UGC NET JRF Admit Card, Eligibility Criteria, Result & Job Profile
It was like finding a needle in a haystack but I did it, I found the one considerably good thing (amongst a huge pile of bad things), COVID-19 epidemic left for the students aspiring to crack the UGC NET exam this year.
The National Testing Agency has extended the date for submission of the online application form for the UGC NET JRF exam from 16.05.2020 to 31.05.2020 and has also postponed the examination (dates are yet to be declared) in lieu of the COVID-19 crisis.
By the end of this blog, you’ll have in-depth information about the following topics. You can click on the topic and directly go to that topic of the blog:
- UGC NET JRF Eligibility Criteria
- UGC NET Admit Card
- NTA UGC NET Exam Result 2019
- UGC NET JRF Job Profile
UGC NET JRF Eligibility Criteria
Even when the date for the submission of the online application form and the examination being postponed, there’s still an eligibility criteria that you need to follow (we can’t get it all, now can we?) to be able to fill the application form.
So let’s talk about the UGC NET JRF eligibility criteria.
It is important to note that if you fail to abide by the UGC NET JRF eligibility criteria you can be disqualified later from the examination.
These are the few things I’ll cover under the UGC NET JRF eligibility criteria-
- Education Qualification
- Age limit
- Number of attempts
UGC NET JRF Eligibility Criteria – Education Qualification (55% in Master’s Degree exam)
You don’t need to be an ace performer all through your Master’s, to be eligible to give the UGC NET JRF exam (even though it doesn’t hurt to have great scores).
A minimum of 55% marks or grade is required in your Master’s Degree from universities/institutions recognized by UGC.
However, an aggregate of 50% marks or grade is required for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Other Backward Classes (OBC) / Persons With Disability (PWD)/ Transgender category.
Now other than the students who have already appeared and been ranked for their master’s exams, if you belong in any of these categories even you’ll be allowed to give the UGC NET JRF Paper:
- If you’re pursuing a master’s degree or equivalent course.
- If you have already appeared for your qualifying master’s degree (final year) examination.
- If your qualifying examinations have been delayed (you fall in the lucky category, don’t you?).
With everything in this world, there are always Terms and conditions.
Similarly, the above-mentioned categories of students are only admitted provisionally.
They are only considered eligible when you pass your master’s exam with the required percentage as per the UGC NET Eligibility Criteria.
Well, you didn’t think you could just pass the UGC NET exam and that’s about it?
You must complete your master’s exam within 2 years from the date of the NET result, otherwise, you’re disqualified.
UGC NET JRF Eligibility – Age Limit And Relaxations
When they say age is a just number, well, they’re not lying but they’re not completely accurate.
There is no age to go after your dreams but the more you delay it the more sacrifices you have to make.
When we’re talking about the UGC NET exam, there is no age limit for the candidates applying for the assistant professorship (NET).
But if you’re one of those students aiming to crack the JRF, i.e., Junior Research Fellow, your age should be no more than 30 years on the primary date of the month in which the UGC NET JRF Exam is to be held.
However, there is a certain relaxation in years when we’re talking about candidates of the following category:
|S.No||Category||Relaxation (in years)|
|1.||Scheduled Tribe/Scheduled Caste (ST/SC)||By 5 years|
|2.||Other Backward Classes (OBC)||By 5 years|
|3.||Persons With Disability||By 5 years (GEN), 5 years (OBC), 5 years (SC/ST)|
|4.||Transgender||By 5 years|
|5.||Women Applicants||By 5 years|
|6.||Research experience limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of Post Graduate Degree||By maximum of 5 years|
|7.||LLM Degree||By 3 years|
|8.||Armed Forces Services||By maximum of 5 years|