University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national level entrance exam that is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). This exam is conducted for the post of Assistance Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Every year approximately 10 lakh students register for this exam. Until June 2018 this exam was conducted by CBSE at 91 cities across the countries, but from December 2018 onwards, it is being conducted by NTA. It is conducted twice every year. For making your preparation at the best level, it is important for the candidates to know about the UGC NET Cut off marks and percentages subject- wise, and category-wise. In this article, you'll get information about the same, and some other relevant details about the UGC NET Examination.
UGC NET Exam: Overview
| Exam Name ||University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET)|
| Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
| Exam Duration||180 Minutes|
| Exam Mode||Online|
| Exam Level||National|
| Post ||Assistance Professor and Junior Research Fellowship|
| Official Website||https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in|
| Helpline No.||0120-6895200|
UGC NET Exam: Important Dates
UGC NET Examination's important dates are released by notification on the official website. You can go through the notification and check all the relevant dates. It is important for candidates to go through the exam dates so that they can make a preparation plan according to that. They can also prepare a time- table according to that and focus on their weak areas or subjects.
Important UGC NET events and their respective dates are mentioned in the below table:
|Events ||Exam Date|
|Notification||To Be Out Soon|
|Application Form||To Be Out Soon|
|Last Date of Application||To Be Out Soon|
|Application correction window||To Be Out Soon|
|Admit Card||To Be Out Soon|
|UGC NET Exam||To Be Out Soon|
|Result||To Be Out Soon|
UGC NET Cutoff 2022
Candidates who have appeared for June 2020 examination can check the cut-off from the list provided below. The list has been made subject-wise and category-wise. As compared to the previous year's cut-off, there is an increment in some subjects, while most of the subjects remained the same.
|Subject Code||Subject||Assistance professor (UR)||JRF and Assistance Professor (UR)||Assistance professor (EWS)||JRF and Assistance Professor (EWS)||Assistance professor (OBC-NCL)||JRF and Assistance Professor (OBC-NCL)||Assistance professor (SC)||JRF and Assistance Professor (SC)||Assistance professor (ST)||JRF and Assistance Professor (ST)|
How To Check UGC NET Cut Off Marks
UGC NET Cutoff is released every year on its official website. Candidates have to score a minimum cut-off to qualify for the exam. Following are the steps, that candidates can follow to check the cut-off for the UGC NET exam:
- Go to the official website of UGC NET.
- Click on the notification tab.
- Search for the UGC NET Cut-off.
- Click on that link, log in on that site with your details.
- After that cut-off marks will be displayed on the screen in Pdf format.
- Download the Pdf and save it for future reference.
Factors Determining UGC NET Cut Off:
The cut off is determined on the basis of the following factors:
- It depends on the number of vacancies in that recruitment drive. If the number of vacancies is less then it will lead to an increase in cut off as there will be an increase in competition.
- It also depends on the difficulty level, as it is a very important factor to determine cut-off. If the question paper will be more difficult, then the cut off will be lower; whereas in the case of easy paper the cut off will be less.
- It also depends on the number of candidates, those who have appeared for the examination. If the candidates will be more then cut off will be higher, and vice-versa in case of fewer candidates.
- It can also be determined by the previous year's UGC NET Cut off. We can get an average, by calculating through the previous year's data.
Calculation of UGC NET Cutoff:
- The number of qualified candidates should be equal to 6% of the appearing candidates.
- Slots that are available for the candidates should be according to the government rules on the reservation.
- Candidates need to score the following minimum marks to get selected:
- For the General category, candidates need to score a minimum of 40% marks in both the papers taken together to get qualified.
- For OBC/ SC/ ST, candidates need to score a minimum of 35% marks in both the papers taken together to get qualified.