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March 23, 2019 • 11:14 am

NTA UGC NET Exam Eligibility June 2019 | Must Know Facts






The UGC NET is the first step that needs to be taken for realizing one's dream of becoming a Lecturer or conduct research work for an esteemed organization.


The test is considered as one of the toughest exams in India as it identifies the most talented and brilliant candidates who can perform well in research work or assistant professorship.


To filter out the suitable applicants on the basis of their educational qualification and age limit or any other aspects, NET Coordinating Institute has set some guidelines, called as UGC NET Exam Eligibility.


The candidates who are willing to apply for the exam should be well aware of the UGC NET Eligibility Criteria.


Below you can locate complete details pertaining to the guidelines regarding UGC NET Exam Eligibility for JRF & Lecturers, which surely must be met by an aspirant willing to apply for NTA UGC NET 2019.



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NET Exam Eligibility Criteria | How much eligible are you?


The candidates who are aspiring for the NET Exam may appear in this competitive race, only if they fulfill all the UGC NET eligibility conditions given below-


It is essential for the aspirants to check all the UGC NET Notification to get the latest update for the eligibility criteria.



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Eligibility for NET Exam June 2019 | Check Out the Required Educational Qualification



UGC NET Exam Eligibility Educational Qualification



As per the above visual description of UGC NET eligibility criteria, the candidates who are applicable on following conditions may appear in the exam.


For General Category Candidates – 55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

For ST/SC/OBC/ PWD/ Transgender Candidates - 50% aggregate in Master’s Degree

The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks for appearing in NET.

The students pursuing Master’s Degree or equivalent exam or the students who have appeared in the final year exam of their PG degree but their result is still awaited can apply for the UGC NET Exam.

However, such students will only be considered for the admission for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor when they have passed their Master’s Degree with required percentage criteria within the 2 years of NET Result declaration date. Else, they'd be disqualified for UGC NET.



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Important Instructions


For Economically Weaker Section (EWS) candidates

As per the latest public notice announced by NTA, the Economically Weaker Section candidates as per the Certificate issued by the Competent Authority who are going to fill the UGC NET June 2019 Application Form now required to mention their category in the registration form.

This action has been taken regarding the implementation of reservation for admission in Central Educational Institutions.

Candidates will not be required to upload the EWS Category Certificate but it is necessary to have this certificate at the time of admission/appointment.

Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to NTA. However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test.


#Note- In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/ NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.



Candidates having post-graduate diploma/ certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the 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. (

The candidates can apply for UGC NET Exam only for the subject in which they have completed their Master’s Degree and in case the subject is not in the list they may apply for the related subject.

The candidates belonging to the OBC, ST/SC/ Transgender category or PWD, are required to submit attested copy of the category certificate along with the online print out of their application form.


The candidates must have passed their PG Degree from known Universities and Colleges.



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Age Limit Eligibility for UGC NET Exam | Know in detail


To understand the age limit criteria of UGC National Eligibility Test 2019 in a better way, Eduncle has come up with the visual description given below.


Check it out!


UGC NET Age Limit Criteria



As per the above illustration –


The upper age limit criteria is as follows:


The candidates who are applying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship must not age more than 30 years.

 There are no such upper age limit criteria for Assistant Professors.


Also check the Age Relaxation benefits:


 5 years’ age relaxation will be provided to candidates belonging to OBC, ST, SC, PWD, Transgender and Women Applicants.

 Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research on any subject of maximum 5 years, only if the certificate is produced by appropriate university or institute.

 3 Years Relaxation in Age will be provided to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree.



#Note - Total Relaxation in Age will not exceed five years under any circumstances.



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EXEMPTION (Eligibility for Assistant Professor) 


For NET/SLET/SET 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.


For SET Candidates

The candidates, who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET 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.



After knowing the eligibility criteria, the candidates should make their next move towards getting the complete idea about Exam Syllabus and Paper Pattern.


