The UGC National Eligibility Test ( UGC NET ) may not be held twice a year as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has proposed that it should be conducted annually. Also, the UGC has cleared the uncertainty over the NET July 2017 and has announced that CBSE will conduct the examination, reports ET
The proposal of conducting the NET exam annually is being considered considering the resources required for conducting the exam and the number of candidates appearing for it.
CBSE said that only 17 percent of the registered candidates appear in the exam and only four percent of them qualify it. Conducting the exam once a year will make the candidates take it more seriously and resources can be utilized more judiciously.
The NET exam is presently being held twice a year in the months of July and December for the recruitment of assistant professors in universities and colleges and grant of the junior research fellowship.
Earlier CBSE approached the HRD Ministry expressing its inability to conduct the National Eligibility Test due to capacity crunch as it was overburdened with other tests such as the JEE-MAIN and NEET for undergraduate engineering and medical courses respectively.
Students also protested outside the UGC office last week demanding to clear the uncertainty over the conduct of NET exam and to issue a notification for NET.
While the HRD ministry has not yet issued any guidelines regarding the matter, CBSE is still to release a notification for UGC NET to be held in July, which is usually released in April first week.
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