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Eligibility Criteria

Who Can Attend
  • NET/ SET/ SLET is the minimum eligibility condition for the recruitment and appointment of the Assistant Professorship in Indian Universities and Colleges. However, certain exemptions from NET/ SET/ SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
  • Candidates who have passed UGC/ CSIR/ JRF examination before 1989 are exempted from appearing in NET.
  • Candidates who have cleared State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held before June 01, 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India.
  • However, candidates qualified in SET held after June 01, 2003, are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities and colleges situated in the respective states.
  • UGC NET eligibility criteria have been recently updated by the conducting body. Specifically, the upper age limit for JRF has been increased to 31 years. Earlier, it was 30 years for the Reserved category. The applicants must check the UGC NET exam dates, admit card release date and other important details by regularly visiting the website of NET.
  • NET/ SET/ SLET is the minimum eligibility condition for the recruitment and appointment of the Assistant Professorship in Indian Universities and Colleges. However, certain exemptions from NET/ SET/ SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
  • Candidates who have passed UGC/ CSIR/ JRF examination before 1989 are exempted from appearing in NET.
  • Candidates who have cleared State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held before June 01, 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India.
  • However, candidates qualified in SET held after June 01, 2003, are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities and colleges situated in the respective states.
  • UGC NET eligibility criteria have been recently updated by the conducting body. Specifically, the upper age limit for JRF has been increased to 31 years. Earlier, it was 30 years for the Reserved category. The applicants must check the UGC NET exam dates, admit card release date and other important details by regularly visiting the website of NET.
Exam Highlights

The highlights of the UGC NET 2022 exam are given below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Mode of Exam

Online - CBT (Computer Based Test)

No. of Applicants

12,67,000 (in 2021)

No. of Test-takers

6,71,288 (in 2021)

Exam Fees

·       INR 1,100 for the General category

·       INR 550 for OBC

·       INR 275 for SC/ ST/ PwD

Exam Duration

180 minutes

Exam Time

·       Shift 1 - 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
Shift 2 - 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

No. of Papers and Total Marks

·       Paper-1: 100 marks

·       Paper-2: 200 marks

Total Questions

50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2

Marking Scheme

·       +2 for each correct answer

·       No negative marking for incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

Determine the eligibility of candidates for posts of only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges

No. of Test Cities

541

Official Website & Helpline No.

·       https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in

·       0120-6895200

 

The highlights of the UGC NET 2022 exam are given below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Mode of Exam

Online - CBT (Computer Based Test)

No. of Applicants

12,67,000 (in 2021)

No. of Test-takers

6,71,288 (in 2021)

Exam Fees

·       INR 1,100 for the General category

·       INR 550 for OBC

·       INR 275 for SC/ ST/ PwD

Exam Duration

180 minutes

Exam Time

·       Shift 1 - 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
Shift 2 - 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

No. of Papers and Total Marks

·       Paper-1: 100 marks

·       Paper-2: 200 marks

Total Questions

50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2

Marking Scheme

·       +2 for each correct answer

·       No negative marking for incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

Determine the eligibility of candidates for posts of only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges

No. of Test Cities

541

Official Website & Helpline No.

·       https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in

·       0120-6895200

 

