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

UGC NET JRF Scholarship

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


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



UGC NET JRF Scholarship – Get the absolute knowledge here!


Before telling you about the UGC NET JRF Fellowship, I would like to start with the basic introduction of the National Eligibility Test.



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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 talented and eligible post -graduates to reach their dream of becoming assistant professor or research fellow in any reputed Indian University.’





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Now coming over to fellowship! 



What is JRF Scholarship? Know in detail!


UGC NET JRF ScholarshipThe University Grants Commission, offers scholarship to those talented candidates who qualify the CBSE UGC NET Exam with 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.



#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 CBSE 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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JRF Eligibility – Who can take advantage of Scholarship?



JRF-EligibilityUGC allocates number of fellowships to the universities that lies under University Grants Commission, and only these universities can choose the candidates which can be awarded with Research Fellowships.

As per the UGC 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 to – CBSE UGC NET Eligibility.




UGC Scholarship Details | Tenure, Amount and other allowances



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

UGC JRF Scholarship Details

Tenure of fellowship - Initially for 2 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.


UGC NET Scholarship Amount – INR 16,000 (for initial 2 years) and INR 18,000 (after 2 years)



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 Test



Career Scope after UGC NETThe candidates who qualify the 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 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 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.


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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 more than the cut off marks for JRF.



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



A merit list is prepared for qualified candidates. Amongst them, 15% candidates are awarded with the assistant professor post and remaining candidates who have opted JRF as option, while filling the application form will be awarded on the basis of following criteria-



UGC JRF Scholarship Selection Criteria

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

 As per Government of India reservation policy, a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 3% of Fellowships are reserved for the OBC (Non-creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with disabilities (PWD) respectively.



Accordingly, the category-wise slots available for each category are as follows:



General Category (Unreserved) – 1520 Seats and required percentage 47.50%

OBC (Non-creamy layer) – 864 Seats and required percentage 27.00%

SC – 480 Seats and required percentage 15.00%

ST – 240 Seats and required percentage 7.5%

PWD – 96 Seats and required percentage 3.00%

Total Seats – 3200



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11 thoughts on “UGC NET JRF Scholarship, Scope and Exam details [Read to Know]

  1. Rajakumar

    Sir I completed IT. Am I eligible for computer science and application JRF. I am from engineering background. Can I able get JRF opportunities from universities if I clear JRF in computer science

  2. Rahul

    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.

    • Eduncle Team

      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 UGC NET July 2016 qualifying criteria and cutoff marks, you can please visit the following link –

      Here, you can check the JRF cutoff and total for your concerned subject.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. vikas kuumar

    sir can i change my jrf schlorship from m.phil(only 3 month duration) of one university to phd of other?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vikas,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Kindly provide more details regarding your doubt. It would help is in understanding your doubts clearly.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. Lyn

    Hello ! I had cleared my UGC NET with JRF and received my JRF award letter this week for the December 2015 exam. I am from the department of English Literature. Should I approach a guide from a college/university in person and get registered for my PhD under them or is there any other process to get enrolled in PhD under JRF.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Lyn,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Congratulations! Lyn, on getting qualified for UGC NET JRF Scholarship.

      Yes you can hire a guide or mentor and work under his/her able guidance and pursue your PhD. You can perform your research fellowship for the same subject for which you need to pursue your PhD.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Shalu

    The pursuing post graduates students can also fill both NET & JRF papers? Now we will be having only one NET exam in a year so, when will be next scheduled exam?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shalu,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, candidates in their last semester of the final year of their pursuing Masters Degree can also apply for UGC NET Exam in the Result Awaited category.

      Till now there has been no official notification regarding the conduct of UGC NET Exam once in a year. For this year the UGC NET Exam will be held on 19th November 2017.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. basanti naik

    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.

    • 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

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