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    Eligibility Query regarding UGC NET Forensic Science

    Planning to give UGC NET exam? Wondering about the eligibility criteria for Forensic Science? Check out this page for advice from experts to resolve your queries.

    I am an M.Sc graduate in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering. Am I eligible for UGC NET Forensic Science examination? Also revert regarding the institutes in India offering Ph.D in Forensic Science.
    I need to know the detailed syllabus for UGC NET in Forensic science.
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  • As per information made available on the website of UGC-NET, the following are the points related to the question raised by the author of the thread -

    1. Candidates should have obtained at least 55% marks in master's degree or equivalent examination from universities / institutions recognized by UGC.
    2. Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. However, in case the post-graduation subject of the candidate is not covered in the list of subjects they may appear in a related subject.

    It is seen that the subject of the author i.e. Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering is not covered in the list of subjects given on the website. Therefore a question arises as to whether the subject 'Forensic Science' is a related subject or not?

    In my opinion, the author should visit and go through the website of 'Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship' - to ascertain if the subject of his M.Sc degree is covered under CSIR-UGC-NET or not?

    However, since the subject 'Forensic Science' is listed under the UGC-NET examination, the author may contact following directly for authentic information -

    Central Board of Secondary Education
    Plot No. 149, Block - H,
    Sector - 63, Noida - 201309
    Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)
    Telephone No. : 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399524, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399528, 7042399529
    Fax No. : 0120-2427772
    Email :

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  • Various universities in India offers PG degree in Forensic Science. Some of these universities are: University of Chennai, Amity University, Bundelkhand University, Osmania University, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, Delhi, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, etc. Students holing PG degree with 55% (General category) are eligible to appear in NET in Forensic Science.

    The matter regarding eligibility of students of Molecular Biology to appear in NET in Forensic Science may be checked with UGC.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • Aspirants holing PG degree with 55% in General category are eligible to appear in NET in Forensic Science.

    Paper Pattern for UGC NET Forensic Science:
    There will be two number of question papers. Paper II contains 50 multiple questions carrying 100 marks.

    All the best for the preparation because according to the CBSE, UGC NET Exam date will be in the month of December.

  • For apply to UGC NET, a candidate should have at least 55% marks in master's degree (without rounding off). There will be 2 papers of optional subject (Here is paper code- 82) and 1 common paper. Paper - II have 50 questions with 100 marks. Whereas, paper -III have two sections wiz. Part-A and Part-B. In Part - A, 10 short essay type questions carrying 16 marks each. In Part - B, one question carrying 40 marks. So total marks of Paper-III is 200.
    For detailed knowledge and syllabus, Click on the following link.

    I hope this answer is enough to satisfy your respective query. BEST OF LUCK for your upcoming exam. Thanks...

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