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UGC NET Cut Off Marks 2021: Check the list for Previous Years Cut Off for 2020, 2019, and 2018

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Feb 15, 2021

UGC NET Cut Off is released every year on its official website. Candidates are expected to score minimum of the cut off to be eligible for the post of Joint Research Fellow, or Assistant Professor. Candidates can expect a similar trend this year as well.

UGC NET Exam gives admission to the candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellow, or Assistant Professor. National Testing Agency (NTA) now conducts the exam for UGC NET, which was earlier conducted by CBSE. After the declaration of results, a separate cutoff for each category of students is prepared. Candidates can check this on the official website of UGC NET.

UGC NET Dates

UGC NET Cut Off: Important Dates

Events Occurring Important Dates
UGC NET Exam Second week of June 2021 onwards
UGC NET 2021 Result Last week of July, 2021
UGC NET Cut Off A few days after the announcement of result
UGC NET Cut off

UGC NET Cut Off: Determining Factors

  • Number of Candidates who have appeared for UGC NET that specific year.
  • Difficulty Level of the Question Paper.
  • Total Number of seats for which the exam is taken
  • Cutoff trends of previous years UGC NET.

UGC NET Cutoff: Determining Criteria

  • Number of qualified candidates should be equal to 6% of the appearing candidates.
  • Available slots for the candidate should be according to the government rules on reservation.
  • Candidates need to score the following minimum marks to be eligible.
Category Minimum Marks (%) to be Scored
Paper I Paper-II
General 40% Marks in both the papers taken together
OBC / SC/ ST 35% Marks in both the papers taken together
UGC NET Cut off 2021

UGC NET Expected Cut Off 2021

The following table mentions the expected cutoff for 2021. Candidates can expect cutoff to be around this only. However, real cutoff will be released after the result declaration.

Category Paper I (Out of 100 marks) Paper-II (Out of 100 marks) Paper III (Out of 150 marks)
General/Open 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
Reserved (OBC Non-creamy layer, PWD/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40%)

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UGC NET Cut off 2020

UGC NET 2020: Expected Cutoff Marks

UGC NET Cutoff varies every year. Following table mentions the cutoff expected for 2020.

Subject Category Cut Off Score
Economics General 67.33
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 61.33
Scheduled Caste (SC) 56.67
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 53.33
Political Science General 63.33
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 60
Scheduled Caste (SC) 55.33
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 55.33
Philosophy General 72
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 69.33
Scheduled Caste (SC) 66
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 62.67
Sociology General 66.67
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 64
Scheduled Caste (SC) 60
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 58
History General 56
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 53.33
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) 58.67
Scheduled Caste (SC) 55.33
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 54
Hindi General 63.33
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 60.67
Scheduled Caste (SC) 56.67
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 60
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 54.67
Scheduled Caste (SC) 52
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 50.67

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UGC NET Cut Off 2019

UGC NET 2019 Cut Off

Following table mentions the cutoff for UGC NET 2019. Candidates can expect this year’s cutoff to be somewhere around this only.

UGC NET Subjects UGC NET Cutoff June 2019 Percentage Marks Total Candidates
Economics 74.67 94
Political Science 66.00 86
Philosophy 74.00 14
Psychology 65.33 25
Sociology 71.33 48
History 62.00 84
Anthropology 68.67 6
Commerce 68.00 278
Education 60.00 65
Social Work 62.67 21
Defence and Strategic Studies 74.67 1
Home Science 65.33 26
Public Administration 65.33 9
Population Studies 69.33 7
Music 74.00 12
Management 68.00 64
Maithili 79.33 1
Bengali 59.33 7
Hindi 60.00 95
Kannada 58.67 8
Malayalam 60.67 8
Odia 66.67 4
Punjabi 62.00 8
Sanskrit 72.67 52
Tamil 56.67 7
Telugu 62.00 5
Urdu 65.33 9
Arabic 72.00 4
English 66.00 141
Linguistics 75.33 5
Chinese 56.67 1
Dogri 60.00 1
Nepali 43.33 1
Manipuri 54.67 2
Assamese 70.00 5
Gujarati 54.67 1
Marathi 57.33 1
French 69.33 1
Spanish 66.67 1
Russian 64.00 1
Persian 74.00 1
Rajasthani 68.67 1
German 68.00 1
Japanese 62.00 1
Adult Education 76.67 3
Physical Education 62.67 8
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 76.00 2
Indian Culture 62.67 1
Labour Welfare 70.00 31
Law 64.00 49
Library and Information Science 64.67 23
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 78.00 1
Comparative Study of Religion 70.67 1
Mass Communication and Journalism 65.33 20
Performing Art ‐ Dance/Drama 71.33 3
Museology and Conservation 70.67 1
Archaeology 70.00 3
Criminology 77.33 4
Tribal And Regional Language 61.33 3
Folk Literature 57.33 1
Comparative Literature 68.00 1
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects 72.00 5
Women Studies 72.00 3
Visual Art 64.67 16
Geography 68.00 125
Social Medicine & Community 70.00 4
Forensic Science 68.00 7
Pali 70.67 1
Kashmiri 58.00 1
Konkani 50.67 1
Computer Science and Applications 62.67 68
Electronic Science 66.00 45
Environmental Sciences 65.33 36
International and Area Studies 74.00 3
Prakrit 73.33 1
Human Rights And Duties 78.67 1
Tourism Administration and Management 62.00 7
Bodo 60.00 2
Santali 55.33 1
Yoga 71.33 17
Sindhi 60.00 1

