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NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam Age Limit Increased for Fellowship (Gen/OBC/SC/ST Categories): Check Assistant Professor & JRF Eligibility to Apply for UGC NET Dec 2020 Exam

Archana Shandilya

NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam Age Limit Increased for Fellowship for Gen/OBC/SC/ST Categories: NTA has started the registration process for UGC NET December 2020 Exam from 2nd February 2021UGC NET Exam is being conducted in online mode to determine the eligibility ‘only for Assistant Professor’ and ‘for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian Universities and Colleges. This year the age limit for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) has been increased by 1 year. Let’s look at the details:

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UGC NET 2021 Age Limit

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Age Limit  (as on 1st March 2021)

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

31 years

Note: Previously Age Limit was 30 years

Assistant Professor

No upper age limit

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UGC NET 2021 Age Limit Relaxation

S. No.

Category

Age Limit Relaxation (as on 1st March 2021)

1

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years

(36 years)

Note: Previously Age Limit was 35 years

2

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3

Women

4

Persons with disabilities (PwD)

5

Transgender

6

Candidates having research experience

Period spent on research – Maximum 5 years

7

Candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree

3 years

8

Candidates who have served in the armed forces

5 years

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Educational Qualification

Category

Percentage Criteria

General/ EWS

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)

55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

ST/ SC/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender

(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)

50% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree

The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination have 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 (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

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 Below are some Important Dates for the NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam:

UGC NET Dec 2020 Exam

Important Dates

Online Application and Registration Date

2nd February to 2nd March 2021

Get Direct Link to Apply Online

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees

3rd March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Correction of Online Application Form

5th to 9th March 2021

Downloading of Admit Cards

To be announced later

UGC NET Dec 2020 Exam Dates

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 and

17 May 2021

Date for announcing results

To be announced later

UGC NET 2021 Exemption - Eligibility for Assistant Professor

For NET/SET/SLET Candidates:

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For SET Candidates:

 

UGC NET Assistant Professor & JRF 2021 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy of the Government of India is applicable to UGC-NET. According to this, in the Central Universities and Institutions which are deemed to be Universities, 10% of the seats are reserved for the category General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS), 15% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for the category Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 27% for the category Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non Creamy layer (OBC-NCL):

Category

% Reservation

EWS

10%

SC

15%

ST

7.5%

OBC-NCL

27%

So, the candidates are advised to look thoroughly at the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, before applying for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam. 

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