UGC NET 2021: 12.67 lakh registered, over 8,000 CCTV cameras deployed for day 1 exam

UGC NET exam 2021 was conducted at 177 cities across 338 exam centres in two shifts for three hours on November 20. Check complete details on NET exam 2021 here.

UGC NET 2021: 12.67 lakh registered, over 8,000 CCTV cameras deployed for day 1 exam UGC NET Exam 2021
Anu Parthiban | Nov 21, 2021 - 1:26 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: After a delay of 17 months, the UGC National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) for the December 2020 and June 2021 merged cycle began on November 20. There were nearly 12.67 lakh candidates who registered for this cycle. UGC NET exam 2021 was conducted at 177 cities across 338 exam centres in two shifts for three hours on the first day.

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As per the NTA’s official notice, “The UGC NET exam will be held in computer-based mode in 213 cities across 469 exam centres.”

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On November 20, “A total of 52,335 candidates appeared for the exam in 36 different subjects with 13,975 appearing in the first shift for 19 subjects and 38,360 in the second shift for the remaining 17. Approximately 48% of the appeared candidates were females with four third gender candidates as well,” as per the NTA.

“To ensure a fair and smooth conduct of the day 1 examination, there were 1,783 jammers and 8142 CCTV cameras deployed across all centres which helped the national and regional coordinators appointed by NTA, to virtually observe the entire administration of the examination,” the notice added.

UGC NET exam 2021 was held successfully in all exam centres except for one test centre in Assam due to technical reasons. The exam for this test centre has been rescheduled on November 28.

The UGC NET Examination 2021 is conducted for 81 papers to determine the eligibility of assistant professor recruitment and/ or junior research fellowship.

NTA UGC NET exam dates 2021 are November 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and December 1,3, 4 and 5.

All the candidates who have registered for the UGC NET exam for the June 2021 and December 2020 session can download the admit card at ugcnet.nta.nic.in.


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