Taking clue from IITs, the University Grants Commission has uploaded the answer keys of its UGC-NET examination on its website and has sought a feedback. More than 5.5 lakh students appeared for the national exam on June 24.
The IITs, for the first time this year, uploaded answer keys for its IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) resulting in wrong questions totalling to 14 marks being detected.
Another Central government education organisation, the UGC followed suit for its National Eligibility Test (NET) for appointment of assistant professors and availing junior research fellowship by displaying the answer keys on its website. "It will bring more transparency and accountability in the NET examination," UGC chairperson Ved Prakash said.
After receiving feedback on the answer keys, the UGC will seek opinion of experts whether the marking scheme needs to be changed or not. "Sometimes there may be a difference of opinion on what is the correct answer in the objective type question paper," Prakash said.
The UGC expects to declare the results of the UGC-NET examination by the middle of September as against late October, when it is normally done, once the experts submit their report.