With CBSE showing its inability to conduct UGC NET 2017 in June/July, Net Aspirants are a worried lot as they are not sure if this test will be conducted in June/July or not.
The CBSE usually issues a notification announcing the UGC NET on its website around three months before the exam. Last year, the CBSE issued the notification on April 4 for the exam held on July 10.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which was conducting the NET from the University Grants Commission (UGC) since 2014 has said it is unable to hold the test in mid-2017. Over 5 lakh appear of UGC NET every year.Earlier (than 2014), The UGC used to hold a test for awarding the Junior Research Fellowship since 1984.
Earlier, UGC used to hold a test for awarding the Junior Research Fellowship since 1984.
Mr. R.K. Chaturvedi (Chairman CBSE), had written to the HRD ministry six months ago expressing inability to hold the test because the board is already overloaded with multiple entrance exams such as the NEET, JEE-Main, CTET, apart from Class X and Class XII board exams.
As per reports in The Telegraph, a UGC official said they had not received any instruction on which agency would hold the UGC NET July 2017. Also, the same news says that an HRD ministry official said the government was in the process of setting up a national testing agency to conduct all kinds of education-related competitive exams.
UGC NET Exam is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges.
It is time to wait and watch.