UGC NET Cutoff 2022: Category/ Paper-wise Cutoffs - Embibe
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  • Last Modified 24-08-2022
  • Written By Sivaprasad_N
  • Last Modified 24-08-2022

UGC NET Cutoff 2022: Category-wise & Subject-wise Cutoffs

UGC NET Cut-off 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the University Grant Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NTA) twice a year. NTA releases the cut-off mark along with the result. Candidates can check the cutoff marks online at Furthermore, they can also check the paper-wise and category-wise cutoff on this page.

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The cutoff marks are the minimum marks that applicants need to score in order to clear the computer-based test (CBT). In this article, candidates can check cutoffs of the current year as well as previous years. Through previous year cutoffs, candidates can get an idea of how much they need to score to clear the current year exam. Read on to find out more.

UGC NET Cut-off 2022 (June 2022)

Before getting into the details on the UGC NET 2022 cut-off, let us have a look at the important dates:

UGC NET Exam Date 2022July 9, 11, 12, August 12, 13, 14, 2022
UGC NET Answer Key Release DateTo be announced later
UGC NET Result 2022To be announced later
UGC NET 2022 Cut-offTo be announced later

UGC NET Qualifying Marks 2022

The NTA determines the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score in order to pass the UGC NET exam. It is to note that qualifying marks are different than the UGC NET 2022 cut-off marks. Candidates will have to score the qualifying marks in both papers of UGC NET to be considered for shortlisting. Candidates can check the category-wise qualifying marks of UGC NET 2022 from the following table:

CategoryPaper I
(Out of 100 Marks)
Paper II
(Out of 200 Marks)
UGC NET qualifying marks for General Category (Unreserved)40 (40%)40 (40%)
OBC Non-creamy layer, PWD/SC/ST and Transgenders35 (35%)35 (35%)

UGC NET Expected Cut-off 2022

We have calculated the expected cut-off marks of UGC NET 2022 on the basis of the UGC NET previous year’s cut-off trends. The actual cut-off released for 2021 by the NTA may vary from the expected cut-off. The following table is only to get a predictive idea about the cut-off marks.

UGC NET Cut-off 2022: Category wise Subject Cut-off (Expected)

Subject Category Cutoff Scores
Economics General 61.33
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 62.33
Scheduled Caste (SC) 53
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 54
Political Science General 63.33
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 60
Scheduled Caste (SC) 55.33
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 52.34
Philosophy General 72
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 69.33
Scheduled Caste (SC) 66
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 61.67
Sociology General 66.67
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 64
Scheduled Caste (SC) 60
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 58
History General 56
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 52.33
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 48.67
Commerce General 62
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 58
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54.67
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 54
Management General 62
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 56.68
Scheduled Caste (SC) 55.33
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 54
Hindi General 63.33
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 60.67
Scheduled Caste (SC) 55
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 56.67
Sanskrit General 66
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 61.33
Scheduled Caste (SC) 58
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 59.33
English General 59
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 53
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 51

Factors Determining UGC NET Cutoff

NTA calculates the cut-off based on the following factors:

  • The number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • The level of difficulty of the question paper
  • Candidate’s performance
  • The number of seats available
  • Previous year UGC NET cut-off trends

How to Calculate UGC NET Cut Off Marks?

To calculate cut-off marks for UGC NET 2022, NTA follows the below process.:

  • The total number of qualified candidates in the exam, which is equal to 6% of the candidates who appeared in both papers of the exam.
  • The total number of slots allocated to candidates belonging to different categories as per the reservation policy of the Government of India.
  • Minimum marks required by candidates to be considered for Junior Research Fellow and/or Assistant Professor.
  • Qualifying factors for candidates who pass in UGC NET will be based on their category. The aggregate percentage secured by candidates in both papers corresponding to the number of slots will determine the qualifying cut-off.
  • The total number of slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories as per the reservation policy of the Government of India.

Category-wise UGC NET Qualifying Marks for Paper I and II

Candidates have to secure qualifying marks in both the papers of NTA UGC NET 2021 in order to get shortlisted for JRF or Assistant Professorship. The UGC NET qualifying marks for the General and Reserved category in Paper I and Paper II is 40% 35% respectively.

Previous Year Cut-off for UGC NET

From the following table, candidates can check the previous year’s cut-off marks for UGC NET 2021. The table here contains the UGC NET’s previous year’s cut-off marks (June and December) for both Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). The cut-off of UGC NET is classified, subject-wise and category-wise. Candidates can go through the previous year’s cut-off to have an idea of the minimum marks needed to qualify in each stage of the exam.

UGC NET June 2020 Cut-off

Check subject-wise and category-wise UGC NET June 2020 cut-off marks for the unreserved category from the table below:

UGC NET SubjectsCut-off Percentage
(Assistant Professor)
Total Candidates
(JRF and Assistant Professor)
Political Science6068
Social Work6472
Defence and Strategic Studies6472
Home Science6270.67
Public Administration6268
Population Studies63.3371.33
Adult Education63.3368
Physical Education51.3356
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies6877.33
Indian Culture5458.67
Labour Welfare61.3370.67
Library and Information Science52.6758
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies55.3360.67
Comparative Study of Religion63.3373.33
Mass Communication and Journalism58.6765.33
Performing Art ‐ Dance/Drama6270.67
Museology and Conservation6264.67
Tribal And Regional Language6065.33
Folk Literature5454
Comparative Literature6064.67
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects62.6772
Women Studies67.3376.67
Visual Art56.6764
Social Medicine and Community57.3368
Forensic Science62.6768.67
Computer Science and Applications54.6763.33
Electronic Science5257.33
Environmental Sciences59.3368
International and Area Studies66.6771.33
Human Rights And Duties6672
Tourism Administration and Management53.3360

Also, check and download previous year’s cut-off subject/category-wise for UGC NET from the table below:

Cut-off June 2020 PDFCut-off July 2018 PDF
Cut-off December 2019 PDFCut-off Jan 2017 PDF
Cut-off June 2019 PDFCut-off July 2017 PDF
Cut-off December 2018 PDF

Candidates can also check:

UGC NET NotificationUGC NET Admit Card
UGC NET SyllabusUGC NET Exam Pattern
UGC NET Question PapersUGC NET Mock Test
UGC NET BooksUGC NET Answer Key
UGC NET Online ApplicationUGC NET Exam Dates
UGC NET LoginUGC NET Paper 1
UGC NET ResultUGC NET Recruitment

FAQs on UGC NET Cutoff 2022

The frequently asked questions regarding UGC NET 2022 cut-off are given below:

Q.1: Who releases UGC NET cutoff scores?

Ans: The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the cut-off of UGC NET.

Q.2: What are the minimum qualifying marks for the UGC NET exam?

Ans: The minimum qualifying marks for UGC NET are 40% for unreserved categories and 35% for reserved category candidates.

Q.3: Is there any UGC NET subject-wise cutoff?

Ans: Yes, NTA releases the UGC NET subject-wise cut-off for all categories. Therefore, candidates will have to score subject-wise cut-offs to qualify for the exam.

Q.4: On what basis will the UGC NET cutoff be released?

Ans: The officials will consider various factors such as, difficulty level of the paper, reservation policies, the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, the number of candidates who passed the exam, the availability of seats, and the marking scheme to determine the UGC NET cut off scores.

Q.5: What is UGC NET cutoff mark?

Ans: The UGC NET cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score to qualify for the exam. The candidates who get scores equal to or more than the cut-off marks will qualify for UGC NET.

We hope this detailed article on UGC NET Cutoff 2022 helps you. Feel free to check our website or download our app if you have any queries regarding the exam. We will be happy to help you out.

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