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About UGC NET Forensic Science Exam

UGC NET Notification 2023 Out : UGC NET December 2023 Notification was released on 30th September 2023 by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Every year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the UGC NET exam twice to determine eligibility for Assistant Professorships, Junior Research Fellowships, or both for Indian Universities and Colleges. The online application process for UGC NET 2023 has been extended and interested and eligible candidates can apply online before 31st October 2023 by 11:59 pm. The NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice in June & December every year. Though there is a provision for conducting the UGC NET exam twice a year. A session of the UGC NET 2023 (December 2023) will be conducted by the National Eligibility Authority (NTA) for the recruitment of Assistant Professors and Junior Research Fellows (JRFs). Universities and Colleges.  

UGC NET Forensic Science Exam Date

The online registration dates and other important dates for the UGC NET Dec 2023 exam have been announced along with UGC NET Notification 2023. The UGC NET Application Form 2023 filling process has been extended till 31st October 2023 at Check the important dates for UGC NET 2023 as mentioned below. 

Events Dates
UGC NET Notification 30th September 2023
Release of Application form 30th September 2023
UGC NET Application Form Last Date 31st October 2023 (11:59 pm)
Last date to Pay Fee 31st October 2023 (11:59 pm)
Correction of Application Form  1st to 3rd November 2023 (11:59 pm)
UGC NET Admit Card 2023 01st week of December 2023
UGC NET 2023 December Exam Date 06th to 22nd December 2023
UGC NET 2024 June Exam Date 10th to 21st June 2024
Official website 

UGC NET Forensic Science Eligibility

Age Limit 

Age criteria that candidates need to have in order to be eligible for the exam is as follows:

  • To apply for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Candidates should not be aged more than 31 years as of June 01, 2022.
  • For the role of Assistant Professor, there is no age bar to apply
  • SC/ST/OBC/PwD and women candidates will be given a relaxation of five years. Candidates who have research experience will be given relaxation, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant subject of Post Graduation degree.

Age Limit for Assistant Professor

The candidates who are appearing for the UGC NET Exam for the post of Assistant professor only do not have to adhere to any upper limit pertaining to the age criteria.


Age Limit for JRF

The candidates applying for the UGC NET Exam 2022 for the post of JRF should not exceed the age of 31 years as of June 01, 2022. The candidates are also offered several relaxations based on the category they belong to. The candidates will not be eligible for the position if they cross the upper age limit set for the category they belong to.

Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation (in years)



Females of all categories


Candidates holding LLM degree


Candidates in armed forces


Educational Qualification

Candidates need to obtain the below given educational qualification in order to be eligible for the UGC NET exam. Read them thoroughly before applying for the same:

  • Candidates should secure at least 55% marks in master’s degree exam candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Other Backward Class (OBC)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Transgender category is given relaxation of 5%.
  • Candidates should have a post-graduation degree from a UGC-recognized college or university in relevant streams such as Electronic Science, Humanities, Computer Science & Applications, Social Science etc.
  • Candidates appearing or waiting for their final year results (master’s degree) are also eligible to apply online for UGC NET. However, such candidates will be accepted provisionally and will be considered eligible only when they pass their master’s exam with the required percentage. “Such candidates need to complete their PG degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified”, notifies the Official website.
  • Those who hold PhD degree whose master’s exams completed on September 19, 1991, are eligible for a relaxation of five percent marks in the aggregate i.e. only 50 percent marks will be required for such candidates.
  • Candidates who have qualified as CA or CS or ICWA can appear for the UGC NET exam.
  • SC students are applicable for National Fellowship based on the merit of each UGC-NET-JRF or CSIR-NET-JRF examination.


A candidate should be an Indian national to be eligible for UGC NET Recruitment. He should have any of the following document to prove his nationality:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Pan Card
  4. School Leaving Certificate

UGC NET Forensic Science Admit Card

The candidates must go through the below mentioned steps to download the UGC NET Admit Card.

Step 1: Click the direct link above to download the UGC NET Admit Card 2022.

Step 2: Candidates are required to enter their Login ID, date of birth, and security pin correctly.

Step 3: Click on the login button provided.

