Qualifying Criteria and Percentage Marks for UGC NET JRF Exam for June 2014

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had organized the National Eligibility (NET) Exam to ascertain qualification standards for Assistant Professors and Junior Research Fellowship (JFR) for at least 79 various subjects or areas of discipline last June 29, 2014.  Herein is the released copy-furnish of criteria and complete standard procedure for screening of results for the June 2014.


Step I

  • Candidates must have minimum marks to be achieved in UGC-NET to be considered as awardees of JRF and Assistant Professor titles as on each of the following papers:


Category Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
GENERAL 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50 %)
OBC (Non-Creamylayer)/PWD/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40 %)



Step II

  • For candidates who have secured and performed Step-I, a merit list has been already prepared detailed as per subject and as per category based from the total marks of all three papers obtained by the candidates themselves.


Step III

  • The candidates who have made it to the Top 15% (for each subject and category), stated from the merit list under Step II are only declared eligible only under the title of Assistant Professor.


Criteria for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

  • Qualified candidates for the JRF post will be extracted from the candidates who garnered the Assistant Professor merit.
  • Those who applied for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) post will only fall under consideration list and will be waiting to be awarded of the post once slots under the said post will be declared available.
  • The method for designation of JRF available slots are as follows:
    • A minimum of 3,200 available slots are declared by the commission through the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET).
    • Reservation of seats in accordance with the norms of the Government of India will be designated as per category. It shall be as follows:


No. of Available Slots for JRF
Category Total Slots Percentage
General (unreserved) 1520 47.50%
OBC (non-creamy layer) 864 27%
SC 480 15%
ST 240 7.5%
PWD 96 3%
Total 3,200