Minister of State HRD clarifies on UGC NET changed qualifying criteria and relaxation for Reserved Category in NET

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that the new qualifying criteria for declaration of result for UGC NET Examination is as follows: Top 6% of the UGC NET candidates who appear in all three papers and secure at least 40% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to General Category and at least 35% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to social groups viz., Scheduled Castes /Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)/ People with Disabilities will be declared qualified for NET to be eligible for Assistant Professor by following the extant reservation policy of Government of India.

The Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today (17 July 2017) informed this in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question. He also said that out of the total number of candidates qualifying for NET for Eligibility for Assistant Professor, the candidates who have applied for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), shall form the consideration zone for JRF. The available fellowships will be awarded as per merit by following the extant reservation policy of the Government of India.


Here, it can be notified that the UGC has officially clarified that it revises 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. The UGC has notified on 14 July 2017), which is uploaded on its official website.

Earlier the 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.

As per the current reservation policy, a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 3% of slots are reserved for the OBCs (belonging to non-creamy layer), SC, ST and persons with disabilities respectively.


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