Candidates who have secured at least 55 per cent marks (50 per cent for OBC/SC/ST/PWD) in Master's Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test.
Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the qualifying Master's degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed can apply for the exam on provisional basis.
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree whose Master's level examination had been completed by September 19, 1991 will be given a relaxation of 5 per cent in aggregate marks requirement.
The applicant should not be more than 28 years of age as on June 6, 2014.
The Examination consists of 3 papers of objective-type questions divided into 2 sessions. Papers 1 and 2 will be covered in first session and Paper 3 in session two. Arts subjects including Social Sciences and Languages are handled by UGC while Science Subjects such as Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences are managed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) jointly with UGC.