UGC NET is an National Eligibility Test for the post of Assistant Professor in colleges and Universities. However the UGC has confirmed a new rule that the PhD is mandatory for becoming the Assistant Professor in the Universities where as the minimum eligibility for becoming the Assistant professor in Colleges will be remained the same i.e; either NET/JRF or PhD.
Eligibility for appearing in the exam: The candidates who completed their post graduation with the minimum 55% marks, however students who fall in the category are relaxed of 5% marks. The students pursuing post graduate are also eligible to apply for the UGC NET/JRF.
The UGC NET consists of two papers: paper 1 is general which is same for all the students which is of total 100 marks and the second paper which is of 200 marks is different from subject to subject.