How To Calculate Cut off Marks For UGC NET?
How To Calculate Cut off Marks For UGC NET - National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the UGC NET cut off along with the declaration of result. Candidates securing marks equal to or more than the cut off marks will be considered UGC NET qualified. Candidates can check the UGC NET cut off in the form of PDF for all subjects as per their categories. However, candidates must also know how to calculate cut off marks for UGC NET so that they can have an idea of the marking scheme. Also, knowing how to calculate cut off UGC NET, candidates will be able to know whether they will be able to qualify or not. There are various factors that are considered by the exam authorities in order to calculate the cut off of UGC NET exam. Calculating the marks secured by the candidates in each slot also plays an important part in determining the cut off since UGC NET cut off is nothing but the marks obtained by the last qualifying candidate. To know more about how to calculate cut off marks of UGC NET, go through the article below.
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NTA extends UGC NET 2021 registration date to March 9.
UGC NET 2020 exam was held on September 24, 2020 to November 13, 2020. As per the UGC NET exam pattern, the test was conducted in two papers paper I and II wherein paper I is of 100 marks while paper II will be of 200 marks. Candidates qualifying the minimum qualifying marks will only be considered qualified in the UGC NET result.
UGC NET Cut off 2020 Dates
The table below contains the UGC NET exam dates along with the result and cut off dates.
UGC NET Dates
UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates
UGC NET question papers & response sheets release
November 16, 2020
UGC NET exam dates 2020
September 24, 25, 29 and 30,
October 1, 7, 9, 17, 2020
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 2020
Release date of UGC NET answer key
November 5, 2020 (Provisional)
November 16, 2020 (Provisional)
November 30, 2020 (Final)
Announcement of result
November 1, 2020
How to calculate UGC NET Cut off - Qualifying Marks
The qualifying marks of UGC NET is pre-determined by the exam authorities. The UGC NET qualifying marks have been mentioned in the UGC NET notification PDF. As per the UGC NET qualifying marks, general category candidates must secure at least 40% marks while reserved category candidates must secure at least 35%. The table below contains the qualifying marks.
UGC NET 2020 Qualifying Marks
Paper I (Out of 100 marks)
Paper II (Out of 200 marks)
UGC NET qualifying marks for General (Unreserved)
OBC Non-creamy layer, PWD/SC/ST and Transgenders
How to Calculate cut off marks for UGC NET - Determining Factors
While calculating the UGC NET cut off, the authorities consider the following factors:
Total number of appeared candidates
Availability of seats
Difficulty level of the examination
How to Calculate cut off marks for UGC NET - Assistant Professors
The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots or Eligibility for Assistant Professor) must be equal to 6% of the total candidates appearing in both the papers of UGC NET.
The total slots in which the exam will be held must be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy
For‘JRF and Assistant Professor eligibility, candidates will have to appear for both papers - paper I and II and secure at least 40% marks in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) and 35% aggregate marks in both the papers for all candidates belonging to the following reserved categories (viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD and Transgender).
The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a particular category is derived as per the method mentioned 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% for SC category in Economics' (x) Total slots derived for SC category (÷) 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 as per the number of slots arrived at, will determine the qualifying cut-off for Assistant Professor ‘in ‘Economics’ for the SC category. Similar formula must be applied to all the other subjects for all other categories. So that the cut off mark for UGC NET can be calculated for all categories.
How to Calculate cut off marks for UGC NET - Both JRF and Assistant Professor
All those candidates willing to get shortlisted for both JRF & Assistant Professor both must know how the cut off for UGC NET is calculated for both. Here, the total number of slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories as per the reservation policy. The table below contains the process through which the subject wise and category wise allocation of JRF is done
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 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
Note: The aggregate percentage of the two paper scores as per the number of JRF slots arrived at, will determine the qualifying cut-off for JRF in ‘Economics’ for the ST category. Simmilarly the cut off of UGC NET for other categories and subjects will be done.
UGC NET Normalization procedure
The process of Normalization is done in order to compare the candidates' scores across multiple session papers. For normalization across sections, NTA uses the percentile equivalence process. This is done to provide equal opportunities to all candidates appearing in various slots which have different difficulty levels.
What is Percentile Scores in UGC NET?
Based on the relative performance of all the appeared candidates, the percentile scores are calculated. The marks secured by the candidates are converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees. The percentile scores is calculated up to 7 decimal places to avoid bunching effect and avoid the ties situation.
UGC NET 2020 Cut off (June Session) - General
Lectureship Cutoff Only (General)
JRF & Lectureship Cut off (General)
Mass Communication and Journalism
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How To Calculate Cut off Marks For UGC NET?
Question: Where can I get the official cut off of UGC NET?
The UGC NET cut off will be released along with the result on the official website of the exam conducting authorities.
Question: What If I secure the qualifying marks and fail to secure the category wise cut off marks?
In order to qualify the test, candidates will have to secure both the qualifying marks as well as the UGC NET cut off marks as per their categories.
Question: What is normalisation?
The process of normalisation is basically equating the marks of all the candidates to 100. This is done to give equal opportunity to the candidates appearing for the test in different slots which have different difficulty levels.
Question: What after qualifying as Assistant Professors?
Once you qualify for Assistant Professors, you will get an eligibility certificate through which you can apply in any of the colleges and universities for Lectureship.
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Questions related to UGC NET
hii sir/mam i want whole details of ugc net to crack it within a 2 month,also.syllabus and notes. i.hope you will help me😊
To crack your UGC NET exam, here we provide you some preparation tips:
1. You need to manage your time efficiently. So, upgrade your time management skills.
2. Clear all your concepts thoroughly.
3. Go through all previous years paper.
4. Study smartly and practice mock papers on regular basis.
5. Revise properly and try making short notes.
If you will follow the above guidelines seriously you will definitely be able to crack the exam.
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i had graduated in physics and masters in hindi litreture can i eligible for ugc net
Obviously you can go for UGC NET.
Educational qualification required for NET exam is masters degree from a recognized university with above 55% marks. 5% relaxation is given for SC/ST category candidates.
I hope my answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
Can I Eligible For UGC NET In Env. Sciences Even After My Masters In Microbiology..If Yes, Then Also Suggest Me If I Will Get JRF In Env. Sciences Then I Eligible For PhD In MIcrobiology In Any Institute ?
Yes you can apply for UGC NET Environmental Science.Environmental science is multidisciplinary in nature ,so candidates who have studied related subjects in their masters can apply. But as as you have post graduation in Microbiology then the best and right option for you is CSIR NET Life Sciences. Anyways to answer your query, coming from microbiology , it will be easy to cover the subject topics for NET. After clearing JRF you will be very much eligible for research fellowship and you can pursue PhD in Microbiology as well in any UGC recognized institution in India.
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can a Bioinformatics student write ugc net ?
Yes, you are eligible for this exam.
The candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in Master's Degree or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc., are eligible for this test.
Hope it helps.
Am I eligible to apply for a fellowship if I have cleared JRF in UGC NET environmental science and pursuing a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences?
Yes , you are very much eligible to apply for fellowship. Animal sciences is a field related to environmental science. The NET notification has stated that, if your subject is not mentioned in the list of NET subjects, you can take up related subjects and clear NET . Anyways it is better to discuss with your department in the college where you are pursuing PhD. They will be able to give the correct guidance.
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