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NTA cancels UGC-NET 2024 exams

News agencies

New Delhi: National Testing Agency on Wednesday announced cancellation of the UGC-NET examination following prima facie indications that integrity of exam compromised.

To ensure the highest level of transparency and sanctity of the examination process, the Ministry of Education, Government of India has decided that the UGC-NET June 2024 Examination be cancelled,” the education ministry said in a statement.

“A fresh examination shall be conducted, for which information shall be shared separately. Simultaneously, the matter is being handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) for thorough investigation in the matter,” the ministry added.

UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar had said that around 81 per cent of over 11.21 lakh registered candidates had appeared for the NET exam in 317 cities of the country.

The UGC-NET is an examination to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the post of ‘Assistant Professor’ as well as ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.

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