UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Know age limit, educational qualification, exemptions for UGC NET. Those who have appeared in UGC NET June 2019 can verify they are eligible as result releases, and those who wish to appear in UGC NET December 2019 can do so before applying. Eligibility criteria remains same throughout the year, only cut off date for age determination changes. Read on to know complete UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019.
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019
When we talk about UGC NET, there are two components to it – one is JRF, and another is Assistant Professorship. There is a slight difference in eligibility criteria for these two. However, most aspects are common. Without further ado, detailed UGC NET Eligibility Criteria is as follows.
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Educational Qualification
In order to be eligible for National Eligibility Test, both for JRF as well as eligibility for Assistant Professor, you should fulfill following criteria.
|Qualification required||Masters Degree|
|Subject of masters degree||Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc (list of subjects given below)|
|Minimum percentage of marks in masters degree||55%|
|Minimum percentage of marks in masters degree for SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender||50%|
|Minimum percentage of marks in masters degree for candidates with PhD, who did Masters by 19 Sep 1991||50%|
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Age Limit
Once you know you have necessary qualifications, all you need to do is check your age. However please note that if you wish to appear in UGC NET exam only for eligibility of Assistant Professor, then you do not have to worry about upper age limit.
|JRF age limit||30 years|
|JRF age limit for SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender, Women||35 years|
|JRF age limit for candidates with research experience||Relaxation as per period spent on research, maximum of 5 years|
|JRF age limit for candidates with LLM||33 years|
|JRF age limit for candidates who have served in armed forces||Relaxation as per length of service upto first day of month of UGC NET, maximum of 5 years|
|Eligibility for Assistant Professor age limit||No age limit|
Cut off date for determining age limit is 01 June 2019 for UGC NET June 2019, and 01 Dec 2019 for UGC NET Dec 2019
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Exemptions!
So in a few cases, you do not have to appear and qualify in UGC NET. To know what these cases are, read on!
- First of all, please understand that if you want to be Assistant Professors in any institute in India, you need to qualify NET, or SET, or SLET. Any and all exemptions to this rule are as per UGC regulations that may change from time to time.
- Now next thing is that if you have passed UGC / CSIR / JRF prior to the year 1989, then you do not have to appear in NET.
- SET candidates may note that if you cleared a State Eligibility Test accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor, prior to 1 June 2002, then you are also exempt from UGC NET and can apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India.
List of subjects at post graduation level
About UGC NET 2019
All candidates seeking to further their careers as a Professor/Assistant Professor in Indian Universities and Colleges have to qualify the UGC NET examination. It is an exam where only candidates with a postgraduate degree can participate.
To be eligible to appear for NET, applying candidates who do not possess a postgraduate degree yet, have to keep in mind the minimum requirement is 55% aggregate marks in their qualifying Master’s Degree examination, as upon failing to produce the requirement of the 55% score in the qualifying exam within 2 years of qualifying the NET exam, the NTA will disqualify the NET qualification and the candidate will not be awarded either JRF, and neither will they be appointed as Assistant Professor. Qualifying the UGC NET 2019, a candidate becomes eligible to be recruited in any University/College in any state, unlike the State Eligibility Test (SET) that qualifies candidates for a specific state only.