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UGC NET Test for Junior Research Fellowship & Lectureship



Over the past 26 years, our course material for the UGC NET (National Eligibility Test for Humanities) exam preparation has proven to be an excellent guide to students. The confounding number of topics and subjects has been reduced to a set of volumes that are crisp but comprehensive and satisfactorily cover the entire syllabus. With our wealth of experience, we clearly understand the requirements of a student aspiring to clear this exam.

We offer Correspondence courses for the following 15 subjects:

1. Commerce 9. Home Science
2. Computer Science & Applications 10. Library & Information Science
3. Economics 11. Management
4. Education 12. Political Science
5. Electronic Science 13. Philosophy
6. English 14. Psychology
7. Geography 15. Sociology
8. History

Salient Features :

- Our UGC NET study material is an All-inclusive course material covering the entire syllabus.

- Exclusive focus on both  papers, Paper I and Paper II.

- Extensive and relevant theory enveloping all concepts.

- Array of objective questions as well as descriptive questions along with solutions.

- Course material systematically segmented into 17-23 volumes.

- Course designed and moduled by faculty who are highly qualified with a vast teaching experience.

- The course material is designed and moduled to provide you with a “step-by-step” approach to your preparation

- The UGC NET study material is useful as SET study material as well i.e. for SET/SLET exams also.

Paper I – General Paper

The course material will contain objective type questions with answers on various subjects like comprehension, logical reasoning, teaching aptitude, analysis evaluation, deductive and inductive reasoning etc.

 Paper I will be provided in 6 volumes. 

Paper II

The course material will contain important theory parts in brief and a large number of objective type questions with answers.

The course material will consist of extensive theory covering important topics. It will also contain descriptive questions and answers.

The course material for Paper-II will be provided in 10-15 volumes.

The course materials will cover certain selected electives from each subject. These will contain descriptive theory providing deep insight into the concept. 

A volume exclusively focused on Objective Type Questions is also provided.

We offer the following ELECTIVES in each subject

The Course material for any of the electives will be provided in 1 or 2 volumes.


a) Accounting and Finance

b) Marketing

c) Human Resource Management

d) International Business


a) Theory of Computation - Context free grammars - Linear Bounded Automata (LBA) - Turing Machine (TM) - Chomsky Hierarchy of Languages

b) Models for Information Channel - Variable Length Codes - Error Correcting and Detecting Codes - Image Processing - Data Compression Techniques

c) Linear Programming Problem (LPP) - Assignment and Transportation Problems - Shortest Path Problems - Network Flow Problem -Matroids - Non linear Programming

d) Neural Networks - Fuzzy Systems e) Unix - Windows

e) Unix – Windows


a) Single Equation Linear Model

b) Theory of Consumer Behaviour and Theory of Firms

c) Growth and Productivity Trends in Indian Agriculture

d) Planning and Economic Development

e) The Rise and fall of Bretton-Wood and emerging International Monetary System.


a) Educational Administration

b) Educational Measurement and Evaluation

c) Educational Technology

d) Special education

e) Teacher Education


The entire syllabus is covered in Paper-II. 


a) Indian writing in English and Indian Literature in English translation.

b) American and other non-British English Literatures.

c) Literary Theory and Criticism.

d) History of English Language, English Language Teaching


The entire syllabus is covered in Paper-II. 


a) Ancient Indian History

b) Medieval Indian History

c) Modern Indian History


a) Food and Nutrition

b) Institutional Management and Dietetics

c) Child and Human Development

d) Clothing and Textiles

e) Home and Community Resource Management

f) Home Science Extension Education


The entire syllabus is covered in Paper-II. 


a) Human Resource Management

b) Marketing

c) Nature & Scope of Financial Management

d) Indian Foreign Trade and Policy.


a) History of religions

b) The Linguistic turn and the conception of Philosophy

c) Central Concepts in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

d) Vedanta Philosophy

e) Gandhian Philosophy


The entire syllabus is covered in Paper-II. 


a) Current Trends in Social Psychology

b) Developmental Processes

c) Human Development and Individual Differences, Guidance in Schools, Counselling

d) Development of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

e) Psychopathology, Mental Health


a) Rural Sociology

b) Industry and Society

c) Sociology of Development

d) Population and Society

e) Gender and Society

About Joint UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship & Lecturership

The UGC (NET) Humanities is conducted by the University Grants Commission. The UGC(NET) Test will determine the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for appointment of Lecturers in Universities and colleges in the subjects falling in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Application and Electronic Science. The UGC (NET) Humanities Test comprises of 3 papers. UGC conducts NET twice a year i.e. in the month of June and December.

Eligibility – NET

i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) (50% marks for SC/ST/PH/VH) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Applications, Electronic Sciences etc. are eligible for this test.

(ii) Candidates who are in the final year or have appeared for Master's degree or equivalent examination can also apply for the test. However, such candidates will be considered eligible for JRF/LS only after they have passed the Master’s Degree examination or equivalent with atleast 55% (50% marks for SC/ST/PH/VH) marks. These candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

(iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master's level examination were completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for relaxation of 5% of marks(i.e. from 55% to 50%) to appear in NET Examination.

(iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The candidates whose PG subjects is not covered in the list of subjects provided by UGC, may appear in the subject related to the one they had at PG.

Age Limit : The upper age limit for being eligible for the test is as under :

(a) For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Candidate should not be more than 30 years for December / June Exam of the corresponding year, relaxable upto 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH and women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree.

(b) For Lecturership: There is no upper age limit.


The Test will consist of three papers.

Paper - I will consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions of two mark each.The paper shall be of general nature intended to assess the teaching / research aptitude of the candidate. It is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension and divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. evaluated. Total Marks of Paper-I will be 100.

Paper-II will consist of 100 objective type questions, of 2 marks each, all of which are compulsory, based on the subject selected by the candidate. Total Marks of Paper-II will be 200.

All the questions of Paper II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper III (including all electives, without any options).
The final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) and eligibility for Lecturership shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

The test will consist of two Papers of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions as under:

Session Paper Total Marks Duration
First I 100 1 hour (9.30 am to 10.30 am)
Second II 200 2 hours (11.00 am to 1.00 pm)
Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowships will be eligible to receive fellowship under various schemes subject to finding their placement in the University / IITs / Other National Organisations.

The validity of the offer is two year w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF award letter. However, in case the candidate has already joined M.Phil / Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship will be from the date of declaration of examination result or date of joining, whichever is later.


For JUNE 2018 / DECEMBER 2018

For ANY SUBJECT              



(includes Paper I (Gen. Paper) and Paper II (covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper III of any Subject with ALL ELECTIVES without any options)


GST @ 18% :

Rs.  1,800.00

Total Fee






Paper I (General Paper only) – 6 volumes

Rs. 1,000.00
GST @18%

Rs.    180.00
Total Fees

Rs. 1,180.00


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