The UGC NET exam 2021 has been postponed in view of the rising COVID-19 cases. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, The UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET), was scheduled to be held from May 2 to 17. National Testing Agency in an official notice has confirmed the same. New dates to be announced in due course of time.
As per the order by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the revised dates for the exam will be announced later, at least 15 days before the examination.
Keeping in mind the safety & well-being of candidates during #covid19outbreak, Minister of Education, Govt. of India Shri @DrRPNishank has advised @DG_NTA to postpone the UGC-NET Dec 2020 cycle (May 2021) exams.
Read the official notice 👇 for more info! pic.twitter.com/RAQFrSnmPO
— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) April 20, 2021
The examinations for the December cycle had been postponed and are being conducted in May. The scheduled examination date was from May 2, 2021. This, however, now stands postponed.
The NET exam was postponed due to Citing concern over the safety of the students. UGC NET 2021 May exam will consist of two papers. Both these papers will carry objective type, multiple-choice questions. UGC NET 2021 exam is held twice every year by NTA to determine the eligibility of candidates for the assistant professorship or JRF posts. There is no change in the pattern of the examination.
Speculations were rife regarding the possibility of NET 2021 May getting postponed as various major examinations in the country, including NEET PG 2021 and JEE Main April 2021, have been postponed already amid COVID 19 surge.
Candidates who how have applied to appear for the exam can get more updates on the official site of UGC – NTA, ugcnet.nta.nic.in.
Exam pattern of UGC NET:
The exam will be a computer-based test to be conducted through online mode. UGC NET 2021 May exam will be consisting of two papers. Both these papers will carry objective type, multiple-choice questions.