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UGC NET 2021 Notification – Check Eligibility, Exam Dates & Other Details!!!  National Testing Agency is expected to release the notification for UGC NET soon in its official page. This exam will be conducted to check the eligibility for the posts of JRF (Junior Research Fellow), SRF (Senior Research Fellow), PF (Project Fellow), Assistant Professor, SPF (Senior Project Fellow) and others.

UGC NET 2021: Important Dates

Release of Online Application : 2nd week of March 2021

Last date to fill online application :3rd week of May 2021

Availability of Admit card :  3rd week of May 2021

Exam Date : 2nd week of June 2021

Result Declaration Date : 1st week of July 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criterion

  • There is no age limit for the position of Assistant Professor.
  • The age of the applicant for JRF must not be more than 30 years (35 yrs for reserved candidates).
  • 3 years of age relaxation will be given for LLM Degree possessing candidates.
  • Candidates, who have served in the armed forces, will be given 5 years of age relaxation.

Education Qualification

  • Candidate should have a Master’s degree or its equivalent from a board or university recognized by UGC with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for ST/SC/OBC/PwD) in the Master’s degree in the relevant stream.
  • Appearing Candidates in the final year of the qualifying exam can also apply.

Exemption (For Assistant Professor)

  • Cleared the NET/SLET/SET exam in various Universities or institutions.
  • Passed the SET recognized by UGC will be exempted to appear in the exam.
  • Cleared candidates of the UGC/CSIR JRF examination are exempted to appear for the test.
  • Candidates having a Ph.D. Degree by UGC as per the minimum standards and process for the award will be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SET/SELT.

Q: Which app is best for NTA UGC NET mock test and preparation?

There are various apps for UGC NET preparation. Infinity Exams (from anujjindal.in) offers the best mock tests prepared from the previous years’ questions papers. The preparation tips will help in making a strategy for the exam.

Q: What is UGC-NET? What are the benefits of qualifying it?

NET (National Eligibility Test) is conducted for determining the eligibility of post-graduate students to become Assistant Professor in Indian Universities/colleges and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates with Postgraduate degree are eligible for the exam. Do check if the subject of post-graduation exists in the list of subjects.

The benefits of qualifying UGC NET are:

  • Getting JRF Fellowship
  • Becoming a Research Scholar
  • Becoming Assistant Professor
  • Promotion in the existing job
  • Opportunities in PSUs

You can check out the other career options here.

Q: How to prepare for the UGC NET paper 1 for 2021?

Paper-I is common for all subjects. It tests the candidates’ research and teaching aptitude. Check out the preparation tips for UGC NET 2021.

Q: Can an art student apply for the NTA UGC NET JRF 2021?

Yes, Arts students can apply for UGC NET/JRF 2021 provided the subject of your post-graduation is covered in the list of subjects for the examination.


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