UGC NET Cut off December 2020 (Expected Cut off)

Greetings to all the UGC NET Aspirants..!! The notification of the University Grant Commission-National Eligibility Test  June 2020 has been announced. The CBSE will conduct the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor on 16th March to 16th April. A candidate who desires to appear in the test may see the expected CBSE NET Cut off 2020 for a better understanding of the toughness of NET exam. Read the article to know detail info on UGC NET Cut off 2020 (November).

The candidates applying for UGC NET June 2020 Exam are required to apply online from 16th March to 16th April 2020. In this article, we will try to clear all the doubts regarding CBSE NET Cut off 2019 and procedure to calculate Cut off score for UGC NET.

UGC NET Cut off 2020


Before we start, let’s make it clear that the role of CBSE is only up to conducting the NET Examination and declaring result based on the cut-off score. The UGC- NET Bureau issues e-certificates to all the qualified candidates and all the qualified candidates are informed to contact the UGC for further assistance.

The Importance of CBSE NET Cut off.


Every Year thousands of Postgraduates and PhD Scholars appears for the CBSE NET examination and only 6-10% of them are lucky enough to clear the exam. The e-certificates issued by the UGC Board to the successful NET candidates can be used to pursue following activities.

Junior Research Fellowship

  • The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject.
  • The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them.
  • ***A JRF is also eligible for Assistant Professor.

Assistant Professor

  • A candidate who qualifies for the award of Assistant Professor is eligible to apply for Assistant Professor and Lecturer (in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject) in various state and central Universities/Colleges spread across the country.
  • The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET.
  • However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

How to Calculate UGC NET Cut off 2020?


The CBSE Examination authority calculates the UGC NET cut off 2020 based on the marks scored by an aspirant in the UGC NET Exam. The procedure to calculate UGC NET 2020 cut off can be briefly understood by the process given below.

1st Step – Clearing the CBSE NET Qualifying marks

The examination authority has set up a Category wise Cut off score for all the subjects. A Candidate has to secure the minimum qualifying marks in all the three papers of UGC NET in order to get shortlisted for JRF or Assistant Professorship. The UGC NET qualifying marks for the different category are listed below.

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

Step II – Merit list based on UGC NET Cut off 2020

In step-II, a separate merit list of all the eligible candidates who have cleared the Step-I will be prepared. The authority will prepare the merit list by aggregating the total marks scored by the candidate in all the three papers (Category wise and Subject wise).

Step III- Declaration of the Final Result

Based on the Merit list prepared by the Board in Step-II, only 15% of the Top Candidates in each subject will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only. Here it is to be noted that the authority will prepare a separate merit list for awarding Junior Research Fellowship by considering age, the difficulty level of exam and other deciding eligibility criteria.

Now let us have a look at the Expected UGC NET 2020 Cut off Score for all the subjects.

UGC NET Cut off 2020 (Expected)


A candidate who desires to appear for the UGC NET November 2020 exam are advised to check these expected cutoff scores for CBSE NET. The CBSE NET Cut off for the November 2020 exam is given below.

Subject in UGC NET 2020 November Exam UGC NET July Cut off Marks November 2020 (Expected)
Subject Minimum Marks (From) Maximum Marks (To)
Archaeology 69.80 72.30
Arabic 68.85 71.35
Assamese 62.95 65.45
Adult Education/Continuing Edu./Andragogy /Non-Formal Education 75.33 77.83
Arab Culture & Islamic Studies 72.47 74.97
Anthropology 66.95 69.45
Bodo 65.67 68.67
Bengali 67.00 69.09
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace Studies 71.14 73.64
Criminology 70 72.5
Chinese 67.90 70.40
Comparative Study of Religions 66.00 68.53
Comparative Literature 63.90 66.40
Economics 66.95 68
Political Science 61.90 65.78
Philosophy 66.38 70.25
Psychology 62.90 67.40
Electronic Science 64.07 67.76
Environmental Science 63.59 67.39
International and Area Studies 68.00 70.56
Prakrit 71.08 74.33
Human Rights and Duties 66.67 70.67
Tourism Administration & Management 60.14 64.64
Sociology 69.09 68.93
Public Administration 68.03 70.40
Population Studies 66.90 68.40
Music 62.61 63.11
Management 64.56 67.19
Maithili 75.43 80.00
Hindi 68.85 71.35
Kannada 70.00 72.44
Performing Artdance/ Drama/Theatre 65.35 69.00
Museology & Conservation 63.67 66.17
Tribal & Regional Language 63.85 66.36
Telugu 65.38 67.88
Urdu 62.38 64.88
English 66.57 70.12
Linguistics 65.89 68.26
Dogri 70.57 73.07
Manipuri 57.62 60.12
Gujarati 65.62 68.12
Marathi 66.66 69.16
French 69.68 72.88
Spanish 68.47 70.97
Russian 72.04667 76.07
Persian 68.85333 71.35
Rajasthani 68.66 72.16
German 71.19 73.69
Japanese 64.09 66.59
Physical Education 66.57 68.07
Indian Culture 71.09 74.59
Labour Welfare/Personnel Management / Industrial Relation 65.41 68.81
Law 64.46 66.95
Library & Information Science 63.23 66.89
Mass Communication & Journalism 64.45 66.73
Folk Literature 65.28 68.78
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects 62.76 65.26
Women Studies 66.76 69.26
Visual Art 61.86 63.35
Geography 64.23 66.79
Social Medicine & Community Health 67.57 69.07
Forensic Science 66.95 69.45
Pali 72.14 75.64
Kashmiri 60.24 61.64
Konkani 51.49 54.97
Computer Science and Application 62.00 65.00
Malayalam 64.28 66.78
Oriya 70.95 73.48
Punjabi 61.61 64.11
Sanskrit 66.85 71.35
Tamil 62.68 66.78
History 64.08 66.59
Commerce 63.89 65.95
Education 68.45 71.56
Social Work 61.80 66.40
Defence And Strategic Studies 66.04 69.60

Important Links: 

Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to UGC NET June Recruitment Notification 2020.

Subject Description
CBSE NET November Recruitment 2020 Official Notification Click Here
UGC National Eligibility Test 2020 Exam Pattern Click Here
Admit Card for the CBSE National Eligibility Test 2020 Click Here
Previous Year Question Papers for UGC NET 2019 Click Here
Syllabus of UGC National Eligibility Test 2020. Click Here
CBSE NET Study Materials (Books/Notes/Model Question Papers) Click Here
 UGC NET Previous Year Cut off (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) Click Here

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