UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age, Qualification, Marks, Reservation
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - National Testing Agency released the UGC NET 2020 eligibility criteria in the official notification on March 16. The educational qualification and age limit are included in the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2020. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can apply for UGC NET from March 16 to June 30 on the official website. As per the UGC NET eligibility criteria 2020, the maximum age limit for JRF is 30 years while there is no age limit for the post of assistant professor. Candidates must check the UGC NET 2020 eligibility criteria before filling the online application form. For more details, candidates can check UGC NET eligibility criteria 2020 from below.
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UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2020 before filling the online application form. UGC NET eligibility criteria 2020 comprises of age limit and educational qualification. UGC NET 2020 exam has been postponed. New date for the exam will be announced soon. The exam is conducted twice every year to determine the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professors and awarding Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF).Check below the age limit to apply for UGC NET 2020.
UGC NET Age Limit 2020
Junior Research Fellow
No age limit
UGC NET Age Relaxation 2020
As per the UGC NET exam 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates belonging to the reserved category will also get the age relaxation as per the official notification. To check UGC NET age relaxation candidates can check the table given below.
Age Relaxation For UGC NET
Candidates pursuing L.L.M degree
SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Female/Transgender
Research candidates (only on producing the certificate issued by appropriate authority)
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Educational Qualification
Open category/Unreserved category candidates need to have secured a minimum of 55% marks in Masters or equivalent.
OBC/ST/SC/PWD/Transgender candidates should have scored at least 50% marks in Masters or equivalent exam.
Candidates in their final year of master’s degree can also take the UGC NET 2020 exam, however, such candidates have to complete their degree with required NET qualification marks within 2 years.
As per the eligibility criteria of UGC NET Ph.D. degree holders with their master’s completed by September 19, 1992 can avail relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks. This means that such candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in masters.
Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate by the foreign University/Institute have to ensure that their diploma/degree/certificate is equivalent to master’s degree recognized by Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), NewDelhi (www.aiu.ac.in).
UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Subject Relevance (Masters)
Candidates appearing for UGC NET 2020 must take the test in the relevant subject of their post graduation. As per the NET eligibility criteria 2020, in case of the subject not mentioned in the list, candidates can take the test in the relevant subject of their post graduation.
UGC NET Eligibility For JRF
Candidates appearing for JRF are eligible for assistant professors as well as fellowship programs. If a candidate qualifies for JRF then the candidate is also considered as qualified for Lectureship but in case of qualifying Lectureship does not mean to qualify JRF. Candidates will be considered for UGC NET eligibility for Lectureship only. To check UGC net eligibility PDF candidates can refer to official notification.
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)
NET/SET/SLET is the minimum eligibility condition for the appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions, however, the exemption (from appearing in NET/SET/SLET) will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
Candidates having passed the UGC/CSIR JRF exam before 1990 also need not appear (exempted) in the UGC NET exam.
Candidates having cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) for Assistant Professor conducted before June 1, 2002, also need not appear (exempted) in UGC NET. Such candidates are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. Qualified candidates of SET held from June 1, 2002 onwards are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the state from where the candidates have qualified their SET.
UGC NET Application Form 2020
The National Testing Agency has closed the correction window of the applictaion form on July 20. NTA had opened it on July 6. NTA had released the online application form of UGC NET 2020 on March 16, 2020 along with the official notification. Candidates could fill UGC NET 2020 application form from the official website. Before filling the application form candidates must check the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2020. Candidates first need to register themselves before filling the UGC NET application form 2020. A scanned image of photograph and signature also needed to upload in the application form as per the specifications. As per the UGC NET exam dates 2020, the last date to fill the UGC NET application form has been extended to June 30.
UGC NET 2020 Admit Card
Candidates who fill the application form successfully can download the UGC NET 2020 admit card from the official website. Candidates have to login with the application number/roll number and password/date of birth to download UGC NET admit card 2020. The details mentioned on the admit card of UGC NET are candidate’s name, exam centre, important instructions etc. Candidates need to carry one valid photo ID proof also along with the admit card of UGC NET. For exam preparation candidates must check the UGC NET mock test 2020 to get familiar with the exam pattern.
UGC NET Result 2020
After the conclusion of the exam, candidates can check their UGC NET 2020 result from the official website. The conducting body will first release the UGC NET answer key. Candidates can also raise objections in case of any discrepancy in the answer key. To check UGC NET result candidates need to login with their application number and password/date of birth. Qualified candidates will get NET eligibility certificates. For JRF eligibility certificate remains valid for 3 years from the date of issue while for Assistant professor lectureship, the validity is lifetime.
How To Prepare For UGC NET 2020
Go through the UGC NET exam pattern thoroughly before the start of preparations.
