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UGC NET JRF Eligibility 2019: Age Limit & Educational Qualification

UGC NET JRF 2019 Notification was released on 01st March 2019. Students must want to know about the eligibility criteria to apply for UGC NET JRF Exam 2019. This article will provide you the complete eligibility criteria required which include Education Qualification, Age Limit, Nationality & Number of Attempts. Those students who meet the eligibility criteria can only be allowed to fill the form.

UGC NET JRF 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria of UGC NET JRF is based on Several factors, below we are discussing those variables in detail. Students can go through the UGC NET JRF 2019 Exam Eligibility Criteria to know if the aspirant is eligible to give the exam.

Age Limit for JRF 2019 exam

Age should be not more than 30 years on the first date of the month in which JRF Exam would be held. There is also relaxation in the upper age limit for JRF 2019 exam based on the following:

CategoryRelaxation in Age
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)By 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)By 5 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)By 5 years (GEN) 5 years (OBC) & 5 years (SC/ST)
TransgenderBy 5 Years
Women ApplicantsBy 5 years
Candidates Having Research Experience, Limited to the Period Spent on Research in the Relevant/ Related Subject of post graduate degreeBy Maximum 5 years
Candidates having LLM DegreeBy 3 years.
Candidates served in Armed ForcesBy Maximum 5 Years

There is no Age Limit for UGC NET Candidates for Assistant Professorship. 

Educational Qualification for UGC NET JRF 2019 exam

Educational Qualifications: Minimum 55% marks (this will be 50% in case of SC/ST/PWD/transgender candidate) or grade required to qualify in Masters degree of each candidate from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC. The minimum qualifying percentage or the grade equivalent for the Degree of Masters will be in aggregate for all semesters/years.

These three types of candidates can also give the UGC NET JRF Paper:

1) A candidate who is pursuing their master’s degree or equivalent course

2) Candidates who have appeared for their qualifying master’s degree (final year) examination.

3) Candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed.

Don’t forget to read about the UGC NET JRF selection process and the UGC NET JRF syllabus as it will help you know more about the exam. Check Frequently Asked Questions for UGC NET JRF Exams to clear your doubts.

Download Past Year Papers for UGC NET JRF here!

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