Candidates interested in applying need to possess a Master's degree or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks.
Candidates holding a degree in Bachelor of Science (BSc)(Hons) or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD programme with at least 55% marks are also eligible to apply.
For Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET : The maximum age of applicant should be 28 years as on July 1, 2017. There is upper age limit relaxation up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PwD)/female applicants and 3 years in case of OBC(non-creamy layer) candidates.
For Lecturers NET : There is no upper age limit.
The examination is held to test the eligibility of the aspirants for the award of Junior Research Fellowships NET. Also, through UGC NET, the eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas is determined.