UGC-NET rescheduled, to be conducted on June 18

The move is to avoid clash with UPSC prelims

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The University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) has been rescheduled to avoid clash with the UPSC Preliminary examinations and will now be conducted on June 18, UGC chairman Jagadesh Kumar said on Monday.

"The National Testing Agency and UGC have decided to shift the UGC-NET from 16 June (Sunday) to 18 June 2024 (Tuesday) because of feedback received from candidates about the exam clashing with UPSC prelims. NTA will conduct UGC-NET in OMR mode across India on a single day," Kumar said.

Earlier, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had written to the UGC and the National Examination Agency (NTA), demanding to revise the date of UGC-NET exam, scheduled on June 16.

UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.

Awarding of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and Paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not to be considered for the awarding of JRF. 

Candidates who qualify the eligibility test for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the universities/colleges/state governments concerned, as the case may be, as per information published on the NTA website.

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