Career Scope after NTA-UGC NET exam

All of us have knowledge about the career after qualifying the UGC net exam in various disciplines. UGC  NET exam is not limited to make you only eligible for assistant professor and letting you get a scholarship as a JRF, it also gives multidimensional career options to the aspirant candidates. let us read and review the career scope of UGC NET after the exam. The following questions may be helpful to understand the content comprehensively.

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  1. What is the UGC NET exam?
  2. What is the eligibility for appearing for the exam?
  3. What is the Career Scope after the UGC NET exam?
1-What is the UGC NET exam?
The National Eligibility Test is now known as  NTA-UGC-NET which is conducted twice in a year. The national level test is conducted for determining the eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and for Junior Research Fellowship in order to ensure a minimum standard for the entrants of the teaching and research profession. This exam is accepted and considered as the toughest exam of our country.
The test for Junior Research Fellowship was conducted in the year 1984 and the task for conducting the exam was entrusted to UGC dated 22nd July  1988. Since then both tests for assistant professor and junior research fellowship is being conducted every year. The first NET exam was conducted by UGC in the year 1989.
2-What is the eligibility condition for appearing for the NTA-UGC-NET Exam?
Education Qualification


55% aggregate in Master degree (Candidate waiting for the PG final  result or going to appear in the exam are eligible for application

50% aggregate in Master degree (Candidates waiting for the PG final  result or going to appear in the exam are eligible for application

Age Eligibility 
Age relaxation

Scheduled Caste (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 Years
35 years

Other Backward Class (OBC)


Person with Disability(PWD)


Candidate with research Experience

Maximum 5

Candidate having LLM Degree

3 years

Candidate Who served the Arm Force

5 Years

3-Career Scope after UGC- NET Exam.
  • Career Scope after the UGC NET exam is no longer limited up to the academic and research sectors. The scope has indeed gone beyond these boundaries. UGC has announced that the candidate who qualifies UGC NET Exam would be eligible for lucrative jobs in the Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs).
  • UGC has already permitted to the Private Sector Undertaking (PSUs ) for using the National Eligibility Data Base for their recruitment process.
Career Sector for employment 
  1. Academic and Research 
  2. Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)
  3. Self Employment 
1- Academic And Research - Once you are qualified NET, you are officially eligible to set a career in academic and research sectors. You get minimum eligibility for becoming an assistant professor at any government and private university. It also helps you to be promoted to Associate professor. It opens up a wide range of teaching sector jobs. The following are the institution where a NET qualified candidate can get employment.
  1. Central University
  2. State University 
  3. Private and Deam University 
  4. Colleges and Educational Institution
  5.  Private Schools 
  6. Research and Training Institution
  7. Government Educational Nodal Institution
  8. Distance Education Institution/Centers
2- Public Sector -Private entities are showing more interest in recruiting NET Qualified candidates ever since UGC declared for the same. Following are the list of public sector agencies where NET Qualified candidates can be employed.
  1. Indian Oil  Corporation Limited ( IOCL)
  2. National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  3. Oil Natural Gus Corporation Limited (ONGC)
  4. Still Authority of India (SAIL)
  5. Bharat Petroleum  Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  6. Gus Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  7. Neyveli Lignite  Corporation Limited (NCL)
  8. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  9. Airport Authority of India (AAI)
  10. Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited 
  11. National Mineral Development Corporation Limited.
  12. National Aluminium Company Limited. (NALCO)
  13. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited 
  14. Power grid Corporation of India  Limited (PGCIL)
  15. Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL)
  16. Oil India Limited (OIL)
  17. Coal India Limited (CIL) ETC.....
3-Self Employment Sector. Candidates are choosing to set career as self-employment. The following are some of the jobs you can take up. These jobs are increasingly popular.
  1. UGC NET Coach
  2. Consultant 
  3. Translator 
  4. Virtual Assitance 
  5. Academic Content Writer
  6. Blogger 
  7. Youtuber 
  8. Authors 
  9. Trainers
  10. Online Tutors 
  11. Thesis Writer 
  12. Online Educator
  13. Developer (Research Project and Application) ETC...

From the above brief explanation, it is for sure that qualifying  UGC-NET  Examination can serve many advantages for the aspirants. The doors of livelihood are not only opened in academics but also in other sector as well. I hope this information may have been informative to you. Best Wishes.


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