NTA has started the registration process for UGC NET December 2020 Exam from 2nd February 2021. UGC NET Exam is being conducted in online mode to determine the eligibility ‘only for Assistant Professor’ and ‘for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian Universities and Colleges. This year the age limit for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) has been increased by 1 year. Let’s look at the details:
UGC NET 2021 Age Limit
Age Limit (as on 1st March 2021)
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
31 yearsNote: Previously Age Limit was 30 years
No upper age limit
UGC NET 2021 Age Limit Relaxation
Age Limit Relaxation (as on 1st March 2021)
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe
5 years(36 years)Note: Previously Age Limit was 35 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Persons with disabilities (PwD)
Candidates having research experience
Period spent on research – Maximum 5 years
Candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree
Candidates who have served in the armed forces
General/ EWS(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)
55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree
ST/ SC/ OBC/ PwD/ Transgender(Including candidates waiting for their PG Final Year result or going to be appeared in the exam)
50% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree
The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
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