Step 4: Your UGC NET Admit Card will appear on your screen.

Step 5: Alternatively, you can also visit the UGC NET Official Website.

Step 6: The homepage of UGC NET will appear.

Step 7: Click the link “Download UGC NET Admit Card 2022.”

Step 8: Repeat the steps above mentioned downloading the admit card.

Step 9: Download it and take a print out of your admit card.

Step 10: Keep it safe for future reference.

UGC NET Forensic Science Syllabus

UGC NET Paper-I Syllabus

The UGC NET exam paper shall consist of two sessions Paper-I and Paper-II. The paper-I of UGC NET shall be a general paper based on teaching and aptitude regarding research. It shall consist of 50 Objective Type questions. The paper 2 of UGC NET shall comprise of specialization or any particular subject selected by the candidate. It shall also consist of 100 questions of objective type. There shall be a total of 84 specialization subjects for the UGC NET paper 2.

UGC NET Paper-I ( A General Paper on the Teaching & Research Aptitude) is actually quite common but mandatory for all aspirants. Go through the complete UGC NET Paper-I Syllabus 2022 as mentioned below:

Paper-I Unit wise Subjects

Paper-I Topics Given

Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, objectives, levels of teaching (memory, understanding & reflective), characteristics along with basic requirements
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent & adult learners (academic, social, emotional & cognitive), individual differences
  • Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment as well as Institution
  • Methods of teaching in universities of higher learning: Teacher centered against. learner-centred methods; offline against online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
  • Teaching support system: Traditional, modern as well as ICT based
  • Evaluation systems: Elements & types of evaluation, evaluation in Choice Based Credit System as in higher education, computer-based testing, innovations which take place in evaluation systems

Unit-II: In case of Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, & characteristics, positivism as well as a post-positivist approach to research
  • Methods of research: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Steps for conducting a research
  • Thesis & article writing: Format as well as styles of referencing
  • Application of ICT in the research field
  • Ethical research

Unit-III: Comprehension

  • A passage of text shall be given. Questions shall be asked from the passage from where it is to be answered

Unit-IV: Communication

  • Communication: Meaning, types & characteristics of communication
  • Effective communication: Verbal & non-verbal, inter-cultural & group communications, classroom communication
  • Barriers in case of effective communication
  • Mass-media & society

Unit-V: Mathematical Reasoning & Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning
  • Number series, letter series, codes & relationships
  • Mathematical aptitude (fraction, time and distance, ratio, proportion & percentage, profit & loss, interest & discounting, averages, etc.)

Unit-VI: Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: Argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, mood & figure, formal with informal fallacies, uses of language, connotations as well as denotations of terms, the classical square of opposition
  • Evaluating & distinguishing deductive & inductive reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Venn diagram: Simple & multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) & Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)
  • Structure with kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasa (fallacies of inference)

Unit-VII: Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition & classification of data
  • Quantitative & qualitative data
  • Graphical representation (bar-chart, histograms, pie-chart, table-chart & line-chart) along with mapping of the required data
  • Data interpretation
  • Data & governance

Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations & terminology
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio & Video-conferencing
  • Digital initiatives in terms of higher education
  • ICT & Governance

Unit-IX: People, Development and Environment

  • Development & environment: Millennium development with Sustainable development goals
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities & their impacts on the environment
  • Environmental issues: Local, regional & global; air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), climate change & its socio-economic and political dimensions
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health
  • Natural & energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear & Forests
  • Natural hazards & disasters: Mitigation strategies
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance

Unit-X: Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning & education in ancient India
  • Evolution of higher learning & research in post-independence India
  • Oriental, conventional & non-conventional learning programs in India
  • Professional, technical along with skill-based education.
  • Value education & environmental education
  • Policies, governance, as well as administration

Paper-II Syllabus

The detailed syllabus is given below.

