National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship and
Eligibility for Lectureship
i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without
rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from
universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages)
and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc.
are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe
(ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category candidates
who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or
equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
ii) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the
qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still
awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also
apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and
shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Lectureship eligibility only after
they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least
55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates). Such
candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the
date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall
be treated as disqualified.
iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level
examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of 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.
iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their
post-graduation only. The candidates whose post-graduation subject is not
covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.
v)Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to
submit attested copy of their OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate
along with online printout of their Application Forms (obtained while applying
on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents
in support of their eligibility along with printout of their Application Form.
Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about
their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected
by the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they
shall be liable for legal action.
vi)Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate
course(s), should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their
course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from
Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiuweb.org).