NTA conducts UGC NET for the aspirants pursuing Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship in various universities and colleges across India.
The National Testing Agency has provided some UGC NET qualifying criteria for the candidates who are going to appear for the 2020 Exam.
Below we have shared the complete details regarding the UGC NET Selection Criteria 2020. Here, you will find the following details: -
There are certain qualifying criteria that NTA follows to select the deserving candidates. Here you can check complete qualifying criteria for the UGC NET exam.
The first step of the UGC NET 2020 Selection Process is to check the educational qualification. To appear for the exam, you must have 55% marks in master’s degree (for General/General EWS category) or 50% (for ST/SC/OBC/ PWD/Transgender category). There are many other criteria defined by NTA to appear in the exam. You can check the complete UGC NET Eligibility to know whether you are eligible to apply or not.
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To qualify for UGC NET JRF and Lectureship, you must have a minimum 40% aggregate marks in both the papers combined for the general category (minimum 35% marks for reserved category candidates).
NTA has decided some percentage criteria to select the aspirants for the award of Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship. You can check them below: -
As per the latest notification of NTA, only 6% of the candidates appearing for the NET will qualify the exam and become eligible the entry-level post of Assistant Professor. There is a category wise reservation policy that will be applied to these 6% qualified candidates for final selection.
The subject wise merit list of qualified candidates for UGC NET Lectureship, based on the category, will be prepared using the 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.
The qualifying cut-off for assistant professor in ‘English’ will be calculated based on the aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the no. of available slots (for general category).
For the Junior Research Fellowship, only 1% of the appeared candidates will be eligible for the UGC NET Certificate.
The qualified candidates for JRF will be selected based on the 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.
The qualifying cut-off for JRF in ‘English’ (for general category) will be determined based on the 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.
The total slots shall be allocated to different categories as per the Government’s Reservation Policy.
National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the 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 the NTA Score (Percentile).
The use of the 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 using the raw marks for all the shifts/sessions will be merged for further processing.
In the UGC NET Normalization Process, the lowest score 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), in 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 on the basis of subject and category.
Now, as per the new notification, only 6% of candidates will be declared as qualified.
This means that if suppose 6 lakh candidates appear in the UGC NET exam then 6% of 6 lakh i.e. 36000 slots will be provided to the qualifying candidates for different categories.
The decision to change the UGC NET 2020 Selection Process came after a petition was filed by Nair Service Society with the Kerala High Court.
According to the HC order in January 2017, the UGC NET Selection Criteria of giving relaxation marks to reserved categories were considered as unconstitutional and 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 category candidates, there are more candidates qualified with minimum marks from these categories as compared to the number of general candidates. And thus, the decision to change the UGC NET Qualifying Criteria was taken.
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