UGC NET 2024: UGC NET exam was earlier conducted online, then why did NTA conduct the exam offline this time, got the answer

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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UGC NET 2024 News Today: Amidst the uproar over NEET, the education world got another big shock on Wednesday, when the news of cancellation of UGC NET exam came. With this, many questions have started arising from the education system of the country to the functioning of NTA. But if we talk only about UGC NET exam June 2024, then the biggest question is why did the National Testing Agency take the NET exam offline this time? Whereas for the last 4 years this exam was being conducted in online mode.

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Now the answer to this question has been given by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education held a press conference on Thursday, June 20 on the issue of cancellation of NET examination and UPC NET paper leak.

Why UGC NET offline exam is conducted?

Earlier in the press conference, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Govind Jaiswal also reiterated that the decision to cancel the NET exam has been taken based on the information received from the Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center. The investigation of the case has been handed over to the CBI and new exam dates will be announced soon. The ministry has assured strict action against those found guilty in this case.

Meanwhile, when asked why the NET exam was conducted in pen-paper mode this time? The Education Ministry official replied that 'this decision has been taken on the basis of four years of experience of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the suggestions received from various parties.'

The paper leak case took a political turn

Amid protests over irregularities in the NEET exam, the cancellation of the UGC NET exam has become another issue for opposition parties to attack the Narendra Modi government ahead of the Parliament session. The Congress has dubbed the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as a 'paper leak government'. Other members of the all-India alliance, including the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), have also criticised the government over both exams.

On Tuesday, June 18, the UGC NET exam June 2024 was conducted for 11 lakh candidates. But within 24 hours, the Ministry of Education informed that the NET JRF exam is being canceled. Because irregularities have come to light in the exam.

It is noteworthy that UGC-NET exam is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor in universities and colleges, for granting research fellowship, PhD admission.

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