New Delhi, 12 January 2022: The All India OBC Students Association (AIOBCSA) has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC), request a release of the National Eligibility Test (NET) answer keys and subsequent results of UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 examinations with immediate effect.
- AIOBCSA works for the empowerment of socially and educationally backward classes. The committee includes students and research scholars of HEIs.
- The letter has been addressed to the Chairman of UGC and Secretary of Higher Education, Ministry of Education.
Here is the letter written by AIOBCSA:
— All India OBC Students Association (AIOBCSA) (@aiobcsa) January 11, 2022
Demand for 2020-2021 UGC-NET Results: Reasons
- UGC has made NET a criterion for PhD admission and students require the NET results to pursue further research studies.
- The UGC- Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF) is the main source of financial assistance through which the students can pursue their research studies.
Delay in UGC-NET Exam: Reasons
The schedule of June 2021 UGC-NET has been delayed due to the postponement of December 2020 UGC-NET examinations. The December 2020 examination cycle got postponed due to COVID-19. With the aim of regularizing the UGC-NET examination cycles, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has merged both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 examination cycles with permission from the UGC. This decision has been taken so that both the examination cycles can be conducted together in computer based test (CBT) mode.
Note: UGC-NET is conducted twice every year
UGC NET-JRF: Pattern
- UGC NET is an online exam conducted as a computer-based test (CBT).
- The exam contains two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) that candidates are required to complete in a duration of three hours.
- Both Paper-1 and Paper-2 contain objective-type questions.
- Paper-1 tests reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidates.
- Paper-2 tests subject specific knowledge of the candidates.
- It is mandatory for candidates to attempt questions from both papers.
About UGC NET-JRF
- The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the posts of Assistant Professorship (AP), Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or both, for Indian universities and colleges.
- The award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and the eligibility for Assistant Professorship (AP) depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in paper-1 and paper-2 of UGC-NET.
- The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not considered for the awarding of JRF.
- Candidates who qualify the Assistant Professorship test are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments.