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Eligibility Criteria

(Last Update :10/10/2016)




Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (list attached page No. 22 to 48) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects of post graduation attached at page No. 19 to 20) are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ persons with disability(PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.


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 Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree examination OR equivalent with at least 55% marks(50% marks in case of OBC(Non- creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD(persons with disability) 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.


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.


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.14 (on page 12-13), may appear in a related subject.


Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to CBSE. However 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 UGC/CBSE at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.


vi) 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. (
(i)Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.01.2017. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non- creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: ) SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having 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. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

(ii)Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.



NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of the Ph. D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.


The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.


For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st JUNE 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st JUNE 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.

List of UGC NET Subjects

(Last Update :10/10/2016)
Subject Code Subject Name
1 Economics
2 Political Science
3 Philosophy
4 Psychology
5 Sociology
6 History
7 Anthropology
8 Commerce
9 Education
10 Social Work
11 Defence and Strategic Studies
12 Home Science
14 Public Administration
15 Population Studies
16 Hindustani Music (Vocal/Instrumental)
17 Management
18 Maithili
19 Bengali
20 Hindi
21 Kannada
22 Malayalam
23 Odia
24 Punjabi
25 Sanskrit
26 Tamil
27 Telugu
28 Urdu
29 Arabie
30 English
31 Linguistics
32 Chinese
33 Dogri
34 Nepali
35 Manipuri
36 Assamese
37 Gujarati
38 Marathi
39 French
40 Spanish
41 Russian
42 Persian
43 Rajasthani
44 German
45 Japanese
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy / Non Formal Education 
47 Physical Education
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50 Indian Culture
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
58 Law
59 Library and Information Science
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62 Comparative Study of Religions
63 Mass Communication and Journalism
65 Dance
66 Museology & Conservation
67 Archaeology
68 Criminology
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71 Folk Literature
72 Comparative Literature
73 Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yojurveda/ Madhv Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta)
74 Women Studies
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applies Art/History of Art)
80 Geography
81 Social Medicine & Community Health
82 Forensic Science
83 Pali
84 Kashmiri
85 Konkani
87 Computer Science and Applications
88 Electronic Science
89 Environmental Sciences
90 International and Area Studies
91 Prakrit
92 Human Rights and Duties
93 Tourism Administration and Management
94 Bodo
95 Santali
96 Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)
97 Rabindra  Sangeet
98 Percussion Instruments
99 Drama/Theatre
100 Yoga
  • Paper-I: 10-July-2016

1 J-0016 _P-I-Set-A.pdf
2 J-0016 _P-I-Set-B.pdf
3 J-0016 _P-I-Set-C.pdf
4 J-0016 _P-I-Set-D.pdf

  • Paper-I: 28-Aug-2016

1 J-0016 _P-I_ Set-A.pdf
2 J-0016 _P-I_ Set-B.pdf
3 J-0016 _P-I_ Set-C.pdf
4 J-0016 _P-I_ Set-D.pdf

  • Paper II: 10-July-2016

1 J-01-16-II _Economics.pdf
2 J-02-16-II _Political Science.pdf
3 J-03-16-II _Philosophy.pdf
4 J-04-16-II _Psychology.pdf
5 J-05-16-II _Sociology.pdf
6 J-06-16-II _History.pdf
7 J-07-16-II _Anthropology.pdf
8 J-08-16-II _Commerce.pdf
9 J-09-16-II _Education.pdf
10 J-10-16-II _Social Work.pdf
11 J-11-16-II _Defence & Stratagy.pdf
12 J-12-16-II _Home Science.pdf
13 J-14-16-II _Public Admin..pdf
14 J-15-16-II _Pop..pdf
15 J-16-16-II _Hindustani Music.pdf
16 J-17-16-II _Management.pdf
17 J-18-16-II _Maithili.pdf
18 J-19-16-II Bengali.pdf
19 J-20-16-II _Hindi.pdf
20 J-21-16-II _Kannada.pdf
21 J-22-16 Malayalam.pdf
22 J-23-16 _Odia.pdf
23 J-24-16-II _Punjabi.pdf
24 J-25-16-II _Sanskrit.pdf
25 J-26-16 Tamil.pdf
26 J-27-16-II _Telugu.pdf
27 J-28-16 Urdu.pdf
28 J-29-16 Arabic.pdf
29 J-30-16-II _English.pdf
30 J-31-16-II _Linguistic.pdf
31 J-32-16-II _Chinese.pdf
32 J-33-16-II _Dogri.pdf
33 J-34-16-II _Nepali.pdf
34 J-35-16-II _Manipuri.pdf
35 J-36-16-II _Assamese.pdf
36 J-37-14-II _Gujarati.pdf
37 J-38-16-II _Marathi.pdf
38 J-39-16-II _Freench.pdf
39 J-40-16-II _Spanish.pdf
40 J-41-16-II_Russian-II.pdf
41 J-42-16 Persian.pdf
42 J-43-16-II _Rajasthani.pdf
43 J-44-16-II _German.pdf
44 J-45-16 _Japanese.pdf
45 J-46-16-II _Adult Edu.pdf
46 J-47-16-II _Physical Edu.pdf
47 J-49-16-II _Arab Cul, & Ism Stu..pdf
48 J-50-16-II _Indian Culture.pdf
49 J-55-16-II _Labour Welfare & Industrial Relation.pdf
50 J-58-16-II _Law.pdf
51 J-59-13-II _Library and Information Science.pdf
52 J-60-16-II _Bhud. Jain, Gan.pdf
53 J-62-16-II _Com. Stu. Relg.pdf
54 J-63-16-II _Mass Communication & Journalism.pdf
55 J-65-16-II _Dance.pdf
56 J-66-16-II _Mus & Consve.pdf
57 J-67-16-II _Archeology.pdf
58 J-68-II-16 _Criminology.pdf
59 J-70-16-II _Tri. & Reg. Lang. Lit.pdf
60 J-71-16-II _Folk Literature.pdf
61 J-72-16-II _Comparative Lit.pdf
62 J-73-16-II _Sanskrit Traditional.pdf
63 J-74-16-II _Women Studies.pdf
64 J-79-16-II _Visual Arts.pdf
65 J-80-16-II _Geography.pdf
66 J-81-16-II _Social Medicine.pdf
67 J-82-16-II _Forensic Science.pdf
68 J-83-16-II _Pali.pdf
69 J-84-16-II Kashmiri.pdf
70 J-85-14-II _Konkani.pdf
71 J-87-16-II _Comp.pdf
72 J-88-16-II _Elect. Sci.pdf
73 J-89-16-II _Env.pdf
74 J-90-16-II _International and Area Studies.pdf
75 J-91-16 _Prakrit.pdf
76 J-92-16-II _Hum. Rig.pdf
77 J-93-16-II _Tou. Adm. & Mgmt.pdf
78 J-94-16-II _Bodo.pdf
79 J-95-16-II _Santali.pdf
80 J-96-16-II _Karnatak Music.pdf
81 J-97-16-II _Rabindra Sangit.pdf
82 J-98-16-II _Percussion Inst.pdf
83 J-99-16-II _Drama & Theatre.pdf