UGC NET Passing Marks 2024: Category-wise & Subject-wise

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Updated On: March 05, 2024 05:11 pm IST | UGC NET

UGC NET passing marks 2024 or UGC NET cutoff marks are the minimum marks that candidates need to score in order to clear the exam. To know more about UGC NET 2024 qualifying marks, check the article given below.
UGC NET Passing Marks 2024

UGC NET Passing Marks 2024for the June cycle exam will be prescribed by NTA for different categories and subjects. As per the official notification issued by the UGC, candidates belonging to the General category must score a minimum of 40% marks, while those from the reserved category must score at least 35% in both papers to qualify for UGC NET. Candidates who will appear for the UGC NET 2024 June cycle exam will have to score the UGC NET passing marks to get shortlisted for Assistant Professor & Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). 

The UGC NET cutoff for JRF is generally higher than that for the Assistant Professor post. The UGC NET Cutoff 2023 for History for the unreserved category for the December session was 182 for Assistant Professor and 204 percentile for JRF & Assistant Professor. For Commerce, the cutoff was 160 for Assistant Professor and 184 for JRF & Assistant Professor, and for English, it was 182 for Assistant Professor and 208 for JRF & Assistant Professor. NTA will conduct the UGC NET 2024 exam for the June cycle from June 10 to 21, 2024, and release the UGC NET June 2024 Result along with the cutoff in July 2024. Check the complete details about UGC NET passing marks 2024 below.

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UGC NET 2024 Cutoff Dates

The UGC NET passing marks will be released by the National Testing Agency along with the declaration of the UGC NET result 2024. The table provided below will give the details regarding the UGC NET 2024 cut-off and result dates:

Events

Dates

Release of UGC NET Result 2024

July 2024

Release of UGC NET Cut-Off 2024

July 2024

UGC NET Passing Marks 2024

To pass the UGC NET exam, a candidate must score the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by the NTA. The UGC NET 2024 cutoff marks are not the same as this minimum qualifying score. To be shortlisted for JRF or Associate Professorship, candidates must get the requisite marks in UGC NET exam, which are decided by the NTA. Candidates can check the category-wise UGC NET 2024 qualifying marks provided in the table below:

Category

Paper I (Out of 100 marks)

Paper II (Out of 200 marks)

UGC NET Qualifying marks for General (Unreserved)

40 (40%)

40 (40%)

OBC Non-creamy layer, PwD/SC/ST, and Transgenders

35 (35%)

35 (35%)

UGC NET Cutoff Marks 2024 (June Session)

The provisional UGC NET 2024 answer key for the June session will be made available in June/July 2024, and the final answer key is anticipated to be made available shortly on the official website. The direct link to access the UGC NET 2024 cutoff percentile will be provided here:

UGC NET Cutoff 2024 (June Cycle) - PDF Download Link (To be Activated)

UGC NET Cut off 2024 for Assistant Professor

To get into the merit list for assistant professor through the UGC NET 2024 exam, a candidate will be required to clear the UGC NET Cutoff 2024, which is identified by the National Testing Agency. On average, NTA selects 6% of applicants in each field.

UGC NET Cut off 2024 for Junior Research Fellowship

Candidates need to clear the UGC NET Cutoff for the Junior Research Fellowship to get into the final merit list. The cutoff marks for JRF are a bit higher than the Assistant Professor cutoff. This is due to the fewer seats and higher competition for JRF posts. The cutoff will be published via a separate PDF on the official website.

The expected UGC NET cut-off list 2024 for various subjects has been provided below:

Name of the Subject

Junior Research Fellowship Cutoff (General)

Assistant Professorship Cutoff (General)

Economics

TBA

TBA

Political Science

TBATBA

Philosophy

TBATBA

Sociology

TBATBA

History

TBATBA

Anthropology

TBA

TBA

Commerce

TBATBA

Public Administration

TBATBA

Management

TBATBA

Hindi

TBATBA

English

TBATBA

Mass Communication and Journalism

TBA

TBA

Geography

TBATBA


How to Calculate UGC NET Cutoff 2024 Marks?

The guidelines listed in the steps below are used to determine UGC NET cutoffs for each subject:

Step 1: The number of candidates who will qualify in UGC NET is equal to six per cent of the candidates who appeared in both papers of the exam.

Step 2: According to the Government of India's reservation policy, total slots are allocated to applicants from various categories.

Step 3: Candidates must receive the minimum scores shown below in order to be eligible for the JRF and/or the position of assistant professor.

Category

Minimum Marks to be obtained

General

40 percent marks in both the papers taken together

Other Backward Class-Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

30 percent marks in both the papers taken together


Step 4: The eligibility criteria for applicants who pass the UGC NET will be based on their subject-wise category. The qualifying cut-off will be determined by the combined percentage that candidates obtained in both papers, according to the number of spots.

Step 5: According to the reservation rules, the total number of slots available for junior research fellow awards are distributed among the various categories.

How to Check UGC NET Cutoff 2024?

The UGC NET 2024 cut-off is released on the NTA's official website at ugcnet.nta.nic.in, in PDF format. Follow these steps to check and download the UGC NET Passing Marks PDF.
  • Go to the UGC NET official website @ ugcnet.nta.nic.in

  • On the homepage, under the latest information section, a link for UGC NET cutoff will be provided. 

  • Click on that link.

  • The PDF of UGC NET 2024 cutoff will open up on the screen.

  • Download the PDF and use it to check the subject-wise as well as category-wise UGC NET Cutoff 2024.

