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UGC NET Computer Science & Application 2021 Exam [Complete Detail]

UGC NET Computer Science and Application

UGC NET Study Plan


Computer Science is associated with the studies of computer applications, programming, database, computer networks, operating system software, experimentation, communication, computation, design of computational systems, and many more.

And choosing Computer Science would be a wise decision as it gives you many career opportunities. NTA includes computer science and application as a subject in UGC NET Exam. So, if you want to make a career as a computer specialist/ lecturers/ professors/ researcher, then UGC NET is perfect for you.

After completing your post-graduation in computer science and application or the related field, you can apply for this exam. But before that, you must know the details about the UGC NET Computer Science and Application.


Here in this blog, you will find the relevant information about the following factors –

UGC NET Computer Science & Application Eligibility Criteria

UGC NET CSA Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern


Study Material for UGC NET Computer Science & Application

UGC NET CSA Previous Question Papers with Answers

Sample Questions with Answers

Cut Off Marks for UGC NET Computer Science & Application

UGC NET Computer Science & Application Preparation Tips

UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions



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UGC NET Computer Science Eligibility Criteria


The NET Exam Eligibility Criteria depends on the following factors –

Educational Qualification

Age Limit

The candidates who fulfill these criteria will only be able to appear in the UGC NET Exam. To make it easier for you to check whether you’re eligible or not, we have provided the detailed NTA UGC NET Computer Science & Applications Eligibility Criteria below –



Educational Qualification - 


You must have completed your master’s degree or equivalent degree with the minimum percentage criteria –

For General Category - 55% Marks

For ST/SC/OBC/PWD/Transgenders - 50% Marks

The Ph.D. holders whose master's level examinations were completed before 19th September 1991 shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.

If you have pursued your post-graduation in a field that is closely related to the computer science stream, then you can apply for UGC NET computer science exam.

The candidates whose results are awaited are also eligible for the UGC NET Exam only if their PG result can be declared within the 2 years of the NET result declaration date.



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Age Limit -


For JRF – If you are applying for the junior research fellowship exam, then your age must not more than 31 years.

For Lectureship - There is no upper age limit for assistant professors.


You can check the complete subject wise eligibility criteria for the upcoming exam through the UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 blog.



UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus and Paper Pattern


To start the journey of the UGC NET Computer Science & Application Exam, you must check the complete UGC NET Exam Pattern and syllabus.  


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UGC NET Computer Science & Application Exam Pattern


The computer science & application paper is divided into two parts - paper 1 & paper 2.

Paper-I consists of maximum questions from UGC NET Research & Teaching Aptitude.

Paper-II will consist of the questions from computer science & applications.

It is compulsory for all of you to appear in both paper 1 & paper 2.

There will be no negative marking in the exam.




Number of Questions




50 questions all are compulsory

 3 hours



100 question all are compulsory



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UGC NET Computer Science & Application Syllabus


The UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus will help you to know the topics asked in the exam. So, you should know the complete syllabus and focus on the important and scoring topics first while preparing for the exam.

Below, you can check the unit names for both the papers on computer science & applications.



Unit Name of Computer Science & Application Paper 1


Teaching Aptitude


Research Aptitude






Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


Data Interpretation


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


People, Development and Environment


Higher Education System



Unit Name of Computer Science & Application Paper 2


Discrete Structures and Optimization


Computer System Architecture


Programming Languages and Computer Graphics


Database Management Systems


System Software and Operating System


Software Engineering


Data Structures and Algorithms


Theory of Computation and Compilers


Data Communication and Computer Networks


Artificial Intelligence (AI)



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UGC NET Computer Science Study Material & Books


Referring to good books is very important to achieve your goal and prepare well for the exam. But it is tough to select the best UGC NET Books or study material for computer science. So, we are providing a few tips that will help you to choose the perfect UGC NET Computer Science Study Material.

It must cover the complete UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus.

The study material should be provided in both print & digital formats so that you can access them anytime anywhere.

There must be a lot of practice questions of the UGC NET Computer Science Exam with expert-designed solutions.

UGC NET Study Material should be designed in an easy to understand format.

To make your studies easy, we are referring the UGC NET Computer Science Study Material in which you can get books, free previous year question papers, mock test series, etc. And if you are stuck anywhere, you will have the facility to talk with NET experts to get instant assistance.




UGC NET Computer Science Previous Question Papers with Answers PDF


Cracking the National Eligibility Test in the first attempt is the main goal for the aspirants so solving the previous year's papers & UGC NET Mock Test Series will help you in it.

Practicing these papers will help you to boost your exam preparation and provide you a clear idea about the difficulty level, speed, accuracy, paper pattern, etc. So, you should start solving these papers one month before the exam.

You can download the free PDF of session-wise UGC NET Previous Papers from the table below.




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UGC NET Computer Science Official Cut-off Marks


Before starting your preparation for the exam, you must set your targeted score with the help of previous years' UGC NET Cut Off marks. In the table given below, you can check the UGC NET Computer Science & Application June 2020 Cut off (official).



JRF & Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Only

Cutoff Marks Percentage


Cutoff Marks Percentage




























To know the last four exams cut off for computer science & application, refer to the UGC NET Result blog and analyze the percentage marks to set your goal.



How to Prepare for UGC NET Computer Science & Application


Alexander Graham Bell said that “Preparation is the Key to Success.”

As NTA conducts the UGC NET Exam for the selection of the brilliant candidates for Junior Research Fellowship & assistant professorship, it requires a lot of dedication with the perfect mix of hard work and concentration. If you want to crack the Exam, you should start preparing for it as soon as possible. 

To score good marks in the UGC NET Exam, you got to be passionate about your studies and try to put your efforts into action.

Here are some preparation tips for UGC NET Computer Science & Application.



