National Eligibility Test may be held only once a year

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 27, 2017

The Union budget this year has a proposal to set up a National Testing Agency that will conduct all competitive exams, including the Joint Entrance Examination-Main for admission to engineering courses, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to medical courses and the Central Teachers' Eligibility Test.

Now, Central Board of Secondary Education will soon publish the official notification for CBSE UGC NET Exam 2017.

According to the reports "it was for the first time in 33 years that the NET was facing uncertainly after CBSE had written to the human resource development ministry earlier this year expressing its inability to conduct the exam".

The said source also added that CBSE is considering this since only 17% of candidates who register for the exam appear and only 4% clear the exam. It is used for assessing eligibility for the grant of junior research fellowship and for assistant professorship in universities and colleges. As reported by the Indian Express today, due to the tussle between the CBSE and the University Grants Commission (UGC), the HRD Ministry's intervened.

As no notification was issued for holding of the NET exam, as it is usually issued in 1st week of April, scores of students had protested outside the UGC last week demanding for the same. "We have sorted out the issue with CBSE over the NET exam", VS Chauhan, the officiating chairman of the UGC said on the sideline of an education event in New Delhi. In January, the ministry made it clear to the CBSE that it can not be relieved of its responsibility until the proposed National Testing Agency is set up. "However, CBSE has conveyed to the UGC that the exam should be conducted once a year as a lot of time and energy is spent on organising it and few people take it", said a source.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE