The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the notification about NET JRF soon on the official website. The award of NET JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) is provided to the candidates who have qualified both the papers of UGC-NET. They will become eligible to receive UGC fellowship under various schemes in Indian Universities and Colleges. Earlier, CBSE conducted NET JRF, but from Dec 2018, it is now conducted twice a year by NTA on the behalf of UGC. Earlier UGC NET was scheduled to be conducted from 15th June to 20th June 2020, but then it was postponed till further notice.
Candidates who qualify the award of NET JRF will become eligible to receive UGC fellowship under various schemes in Indian Universities and Colleges. The validity period will be three years from the date of the issue of the JRF Award Letter. As per the available notification, the date of commencement of Fellowship for the candidates who have already joined M. Phil. / Ph.D. will be from the date of the issue of NET result or date of their joining the fellowship.
You can get a direct link to the official website from this article. Students should regularly visit the official website for further updates on the exam. This article covers all the important details of NET JRF i.e Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam Pattern and etc.
NET JRF: Nature of Assistance
Initially, the tenure of fellowship will be for two years under the JRF scheme. After the expiry of the tenure, the fellowship work will be evaluated by experts. If the experts find the research work satisfactory then their tenure will be extended up to three years under the increased emoluments of the Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
In case if the assigned work for the initial two years is unsatisfactory, then an additional year will be provided for the improvement. In this tenure, the designation will be of Junior Research Fellow. The evaluation of work will be performed after three years, and even after that if no improvement is found, the Fellow will get an additional two more years under the SRF. The total tenure of fellowship (JRF and SRF) is five years and there will be no further extension after that.
UGC NET 2020 Important Dates
You can check the important dates of the exam from the table given below:
|Admit Card||To be notified Soon|
|Exam Date||To be notified Soon|
|Availability of UGC NET Answer Key||To be notified Soon|
|Answer Key objections||To be notified Soon|
|Tentative Result||To be notified later|
NET JRF: Eligibility Criteria
The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the points given below:
- The upper age limit of the applicant should be 30 years as on 01.06.2020.
- The relaxation of up to 5 years is applicable for the applicants who belong to OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD/Women/Transgender
- The candidates who have qualified the NET-JRF will be eligible for admission in M. Phil. / PhD.
- The applicants secured a minimum of 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent exam from universities/institutions recognized by UGC. The relaxation of up to 5% marks is applicable for the applicants who belong to OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD/Women/Transgender.
NET JRF: Application Process
In order to be eligible for NET JRF, the candidates need to qualify UGC NET exam, therefore, you can check the application process of the UGC NET from the steps given below:
- Visit the official website or click here
- Click on “Apply Online” under UGC-NET June 2020 available at the homepage
- Now fill the registration form via entering your details like Name, Email Id, and etc
- Then log in and fill the application form with the required details and note down the system generated application number
- Now upload the necessary documents i.e Scanned Photograph & Signature
- Now proceed to the payment and pay the application fee online via Debit Card/Credit Card
- You can download, save, and print copies of the Confirmation Page for future reference.
NET JRF: Duration of fellowship
You can check the duration of fellowship from the table given below:
|Name of the Course||Maximum Duration||Admissibility of JRF||Admissibility of SRF|
|M.Phil. +Ph.D||5 years||2 years||Remaining 3 years|
|Ph.D||5 years||2 years||Remaining 3 years|
NET JRF: Exam Pattern & Distribution of Marks
You can check the exam pattern and distribution of the marks of UGC NET from the table given below:
|Name of the Exam||UGC-NET June 2020|
|Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
Distribution of Marks:
You can check the table given below to know the distribution of marks of the exam:
|Paper||Marks||No of Questions||Duration |
180 minutes without any break.
UGC NET 2020- Marking Scheme
You can check the steps given below to know the marking scheme of the exam:
- For every correct answer, add 2 marks
- For every incorrect answer, deduct 0 marks
- For every un-attempted question, add 0 marks
NET JRF: Financial Assistance
The rate of fellowship under the UGC Scheme of JRF & SRF given below is applicable w.e.f 01.01.2019 :
|Fellowship in Science Humanities and Social Science||Rs.31,000/- p.m. for the initial two years (JRF)|
|Fellowship in Science Humanities and Social Science||Rs.35,000/- pm. for remaining tenure (SRF)|
|Contingency for Humanities & Social Sciences||Rs.10,000/- p.a. for the initial two years|
Rs.20,500/- p.a. for remaining tenure
|Contingency for Sciences, Engineering & Technology||Rs.12,000/- p.a. for the initial two years|
Rs.25,000/- p.a. for remaining tenure
|Escorts/Reader assistance (All subjects)||Rs.2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically handicapped and blind candidates|
UGC-NET June 2020: Quick Summary with the latest update
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to National Testing Agency (NTA). The National Testing Agency has invited application form for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges from 16th March 2020. UGC-NET is Computer Based test with multiple-choice questions.
Earlier, UGC NET was scheduled to be conducted from 15th June to 20th June 2020, but then it was postponed till the further notice. After a few weeks of the examination, they will release the Question Paper and attempted recorded responses for two to three days on the official website. With this, the candidate can calculate rough marks they can score in the exam.
The applicant can access the answer key with their correct User Id & Password for a limited time period. They can also raise objection via challenging the provisional UGC NET Answer Key if they find any error in the answers via paying of Rs 1000 per question/answer challenged.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is JRF?
The award of NET JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) is provided to the candidates who have qualified both the papers of UGC-NET. They will become eligible to receive UGC fellowship under various schemes in Indian Universities and Colleges.
How can I apply for NET JRF?
In order to be eligible for NET JRF, the candidates need to qualify UGC NET exam, therefore, you need to apply for the UGC NET Application Process at the official website of NTA. You can check the steps given above to know more about the process to apply.
How many times UGC NET conducted in a year?
UGC NET is conducted twice in a year by National Testing Agency (NTA) on the behalf of UGC.
What is the age limit to apply for the NET exam?
The upper age limit of the applicant should be 30 years as on 01.06.2020 and the relaxation of up to 5 years is applicable for the applicants who belong to OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD/Women/Transgender.
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