Qualifying criteria & cut-off (%) for UGC-Net Exam DEC 2013


Qualifying criteria & cut-off (%) for UGC-Net Exam DEC 2013


The procedure and criteria for declaration of result for UGC-NET held on 29th December, 2013 comprises of the following steps:

Step I :

Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor:

The candidates are required to obtain the following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

CATEGORY Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
  PAPER – I PAPER – II PAPER– III
GENERAL 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50 %)
OBC (Noncreamy layer) 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 67.5 (45 %) rounded off to 68
PWD/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40 %)

Step II:

Amongst those candidates who have cleared step-I, a merit list was prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.

Step III:

Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step-II, were declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only. By this method, if the number obtained is less than one, it is taken as at least one, i.e., a minimum of one candidate is qualified wherever a  fraction less than one is obtained as per this methodology. However, for fractions greater than one, the figure is rounded off to the nearest whole number

Criteria for Awarding Junior Research Fellowships

Out of the candidates qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor, those candidates who had applied for JRF, were in the consideration zone for the award of slots available for JRF. The methodology for allocation of JRF slots among different subjects category-wise described below is in addition to the  category-wise minimum criterion for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

i) The Commission provides a minimum of 3200 fellowships in each UGC-NET.

ii) As per Government of India reservation policy, a minimum of 27%, 15%,  7.5% and 3% of Fellowships are reserved for the OBC (Non-creamy layer),  SC, ST and Persons with disabilities (PWD) respectively. Accordingly, the category-wise slots available for each category are as follows:

No. of Slots Available for JRF

GEN (Unreserved) 1520 47.50%
OBC (Non-creamy layer)) 864 27.00%
SC 480 15.00%
ST 240 7.5%
PWD 96 3.00%
TOTAL 3200  

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Courtesy: UGC-NET