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UGC Net Qualifying Criteria And Cut Off Percentages

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 QUALIFYING CRITERIA AND CUT OFF PERCENTAGES FOR UGC NET JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET 2018 cutoff scores for December session along with the result announcement, on January 5, 2019.

The cut off of UGC NET 2018 is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidates need to score to be eligible for Assistant Professorship and JRF to fulfil his/her dream to work as Associate Professor or Lecturer! 

The authority releases two types of cutoff marks for UGC NET  – qualifying and subject-wise cut off marks.

The UGC NET qualifying cut off marks for General category is 40% in Paper I & II while the qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD/Transgender categories is 35% in Paper I & II.

The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I and Paper-II as given below:

Category Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
Paper-I Paper-II
General 40 (40%) 40 (40%)
ST/SC/PWD/OBC 35 (35%) 35 (35%)

As per UGC, top 6% of the total candidates appeared in both the papers of UGC NET would be considered qualified for Assistant Professorship.

For awarding JRF, the authority selects a certain number of candidates having a high rank in the respective subjects and have applied for JRF.

The subject-wise cut off score of UGC NET will be calculated after using the normalization procedure for exams held in multiple slots and sessions.

Well!  This year it is conducted by NTA agency.  which is responsible for conducting the Online Test & Preparation of UGC NET RESULTS based on input provided by UGC.

Number of candidates registered 956837
Number of candidates appeared on both papers 681930
Number of candidates qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor 44001
Candidates qualified for JRF & eligible for Assistant Professor 3883

There is no change in process for deciding the cutoff and it will follow the same methodology.

Do you know what is the process of calculating the  NTA UGC NET cut off and minimum qualifying Criteria percentages…

The process goes through multiple steps comprises the following steps in general.

Check what is minimum NTA UGC NET Cut Off /Qualification marks to be obtained

Minimum marks to be obtained in NTA UGC NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor is as follows:

National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the UGC NET cut off scores of individual subjects on its website.

To qualify NTA UGC NET Cut off, the candidates are required to obtain the following minimum marks in both Paper-I and Paper-II. UGC NET Cut off qualifying criteria Step-by-Step are here:

Check UGC NET  Exam Syllabus

Category Minimum Marks (%) for qualified
Paper I Paper II
General 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together
OBC (Non-creamy layer) PWD/ SC/ ST 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together

What’s your Aggregate Score

Amongst those candidates who have obtained Minimum marks a merit list will be prepared subject wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of two papers secured by such candidates.

Are you in Top 6 %

Top 6% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned above, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.

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Will you be on JRF List

A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the above merit list prepared.

It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC/NTA are final and binding.

Procedure and Criteria for declaration of result

Step I: The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots or Eligibility for Assistant Professor) shall be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of NET.

Step II: The total slots shall be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India.

Step III: In order to be considered for ‘both JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor’ and for ‘Assistant Professor Only’, the candidate must have appeared in both the papers and secured atleast 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for all candidates belonging to the reserved categories (viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD and Transgender).

Step IV: The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a particular category is derived as per the methodology illustrated below:

Example: Number of candidates to be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor in the subject ‘Economics’ for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category Number of candidates belonging to SC category who secure at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for SC category for ‘Economics’ (x) Total slots derived for SC category as per Step II (÷) Total number of candidates belonging to SC category over all subjects who secure at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together.

The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor ‘in ‘Economics’ for the SC category.

Similar yardstick shall be employed for deriving the subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for all categories.

Step V: All candidates who had applied for ‘Eligibility for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both’ out of the total number of qualified candidates derived as per Step IV, shall constitute the consideration zone for JRF.

Step VI: The total number of slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India. The procedure for subjectwise cum category-wise allocation of JRF slots is illustrated below:

Example: Number of candidates to be declared qualified for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in the subject ‘Economics’ for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category Number of candidates belonging to ST category who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in the subject ‘Economics’ (x) Total JRF slots available for ST category (÷) Total number of candidates belonging to ST category over all subjects who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor.

The aggregate percentage of the two paper scores corresponding to the number of JRF slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for JRF in ‘Economics’ for the ST category.

Similarly, location procedure is used for all subjects and categories. It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by UGC is final and binding.

The result of the examination shall be hosted on NTA’s website www.ntanet.nic.in and will be declared by 10th January 2019. The candidates will not be individually intimated about their result.

CUT-OFF of  NTA NET DEC 2018 EXAM

Are there any recent changes for NTA UGC NET Cut Off?

University Grants Commission wishes to clarify that earlier qualifying criterion for UGC-NET Exam involved qualifying top 15% of those candidates in each subject and category, who obtained the minimum required marks in both paper-I and paper-II according to the category of the candidates.

Subsequent to the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, University Grants Commission had revised the procedure and criteria for qualifying candidates and as such it has been decided that more than 6% of the total candidates who appear in the UGC-NET examination will be declared qualified.

The qualifying percentage out of appeared candidates in the previous five  UGC NET examinations is given below:

Examination  & Qualifying percentage out of Appeared

  • June 2015 UGC-NET: 4.83%
  • December 2015 UGC-NET: 4.96%
  • July 2016 UGC-NET: 4.08%
  • January 2017 UGC-NET:  3.99%
  • June 2018 UGC NET: 6.5%

The number of candidates who would qualify for the future NTA UGC NET cut off Examinations is likely to increase surprisingly.
[Source- http://www.ugcnetonline.in/0809702_Public-Notice-UGC-NET-Examination.pdf ]

  • The e-certificates of the qualifying candidates shall be available for downloading on the user profile created by the candidates while filling and submitting their online application forms.
  • The Commission shall not be responsible for any technical/typographical error of any kind for this notification. The decision of the Commission in all matters of dispute shall be final.
  • Those candidates who had not completed their Master’s degree examination at the time of UGC-NET should complete their qualifying examination with the stipulated percentage of marks within two years from the date of declaration of this result.
  • In the event of any information being found false or incorrect in the Application Form/OMR Sheet/Answer Script or detection of any ineligibility, the candidate is liable to be disqualified even after the declaration of this result.
  • UGC takes utmost care in finalization of the result. However, if any error is detected at a later stage, UGC may rectify the result accordingly.

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