JRF Exam

UGC-NET JRF – Junior Research Fellowship Program

THE UGC NET JRF exam is a National Eligibility Test conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to select Potential candidates for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship programmes in Central Universities/Colleges in India.

The UGC NET JRF Exam provides a gateway for Postgraduates to venture into research works in their field of interest through M.Phil/PhD Programmes in National Universities. The Junior Research Fellowship programme is awarded to meritorious candidates based on their performance in the UGC NET Exam

UGC NET Exam also serves as an eligibility test for getting into the teaching profession as an Assistant professor in Indian Universities.

In this article, we have covered all the information about NET-JRF Exam.

UGC-NET JRF Exam Overview

Examination ModeComputer Based Test
Medium of Question PaperEnglish & Hindi
Exam Duration3 hours
Timing of examination1st Shift – 9 AM to 12 PM
2nd Shift 3 PM TO 6 PM
Exam FeeGeneral/Unreserved – Rs. 1100/-
Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL* – Rs. 550/-
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST) / Person
with Disability (PwD) / Third Gender – Rs. 275/-
Educational Qualificationi) For General/Unreserved/General-EWS – Required 55% Marks in Post Graduation from a recognized university

ii) For (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste
(SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Third gender category – Required 50% Marks in Post Graduation from a recognized university
Age LimitJRF: Not more than 31 years as on 1st day of the month in which the
examination is concluded i.e. 01.06.2022 (This age limit is applicable for the current examination only).
A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC-NCL /SC/ST/PwD/Third gender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates with 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 the production of a certificate from the appropriate authority, which should be a recognized Indian university / Institute of National
Importance / foreign university which is duly approved/recognized/accredited in its own Country / Public Sector Undertaking of Government of India / State Government in India. The research should not have been carried out towards completion of graduation or post-graduation degree(s). Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates with L.L.M. degree. A relaxation of up to 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is, conducted, i.e.,01.06.2022. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

(ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.

UGC NET JRF Exam 2023 Imporant Dates

EventsDates
Online registration and submission of the Application FormTBA
Last date for successful transaction of Examination feeTBA
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form onlineTBA
Downloading of Admit Card by the Candidate from NTA
Website
TBA
Date of the ExaminationTBA
Declaration of ResultsTBA

UGC NET JRF Exam pattern

The UGC NET JRF exam consists of 2 Papers which are papers I & II. The exam for Both papers is conducted continuously. There is no break between papers I & II, and the total duration of the Exam is 3 hours.

PaperMarksNo of QuestionsMCQ
I100
50
The questions in Paper I intends to
assess the teaching/ research aptitude
of the candidate. It will primarily be
designed to test reasoning ability,
reading comprehension, divergent
thinking and general awareness of the
Candidate.
II200100This is based on the subject selected
by the candidate and will assess
domain knowledge.

UGC NET Subjects

The subjects with their respective codes are given below. The syllabus can be downloaded in English & Hindi from the official UGC NET website

Subject CodeSubject

00
General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
02Political Science
03Philosophy
04Psychology
05Sociology
06History
07Anthropology
08Commerce
09Education
10Social Work
11Defence and Strategic Studies
12Home Science
14Public Administration
15Population Studies
16Music
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
18Maithili
19Bengali
20Hindi
21Kannada
22Malayalam
23Oriya
24Punjabi
25Sanskrit
26Tamil
27Telugu
28Urdu
29Arabic
30English
31Linguistics
32Chinese
33Dogri
34Nepali
35Manipuri
36Assamese
37Gujarati
38Marathi
39French (French Version)
40Spanish
41Russian
42Persian
43Rajasthani
44German
45Japanese
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.
47Physical Education
49Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50Indian Culture
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
58Law
59Library and Information Science
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62Comparative Study of Religions
63Mass Communication and Journalism
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre
66Museology & Conservation
67Archaeology
68Criminology
70Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71Folk Literature
72Comparative Literature
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).
74Women Studies
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)
80Geography
81Social Medicine & Community Health
82Forensic Science
83Pali
84Kashmiri
85Konkani
87Computer Science and Applications
88Electronic Science
89Environmental Sciences
90Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.
91Prakrit
92Human Rights and Duties
93Tourism Administration and Management.
94Bodo
95Santali
100Yoga
101Sindhi
102Hindu Studies

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