University Grants Commission
National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET)
UGC Planning To Change NET Exam Pattern
The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) is most
likely to see a change in its pattern from next June, Prof DN Reddy, UGC member,
During the consultations, Reddy said that two anomalies were pointed out by
the faculty and students in the current NET examination pattern. They are
conducting the exam in objective pattern without negative marking and testing
subjects in paper-II and Paper-III out of three papers. The former JNTU
vice-chancellor was addressing the UGC regional consultation on review of NET
examination pattern at Osmania University here on Saturday organised by the
UGC’s Southern Eastern Regional Office (SERO).
The process is as part of consultations carried out across the nation by the
UGC to review various pedagogic, academic, technical and administrative issues.
Explaining the impact of negative marking, Reddy, who is also the chairman of
Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), DRDO, said that the number of
candidates clearing the NET examination has been doubled after removing the
negative marking which has increased the percentage of candidates clearing the
NET from 5 to 10 per cent.
Courtesy : The New Indian Express