The University Grants Commission has confirmed today that the National Eligibility Test (UGC NET 2017) will be conducted by CBSE. For the first time in last 33 years, Net was facing uncertainty regarding its conduction after the CBSE expressed its inability to conduct the exam.
The Commission confirmed the conduction of NET by the CBSE after facing protests by students groups outside the UGC office for two days. CBSE, UGC and HRD ministry had a meeting over the issue regarding conduction of NET 2017 and it was pointed out that the previous government had issued an executive order entrusting the CBSE to conduct the NET exam.
Earlier the CBSE expressed its inability to conduct the NET due to the overload of other exams like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test, JEE-Main and the board exams for affiliated schools. CBSE conducts major higher education entrance exams apart from Class 10 and Class 12 exams due to the lack of absence of any national testing agency.
UGC NET is conducted by CBSE twice a year for recruitment of teachers as Assistant Professors in colleges and universities and award of Junior Research Fellowships. Over 5 lakh candidates have registered for the UGC NET 2017 to be held in the month of July.
For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website .
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