UGC-NET December Cycle 2020 (May 2021) Postponed Due to Pandemic!
The UGC NET result 2020 (December) will be declared by the National Testing Agency, the conducting body after the commencement of the test. The exam has been postponed due to COVID-19. NTA stated, “Looking at the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well being of the candidates and examination functionaries, it has been decided to postpone the UGC-NET exam.”
Although the online application submission window is closed (last date 09 March 2021), the UGC NET December 2020 application correction window is still open. Visit the UGC-NET application process page to accumulate knowledge on how you can make correction in your NET application Dec 2020 cycle (May 2021).
The candidates who will appear for the exam (dates will be announced soon) can check their results online. The UGC NET sarkari result will be announced on the official website. The test-takers must use certain credentials, such as Application Number, DOB (Date of Birth) and Security PIN to download the UGC NET 2020 score.
UGC NET Result 2020 (December Cycle) Important Dates (Tentative)
With some delay in the commencing of UGC NET December 2020, candidates get some extra time that they can use in the study. NTA will administer the tests on multiple days, in two sessions per day. Once the exam is over, the Agency will release the UGC NET answer key on its official website. The recorded responses will be displayed for 2 – 3 days. Then the result will follow.
NTA UGC NET Result December 2020
NTA UGC NET Result December 2020 Dates (Tentative – due to COVID-19)
NET admit card available to download
To be notified soon
To be confirmed soon
NET answer keys to be available
To be confirmed soon
NET result to be announced
After the commencement of the test
How to Check UGC-NET Result December 2020 and Download the NET Scorecard?
The below-mentioned steps are probably the easiest way to check your UGC NET score 2020. You need to keep your application number/ roll number, date of birth and security PIN (it will display on the screen) ready beforehand.
- Visit the official website of the University Grant Commission (UGC) NET NTA – https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/
- On the homepage, you will see the link “UGC NET Result December 2020”
- Click it, you will be directed to a new page where you will have to provide certain information such as Application Number/ Roll Number, Date of Birth and Enter Security Pin (case sensitive). Check the below image
- Now, click ‘Submit’
- The NTA UGC NET exam result will appear in the form of a scorecard. Download the same and take a printout for future reference
Check or View UGC-NET Result December 2019 and Scorecard
If you wish to check or view the UGC NET December 2020 result, follow the above-mentioned steps. Many candidates are searching for their UGC NET results 2019 (December). The link is still available on the official website. Go and check your UGC-NET result December 2019 now before it is gone.
Here’s how you can check your December 2019 UGC NET result –
- Click here to go to the official UGC National Eligibility Test website.
- On the right-hand side, you will see “Important Links – View Result/ Score Card UGC-NET December 2019”.
- After clicking on the link, it will redirect you to another page.
- Enter the required information – Application Number, Date of Birth and Security PIN.
- Click on the “Submit” button. (Check the following image)
- There you go! You will have your result on the screen.
Check your scorecard if you haven’t checked it yet.
What Details Will UGC NET December Scorecard 2020 Carry?
The printed NET scorecard will have the following details –
- The name of the candidate
- Rank scored by the exam-taker
- Hall ticket number
- Course name that the candidate appeared for
- Marks scored in each paper
- Total marks (Paper I and Paper II)
- Percentage and percentile
UGC-NET December 2020 Qualifying Criteria
The NET qualifying criteria decided by the University Grant Commission is final and binding. UGC will do the result calculation in 6 steps. They are mentioned underneath –
- Step 1: UGC will consider only 6% of the candidates to be qualified that appear in both the NET papers.
- Step 2: Total slots will be allocated to categories based on the reservation policy of the Government.
