Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 19 Dec, 2018 10:49 IST
Taking the UGC NET examination is an important step if you aspire to become a Lecturer or carry out research work for an organisation. The exam is conducted to identify suitable candidates who can do well in research work or assistant professorship. In order to choose the most talented and brilliant candidates, an eligibility criterion has been prescribed by the exam conducting authority that applicants must fulfil before they take the entrance exam. The UGC NET 2018 eligibility criteria may include requirements related to educational qualification, age limit and other aspects.
For aspirants, it is a must to know that their eligibility will be defined as correct only after their confirmation of the Age Criteria and Educational Qualification. However, the factors for the applicants of JRF and Assistant Professor will categorically differ. Similarly, some relaxation has also been imposed for the reserved categories of the nation. The National testing Agency (NTA) has defined each criterion in detail, candidates can check out these details given below and see whether they fulfil these criteria.
The candidates willing to apply for the exam should be well aware of the following UGC NET eligibility criteria:
The candidate should have a Master’s degree with minimum 55% marks (without rounding off) from a UGC recognised university in any of the 100 subjects mentioned on the official website of CBSE UGC NET.
Students belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category are required to have at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree are eligible for the test.
Those who are appearing in the qualifying exam or waiting for the results can also apply. However, they are required to complete their PG within two years from the date of NET result.
The PhD degree holders who have completed their Master’s degree by September 19, 1991, will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in the aggregate marks.
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