and paper based test)

Exam structure, passing marks, cutoff marks

  • There is no interview
  • There is no descriptive paper
  • Only three MCQ papers on same day
PaperSyllabusTotal no. of MCQsTotal MarksMin. Passing marks for GeneralMin. passing marks for SC, ST, PHNegative marking?
1.15 hrs
  • Teaching, higher education,
  • communication
  • Research aptitude
  • Maths, reasoning, comprehension
  • Environment, polity, ICT
60 (you’ve to tick only 50)1004035
  • No negative marking
  • but if you tick more than 50 Qs, then only first 50 will be counted.
1.15 hrs
Optional Subject selected by you e.g. philosophy, political science etc.50 (All compulsory)1004035no
2:30 hrs
Optional Subject selected by you e.g. philosophy, political science etc.75 (all compulsory)1507560no

Strategy, Studyplan, Booklist Answerkey with explanation

Analysis of UGC NET/JRF Paper-I

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6 Comments on “UGC NET/JRF: Free Study Material, Topicwise Question Paper, Answerkey, Strategy, Tips, Syllabus, Exam dates, Cutoff, Age & Attempt limit, stipend & salary for junior research fellow (JRF) and Assistant Professors”

  1. I am B.Tech in ece. Now i have applied for M.Sc. in physic by correspondence. Will I be eligible for the Net in Physics subject. If I will pass the net then will I be further eligible for the physics lecturer exam conducted by RPSC

  2. Sir me cbsc net ka preparation kar rahahu.sir plzz help me.

  3. I am PG in political science .I want study material in hindi .plz help me.

  4. student of management … plz suggest some good books for preparation of ugc net jrf


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