CBSE UGC NET July 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 11 Apr 2016

The UGC NET July 2016 eligibility criteria can be checked here!


CBSE UGC NET 2016 July eligibility criteria has been made public by the Board on the official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The National Eligibility Test (NET) is slated to be held on July 10, 2016 to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals to be eligible for only Assistant Professor (AP) or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges across the country.

The exam will be conducted in 83 subjects at 88 selected NET examination cities across India. The aspirants must go through the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form for NET July 2016.

Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET July 2016:

  • The candidate must have secured at least 55% aggregate marks in Master’s degree or equivalent examination from UGC recognised university/institution in their relative subject. The candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), persons with disability (PwD) must have secured at least 50% aggregate marks in their Master’s degree or equivalent examination.
  • The candidates awaiting their Master’s degree results or will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree or whose results for qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for the test. The admission for such candidates will be provisional and these candidates will be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant professor only after they pass their Master’s degree or equivalent examination with the required minimum percentage as per their category. Such candidates will be required to complete their PG degree within two years of tenure from the date of NET result. If the candidate fails to do so, he/she will be disqualified.
  • The candidates with Ph. D degree, those who have completed their Master’s before September 19, 1991 (regardless of the declaration of their results) are also eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks to appear for NET.
  • The age of the candidate appearing for NET should not be more than 28 years as on July 1, 2016. A relaxation up to 5 years is allowed to candidates who belong to OBC, SC, ST or PwD category and to women applicants.

More details on the eligibility criteria can been seen by clicking here.


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