University Grants Commission clarifies UGC NET Qualifying Criteria


New Delhi: University Grants Commission issued a notification today clarifying UGC NET Qualifying Criteria.

University Grants Commission wishes to clarify that earlier qualifying criteria for UGC-NET Exam involved qualifying top 15% of those candidates in each Subject and Category, who obtained the minimum required marks in Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III 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 of qualifying candidates and as such it has been decided that 6% of the total candidates who appear in the UGC-NET examination will be declared qualified.

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The qualifying percentage out of appeared candidates in the previous 4 UGC-NET examinations is given below:

ExaminationQualifying Percentage
out of Appeared
June 2015 UGC-NET4.83%
December 2015 UGC-NET4.96%
July 2016 UGC-NET4.08%
January 2017 UGC-NET3.99%
Future UGC-NET
(With Revised Qualifying Criteria)

As such, the number of candidates who would qualify in the future NET Examinations is likely to increase.

Also, UGC issued a Short Notification regarding National Eligibility Test which notified that CBSE will conduct the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor on 5th November, 2017 (Sunday).

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The candidates who desire to appear in the Test may see the detailed notification available on the website from 24th July, 2017.

The candidates are required to Apply Online from 1st August, 2017. The Last Date for applying online is 30th August, 2017 and fee can be paid up to 31st August, 2017.

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