CBSE UGC NET 2017 Cut Off for January Session - Result, Merit, Updates

Published on : 6th May 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) twice every year. It is a national level entrance exam for postgraduate candidates. It is conducted for determining their eligibility for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges. The test is conducted in around 100 subjects from Humanities, Forensic Science, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Electronic Science and Computer Science and Applications.

CBSE UGC NET January 2017

CBSE has conducted UGC NET exam scheduled in December 2016 in January 2017 this year. Here is a list of Events:

UGC NET Exam 2017 Events

Events Dates

Date of UGC NET exam 2017 (January)

22 January, 2017

Release of Answer Key and OMR Sheets

2 May, 2017

CBSE UGC NET Result Declaration

29 May, 2017

You can check the UGC NET 2017 results here. 

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Cut Off – Procedure of Calculation

Step 1:

In order to qualify the UGC Net exam, candidates have to reach the cut off set for their category in all three papers. The minimum marks set by UGC for considering a candidate for JRF and Assistant Professor are:


Paper I

(Maximum Marks:100)

Paper II

(Maximum Marks:100)

Paper III

(Maximum Marks:150)


40 marks (40%)

40 marks (40%)

75 marks (50%)

OBC (Non-creamy layer)


35 marks (35%)

35 marks (35%)

60 (40%)

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Step 2:

A merit list is prepared for the candidates who clear the Step 1 based on their aggregate marks of all three papers. Subject-wise and category-wise separate merit lists are created.

Step 3:

From the list mentioned in step 2, top 15?ndidates (from each category and subject) are declared UGC NET qualified for the post of Assistant Professor only.

Step 4:

 Another merit list is prepared from the UGC NET qualified candidates list (under step 3) for the award of JRF. The following formula is used for the preparation of list:

To check the UGC NET 2017 cut Off for January session, click here

UGC NET E-Certificate 

University Grants Commission issues a documentary proof (e-certificate) to all candidates who have qualified UGC NET within 6 days of result declaration. The certificate is available online and can be downloaded by qualified candidates through their registered account which they have created while filling the online application forms. The UGC NET e-certificate is equivalent to original certificate.

The UGC NET Certificate for the award of Junior Research fellowship remains valid till 2 years from the date of declaration of the Result or issuing the certificates. The Certificate for Lectureship (Assistant Professor) has no such validation limit.

What to do after qualifying the CBSE UGC NET?

  • Universities, institutions and IITs select JRF candidates for research programmes according to the procedure recommended by the selection council.
  • Candidates can apply for posts of assistant professor in Indian universities and colleges. They will be appointed as per the rules and regulations of the concerned university or college. They are also eligible to pursue research in their subject of post graduation.

CBSE UGC NET Exam 2017 July session (tentative schedule):

UGC NET Exam 2017 Events

Events Dates

Notification of UGC NET exam 2017 (July)

June 2017 (first week)

UGC NET 2017 (July) Application closure

June 2017 (end week)

Date of UGC NET exam 2017 (July)

9 July, 2017 (tentative)


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