PUNE: The 7th UGC NET examination was conducted by CBSE on Sunday across 91 cities in the country. The number is the largest among the past examinations of UGC NET.
A total number of 11,48,235 candidates were registered for this examination. It was conducted in 84 subjects.
As per the UGC guidelines, there were two major changes in this examination. This time, there were two objective-type papers (Paper-1 of General Nature and Paper-2 from the subject opted by candidates among 84 subjects), while in earlier examinations of UGC NET there used to be three papers (Paper-1 of General Nature and Paper-2 and Paper-3 from the subject opted by the candidates among 84 subjects).
Secondly, the Paper-2 containing 50 questions and Paper-3 containing 75 questions have been merged into Paper-2 containing 100 questions. The duration of Paper-1 was also reduced from 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour and for Paper-2 the duration was 2 hours. There were 2,082 examination centres across the country. A total number of 2,864 observers and 675 Board officials were deputed at these centres to oversee the smooth and fair conduct of the examination.
As per the UGC policy, those obtaining minimum qualifying marks in aggregate of both papers will be declared NET qualified. The certificates for qualifying candidates will be issued by UGC.
A total number of 11,48,235 candidates were registered for this exam. It was conducted in 84 subjects.