NTA conducts UGC NET for inviting applicants for pursuing Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship in universities and colleges across India.
The National Testing Agency has provided the qualifying criteria for UGC NET Exam for the candidates who are going to appear for the UGC NET 2020 Exam.
Below we have shared the complete details regarding the changed selection criteria of UGC NET Exam. Let’s have a look at the details.
To appear for the Exam, the candidates must know about the UGC NET Eligibility, to check whether they are eligible to apply for the exam or not.
There is certain qualifying criteria which need is followed by UGC to select the deserving candidates. Here you can check complete qualifying criteria for the UGC NET Exam.
UGC has decided that 6% of the candidates appearing for the NET Exam will be declared as qualifying to be eligible for the entry-level post of Assistant Professor and the Reservation Policy as per the category will be applied to this 6% qualified candidates.
To be qualified for JRF and Lectureship, the candidates must have score minimum 40% aggregate marks in both papers together for general category candidates (minimum 35% marks for reserved category candidates).
The merit list of qualified candidates for lectureship for different category candidates will be prepared using following formula:
No. of Qualified Candidates (General Category) for Lectureship in English Subject=
No. of candidates (general category) who secure at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken for ‘English’ (x) Total no. of slots available under general category ÷ Total number of candidates (general category) over all subjects who secure at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together.
Note- The qualifying cut-off for Assistant Professor ‘in ‘English’ will be calculated based on aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the no. of available slots (for general category).
The qualified candidates for JRF and assistant professor both will be selected based on following formula:
No. of Qualified Candidates (General Category) for JRF & Lectureship both in English Subject=
No. of candidates (general category) who opted JRF and have qualified for assistant professor in English subject (x) Total no. of slots available for JRF (general category) ÷ Total number of candidates (general category) over all subjects who opted for JRf and qualified for assistant professor.
Note- The qualifying cut-off for JRF in ‘English’ (for general category) will be determined based on aggregate percentage of the two paper scores corresponding to the no. of available JRF slots.
The similar formula will be used for OBC/SC/ST/Transgender categories for all the subjects.
National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts UGC NET Exam in multiple shifts/sessions. The raw score of candidates in all the shifts will be calculated with the help of the normalization procedure which is called NTA Score (Percentile).
The use of UGC NET Normalization Procedure is for ensuring that aspirants are neither benefitted nor disadvantaged due to the dissimilar difficulty level of papers.
This Normalization procedure is an established practice for comparing aspirants scores across multi-session papers. NTA will use the percentile equivalence for normalization across sections”.
For multi-shifts in any subject, normalization will be corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate. The calculated NTA Score for the Raw Marks for all the shifts/sessions will be merged for further processing.
In the normalization process, the lowest will be the eligibility cut-off for that category all shifts in that subject.
As per the Previous UGC norms regarding the procedure and criteria for declaration of UGC NET Result, the top 15% candidates from each of the four reservation category (OBC, SC, ST, PWD, Transgenders) on the merit list with prescribed minimum marks were declared as qualified for Assistant Professor.
The Merit List of the candidates who have secured minimum marks was prepared subject wise and category wise.
Now, as per the new notification, only 6% of candidates will now declared as qualified.
This means that if suppose 6 Lakh candidates appear in UGC NET Exam then 6% of 6 lakh i.e. 36000 slots will be provided for the qualifying candidates for different categories as per the new policy.
The decision to change the selection criteria of UGC NET Exam came after a petition was filed by Nair Service Society with the Kerala High Court.
According to the HC order in January 2017, the selection criteria of giving relaxation marks to reserved categories were considered as unconstitutional and as a move which is unfavorable for the general candidates.
As per the petition filed, the High Court had argued that because of the UGC NET Qualifying minimum marks prescribed to the reserved categories candidates, there are more candidates qualified with minimum marks from these categories as compared to the number of general candidates qualified for the exam. And thus the decision to change the qualifying criteria for UGC NET exam was taken,
Hope the above provided information will be helpful for you. We would appreciate your feedback on this move from UGC. Share your thoughts and queries in the comment section.