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

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UGC NET Cutoff 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) published the cutoff for UGC NET December 2021 & June 2022 on November 05, 2022. NTA released the cutoffs on the official website, along with the result. Candidates can check the cutoff marks at ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Furthermore, they can also check the subject-wise and category-wise cutoffs 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 the cutoff marks 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.

Latest: UGC NET December 2021 & June 2022 cutoff marks is available now. Candidates can check cutoffs here.

UGC NET Cutoff 2022

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

EventsDates
UGC NET Exam Date 2022Phase 1: July 9, 11, and 12, 2022
Phase 2:
 September 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2022
Phase 3:
 September 29, 30, and October 1, 2022
Phase 4: October 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2022
UGC NET Cutoff Release DateNovember 05, 2022

UGC NET Cutoff December 2021 & June 2022

NTA published the cutoff marks for UGC NET December 2021 & June 2022 (Merged Cycle) on its official website. Candidates can check the subject-wise and category-wise cutoff marks below:

Subject Code

Subjects

Category

Assistant Professor Cut Off

JRF & Assistant Professor Cutoff

001

Economics

Gen/ UR

192

212

EWS

172

198

OBC(NCL)

170

196

SC

152

176

ST

150

172

003

Philosophy

Gen/ UR

206

226

EWS

186

216

OBC(NCL)

186

210

SC

178

200

ST

158

180

004

Psychology

Gen/ UR

196

216

EWS

174

200

OBC(NCL)

174

200

SC

162

184

ST

158

178

005

Sociology

Gen/ UR

200

218

EWS

184

208

OBC(NCL)

182

204

SC

168

192

ST

166

190

007

Anthropology

Gen/ UR

174

194

EWS

160

190

OBC(NCL)

162

184

SC

150

166

ST

150

166

009

Education

Gen/ UR

190

210

EWS

172

198

OBC(NCL)

172

196

SC

160

182

ST

162

184

010

Social Work

Gen/ UR

178

196

EWS

162

188

OBC(NCL)

156

180

SC

142

172

ST

144

166

011

Defence & Strategic Studies

Gen/ UR

208

224

EWS

194

216

OBC(NCL)

192

208

SC

192

214

ST

182

190

012

Home Science

Gen/ UR

182

200

EWS

162

184

OBC(NCL)

162

182

SC

150

176

ST

150

176

014

Public Administration

Gen/ UR

182

200

EWS

168

192

OBC(NCL)

166

190

SC

150

172

ST

150

172

015

Population Studies

Gen/ UR

182

204

EWS

168

196

OBC(NCL)

168

186

SC

164

174

ST

160

172

016

Music

Gen/ UR

190

212

EWS

174

198

OBC(NCL)

174

194

SC

160

190

ST

154

184

017

Management

Gen/ UR

164

180

EWS

148

170

OBC(NCL)

144

164

SC

136

154

ST

134

152

018

Maithili

Gen/ UR

202

218

EWS

182

202

OBC(NCL)

184

198

SC

198

212

ST

024

Punjabi

Gen/ UR

160

172

EWS

148

162

OBC(NCL)

144

160

SC

134

152

ST

136

136

025

Sanskrit

Gen/ UR

178

196

EWS

164

186

OBC(NCL)

162

180

SC

152

170

ST

138

158

026

Tamil

Gen/ UR

148

160

EWS

144

140

OBC(NCL)

138

150

SC

132

144

ST

132

027

Telugu

Gen/ UR

154

164

EWS

144

152

OBC(NCL)

140

154

SC

134

152

ST

136

146

028

Urdu

Gen/ UR

202

214

EWS

190

206

OBC(NCL)

190

206

SC

168

204

ST

178

190

029

Arabic

Gen/ UR

198

218

EWS

188

214

OBC(NCL)

178

204

SC

128

128

ST

170

174

058

Law

Gen/ UR

202

224

EWS

182

210

OBC(NCL)

180

206

SC

168

190

ST

160

182

063

Mass Communication & Journalism

Gen/ UR

184

208

EWS

166

194

OBC(NCL)

166

186

SC

156

172

ST

152

166

080

Geography

Gen/ UR

182

202

EWS

164

192

OBC(NCL)

164

186

SC

152

176

ST

150

168

087

Computer Science & Applications

Gen/ UR

162

180

EWS

146

166

OBC(NCL)

142

162

SC

136

150

ST

132

148

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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

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%)

How to Calculate UGC NET Cutoff 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.

Previous Year Cutoff 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)
Economics62.6770
Political Science6068
Philosophy63.3372
Psychology54.6760.67
Sociology61.3370
History5460
Anthropology60.6768.67
Commerce95.6397986
(Percentile)
99.3556661
(Percentile)
Education5867.33
Social Work6472
Defence and Strategic Studies6472
Home Science6270.67
Public Administration6268
Population Studies63.3371.33
Music6270.67
Management56.6764.67
Maithili68.6778.67
Bengali52.6758
Hindi97.2203957
(Percentile)
99.5994979
(Percentile)
Kannada51.3357.33
Malayalam5460
Odia5662.67
Punjabi56.6763.33
Sanskrit6674
Tamil5053.33
Telugu54.6760.67
Urdu62.6768.67
Arabic6674.67
English98.29336
(Percentile)
99.7405907
(Percentile)
Linguistics6875.33
Chinese56
Dogri58.6760
Nepali54.6754.67
Manipuri6061.33
Assamese58.6765.33
Gujarati54.6766.67
Marathi52.6762.67
French61.3367.33
Spanish7070
Russian6670
Persian67.3374
Rajasthani65.3374.67
German64.6768
Japanese60.6760.67
Adult Education63.3368
Physical Education51.3356
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies6877.33
Indian Culture5458.67
Labour Welfare61.3370.67
Law6269.33
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
Archaeology62.6770
Criminology72.6782
Tribal And Regional Language6065.33
Folk Literature5454
Comparative Literature6064.67
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects62.6772
Women Studies67.3376.67
Visual Art56.6764
Geography60.6768
Social Medicine and Community57.3368
Forensic Science62.6768.67
Pali72.6786.67
Kashmiri58.6762
Konkani48.6748.67
Computer Science and Applications54.6763.33
Electronic Science5257.33
Environmental Sciences59.3368
International and Area Studies66.6771.33
Prakrit78.67
Human Rights And Duties6672
Tourism Administration and Management53.3360
Bodo56.6760
Santali51.3353.33
Yoga61.3370
Sindhi65.33

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 the 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 the 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.

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