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UGC NET Cut Off 2018

UGC NET 2018 Cutoff

Following table contains the cutoff for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow in the following subjects for the General Category.

UGC NET Subjects UGC NET December 2018 Cutoffs Total Candidates
Economics 67.33 57
Political Science 63.33 94
Philosophy 72.00 17
Psychology 62.67 36
Sociology 66.67 57
History 56.00 48
Anthropology 72.00 9
Commerce 62.00 287
Education 60.67 89
Social Work 68.00 39
Defence and Strategic Studies 64.67 4
Home Science 61.33 28
Public Administration 66.00 12
Population Studies 72.67 8
Hindustani Music (Vocal Instruments) 72.00 9
Management 62.00 77
Maithili 77.33 1
Bengali 54.67 4
Hindi 63.33 108
Kannada 63.33 15
Malayalam 66.00 15
Odia 62.00 5
Punjabi 62.00 12
Sanskrit 66.00 27
Tamil 58.67 10
Telugu 59.33 8
Urdu 65.33 15
Arabic 69.33 6
English 60.00 91
Linguistics 68.67 4
Chinese 64.67 1
Dogri 61.33 1
Nepali 56.67 1
Manipuri 55.33 1
Assamese 65.33 7
Gujarati 56.00 2
Marathi 55.33 3
French 72.00 1
Spanish 56.67 1
Russian 66.00 1
Persian 70.00 1
Rajasthani 60.67 1
German 70.67 1
Japanese 53.33 1
Adult Education Continuing Education 70.00 5
Physical Education 60.67 16
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 75.33 2
Indian Culture 57.33 1
Labour Welfare Personnel Management 68.00 23
Law 68.00 62
Library and Information Science 58.00 20
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 70.67 2
Comparative Study of Religions 76.00 1
Mass Communication and Journalism 59.33 15
Dance 66.67 2
Museology and Conservation 56.00 2
Archaeology 62.67 3
Criminology 85.33 2
Tribal and Regional Language Literature 64.67 4
Folk Literature 56.67 1
Comparative Literature 66.00 1
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects 64.67 3
Women Studies 68.00 3
Visual Art (Including Drawing) 66.00 9
Geography 66.00 131
Social Medicine and Community Health 70.67 3
Forensic Science 63.33 6
Pali 75.33 1
Kashmiri 58.67 1
Konkani - -
Computer Science and Applications 62.00 111
Electronic Science 62.00 32
Environmental Sciences 60.67 35
International and Area Studies 70.00 4
Prakrit 56.67 1
Human Rights and Duties 74.67 1
Bodo 61.33 2
Santali 53.33 1
Karnatik Music (Vocal Instruments) 55.33 2
Rabindra Sangeet 54.67 1
Percussion Instruments 63.33 1
Drama Theatre 73.33 1
Yoga 72.67 21
Sindhi - -

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UGC NET FAQs

UGC NET Cutoff: FAQs

Ques. Is the UGC NET cutoff same every year?

Ans. No. It varies according to different factors like number of candidates, number of posts, difficulty of paper, etc.

Ques. Who releases UGC NET cutoffs?

Ans. National Testing Agency releases the cutoff. It was previously released by CBSE.

Ques. Is the cutoff for all categories same?

Ans. No. NTA releases separate cutoffs for different categories like SC/ST, OBC, etc.

Ques. What is the difference between the minimum qualifying marks and cutoff marks for UGC NET?

Ans. Minimum Qualifying marks are pre decided and already mentioned in the notification. Cutoff is declared after the result. Candidates are supposed to clear both to be eligible for Junior Research Fellow or Assistant Professor.

Ques. What details are present on the UGC NET cutoff list?

Ans. The UGC NET cutoff list contains the following details:- Subjects, Categories, Cutoff percentage, Marks, and total candidates.

Ques. When is the UGC NET Cutoff released?

Ans. UGC NET Cutoff is released after the declaration of results. You can check it at their official website.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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