Everything You Need to Know About UGC NET Selection Process 2022

The NTA will define the UGC NET Selection Process for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (National Testing Agency). The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam used to assess candidates’ eligibility for the Assistant Professor position and/or Junior Research Fellowship award in Indian universities and colleges.

The selection process for the UGC NET exam incorporates multiple rounds of screening of numerous candidates. One such round of the selection process is the Computer Based Test (CBT). The candidate needs to secure minimum marks in both paper-I and Paper-II to be considered for the position of JRF and become eligible for the post of Assistant Professor. For this, they should be well versed in both the UGC NET paper 1 syllabus as well as the paper 2 syllabus. 

Let’s discuss a few important details regarding the UGC NET selection process.

UGC NET Selection Process Guidelines:

There are various guidelines that the NTA follows when preparing the UGC NET Final Result in the UGC NET Selection Process. Let us now go over the UGC NET selection process to assist you to understand:

  • The number of qualified candidates (in all slots or Eligibility for Assistant Professor) shall be equivalent to 6% of those who appeared in both NET examinations, with only 1% qualifying for the JRF Exam among all.
  • The UGC NET 2022 test will be conducted online as a Computer Based Test (CBT). To be considered for ‘JRF and Eligibility for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Assistant Professor,’ the candidate must have appeared in both papers and obtained at least 40% aggregate marks in both papers taken together for the General (Unreserved) category and at least 35% aggregate marks in both papers taken together for all candidates belonging to the reserved categories.
  • The number of candidates who will be declared qualified in any topic for a certain category is determined by the rules outlined above.

The qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor ‘in ‘Economics’ for the SC category will be determined by the aggregate percentage marks of the two papers corresponding to the number of total slots arrived at.

  • Out of the total number of qualifying candidates obtained in Step 3, all candidates who applied for JRF and Assistant Professor or both shall comprise the consideration zone for JRF.

According to the Government of India’s reservation policy, the entire number of slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among various categories.

UGC NET Selection Process -Reservation Policy

The government of India’s reservation policy also apply to the UGC-NET exam. Let’s discuss the category-wise reservation policy in detail.

  • Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates would be given 15% of the available seats.
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates received 7.5% of the seats.
  • According to the Central List, 27% of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates.
  • 10% of the seats are reserved for candidates from the General – Economically Weaker Sections (General – EWS).
  • 4% of the seats in the aforementioned categories are reserved for people with disabilities (PwD) who have 40% or more disabilities.
  • Kashmiri Migrant Reservation (subject to notification from Ministry of Education for Academic Session 2021-22).

UGC NET Selection Process -Normalization

The UGC NET Exam 2022 will take place in multiple shifts. As a result, we have raw marks received by applicants in various shifts/sessions, which will be transformed into NTA Score (percentile). The NTA Score will be generated based on the raw marks achieved by an applicant.

For Example: If the 40% marks correlate to a Percentile score of 78 in Shift 1 and 79 in Shift 2, then all those equal to or above 78 percentiles (Percentile score of 100 to 78) in both shifts are qualified for the General Category. To calculate qualifying cut-offs for the remaining categories, a similar method will be used. In case the examination is held in a greater number of shifts on the UGC NET exam date the same principle shall apply.