A. At least 55% marks in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC for General candidates & 50% for reserved categories.

A. Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree examination.

A. You can fill UGC NET/JRF application form at http://cbsenet.nic.in and this is completely online process where you can fill online form Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to CBSE.

A. UGC NET/JRF test your eligibility in 3 papers.

Examination Pattern :

PaperMarksNo. of Qus.Duration
I10060 out of which 50 Qus to be attempted1.25 hours (9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.)
II10050 Qus all are compulsory1.25 hours (11:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.)
II15075 Qus all are compulsory2.5 hours (2:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.)

A. Age Limit & Relaxation:

i) Junior Research Fellowship: 28 years . A relaxation ranging from 3 to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to reserved categories & women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant subject, 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 eligibility for Assistant Professor.

A. Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor :

CategoryMinimum Marks to be obtained
Paper 1Paper 2Paper 3
General40 (40%)40 (40%)75 (50%)
Reserved35 (35%)35 (35%)60 (40%)

Note : The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper –III .

Top 6% candidates (for each subject and category), will be declared NET qualified i.e. for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.

A. The validity period of JRF award is for two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, in case the candidates who have already joined M. Phil./ Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.

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