The National educational Testing Bureau of University Grant commission (UGC) conducted National Eligibility Test (NET)   to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrance in the teaching profession and research . This test is conducted in Humanities (including language), Social science, Forensic science, Environment Science, Computer Science and application science and Electronic science.

The council of scientific and industrial Research (CSIR) conduct the UGC-CSIR NRT for other science subjects, namely  Life Science, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, and Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences jointly with  UGC . The tests are conducted twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates, who desire to pursue Research , the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is available for 5 years subject to fulfilment of certain condition. UGC has allocated a number of fellowships to the University for the  candidates  who qualify the test for JRG. The JRF’s are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifying for lectureship in NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt it in their application form.

The test for Junior Research Fellowship is being conducted since 1984. The Government of India , through its notification dated 22ndJuly, 1988 entrusted the task of conducting the eligibility test for lectureship to UGC. Connsequently , UGC conducted the first  National Eligibility Test, common to both eligibility for Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship in two parts, that is, in December 1989 and in March 1990.

NET Schedule

UGC conducts NET twice a year, i.e. , in the months of June and December. The  notifications announcing the June and December examinations are published in the months of March and September respectively in the weekly journal of nation-wide circulation, viz, ‘Employment News’ .

NET Result Declaration Schedule

The result of June , UGC NET is declared generally in the month of October . Similarly December , UGC NET result is usually declared in the month of April . The UGC NET result publish in the ‘Employment News ’ are also available on UGC official website.