UGC NET JRF – Photo : Amar Ujala Graphics
There is going to be a change in the syllabus of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NET) for becoming Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in universities after six years. Experts of the University Grants Commission (UGC) have prepared a new syllabus for all 83 subjects of the UGC NET exam under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. UGC Council has also approved it. It is likely to be implemented from June next year.
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UGC Chairman Professor M Jagadish Kumar said that after six years, the syllabus of UGC NET exam is being changed. The change in the syllabus has been approved in the UGC Council meeting held on November 3. Soon the draft of the new syllabus will be shared with the states and universities and it will be uploaded on the UGC website. A new syllabus of NET will be released based on the suggestions received from all the stakeholders.
There was a change in the year 2017: Professor Kumar told that earlier in the year 2017, the syllabus of UGC NET was changed. After this the new education policy came into force, hence under NEP a new syllabus of all 83 subjects of UGC NET has been prepared. The committee of experts has focused on multidisciplinary approach and holistic education in the new syllabus.
Examination is held twice a year
University Grants Commission conducts NET twice a year. The responsibility of conducting the examination is done by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and this examination is held twice a year in June and December. Negative marking is also done in this computer-based national entrance examination.