NET is a compulsory requirement for applying for Assistant professor in any college or university. You should have minimum 55% marks in post graduation for applying UGC- NET examination. The examination is conducted for junior research fellowship and lecturership both. For junior research fellowship your age should not be more than 28 years. However, relaxation is given to SC&ST category for up to 5 years. There is no age bar for lecturership. After qualifying the exam you are eligible for the post of Assistant professor. Beside this, NET score also would be helpful at the time of recruitment. Achieving best score in NET exam would get more chance to be recruited.
Those candidate who have been awarded PhD degree with UGC regulation 2009 may be exempted from minimum criteria of NET/SLET.
According to new UGC norms, NET and PhD degree with UGC regulation 2009 both are essential requirements for appointment as Assistant professor in any govt college or university. Candidates are recruited in college or university on basis of performance in the NET exam, academic record, research publication, attended the seminar along with PhD degree with UGC regulation 2009. Moreover, some marks are fixed on interview. Thus, a merit list is prepared for recruitment.