**UGC-NET QUALIFYING CRITERIA AND CUT-OFF PERCENTAGES FOR JUNIOR**

**RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR**

**Step I :**

Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a candidate for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor: The candidates are required to obtain the following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

**Step II:**

**Amongst those candidates who have cleared step-I, a merit list was prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.**

**Step III:**

**Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step-II, were declared qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only. By this method, if the number obtained is less than one, it is taken as at least one, i.e., a minimum of one candidate is qualified wherever a fraction less than one is obtained as per this methodology. However, for fractions greater than one, the figure is rounded off to the nearest whole number.**

**Criteria for Awarding Junior Research Fellowships**

**Out of the candidates qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor, those candidates who had applied for JRF, were in the consideration zone for the award of slots available for JRF. The methodology for allocation of JRF slots among different subjects category-wise described below is in addition to the category-wise minimum criterion for eligibility for Assistant Professor.**

i) The Commission provides a minimum of 3200 fellowships in each UGC-NET.

ii) As per Government of India reservation policy, a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 3% of Fellowships are reserved for the OBC (Non-creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with disabilities (PWD) respectively. Accordingly, the category-wise slots available for each category are as follows:

iii) The calculation is based on the ratio of number of candidates who had opted for JRF and were qualified for lectureship eligibility in each subject category wise to the total number of candidates qualified for lectureship who had opted for JRF in that category over all subjects multiplied by the total number of fellowships to be awarded to that category. The nearest whole number obtained as per this formula provides the number of slots available in any particular subject category-wise.

iv) By this method, if the number of JRF slots obtained for any subject in a particular category is less than one, it is taken as one, i.e., a minimum of one JRF is awarded wherever a fraction less than one is obtained as per this methodology. However, for fractions greater than one, the figure is rounded off to the nearest whole number.

v) The aggregate percentage of all the three papers corresponding to the number of JRF slots derived as described above is taken as the cut-off percentage for awarding JRF for any particular subject category-wise.

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