The University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) examination is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. The Test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science. The UGC NET exam consists of three papers- Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions. The Paper I is general or compulsory for all. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

The candidates are requires to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-UU and Paper-III as give below for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
40 (40%)
40 (40%)
75 (50%)
OBC (Non-creamy layer), PWD/SC/ST
35 (35%)
35 (35%)
60 (40%)

Top 15% candidates for each subject and category will be declared NET qualified for eligibility of Assistant Professor only. A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst NET qualified candidates.