UGC (University Grants Commission) is a statutory organisation, which was established by the Union government in 1956. Its main objective is to provide recognition to the Indian universities, and provide funds to such recognised universities and colleges.
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) now conducts this exam, on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research.
The exam is conducted in streams such as Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, etc.
Eligibility for UGC NET
The interested candidates must have completed their post graduation or Ph.Ds in the relevant subjects with not less than 55 percent marks.