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    NET eligibility if M.A English was done after B.Com

    Planning to take up a teaching post in a college? Wondering if B.Com lower percentage will be a hurdle in taking up this job? On this page, find advice from experts for all your queries.

    I am 27 yrs. After B.Com with 52%, I pursued M.A in English in which I obtained 58%. As per UGC NET exam norm, 55% is the eligibility criteria but I want to know whether my B.Com graduation degree will be a hurdle in getting a college lecturer post or not?
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  • NET eligibility criteria are based on a Master's degree in a UGC recognised college or University with at least 55% marks without rounding off. Relaxation of % is allowed from OBC(non-creamy layers)/SC/ST.
    Age is NOT more than 28 years as on 1st Nov of the year you apply. The should not be an issue for NET eligibility and for a lecturer post in the Masters you have completed in English studies
    If the degrees have been secured by distance mode, then please have a certificate of UGC approval in hand which would be needed for verification after the exams.

  • The eligibility criterion for NET for general category is 55% marks in post graduation while for SC/ST category it is only 50%.

    In the above eligibility criterion there is no mention of corresponding graduation subjects or their percentage.

    So in your case it is very clear that you are eligible to appear in NET.

    Knowledge is power.

  • No, absolutely not. You are eligible to apply and appear in National Eligibility Test (NET). The eligibility condition for NET stipulates marks in Post-Graduation. There is no restriction based upon the stream or marks in Graduation.

    As there is no doubt about your eligibility, start preparing for the examination with all seriousness.

    So far as lectureship in English is concerned, your B.Com degree may not be very helpful, but it would not be a hindrance also (especially when you clear the NET).

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • Hi Friend
    To apply for NET(National Eligibility Test) examination conducted by UGC is post graduation I.e., master degree with minimum of 55 % of marksfor general category candidates and 50% of marks for OBC,SC,ST candidates.As you have done your M.A in English with 58% of marks,you are definitely eligible to apply for NET examination.And the age limit to apply for JRF(Junior Research fellow) is 28 years and for Lectureship, there is no maximum age limit.So, age wise also you don't have any problem and you can apply for both JRF and Lectureship.

  • The eligibility criterion for NET test is a post graduation degree and not in any way connected with the subjects in graduation.
    The requirement is 55% marks in post graduation for general category and 50% marks for SC/ST category.
    In your case as you have 58% in your post graduation it is clear that you are eligible to appear for NET.
    Best of luck.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • You will not have any problem. You have completed your B.Com. You are MA in English with 58% marks.
    The eligibility criteria for NET is a post-graduation in the concerned subject with minimum 55% marks and age is maximum 28 years. So there will not be an issue for applying for this NET. You can write for both lecturerships as will Junior Research Fellowship. You can decide on your interest and do accordingly.

    always confident

  • Eligibility to apply for NET(National Eligibility Test) is any postgraduate candidate with 55% marks can appear for the UGC NET exam. Generally NET exam conducted for lectureship. In 1989, NET exam is conducted first time . If you wants to apply for NET then you should be aware about syllabaus if you really wants to crack NET exam. Here is a tips make a schedule to cover up the syllabaus and collect previous year exam papers and go through them so that you know about NET paper. You should possess a clear vision over the subject. The first paper will be of general nature, reasoning ability, teaching reasearch aptitude of the candidate, comprehension and genera awareness. There is no negative marking system in NET examination. Computer and IT related questions are also asked in examination.

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