UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2018
Shristi Kirti, 18 Dec 2018, #UGC NET

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2018 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has determined the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2018 for December session. Candidates who wish to appear for UGC NET 2018 exam is being conducted from December 18 to 22, 2018, must check the eligibility criteria of UGC NET eligibility criteria 2018 before they appear in the exam. NTA decides the UGC NET eligibility criteria 2018, taking into consideration, the age and educational qualification of the candidates. Fulfilling the eligibility criteria of UGC NET exam is very important so that the candidates are not rejected at the later stage of the selection process.

All the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2018 for the December session could fill the application form between September 1 to 30, 2018 in online mode. The admit card of UGC NET for December session has been made available on November 19. 

 

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2018

The Eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2018 is decided on the basis of:

  • Age

  • Education Qualification

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria – Age

Age criteria for Junior Research Fellowship

  • Candidates must not be more than 30 years as on December 1, 2018

Age criteria for Assistant Professor

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

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria – Age Relaxation

Reserved category candidates can avail age relaxation as per their category. The age relaxation for different reserved categories like SC/ST/OBC etc. has been mentioned in the table below.

Categories

Age Relaxation

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

5 years

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

5 years

Candidates pursuing L.L.M degree

3 years

Ex-Armyman

5 years

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria – Educational Qualification

  • Unreserved category candidates must have scored at least 55% marks in Masters or equivalent exam.

  • OBS/ST/SC/PWD/Transgender candidates must score not less than 50% marks in Masters or equivalent examination.

  • Candidates who are in the final year of their master degree are also eligible for appearing in UGC NET 2018 December session, provided they complete their degree with required qualifying score within 2 years.

  • Ph.D. degree holders who have completed their Masters by September 19, 1991 are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks i.e they must score at least 50% marks.

  • All those candidates who hold P.G Diploma/Certificate awarded by Indian University/Foreign Institute or hold a foreign/diploma/degree/certificate which is awarded by Foreign Universities must be equivalent to their diploma/degree/certificate recognized by Indian University.

UGC NET Application Form 2018

Once the candidates are sure about the eligibility criteria, they could fill the application form of UGC NET 2018 for December session in online mode. The application form of UGC NET 2018 was available from September 1 to 30, 2018 along with the payment of application fee.

UGC NET 2018 (December session)

NTA is conducting the UGC NET exam 2018 for December session in the online mode from December 18 to 22, 2018. However, the UGC NET 2018 exam for the July session and previous years' was conducted by CBSE in offline mode.

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