New Delhi: The National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC), will be converted entirely into objective mode from this year i.e. June 2012. The very first objective type NET exam is scheduled to be conducted on June 24, 2012. As per sources, this objective NET exam will consist of three papers.
Sources also informed that as per the new exam pattern, there will be no negative marking for exam. In addition to that, candidates will be allowed to carry the carbon printout of optical mark recognition (OMR) response sheets with them after the examination is over.
The National Educational Testing Bureau of UGC conducts NET to determine eligibility for lectureship and award Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. Before the current change, the pattern of the exam was subjective, wherein aspirants had to write detailed answers.
While confirming the news, Surender Singh, Deputy Secretary (NET), UGC said that the commission has decided to change the pattern of examination. All the three papers will be objective and will be conducted on the same day in two separate sessions. Despite the change in the pattern, the syllabus for all the three papers will remain the same as that of the previous year, he informed.
The last date of submitting the application form for UGC NET June 2012 is April 30, 2012. For more detailed information about admission, eligibility criteria and application procedure, candidates are advised to visit the UGC’s official website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/ or http://ugcnetonline.in/.