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May 23, 2020 • 3:33 pm

UGC NET Computer Science & Application 2020 Exam [Complete Detail]

UGC NET Computer Science and Application


UGC NET 2020 Study Plan


Computer Science as a subject to give your career an edge is a wise decision. It is a subject that is associated with the studies of computer applications, programming, database, computer networks, software, operating system, etc. It is the study of theory, experimentation, communication, computation, a design of computational systems, and many more.


If you’re aspiring to appear in the UGC NET Computer Science and Application 2020, then you must know the relevant information about the following factors –


UGC NET Computer Science & Applications Eligibility Criteria

Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Study Material

Preparation Tips & Study Plan

Previous Question Papers with Answers

Sample Questions with Answers

Official Cut Off Marks



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UGC NET Computer Science Eligibility Criteria | Check How Much Eligible are You?


UGC NET is the national level exam conducted by NTA every year for the recruitment process of Lecturers/ Professors/ Research Associates/ Junior Research Fellow at prestigious Indian Colleges or Universities.


The UGC NET Eligibility Criteria IS based on two factors – Educational Qualification & Age Limit. The candidates who fulfill this criterion will only be able to appear in the 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 -


1. Candidates should have completed their Masters’ Degree or Equivalent Degree within the following percentage criteria –


For General Category - 55% Marks

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


2. 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.

3. The candidates whose result is awaited are also eligible for the UGC NET Exam only if their PG Result can be declared within the 2 years of NET Result Declaration Date.

4. The candidates who have pursued their post-graduation in a field that is closely related to Computer Science Stream can only apply for UGC NET Computer Science Exam.


Age Limit -


1. For JRF: The candidates who are applying for the Junior Research Fellowship Exam must not age more than 30 years.

2. There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professor.


For more details related to Eligibility Criteria click here- UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 Exam.



Get Free UGC NET Mock Test Papers and start practicing to boost your speed and accuracy for the Exam.



UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus and Paper Pattern


To start the journey of the UGC NET Exam, one must firstly adequate the knowledge about the UGC NET Syllabus for Computer Science & Applications so that you can be aware of what to read and what not.


The syllabus of Paper 1 is common for all the subjects, whereas the Paper 2 syllabus is based on the subject that you choose. 

Below you can check the syllabus for Computer Science & Applications.



Unit Name (Paper 1)

Unit Name (Paper 2)


Teaching Aptitude

Discrete Structures and Optimization


Research Aptitude

Computer System Architecture



Programming Languages and Computer Graphics



Database Management Systems


Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

System Software and Operating System


Logical Reasoning

Software Engineering


Data Interpretation

Data Structures and Algorithms


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Theory of Computation and Compilers


People, Development and Environment

Data Communication and Computer Networks


Higher Education System

Artificial Intelligence (AI)



Free Download UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus in PDF



 UGC NET Computer Science & Application Paper is divided into two parts; Paper I & Paper-II.


Appearing in Paper-I & Paper-II is compulsory for all the candidates who appear in the UGC NET Exam. Paper-I consists maximum questions from UGC NET Research & Teaching Aptitude. Paper-II will consist the questions from Computer Science & Applications.


Marking Scheme


Paper Marks Number of Questions Duration
I 100 50 Questions all are Compulsory

 3 Hours

II 200 100 Question all are Compulsory



For complete details related to the pattern, please click here - UGC NET Exam Pattern.



Download Free UGC NET Last 5 Exam Papers & Model Test Papers with Solutions.



UGC NET Computer Science Study Material & Books Free Download PDF


Books are the best way for the preparation and selection of good books is very important to achieve your goal.


It is very difficult to select the best UGC NET Computer Science Books as there are various options available in the market. But you must not compromise with the quality of study material!


To assist you well, we are providing a few tips to pick up the best UGC NET Computer Science Study Material for you.


It must cover the complete UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus.

The Study Material should be provided in Printed & Digital both the formats so that you can access them anytime anywhere.

There must be lots of Practice Questions of UGC NET Computer Science Exam with Experts Designed Solutions.

If you stuck anywhere, you must have the facility to talk with NET Experts to get the instant assistance.

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


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UGC NET Last 5 Years Question Papers with Answer Keys

UGC NET FREE Sample Study Material

Previous Exam Paper & Analysis

Study Plan for UGC NET Paper 1

UGC NET Syllabus PDF

UGC NET Model Test Paper



As the syllabus of UGC NET Computer Science & Application is very vast, many topics are there in the syllabus and it is not easy to prefer separate books for all the topics which are covered in the Exam.


To make your studies easy you can prefer UGC NET Computer Science Online Study Material in which you get books, previous year question paper, and mock test series.



UGC NET Computer Science & Application Preparation Tips + Study Plan


Alexander Graham Bell said that “Before anything else, preparation is the Key to Success.” 

As UGC NET Exam is conducted for the selection of the brilliant candidates for JRF & Assistant Professor-ship, it needs great dedication with the perfect mix of hard work and concentration. If you really want to crack the Exam, start preparing for it as soon as possible.


To achieve success in the UGC NET Exam you must rely on your preparation, you got to really be passionate to your studies and try to put your efforts into action.



Download Free UGC NET Computer Science Study Material to Start Your Preparation!



