UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2017

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2016UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2017 – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting UGC NET 2017 for November session on November 5, 2017. The UGC NET 2017 elgibiliity criteria prescribed by the exam conducting authority, CBSE. The eligibility criteria of UGC NET November session 2017 mentions academic qualification, age limit etc. The application form of UGC NET November session will be available from August 11, 2017 in online mode, The candidates applying for November session must check UGC NET eligibility criteria 2017 before proceeding to fill up the application form. The exam conducting auhtority will be accepting application form of only those candidates, who fulfill the eligibility conditions of UGC NET 2017. Candidates can check the UGC NET November session 2017 eligibility criteria including educational criteria and age limit/relaxation for UGC NET as mentioned on this page below.

Candidates must apply for UGC NET 2017 November session before the last date as the application form of UGC NET November session is available till September 11, 2017 only. However, the application fee for UGC NET 2017 can be remitted in offline mode till September 12, 2017. 


Highlights of UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2017


According to the UGC NET 2017 eligibility criteria for November session,  the below mentioned eligibility requirements for education and age limit need to be fulfilled by the candidates–

Educational requirements:

  • Candidates must have secured minimum 55% marks (without round off) in their postgraduate degree OR equivalent examination from a university or institution recognised by the UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc.

  • The OBC category candidates from non-creamy layer or Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) or persons with disability (PWD) categories must have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in their Master’s degree or equivalent examination

  • Candidates who have appeared OR are appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is awaited or whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for the UGC NET. However, the admission of such candidates is provisional and they will be considered eligible for the same only once they have passed the Master’s Degree examination OR equivalent.

  • The Ph.D degree holders, whose Master’s degree examination had been completed by September 19, 1991 will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in the aggregate score (i.e. from 55% to 50%).

  • Candidates must appear for the exam only in the subject they had in their post-graduation level. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not available in the UGC NET prescribed list, may appear in any related subject.

Age limit and relaxation:


Junior Research Fellowship:

  • Applicants must not be aged more than 28 years as on July 01, year of examination.

  • The candidates from reserved categories, including OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), SC, ST and PWD, and women applicants get an age relaxation of 5 years.

  • The candidates having a research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree also get an age relaxation, subject to a maximum of 5 years.

  • An age relaxation of three years allowed to the candidates having L.L.M. Degree.

  • Total age relaxation on the above grounds should not exceed the five year period.

Assistant Professor:


There is no upper age limit for the candidates applying for the post of Assistant Professor.


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