Follow the links for detailed information –


 UGC NET Syllabus for Net Exam

 NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern



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  • Ayush Pandey
    And sir,my graduation subjects is mathmatics and physics.
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  • Ayush Pandey
    sir I have completed my graduation in mathematics,and I want to take admission in MA geography .Sir after two year, completed ma in geography ,I will eligible for ugc- net...?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Ayush,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can appear for UGC NET if you're in the final year of your post-graduation but your PG Degree with required percentage criteria should be submitted within 2 years of UGC NET Result Declaration Date.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Avtartari80 Tari
    Hello this news about ugc net is right that now criteria for ugc has been top6% students will be passed
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Avtar, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! There is no such official news regarding the reduction in the passing percentage of qualified candidates. The top 15% are treated qualified and awarded the merit status. Kindly don't pay attention to any such rumours. Always wait for the official notifications and authentic news. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Roshan
    Hello Sir, I really appreciate you taking time to answer all the queries, this is a tremendous help for all the candidates. I did my BE in Biotechnology and completed MBA in HR. Am I eligible to apply for NET in Management for lectureship? And can you tell us what is the official link for this application? UGC or CSIR? Thank you.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Roshan, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Firstly, thanks for the kind words and appreciation. We value your feedback. After considering your educational qualification, it would be advisable that you would go for the CSIR NET Exam and opt for Life Sciences. The official website for CSIR NET is - Kindly visit the same for details. Also, get all CSIR NET Exam Details on Eduncle! Visit - Kindly revert with your queries regarding CSIR NET Exam or call at 1800-120-1021 (toll-free number) for expert guidance on CSIR NET Exam preparation. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • N Vani
    Sir I completed my in electrical and electronics engineeing specilization in power electronics. Please tell me i am eligible to write this NET exam..? If i am eligible which subject is preferable.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello M Vani,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you're eligible for UGC NET Electronics Science Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Sumit
    Congratulations and Thanks for designing such an awesome website! My question is - I am 27 years now and I am an Electronics engineer, passed out in 2012 and now i want to give NET in Public Administration but don't have any degree. Incase i will go for MA in, will i be considered eligible for UGC NET ?? Moreover i am pursuing LLB regular(4th sem). Please give your valuable suggestion!
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Sumit,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.   As you said that you're going to pursue MA in Public Administration, so, then you'd be eligible to apply for UGC NET in the same subject. Else you can also go for Post Graduation in Law and then appear for UGC NET Law Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us! Good Luck!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Hello sir, Sumit said he is going to pursue MA in, meaning he is going to do it through correspondence. Is candidates from Distance education eligible for UGC NET/SET?
    Eduncle Team
    Hello Karthik,   Yes, distance education is allowed for UGC NET.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Shazneen
    Hi, I have done my masters in psychology (MA) and my masters in personnel management (MPM). I am confused as to whether I can pursue NET in Management, Psychology or in both subjects. Please can you guide to clarify my doubts. thank you.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Shazneen, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! To qualify your candidature for taking the CBSE UGC NET Exam you need to have secured 55% marks in your Master's Degree (without rounding off) from any of the universities/colleges identified by the UGC, if your belong to the General Category and 50% marks if you belong to the OBC-NCL, SC/ST or Pwd category. If you have achieved the requisite marks in any of your Master's degree you can apply for and take the NET Exam. Also, you should consider your interest in the stream, with the required percentage you can take any of the subjects i.e. Managment, Psychology or HR Management. Kindly revert with your queries! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Harish
    Sir I completed my MBA first year and persuing second year (MBA FINANCE) in kakatiya University ,warangal am I eligible for UGCNET
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Harish,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET Management exam. If you are planning to go for UGC NET exam, you can start your preparation with Eduncle study material designed by toppers and subject experts. Click here to Download Free Sample Study Material.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Harish
    Sir, IAM persuing my MBA in finance(final year) at kakatiya University in warangal am I eligible for ugc net
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Harish,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes you can are eligible for UGC NET Management Exam.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Lelin
    Respected sir, I have completed MSW. Can i eligible to apply for UGC NET in sociology or any other humanity subject except msw. Plz suggest me.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Lelin,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you secured the minimum qualifying marks in MSW, then you are eligible to apply for UGC NET Sociology or Social Work subjects. Make sure you also meet the required eligibility criteria for UGC NET such as Age Limit & Percentage Criteria.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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