Factors Determining UGC NET Cutoff 2024

The UGC NET cutoffs are calculated taking into consideration a range of factors. Candidates must be aware of these parameters to gauge their preparedness for the exam accordingly. The factors determining the UGC NET cutoff 2024 are as follows:

  • Total Number of Candidates who appeared for the exam
  • The UGC NET exam difficulty level
  • Previous year UGC NET cutoff trends

UGC NET Previous Year Cut Offs (2023-2018)

Check the previous Year UGC NET cutoffs in the tables below, which include results from the December 2023, 2022, 2019, and December 2018 exams as well as the December 2020 and December 2021 merged cycles.

UGC NET Cut Off December 2023 for JRF & Assistant Professor

UGC NET Cutoff 2023 (December Cycle)

UGC NET Cut Off June 2023 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Assistant ProfessorJRF

UGC NET Cutoff 2023 for AP (June Cycle)

UGC NET Cutoff 2023 for JRF (June Cycle)

UGC NET Cut Off December 2022 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Subject/Category Wise Cutoff PercentileSubject/Category Wise Cutoff Marks

UGC NET Cutoff Percentile 2022

UGC NET Cutoff Marks 2022

UGC NET Cut Off 2021 for JRF & Assistant Professor

The table below contains the UGC NET cutoff 2021 for all 81 disciplines. The category-wise cutoff marks are listed below:

UGC NET Cutoff 2021

UGC NET 2019 Cutoff for JRF & Assistant Professor

The UGC NET cutoff percentile 2019 for all 81 disciplines has been listed below:

UGC NET June 2019 Cutoff

UGC NET December 2019 Cutoff

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UGC NET 2018 Cutoff for JRF & Assistant Professor

Check out the UGC NET cutoff 2018 for all 81 disciplines listed below:

UGC NET July 2018 Cutoff

UGC NET December 2018 Cutoff

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The UGC NET cutoff will be released along with the UGC NET Result and aspirants have to use their login credentials to check their results and the cutoff marks. In the meantime, check out the articles below to learn more about the UGC NET Cutoff.

Related Links:

UGC NET English Cutoff 2024

UGC NET History Cutoff 2024

UGC NET Hindi Cutoff 2024

UGC NET Commerce Cutoff 2024

UGC NET Political Science Cutoff 2024

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FAQs

What are the qualifying marks for UGC NET?

The qualifying marks for UGC NET for the General category candidates is 40% in both Paper I and Paper II, while the qualifying marks for PWD/SC/ST and Transgenders, as well as OBC Non-creamy layer candidates, is 35% in both papers. General category candidates must secure at least 120 marks out of 300 and candidates from OBC/SC/ST/PWD/ Transgenders categories must score 105 marks out of 300 combined in both papers.

How many candidates qualify for the UGC NET exam?

The number of candidates who qualify for the UGC NET exam is equal to six per cent of the candidates who appeared in both papers of the exam.

Is Paper 1 qualifying in UGC NET?

Yes, Paper 1 is qualifying in UGC NET. Candidates belonging to the General category and Reserved category must score a minimum of 40% and 35%, respectively, in paper 1. Paper 1 consists of 50 questions for 100 marks. However, candidates who will qualify only for one paper will not be considered as qualified for the UGC NET exam; they must obtain the minimum passing marks in both papers separately. 

What is a good score in UGC NET?

A good score in UGC NET lies between 65 to 70 per cent of the total marks for the Assistant Professor position. However, to become eligible for the JRF position, candidates must secure more than 65 per cent of the total marks. A good score for History for the unreserved category is 182 for Assistant Professor and 204 for JRF & Assistant Professor. A good score for Commerce will be 160 for Assistant Professor and 184 for JRF & Assistant Professor, and for English, it is 182 for Assistant Professor and 208 for JRF & Assistant Professor.

What are the factors that affect UGC NET passing marks 2024?

The factors that affect UGC NET passing marks 2024 include the difficulty level of the UGC NET exam, the number of available seats in the university, and the cut off scores of the previous years.

Is there a difference between the UGC NET passing marks for General & Reserved categories?

Yes, there is a difference between the UGC NET passing marks for General & Reserved categories. General category candidates have to score 40% aggregate marks in both papers of the UGC NET whereas reserved category students only have to score 35% in both papers to qualify for the exam. The UGC NET qualifying marks is 120 out of 300 for General category students and 105 out of 300 for reserved category students.

How can I check the UGC NET passing marks?

Candidates can check the UGC NET passing marks by visiting the official NTA website for UGC NET. Candidates will have to click on the UGC NET Passing marks link once it is released on the official website and provide their login credentials to check their UGC NET qualification status. Candidates will also be able to download their UGC NET scorecard as a PDF file for future reference.

What are the factors determining the UGC NET passing marks?

The factors determining the UGC NET passing marks include the total number of candidates who have appeared for the UGC NET exam, availability of seats/positions, and difficulty level of the UGC NET examination. These factors are considered by the exam-conducting authority to determine whether the UGC NET qualifying marks have to increased or decreased.

Does the UGC NET passing marks change every year?

No, typically the UGC NET passing marks does not change every year. The UGC NET qualifying marks has been set by the exam conducting authority and the same has been followed when evaluating the candidates. However, if there is a significant change in terms of the factors that determine the UGC NET passing marks or there is a major change in the exam pattern, the UGC NET passing marks may be changed.

What after scoring the UGC NET passing marks?

Once candidates have scored the UGC NET passing marks, they will be eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor positions. The names of candidates will be included in the JRF and Assistant Professor merit lists which are prepared separately after the declaration of the UGC NET Results.

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