UGC is conducting National Eligibility Test through CBSE. It is the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. You can apply at online.

This test is conducted in the last Sunday of June and December every year. The minimum eligibility to appear in the test is master degree with 55% marks(50% for SC/ST/OBC etc.); However final year student of masters program can also appear in the UGC-NET test and 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.

UGC –NET exam is consist of three papers, what you have to prepare for all the three exams, idea is given below:

Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 60 (sixty) multiple choice questions of 2 marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 (fifty). In the event of the candidate attempted more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

Timings schedule for the UGC-NET Papers:

Paper I     60 out of which 50 question to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.)
Paper II 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours (11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.)
Paper III   75 questions all are compulsory 2½ Hours (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.)

There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor

The UGC-NET test is conducted in all the states of the INDIA including union territory, you can appear in any of the centre as per list given below with code:

Andhra Pradesh(01), Arunachal Pradesh(02), Assam(03), Bihar(04), Delhi(05), Goa(06), Gujarat(07), Haryana(08), Himachal Pradesh(09), Jammu & Kashmir(10), Karnataka(11), Kerala(12), Madhya Pradesh(13), Maharashtra(14), Manipur(15), Meghalaya(16), Mizoram(17), Nagaland(18), Odisha(19), Punjab(20), Rajasthan(21), Sikkim(22), Tamil Nadu(23), Tripura(24), Uttar Pradesh(25), West Bengal(26), Andaman & Nicobar Islands(27), Dadar & Nagar Havelli (28), Daman & Diu(29), Lakshadweep(30), Puducherry (31), Chhattisgarh(32), Jharkhand(33), Uttarakhand (34), Chandigarh(35), Telangana(36).

If you have master degree in one of the following course then you can appear in the UGC-NET exam:

Ayurvedacharya ,Acharya , LLM , M.Arch. ,M.Com , M.Dance , M.Ed. , M.Lib.Sc. , M.Litt., M.Mus , M.Pharm. , M.Plan, M.Sc., M.Stat., M.Tech. , M.V.Sc. , MA , MBA , MCA , M.F.M. , M.F.T., M.H.R.D. , M.I.B , M. Mkt. M. , M. Optom. , MHA , MJMC , MMC , MOT , MPH , MSW , M. P. Ed. , MTM , Others

You should have one of the subject specialization at post graduation level , I am providing you the list of subject code with its subject name. you can select your subject and see the code down load the syllabus from .

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

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