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1. Check the Updated Syllabus

Before starting your preparation, you should check the complete syllabus and note down all the important topics which have high weightage in the exam.


2. Practice with Previous Year Papers & Model Test Papers

UGC NET Previous Year Papers is the most authentic source of exam information. According to the net exam experts, previous papers help you to know the paper pattern and marking scheme of the exam.

After solving the papers, you must check your responses with UGC NET Answer Keys that will also help you to analyze your preparation level.


3. Time Management

While studying, set a deadline for each topic and try to complete it within that time limit. If you are unable to do it, then make honest efforts to increase your speed which will help you during the exam.

Take a break or short intervals in between your study hours.


4. Perfect Planning

Make a perfect study plan to start your preparation. For this, you can create a timetable and follow it for better results. Make short notes while preparing for the exam for quick revision. Find out the topics in which you think you’re weak and plan up to make them strong.



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5. Proper Revision

For getting better results, you need better time management which is not possible without proper revision. Revise the topics which you have already completed.



UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions


The above blog contains all the information about UGC NET Computer Science & Application. Here, we have compiled the questions that are frequently asked by students. Also, we have covered all the NET Exam-related queries of the aspirants in our UGC NET FAQ blog, you can check them for your exam-related questions.



Ques.) Can I give UGC NET Computer Science after MBA?

Ans.) Yes, you can apply for UGC NET Computer Science and Application after MBA in the same field or related field.



Ques.) How many students apply for UGC NET Computer Science?

Ans.) NTA has not released the subject-wise registered candidates’ data. But in Dec 2019, a total of 5,26,707 students registered for the UGC NET Exam (in all 81 subjects).



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Ques.) How many students cleared UGC NET Computer Science?

Ans.) As per the UGC NET Selection Criteria, a total of 6% of appeared candidates is qualified for JRF and lectureship.



Ques.) How many questions come from computer graphics in UGC NET?

Ans.) As per the June 2020 exam analysis, 11 questions were asked in the programming languages and computer graphics section.




No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Type of Questions

Programming Languages and Computer Graphics

Web Programming




Line Clipping




C Programming




Raster Scan










Ques.) Which are best for UGC NET Computer Science study material?

Ans.) You can check reference books from the following table to start your exam preparation.


Book Name


Graph Theory with Applications to Engineering and Computer Science

Narsingh Deo

Programming in C, C++ The C Programming Language

Dennis M. Ritchie

Object-Oriented Programming with C++


Computer Network

Andrew S. Tanenbaum

System Programming




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Ques.) What after clearing UGC NET Computer Science?

Ans.) After clearing UGC NET Computer Science & Application, you will get many career opportunities in India’s prestigious universities/institutes. You can apply for the following positions: -

Assistant Professor in Top Indian Universities

Junior Research Fellows in MNC Companies like TCS, Wipro, Accenture

Computer Specialist in Govt. Research Institutes like DRDO, CAIR, etc.

Data Scientist

Web Developer

Software Developer

Information Technology Specialist

Business Analyst

Product Manager

Network Architect

You can check all the latest job vacancies through UGC NET Recruitments.


Ques.) How many marks are required to qualify for UGC NET Computer Science?

Ans.) To qualify for UGC NET Computer Science & Application, you must cross 60-64 cut-off marks (in percentage) for the award of assistant professor or junior research fellowship. You can check the category-wise cut-off marks here.


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In this article, we have mentioned all the crucial details regarding UGC NET Computer Science & Application. We hope this will help you to make an effective strategy to score more in the exam.

If you have any queries related to the UGC NET Computer Science & Application Exam, please ask us through the comment box below. We will solve your doubts as soon as possible.

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  • Happygirl
    minimum passing mark for general category
    Hello Happygirl,
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    There are different cutoff marks released category wise for each subject. You should visit
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  • Sanskriti gothwal
    Hello sir, I have completed in computer science and a postgraduate diploma in information technology management from Symbiosis center for distance learning , Pune. Am I eli...
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    Hello Sanskriti,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be eligible to apply for the UGC NET exam if you have completed the PG from UGC Approved university. Check the list of a...
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  • Mayuri
    Mayuri Completed mcm from nagpur ,am I eligible for computer science. Plz tell me
    Hello Mayuri,
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    According to NTA guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that.
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  • Vinit
    Mba (computer management) from davv indore, is eligible ???
    Hello Vinit,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for UGC NET Computer Science & Application but make sure that you fulfill other eligibility criteria also.
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  • Riya
    Is there any classroom coaching for computer science?
  • Sangeetha
    Sangeetha Hello sir i completed ME computer science.Am i eligible for ugc net in computer science
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    According to CSIR guidelines, aspirants who have completed post graduation or are enrolled in the post graduation can appear for ...
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  • Poonam yadav
    Hello Sir I want to know that I have qualified M.tect in Embedded System & VLSi So am I eligible for ugc net in Computer Science & Application Subject?
    Hello Poonam,
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    Yes, you can apply for UGC NET Computer Sciences. Make sure you also meet all the required eligibility criteria for the same.
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  • Yasmine
    Hi, I have completed Bsc., Chemistry in 2009 and MCA in 2012. I have done cross major. Am I the qualified person for UGC NEtTexam 2018.
    Hello Yasmin,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, if you have minimum 55% aggregate marks in MCA then you are eligible for the UGC NET exam. As per your educational qual...
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  • Mrs.preeti Punia
    Hello sir I want to now the new syllabus of cimputer science for UGC net Please help me
    Hello Preeti,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Please download the updated syllabus of UGC NET Computer Science from here -
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  • Bhavya
    Hello I completed my MCA in 2012 n I ve not worked anywhere till date. Can I take up UGC net exam now n will it be helpful for me in getting jobs now.
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