UGC NET Cut Off 2021: Check previous year cut off

UGC NET Cut Off 2021 will be released after the exam. Candidates can download the Cut Off from the official website. Cut Off is released along with the NET result.

NET Cut Off will be released separately for “Assistant Professor & Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)” and “Assistant Professor only“. Candidates will get the Cut Off score in a PDF file and candidates can save this PDF for future reference.

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UGC NET Cut Off Criteria

Minimum Cut Off marks to clear the NET exam:

Candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in order to be eligible for the NTA UGC NET exam. Minimum qualifying marks are different for different categories.

Only those candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks will be eligible for the final merit list preparation.

Minimum qualifying marks to clear the Paper-1 and Paper-2 for the General category are 40% and Reserved categories are 35%. Check the below table for more details.

Percentage of Marks required to clear the NET exam:

CategoryPercentage of Marks
General (Unreserved)40% aggregate marks
SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD, and Transgender35% aggregate marks

No. of Marks required to clear the UGC NET exam:

CategoryPaper-1 MarksPaper-2 Marks
General (Unreserved)4080
SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD, and Transgender3570

Important article related to the NET Exam:

How UGC NET Cut Off calculated:

Step 1: Only 6% of candidates will be qualified (total slots or Eligibility for Assistant Professor) out of the total candidates who appeared in both the papers of NET.

Step 2: Candidates from the qualified slots shall be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy of the Government of India.

Step 3: In order to be considered for ‘JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor’ and for ‘Assistant Professor’, the general category candidates must have secured at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together and reserved categories (viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD and Transgender) for General (Unreserved) candidates must have secured at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together.

Step 4: The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a particular category is derived as per the methodology illustrated below

The number of candidates to be declared qualified for Eligibility for the Assistant Professor in the subject
‘Economics’ for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category
The number of SC category candidates who secure at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for ‘Economics’ (x) Total slots derived for SC category as per Step 2 (÷) Total number of candidates belonging to SC category overall subjects who secure at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together.

The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor ‘in ‘Economics’ for the SC category.

Similarly the subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for all categories can be calculated.

Step 5: All candidates who had applied for ‘Eligibility for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both’ out of the total number of qualified candidates derived as per Step IV, shall constitute the consideration zone for JRF.

Step 6: The total number of slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories as per the reservation policy of the Government of India. The procedure for subject wise cum category-wise allocation of JRF slots is illustrated below:

Example: Number of candidates to be declared qualified for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in the subject ‘Economics’ for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) categoryNumber of ST category candidates who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in the subject ‘Economics’ (x) Total JRF slots available for ST category (÷) Total number of candidates belonging to ST category overall subjects who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor

The aggregate percentage of the two paper scores corresponding to the number of JRF slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for JRF in ‘Economics’ for the ST category.

A similar procedure is used for all subjects and categories.

How to check UGC NET Cut Off:

Please follow below-given steps to check the Cut Off.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the result link on the home page.
  • On the new page enter your Application Number, Date of Birth, and security pin.
  • Now you can download the Cut Off PDF file and save it for future reference.

Previous Years’ UGC NET Cut Off (2019 & 2018)

Check cut off for June 2019 and December 2018 exams in the tables below:

Cut Off for June 2019 exam:

Please find below the Cut Off for June 2019 exam for unreserved category.

