Wednesday, November 5, 2014
CBSE Conduct NET Examination
The National Eligibility Test (NET) would henceforth be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and not by University Grants Commission (UGC) any more.
The decision has come as a surprise to the students whom will appear for the examination. Those preparing for NET examination in 2014 will now have to apply on the site of CBSE.
In fact, the UGC has handed over the entire responsibility of receiving applications to declaration of results to the CBSE. Students have been taken aback by the decision as they had no prior intimation about it. Even the UGC website did not make any mention of exams being conducted by CBSE. The students learnt about it when they opened the website to check the date of examination.
The website only mentions that for appearing in NET examination 2014, students should apply on the website of CBSE and not that of UGC.
Sources revealed that the UGC is facing a tough time conducting the exams. Increasing workload and criticism regarding improper conduct of examination are the main reasons for this decision, said sources.
Otherwise too, apart from board examination and the holding of JEE exams, the CBSE does not shoulder the responsibility of any other big examination. However, the question papers of the NET examination will be prepared by UGC.
Students appearing for the NET examination informed that they are facing a lot of difficulties in applying for the examination, particularly while keying in the password for online application. Students are facing a lot of problem in filling 'e-challan'. The link breaks time and again. As a result, students have to start from the beginning to complete the process, which is time-consuming.
The website was closed for the entire day on Tuesday. Hence many students failed to fill and submit the application form. The website cites technical reasons for its failure, said sources.
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