CBSE UGC NET has released an official notification regarding the upcoming exam tentative date. In its recent notification it has marked the exam to begin from November 2017. Usually, the NET exam is conducted in January and July but the CBSE's decision to hold it in the year end intimidates students on the pretext of cutting down the bi-annual exam into the annual exam.
Aspirants and students organisations lashed out their anger in a war of words against the move. The UGC NET notification was released after a delay of over two months. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released details of the next NET exam recently, but, again with extended dates.
On Thursday, activists of Students Federation of India (SFI) staged a protest in front of University Grants Commission (UGC) headquarters, ITO, Delhi opposing the move. SFI criticised the move, terming it as 'atrocious' by the UGC to scrap the exam scheduled for July which will now happen on 19th of November.
When was UGC NET conducted earlier?
Earlier, UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) was conducted twice a year in the months of January and July.
Why is UGC NET conducted?
It is a qualifying examination for the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship or both.
What do student bodies have to say?
"This also means that the NET exam in December won't be happening this time. This leads to a situation where under the carpet the ministry is curtailing the bi annual NET examination and making it a yearly event", said a statement from the student body earlier.
When is UGC NET 2017?
The next CBSE UGC NET 2017 will be held in November.
UGC NET 2017 Dates to remember
- Online registration will begin on 1 August 2017
- Detailed notification will be released on July 24, 2017
- Last dates to submit the applications will be 30 August 2017