Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) or an equivalent grade in point scale where grading system is followed in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from Universities/ Institutions recognized by UGC, are eligible for JKSET/LASET. The Schedules Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with disability (PwD) Category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off), or an equivalent grade in point scale where grading system is followed in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Sciences, Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, are also eligible for appearing in the JKSET/LASET. Candidates belonging to Transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee and age (if applicable) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories
  • Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD Category candidates). Such candidates must qualify their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master's level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in JKSET/LASET.
  • Candidates are required to appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. The candidates whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in may appear in UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR Test held on regular basis.
  • Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by an institution falling outside the Indian University system or having foreign degree/diploma awarded by a foreign university/ institution should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence* of their course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (www.aiuweb.org).

    (*Such candidates who qualify JKSET/LASET will be required to submit equivalence certificate from AIU, immediately after the declaration of result of the JKSET/LASET).