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September 10, 2020 • 5:33 pm

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


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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!


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!


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 2020 Scholarship Details | Tenure, Amount and other Allowances


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


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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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.


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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Career Scope after Qualifying UGC NET JRF 2020


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!


This blog covers the details about the UGC NET JRF Scholarships. If you have any query regarding the above information, you can notify us by leaving your comment in the comment box given below.




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  • Sonia
    Hello sir, I got jrf letter in august 2017,can i get fellowship if i join m.phil/p.hd this year, if yes , then what would be the procedure.
    Hello Sonia,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can get the scholarship now. Here in the blog of
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    Sir I have done masters in physiotherapy, and I would like to know the scope after clearing net/jrf for me. What would be my options?
    Hello Prag,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can check out the
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  • Rahul Sheoran
    General Category (Unreserved) – 1520 Seats and required percentage 47.50% This information does not seem right. Please check this one. I've got 49% and have not got any seat.
    Hi Rahul, Greetings from Eduncle! The data we have presented in our blog is to put an example of qualifying criteria for UGC NET JRF. To get the complete information about the UG...
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    47.5% seats for general candidates, Its not about marks, its about seats.
  • Khushbu Pandey
    if i cleared the JRF exam, can i get a job?
    Hello Khushbu,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can go for research field jobs. Here at this page of
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  • Chetna Bhat
    I have completed my BDS degree this year Am i eligible for jrf/net scholarship
    Hello Chetna,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You are not eligible for UGC NET exam. Candidates who have completed graduation can apply for CSIR NET JRF only.   Thanks ...
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  • Arijit
    sir m a ca student and m pursuing and interested for ugc net jrf..sir can i continue my ca at the tyme of jrf fellowship?
    Hello Arijit,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you're in the final year of your M.Com. degree, then go for UGC NET Commerce and yes you can pursue but it might create probl...
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  • Ripon Handique
    Hello sir, I have qualified the UGC NET exam. If I clear the entrance exam of any university to pursue phd,will I be getting any monthly stipend? Thanks Regards Ripon
    Hello Ripon,   Greetings from Eduncle!   The monthly stipends are given to only those candidates who perform Junior Research Fellowship after qualifying UGC NET JRF Exam....
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  • Mohan
    sir, am maths I eligible for jrf NET
    Hello Mohan,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, of course you can apply for UGC NET as well as CSIR NET. Make sure you choose the related subject of your M.Sc.   Thank...
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  • Charu
    Hello sir, I have qualified net exam in Jan 2018 for only assistant professor in commerce. Can I reappear the exam which will be held in June 2018 for jrf qualification also?
    Hello Charu,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can appear for it.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Akshay Dhiman
    Sir tell me about age limit of Fellowship?
    Hello Akshay,   Greetings from Eduncle!   There's no age limit to avail the UGC NET Fellowship. But if you want to appear in UGC NET JRF Exam, then make sure your age sho...
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  • Mariano Fernandes
    As per sources, I've heard that it takes 2 years to get a seat for PhD after declaration of results. Is it true?
    Hello Mariano,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You heard it wrong. The information is that the NET Qualified students are required to join PhD Course within 2 years of NET Re...
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