Candidates need to score a minimum number of marks in each one of Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. In addition to that they need to secure a minimum total marks to qualify for JRF or Lecturership. Reserved Category and Differently abled candidates are given some relaxation in the qualifying exam as detailed below:

The qualifying marks for the UGC NET Exam depend on the category that you belong to. All candidates need to clear all three exams separately as mentioned below:

Step I:


Qualifying Exams

GeneralOBCPH / VH / SC / ST
I40 marks (40%)35 marks (35%)35 marks (35%)
II40 marks (40%)35 marks (35%)35 marks (35%)
III75 marks (50%)67.5 marks (45%)60 marks (40%)

Step II:

Now this is a new twist in NET result starting Dec 2012 exam. A merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by candidates qualified in Step I. Only the Top 15% in each category and subject will qualify UGC NET. A separate list for JRF qualified candidates will be made.


The final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

You can find details like UGC NET Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, Qualifying Marks and Sample Papers.

17 Thoughts to “Qualifying Marks for UGC NET (Dec 2012)”

  1. sayeed

    Its very great brothers it appreciating you for your help for new students. God will help you

  2. Mohit sharma

    Help for net exam.give detalis

  3. parichaya rath

    Im in P.G 5th yr ENGLISH.plz provide me the proper details abt this examination.i want materials to appear it & i also wnt to knw the eligibility criteria...

  4. praveen kumar s

    friends be confident n e t is not a impossible exam making it so easy just prepare your self to read and wright in a proper way

  5. Raja pandey

    its very useful please tell me what I will do for getting material from ur side.

  6. shobha

    i am pursunig final year,after passing mccom ist year ,may i eligilble for taking net exam.

  7. vinodraj

    its good for ever

  8. prasad

    i m studying m.a eng 1st year.....plese give details about net coaching centers

  9. Deepika

    plz tell me the name of those books which can help me qualify this exam in English litt.

  10. govardhansogunuru

    plz tell me the name of those books which can help me qualify this exam in English litt.

  11. kamarajan

    plz tell me the which book prepair in the first paper

  12. lakshman roy

    So happy to visit

  13. manoj verma

    plz tell me few books for the prep. of net for hindi.

  14. poonam yadav

    want to appear for marketing management in net,which authors books wil be simple to prepare

  15. nima

    my friend secured 74 marks in first paper, 58 in the second and 86 in the third. Despite of belonging to st category she didnt get through..... can i knowthe reason why?.

  16. UGC NET Guide

    Only top 15% get to qualify the test. Your marks are NOT the only criteria now!!

  17. arti

    want to appear for marketing management in net ,which book wil be simple to prepare

Leave a Comment