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What is the success rate of UGC NET exam?

What is the success rate of UGC NET exam?

Edited By Meghana Mohana Krishnan | Updated on Jul 09, 2024 04:16 PM IST | #UGC NET

The National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET exam twice a year. The UGC NET exam is a gateway for aspiring lecturers and researchers in India. The UGC NET 2024 exam has high competition making it difficult to qualify. However, with good preparation and strategy, the NTA UGC NET exam is possible to crack. The NET exam June session has been postponed and scheduled to be conducted between August 21, 2024 and September 4, 2024.

UGC NET success rate

The UGC NET success rate is defined as the percentage of candidates who succeed among the total number of appeared candidates in the examination. The UGC NET success rate is usually between 7 - 11% which is a small percentage of candidates who appear in the examination. Apart from this, candidates need to score more than the UGC NET cut off 2024 in order to qualify the exam. The UGC NET cut off is to score 40 % for general category and 35 % for other categories.The below table shows the total number of candidates appeared in the exam versus the UGC NET success rate percentage -

UGC NET success rate statistics - Previous years


Registered candidates

Appeared candidates

Qualified candidates

No. of candidates qualified (Both JRF & Assistant Professor)

Percentage Of qualified candidates

June 2024






December 2023





11.83 %

June 2023






December 2022






June 2022 &

December 2021






June 2021 &

December 2020






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From the above statistics, it is seen that the UGC NET success rate is very less compared to the candidates who give in the exam. On an average, around 7 - 11% of the appeared candidates qualify the UGC NET 2024 exam. The success rate varies with each year. It depends on factors like the subject the candidate chooses, the candidate’s category, etc.

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How to clear the UGC NET exam 2024 ?

Though the UGC NET 2024 success rate depends on various factors, candidates can try the below tips to crack the exam -

  • Clearing the UGC NET exam requires dedication, preparation, understanding of syllabus and consistent practice.

  • Focus on active learning rather than revising the same concepts everyday.

  • Practise mock UGC NET mock tests/ sample papers to learn time management in the examination.

  • Make sure that the entire UGC NET 2024 syllabus is covered. Do not study anything new during the last few weeks before the exam.

  • Referring to too many materials is not necessary. Choosing the right and standard resources is the best way to prepare for the NET exam 2024.

With focused preparation, the right resources, and a strategic approach, candidates can definitely improve their chances of success in the 2024 NET exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the success rate of UGC NET?

The UGC NET success rate to qualify as the Assistant professor is between 7 - 11 %.

2. Is it hard to pass UGC NET?

The UGC NET 2024 exam is definitely challenging to pass. However, it is not impossible to clear.

3. What is the passing rate for UGC NET?

The 7 - 11 candidates out of 100 candidates qualify the UGC NET exam 2024.

4. What is the maximum salary of UGC NET?

Candidates will receive a UGC NET certificate after qualifying the exam. NDA does not offer any job role or salary. Candidates may expect a UGC NET salary over Rs 30, 000.

5. Is UGC NET a good career option?

Clearing the NET exam will definitely open doors to new opportunities. It is a good career option for those who want to pursue teaching roles. Weighing the pros and cons about this field is the best way to go.


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Questions related to UGC NET

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Hello there,

If you have mistakenly clicked on the wrong gender, you need not to be worried. The NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts UGC-NET Exam twice a year- June and December cycle and always open a correction window for those candidates who have filled any of their details incorrectly. This correction window will give you a chance to correct your mistakes in the application form. But, it is very important to know that this correction window may be or may not be opened for a longer period of time. like for a week or so.

To keep update, carefully watch NTA UGC-NET website.



Yes, candidate who has completed their Master's from IGNOU can apply for UGC-NET. The eligibility criteria of appearing in UGC-NET Exam is to score an equivalent or more than 55% in their Master's CGPA.

UGC-NET Exam happens twice a year. The June cycle has been re-scheduled. The second cycle will take place in the month of December.

Hello Aspirant,

As per the guidelines issued by UGC NET, a candidate enrolled in a Master's program, whether in the 1st semester or the last, is eligible to sit for the UGC NET exam of the subject in which they are doing masters in. Please don't let people misguide you, you may even check the eligibility criteria mentioned on the UGC NET website.

Hope this helps!

Hello aspirant,

Certainly, eligibility to apply for the UGC NET exam requires candidates to have passed their master's degree exams with a minimum of 55 per cent (50 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/PwD) within two years from the date of the UGC NET result declaration.

To know the complete eligibility criteria, you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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