UGC has revised the criteria to be followed to announce the results of NET / SET from 2017. It has been decided by the UGC that only 6 percent of the appearing candidates should be declared qualified for eligibility for assistant professors.

UGC new guidelines for NET

1) Candidates must have appeared in all the three papers and secured at least 40 percent aggregate for General Candidates and 35 percent aggregate in all the three papers taken together for reserved candidates.

2) A minimum of 27 percent, 15 percent, 7.5 percent and 3 percent slots are reserved for OBC, SC, ST and PWD candidates respectively.

3) For example, if 600000 candidates appeared for NET / SET, 36000 candidates will be declared qualified for eligibility of assistant professors. The category wise slots in this case will 9720 OBC, 5400 SCs, 2700 STs, 1080 PWD candidates and 17100 General candidates.

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