UGC NET 2016 underway at 87 places; exam postponed in Srinagar amid curfew

UGC NET is getting conducted today across 87 cities except Srinagar, where CBSE has postponed the examination. Amid protests in J&K, the curfew has been imposed affecting NET exam holding there while rest of the centres remain unaffected.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) on July 10, 2016 (Sunday) in 88 cities across the country. The exam was also slated to be held in Srinagar City of Jammu and Kashmir but stands postponed in the wake of ongoing curfew-like restrictions there. CBSE issued a statement in this regard, stating that the fresh date for the exam will be intimated in due course of time.

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CBSE is organising the NET exam on the behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of candidates for the Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). The exam is conducted for a total of 83 subjects, depending on the qualification of candidates.

CBSE said in a statement, “All the candidates appearing in UGC – NET scheduled to be held on 10/07/2016 at Srinagar City (J&K) are informed that due to unavoidable circumstances this examination is postponed. The next date of examination of UGC – NET for Srinagar City (J&K)  will be informed in due course of time.”

Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the several parts of the J&K following protests over the killing of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen poster boy Burhan Wani in an encounter. Mobile internet services have also been suspended across the valley.

As per the reports, 10,255 candidates have registered for CBSE NET exam which was to be held at 16 examination centres in Srinagar. The Board will conduct the test for these applicants, the details of which will be out in some time. In examination centres other than those in Srinagar city, the exam will be conducted as per the schedule on July 10. CBSE NET will consist of three papers as all the three papers will have only objective type questions. The test will be conducted in three sessions, Paper 1 from 9.30 AM to 10.45 AM, Paper 2 from 11.15 AM to 12.30 PM and Paper 3 from 2 PM to 4.30 PM.

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