UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2022 (Available), Age Limit, Qualification – Check Category wise Cut Off Here

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The UGC NET is the national level entrance examination and this is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates will be able to apply for an examination on the basis of their eligibility criteria.

Students can fill the application form online mode by visiting the official website.

In this article, the details of UGC NET has mentioned in which includes UGC NET Eligibility Criteria.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should have check their eligibility criteria before filling the application form and on the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA), the eligibility criteria details will be available. The eligibility criteria will include minimum educational qualification, number of attempts, age limit, etc. As per the eligibility criteria, applicants will get admission.

Academic Qualification

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There are the minimum academic qualification has provided below

  • Applicants must have at least 55% marks in master’s degree or equivalent examination from UGC recognized universities/colleges.
  • 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 the category. Candidates will have to complete their master’s degree within 2 years of the declaration of the UGC NET result.
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. degree whose master’s exam was completed by 19th September 1991 will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
  • Students are suggested to apply for the NET Exam for the subject they have completed their graduation. If the subject is not available choose a subject similar to it.

Age Limit

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

Assistant Professor:

  • There is no age limit set for applying for the Assistant professor.
  • Candidates will be eligible for the post assistant professor if they successfully qualify NET/SLET/SET exam.
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in accordance with 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.
  • Candidates, who have cleared State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET.

Junior Research Fellowship:

  • The age of the applicants should not be more than 28 years as of 1 January 2019.
  • 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 the production of a certificate from an appropriate authority.
  • Candidates having an L.L.M degree will be eligible for 3 year age relaxation.

UGC NET Application Form

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Those applicants are interested and eligible candidates can fill the application form through online mode and it will be started in the month of December. The applicants should have to upload the required documents in the application form and they have to pay the application fee.

If you have any other queries about UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2022, you can write your queries in the comment box given below.

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  1. Sucheta nigam says:

    Can we do net exam from interior designing background

  2. Parnoor kaur says:

    I have completed my graduation m pursuing mcom 1st year …whether i m eligible for ugc net or not…

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