Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought some changes in the qualifying criteria of the UGC NET (National Eligibility Test). Besides, the NET exam will now take place on November 5 this year instead of November 9 as announced by CBSE.
As per the revised procedure and criteria of qualifying candidates, 6 percent of the total candidates who appear in the UGC-NET examination will be declared qualified. This has been clarified by the UGC in a public notice dated July 14.
The notice read,
Subsequent to the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, University Grants Commission had revised the procedure and criteria of qualifying candidates and as such it has been decided that 6% of the total candidates who appear in the UGC-NET examination will be declared qualified.
Earlier percentage of candidates actually qualifying the examination remained below 5 per cent. Only the top 15% of candidates in each subject and category with minimum required marks in paper-I, paper-II and paper-III were being considered qualified basing upon their category.
Meanwhile, UGC expects the number of NET aspirants qualifying the entrance exam to increase at least by 6% as against 3.99% in January 2017.
Candidates seeking to appear UGC NET this year can apply online from August 1, 2017. The last date for applying online is August 30, 2017 and fee can be paid up to August 31, 2017.