New Delhi, August 10, 2017
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education vide letter dated 15.05.2017 had asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to continue to conduct the UGC-NET examination as per the existing schedule.
University Grants Commission (UGC) has intimated that a total of 11,16,526 number of candidates had appeared for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam during 2016-17 (July 2016 and January 2017) which was 31,566 more than the number of candidates appeared for the exam during 2015-16 (June 2015 and December 2015). However, the qualifying percentage of students, who have taken four such recent examinations during 2015-2017, has ranged between 3.99% (January, 2017) to 4.96% (December, 2015).
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.