UGC NET Passing Marks 2024: Cut Off Marks, Factors

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Apr 26, 2024

UGC NET Qualifying marks 2024 for the general category is 40% and 35% for candidates from the reserved category. NTA releases the cutoff after the announcement of the results for various disciplines and categories. The UGC NET 2024 cutoff will be made available on the official website.

UGC NET is conducted bi-annually by NTA for candidates who want to get appointed to Lecturer (LS) and Junior Research Fellow (JRF) posts in various colleges/universities across the country. 

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UGC NET Qualifying Marks 2024

Candidates who pass the UGC NET 2024 test and obtain the fellowship will be eligible for financial aid from the commission to pursue higher-level research programmes in university departments (JRF). The UGC NET qualifying marks 2024 for various categories are as follows:

UGC NET Qualifying Marks 2024
Category Paper I  Paper II
General Category 40% 40%
OBC/SC/ST/PwD 35% 35%

How to Calculate the UGC NET Cutoff 2024

The following steps are involved in calculating the UGC NET cutoff marks. Candidates are advised to check and follow the steps:

  • The UGC NET cutoff marks for each category are decided by the highest number of marks attained by the candidates.
  • The highest marks from each category are announced to be the highest marks of the year for the category. 
  • The aggregate percentage of marks attained by the candidates will determine their eligibility for a job.
  • The candidates who qualify for the above points are offered jobs in the leading colleges.

Factors Determining the UGC NET Cut Off 2024

Factors that affect the UGC NET cutoff 2024 are as mentioned in the points below:

  • The total number of seats available.
  • The total number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • Previous year's cutoff trend for the exam.

Previous Years UGC NET Qualifying Marks

To secure the UGC NET Qualifying marks in 2024, students must have an idea of the previous year's cutoff data. The UGC NET 2022 cutoff for some of the subjects is as follows:

UGC NET Qualifying Marks Assistant Professor

The category wise and subject wise UGC NET qualifying marks for Assistant Professor is detailed in the table below for specific subjects:

English UGC NET Qualifying Marks

 Candidates must meet tailored percentile criteria based on their categories, acting as the gateway to advanced studies and teaching opportunities within the English subject.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks for English
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
Unreserved 96.7779353 1527
EWS 91.7343823 223
OBC (NCL) 89.3500021 999
SC 82.2214171 534
ST 78.3810362 311

 Political Science UGC NET Qualifying Marks

Aspiring scholars and educators must attain specific percentiles, adjusted by their categories, to qualify for the field of Political Science, ensuring a fair and inclusive selection process.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks for Political Science
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 91.9102451 387
OBC(NCL) 91.9102451 931
SC 83.5041545 640
ST 82.1966342 347
PWD-VI-UR 79.2610193 26

 History UGC NET Qualifying Marks

Candidates need to achieve designated percentiles, which vary according to their categories, to qualify for this subject, providing access to a diverse pool of scholars engaging in historical research and education.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks for History
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 95.0850939 280
OBC(NCL) 93.9644164 834
SC 87.6173709 465
ST 85.9496042 202

 Commerce UGC NET Qualifying Marks

 These percentiles serve as the criteria for candidates aspiring to specialize in Commerce, ensuring they meet the necessary standards tailored to their respective categories.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks for Commerce
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 95.3034227 274
OBC(NCL) 92.5036747 816
SC 87.1623891 270
ST 84.7443707 107

Hindi UGC NET Qualifying Marks 

To qualify, candidates must attain specific percentiles, adjusted based on their categories, ensuring an equitable selection process for those passionate about studying and teaching Hindi.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks for Hindi
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 92.2480984 432
OBC(NCL) 91.1024509 1028
SC 82.6838201 582
ST 79.0919335 187

UGC NET Qualifying Marks JRF and Assistant Professor

A category wise and detailed subject wise UGC NET qualifying marks for JRF and Assistant Professors is detailed in the table below:

English UCG NET Qualifying Syllabus

English UGC NET qualifying criteria mandate specific percentile requirements by categories, granting access to advanced studies and teaching prospects in English.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks English
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
Unreserved 99.3219813 259
EWS 98.2686772 41
OBC (NCL) 97.2934657 158
SC 94.2756586 99
ST 91.7343823 53

Political Science UGC NET Qualifying Marks

Political Science UGC NET criteria establish foundational admission standards, ensuring equitable selection with precise category-based percentiles for scholars and educators.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks Political Science
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 98.5659454 81
OBC(NCL) 98.0302839 223
SC 94.3218736 124
ST 92.7369353 68
PWD-VI-UR 96.4781307 6

History UGC NET Qualifying Marks

History UGC NET standards dictate eligibility, requiring specific category-dependent percentiles for access to this field.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks History
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 98.8890781 54
OBC(NCL) 98.667745 164
SC 96.3908451 86
ST 95.9138503 38

Commerce UGC NET Qualifying Marks

Commerce UGC NET benchmarks define eligibility, providing the yardstick for specialization in Commerce, with category-specific standards.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks Commerce
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 99.0690838 53
OBC(NCL) 98.3901449 135
SC 95.7634659 50
ST 94.7084762 20

 Hindi UGC NET Qualifying Marks

Hindi UGC NET criteria govern entry, with specific category-based percentiles for fair selection in Hindi studies and teaching.

Previous Year's UGC NET Qualifying Marks Hindi
Category  Cut Off Percentile Total
EWS 98.4727715 94
OBC(NCL) 97.9129906 216
SC 93.2716687 117
ST 93.2716687 33

UGC NET Preparation Tips 2024

Obtaing the qualifying marks is crucial for aspirants. With the right preparation and dedications candidates can successfully clear UGC NET. Some UGC NET Preparation tips are outlined below:

  • Students must assess the entire syllabus for the subject they want to appear for. 
  • Understand thoroughly the subject's previous year's UGC NET cutoff marks.
  • Take help and suggestions from the books recommended for preparation and approved by UGC.
  • For best preparation, follow the previous year's question papers.
  • In case of serious doubts, take coaching or help from youtube videos.

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