SubjectsJune 2019 Cut Off for JRF & Assistant ProfessorCut Off June 2019 for Assistant Professor only
Economics74.6765.33
Political Science66.0056.67
Philosophy74.0064.00
Psychology65.3357.33
Sociology71.3362.00
History62.0054.67
Anthropology68.6760.67
Commerce68.0060.00
Education60.0052.67
Social Work62.6755.33
Defence and Strategic Studies74.6764.67
Home Science65.3356.67
Public Administration65.3358.00
Population Studies69.3362.67
Music74.0063.33
Management68.0060.00
Maithili79.3373.33
Bengali59.3352.67
Hindi60.0053.33
Kannada58.6752.67
Malayalam60.6754.00
Odia66.6757.33
Punjabi62.0054.67
Sanskrit72.6763.33
Tamil56.6750.00
Telugu62.0052.67
Urdu65.3356.67
Arabic72.0062.67
English66.0058.00
Linguistics75.3366.00
Chinese56.6756.67
Dogri60.0059.33
Nepali43.3345.33
Manipuri54.6754.67
Assamese70.0062.00
Gujarati54.6750.67
Marathi57.3348.67
French69.3362.67
Spanish66.6765.33
Russian64.0060.00
Persian74.0065.33
Rajasthani68.6762.67
German68.0064.67
Japanese62.0062.00
Adult Education76.6770.67
Physical Education62.6752.67
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies76.0068.00
Indian Culture62.6756.67
Labour Welfare70.0061.33
Law64.0058.00
Library and Information Science64.6756.00
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies78.0064.00
Comparative Study of Religion70.6763.33
Mass Communication and Journalism65.3358.00
Performing Art ‐ Dance/Drama71.3364.00
Museology and Conservation70.6765.33
Archaeology70.0062.67
Criminology77.3372.67
Tribal And Regional Language61.3353.33
Folk Literature57.3354.67
Comparative Literature68.0063.33
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects72.0060.67
Women Studies72.0065.33
Visual Art64.6757.33
Geography68.0060.00
Social Medicine & Community70.0061.33
Forensic Science68.0060.67
Pali70.6762.67
Kashmiri58.0053.33
Konkani50.6750.67
Computer Science and Applications62.6754.67
Electronic Science66.0059.33
Environmental Sciences65.3356.00
International and Area Studies74.0069.33
Prakrit73.3373.33
Human Rights And Duties78.6764.00
Tourism Administration and Management62.0055.33
Bodo60.0054.67
Santali55.3349.33
Yoga71.3362.00
Sindhi60.0072.67

UGC NET Cut Off for December 2018:

Please find below the subject-wise December 2018 cut off for unreserved category.

SubjectsDecember 2018 Cut Off for JRF & Assistant ProfessorDecember 2018 Cut Off for Assistant Professor Only
Economics67.3357.33
Political Science63.3355.33
Philosophy72.0064.00
Psychology62.6756.00
Sociology66.6759.33
History56.0050.00
Anthropology72.0064.00
Commerce62.0054.67
Education60.6753.33
Social Work68.0060.00
Defence and Strategic Studies64.6759.33
Home Science61.3354.00
Public Administration66.0059.33
Population Studies72.6763.33
Hindustani Music (Vocal Instruments)72.0062.00
Management62.0054.00
Maithili77.3367.33
Bengali54.6750.00
Hindi63.3356.00
Kannada63.3356.00
Malayalam66.0058.00
Odia62.0055.33
Punjabi62.0054.67
Sanskrit66.0057.33
Tamil58.6751.33
Telugu59.3353.33
Urdu65.3358.00
Arabic69.3360.67
English60.0052.67
Linguistics68.6760.00
Chinese64.6763.33
Dogri61.3358.00
Nepali56.6746.00
Manipuri55.3354.67
Assamese65.3357.33
Gujarati56.0050.00
Marathi55.3348.00
French72.0054.67
Spanish56.6756.67
Russian66.0063.33
Persian70.0065.33
Rajasthani60.6758.67
German70.6764.00
Japanese53.3353.33
Adult Education Continuing Education70.0064.00
Physical Education60.6752.00
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies75.3366.00
Indian Culture57.3355.33
Labour Welfare Personnel Management68.0059.33
Law68.0060.67
Library and Information Science58.0051.33
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies70.6762.67
Comparative Study of Religions76.0064.67
Mass Communication and Journalism59.3351.33
Dance66.6758.67
Museology and Conservation56.0055.33
Archaeology62.6756.00
Criminology85.3376.67
Tribal and Regional Language Literature64.6754.67
Folk Literature56.6750.67
Comparative Literature66.0060.00
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects64.6754.67
Women Studies68.0062.00
Visual Art (Including Drawing)66.0056.67
Geography66.0058.00
Social Medicine and Community Health70.6758.67
Forensic Science63.3357.33
Pali75.3360.00
Kashmiri58.6758.00
Konkani40.00
Computer Science and Applications62.0054.00
Electronic Science62.0054.67
Environmental Sciences60.6754.00
International and Area Studies70.0065.33
Prakrit56.6771.33
Human Rights and Duties74.6765.33
Bodo61.3354.67
Santali53.3347.33
Karnatik Music (Vocal Instruments)55.3353.33
Rabindra Sangeet54.6754.67
Percussion Instruments63.3357.33
Drama Theatre73.3361.33
Yoga72.6763.33
Sindhi60.67

Above mentioned Cut Offs are for the General category only. To check the CutOff for all categories candidates can download the below PDF files.

UGC NET June 2019 Cut Off

UGC NET December 2018 Cut Off

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