UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age, Qualification, Marks, Reservation
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - The National Testing Agency has specified the UGC NET eligibility criteria 2021 through the official website of the exam. Candidates who meet the UGC NET 2021 eligibility requirements will be able to appear for the UGC NET exam and eventually move towards the ultimate goal of becoming a teacher. The UGC NET 2021 eligibility criteria comprises the age limit, academic qualifications and other such conditions that candidates need to fulfill to be considered eligible for UGC NET exam 2021. Candidates who will fulfill the eligibility criteria will be able to fulfill the UGC NET application form 2021 Read this article to get detailed information about UGC NET eligibility criteria.
Latest: UGC NET 2021 application form is available now on the official website.
UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates before filling the application form must go through the UGC NET 2021 eligibility criteria. UGC NET is conducted twice every year to determine the qualifying status for candidates aspiring to be JRF and Assistant Professors. Below given is the age limit for different posts under UGC NET 2021:
UGC NET Age Limit 2021
Junior Research Fellow
No age limit
UGC NET Age Relaxation 2021
As per the official notification released by NTA, candidates belonging to reserved categories will be given age relaxation. The UGC NET 2021 age relaxation details have been given in the table 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 2021 - Educational Qualifications
Candidates will have to fulfill certain educational qualifications to be eligible for UGC NET exam 2021. The UGC NET 2021 educational qualifications have been specified below:
Candidates belonging to open/unreserved category must score a minimum 50% in their master or equivalent degree.
OBC/ST/SC/PWD/Transgender candidates are also required to score minimum 50% aggregate marks in teir Masters or equivalent degree.
Candidates who are currently in the final year of their Masters degree are also eligible for UGC NET 2021 given that they fulfill the educational requirements given above within two years.
According to the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2021, Ph.D holders who have completed their masters degree before September 19, 1992 are eligible to get relaxation of 5% aggregate marks.
Applicants who have post graduate diploma/certificate from any Indian University or institute or have completed degree/diploma/certificate from any Foreign University or institute must make sure that their masters degree is recognized by Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), NewDelhi (www.aiu.ac.in).
UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Subject Relevance (Masters)
Candidates while applying for UGC NET 2021 must make sure that they select the test for the subject they have studied in their post graduation. In case the subject of the candidate is not given in the list given by NTA, candidates can choose the relevant subject from the list as per their preference.
UGC NET 2021 Eligibility for JRF
Candidates who are appearing for JRF are eligible for both Assistant Professors and fellowships programs. A candidate who qualifies for JRF will also be deemed qualified for Lecturership. However, if any candidate qualifies Lecturership won’t be considered qualified for JRF. In such case candidates will be considered for Lectureship only.
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)
Candidates must have qualified `NET/SET/SLAT to be appointed as Assistant Professors. In this case, 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 who have qualified the UGC/CSIR JRF exam before the year 1990 are exempted from appearing for the UGC NET 2021 exam.
Those candidates who have qualified the State Eligibility Tests (SETs) before the year 2002 are also exempted from appearing for UGC NET 2021. However, such candidates will have to apply for Assistant Professors in the Universities/Colleges of the state of which they have qualified the SET.
The National Testing Agency has released the UGC NET 2021 application form on February 2, 2021 at the official website. Interested candidates must apply for UGC NET 2021 before March 2 to be eligible to appear for the examination. The UGC NET 2021 application form is available in online mode only. Candidates required to upload scanned copies of their photograph and signature along with the payment of application fee to successfully complete the UGC NET 2021 application process.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - 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: Am I guaranteed a job after clearing UGC NET?
No, candidates are not guaranteed a job after clearing UGC NET. The exam is just a eligibility requirement to apply for the post of JRF and Assistant Professors at universities and colleges in the country.
Question: I am a graduate, can I apply for UGC NET?
No graduate candidates are not eligible to apply for UGC NET 2021. However, candidates appearing for the final year of their Masters degree can apply
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.
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Questions related to UGC NET
hii sir/mam i want whole details of ugc net to crack it within a 2 month,also.syllabus and notes. i.hope you will help me😊
To crack your UGC NET exam, here we provide you some preparation tips:
1. You need to manage your time efficiently. So, upgrade your time management skills.
2. Clear all your concepts thoroughly.
3. Go through all previous years paper.
4. Study smartly and practice mock papers on regular basis.
5. Revise properly and try making short notes.
If you will follow the above guidelines seriously you will definitely be able to crack the exam.
Hope it helps.
i had graduated in physics and masters in hindi litreture can i eligible for ugc net
Obviously you can go for UGC NET.
Educational qualification required for NET exam is masters degree from a recognized university with above 55% marks. 5% relaxation is given for SC/ST category candidates.
I hope my answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
Can I Eligible For UGC NET In Env. Sciences Even After My Masters In Microbiology..If Yes, Then Also Suggest Me If I Will Get JRF In Env. Sciences Then I Eligible For PhD In MIcrobiology In Any Institute ?
Yes you can apply for UGC NET Environmental Science.Environmental science is multidisciplinary in nature ,so candidates who have studied related subjects in their masters can apply. But as as you have post graduation in Microbiology then the best and right option for you is CSIR NET Life Sciences. Anyways to answer your query, coming from microbiology , it will be easy to cover the subject topics for NET. After clearing JRF you will be very much eligible for research fellowship and you can pursue PhD in Microbiology as well in any UGC recognized institution in India.
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can a Bioinformatics student write ugc net ?
Yes, you are eligible for this exam.
The candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in Master's Degree or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc., are eligible for this test.
Hope it helps.
Am I eligible to apply for a fellowship if I have cleared JRF in UGC NET environmental science and pursuing a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences?
Yes , you are very much eligible to apply for fellowship. Animal sciences is a field related to environmental science. The NET notification has stated that, if your subject is not mentioned in the list of NET subjects, you can take up related subjects and clear NET . Anyways it is better to discuss with your department in the college where you are pursuing PhD. They will be able to give the correct guidance.
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