Government has extended National Eligibility Test exam date, days after announcing the revised dates for JEE Main and NEET entrance tests. Human Resouce Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday announced the decision to postpone the NET exam.
National Eligibility Test Exam Date Extended
Indian Express reported that the UGC NET entrance exam which was to be conducted in the month of June has now been postponed later. This decision came after the third phase of the nationwide lockdown came into effect.
During a video interaction with students Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had announced about the decision to extend the exam date. He further clarified that keeping in mind the health of the students, the decision has been taken by National Testing Agency, which conducts NET.
The deadline to apply for UGC NET and CSIR NET entrance exams has also been extended. Taking into consideration the case of students who are dependent on the internet cafes to submit their application form, the NTA has also permitted the students to apply without submitting the scanned copies of their educational documents.
Students will need to submit the relevant documents at a later stage, the NTA said. However, uploading the scanned copy of signature and photograph have been kept mandatory to apply for the exam.
After students clear the National Eligibility Test, they become eligible as Assistant Professors in different colleges and universities across the country.
One need to obtain atleast 40 per cent marks in the exam (35 % for reserved categories) to clear the exam.