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UGC NET Eligibility, Academic Qualification and Reservations

Updated On - February 27th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

UGC NET Eligibility: NTA has laid out a defined and detailed eligibility criteria for UGC NET Exam. With the introduction of National Testing Agency or NTA as the new regulating body of the national level exam, no changes have been introduced in the eligibility standards. The following article informs the educational qualification, number of attempts, age limit and other such details in order to register for the national level exam.

Latest: The next session of NET exam is scheduled from June 20 – 28 in CBT mode. As per the official notification, NTA has made few modifications in the syllabus for the exam. Check updated UGC NET Syllabus

Basic eligibility stats that the Bachelor Degree holders with a minimum of 55% marks can register for the exam. Registration window will become functional from March 1. Visit the official portal i.e. ntanet.nic.in to apply for the examination. Apply now!

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria #Facts

  • He/ she must not be more than 28 years as on January 1, 2019 for applying for Junior Research Fellowship.
  • A relaxation of up to 5 years is provided for candidates belonging to reserved categories
  • Ph.D. degree holders will be given relaxation of 5% aggregate marks if they have completed a master’s degree before September 19, 1992 for appearing in NTA UGC NET.

UGC NET 2019 Eligibility: Academic Qualification 

For candidates who wish to appear for NET 2019 conducted by UGC, they must clear all the defined standards. Given below is the eligibility criteria to appear for NTA UGC NET 2019:

  • Candidate must have scored at least 55% aggregate marks (50% for SC/ST, OBC- NCL, PwD) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from university recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. to be eligible for UGC NET 2019.
  • Candidates who are presently in the final year of their Master’s program or those who are waiting for their final year results can appear for UGC NET 2019 test.
  • Such candidates will be admitted provisionally and will be considered eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship or eligible for Assistant professor post, only after they secure at least 55% aggregate marks (50% for OBC (Non- creamy layer)/SC/ST/PwD category) in Master’s Program.
  • Ph.D. degree holders will be eligible to appear for NET examination if they had completed their Master’s Degree by September 19, 1991. Such candidates will be given relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
  • It is advisable for candidates to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. If your post- graduate subject is not on the list, you can opt for related subject.
  • Candidates must not send any certificates or documents along with the application form to NTA.
  • If candidate is found to be ineligible, their candidature will stand cancel in such event. Such candidate will be liable for legal action.
  • 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 subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject.

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NTA UGC NET 2019 Age Limit and Relaxation

UGC NET 2019 Age Limit and Relaxation for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor are given below:

Junior Research Fellowship

  • A candidate must not be more than 28 years as on January 1, 2019.
  • There will be relaxation of up to 5 years for candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST, OBC- NCL, and PwD) and also to women applicants.
  • 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 appropriate authority, will be given relaxation.
  • Three years’ relaxation in age will be permissible to candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree.

Assistant Professor

  • No upper age limit has been decided by UGC for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

  • A candidate will be eligible for the post of Assistant Professor in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions, if they successfully clear NET/SLET/SET exam.
  • Candidates who have been awarded a PhD Degree by UGC according to the minimum standards and procedure for the award will be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SELT/SET for appointment as Assistant Professor in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
  • Candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 will also be exempted from appearing in NTA UGC NET 2019.
  • Candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor prior to June 1, 2002, will be exempted from appearing in NET.

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NTA UGC NET Eligibility: Category-Wise

For General Category 

Following is the General category eligibility who fulfill the UGC NET exam:

  • 55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree.
  • The candidates applying for the Junior Research Fellowship must be equal to 28 years.
  • There will be no upper age limit for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor.
  • The age relaxation is also provisioned for the candidates with experience of research (provided they have to obtain a certificate of the same to get the relaxation).
  • The categorical relaxation in age will be allowed on the ground of producing a relevant certificate.
  • The candidates will not get any age relaxation of more than 5 years either through one or multiple clauses.
  • The certificates which will be considered as the proof of age are 10th standard marksheet or passing certificate and DOB certificate.

