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August 5, 2019 • 10:14 am

NTA UGC NET JRF Scholarship, Scope and Exam details [Read to Know]






In this growing era, the decision for choosing a research career in the educational field is indeed admirable. By qualifying the UGC NET JRF Exam, you will get an academic research position in reputed universities or research institutes.


To quench your thirst for knowing everything about NTA UGC NET JRF Scholarship, we have catered every single detail in this blog.


Let’s begin knowing the UGC NET in a better way!



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Research Fellow can be an independent researcher or can perform work under the supervision of a chief researcher. The position can differ for different institutions, but it would include certain teaching accountabilities.

Now let’s begin with understanding the National Eligibility Test.



What is National Eligibility Test? Read to find the details!


National Eligibility Test


To determine eligibility for lectureship and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship, the National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test for Indian candidates.


‘The National Eligibility Test is the gateway for the talented and eligible postgraduates to reach their dream of becoming an assistant professor or research fellow in any reputed Indian University.’


What is JRF Scholarship? Know in detail!


UGC NET JRF Scholarship

The University Grants Commission offers scholarships to those talented candidates who qualify the NTA UGC NET Exam with a meritorious score. Those candidates can take complete advantage of the award of Junior Research Fellowship.


The main objective of UGC JRF Fellowship is to provide opportunities to deserving candidates to undertake advanced studies and research, leading to M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences including Languages and Sciences.


If you want to do Ph.D. after your Masters, you need to be either NET or JRF qualified. Most of the colleges require it for granting you the admission. In case of taking admission both NET E-certificate and JRF Letter have the validity of 3 years from the issued date.


#Note - The JRF can be awarded to only those who have opted it while filling UGC NET Online Application Forms.



As per the UGC norms, only the candidates who qualify NTA UGC NET Exam can be eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. However, these are qualifying tests only and do not bestow a fellowship upon the candidate.


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What is the Difference Between NET and JRF?


Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and National Testing Academy (NTA) jointly conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and to endow Junior Research Fellowships (JRF).

The difference between NET and JRF is that NET is Entrance Exam conducted by NTA whereas the JRF is a post which comes under NET Exam. That means, for JRF, you have to appear for UGC NET Exam.


JRF Eligibility – Who can take advantage of Scholarship?




UGC allocates a number of fellowships to the universities that lie under the University Grants Commission, and only these universities can choose the candidates which can be awarded UGC NET JRF Fellowships.


As per the NET JRF Eligibility Criteria, the Candidates who have qualified in NET can only be shortlisted for UGC Scholarship by universities/colleges.


To check the eligibility criteria to appear in the exam, you may visit – UGC NET Eligibility.


UGC NET JRF 2019 Scholarship Details | Tenure, Amount and other Allowances


Check out the NET JRF Scholarship amount, duration and other related details below. Please scroll down!

UGC JRF Scholarship Details


Tenure of fellowship - Initially for 3 years.

The duration can be extended further for a period of three years if the research work done by any candidate is found satisfactory by the concerned department of the University/College.


NET  JRF Scholarship Amount – INR 31,000 (for initial 2 years) and INR 35,000 (for remaining tenure).


The UGC has revised the rates of Fellowship amount under the UGC Scheme for JRF/SRF in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences.


Contingency for Humanities and Social Sciences - INR 10,000/- per annum for initial two years and INR 20,500/- per annum for remaining three years.

Contingency for Science - INR 12,000/- per annum for initial two years and INR 25,000/- per annum for remaining three years.

Escorts/Reader Assistance – INR 2,000/- per month in case of physically and visually challenged candidates.

HRA - As per University/Institute rules.



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Career Scope after Qualifying UGC NET JRF 2019


The candidates who qualify the UGC NET JRF Test will be eligible to perform the lectureship or research work in any prestigious Indian University.

There are certain laboratories and institutes, which functions under the University Grants Commission, they only accept the candidates who are having UGC NET JRF qualification.


And almost every month, many organizations and companies release various vacant posts (containing good salary packages), only for UGC NET qualified Junior Research Fellows. So this is a wonderful opportunity for all the selected candidates.


The NET JRF Exam conducted by UGC is surely a gateway to excellent job opportunities. As per the current situation, the Education industry jobs are considered as one of the most secured, reputed and well-paying jobs. So one should definitely appear in NET JRF Exam to actualize his/her dream of becoming a Research Fellow or teacher.


