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

NTA UGC NET 2021 Exam Age Limit Increased for Fellowship for Gen/OBC/SC/ST Categories: NTA has increased the Age limit for UGC NET June 2021 & Dec 2020 Exam for Junior Research Fellowship. Check Assistant Professor & JRF Eligibility to Apply for UGC NET 2021 Exam.

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

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 June 2021 Exam from 10th August 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 October 2021 for June 2021 Cycle and 1st March 2021 for Dec 2020 Cycle)

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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UGC NET 2021 Exam

Important Dates

Online Application and Registration Date (Previous)

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

Online Application and Registration Date (NEW)

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

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (Previous)

10th March 2021 (till 11:50 PM)

Last Date of Online Payment of Application Fees (NEW)

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

7th September to 12 September 2021

Downloading of Admit Cards

To be announced later on website

UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates

6th October to 11th October 2021

Date for announcing results

To be announced later

UGC NET 2021 Exemption - Eligibility for Assistant Professor

For NET/SET/SLET Candidates:

  • The Candidates, who have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission Regulation Act 2009, shall be exempted from minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for Assistant Professor or equivalent position in Universities and Colleges.
  • The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

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For SET Candidates:

  • The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. 
  • For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.

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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