NET JRF (National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship) is one of the most popular schemes started by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Earlier conducted by the CBSE, NET JRF is now conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) on behalf of UGC twice in a year, i.e., during the months of June and December/January. This exam determines the candidates’ eligibility for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. It encourages postgraduate students to undertake advanced studies and research work leading to M.Phil/PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences including Languages and Sciences.
Here in this article, we have covered the scope of NET JRF. The eligibility conditions required to get admitted into M.Phil/PhD programme, the rewards offered to students under JRF, the tenure of the fellowship, application procedure and more are described in the detail. Find below the overview of UGC NET JRF.
|1.||Tenure of JRF||2 years|
|2.||Financial assistance||The fellows receive a monthly fellowship amount of up to INR 28,000 along with contingency grant, HRA and escort/reader assistance.|
|4.||Application procedure||Online application through the official website of NTA (National Testing Agency)|
|5.||Key dates*||Application announced twice a year, during the month of June and December|
* The key dates mentioned above are tentative and subject to change as per the discretion of exam conductor.
|1.||Application start date||16th March 2020|
|2.||Application closing date||16th April 2020 (up to 11:50 pm) |
Extended till 16th May 2020 (up to 04:00 pm)
|3.||Last Date of fee submission||17th April 2020 (up to 11:50 pm) |
Extended till 16th May 2020 (up to 11:50 pm)
|4.||Correction in particulars of application form||18th April 2020 to 24th April 2020|
|5.||Downloading of admit cards|| |
For 24th & 25th September Exam – 19th September 2020
For remaining dates – To be announced soon
|6.||Examination date|| |
15th June 2020 to 20th June 2020
24th, 25th, 29th and 30th September 2020
1st, 7th, 9th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd October 2020
5th November 2020
|7.||Declaration of results on NTA website||To be announced|
*Due to COVID-19 outbreak, these dates have changed.
The candidates who get admitted in the M.Phil./PhD degree courses after qualifying UGC NET become eligible to receive financial assistance under JRF scheme for 2 years. After the completion of two years as a Junior Research Fellow, the candidate’s research work is evaluated by experts. Upon satisfactory results, the fellow’s tenure is extended for a further period of 3 years under the increased emoluments of the Senior Research Fellow (SRF). Therefore, the total period of Fellowship, which includes JRF & SRF, is 5 years with no provision of further extension. Find below the complete details about the assistance provided to fellows under UGC NET JRF.
NET JRF score is used by the candidates to get admitted into M.Phil./PhD degree courses to undertake research activities. Only after getting registered in any recognised institute for M.Phil./PhD, the candidates receive financial assistance under JRF scheme. So, to be eligible for UGC NET JRF exam, the aspiring applicants need to fulfil certain eligibility conditions. Given below is the detailed account of eligibility criteria required to pursue JRF and SRF.
The candidates who wish to receive financial assistance under UGC JRF scheme first need to appear in the UGC NET examination conducted twice a year and the candidates who qualify UGC NET become eligible for JRF allowance. Given below a detailed description about how to apply for UGC NET which is used for admission into M.Phil/PhD programme.
After qualifying this exam, candidates need to apply against the advertisement of universities, institutes or colleges for admission into M.Phil/PhD. Upon getting registered into these courses, candidates become eligible for NET JRF funding.
Note: The application fees payable by General/Unreserved category candidates is INR 1,000. For candidates belonging to Gen-EWS/OBC-NCL category, the fee payable is INR 500, and for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, it is INR 250.
Now that you know all about awards detail, eligibility conditions and application process, you must be wondering about the exam pattern of UGC NET. Find below the detailed exam pattern of NET conducted by NTA.
There are certain terms and conditions that the applicants must keep in mind before/while/after filling the application form for UGC NET. Find below the list of terms and conditions that candidates must look after.
NET - National Eligibility Test is a national level test of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to eligible candidates. Postgraduate students, who want to undertake research studies in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences can apply. The exam is conducted twice in a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) i.e. in the month of June and December. The fellows selected through this exam are required to get admitted to an M.Phil/PhD programme at a UGC recognised University/Institution.
The award of JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) is given to postgraduate students who are admitted to an M.Phil./PhD programme and after qualifying the UGC-NET/CSIR NET exam. The fellowship is tenable for 2 years in which the fellows receive a monthly stipend of up to INR 28,000 along with contingency grant, escort/reader assistance and HRA. Once the duration of JRF is completed, the fellows are promoted as Senior Research Fellows based on their performance and the fellowship gets extended for another three years.
The students who fulfil the eligibility criteria to appear for the exam can apply for it within the stipulated time duration at the official website of NTA. Since the exam is conducted twice in a year, the applications are also invited twice. The students need to register on the NTA website and proceed with application procedure as specified.
To appear for the UGC NET exam, the candidates are required to have obtained a master's degree or equivalent with 55% marks. The upper age limit for this exam is 30 years (relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates).
The upper age limit to appear for NET exam is 30 years which is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates.
The NET exam is conducted twice in a year, i.e., in the month of June and December.
Also, read the article ‘UGC Scholarship – All You Need to Know‘.
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