UGC (University Grants Commission) is a statutory organization, which was established by the Union government in 1956. Its main objective is to provide recognition to the Indian universities, and provide funds to such recognized universities and colleges.
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) now conducts this exam, on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research.
The exam is conducted in streams such as Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, etc.
The interested candidates must have completed their post-graduation or Ph.Ds. in the relevant subjects with not less than 55 percent marks.
CSIR stands for Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). It is a premier national R&D organization and is among the world's largest publicly funded R&D organization. CSIR conducts the Joint CSIR UGC NET, which is a national level entrance examination in the field of Science including Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences.
The interested candidates must have acquired their Masters' degree in Science stream. They should have scored 55 percent and above in the eligibility exam and should have done the course from a certified university.
Junior Research Fellowship or JRF is a fellowship of Rs 25000 per month, which is offered by both CSIR and UGC to the eligible and selected candidates through written exams, held twice a year. The fellowship is given to students to pursue their doctoral studies.
Paper I: The questions will be general in nature. The duration of the paper will be 1 hour. It will comprise of 50 questions, all of which are compulsory. It will carry a total of 100 marks.
Paper II: The questions will be asked from the subject opted by the candidate. The duration of the paper will be 2 hours. It will consist of 100 questions, all of which are compulsory. It will carry a total of 200 marks.
The exam is conducted for the following subjects:
Computer science and Applications Commerce Economics Education English Environmental Science Geography History Management Political Science Psychology
The duration of the exam will be three hours.
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