For ST/SC/OBC/ PWD Category

Following is the ST/SC/OBC/ PWD category eligibility:

  • 50% aggregate in the Master’s Degree.
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level exam has completed by September 19, 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks i.e. from 55% to 50% for appearing in NET.
  • A final year student of Master’s Degree or passed out student whose result is still awaited is also eligible for UGC NET Exam.
  • However, such students will only be considered for the admission for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor when they have passed their Master’s Degree with required percentage criteria.

UGC NET Eligibility FAQs

Ques. What is the minimum eligibility criteria or qualification for appearing in UGC NET 2019?
Ans: Candidates who are pursuing their master‟s degree or equivalent courses or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying master‟s degree (Final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examination have been delayed can appear in the UGC NET Dec 2019 Examination.

Ques. What is the minimum qualification for appearing in UGC NET Dec 2019 for candidates of unreserved category?
Ans: Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master‟s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this exam.

Ques. What is the minimum qualification for appearing in the National Eligibility Test for candidates of reserved category/ physically handicapped category/ PWD candidates?
Ans: The Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to noncreamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ persons with disability(PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master‟s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test. 

Ques. Those candidates who have completed their Graduation but waiting for their final Year result. Can they eligible for NET December 2019? 
Ans: Yes, Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying exam have been delayed may also eligible for this test. 

Ques. Candidates who have done a Master's degree. Can they eligible for UGC NET November 2019 in any subject? 
Ans: No, Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. 


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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32 Comments
Arpit jangid

Will Graduates from private university be able for JRF (ICAR)?

08 Apr, 2019 14:43
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Arpit, yes, students from private universities are also eligible for JRF.

08 Apr, 2019 15:26
Ritesa Chaudhuri

I am in my final semester of Msc in biochemistry. Am I eligible for UGC NET Environmental Science?

30 Mar, 2019 13:21
Ritu Dahiya

Hi. M appearing in 2nd semester of m.ed after b.ed. I have done any masters degree. M I eligible for this exam and when can I give this exam??

22 Mar, 2019 12:56
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ritu, yes, you are eligible for the exam.

22 Mar, 2019 13:10
Swathi Durga

Hello sir, I completed P.G with CGPA 6.0 points (Grade-B (50-59%)) from GITAM Deemed University. Am I eligible for NET Exam?

18 Mar, 2019 15:05
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Swathi, no, you are not eligible as candidate must score 60% in masters degree for applying in this exam.

18 Mar, 2019 16:32
Kuriakose Vt

Is there any relaxation of mark in net exam for economic backward class

16 Mar, 2019 09:40
Monika Content

Hello Kuriakose, The eligibility for the course Candidates should have a minimum of 55% in their PG or an equivalent from any recognized university and UGC NET offers an exemption to candidates from the Other Backward Classes (OBC)/ ST/SC categories for up to 50%.

16 Mar, 2019 11:34
Ali saeed Bashammakh

I have passed m.a.in arabic april 2009 in first division my gape after passed m.a. 10 years my age is 46 years what i able in set exam 2019?

25 Feb, 2019 18:30
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ali, kindly go through the article above to know if you are eligible or not.

25 Feb, 2019 18:42
GANESH KUMAR YADAV

Sir, may I eligible for net 2019 exam as I belongs to OBC

11 Feb, 2019 19:35
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Ganesh, You may please check the eligibility criteria given above.

13 Feb, 2019 12:27
Raksha Deshpande

Hiiii...sir plz help muje ye exam dena but just because of my mark is so poor

07 Feb, 2019 14:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Raksha, kindly tally your marks with the eligibility criteria and find if you are eligible or not.

07 Feb, 2019 18:36
ayushi kanwar

Hi.. I completed my pg in EAFM. Shall I give net in economics???

07 Feb, 2019 12:23
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ayushi, kindly visit the official website for the desired information.

07 Feb, 2019 12:29
rechu r

SIR,IAM AN MBA FINANCE (MG UNIVERSITY OFF CAMBUS ) HOLDER.LET ME KNOW WHETHER IAM ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR NEXT NET EXAM.WHICH ALL SUBJECTS I CAN APPLY

04 Feb, 2019 12:50
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rechu, yes, you are eligible to apply in the exam. Regarding the subjects, please visit the official website of UGC NET.

04 Feb, 2019 13:03

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