NET 2017 Latest News

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has taken a decision about the NET (National Eligibility Test). The board officials have asked University Grants Commission (UGC) to conduct NET examination from January 2017.

The National Eligibility Test is conducted for the candidates who are seeking lecturer jobs and for JRF eligibility test. A huge number of candidates will apply for this notification, and the exam is conducted throughout the country.

The board wanted to focus on its core areas and wanted to improve the quality of education. According to the reports, the Chair Person of Central Board of Secondary Education, R K Chaturvedi has written to the UGC Chair Person, Ved Prakash seeking to take over the process of conducting NET 2017.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a board of education for public and private schools in India under Union Government of India. It affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVS), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) and private schools approved by Central Government of India.

Indian government established the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the year 1956. It has its main hub at New Delhi, and it has six regional head offices at Pune, Kolkata, Bhopal, Bangalore, Guwahati and Hyderabad. Its primary responsibility is to coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of the higher education.

“The decision of the CBSE for not conducting UGC-NET from 2017 onwards is based on very cogent administrative reasons. It has been categorically conveyed to the UGC to take over the NET exam from January 2017, and the Board will extend technical support if needed,” a CBSE official said.

As of now, the CBSE is holding examinations ranging from entrance exams to undergraduate courses and recruitments for institutions like Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and UGC-NET which stretch its resources.

“Yesterday, the CBSE had conveyed to the HRD ministry that conducting exams for various government bodies puts a lot of burden on the CBSE and stretches its resources. If it is required, the ministry may still ask the CBSE to conduct some of the exams, the officials said”.