UGC NET Exam

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test Exam

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

UGC NET December 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate who has secured at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for to apply for this Test.

The OBC belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for the award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR an equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ST/PwD category candidates).

Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories.

The PhD degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by September 19, 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.

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only and who Master's degree subject has to be covered in the list of NET Subjects.

Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or Foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the Foreign University are eligible to apply.

Age Limit:

1. For Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Not more than 30 years as on December 1, 2018, (Age relaxation up to 5 years to candidates belonging OBC/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender).


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