UGC NET exam 2021 Postponed: The UGC NET exam 2021, scheduled to be held on May 2, has been postponed amid the spike in coronavirus cases in India.
The UGC NET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for determining the eligibility of Assistant Professors in universities and for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
Reportedly, the UGC NET exam 2021 was scheduled to be held till May 17.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) stated that in the eye of the present situation of coronavirus pandemic in India and also taking into account the safety of the candidates, it has been decided that the exam be postponed.
Earlier, the Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal had said that "Keeping in mind the safety and well-being of candidates and exam functionaries during COVID-19, I advised National Testing Agency to postpone the UGC-NET Dec 2020 cycle (May 2021) exams."
According to the notice, the new dates would be announced by NTA at least 15 days before the exam. For example, if the exam were to begin from June 1, then dates would be announced by May 15 latest.
Meanwhile, the Admit Cards for the exam would also be released after the revised dates are announced.
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