UGC NET JRF Notification 2021

UGC-NET 2021 notification was released on February 2. The candidates can fill the UGC-NET application 2021 online at the official website. The UGC NET 2021 Exam will be conducted on May 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, and 17. The last date to apply online for the UGC NET 2021 (December 2020 Cycle) is March 3. University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam conducted in order to select candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges. Till June 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted NET on behalf of UGC. However, from December 2018 onwards National Testing Agency (NTA) started conducting the UGC NET exam.

The University Grants Commission, more commonly referred to as the UGC conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) twice every year - once in July and December/January each.
The NET, participated by thousands of candidates every year, is aimed to determine the eligibility of interested Indian nationals for the profiles of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/or Assistant Professor (both in Indian colleges and universities). UGC conducts NET in 79 different subjecting (Santali is the latest addition) at over 80 designated NET Coordinating Institutions spread throughout the country. The results are usually declared one month after the exam via official websites and The candidates are not individually notified about their result.

UGC NET Eligibility 2021
The basic criteria that candidates must fulfil to meet UGC NET eligibility 2021 are:
  1. Candidates should secure at least 55 per cent aggregate marks in post-graduation
  2. Candidates should not be more than 31 years in age in order to be eligible for JRF
  3. There is no age restriction to apply for the post of Assistant Professor
  4. A relaxation of five per cent in educational qualification is given to reserved category candidates
  5. A relaxation of five years in age criteria is given to reserved category candidates
  6. Candidates who have cleared State Eligibility Test (SET) before June 1, 2002 are exempted from taking the UGC NET exam

UGC NET 2021 Notification & Application Form

  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the UGC NET notification 2021 on February 2. The UGC NET 2021 notification contains all important details about the exam such as dates, eligibility criteria, paper pattern, syllabus, result declaration criteria, etc. Candidates are advised to go through the complete UGC NET 2021 notification before applying for the exam.
  • NTA UGC NET application form 2021 was released along with the notification. Candidates can fill the UGC NET application form in online mode on the official website of the exam. UGC NET application fee is Rs 1,000 for General category, Rs 500 for General-EWS and OBC-NCL categories, and Rs 250 for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender.
  • For Lecturers of Class XI-XII: Candidates for this category should possess the Post Graduate (PG) Degree in the concerned subject with at least 50% marks from a recognised university. Matric with Hindi/Sanskrit or Sr. Secondary / Graduation / Post Graduation with Hindi as one of the Subjects.

Age Criteria

  1. Not more than 30 years as on 01st June 2019. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on Website SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants.
  2. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority.
  3. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing LLM Degree.
  4. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.
  5. For Assistant Professor
  6. There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.