Prepare a timetable for effective time management.
Candidates must prepare from UGC NET best books for better results.
Practice online mock test from the official website.
Read the newspaper daily to prepare general awareness effectively.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age, Qualification, Marks, Reservation
Question: What is the age limit for the UGC NET exam?
The maximum age limit for JRF is 30 years while there is no age limit for the post of assistant professor.
Question: Can a graduate apply for UGC NET?
No graduate candidates are not eligible to apply for the UGC NET exam. Candidates must have a master’s degree from the recognized university.
Question: Is there any age relaxation for reserved category candidates?
As per the eligibility criteria of UGC NET, reserved category candidates will get age relaxation in the UGC NET exam.
Question: Can I take the UGC NET exam in any subject?
No, candidates must take the UGC NET exam in the relevant stream of their masters. However, if the subject is not mentioned in the list then candidates can choose any relevant subject.
Question: Can I get a job after qualifying UGC NET?
No, qualified candidates will get NET eligibility criteria after the declaration of result. Candidates can use NET eligibility certificates to apply for teacher recruitment in various institutes.
Question: What are the topics asked in UGC NET exam paper 1?
As per the UGC NET syllabus the topics asked in paper 1 of UGC NET are Reasoning Ability, Comprehension, Divergent thinking and General awareness.
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Can I be eligible for UGC NET ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE after MSc in Biotechnology?
Yes you are eligible for UGC NET Environmental Science after Msc in Biotechnology.
The educational requirements are listed below
55% aggregate marks (without rounding off) in master’s degree or Equivalent Degree - For General/General EWS Category Candidates
50% aggregate marks (without rounding off) in master’s degree or Equivalent Degree - For ST/SC/OBC/ PWD/ Transgender Candidates.
Age Limit and Relaxation
JRF : Not more than 30 years for open category applicants. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC- Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)/SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants.
Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.
Dear aspirants, I would like to know the proper strategy correspondence or online mode to prepare for UGC NET examination in English . The suggestions are highly required regarding suitable books and suitable coaching institute to join. Shall be highly grateful to you for guiding me on this
If you want to study online for free, you can do that with the help of ample study material on the Internet. You can also get youtube explained videos for free. What I would suggest is that try to get hold of some good coaching materials meanwhile. It will help structure your study plan and you will know exactly what to do and how to do.
If you want to go for coachings, these are some of the prestigious ones:
Elite IIT Institute
GATE-Indian Institute of Tutorials
CGS-Center for Government Services
Global Teachers Academy
Chembiosis Coaching Center
HIRE UGC NET/SET Guidance Center
Amrita Global Education
I want to apply for ugc net in mass communication and journalism in future, but for that should I do mba in media management, mba in media and entertainment or mba in communication management? Also, kindly mention if their is any other mba program that will help me reach my goal.
To attempt UGC NET, you must have qualified any masters /post graduate degree from ugc recognized university and you must have minimum 50% in same as per eligibility criteria. Courses mentioned by you make you eligible for the exam. All the three courses are basically related to communication management, however differ in some aspects such as digital advertising or marketing or management or public relations management. For more information, kindly visit the link given below
I have graduated B.A. without honors. now I am doing Masters from IGNOU. can I apply for UGC NET ?
Yes, you are eligible for the UGC NET exam because to apply for the exam candidates must have masters’ degree from the approved and recognized universities and IGNOU is a UGC approved University as per the latest eligibility criteria which is described as below :-
- Open category/Unreserved category candidates need to have secured a minimum of 55% marks in Masters or equivalent.
- OBC/ST/SC/PWD/Transgender candidates should have scored at least 50% marks in Masters or equivalent exam.
- Candidates in their final year of master’s degree can also take the UGC NET 2020 exam, however, such candidates have to complete their degree with required NET qualification marks within 2 years.
- As per the eligibility criteria of UGC NET Ph.D. degree holders with their master’s completed by September 19, 1992 can avail relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks. This means that such candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in masters.
- Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate by the foreign University/Institute have to ensure that their diploma/degree/certificate is equivalent to master’s degree recognized by Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), NewDelhi.
To apply for JRF your age must not exceed 30 years or if you are from SC/ST/PWD/OBC candidate then you will get 5 years age relaxation but for assistant professor no age criteria is applicable.
For more details refer to the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
Hello, I have passed ugc net and csc set both exm in 2019 by using ews certificate, In west bengal ews certificates validation is one year, so my question is that if I do not renewed my certificate then my net set certificate will be cancelled or not?
For the award of Junior Research Fellowship, the UGC NET certificate remains valid for 3 years from the date of issue and for lectureship, it is vaild for lifetime.