National Educational Testing (NET) Bureau conducts UGC NET during June and December for determining eligibility for the Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges.

NET Exam Eligibility:

Educational : Master degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Sciences etc with at least 55%. (50% for SC/ST & Physically handicap). Those candidates who are in final year or result awaited can also apply.

Nationality: Only resident of India are eligible for UGC NET Exam.

Age: Maximum age is 28 at the time of exam.

UGC NET Syllabus :

The UGC NET Syllabus and NET Exam Pattern is described below.

  • Paper – I: This paper is general in nature and consist questions based on Reasoning Ability, Comprehension, Divergent Thinking and General Awareness.
  • Paper – II: Consists of short questions based on the subject selected by the candidates. Each of these papers consists of a test booklet containing 50 objective type questions.
  • Paper – III: Paper III Consists of descriptive questions based on the subject selected by the candidates.

UGC NET Syllabus and Sample Papers:

General Studies



NET Exam Pattern:


Maximum Time

Paper- I 100 75 Minutes
Paper –II 100 75 Minutes
Paper –II 150 Minutes


CSIR conducts test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lecturership-National Eligbility Test (NET). This exam conducts twice a year i.e. June and december.

CSIR Eligibility :

Education: M.Sc. or equivalent with minimum 55% marks.

Age: For JRFage of the candidate must be between 19 to 28 years. For Lecturership required minimum age is 19 years.

CSIR Exam Pattern :



Maximum Time

Paper- I General Science, Computer Science, Mathematical Science


135 Minutes
Paper –II Chemical Science, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Maths Science


Apply for UGC NET:

Get more details about its Exam Date, syllabus etc at UGC NET Official Website:

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