NET to be conducted only once a year?
Amidst poor response from students in the National Eligibility Test (NET), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) during a recent meet has proposed to conduct the only once a year. Currently, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted twice a year, once in January and the second time, in July. The examination is conducted for determining the eligibility for a number of posts of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellows across the country. The exam is conducted in streams such as arts, humanities, social sciences, commerce.
- The National Eligibility Test (NET), a qualifying exam for recruitment of college and university teachers, may not be conducted twice a year as the CBSE has proposed that it should be made an annual exercise.
- NET was facing uncertainty for the first time in 33 years, after CBSE had written to the HRD ministry earlier this year expressing its inability.
- UGC has announced that CBSE has been convinced to conduct the entrance test on time this year in July following overgrowing concern and protest from candidates.
- The CBSE has proposed the idea keeping in mind that only 17 per cent of the registered candidates take the exam and only four per cent of them clear it.
- The arrangement is likely to continue till the proposed National Testing Service (NTS) is set up by the government for the conduct of all exams.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) announced that CBSE has been convinced to conduct the entrance test on time following overgrowing concern and protest from candidates slated to appear for NET July exam. As reported by various media reports, it was for the first time in 33 years that the NET was facing uncertainty after CBSE had written to the human resource development ministry earlier this year expressing its inability to conduct the exam.
As per leading media reports, about 6.5 lakh candidates across India register for the exam on an average and approximately 1.5 lakh take it, with a passing percentage of only 3.9 percent.
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