The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to decide qualification for lectureship and for honor of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals with a specific end goal to guarantee least norms for the participants in the showing calling and research. The Test is led in Humanities (counting dialects), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the UGC-CSIR NET for other Science subjects, in particular, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences mutually with the UGC. The tests are led twice in a year for the most part in the long stretches of June and December. For hopefuls who want to seek after research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is accessible for a long time subject to satisfaction of specific conditions. UGC has assigned various cooperations to the colleges for the applicants who qualify the test for JRF. The JRFs are granted to the exemplary applicants from among the competitors qualifiying for qualification for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are accessible just to the applicants who decide on it in their application shapes.
The test for Junior Research Fellowship is being directed since 1984. The Government of India, through its warning dated 22nd July, 1988 endowed the undertaking of directing the qualification test for lectureship to UGC. Therefore, UGC directed the principal National Eligibility Test, basic to both qualification for Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship in two sections, that is, in December 1989 and in March , 1990