UGC NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria, Age, Qualification – Get Here

UGC NET 2023 EligibilityUGC NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria must be checked by the candidates before applying for the exam. UGC NET written exam is the first step that a candidate needs to take for becoming a lecturer or to conduct research work for renowned organization. Candidates those are interested in appearing for UGC NET exam should check the eligibility criteria before applying for application form. In this article we have mentioned the complete UGC NET eligibility criteria 2023.

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UGC NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

NTA-National Testing Agency will released the eligibility criteria for UGC NET 2023. Through eligibility criteria candidates will be aware of minimum educational qualification, number of attempts, age limit etc. required to apply for UGC NET.

Candidates will be required to go through the entire eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Following below are the detail description regarding UGC NET 2023 eligibility criteria.

Academic Qualification:

Following are the minimum academic qualification required to appear for UGC NET exam.

  • Candidate must secure at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in master degree or equivalent examination from UGC recognized universities/colleges in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc.
  • 50% marks required for candidates belonging to OBC non-creamy layer/SC/ST/ PWD category.
  • Transgender candidates will also be eligible having qualifying criteria similar to SC / ST / PWD categories.
  • Candidates pursuing master’s degree or have appeared for final exam and waiting for their result can also apply. Such candidates will be provisionally admitted and will be eligible for JRF. To be eligible for assistance professor they will have to qualify master’s degree with required percentage according to category. Candidates will have to complete their master degree within 2 years of declaration of UGC NET result.
  • Candidates with PHD degree whose master’s exam was completed by 19th September 1992 will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
  • Candidates are advised to appear for NET exam for the subject they have completed their graduation. If subject is not available choose a subject similar to it.
  • Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Age Limit:

Following are the minimum age limit required to apply for assistant professor & junior research fellowship

Assistant Professor:

  • There will be no age limit set for applying for Assistant professor.
  • Candidates are eligible for the post assistant professor if they successfully qualify NET/SLET/SET exam.
  • Candidates with PHD degree in accordance with University Grants Commission will be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
  • Candidates, those have cleared State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2003, are exempted from appearing in NET.

Junior Research Fellowship:

  • Candidate should not be more than 30 years of age as on 1.06.2023.
  • There is age relaxation of up to 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST, OBC- NCL, and PWD category and also to women candidates.
  • Candidates with 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.
  • Candidates having L.L.M degree will be eligible for 3 year age relaxation.

UGC NET 2023 Application Form

NTA has released the UGC NET 2023 Application form for UGC NET 2023 exam from 30th September 2023. Last date to fill the application form is till 31st October 2023.

Candidates have to upload document in prescribed format and size. The application fee for general candidates is Rs. 1150/-, Rs. 600/- for OBC-NCL and Rs. 325/- or SC / ST / PWD / Transgender. Candidates before applying for the application form must check the eligibility criteria.

If you have any other queries regarding UGC NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria you can ask your queries in the comment below.

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  1. Pramita Panigrahi says:

    I am a student of first year OF Masters…, i will be passout in 2022, can i apply for the NeT Exam?

  2. Praful says:

    i had completed my graduation in technology and did master in journalism. then for which subject am i eligible to give exam?

  3. Sherlin says:

    What is the opt option of mathematics in net application form

  4. Neha Sharma says:

    I m doing MA 3rd semester am i eligible for this exam

  5. Salma sayyed says:

    My age 35 can I apply studies in M.lib sce.

  6. Najma M says:

    Sir, I am a graduate in electronics and communication. Am I eligible for UGC Net ?

  7. Asha mahawar says:

    M.a previous year complete ho gye to kya sir me net kr skti hu

  8. Manoranitham says:

    I am completed M.ed in this year 2021,am i eligible for write net exam in education stream

  9. Tapish khatik says:

    Iam in ma previous.
    Can I apply for net exam

  10. K S Patil says:

    I didn’t studied English as optional subject in degree,but did M A in English,am I eligible for net

  11. shashi says:

    I complete my MA(ENGLISH) with 54% marks then post graduate diploma in school management with 60% marks. could I apply for net?

  12. Shreeta Choudhury Dutta says:

    I have done my graduation in & right nw I am in CA FINAL. So am I eligible for this exam?

