The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of
conducting UGC-NET to NTA. UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian
nationals for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship and
Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges.
Selection of candidates for the following Fellowships of the Ministry of Social Justice
and Empowerment/ Minority Affair shall also be made on the basis of UGC-NET from
the cycle of June 2020 onwards:
National Fellowship for Scheduled Students
National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority candidates
Eligibility Criteria: Qualifying Examination
(i) General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55%
marks (without rounding off) in Masters Degree or equivalent examination from
universities/institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website:
f in Humanities and Social Science(including languages),Computer Science and
Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. List of subjects at
Post Graduation level is attached as Annexure-IV. The Other Backward
Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste
(SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Transgender category
candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in
Masters degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
(ii) Candidates who are pursuing their Masters degree or equivalent course or
candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Masters 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
Masters Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50%
marks in case of OBC-NCL /SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category candidates).
Such candidates must complete their Master 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.
(iii) 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/OBCNCL categories in the
(iv) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Masters level examination have been
completed by 19 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.
Fee Payable by Candidates General/Unreserved Rs. 1000/- Gen-EWS*/ OBC-NCL** Rs. 500/- SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 250/- Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.
Examination Centres (Cities):The Centres (Cities) where the Test shall be conducted are given at Annexure-I. It is mandatory for candidates to select the States/Cities (any four of their choice) while filling Online Application Form of UGC-NET June 2020. Effort will be made to allot Centre of examination to the candidates in order of the City choice opted by them in their Application Form. However, due to administrative reasons, a different city of nearby area may be allotted
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