UGC has also started its job portal i.e., which is regularly updated as and when job opportunities in various sectors arise.


So, keep visiting the site regularly!


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Selection Criteria for Awarding Junior Research Fellowships


First of all, the candidates will have to qualify the UGC NET Exam by scoring minimum marks to be obtained for considering a candidate for the award of JRF. They are required to obtain minimum marks in Paper I, Paper-II.


Check out the cut off marks required to qualify the exam here – UGC NET Cut off Marks.


A merit list will be prepared for the qualified candidates. Amongst them, top 6% candidates will be awarded the Assistant Professor post which was 15% earlier.


Check out the changed UGC NET Qualifying Criteria in detail!


The remaining candidates who have opted for NTA NET JRF as an option, while filling the NET JRF Form will be awarded based on the following criteria.

UGC JRF Scholarship Selection Criteria


The Commission provides a minimum of 3200 fellowships in each UGC-NET exam.

  The allocation NET JRF slots among different subjects are done category wise.


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UGC NET JRF Syllabus- Essential thing to Prepare for UGC NET JRF 2019!


After knowing the details like eligibility, career scope, selection criteria of UGC NET JRF Exam, its time to start your preparation for the exam. The essential requirement to start your preparation is the knowledge of UGC NET JRF Syllabus.


The UGC NET JRF Syllabus consists of total 81 subjects. The detailed syllabus for all the subjects is provided at the above link. The candidates can download the UGC NET JRF Syllabus for all the subjects and start their preparation for the UGC NET JRF 2019.


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  • Santosh
    sir..i have done btech with{ computer science and tech }branch..can i eligible for JRF and also tell me which subject in i can fill the form...can i fill with management ..also tell me best subject according for my qualification i mean my branch according
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Santosh,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can apply for the UGC NET in Computer Science. First, you have to enrol yourself in the master’s degree to fulfil the required eligibility criteria. Here, you can check the complete UGC NET Eligibility
    Thank You!!
  • Madhuri
    sir, i have done mba finance am i eligible to jrf
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Madhuri,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply for UGC NET JRF.
    Thank You!!
  • Madhuri
    how i can apply jrf after applying ugc net could u please explain step by step process
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Madhuri,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check step by step procedure to Apply for UGC NET here.
    Thank You!!
  • Sastry
    Can someone get the stipend of University and MHRD scholarship of at a time during PhD?
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  • Jaya
    Sir, kya 1st year se ugc net ka exam de sakte hai aur agr mcom m optional subject HR hai toh kya ugc net management kar sakte hai
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Jaya,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    As per UGC NET Eligibility Criteria, only postgraduate or those who are going to appear in the final year of postgraduation are eligible for the exam. You should apply for UGC NET HRM subject after completion of your postgraduation.
    Thank You!
  • Moirangthem Samananda Singh
    Dear sir I have completed my master degree in marketing so can i apply in PhD in environmental science,please reply Thanks
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Moirangthem,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    According to NTA guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that. So, as per your masters' subject you can apply for UGC NET Management or UGC NET Commerce not for Environmental Science. Make sure you also meet all the required criteria for exam.
    Thank You.
  • Dagale Pooja Rupchand
    Hello I'm pooja recently qualify for net and jrf. But I have no idea what to do next? I don't know exactly what is the procedure for applying jrf? Can you please guide me!
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  • hello, i have cleared jrf in physical education, i am applying for ph.D in C.A.C.P.E this college is under pune university so my query is if i take admission in this college will UGC provide me jrf stipend money? as it is mentioned above that- There are certain laboratories and institutes, which functions under University Grants Commission, they only accept the candidates who are having UGC NET JRF qualification. Rohit
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Basanti,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you get selected for JRF in this college through the UGC NET Certificate, then yes you can apply for stipend money.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Swati Tyagi
    Sir .. please tell if a student get reeapear in examination ..then he will also eligible for net or not ?? If yes then to apply for net??
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Swati,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, he'd be eligible only if he has the valid degree with required scores.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Sagar Jadhav
    Is there is any interview to qualify for JRF in Commerce...
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Sagar,   Greetings from Eduncle!   No, to qualify UGC NET Commerce, you'll have to appear in a written exam. If you qualify this, you'll be issued a certificate and this certificate will help you in taking admission in any university/college to perform JRF.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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