University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET)-2017


National Level Exam
  • CBSE UGC NET 2017
  • Exam Pattern
  • Eligibility
  • Syllabus
  • Notification
    Jan 22 2017 12:00AM - Jan 22 2017 12:00AM
    Oct 17 2016 12:00AM - Nov 23 2016 12:00AM
    Apr 1 2017 12:00AM

UGC NET - Eligibility

Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree (Or) equivalent exam from universities/institutions recognized by UGC  in Humanities (including Languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc are eligible for this Test.

The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-creamy Layer/SC/ST/PWD Category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent exam are eligible for this Test

Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) exam and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test

However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree Exam (Or) equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC(Non-creamy layer) / SC/ ST /PWD (Persons with Disability) category candidates

Such candidates must complete their PG Degree Exam within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified

The PhD Degree holders whose Master’s Level Exam had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET
Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only.

Age Limit & Relaxation

  1. Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01st July 2017. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants
  • Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority
  • Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing LLM degree; total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances
  1. Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor