In a big relief to lakhs of aspiring professors and researchers who take the University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test,Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE REVISED)has notified in the exam pattern. While candidates earlier had to appear for three papers and spend entire day at exam centre, the revised pattern requires them to appear only for two exams. The age limit is revised from 20-30 years.
With a short notification from CBSE mentioning the date from the next 8 July candidates also hope that the test will be made available twice a year. It will one convenient for candidates like us. Otherwise you will have to wait for the exam entire next year. But she is unhappy that the question paper will have only multiple choice question. The test is supposed to analyses the scholarship for the candidates that is only possible with descriptive answers and no multiple choice question.Dr Richard Rego, Director, St Joseph’s Research Centre, said that combining papers 2 and 3 into one is logical. The existing system fails to serve the purpose it is intended for. The candidates eligibility to to teach their knowledge levels should be tested instead of testing their fortunes.
Expectations for CBSE Revised
The CBSE is expected to make an official announcement of revised pattern and exam schedule online in February first week. UGC NET is the only gateway for aspiring candidates to become assistant professor at all varsities. Last year, around 9.30 lakh candidates registered for UGC-NET, which was conducted across 1,700 centres in 91 cities across the country.
Rashmi P.K. who had taken the test on 5 Nov and is currently preparing for next attempt, believe that she can attend the question confidently now. Though we spends month on preparation it all boils down to circumstances that day. Earlier, we were completely drained after the second paper and could not concentrate on the third paper, which was important as it dealt with our respective domains,” she said.