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NTA postpones CSIR-UGC NET exam due to 'unavoidable circumstances' and 'logistic issues'

Jun 21, 2024 10:39 PM IST

NTA postpones CSIR-UGC NET exam due to 'unavoidable circumstances' and 'logistic issues'

CSIR UGC-NET examination postponed due to ‘unavoidable circumstances' and ‘logistical issues’, the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Friday. 

“The candidates are hereby informed that the Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Examination June-2024 which was scheduled to be held between 25.06.2024 to 27.06.2024 is being postponed due to unavoidable circumstances as well as logistic issues. The revised schedule for the conduct of this examination will be announced later through the official website,” the NTA said in a statement. 

The development comes days after the Education Ministry cancelled the UGC-NET examination, which is held to determine the eligibility of assistant professors, junior research fellowship (JRF) and admissions to PhD courses in Indian universities and colleges, was cancelled. 

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan revealed that the UGC-NET examination paper was leaked on Darknet and had to be cancelled.

The CSIR UGC-NET examination was scheduled to be held between June 25 and June 27.(HT file)
The CSIR UGC-NET examination was scheduled to be held between June 25 and June 27.(HT file)

The development comes amid allegations of irregularities in the medical entrance examination NEET. The examination was held on May 5 across 4,750 centres with around 24 lakh candidates appearing in it. 

The results, expected to be declared on June 14, but were announced on June 4, the day counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections took place. The NTA had said that evaluation of the answer sheets got completed earlier.

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The NEET results saw 67 students scoring a perfect 720, unprecedented in the NTA's history, with six from a centre in Haryana's Faridabad figuring in the list, raising suspicions about irregularities. It has been alleged that grace marks contributed to 67 students sharing the top rank.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to defer the NEET-UG counselling process, scheduled to kick off on July 6, saying it is not an "open and shut" exercise.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is gearing up to conduct on Sunday a retest for the medical entrance exam for 1,563 candidates who were earlier awarded grace marks to make up for the loss of time at six centres.

(With agency inputs)

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