When reviewing the UGC NET exam pattern, one more element to consider is the selection process. This will give you an overview of several key elements we will address further. Let us now go through the selection criteria as per the UGC NET eligibility criteria, which will help you understand:
- How the number of candidates to be qualified is decided?
- What procedure is followed for selection?
We shall now discuss how this selection of candidates is made. The following steps will be followed:
The candidate belonging to the General category needs to secure at least 40% aggregate in both the papers taken together and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for the candidates belonging to the Reserved category (SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender) to be considered for Assistant Professor or JRF.
- The number of candidates who qualify for Assistant Professor should equal 6% of the total candidates appearing in both papers (Total slots).
- Similarly, the number of candidates who qualify for the award of JRF should equal 1% (approx.) of the total candidates who appeared in both papers.
The total slots shall be allocated to different categories per the Government's Reservation Policy.
The methodology used for calculating the number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a specific category is shown below:
- The aggregate percentage of both papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at will determine the qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor in 'Management' subject for the General category.
- Similarly, subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for all categories can be computed by applying the same methodology.
- All the candidates who had applied for 'Eligibility for Assistant Professor & JRF both' out of the total number of qualified candidates computed as per Step IV shall be considered for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
- The total number of slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories subject-wise as per the Government's Reservation Policy.
- The procedure followed for category-wise cum subject wise cum allocation of JRF slots is shown below:
Number of candidates to be declared qualified for JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in the subject 'Management' for the General category
- The aggregate percentage of both papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at will determine the qualifying cut-off for the award for JRF 'in 'Management' subject for the General category.
- A similar procedure is used for all subjects and categories. It should be noted that the above-mentioned criteria are final and binding.
Important Note: The subject-wise and category-wise merit list is prepared based on marks obtained by the candidates in all the rounds for selection purposes. This covered everything you needed to know about the UGC NET exam pattern 2022. So, the aspirants must keep all these factors in mind while preparing for the exam. We hope you find this information helpful.
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