UGC NET - Opportunities After Post-graduation


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Hello Aspirants!!

Have you completed the post graduation and confused about the future?
Well, I have discussed a bright option for the candidates who are very interested in higher teaching and research projects.

Candidates who want to make a career in the lectureship at the university level can go for the UGC NET Exam.

UGC NET Exam is the national eligibility test which is held to check the eligibility for the junior research fellowship award and the assistant professor posts in university or colleges.

The UGC NET Exam provide various opportunities to the post-graduate candidates as follows:

  • Join as an assistant professor
  • be junior research fellow/ Project manager/
  • Get various scholarships, awards
  • Apply for higher studies like Ph.D. or research
  • BEcome lab technician
  • Get a job in PSUs
  • Start your own institute or research center
  • Be an author etc.

These are some of the advantages you can take after clearing the UGC NET Exam.

The eligibility for the UGC NET Exam is master's degree from the recognized university.

Even there is no age limit for the assistant professor in the universities.
Visit the official website to know more about the UGC NET and apply for the exam before the last date if you are eligible.

All the best for the future ahead.


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On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA) for the posts of Assistant Professor Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian Universities and Colleges.

This national level entrance exam is conducted twice every year.


Candidates should have secured at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC.

Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their 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/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC-NCL /SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category candidates).

Such candidates must complete their Master's degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with the required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Age Limit

JRF: Not more than 30 years. However, relaxation up to 5 years provided to (OBC-Non Creamy Layer/ /SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants)

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC NET for Assistant Professor.