NET 2015 ELIGIBILITY, UGCNET Eligibility Criteria
AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION :
i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.06.2015.
A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging
to SC/ST/ PWD/OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of
OBC available on website : www.ncbc.nic.in) 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 L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation
on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.
ii) Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for applying for lectureship
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY :
i) 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
Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science
etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled
Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH)
category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without
rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination
are eligible for this Test.
ii) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying
Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result
is still awaitedOR 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/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed
their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least
55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates).
Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within
two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of
marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination
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.
iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation
only. The candidates whose post-graduation subject is not covered
in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.
v) Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested
copy of their OBC(Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate along
with online printout of their Application Forms (obtained while
applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any
certificates/documents in support of their eligibility alongwith
printout of their Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in
their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility
for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by
the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled
and they shall be liable for legal action.
vi) Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate course(s),
should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their
course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities
from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiuweb.org)
EXEMPTION (ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURESHIP) :
i) NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for
recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/
Colleges/Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are
or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University
Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of
Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement
of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment
and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in
Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
ii) The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination
prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
iii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State
Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship
held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET,
being eligible to apply for Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET
held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible
to apply for the post of lecturer only in the universities/ colleges
belonging to the state from where they have cleared their SET.