Welcome to Raaj Academy

"Only Academy for UGC-NET/SET Exams in India run by 14 times (Till January 2017) NET and Twice SET Passed Trainer"

Raaj Academy, Institute for UGC-NET, SET,PG-TRB, CSAT, Spoken English and Placement Training, the best academy for NET/ SET Exam in Tamil Nadu, was started in the year 2014 to train teachers and students and make them eligible for the Post of Assistant Professors in Government Colleges, UPSC posts in various government and aided colleges and in the Universities.

The institution is run by James Raaj, who has passed NET Exam 14 times (Till January 2017) and SET twice in the year 2000, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He has vast teaching experience of more than 15 years in reputed colleges. As a Trainer, he will be coaching, clearing doubts, conducting tests, giving writing practice, giving periodic counseling and individual attention to each and every NET aspirant.

In addition to UGC –NET/SET coaching Raaj Academy offers Spoken English, Business English, coaching for PG-TRB Exam, CSAT and Placement Training Programme.

The Salient features of Raaj Academy are:

  • Tamil Nadu's first Academy for UGC-NET and SET Examination.
  • Our Trainer and Director himself has cleared not once but 14 times (Till January 2017) NET and twice SET Exam.
  • Complete coverage of British Literature, Literary Theory & Criticism and Paper I.
  • Six Optional Papers (European Classics in Translations, American Literature, Post-Colonial Literature, Rhetoric and Prosody, Indian Writing in English & ELT) are provided for self-study with regular online tests and guidance.
  • Our Director teaches 90% syllabus of Literature and 20% of Paper 1
  • Guest lectures by serving Hod's, Professors from reputed Colleges and Universities.
  • NET/SET Passed Faculty for all the subjects.
  • Weekly test on par with UGC- NET/SET questions.
  • Comprehensive and Complete Descriptive Study Materials of more than 2200 pages with previous years question papers.
  • Discussion on all previous years UGC-NET/SET Questions.
  • Coaching on Weekdays and Weekends.
  • Free 150 GB Movies based on Literature for better understating of English Literature.
  • Air Conditioned classrooms.
  • Postal coaching students are guided regularly on a daily basis through weekly tests, tips and techniques, updates on literary topics and relevant information through WhatsApp, SMS, email or phone calls till the completion of the course.

Profile - Prof. James Raaj

Prof. James Raaj, MA, M.Phil, NET, SET (PhD) did his graduation in the year 1997 from Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya, Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Post Graduation in 1999 from Pondicherry University, Pondicherry in English Literature and M.Phil in 2001 from Madras Christian College, Chennai. At present he is perusing his doctorate at SRM University.

He passed his NET Exam in the year 2000 and subsequently in the years 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has vast teaching experience of more than 15 years in reputed institutions like Loyola College, St. Josephs College, SRM University, Agni College of Technology, Chennai. At present, he is working as Assistant Professor and Head, Department of English, Faculty of Science and Humanities, Vadapalani Campus, SRM University, Chennai. He has written a book Technical English –I for the Engineering students of affiliated colleges of Anna University, Chennai and edited a book Essentials of Humanities for the students of St. Josephs College, Trichy.

Raaj Academy, an exclusive Institute for NET/SET/JRF, PG- TRB Exams and English Language Skills, was started in the year 2014 to train teachers and students, to make them eligible for the post of Assistant Professors in colleges and universities.32 students of Raaj Academy passed NET exam in English last year under his guidance. Last year alone 18 students have passed SET/NET Exams from Raaj Academy. It is Tamilnadu first Academy for NET and SET Exam exclusively for NET/SET Exams run by 14 times (Till January 2017) NET/ SET passed trainer. In addition to English, coaching for Commerce, Management Studies and Computer Science subjects are also conducted at the academy .He has passed NET Exam in both in descriptive and objective pattern. He has been coaching for Civil Service examinations and TNPSC Examinations since 2008. He has also conducted workshops and delivered lectures on Communication Skills, Literary Theories, NET/SET Exams and Civil Services Exams for students and faculty members of many colleges such as Loyola College, Ethiraj College, Vels University, Nazareth College of Arts and Science, Dharam Hinduja Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi etc.

James Raaj
Director & Trainer
Raaj Academy
(Institute for NET, SET, PG-TRB & English Language Skills)
12th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600 040
Contact: 95148 02998/ 98403 34717

TN - SET, 2017

NET - JAN, 2017


NET - JULY, 2016

SET - FEB, 2016

NET - DEC, 2015

NET - JUNE, 2015

SET - OCT, 2012

NET - JUNE, 2014

NET - JUNE, 2013

NET - JUNE, 2012

NET - DEC, 2012

NET - DEC, 2000



Faculty Members

  • T.Kumar, M.E

    Mr. T. Kumar, an energetic and passionate quantitative aptitude trainer, with more than 5 years of real time coaching and training experience in competitive exams and engineering placement. He has a rich experience as a Trainer and facilitator and a content developer for competitive exams. At present, he is working as an Assistant Professor in RMK College of Engineering & Technology, Chennai. He has also been a aptitude trainer for SRM group of institution, T.I.M.E and in various IAS Academies. Mr. T. Kumar, who has been coaching UGC-NET aspirants for many years, teaches Data Interpretation, Reasoning and Logical Reasoning of Paper I for students of Raaj Academy.

