NTA conducts UGC NET for inviting applicants for pursuing Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship in universities and colleges across India.
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.
The National Testing Agency has provided the selection 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.
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.
Top 6% of the candidates who take the exam and score minimum 40% aggregate marks (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/Transgenders) will be eligible for Assistant Professor.
A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III by using the formula mentioned below:
No. of slots under General (UR) category for JRF in a subject =
No. of candidates who have opted for JRF and are qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor in that subject X No. of slots available under General (UR) category.
Total No. of General (UR) candidates who have opted for JRF and are qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor
The similar formula will be used for OBC/SC/ST/Transgender categories for all the subjects.
As you know that NTA now started conducting the UGC NET Exam in multiple shift papers. The raw score of candidates in all the shifts will be calculated with the help of the normalization procedure. 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”.
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 will be declared as qualified for Assistant Professor.
The Merit List of the candidates who have secured minimum marks would be 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.
As per the current Reservation Policy, the reservation provided for the four categories are mentioned below.
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