  13. GAURAV JOSHI says:


  14. Lucky says:

    I’m going to write my 5th sem now can I apply for net exam now

  15. Simran says:

    I had done graduation in tourism and post graduate in history can I also apply for net exam as assistant professor

  16. Josephine says:

    Sir, i completed psychology and Education. Can i apply 2 subject for ugc net exam… because the exam will conduct different date for that i’m asking?

  17. Tashi says:

    I am from Nepal. Can I apply for NET?

  18. stephen dinesh says:

    I am converted christian BC Community Then how i Pay for application fee RS 1000 or 500 or 250 for UGC NET Exam.

  19. Bibek says:

    Nepalese students who are studying in India can appear in UGC NET?

  20. balasubramanyam says:

    i have done mtech in mechanical i eligible to apply for ugc net…..

  21. Shikha Bharti says:

    I have done ,m I eligible for applying

  22. Soumya Sunil says:

    Sir i have done graduation in microbiology so am I eligible to give the UGC NET exam?

  23. Praneeta K says:

    I am currently pursuing my 2nd semester in MA English. Am I eligible to apply?

  24. Esha says:

    I am pursuing my MBA my 2nd semester exam is going on.Am I able to fill UGC NET

  25. Ashvini says:

    I have completed master degree as MCM( Master in Computer Management) can I eligiblefor UGC net exam?

  26. Suman sahu says:

    I have done my UG in life science (biotechnology)and my PG in continuing education(food nutrition).If I’m eligible for giving NET then which stream should I opt in it?

  27. Suman sahu says:

    I have completed my graduation in biotechnology(life science),and pursuing my masters in food nutrition(MSCDFSM) from IGNOU.Am I eligible for NET exam?

  28. NIRAJ DUBEY says:


    I had completed M.A. (pol.sci.) with 52% in 2010, Can i apply this application

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (50% for reserve category) without rounding off are eligible for the UGC NET 2021.

  29. Ankita Rana says:

    I am in the 1st year of master in English, am I eligible for NET?

  30. Pari Debbarma says:

    I’ve completed master degree in Kokborok language, in which subject I have to apply?

  31. Divya Krishnan says:

    I had MCA from MG university in the year 2011. Can I apply for Ugc net 2021? My age is 35 now and
    Im staying abroad, so is it possible to attend ugc net from abroad? Online/offline mode exam?
    Kindly reply for the same.

  32. Divya Krishnan says:

    I had MCA from MG university in the year 2011. Can I apply for Ugc 2021? Im staying abroad, so is it possible to attend ugc net from abroad? Online/offline mode exam?
    Kindly reply for the same.

  33. Deepa Agrawal says:

    Can I write both Net Commerce and Net Management together . I have done MCom and also MBA

  34. Sneha says:

    I have done BA in sociology and MA in public policy. Am I eligible for sociology?

  35. Raju says:

    I was born in 1990. I currently pursue M.A English, completed 1st year. I. Am I eligible to appear for UGC net? Am I eligible to receive any previleges namely re embercement or scholarship?

  36. Anuradha Majumdar says:

    I have done my graduation in humanities but I switch my profession after that I have done my master degree in commerce (MCOM) am I eligible for ugc net

  37. Nusaiba says:

    Iam 2nd year psychology student I’m i eligible for net exam2021?

  38. Siraj Bagtharia says:

    I have completed PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management) from IGNOU. Am I eligible to appear for NET ?

  39. Renu says:

    I have passed final exam of MCA. Can I eligible for ugc net exam

  40. Sandip Pode says:

    My age is 41 years. Shall i apply for upcoming UGC NET 2021

  41. Urvashi Joshi Upreti says:

    After 12th, I did from business administration as a non regular student. But I also have
    5 years course in Fine Arts. So, Am I eligible for Net exam ?

  42. Priyanka Malhotra says:

    My D.O.B is 8.11.83 and I’ve done masters in biotechnology. Can I apply for NET and under which criteria

  43. Arjun Lal meena says:

    Sir my 44.88% is completely 2019 and my DOB 12/12/97 I can attempt in NET exam

  44. mridula says:

    when forms will open for llm?

