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This study is an effort to bring out an overview of “UGC’s National Eligibility Test (NET) for Assistant Professorship and awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)” which is being held twice a year. The attempt has been made to discuss briefly the nature and new pattern of this exam and further, the analysis has been made in terms of the latest trends being focused in LIS subject with reference to qualifying of this NET exam. The study has been restricted to December 2018 to June 2020 since NTA has taken over conducting this exam from Dec 2018 and introduced a fresh and new pattern. It is tried to analyze mainly the content and recent trends being focused on by the paper setting board of UGC elaborately for awarding this qualification for the LIS candidates. The study is oriented to provide the precise overview of the latest pattern and the areas to be concentrated on to qualify this exam considering the style of exam and difficulty levels of the LIS paper rather. In addition to that, efforts have been made to convey the key observations and necessary suggestions.