UGC NET Cut Off 2024, Check How to Calculate UGC NET Cut Off?

Discover the UGC NET Cut Off 2024 to determine eligibility for Assistant Professorship and Junior Research Fellowship positions in India.

by P Nandhini

Updated Jun 19, 2024

UGC NET Cut Off 2024, Check How to Calculate UGC NET Cut Off?

UGC NET Cut Off 2024

The UGC NET Cut-Off 2024 marks are eagerly awaited by candidates who took the exam on June 18, 2024. Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the UGC NET exam determines eligibility for Assistant Professorship and Junior Research Fellowship positions across India.

The cut-off marks, which will be announced on the official website, are crucial as they indicate the minimum scores required to qualify for the next stage. Expected cut-offs vary by subject and category, reflecting factors like exam difficulty and candidate performance. Those who surpass these marks will proceed further in the recruitment process.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Category Paper-I (Out of 100) Paper-II (Out of 200) Total (Out of 300)
General (Unreserved) 40% (40 marks) 40% (80 marks) 40% (120 marks)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 35% (35 marks) 35% (70 marks) 35% (105 marks)
SC/ST/PwD 35% (35 marks) 35% (70 marks) 35% (105 marks)

Factors Influencing UGC NET Cut-Off

The factors influencing the UGC NET cut-off are as follows:

  1. Exam Difficulty Level: A higher difficulty level usually results in a lower cut-off, while an easier exam results in a higher cut-off.
  2. Number of Candidates Appearing: An increase in the number of candidates can raise the cut-off marks due to higher competition.
  3. Candidates’ Performance: Better overall performance by candidates can lead to a higher cut-off.
  4. Number of Vacancies: The availability of positions for Assistant Professor and JRF can affect the cut-off marks.
  5. Reservation Policy: The distribution of candidates among different categories as per the Government of India’s reservation policy influences the cut-off.
  6. Normalization Process: The process of normalization, especially when exams are conducted in multiple shifts, can impact the cut-off marks.
  7. Previous Year Cut-Off Trends: Historical cut-off trends can provide a benchmark, influencing the current year's cut-off determination.
  8. Subject-Specific Factors: The popularity and competitiveness of specific subjects can result in varying cut-offs across different disciplines.

How to Calculate the Cut-Off Marks?

Calculating the UGC NET cut-off involves several steps. Here’s a simplified process:

  1. Determine the total number of candidates who appeared for the exam.

  2. As per the UGC guidelines, only 6% of the candidates appearing in both papers of the UGC NET will be considered for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

  3. Distribute these slots among different categories (General, OBC, SC, ST, EWS) based on the Government of India's reservation policy.

  4. For each category, rank the candidates based on their aggregate marks in both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

  5. Ensure that candidates have scored the minimum qualifying marks, which are 40% for the General category and 35% for reserved categories (OBC, SC, ST, PwD, and Transgender).

  6. The cut-off marks are the lowest marks obtained by candidates who fall within the top 6% in their respective categories. This is done by identifying the score at which the number of qualifying candidates matches the number of available slots for that category.

  7. If the exam is conducted in multiple shifts, normalize the scores to adjust for varying difficulty levels across different sessions.

How to Check the Cut-Off Marks?

To check the UGC NET cut-off, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the official NTA UGC NET website.

  2. Find the Result Link: Look for the link that says "UGC NET cut-off and result" on the homepage.

  3. Click on the Link: Click on the appropriate link to open the cut-off list.

  4. Open the PDF: The cut-off details will be available in a PDF document. Open this PDF.

  5. Search for Your Details: Use the search function (Ctrl + F) to find your name or roll number in the PDF.

  6. Check Your Marks: Verify your marks and see if you have scored above the cut-off.

  7. Download for Reference: Download and save the PDF for future reference.

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