  45. Kulmeet Kaur says:

    I have completed my MBA.I am 43. Can I apply for NET with Management as my subject?

  46. Rachita says:

    Punjab technical unversity 2010-2012 MBA (HR) pass outs eligible for UGC NET 2021. I don’t know it comes under UGC OR not

  47. ARUN GOUDA says:

    I am completed M.Sc(electronics and communication) I am eligible net exam or not.

  48. Sanjeet chhetri says:

    Sir I have completed m master degree with 58% can I eligible for NET EXAM

  49. munu mishra says:

    I have done Agribusiness Management, doing Ph.D. in OB & HRM.
    Can I be eligible for NET in Human resource management

  50. Dominic Amalan says:

    Sir, I have done MBA in HR management through ITM University, Vadodara. Am I eligible to appear for NET 2021 and SET 2021 in Bihar?

  51. Rahul says:

    i was completed my masters in computer science with 6.8 per so should i apply net exam for college faculty?

  52. Pari says:

    Sir mene geography se net kr lia h kya ab m history se apply kr skti hu kya please tell me mujhe history se bhi net krna h

  53. Reema says:

    Hi I have done Masters in Information technology. But I want to become Maths lecturer. Which UGC net should I apply for ??

  54. Farheen vakil says:

    I am a B.D.S. (DENTIST) and not a post graduate in dentistry. I want to appear for this exam. Can I appear for this exam? If not what are the other alternatives or what can be done if I want to appear for this exam?

  55. Abhinav says:

    I have completed my masters in 2014. Am I eligible for NET examination?

  56. Inder Chandnani says:

    Hi- I am PGDBA in finance, can I apply for NET in economics?

    Also, if not economics what i can apply for, only management is the option?

    And how many maximum attempts do I will have.

  57. Vrinda Sharma says:

    I have done BA in economics, and then MBA (Master of Business Administration), then B.Ed.
    Am I eligible for UGC NET?

  58. Chirag Deora says:

    I have appeared for final year in Accountancy and Marketing recently!!
    Is am eligible for this NET exam??

    If yes,when I should apply for the same!!

    Plzz Reply!!

  59. Chirag Deora says:

    I have appeared for final year in Accountancy and Marketing recently!!
    Is am eligible for this NET exam??

    If yes,when I should apply for the same!!

  60. Bhuvana says:

    I had finished ma hindi by distance LEARNING. Am I eligible to apply for NET.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      IF you have masters degree then you can apply for UGC NET, however you should check complete eligibility criteria before applying.

  61. Nivedita says:

    I am nivedita ,i have done my graduation in pcm and after that post graduation in economics with 60% am i eligible for ugc net in economics?

  62. Sonal Divesh Borkar says:

    I cleared my master in commerce with 54.45% can I apply for Net exam. I belong to general category.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      No, Candidates should have scored at least 55% marks((without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination.

  63. Sonal Divesh Borkar says:

    My perecentage is 54.45% can I apply for net exam

  64. Tanisha says:

    I have done general in pure science with 45%marks……can i do msc in physics from anywhere so that i can appear for net…..please help

  65. Amith says:

    I’ve completed mtech in structural engineering with distinction and willing to work as assistant professor in technical University. Is qualifying NET exam mandatory or I can use the ranking obtained in the NET exam result for recruitment process?

  66. Aswathy Anilkumar says:

    I have done my M.Sc Medical Laboratory Technology in Pathology. Am I eligible for JRF??

  67. Priyanka says:

    Sir,i have master degree in hindi subject but i Want net exam pass with different (clothing) subject….can i???? I have advance diploma in fashion designing

  68. Vandana says:

    I have done mba through distance learning from Jaipur National University … So m i eligible for applying for NET exam ?

  69. sonia says:

    hello. I want to confirm ,Cani be eligible for ugc net after pgdhrm from ignou university.

  70. Yashi Mittal says:

    I have completed BBALLB 5 year integrated program and just got enrolled for 1 year masters in law. Can I apply for NET this year or I have to wait for the next year.

  71. Devikrishna says:

    I have joined for MSc Population Sciences and I will be in my 2nd semester for June session of Ugc net. Can I apply for it? Or do I have to be in second year?

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