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UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

23 February 2010 15 Comments

University Grant Commission (UGC) is formed by the Indian government to maintain the quality of education. Its headquarter is in Delhi & has 6 branches in Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Guwahati & Bangalore. National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted by UGC for those who are interested in Lectureship (LS) & for award for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

NET is conducted twice every year. This year also it is in June. You can get the full information about the UGC NET June 2010 through this article.

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria / Educational Qualification  : The candidate must have to fill the following criteria to be eligible to give the test –

  1. The candidate should have the Master’s degree or equivalent from a UGC recognized university with minimum of 55% aggregate marks (50% for SC / St / PH/ VH). The Master’s degree can be either in  Humanities, Social Science, Computer science, Electronic Science etc.
  2. Those who are going to appear for the final exams & whose result is awaited or the qualifying exams have been delayed ,are eligible to apply for NET.
  3. Those who have Ph.D. degree & whose Master’s degree had been completed by 1991 are eligible for relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks in qualifying exam.
  4. Candidates have to appear in the subject of their Post-graduation only. In case the post –graduation subject is not covered in the list then the related subject has to be opted.
  5. Those who are eligible for concession in the fee have to submit the attested copy of their OBC/ SC/ ST / PH / VH certificate along with the application form.

UCG NET Age Limitation :

  1. For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) – The applicant must not be more than 28 yrs on 1st June. There is relaxation of 5yrs. for SC / ST / PH / VH / Female candidates. 3yrs. relaxation is also given to those who are perusing LLM.
  2. For Lectureship (LS) – The candidate should be at least 19 yrs old as on 1st June. There is no upper age limit to this.

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  • Alok Ranjan Singh said:

    I have scored in M.A Economics only 51.8% marks and I want to do Phd, after phd,can I become lecturer or eligiable for it or not,please conform me as far as possible.
    Thanking you very much
    Alok Ranjan Singh,Pune

  • VIVEK said:

    Dear Sir,
    i want to apply for net.
    I have done my Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management from IIMT (Greator Noida).
    This institute is Approved by A.I.C.T.E Ministry of H.R.D Govt of India.
    I got first division.
    My Query is whether i am eligible for NET since this institute is Approved by above mentioned only and is not attached to any university or U.G.C.
    Please let me know as i am really confused.
    vivek chauhan


    Dear sir,
    i want to do PH.d in management.
    i have completed my PGDBM in marketing in 2010.
    i am now pursuing MBA in marketing from PTU which will be completed in january 2011.
    Am i applicable for the above examination

  • Naveen said:


    i m M.com with 50% marks and m.Phill with first division. Can i give the ugc NET test

  • archana prasad said:

    sir,I have done my M.Sc from nalanda open university,patna. I have secured 60% marks in botany.m i elegible for this net exam. if not than how can i b eligible .shall I have 2 b phd 1st.

  • Chaitali Biswas said:

    Sir /Madam

    I am Chaitali Biswas. I live in Kolkata. On 2002 I have completed my graduation course in ceramic sculpture arts from govt. of art collage with 61.25% marks . After that on 2004 I also finished my M.A course in folklore From Kalyani University having 54.125% marks.

    So I want to know can I appeared for phd course in folklore or fine arts?

    Thanks & Regards

    Chaitali Biswas

  • Kalpana said:


    I have completed B.Tech in electronics. Do I am eligible for UGC NET Computer Science.

    Please Reply.

  • Ram Naresh said:

    Hi Sir/Mam,
    I’m pursuing M.com from Choudhary Charan Singh University(Meerut).
    I would like to know that above mentioned University comes under UGC..??

    Thanks & Best Regards,

  • vaishali said:


    I am pursuing in M.SC. previous in mathematics so am i eligible for this net exam.please confirm me as soon as possible because i want to fill the net exam form for 2011 year.

    Thanks and Regards

  • Tamizharasan said:

    i had finished B.Sc(maths)& M.B.A (Hr)with 65% in Distance education mode is I am eligible to write UGC ?please confirm


  • ramandeep said:

    i am B tech in computer sci and persuing M Tech. can i appear for UGC Net june 2011

  • fathima said:

    dear sir,

    i have completed my mba degree last year. am i eligible for NET EXAM. SHAL I APPLY FOR IT. i am MBA in human resoures.i am confussed please answer me as soon as possible.

  • Harkirat said:

    I am in my last semester of B.Tech in computer science.am i eligible for ugc net exam in computer science???

  • kuldeep said:

    do b.tech students r elibible fr NET EXAM

  • bhavi said:

    hello sir/madam,
    i have done my m.com and got aggregate of 57%. am i eligible for net exam and if yes whn can i fill my application form and from where

    please guide me and reply me on my ID as soon as possible.


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