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NTA to conduct UGC NET from today; over 9 lakh candidates to appear

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UGC NET 2019

The National Testing Agency is conducting the UGC NET June 2019 examination from today i.e. June 20, 2019 (Thursday). Beginning today, the computer-based exam will be concluded on June 26, 2019 (Wednesday).

According to the official data shared by NTA, a total of 9.42 lakh candidates will appear for the UGC NTA examination, which is being conducted across 237 cities in 615 centres.

The exam will be conducted for 81 subjects. Notably, this is the second time that UGC NET exam will be held in computer-based mode.

NTA has made several arrangements in order to curb cheating in the examination. There would be live CCTV surveillance in all the exam centres and it will be managed by an NTA run Control Room. The agency has appointed 15 Regional Coordinators, 162 City Coordinators and 280 Observers for the same.

Plus 3,800 jammers have been installed in each shift to curb malpractices in the computer-based examination.

Notably, NTA will be conducting UGC NET exam in two shifts. The timing of first shift is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm whereas second shift exam will conducted from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

There would be two papers in the NTA NET examination. Paper one will have 50 questions focusing primarily on teaching and research aptitude, general awareness and knowledge etc.

Paper two will have 100 subject-specific questions. In both paper 1 and 2, each question will carry 2 marks. Candidates will be allotted 3 hours to complete both the papers.

For the uninitiated, UGC NET is conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or both in Indian Universities and Colleges.

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