ID Course Name Duration Start Date
UGC NET Commerce 1 Year March 1, 2024
UGC NET English June & December 2024 April 25, 2024
UGC NET Management 1 Year March 1, 2024
UGC NET Paper 1 Online June & December 2024 April 25, 2024
UGC NET Political Science 1 Year March 1, 2024

NTA UGC NET Exam Prep Courses

UGC (University Education Commission) is an autonomous body of Government of India. That was established in 1948. But formally inaugurated by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad  (then Education Minister) in 1953. 

UGC regulates all grant in funds to all central and center funded universities and institutions in India. 

In 1956, UGC was made statutory body of Government. Enabling UGC to coordinate, determine, and maintain standards of higher education in India.

UGC main head office is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi. While other offices are located at Feroz Shah Road and Delhi University South Campus. 

UGC used to conduct – UGC NET JRF exam. This exam allows aspirants to be eligible for Assistant Professor jobs across UGC affiliated universities. 

It is by rule that UGC affiliated universities have to hire NET or NET JRF qualified teachers only for the post of adhoc/assistant/associate professor or for the research. 

In 2015, UGC have had handed NET exam to CBSE after the consent of HRD Ministry. Making CBSE India’s largest exam conducting body. 

However, in 2017 National Testing Agency was formed to handle top entrance and competitive exams. The conducting of NET exam was handed over to NTA after CBSE. 

NTA (National Testing Agency) made changes to the exam pattern, syllabus and introduced CBT (computer based testing) to the NET exams. 

Therefore, from UGC NET JRF Exam it is now converted to NTA UGC NET-JRF Exam.

Learning Skills offer the top class UGC NET coaching for: 

We have helped students qualify for NTA UGC NET JRF exam successfully. Many of our students are now assistant professors in DU and many other universities.

Earlier NTA UGC NET-JRF exam used to have General Paper 1, and Subject papers – Paper 2 and Paper 3. However, the Subject papers were merged into one only. Now there are two papers only – General Paper 1 and Paper 2. Moreover, the weightage of Paper 1 is also increased overall.


NTA UGC NET JRF Eligibility Criteria

You should have:

  • General: 55 percent marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent
  • OBC/SC/ST/PWD: 50 percent marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent

Students who are in final year of their Master’s Degree are eligible. Provided they fulfill above mentioned criteria in their respective category.

Age Limit:

There’s no upper age limit for appearing in NET exam. However for JRF your age shouldn’t be more than 30 years in the current year.

There’s relaxation of 5 years for JRF to OBC, SC, ST and PWD category applicants and women.


NTA UGC NET JRF Exam Pattern

The NET-JRF exam is consisted of two papers namely General Paper 1, and Paper 2.

General Paper 1

General Paper 1 consists of 100 marks with 50 questions.

This paper generally contains teaching aptitude, research aptitude, English Comprehension, Communication, Classroom Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, People, Development and Environment, Information Communication Technology, and Higher Education System.

Download detailed UGC NET General Paper 1 syllabus here.

NET Subject Paper 2

The Subject Paper 2 have 100 questions with total 200 marks. The respective subject has the syllabus mentioned, please refer to it. Many changes have taken place in Paper 2 syllabus across all subjects. Please careful go through your syllabus for proper understanding. 

Syllabus for all subjects are available on this link:

There are total 103 subjects in NET-JRF exam. Which are given following with their respective codes:


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