Integrity of exam being compromised: NTA cancelled NET-JRF Exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the cancellation of the UGC-NET (University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test) exam on June 19, 2024, just a day after it had been conducted. This decision was made due to concerns over potential compromise in the examination’s integrity. The UGC-NET, which took place on June 18 across 1205 exam centers in 317 cities nationwide, saw participation from over 11 lakh candidates. The exam determines eligibility for Assistant Professorships and Junior Research Fellowships in Indian universities and colleges.


The NTA stated that the University Grants Commission (UGC) received information suggesting possible breaches in the examination’s integrity. These concerns were brought forward by the National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, under the Ministry of Home Affairs.


In response to these developments, the Ministry of Education, Government of India, has directed the cancellation of the UGC-NET June 2024 Examination to uphold transparency and fairness in the examination process. The matter will now be investigated thoroughly by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Details regarding a fresh examination will be communicated separately, the NTA assured in a released statement.







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