UGC NET 2017: CBSE to Conduct NET Exam in July, ssures UGC

CBSE would be conducting the National Eligibility Test (NET) administered by the University Grants Commission for recruiting teachers to various universities thus ending the confusion of around 5 lakh students.

Earlier the CBSE had informed the human resource development ministry over the former’s inability to conduct the exam which created uncertainty over the exam which has been in place for the past 33 years. The exam is held twice in a year viz. during June-July and December-January.

As per the words of the UGC Chairman, the UHRD, CBSE and UGC had a joint meeting over this issue pointing out that the earlier government had entrusted the board for conducting the exam with an executive order. With the results, the UGC has to grate junior research fellowships.

Owing to the crunch in its capacity, the board was not in a position to handle a lot of entrance tests. Hence there was a proposed plan to set up a National Testing Agency in the 2017-18 Budget to conduct entrance test at national levels.

Apart from the entrance tests, the board primarily conducts the board exams for class 10th and 12th for schools affiliated to it.

Entrance tests conducted by the board includes Joint Entrance Exam-main (JEE Main), NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for recruiting teachers for various states.


Practise This Question

Identify the pairs that are correctly matched.
 
(i) Crocodile  Four chambered heart
(ii) Sea urchin Parapodia
(iii)   Obelia Metagenesis
(iv) Chondrichthyes    Placoid scales