Nearly 7 lakh candidates appear for UGC NET examination

Nearly 7 lakh candidates appeared for the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) across the country today.
The NET determines eligibility for positions of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellows in Indian  universities and colleges.
More than 9.30 lakh candidates had registered for the test which was conducted in 84 subjects at 1700 examination centres in 91 cities.
"Approximately 4,09,439 male, 5,19,557 female candidates and 3 transgenders registered for the examination. More than 75% candidates appeared in the examination," a press release from CBSE said.
The candidates appeared in three papers. Paper-I of General Awareness was common for all and Paper-II and III were conducted out of 84 subjects selected by the candidates, it said.
The Board had deployed 2091 observers and scores of invigilators for the conduct of the examination, the release added.


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