Here are some preparation tips for Computer Science & Application.


1. Check the Updated Syllabus


Before starting your preparation, check the syllabus and note down the important topics which cover large section in the exam.


2. Perfect Planning


Make a perfect plan to start the study, for this, you can create a time table and follow it for better results. Making Short Notes can help you doing the quick revision during the last minutes of the Exam.


Filter out the topics in which you think you’re weak and plan up the strong approaches to strengthen such topics.


3. Time Management


While studying, set a deadline for your topic and try to complete it within the pre-set 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 Break or Short Intervals in between your study hours.


4. Practice with Previous Year Papers & Model Test Papers


Solve UGC NET Previous Year Papers every day which helps you in knowing about the paper pattern of exam, frequently asked questions and helps to examine your speed.


Post solving the papers, check your answers with UGC NET Answer Key to analyze how much marks you bagged up.


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 done.


Learn about How to Study for UGC NET Computer Science & Application Exam.



UGC NET Computer Science Previous Question Papers with Answers PDF


Cracking the UGC NET Exam in the first attempt is the main goal of the aspirants who want to be recruited at many prestigious colleges and universities in India.


The upcoming UGC NET Exam will be conducted from 15th to 20th June 2020 (Tentative). To get all the official updates please check - UGC NET Exam 2020 Notification.


No matter how much you have studied according to the syllabus of UGC NET Computer Science, you should always have Previous Year Papers of NET Exam & Mock Test Series with your preparation.


Try to solve as many as UGC NET Computer Science Question Papers and Mock Test Series you can, especially before 1 month of the Exam. It will clear your idea about the difficulty level, accuracy, paper pattern, and speed.


Here the UGC NET Computer Science Question Papers with Answers PDF is given.



UGC NET Sample Questions – Solve to Score More!





UGC NET Computer Science Official Cut-off Marks


Before starting preparation for the exam, you must first set your targeted score with the help of previous years cutoff marks. To know in detail, you can click here - UGC NET Cut Off.



Free Download UGC NET Computer Science Mock Test Papers



In this article, we have mentioned all the crucial details regarding UGC NET Computer Science & Application. Hope these details will help you in laying out 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.


For more updates related to UGC NET Exam stay connected to us.


Thank you!!




Showing 24 comments out of 45
  • Sam
    Hi Khyati, You have added Paper-II and paper-III will be Subjective Papers, but I have the new pattern says that the whole question paper will be of objective type question only...
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    Hello Sam,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Earlier, there used to be subjective type questions in UGC NET Exam but now it has only objective type questions.   Thanks for...
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    Hello sir/mam, I am giving ugc net for computer science first time, so could you please tell me how many paper will be there for computer science this year, I heard 2 paper, so...
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    Hello Lata,   Greetings from Eduncle!   The paper-1 will be based on Research & Teaching Aptitude and Paper 2 will be based on Computer Science. You can download the free...
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  • Kapil
    Hey Sir, According to Answer key my total no is 198. Can my UGC Net exam is clear or not. I belong from General Category.
    Hello Kapil,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you have fair chances to qualify the exam. Let's hope for the best!   Good Luck!   Thanks for asking your query wi...
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    Hi Kapil, Will you plz help me to qualify the exam of net.This is my frst attempt nd I want to crack.
    Hello Monika,   Greetings from Eduncle!   We'd be glad to help you on this. Please fill up your details and
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  • Ritu.bagga123
    can u pls send me the new syllabus for ugc net computer sci.
    Hello Ritika,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can download the free copy of updated UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus from here -
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  • Muthu
    Sir I heard that CBSE will conduct UGC NET exam once in a year from 2018. Is it true, I will be happy if they conduct it for Nov/Dec 2018. Please clarify my query as it will...
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    Hello Muthu,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Nothing is official right now. In fact, there are some news that from 2019, CBSE won't conduct the UGC NET Exam. NTA will take ov...
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  • Bhagyashreet4
    I heard that IT or CS department is not government aided then why colleges will hire NET passed candidate? can colleges pay good salary? ....or can you please tell me about the j...
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    Hello Bhagyashree,   Greetings from Eduncle!   The UGC NET Exam is conducted mainly for lectureship & junior research fellowship, so if you qualify the exam, you'd have a...
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  • Ashin
    hello sir, i'm ashin now i'm pursuing my MCA. Within august i vll finish my MCA .can i apply for NET Exam???
    Hello Ashin,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can appear for NET Computer Science.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Unnisa
    Hi As I'm doing my Sem 2, Can I apply for NET 2018
    Hello Unnisa,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can appear for UGC NET only when you're in the final year.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, ...
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  • Deepthi Deepu
    I completed M.Tech computer Science and engineering can I apply
    Hello Deepthi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can apply for UGC NET Computer Science.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Sushma
    sir , I compleated my M.Tech in 2015 I am eligible for this ucg net exam
    Hello Sushma,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can appear for UGC NET Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Lubna Zaheen
    Sir I will complete my MCA in December 2018 and the result might be in Jan- Feb 2019 ..can I apply for ugc exam in this year 2018..
    Hello Lubna,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can apply for UGC NET 2018 Computer Science Exam. Please contact to our toll free number 1800-120-1021 if you want help ...
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