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 April 16 from 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.
Latest: UGC NET Application Form 2020 released on March 16

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2020

UGC NET 2020 will be conducted from June 15 to 20 in online mode. The exam is conducted twice every year to determine the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professors and awarding Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF).

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. Check below the age limit to apply for UGC NET 2020.

UGC NET Age Limit 2020

Post

Age limit

Junior Research Fellow

30 years

Assistant Professor

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

Category

Age relaxation

Candidates pursuing L.L.M degree

3 years

Ex-Armyman

5 years

SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Female/Transgender

5 years

Research candidates (only on producing the certificate issued by appropriate authority)

5 years

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 released the online application form of UGC NET 2020 on March 16, 2020 along with the official notification. Candidates can 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 is April 16.

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

Question: What is the age limit for the UGC NET exam?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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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How to crack UGC NET Exam in 3months?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
Note down the complete Syllabus of your concerned subject. Rote learning or just an overview of the topic won't help you much. Clear your concepts and doubt. Purchase some good books specified by UGC that may help you to clear your basic concepts and logics as well as cover whole syllabus.You can make your own notes, write short notes. These will help you in your revision day. Developing Time Management Skills is quite beneficial. Solve previous year exam papers and sample papers by your own. Give mock tests as much as possible. Start your revision early so that you can perform very well in exam.
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can I apply ugc net exam June2020 under ews category if ews certificate valid 31March2020 as per financial year?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

Jyoti, your question isnt quite clear. Does your EWS Certificate validity starts from March 2020? In such case, yes you can use the same certificate and can claim EWS reservation for UGC NET June Session. But if your EWS Certificate expires bt March 2020, to be able to claim EWS reservation, you should get it renewed. You cannot use this certificate for June session as it has already expired.

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can a nutrition master student go for social medicine and community health for ugc net

Akram Khan 29th Mar, 2020

Hi,

According to ugc net information brochure

"Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects attached as Annexure-IV, may appear in a related subject."

So if you found masters in nutritional science related with social medicine and community health you can apply for it in Ugc net exam.

Usually the students having masters in nutritional sciences apply for home science in ugc net.

Hops this helps.

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which are the best book for ugc net paper1 in hindi medium

Apoorva Student Expert 23rd Mar, 2020

Hello dear student,

I understand you want to know about the books you can refer to and I would like to help you with that but you haven't mentioned for which branch like Life sciences, or chemistry, or which domain you want to know this about. So kindly mention it , then we will be able to help you

Best wishes

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ugc net management bilingual books in hindi and englidh

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 22nd Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Here's a list of recommended books for UGC Net:

  • Trueman’s UGC NET Management by M. Shivani
  • Arihant UGC Net Management book by Mohit Agarwal
  • NTA-UGC-NET: Management by  Dr. Sima Kumari
  • NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson

Good Luck

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