"The candidates are advised to visit the examination center a day before the conduct of examination to know the exact location of the center to avoid any delay in reporting at the examination center as per schedule. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after the time of last entry (i.e. 9:30 am for Paper I, Paper II & 2 pm for Paper III)," read the official notice.
The University Grants Commission wishes to clarify that earlier qualifying criteria for UGC-NET exam involved qualifying top 15% of those candidates in each subject and category, who obtained the minimum required marks in paper 1, paper 2 and paper 3 according to the category of the candidates.
Subsequent to the orders of the High Court of Kerala, the University Grants Commission had revised the procedure and criteria of qualifying candidates and as such it has been decided that 6% of the total candidates who appear in the UGC-NET exam will be declared qualified.
University Grants Commission (UGC) is a statutory organisation established by the union government in 1956. Its main objective is to provide recognition to the Indian universities and provide funds to such recognised universities and colleges.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) now conducts this exam on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research.