JRF NET

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JRF-Junior Research Fellowship

Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in universities/IITs/institutions. The validity period of the offer is 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.

Conditions of Eligibility

Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Persons with disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

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 JRF/Assistant Professor eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ SC/ ST/ PWD (Persons with disability) category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.

Candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD category are required to submit attested copy of the category Certificate along with online printout of their Application Forms (obtained while applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility along with printout of their Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. ( www.aiuweb.org )  

Age Limitation

Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as a relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website:www.ncbc.nic.in/SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having 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 production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years’ relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Eligibility For Assistant Professor

NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.

The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

For Set Candidates:  The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.

Examination fee and Mode of Payment

For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PWD candidates, it is Rs. 110/-.

After filling all the details for applying online for NET, the computer will automatically generate your ‘Bank Challan’ indicating your details therein. A print out of this Bank Challan may be taken by the candidate for payment through cash, on the next working day (after generating the challan fromwww.ugcnetonline.in) at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI) along with Bank charges (commission) of Rs.40/-

Two days after the payment of fee at SBI through filled Bank Challan, the candidate is required to check the status of fee payment at UGC website ( www.ugcnetonline.in)and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of online Application Form (one copy), Attendance Slip (one copy) and Admission Card (one copy) on separate A-4 size papers.

The candidate has to attach the UGC copy of the Bank Challan with the printout of online Application Form which he/she has to submit to the Registrar/Principal of UGC-NET Coordinating Institution opted by the candidate.

Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be rejected. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Scheme and Date of Test

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 29th June, 2014 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:

Session                          Paper Marks               Number of Question                                                    Duration

First  I                                      100                       60 out of which 50 question to be attempted     1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)

First  II                                     100                       50 questions all are compulsory                          1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)

Second  III                              150                       75 questions all are compulsory                           21/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)

 

        

Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.

Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks...

All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet.

The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be uploaded on UGC website (www.ugcnetonline.in or www.ugc.ac.in) in the last week of May, 2014. It may be noted that instructions to candidates will not be sent to the candidate by post.

Procedure and Criteria for Declaration of the Result

This will comprise of following steps:

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

The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

CATEGORY                                                                      Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained

                                                                                           PAPER – I              PAPER – II            PAPER– III

GENERAL                                                                        40 (40%)                40 (40%)                75 (50 %)

OBC                                                                                  35 (35%)                35 (35%)                60 (40 %)

(Non-creamy layer)/PWD/ SC/ ST 

Step II: Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.

Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.

Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.

It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC is final and binding.     

For Persons with Disability (Visually Challenged candidates) a compensatory time of 30 minutes shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II; For paper-III, 45 minutes compensatory time shall be provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. UGC will also provide the Test Booklets of Paper-I, II & III in Braille along with usual Test Booklets as provided to other candidates.

Those Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Co-ordinator of the NET Coordinating Institution. Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates.

The facility of Scribe is applicable only for candidates with disability of 40% or more.

The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the Co-ordinator of the Coordinating Institution for the same in writing at least one week in advance of the test. In such instances the candidate is allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not. Those candidates who opt for their own scribe have to produce the scribe before the Co-ordinator along with her/his certificates of educational qualifications at least one day before the test.

Syllabus of Test: All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.

In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.

Important

The National level Test for determining the eligibility of candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship/ Assistant Professor in science subjects (Chemical Sciences; Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences) is conducted jointly with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The candidates in these science subjects, desirous of availing UGC-JRF or obtaining eligibility for Assistant Professor in these subjects are advised to appear in the Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor conducted by CSIR.

The UGC-NET for JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor will be held at the NET Coordinating Institutions specified in the list under item No. 10.

Subjects

The list of NET subjects along with their respective codes is as given below:

Code:        Name of the Subject

01             Economics

02             Political Science

03             Philosophy

04             Psychology

05             Sociology

06             History

07             Anthropology

08             Commerce

09             Education

10             Social Work

11             Defence and Strategic Studies

12             Home Science

14             Public Administration

15             Population Studies*

16             Music

17             Management

18             Maithili

19             Bengali

20             Hindi

21             Kannada

22             Malayalam

23             Odia

24             Punjabi

25             Sanskrit

26             Tamil

27             Telugu

28             Urdu

29             Arabic

30             English

31             Linguistics

32             Chinese

33             Dogri

34             Nepali

35             Manipuri

36             Assamese

37             Gujarati

38             Marathi

39             French

40             Spanish

41             Russian

42             Persian

43             Rajasthani

44             German

45             Japanese

46             Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education

47             Physical Education

49             Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

50             Indian Culture

55             Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour & Social Welfare / Human Resource Management

58             Law

59             Library and Information Science

60             Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

62             Comparative Study of Religions

63             Mass Communication and Journalism

65             Performing Arts – Dance/Drama/Theatre

66             Museology & Conservation

67             Archaeology

68             Criminology

70             Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

71             Folk Literature

72             Comparative Literature

73             Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimamsa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsana/Shukla                       Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta)

74             Women Studies **

79             Visual Arts (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/ Graphics/Applied Art/ History of Art)

80             Geography

81             Social Medicine & Community Health

82             Forensic Science

83             Pali

84             Kashmiri

85             Konkani

87             Computer Science and Applications

88             Electronic Science

89             Environmental Sciences

90             International and Area Studies

91             Prakrit

92             Human Rights and Duties

93             Tourism Administration and Management

94             Bodo

95             Santali

*The candidates with Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject “Population Studies”(Code15).

**The candidates with Master’s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in the subject ‘Women Studies’ (Code 74).