Computer Science

What is UGC NET JRF Computer Science


UGC NET JRF Computer Science is your launchpad to become a Computer Science Lecturer.

NET exams are conducted by UGC is an opportunity to start your career as a Lecturer in college, universities and other educational institution. The exams are conducted twice a year. All the students who will pass the exams are given grants by UGC for Junior Research Fellowship.


Test is conducted in various subjects including Computer Science.

Examination Scheme for NET/JRF Computer Science and Applications:

Session Paper Marks No. of Questions Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50 Questions to be attempted. 1¼ Hours (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Break of 30 Minutes
First II 100 50 Questions. All are compulsory. 1¼ Hours (11:15 AM - 12:30 PM)
Break of 1 Hour & 30 Minutes
Second III 150 75 Questions. All are compulsory. 2¼ Hours (02:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

Age Limit and Relaxation in NET JRF Computer Science:

For JRF: Maximum 28 years.
For Lectureship (NET): No upper age limit.

Minimum Educational Qualification for NET – JRF Computer Science:

Course Requirement:
BS-4 years program / B.E./ B.Tech / B.Pharma / MBBS / Integrated BS-MS / M.Sc./ MCA / M.Tech or Equivalent degree.
  • General & OBC - 55% Marks
  • SC/ST - 50% Marks
  • Physically and Visually handicapped - 50% Marks

Note:Candidate enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared. B.Sc. (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS - Ph.D. program with at least 55% marks for General and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor's degree, whether science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D./integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years.


NET - JRF Computer Science and Applications Cut-off :

Category Paper I Paper II Paper III
GENERAL 40 Marks ( 40%) 40 Marks ( 40%) 75 Marks ( 50% )
OBC ( Non Creamy Layer ) 35 Marks ( 35 %) 35 Marks ( 35 %) 68* Marks ( 45% )
SC/ST/PWD 35 Marks ( 35 %) 35 Marks ( 35 %) 60 Marks ( 40%)
Note: * 67.5 Rounded off to 68   Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for lectureship. Step II: Among those candidates who have cleared Step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates. Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under Step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for lectureship only. Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from among the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under Step III. It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC is final and binding.