CBSE UGC NET Qualifying Criteria 2017 – Latest Changes

CBSE UGC NET Qualifying Criteria 2017 - Latest Changes
 

UGC NET Online Application Process Nov 2017

 

 

CBSE conducts National Eligibility Test 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 CBSE UGC Eligibility Criteria, to check whether they are eligible to apply for the exam or not.

 

 

The University Grant Commission is likely to change UGC NET Selection Criteria for the candidates who are going to appear for the UGC NET Exam 2017.

 

 

Below we have shared the complete details regarding the changed selection criteria. Let’s have a look at the details.

 

 

 

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Key Changes in the UGC NET Qualifying Criteria

 

 

With the ongoing debate on the reservation, the UGC has decided to change the selection criteria for the candidates appearing for the 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.

 

 

As per the estimates by UGC data trends of last two decades, around 68% to 92% candidates qualifying UGC NET Exam are from the reserved category.

 

 

 

Current Norms v/s the Latest Change in UGC NET Qualifying Criteria

 

 

As per the current UGC norms regarding the procedure and criteria for declaration of UGC NET Results, the top 15% candidates from each of the four reservation category (OBC, SC, ST, PWD) 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 of previously 15% will be 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.

 

 

 

Why was the decision to change Qualifying Criteria undertaken?

 

 

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 was 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.

 

 

 

S. No. Categories Reservation Provided
1. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
2. Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
3. Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
4. Person with Disabilities (PWD) 3%

 

 

There would be no change in the method of allocation of these candidates and the various disciplines for UGC Junior Research Fellowships.

 

 

 

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This move is surely going to affect the percentage of candidates who qualify for the NET JRFs and Lectureships. Let’s wait for the official announcement from CBSE to further bring the rules into practice.

 

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20 thoughts on “CBSE UGC NET Qualifying Criteria 2017 – Latest Changes

  1. Anekpal Singh

    What is the entry level post of Assistant Professor? Please tell me in detail

    6% out of total appearing will be qualified NET or after this i.e. Merit list will be made from 6% qualifying candidates not please let me know.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Anekpal,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      The Assistant Professor is itself an entry level post offered after UGC NET Exam. As per your another query, the 6% of appearing Candidates will be qualified for UGC NET Exam based on their categories.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. Manzoor Ahmad

    How the UGC/CBSE will calculate the number of qualified candidates per subject category wise. As before it was 15% of qualifying candidates per subject category wise separately.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Manzoor,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      As per the UGC NET Selection Criteria, previously 15% of appearing candidates used to qualify the exam but not only 6% of appearing candidates will be declared as qualified as per the reservation category for the entry level post of Assistant Professor.

      Please feel free to ask more queries.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. Avtar

    Sir I HV qualified my ugc net exam of jan2017, with 56% marks…now the criteria for jrf is changed…so u plz tell me that how many marks I should get for qualify jrf under OBC category in commerce

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Avtar,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      UGC has only changed the Selection Criteria for Assistant Professor not for JRF. So, Take no worries and keep going towards your goal.
       
      All the Best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. Preeti

    hi team,

    i gave ugc net in 2014 and was qualified as assistant professor only. I was not in India from 2015 till now. Can I use my 2014 score card in 2017 or I have to appear in ugh net 2017?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Preeti,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      If you have the UGC NET Certificate for Assistant Professor, then you don’t need to re-appear in the exam. The certificate for UGC NET Lecturer-ship Exam remains valid till life long.
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Indrajit Pal

    I am a general category candidate of UGC NET. My question is that how many percent of general category candidates will be selected as assistant professor?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Indrajit,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      As per the UGC NET’s New Selection Criteria, only the 6% of appearing candidates will be declared as qualified. It doesn’t matter what category they belong to, the selection will be entirely based on their obtained scores.
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. vijay.ch

    Dear Eduncle team,
    according to new qualifying criteria, it is to be known that only top 6% of reserved category and subject wise will be awarded assistant professor lecturership category. isnt it? then what about general category? is it 6% in general category or 15% in general category?

    current: top 15% in each category in every subject
    amendment proposed: top 6% of reserved category in every subject

    my question is that top 6% applicable to general category also? if it is so how will the new proposed changes give edge to general category aspirants, who been discriminated from past 2 decades

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vijay,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      The 6% criteria is applicable for all the categories. Be it General Category, OBC, ST, SC or PWD, Only the Top 6% of all the appearing candidates will be declared as qualified.
       
      Hope the information will be helpful to you. Please feel free to ask if you have any further queries regarding the same.
       
      Thanks!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. VIPIN SINGH

    Hello Eduncle team,
    I am an air veteran aged 39 with MA (Eng) and M.Ed as PG qualifications and have more than 60% in both the degrees.I know that I can appear in NET exam in ENG subject but I want to ask you whether I can appear in education subject or not.Is there any ex-serviceman quota.Plz guide me.Thank you.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vipin,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      If you are planning to appear in UGC NET Lecturer-ship Exam, then you can appear only for UGC NET MA Exam. You’re not eligible for UGC NET JRF Exam and there’s no quota for Ex-Servicemen.
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. S. Narsing Rao

    Eduncle Team

    I want to know the qualifying marks in each paper-wise for Other Backward Classes candidates and also send me the sample materials for both the subjects of Commerce and Management in English medium as early as possible to my mail id.

    Please give me your valuable feed back.

    Thanks and Regards,
    SNR

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello S. Narsing Rao,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      We would be required your contact number to help you with the UGC NET Commerce & Management Study Material. You may either provide us your contact number or call us on Toll free number 1800-120-1021 .
       
      Thanks!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. Jaiswar pavankumar

    कब से शुरु ho raha hai UGC NET exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Jaiswar,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      The UGC NET Online Application will begin from 11th August 2017. If you want to appear in the NET Exam, then keep visiting the following blog – >https://scoop.eduncle.com/ugc-net-online-application-form
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  10. Dipak

    Sir, I am PWD category candidate.
    Preveiously 15 % of canditates were choosen …but according to new criteria CBSE will choose 6% of candidates….So my Questions is how this helps in increasing results percentage. Previous criteria was better I think..please guide me. Thank you.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Dipak,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      The decision made in this regard was to provide equal winning chances to all the categories’ candidates. Now, the reserved & UN-reserved category applicants, both will have equal chances to showcase their talent and register their names in the Top 6% qualified candidates.
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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