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Historical pass rate for UGC-NET for Assistance Professor is 5-6% while for JRF is 1-1.5%

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Special Report by Rudra Narayan Sahoo, New Delhi: Do you aspire to pursue career in research or lectureship in Universities and Colleges in Social Sciences and Humanities Group subjects? The interested candidates need to qualify the University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam.  On behalf of the UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts UGC-NET twice in a year (June-July, Dec-Jan).

UGC-NET is considered as one of the tough examinations among the national tests. For each exam nearly  6-7 lakh candidates apply or register to appear the test.  UGC-NET Jan 2017 will be conducted across 90 cities in Indian in 84 subjects.  On June NET 2014 and  Dec NET 2014, 5.39 lakh and 6.20 lakh candidates appeared for eligibility for Assistant Professor, respectively. Meanwhile, 3.71 lakh and 4.23 lakh candidates appeared for Junior Research Fellowship for June UGC-NET 2014 and DEC-NET 2014, respectively.

Historical success rate/pass rate for Lecture/Assistance Professor: UGC-NET is conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges. For Assistant Professor/Lectureship, the historical pass rate (% of candidates qualified for Assistant Professor)  remained at 5-6%, means only five to six candidates qualify for Assistant Professor out of appeared 100 candidates in UGC-NET. As per the annual report of the UGC 2014-15, On 29th June, 2014 and 28th Dec., 2014 UGC NET, 5.39 lakh and 6.20 lakh candidates appeared for eligibility for Assistant Professor and out of these candidates 30,229 (5.61%) and 35,731 (5.76%) qualified, respectively.

As per the Annual Report of the UGC 2013-14, On 30th June 2013 and 29th Dec 2013 UGC NET, 5.74 lakhs and 6.88 lakhs candidates appeared for eligibility for Assistant Professor and out of these candidates 31,176 (5.43%) and 24,865 (4.67%) qualified, respectively.

Historical success rate/pass rate for JRF: Pass rate (% of candidates qualified) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is around in the range of 1 – 1.50%. As per the Annual Report of UGC 2014-15, in the UGC-NET held in June 2014, only 4,795 candidates were declared eligible out of 3.70 Lakh appeared candidates for Junior Research Fellowship and pass rate was only 1.29%. Meanwhile, in the UGC-NET held in December 2014, 3,702 candidates were declared eligible for Junior Research Fellowship, out of 4.22 lakh appeared candidates for Junior Research Fellowship and pass rate was 0.88%.

 

 

UGC-NET   Registered Appeared Qualified
Number % from
Registered
Number % from
appeared
29 June
2014
Eligibility for Assistant
Professor (including
JRF)
718727 539051 75.00 30229 5.6
Junior Research
Fellowship (JRF)
476709 370586 77.74 4795 1.29
28th
Dec 2014
Eligibility for Assistant
Professor (including
JRF)
819259 619959 75.67 35731 5.76
Junior Research
Fellowship (JRF)
539460 422647 78.35 3702 0.88
 

Sources: UGC Annual Report 2014-15

 

As per the Annual Report of the UGC 2013-14, 3.70 lakhs and 3.65 lakhs candidates appeared for Junior Research Fellowship and out of these candidates 4468 (1.21%) and 3749 (1.03%) qualified, respectively.

The next the UGC- NET will be held on 22 January 2017 (Sunday). The closing date for applying online is 16 November 2016.

Note: Success rate or pass rate is the percentage of candidates qualify for the test as the total candidates appeared. UGC-NET is different from CSIR-UGC NET exam. CSIR-UGC NET exam is based on core science subjects while UGC –NET exam is based on Social Science and Humanities Group subjects.

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