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  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?

Eligibility General OBC SC/ST/PH
JRF 28 33 33
Asst. professor No age limit No age limit No age limit
Fees Rs.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
Paper Syllabus Total no. of MCQs Total Marks Min. Passing marks for General Min. passing marks for SC, ST, PH Negative marking?
Paper-I
1.15 hrs
  • Teaching, higher education,
  • communication
  • Research aptitude
  • Maths, reasoning, comprehension
  • Environment, polity, ICT
60 (you’ve to tick only 50) 100 40 35
  • No negative marking
  • but if you tick more than 50 Qs, then only first 50 will be counted.
Paper-II
1.15 hrs
Optional Subject selected by you e.g. philosophy, political science etc. 50 (All compulsory) 100 40 35 no
Paper-III:
2:30 hrs
Optional Subject selected by you e.g. philosophy, political science etc. 75 (all compulsory) 150 75 60 no

Strategy, Studyplan, Booklist Answerkey with explanation

Analysis of UGC NET/JRF Paper-I

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