UGC-NET is now being conducted by the CBSE. Earlier, it was conducted by the UGC itself. The full form of NET is National Eligibility Test. This test is held twice a year, in the month of June and in the month of December.
NET is held to determine eligibility for college and university level lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Only Indian nationals are eligible to appear in this test. The minimum eligibility criterion for General, OBC and SC/ ST has been fixed as 60%, 55% and 50% respectively. There is no age-bar for NET in respect of lectureship. However, the age limit for NET in respect of JRF is 28 years with 5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PH/Female candidates. The exact eligibility condition can be checked from the following link:-
As you hold the PG degree in Zoology, you can appear in NET only in Life Sciences (conducted by CSIR) provided you satisfy other eligibility conditions. For appearing in UGC-NET in Education, you have to qualify M.A (Education) with requisite percentage.
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