Educational Qualification
  • Candidates securing at least 55% marks in their master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university in Humanities (including languages), Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, etc. are eligible to appear for the UGC NET exam conducted by NTA.
  • However, candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD), and Transgender category must score at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their master’s degree or are waiting for their result or whose qualifying examinations have been delayed can apply for the test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and will be considered for award of JRF or recruitment as Assistant Professor only when they will pass their master’s degree with at least 55% marks (50% marks for reserved category).in addition, they are required to complete their Master's degree within two years from the date of the UGC NET 2022 Result with the required percentage of marks, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
  • Candidates with a PhD degree whose master’s level examination was completed before September 19, 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in UGC NET 2022.
  • Transgender candidates will be provided with the same relaxation in exam fee, age, and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e., JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ ST/ PwD categories. However, the required subject-wise cutoffs for the Transgender category will be the lowest among all the reserved categories including SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC–NCL in the respective subject.
  • Candidates are suggested to choose the same NET subject for Paper 2 as their specialization in Post-Graduation. However, if your Post-Graduation subject is not covered in the list of 81 NET subjects, you can appear in a related subject.
  • Candidates possessing Post Graduation Diploma/ Certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or Foreign Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate awarded by a Foreign University/ Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their Diploma/ Degree/ Certificate with Master’s Degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
  • Candidates securing at least 55% marks in their master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university in Humanities (including languages), Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, etc. are eligible to appear for the UGC NET exam conducted by NTA.
  • However, candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD), and Transgender category must score at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their master’s degree or are waiting for their result or whose qualifying examinations have been delayed can apply for the test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and will be considered for award of JRF or recruitment as Assistant Professor only when they will pass their master’s degree with at least 55% marks (50% marks for reserved category).in addition, they are required to complete their Master's degree within two years from the date of the UGC NET 2022 Result with the required percentage of marks, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
  • Candidates with a PhD degree whose master’s level examination was completed before September 19, 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in UGC NET 2022.
  • Transgender candidates will be provided with the same relaxation in exam fee, age, and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e., JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ ST/ PwD categories. However, the required subject-wise cutoffs for the Transgender category will be the lowest among all the reserved categories including SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC–NCL in the respective subject.
  • Candidates are suggested to choose the same NET subject for Paper 2 as their specialization in Post-Graduation. However, if your Post-Graduation subject is not covered in the list of 81 NET subjects, you can appear in a related subject.
  • Candidates possessing Post Graduation Diploma/ Certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or Foreign Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate awarded by a Foreign University/ Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their Diploma/ Degree/ Certificate with Master’s Degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
Career Scope
  • NET certified candidates can qualify as a professor in a top university.
  • Qualified candidates interested in research can work as researchers in top laboratories.
  • NET certified candidates can qualify as a professor in a top university.
  • Qualified candidates interested in research can work as researchers in top laboratories.
Age Criteria

UGC NET Age Limit and Relaxation 2022

UGC NET 2022 Age Limit and Relaxation for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship are given below:

Junior Research Fellow (JRF): Candidates should not be more than 31 years as of October 01, 2022.

  • Candidates belonging to OBC-NC, SC, ST, PwD categories, Transgenders, and Women applicants are provided with a relaxation of up to 5 years.
  • Candidates with research experience will also be provided age relaxation equivalent to the years/ period spent on research in the respective subject or Post Graduation Degree.
  • Relaxation to researchers can be of up to 5 years and will only be provided on production of a certificate from the appropriate authority.
  • Candidates with L.L.M. Degree will be permitted an upper age relaxation of 3 years.
  • Candidates who have served in the armed forces will be provided with the benefit of relaxation of up to 5 years subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to June 01, 2022.
  • Total age relaxation on the above grounds shall not exceed 5 years under any circumstances.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit to apply for Assistant Professor.

UGC NET Age Limit and Relaxation 2022

UGC NET 2022 Age Limit and Relaxation for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship are given below:

Junior Research Fellow (JRF): Candidates should not be more than 31 years as of October 01, 2022.

  • Candidates belonging to OBC-NC, SC, ST, PwD categories, Transgenders, and Women applicants are provided with a relaxation of up to 5 years.
  • Candidates with research experience will also be provided age relaxation equivalent to the years/ period spent on research in the respective subject or Post Graduation Degree.
  • Relaxation to researchers can be of up to 5 years and will only be provided on production of a certificate from the appropriate authority.
  • Candidates with L.L.M. Degree will be permitted an upper age relaxation of 3 years.
  • Candidates who have served in the armed forces will be provided with the benefit of relaxation of up to 5 years subject to the length of service in the armed forces up to June 01, 2022.
  • Total age relaxation on the above grounds shall not exceed 5 years under any circumstances.

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit to apply for Assistant Professor.

FAQ

You will get constant help from our tutors as they will guide you throughout the course and help you at every juncture.

Teaching practical sessions will let you understand the practical classroom scenario and the idea of actual teaching.  

Yes, Education 2.0 will assist you in filling out the applications and will always keep you notified about the dates. 

We have hired top-notch industry trainers to train the candidates.  

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