UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019
Bachan Thakur, 23 Jan 2019, #UGC NET

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2019 along with the notification for the exam. UGC NET eligibility criteria is a set of conditions which aspirants must meet if they wish to appear in the examination. UGC NET 2019 eligibility criteria include requirements based on age, educational qualification, number of attempts, etc. It’s very important for aspiring candidates to check the eligibility of UGC NET 2019 before they register for it. In case, candidates do not check the UGC NET eligibility criteria 2019, there may be chances of cancellation of the candidature of the candidates at any stage.

UGC NET 2019 is slated to be held for awarding Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for the eligibility of being an Assistant Professor. The exam will be held twice in 2019 – June and December, in online mode, by NTA. June Session exam will be conducted on June 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2019

Latest: Download Admit Card for UGC NET June Session (2019) by Click Here

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Educational Qualification

Open category/Unreserved category candidates need to have secured minimum 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 masters degree can also take UGC NET 2019 exam, however, such candidates have to complete their degree with required qualifying marks within 2 years.

  • Ph.D. degree holders with their masters completed by September 19, 1992 can avail a 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 (

Subject Relevance (Masters) for Appearing in UGC NET 2019

Candidates have to take UGC NET 2019 in the subject of their Post Graduation only. In case the Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of UGC NET subjects, then candidates may take the related subject.

UGC NET Eligibility 2019 – Age Criteria for JRF

Candidates should not be more than 30 years as on December 1, 2019.

UGC NET Eligibility – Age Criteria for Assistant Professor

NTA has not mentioned any upper age limit for the post of Assistant Professor.

Apart from this, different category candidates can avail different age relaxations as per their respective category. Check details here.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation

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

5 years


5 years

Candidates pursuing L.L.M degree

3 years

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

5 years

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor)

(I) 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.

(ii) Candidates having passed UGC/CSIR JRF exam before 1990 also need not to appear (exempted) in UGC NET exam.

(iii) Candidates having cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) for Assistant Professor conducted before June 1, 2003, also need not to 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 2019

The application form of UGC NET 2019 for June session has been released on March 1. Candidates can register for the exam in online mode till March 30. Aspiring candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2019 before filling UGC NET application form 2019. Candidates filling the form successfully will only be issued admit card of UGC NET 2019.

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My picture in UGC NET admit card is very small. will they allow me to write the exam?

Shareef 1st Dec, 2019

Because you scan the photograph and it is further reduced in size when it comes on the admit card, the photograph seems to be small. But that is not a problem. Make sure you take a valid Id proof and a photograph which is similar to the one which you uploaded on the UGC NET application form. They will allow you to write the exam. Do not worry.


My signature in UGC NET admit card is very small and not clear.And also the signature in my pan card is different pattern.Will I still be allowed to sit in exam ?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 30th Nov, 2019

If you feel that the details provided by you is wrong in your application then you can do correction of it.
UGC NET 2019 application correction facility has been started after the last date of application form and you can do that by going to the website.

I hope this helps.

wb set 2019 ews students allow 50% M.A. But ugc Net 2019 ews students allow 55% M.A why.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 30th Nov, 2019


see west bengal set and ugc set exam is conducts by two different authority. so it is totally depends on then what will be their criteria for eligibility condition.

we just need to follow the official notification according before applying to any exam.

hope you may understand.


English literature UGC NET ki koi aachi choching h dehli m plz suggests

Mayank Chowdhary 16th Nov, 2019

There are many coaching classes available in Delhi for UGC net English Literature preparation. The classes mainly are in GTB Nagar. One of the well renowned coaching class that I know is SAHITYA CLASSES. Another good class known in Delhi is Vineet Pandey JRPF institute.


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