Ugc national eligibility test for junior research fellowship and eligibility for lectureship – decem





Last date for receipt of duly completed Application Forms at the respective Test Centres is

06-11-2009. Candidates should submit their Application Forms only to the Registrar of the

university from where they wish to appear in the Test as indicated in item 10 below. The

application must be strictly as per the prescribed format. APPLICATION SENT DIRECTLY


1) The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National Eligibility

Test (NET) on 27th December, 2009 (Sunday) for determining the eligibility of

Indian nationals for the Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and

eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges. UGC will conduct

NET in 77 (seventy seven) subjects (listed under item no. 9) at 66 (sixty six) selected

University Centres (listed under Item no. 10) spread across the country.

The result of the UGC-NET held on 28th June, 2009 and the one to be held on 27th

December, 2009 will be made available on the UGC website : and

shall also be published in the Employment News as and when it is declared. The

candidates will not be individually intimated about their result.

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible

to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and

are also eligible for Lectureship. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national

organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in

accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF will depend on

the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates

qualifying exclusively for Lectureship will not be considered for award of JRF.

Candidates appearing in NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application

Form whether they are applying for both JRF & eligibility for Lectureship OR only

for eligibility for Lectureship. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for

Lectureship will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Lecturers

of the concerned universities/ colleges/ state governments, as the case may be.

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/Physically

Handicapped (PH) candidates will be given such special concessions as may be

decided by the Commission.


Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to

receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to finding their placement

in universities/ IITs/institution s. 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 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.

EXAM. DATE : 27-12-2009 CLOSING DATE : 06-11-2009


i) 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 Sciences,

Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this

Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped

(PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category candidates who have secured at least

50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination

are eligible for this Test.

ii) 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/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed

their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% in

case of SC/ST/PH/VH 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.

iii) 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.

iv) 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.

v) Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of

their OBC/SC/ST/PH/ VH certificate along with their Application Forms.

Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/ documents in support

of their eligibility alongwith the 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.


i) Junior Research Fellowship : Not more than 28 years as on 01.12.2009. A

relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to

SC/ST/OBC/PH/ VH 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.

ii) Lectureship : No upper age limit.


i) NET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and

appointment of Lecturers in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions. Provided,

however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded Ph.D Degree in

compliance of the "University Grants Commission (minimum standards and

procedure for award of Ph.D. Degree), Regulation 2009, shall be exempted from

the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/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


ii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test

(SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June

2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for

Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the

qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the

universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their

SET. All SET qualified candidates are also eligible to appear in NET, if they so



For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other Backward

Classes (OBC), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PH/VH candidates, it is Rs.

110/-. The fee should be paid in the form of a single crossed demand draft from

any Government of India Bank/Scheduled Government Bank payable at their

Service Branch, New Delhi/Delhi only with six months’ validity drawn in favour

of the Secretary, U.G.C., New Delhi. Fee once paid, will not be refunded under

any circumstances.


(i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will be held on 27th

December, 2009 in two separate sessions as under :

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Session Paper Marks Duration

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First I 100 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)

First II 100 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)

Second III 200 2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 04.00 P.M.)

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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. UGC

has decided to provide choice to the candidates from the December 2009 UGCNET

onwards. 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 short questions based on the subject selected by the

candidate. Each of these papers will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50

objective type questions of two marks each. The candidate will have to mark the

response for each question on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided

alongwith the Test Booklet. The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR

Sheet will be sent to the candidate along with the Admit Card.

Paper-III will consist of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by

the candidate. The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the space

provided in the Test Booklet. The format of Paper-III has been revised w.e.f.

June,2005 UGC-NET and is available on the UGC website

Paper-III will be evaluated only for those candidates who are able to secure the

minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II, as per the table given in the



GENERAL/OBC 40 40 100 (50 %)

PH/VH 35 35 90 (45 %)

SC/ST 35 35 80 (40 %)

The minimum qualifying criteria for award of JRF is as follows :


GENERAL/OBC 40 40 100 (50 %) 100 (50 %)

PH/VH 35 35 90 (45 %) 90 (45 %)

SC/ST 35 35 80 (40 %) 80 (40 %)

However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and

Eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

ii) Negative Marking in Paper-I & Paper-II : Negative marking at the rate of 25%

has been introduced from December 2009 UGC-NET onwards. For each incorrect

answer, 0.5 marks shall be deducted.

iii) For Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates thirty minutes’ extra time shall

be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five

minutes’ extra 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. Those Physically Handicapped (PH) 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 centre Co-ordinator. Extra time and facility of scribe would not

be provided to other Physically Handicapped candidates.

