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UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles: Check Assistant Professor & JRF Age Limit & Educational Qualification

Archana Shandilya

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles: UGC NET 2021 Exam will be conducted by NTA to determine the candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or for Assistant Professor only posts in Indian Universities and Colleges. UGC NET June 2021 & December 2020 Combined Exam will only be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) from 6th to 11th October 2021 in various subjects at selected Exam Centers spread across the country. Below are some Important Dates for the NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam:

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UGC NET June 2021 & Dec 2020 Combined Exam

Important Dates

Online Application and Registration Date (Previous-Dec 2020 Exam)

2nd February to 9th March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Online Application and Registration Date (NEW-June 2021 Exam)

10th August to 5th September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)

Direct Link to Apply Online

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (Previous-Dec 2020 Exam)

10th March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (NEW-June 2021 Exam)

6th September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)

Correction of Online Application Form

12th to 16th March 2021 (up to 11.50 p.m.)

Correction of Online Application Form (Both June 2021 & Dec 2020 Exam)

07 September to 12 September 2021

Downloading of Admit Cards

To be announced later on the website

UGC NET 2021 Combined Exam Dates

6th October to 11th October 2021

Note: The slots of JRFs of both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles will be merged, while the methodology for Subject-wise cum Category-wise allocation of JRFs shall remain unchanged.

Date for announcing results

To be announced later

Let’s look at the Eligibility Criteria for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or only Assistant Professor posts for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam:

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Age Limit

Posts

Age Limit (As on 1st October 2021 for June 2021 Cycle & As on 1st March 2021 for Dec 2020 Cycle)

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

31 years

Age Limit Increased

Assistant Professor

No upper age limit

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Age Limit Relaxation

S. No.

Category

Age Limit Relaxation (As on 1st October 2021 for June 2021 Cycle & As on 1st March 2021 for Dec 2020 Cycle)

1

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years

(36 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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Note:

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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

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Note:

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Exemption - Eligibility for Assistant Professor

NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time. Let’s have a look at who all are exempted from appearing UGC NET 2021 Exam for the Assistant Professor Post:

For NET/SET/SLET Candidates:

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For SET Candidates:

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So, the candidates are advised to look thoroughly at the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, before applying for NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam. If a candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria, then his/her candidature will not be considered during the final selection stage.

FAQ

What is the Age Limit for JRF & Assistant Professor Posts under UGC NET 2021 Exam?

JRF - 31 Years, Assistant Professor - No Upper Age Limit

What is the Educational Qualification for UGC NET 2021 Exam?

General/EWS - 55%, ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ Transgender/ Ph.D Holders - 50% In Master’s Degree Or Equivalent Degree

What are the new Exam Dates for NTA UGC NET 2021 June 2021 & Dec 2020 Cycles?

6th To 11th October 2021

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