- Step 3: For candidates belonging to the General/ Unreserved category, it is mandatory to score 40% aggregate marks in both papers (combined) to be eligible for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor’. It is 35% aggregate marks for the reserved categories including SC/ ST/ OBC (transgender, PwD and Non-creamy Layer)
- Step 4: Go through the below-mentioned methodology to see how the candidates are declared qualified in any particular subject for a particular category. Let’s say the candidate has appeared for the ‘Economic’ subject.
|Number of candidates to be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor in the Subject ‘Economics’ for SC||The number of candidates belonging to the SC category who secure at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for SC category for ‘Economics’ (x) Total slots derived for SC category as per Step 2 (÷)Total number of candidates belonging to SC category overall subjects who secure at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together.|
As per the UGC NET Information Bulletin, “The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor ‘in Economics’ for the SC category. Similar yardstick shall be employed for deriving the subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for all categories.”
- Step 5: Those who had applied for “Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both” out of the total number of shortlisted (qualified) aspirants derived as per Step 4, will constitute the consideration zone for JRF.
- Step 6: “The total number of slots available for awarding JRF is allocated among different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of India.” Sneak peek into the following table to understand the procedure for subject-wise cum category-wise allocation of JFR slots.
|Example: Number of candidates to be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor & Eligibility for JRF both in the subject ‘Economics’ for the ST category||The total number of candidates falling under the Scheduled Tribe who have opted for JRF and have qualified for AP both in ‘Economics’ (x) Total JRF slots available for ST category (÷) Total number of candidates belonging to ST category over all subjects who have opted for JRF and have qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor.|
As per the UGC NET Information Bulletin, “The aggregate percentage of the two paper scores corresponding to the number of JRF slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for JRF ‘in Economics’ for the ST category. Similar location procedure is used for all subjects and categories.”
Compilation of NTA Scores for Multi-session Papers – UGC NET Normalization Score Process
The exam conducting body, i.e. NTA will organise the NET December exam 2020 on multiple dates, generally in two sessions per day. There will be different sets of questions for different sessions, which suggest that the difficulty level of all the sets will vary. There will be candidates getting a relatively tougher set of questions than the other bunch of exam-takers. The candidates who attempt the tougher questions will eventually score lower marks as “compared to those who attempt the easier one”. NTA has come up with a “Normalisation procedure based on Percentile Score” that would ensure all the candidates are treated equally. No one will be disadvantaged or benefit owing to the difficulty level of the entrance exam.
Percentile Scores –
The percentile scores are based on the relative performance of the candidates. The marks scored by the test-takers are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session. The Percentile score will be the Normalised Score for the exam and will be taken into consideration while preparing the merit list.
How Is NET Percentile Score Calculated?
Formula: 100 x total number of test-takers for the particular session with a raw score equal to or less than the candidate.
In short, the normalisation of the NET score is done in three steps. They are –
- Step 1: Distribution of examinees in two shifts
- Step 2: Preparation of results for each session
- Step 3: Compilation of NTA score and preparation of result
NTA UGC NET Cut-off December 2020
The Agency will declare the NET cut-off along with the result. Those who make it to the qualifying percentile will get a separate category-wise cum subject-wise merit list. As per the Authority, only 6% of candidates will be adjudged UGC-NET qualified for lectureship. Another merit list will be created for the award of Junior Research Fellowship.
How much candidates should score to qualify UGC NET 2020 –
|Candidates||Minimum Marks for Paper I||Minimum Marks for Paper II|
|SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL/ PwD||35% (35 marks)||35% (70 marks)|
|General||40% (40 marks)||40% (80 marks)|
You can now check your result, download the scorecard and understand the Normalisation Score process.
How to Score Better in UGC NET Exam?
Considering the cut-throat competition (more than 1 million aspirants appear for the exam), it becomes inevitable to have the best strategy to ace the exam. As per previous records, only 6% of candidates qualify for the exam. Whether you are gearing up for the first time or this is your 5th consecutive year – unless you have the best preparation strategy, it is almost impossible to crack the test. Also, seeking tip & tricks and exam-preparation mantras from previous UGC NET aspirants will come in handy.