UGC NET Eligibility-2023

UGC NET Eligibility 2023: The National Testing Agency will release the UGC NET 2023 Notification, and thousands of applicants who intend to sit for the exam must submit their UGC NET Application Form after confirming their eligibility. Candidates must be familiar with the specific UGC NET Eligibility 2023 requirements before submitting an application for the UGC NET 2023. Candidates won’t be permitted to sit for the UGC NET exam by NTA if they don’t match the eligibility requirements.

UGC NET Eligibility 2023 – Educational Qualification

Candidates must have the following educational requirements in order to be eligible to apply for the UGC NET 2023 exam:

  1. The candidate’s master’s degree exam score must have been at least 55%. Candidates from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC), Persons with Disabilities (PwD), and Transgender categories receive a 5% exemption. Therefore, candidates from reserved categories simply need to get an overall master’s degree score of 50%.
  2. Candidates should have earned their post-graduate degrees in relevant fields such as humanities, social science, electronics, computer science & applications, etc. from a UGC-recognized college or university.
  3. Candidates are also eligible to apply online for the UGC NET exam if they are taking their master’s degree final year exam or are awaiting the results. However, these applicants are only admitted provisionally, and they won’t be deemed qualified until they receive the required grade on their master’s test. According to the official website, “Such candidates must complete their postgraduate degree examination within two years of the date of NET result with the required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.”
  4. PhD holders whose master’s exams were finished on September 19, 1991 are entitled for a reduction of 5% marks in the aggregate, i.e., just 50% marks are necessary for such applicants, regardless of the date the results were announced.

Age Limit for UGC NET Eligibility in 2023

Candidates must adhere to the following age requirements in order to be eligible to take the exam:

Age Restrictions for Assistant Professor in UGC NET 2023 

The age requirement to apply for a UGC NET Assistant Professor or Lectureship is open.

2023 is the UGC NET Age Limit for JRF

As on the first day of the month following the UGC NET 2023 exam, applicants for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) must be older than 31 years old. This age restriction only applies to the present examination.

Age Relaxation for UGC NET in 2023

For candidates in the SC, ST, OBC, PwD, female, and other categories, the JRF age requirements are relaxed. View the age relaxation for the reserved categories in the table below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Transgender5 years
Females of all categories5 years
Candidates having research experienceLimited to the period spent on research(Maximum of 5 years)
Candidates holding LLM degree3 years
Candidates in armed forces (subject to the length of service in the armed forces)5 years

UGC NET Eligibility 2023-Reservation Policy

UGC-NET is subject to the Government of India’s reservation policy. According to this, 10% of seats are set aside in Central Universities and Institutions that are considered to be Universities for the General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS), 15% are set aside for the Scheduled Castes (SC), 7.5% are set aside for the Scheduled Tribes (ST), and 27% are set aside for the Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL).
According to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act of 2016 (RPwD Act, 2016), there will be 4 (four) percent horizontal reservations in each category for PwDs (source: press release by UGC).

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