CBSE UGC NET 2017 answer key, new scoring method; news

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the UGC-NET answer key 2017 in the second week of March, as far as the information brochure is concerned. However, looking at the past examination trends, it can be said that the answer keys shall be released officially on 27 or 28 February.

Exam report:

The Central Board of Secondary Education administered the UGC NET examination on Sunday, 22nd January, at around 1300 test centers across 90 cities. Around 7-8 lakh candidates registered for UGC NET January 2017 exam during the application window that was open from 17 October to 23 November 2016. The National Eligibility Test was conducted for 84 subjects as an OMR based exam.

CBSE UGC NET 2017

When will answer keys, OMR sheet be out?

CBSE will upload the captured images of response sheets (OMR sheets) of the candidates and answer keys of all the papers during the 2nd week of March, the information brochure mentions. The exam date for the same will be notified in the meantime. the candidates will be given the facility to submit challenge against the captured response and answer keys by paying Rs. 1000 per question

Once available, the candidates will be given the facility to submit challenge against the captured response and answer keys by paying Rs. 1000 per question.

CBSE UGC-NET 2017 exam consisted of three compulsory papers. The three papers carry the weightage of 100, 100 and 150 marks, while the qualifying marks are 40, 40 and 50 in Paper 1, 2, & 3 respectively. The qualifying marks for reserved category candidates are 35, 35 and 40 marks in the same sequence.

As far as the availability of official answer keys and OMR sheets are concerned, CBSE will issued them in march. In case of unofficial answer keys, there is no particularly good/trustworthy source but candidates can take help of some of those online websites or forums.

UGC NET determines the eligibility of a person for the award of Junior Research Fellowship or appointment as an Assistant Professor in affiliated universities and colleges.

What’s new in 2017?

CBSE will prepare a merit list (subject-wise & category-wise) comprising of the candidates securing minimum qualifying marks in the UGC NET 2017 examination. Top 15% candidates featured in the merit list will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor. A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from NET qualified candidates by using the below-mentioned formula:

The candidates qualifying for the award of JRF will be eligible to receive UGC fellowship under various schemes available in universities, IITs, and other institutions.

For the first time, CBSE had employed the digi-scoring method in UGC NET exam, although the method was used at only 108 test centers, CBSE believes it will prove to be a test ground for this method. In Digi-Scoring method, the OMR sheets were scanned and the images were stored instantly on the central server. This saves the time as well as may result in much better accuracy, transparency, and cost-efficiency.

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