UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles: Check Assistant Professor & JRF Age Limit & Educational Qualification

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles: Check the eligibility criteria for the teaching posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or only Assistant Professor including the age limit, relaxation in the upper age limit and educational qualification needed to qualify for NTA UGC NET Dec 2020 & June 2021 Examination.

Created On: Aug 19, 2021 16:09 IST
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles: Check Assistant Professor & JRF Age Limit & Educational Qualification
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles: Check Assistant Professor & JRF Age Limit & Educational Qualification

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles: UGC NET 2021 Exam will be conducted by NTA to determine the candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or for Assistant Professor only posts in Indian Universities and Colleges. UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020 Combined Exam will only be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) from 6th to 11th October 2021 in various subjects at selected Exam Centers spread across the country. Below are some Important Dates for the NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam:

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UGC NET June 2021 & Dec 2020 Combined Exam

Important Dates

Online Application and Registration Date (Previous-Dec 2020 Exam)

2nd February to 9th March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Online Application and Registration Date (NEW-June 2021 Exam)

10th August to 5th September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)

Direct Link to Apply Online

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (Previous-Dec 2020 Exam)

10th March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (NEW-June 2021 Exam)

6th September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)

Correction of Online Application Form

12th to 16th March 2021 (up to 11.50 p.m.)

Correction of Online Application Form (Both June 2021 & Dec 2020 Exam)

07 September to 12 September 2021

Downloading of Admit Cards

To be announced later on the website

UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Dates

6th October to 11th October 2021

Note: The slots of JRFs of both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles will be merged, while the methodology for Subject-wise cum Category-wise allocation of JRFs shall remain unchanged.

Date for announcing results

To be announced later

Let’s look at the Eligibility Criteria for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or only Assistant Professor posts for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam:

Age Limit

Posts

Age Limit (As on 1st October 2021 for June 2021 Cycle & As on 1st March 2021 for Dec 2020 Cycle)

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

31 years

Age Limit Increased

Assistant Professor

No upper age limit

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Age Limit Relaxation

S. No.

Category

Age Limit Relaxation (As on 1st October 2021 for June 2021 Cycle & As on 1st March 2021 for Dec 2020 Cycle)

1

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years

(36 years)

2

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3

Women

4

Persons with disabilities (PwD)

5

Transgender

6

Candidates having research experience

Period spent on research – Maximum 5 years

7

Candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree

3 years

8

Candidates who have served in the armed forces

5 years

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Note:

  • A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC, SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender 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 the production of a certificate from appropriate authority.

  • Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held.

  • Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

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Educational Qualification

Category

Percentage Criteria

General/ EWS

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)

55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

ST/ SC/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)

50% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

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Note:

  • For General Category: Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, etc. are eligible for this Test.

  • The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

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  • Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination 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 JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC/SC/ST/PwD category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

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  • Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject.

  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination have 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.

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Exemption - Eligibility for Assistant Professor

NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time. Let’s have a look at who all are exempted from appearing UGC NET 2021 Exam for the Assistant Professor Post:

For NET/SET/SLET Candidates:

  • The Candidates, who have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission Regulation Act 2009, shall be exempted from minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for Assistant Professor or equivalent position in Universities and Colleges.

  • The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

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For SET Candidates:

  • The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. 

  • For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.

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So, the candidates are advised to look thoroughly at the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, before applying for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam. If a candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria, then his/her candidature will not be considered during the final selection stage.

FAQ

What is the Age Limit for JRF & Assistant Professor Posts under UGC NET 2021 Exam?

JRF - 31 Years, Assistant Professor - No Upper Age Limit

What is the Educational Qualification for UGC NET 2021 Exam?

General/EWS - 55%, ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ Transgender/ Ph.D Holders - 50% In Master’s Degree Or Equivalent Degree

What are the new Exam Dates for NTA UGC NET 2021 June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles?

6th To 11th October 2021
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