From June, 2011 CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectuership shall be a Single Paper Test having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
The question paper shall be divided in three parts:
Part ‘A’ :
This part shall carry 20 questions pertaining to logical reasoning, graphically analysis, analytical and numerical ability, Candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions. Each question shall be of two marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200.
Part ‘B’ :
This part shall contain 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) generally covering the topics given in the syllabus. A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of three marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 75 out of 200.
Part ‘C’ :
This part shall contain 60 questions that are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge.
Eligibility is M.Sc with minimum 55% marks for general and OBC (50% for SC/ST candidate, physically and Visually Handicapped candidates). Different states also now have started conducting this examination.