  • Mr.Joseph

    The popular saying in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie is, “Every IAS batch in the past 15 years had atleast few IAS officers who had been students of Joseph”. He appeared in UPSC interview 3 times and later joined as a Professor in Loyola College. He is also the Founder and Director of the popular Josh Academy in Chennai which had produced several successful IAS officers. Mr. Joseph has extensive experience in teaching profession. He is a subject matter expert in the area of research and consulting and teaches Research Methodology for the students of Raaj Academy.

  • Mr.Vijay P S

    Mr. Vijay. P S has multidisciplinary training experience in Civil Services training, Career development programme, Technical training, Group discussion, Interview skills/Personality test, Psychometric testing etc. He has trained many civil service aspirants in various UGC funded Universities and colleges. He is a post graduate in psychology & trains Environmental issues from paper I to the students of Raaj Academy.


I express my sincere gratitude for the guidance, advice and support given by my trainer Mr. James Raaj. While preparing for NET exam people tend to waste their precious time in collecting notes and other unwanted things. Mr. James Raaj identified this problem and provided the students with prompt material and strategies to clear NET exam. Throughout the sessions I had great learning experience. And I also take this opportunity to express my thanks to G. K. Leaders.

V. Pandilakshmi

Hello sir,

This is Hima. I had attended your coaching class for UGC Net April-June 2014 batch. Hope you remember me. I am happy to inform you that I have cleared net (Dec 2014) and I am qualified to be Assistant Professor. I want to thank you because your classes have made it easy for me to achieve this. I lost your contact number. That's why I'm informing you through mail. Hope you are fine sir.

Thanks & Regards


I am thankful to you and to your institution for helping me to clear UGC-NET June 2015 exam through your study materials and guidance. The detailed notes and analysis of each work helped me a lot to learn for the exam. Through these simple, clear and highly informative materials, I could learn more about literature. Even though I couldn't attend any of your classes; the study materials helped me for clearing the exam. The class tests and the materials for Paper-1 were good and very useful for me. I am also thankful for your continuous motivation sir. Thank you so much.

June 2015-NET


Frequently Asked Questions on UGC-NET/SET Exam

1.What is UGC-CBSE-NET Exam?

Ans: On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.

2.What is the scope of the exam?

Ans: This exam is the first step to take towards a career in the field of lectureship and prospects in research. All candidates of Indian nationality, who qualify the NET, become eligible to apply for lectureship in all Indian institutes/colleges/universities and can do PhD if they qualify for JRF.

3.Am I eligible for the exam?

Ans: The candidates should have a Master's degree or its equivalent from a recognised university or institute. The candidates should have a minimum score of 55 percent in their qualifying degree (50 percent for those under the reserved categories). Those candidates who have appeared for their final exams and are awaiting their results and those who are yet to take their exams are also eligible to apply.

4.Could you please tell me about the exam pattern?

Ans: The test is conducted in three phases (one paper in each phase) comprise of mainly objective type questions in three distinct sessions. The first session will be for Paper I (General Paper) which has 60 questions out of which 50 are to be attempted; the allotted time is 75 minutes. Second and third Session will be for Paper II and Paper III (Maters Degree Subject) will include 50 questions (all compulsory) and 75 questions (all compulsory) respectively. The allotted time is 75, 75 and 150 minutes respectively

5.How much should I score to pass Lectureship and JRF?

Ans: To pass Lectureship exam one should get at least 185 marks out of 350 (including all 3 papers) and for JRF 195 and above.

6.Is the NET Certification valid forever?

Ans: Yes, it is valid for ever.

7.How different and difficult is SET from UGC- NET Exam?

Ans: There is no difference as far as syllabus is concerned however SET is comparatively easier than NET.

8.I have scored less than 55 percentages in MA/M.Sc Degree. Am I eligible to write NET Exam?

Ans: Technically, You are eligible to write NET Exam but as far as appointment as assistant professor is concerned, one should have minimum 55% in PG Degree.

9.I have completed UG and PG Degree in Distance/Correspondence Mode. Am I eligible to write the exam?

Ans: Yes.

10.How to join Raaj Academy for regular and postal coaching?

Ans: To Join Raaj Academy's regular classroom coaching programme kindly call 98403 34717/95148 02998 or visit our academy between 10am to 7 pm and to join Postal coaching kindly visit the postal coaching page, download the registration form and call 9840334717 to know the procedure of paying fee.

11.Tell me about Raaj Academy’s UGC -NET Programmes?

Ans: At present we offer coaching for UGC-NET/SET for the subjects English, Commerce and Management.

12.What the duration of the regular classroom course and crash course?

Ans: 150 and 75 hours respectively.

13.Does Raaj Academy provide complete notes on UGC-NET/SET Course?

Ans: Yes, we provide complete course materials including 6 optional papers.

14.Do you teach Paper 1 and other Subjects?

Ans: Yes, we have exclusive paper 1 course open for the students of all the subjects.

15.What are the other courses you offer?

Ans: We offer Spoken English, PG-TRB, CSAT and placement training courses.

16.How many hours should I study to crack NET exam?

Ans: 3 to 4 hours regular preparation is enough to crack the exam.

17.Can I pay fee in installments?

Ans: Yes, you can pay in 2 installments.

18.Is there any short cut to crack NET /SET exam?

Ans: No, there is no short cut to crack this exam except mastering subject, doing smart work and Intelligent Guess Work.

19.What is the most important quality one needs to crack NET Exam?

Ans: Self confidence and Smart Work.

20.Should I refer any other books other than Raaj Academy’s books?

Ans: No, We provide complete notes, so our notes are enough to pass the exam