UGC NET Computer Science and Application:


The National Eligibility Test (NET) Computer Science and Application is the eligibility test for "Assistant Professor' or “for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both" for all Universities and Colleges in India.

From 2018 UGC NET is conducted National Testing Agency (NTA).



At least 55% marks (without rounding off) in M.Sc Computer Science, Master in Computer Application(MCA), Mtech OR equivalent examination from Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC.


For other OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in the same examination.


Candidates who are in their last year of Master's Degree appeared for their qualifying examination and whose result is still waited also apply for this exam.


The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.


Exam Mode: Online


Exam Conducted: Twice in a year expected June and December.



1. Certificate is valid for a lifetime.

2. You are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor in any Govt. Universities and Institutes recognized by UGC.

3. If you clear JRF, you can apply for Ph.D. in any Govt. Universities with scholarships.

4. If you clear UGC NET only 'for assistant professor' we can also apply for Ph.D. in any Govt. Universities/Institutes but without a scholarship. 



Assistant Professor: No upper age limit.


JRF: candidate should not be more than 30 years as of 01/06/2020.

Others OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender has relaxation of up to 5 years.

Candidates who have research experience get a relaxation limited to the period they have spent on the research, but this relaxation is subject to a maximum of 5 years, only if you provide a certificate from the appropriate authority


Exam Details:

1. Paper-I (General paper): 50 MCQ each carry 2 marks.  Time: 

2. Paper-II (Subjective paper): 100 MCQ each carry 2 marks.  Time: 120 min


Time: There is no separate time for paper I and II. Total time 3 hours (180 minutes) 


UGC NET Computer Science and Application Syllabus

New syllabus paper I:

New syllabus paper II (code 87):


Qualifying Marks:

UGC NET qualifying cut-off marks for General category is 40% in Paper I and II while the qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD/Transgender categories is 35% in Papers I and II.


Excepted Cut off:

Assistant Professor: General: 54-60

                                  OBC:      49-56

                                  SC/ST:   45–54

                                  PWD:      48–58

JRF: General60-64

       OBC:       55-56

       SC/ST:    52-54

       PWD:      44-48  


Subjects Covered

Discrete Structures and Optimization

Digital Logic

Computer Organization

Computer Graphics

Programming Languages Logic

Database Management Systems

System Software and Operating System

Software Engineering

Data Structures and Algorithms

Theory of Computation


Data Communication and Computer Networks

Artificial Intelligence (AI)