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UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria and Qualifications

Filed in Exam by on April 16, 2021

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UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria must be checked by the candidates before applying for the exam. Candidates who are interested in appearing for the UGC NET exam should check the eligibility criteria before applying for an application form.

In this article, we have mentioned the complete UGC NET 2021 eligibility criteria.

ugc-net-2021UGC NET written exam is the first step that a candidate needs to take for becoming a lecturer or to conduct research work for a renowned organization.

 UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NTA-National Testing Agency will release the UGC NET 2021 eligibility criteria. Through eligibility criteria candidates will be aware of the minimum educational qualification, the number of attempts, age limit, etc. required to apply for UGC NET.

Candidates will be required to go through the entire eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Below are the detailed description regarding UGC NET 2021 eligibility criteria.

Academic Qualification:

Following is the minimum academic qualification required to appear for the UGC NET exam.

  • Candidate must secure at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in master’s degree or equivalent examination from UGC recognized universities/colleges in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science, etc.
  • 50% marks required for candidates belonging to OBC non-creamy layer/SC/ST/ PWD category.
  • Transgender candidates will also be eligible to have qualifying criteria similar to SC / ST / PWD categories.
  • Candidates pursuing a master’s degree or have appeared for the final exam and waiting for their result can also apply. Such candidates will be provisionally admitted and will be eligible for JRF. To be eligible for assistance professor they will have to qualify for a master’s degree with the required percentage according to category. Candidates will have to complete their master’s degree within 2 years of the declaration of the UGC NET result.
  • Those, with a Ph.D. degree whose master’s exam was completed by 19th September 1992 will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
  • Candidates are advised to appear for the NET Exam for the subject they have completed their graduation. If the subject is not available choose a subject similar to it.
  • Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Age Limit:

Following is the minimum age limit required to apply for an assistant professor & junior research fellowship.

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Assistant Professor:

  • There is no age limit set for applying for an Assistant professor.
  • Candidates will be eligible for the post assistant professor if they successfully qualify for the NET/SLET/SET exam.
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. degree under University Grants Commission will be exempted from the requirement of; the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
  • Those who have cleared State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held before 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET.

Junior Research Fellowship:

  • The candidate should not be more than 30 years of age as of 1 December 2021.
  • There will be an age relaxation of up to 5 years for candidates belonging to; SC/ST, OBC- NCL, and PWD category and also for women candidates.
  • Candidates with research experience limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years on production of a certificate from an appropriate authority.
  • Candidates having an L.L.M degree will be eligible for 3 year age relaxation.

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