Unit – I

  • Forensic Science: Definition, History & Development, Scope, Ethics in Forensic Science
  • Physical Evidence: Nature, Types, Search methods, Collection, Preservation, Packing & Forwarding of Physical & Trace evidence for forensic analyses, Chain of Custody
  • Crime Scene: Nature, Types, Preservation of Scene of Crime
  • Criminal Investigations: Unnatural deaths, Criminal assaults, Sexual offenses, Poisoning, Vehicular accidents
  • Courts: Types, powers, and jurisdiction, Admissibility of evidence in Courts, Definition of Experts, Provisions in Cr. P.C.,1973 & Indian Evidence Act relating to experts & their reports; Court Procedures about Expert Testimony & Witness 
  • Organization of Forensic Science Laboratories of Centre and State, NCRB, and NICFS Fundamental Rights: Right of Equality (Articles 14 to 18) and Right of Freedom (Articles 19 to 22) as per the Constitution of India
  • Criminal Profiling: Profile of victim and culprit, its role in crime the investigation, Lie detection (Polygraphy), Narco analysis, Brain mapping, scope, and limitations 
  • Concept of quality control management in Forensic institutions

Unit – II
  • Microscopy: Polarizing, Comparison, Stereoscopic, Fluorescent, and Electron Microscopes
  • Spectrophotometry: UV, Visible, IR, Raman, Atomic absorption, Emission Neutron Activation Analysis X – rays and x-ray-based techniques such as XRD, XRF Mass Spectroscopy
  • Chromatographic Techniques: TLC, GLC, HPLC,HPTLC
  • Hyphenated Techniques: GC-MS, LC-MS, IR-MS, and ICP-MS
  • Electrophoresis: High and Low voltage electrophoresis, Immunoelectrophoresis Immunoassays: Principle, Types, Techniques, and applications

Unit – III
  • Detection and Identification of Bloodstains
  • Determination of Species of Origin
  • Blood Group Systems
  • Techniques of Determination of Blood groups of Blood Stains
  • Detection of Seminal and other body fluids and their Blood
  • Grouping, Red cells Enzymes, Serum Proteins of forensic significance
  • Disputed Paternity & Maternity
  • DNA: Structure, DNA as a genetic marker, DNA Extraction and Profiling Techniques
  • DNA Phenotyping and RNA Profiling & their applications
  • Wildlife Forensics: Wildlife (Protection) Act,1972, Scope, Evidence and Identification

Unit – IV
  • Analysis of Ethyl alcohol in beverages, liquors, biological fluids, and breath
  • Analysis of Methanol and Denaturants
  • Illicit liquors
  • Analysis of Chemicals in Trap Cases
  • Metabolism and Chemical examination of Insecticides & Pesticides, Tranquillizers & Sedatives, Hypnotics
  • Stimulants, Narcotics, Opiates, Drugs of abuse; Analyses of above
  • and their Toxicity
  • Plant poisons
  • Metallic Poisons
  • Extraction, Isolation & Clean-up procedures, Identification of common poisons from viscera, tissues, and body fluids

Unit – V
  • Firearms: Types, Classification, Ammunition, and their Compositions
  • Forensic examination of Firearms, Ammunition, Firearms projectiles (Bullets, Shots, Slug, etc.), Shell case
  • Gunshot residues analysis
  • Concept of Velocity, Penetration, Dispersion, Ricochet, Accidental Discharge, Determination of Range in firearm cases
  • Examination of Country made firearms
  • Basics of Internal, External, and Terminal Ballistics
  • Tool marks: Meaning, Types, and Examination
  • Restoration of Erased Markings on Metal Surfaces

Unit – VI
  • Fire and Arson: Analyses of Petroleum Products and other incendiary materials
  • Explosives: Definition, Types, and Analyses
  • Bombs: Country-made bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices ( IEDs ), and their examination
  • Investigation in Explosion and Arson related cases
  • Photography: Types, application in criminal investigation & Forensic evidence examination

Unit – VII​
  • Hair & Fibers: Nature, Types, Structure, and Examination
  • Pollens and Diatoms: Their application in Forensic investigation
  • Dust & Soil: Nature, Types, Forensic Examination
  • Paint, Lacquer & Varnishes: Nature, composition, and forensic examination
  • Glass: Composition, Types, Fractures, Examination 
  • Cement, Mortar, and Concrete: General Composition, Forensic Analysis
  • Computer Forensics: Introduction, Types of Computer crimes, Digital evidence- Seizure, Acquisition, and Forensic examination
  • Mobile Phone Forensics

