NTA Cancels UGC-NET June 2024 Examination

   

SRINAGAR: The UGC-NET June 2024 examination, conducted by National Testing Agency, that took place on Tuesday has been canceled following concerns about the integrity of the exam.

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Inputs from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre suggested possible compromises, prompting the Ministry of Education to take action. A new examination will be scheduled, and the matter has been referred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a thorough investigation.

The examination took place in OMR (pen and paper) mode and was held in two shifts across various cities. On 19th June 2024, the University Grants Commission received indications from cybersecurity authorities that the integrity of the examination might have been compromised.

To maintain transparency and integrity, the Ministry of Education decided to cancel the UGC-NET June 2024 Examination. A fresh examination will be organized, and details regarding this will be communicated separately.

“Any individual/organization found to be involved in this matter will face strictest action,” stated the Ministry, emphasizing their commitment to the sanctity of examinations and the protection of students’ interests.

In a related issue concerning the NEET(UG) 2024 Examination, the government addressed the problem of grace marks. Additionally, allegations of irregularities in Patna prompted a request for a detailed report from the Economic Offences Unit of the Bihar Police. The government will take further action based on this report.

Though more than a million candidates had enrolled, only 908 thousand candidates wrote their examinations on June 128, 2024. The examination was conducted at 1205 Centres in 317 cities across the country. The examination was held for ‘award of Junior Research Fellowship and appointment as Assistant Professor’; ‘appointment as Assistant Professor and admission to PhD’ and ‘admission to PhD only in 83 subjects.

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