iv) Syllabus of Test: Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the

UGC Website and are also available in the libraries of all

Indian universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.

v) In Paper III, candidate has the option to answer either in Hindi or in

English in all subjects except the languages where the candidate is

required to write in the concerned language only. In case of Computer

Science & Applications, Electronic Science and Environmental Sciences, the

question papers will be in English only.

vi) In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the

questions in English version shall be taken as final.


i) The national level Test for determining the eligibility of candidates for the

award of Junior Research Fellowship/Lectures hip in science subjects

(Chemical Sciences; Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life

Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physical Sciences) is conducted jointly with

the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The

candidates in science subjects, desirous of availing UGC-JRF or obtaining

eligibility for Lectureship in these subjects are advised to appear in the Joint

CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for

Lectureship conducted by CSIR.

ii) The UGC-NET for JRF/eligibility for Lectureship will be held at the

University Test Centres specified in the list under item No. 10. PLEASE




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

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ ________

Subject Name of the subject


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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 Oriya

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/Industri al Relations/

Labour and 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

* 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"(Code


10) The Test Centres with their respective codes are given below. Application should be

addressed to the Registrar of the respective University Test Centres. However,

candidates desirous of appearing at the Centre Code No. 65 shall address their

Application Forms to the Principal of the college :


____________ _________ _________ _________ ________

Centre Name of the Centre


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01 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202 002.

02 University of Allahabad, Allahabad – 211 002.

03 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003.

04 Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar – 791 111.

05 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005.

06 Bangalore University, Bangalore – 560 056.

07 M.P. Bhoj Open University, Raja Bhoj Marg, Bhopal – 462016.

08 Berhampur University, Berhampur – 760 007.

09 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046.

10 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli – 620 024.

11 University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713 104.

12 University of Calcutta, Kolkata – 700 073.

13 University of Calicut, Kozhikode – 673 635.

14 Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut – 250 005.

15 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur – 208 024.

16 Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi – 682 022.

17 Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110 025.

18 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya , Indore – 452 001.

19 Dr. B. S. A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad – 431 004.

20 Gauhati University, Guwahati – 781 014.

21 Goa University, Goa – 403 203.

22 Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur–273 009.

23 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad – 380 009.

24 Gulbarga University, Gulbarga – 585 106.

25 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – 143 005.

26 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla – 171 005.

27 University of Jammu, Jammu (Tawi) – 180 006.

28 Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur – 342 001.

29 Jiwaji University, Gwalior – 474 011.

30 Karnatak University, Dharwad – 580 003.

31 University of Kashmir, Srinagar – 190 006.

32 University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 034.

33 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 132 119.

34 University of Lucknow, Lucknow – 226 007.

35 M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390 002.

36 University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005.

37 Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai – 625 021.

38 Mangalore University, Mangalore – 574 199.

39 Manipur University, Imphal – 795 003.

40 Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur – 313 001.

41 University of Mumbai, Mumbai – 400 032.

42 Nagarjuna University, Guntur – 522 510.

43 Nagpur University, Nagpur – 440 001.

44 North Bengal University, Darjeeling – 734 430.

45 North Eastern Hill University, Shillong – 793 022.

46 Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500 007.

47 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur – 492 010.

48 Panjab University, Chandigarh – 160 014.

49 Patna University, Patna – 800 005.

50 University of Pune, Pune – 411 007.

51 University of Rajasthan, Jaipur – 302 004.

52 Ranchi University, Ranchi – 834 008.

53 Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482 001.

54 H.N. Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar-246 174

55 Sambalpur University, Sambalpur – 768 019.

56 Saurashtra University, Rajkot – 360 005.

57 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – 517 502.

58 Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur – 812 007.

59 Tripura University, Agartala – 799 004.

60 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar – 751 004.

61 Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra – 282 004.

62 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer – 305 009.

63 Mizoram University, Mizoram, Post Box No.190, Aizawl –796012.

64 Nagaland University, P.B.341, Lumani, Kohima –797 001.

65 Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya, Andaman & Nicobar

Islands, Port Blair – 744 104.

66 Dr. Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa – 486 003.


i) Candidate seeking admission to the Test must apply in the prescribed

Application Form in DUPLICATE as given in the Notification. Application

Form may be neatly typed or photocopied on white paper (A-4 size) on one

side of the paper only. The application not in the prescribed format will be

rejected. Request for Application Form from UGC will not be entertained.

ii) The Candidate should fill the Application Form legibly and carefully in their

own handwriting with ballpoint pen. TWO COPIES OF THE







The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed "UGC




iii) The candidates must affix their recent passport size photographs from the

same negative at the places indicated in the Application Form and must sign

across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads

over the Application Form beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly

attested by the Head of the University Department/Principa l of the

College/Class- I Gazetted Officer.

iv) In Column-7, Write M for Male and F for Female.

v) In Column-8, Write GEN for General, SC for Scheduled Caste, ST for

Scheduled Tribe and OBC for Other Backward Classes.

vi) Fill up column 9 only if applicable. Write VH for Visually Handicapped and

PH for Physically Handicapped.

vii) Candidates who have appeared and are awaiting their result or shall be

appearing in the final year of Master’s degree examination should fill up the

Attestation Form given at the bottom of the Application Form and get it

attested by the Head of the Institution. They should also mention the

University Name to which the College/Institute is affiliated.


i) The candidates must read the conditions of eligibility as given at item no. 3

carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the Test

before submitting the Application Forms.

ii) Candidates will be issued the Admission Card by the respective Test Centres.

Candidates should note that their candidature is strictly provisional. The mere

fact that Admission Card has been issued to any candidate shall not imply that

the Commission has finally accepted his/her candidature.

iii) UGC may change the centre(s) or date of examination without assigning any


iv) Applications received after the last date will not be entertained.

v) No TA will be paid to the candidates.

vi) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.

vii) The decision of the Commission shall be final in all matters.

viii) All legal disputes pertaining to this Test shall fall within the jurisdiction of

Delhi Courts only.

ix) Candidates should correspond only with their respective Test centres for

Admission Card or any other relevant information. UGC will not entertain

any requests/queries in this regard.

x) The use of calculators or Log Tables is not permitted. Cellular phones, pagers

etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/Room.

xi) A candidate who does not appear in paper-I, will not be permitted to appear in

paper-II and paper-III.

xii) Candidates will not be allowed to write any question from the Test Booklet on

the Admission Card or on any other paper.

xiii) Those candidates who do not receive their Admission Card (Roll Number) for

appearing in the UGC-NET till 23rd December,2009, are advised to contact

the office of Registrar/Co- ordinator of their UGC-NET Centres from 24th to

26th December, 2009, with two identical passport-size photographs duly

attested by a gazetted officer. No Admission Card (Roll Number) will be

issued on the day of the Test (i.e. 27th December, 2009) under any


xiv) The descriptive papers, i.e., Paper-III of language subjects must be

answered in the concerned language only.


Candidates should send the following documents with their application: -

i) A crossed Bank Draft towards examination fee payable to Secretary, University

Grants Commission, New Delhi. Candidates should mention their name, Subject

Code and Centre Code on the reverse of the Demand Draft.

ii) SC/ST/Visually Handicapped/ Physically Handicapped/ OBC certificates, in case

applicable, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.

iii) Two self addressed unstamped envelopes of 10" X 4" size.


The candidates are advised to check the following points carefully before submission

of application: -

i) Whether they fulfil the eligibility conditions for the Test as prescribed under


ii) Whether they have filled all the columns of the Application Form correctly.

iii) Whether they have filled the name of the subject and centre as well as their

codes in columns 3 and 4 respectively.

iv) Whether they have filled their CATEGORY in Column 8 in words, viz.,

GEN/SC/ST/OBC correctly.

v) Whether VH/PH candidates have filled Column 9 correctly. Only VH/PH

candidates have to fill this column and the others have to leave it blank.

vi) Whether they have signed the Application Form and Attendance Slip.

15) The list of States along with their respective codes are given below:

Andhra Pradesh(01), Arunachal Pradesh(02), Assam(03), Bihar(04), Delhi(05),

Goa(06), Gujarat(07), Haryana(08), Himachal Pradesh(09), Jammu & Kashmir(10),

Karnataka(11) , Kerala(12), Madhya Pradesh(13), Maharashtra( 14), Manipur(15),

Meghalaya(16) , Mizoram(17), Nagaland(18) , Orissa(19), Punjab(20), Rajasthan(21) ,

Sikkim(22), Tamil Nadu(23), Tripura(24), Uttar Pradesh(25), West Bengal(26),

Andaman & Nicobar Islands(27), Dadra & Nagar Havelli(28), Daman & Diu(29),

Lakshadweep( 30), Pondicherry( 31), Chhattisgarh( 32), Jharkhand(33) , Uttarakhand( 34),

Chandigarh(35) .

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