Unit – VIII
  • Fingerprints: History, Characteristics, Types, Classification, Preservation, Development, Lifting and Comparison, Examination of Chance Prints, Computerization of Fingerprints, AFIS
  • Track Marks: Foot Prints, Shoe Prints, Tire Marks, Their Preservation & Casting, Comparison, Skid marks. Gait pattern
  • Biometric Systems of Identification and their relevance
  • Voice Analysis: Introduction, Significance, Structure of Human Voice apparatus, Voice spectrography, Voice analysis, Legal aspects, and limitations

Unit – IX
  • Documents: Definition, Types, Preliminary examination of documents
  • Reproduction of documents through photographic and mechanical means and their examination
  • Examination of Alterations such as Erasures, Obliterations & Additions
  • Indentations, Secret writings, and Charred documents
  • Inks, Papers, and their scientific examinations with modern methods 
  • Age of documents
  • Examination of Typescripts, Printed matter including currency notes and lottery tickets. Mechanical impressions
  • Hand writings: Class and Individual characteristics of Handwritings, Factors affecting handwritings, Standard samples for comparison, Comparison of hand-written texts
  • Anonymous and disguised writings
  • Identification of handwriting, signatures, detection of forged signatures and forgeries
  • Examination of Credit Cards and Similar materials

Unit –X
  • Modes & Manner of deaths, Sexual offences, and their medicolegal importance, Amendments in law related to sexual offenses
  • Post – mortem examination and Post – mortem changes, Estimation of time since death
  • Injuries & Wounds: Types, Medicolegal importance, Gunshot wounds
  • Determination of Species of Origin, Sex, Age, Stature, and individual identification through skeletal remains
  • Identification through Skull superimposition and facial reconstruction
  • Human dentition, Type of teeth, determination of Age, Bite marks
  • Forensic Entomology: Introduction, Insects of forensic importance, Insects on Carrion, Forensic applications

UGC NET Forensic Science Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for Paper I (Expected)

Paper I of UGC NET will be generic and it will test the teaching aptitude and reasoning ability of the teachers.


Number of questions

Maximum marks

Teaching Aptitude



Research Aptitude



Reading Comprehension






Reasoning (including Maths)



Logical Reasoning



Data Interpretation



Information & Communication Technology (ICT)



People & Environment



Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration






  • The questions will be objective type.
  • Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • Paper I will be for a duration of 1 hour.
  • No negative marking for wrong answers in Paper I.

Exam Pattern for Paper II

Paper II - It is important to know the UGC NET Forensic Science exam pattern before starting the exam preparation. Paper - I will be common for everybody and Paper II will be subject-specific. The UGC Forensic Science Exam will consist of 150 questions and has a duration of 3 hours. Each question carries 2 points so the test will be worth 300 points. Read below for the Forensic Science Exam Pattern.

Exam Highlights


Test Duration

180 minutes

Total Questions


Marks per question


Total Marks


Negative Marking


UGC NET Forensic Science How to Apply

The candidates will have to apply for the exam on the official website of NTA. The steps to be followed to apply online for the UGC NET Exam have been given below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC.

Step 2: UGC NET Application Form will be showcased on the screen. 

Step 3: Fill in all the required details ( personal and educational details) in the UGC application form carefully without any mistakes.

Step 4: Candidates can then proceed to upload the scanned photograph

Step 5: After the photograph has been attached a message consisting of the application number will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: After that, the required fee must be paid

Step 7: Once the payment is done, you can take the printout of the Application form 2023 for future reference.

Note - Candidates are also requested to download and install the SANDES application as a secondary channel to receive time-to-time notifications from NTA.

Application Fees

It is really important to know about the UGC NET application fee which all candidates are required to pay for registering themselves for the examination. The detailed application fee for different categories is shown below in table-


Application Fees

UR (General category)

INR 1150

General-EWS/OBC-NCL INR 600

SC/ ST/ PWD and Third Gender

INR 325

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) UGC NET Forensic Science Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of UGC NET Forensic Science Exam?
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