UGC has decided to outsource the NET (National Eligibility Test) to CBSE. UGC will still provide the necessary experts to prepare the question papers to CBSE.
CBSE is geared up to add an additional test NET (National Eligibility Test) to its bouquet. This addition will be made this year. This will make CBSE the biggest examination conducting body, with the number of CBSE applicants set to cross 65 lakh in a year.
After less equipped to carry out the examination, UGC, along with HRD ministry's permission, has appealed the Central Board of Secondary Education to carry out the test. The National Eligibility Test is conducted two times a year for grant of junior research fellowship & eligibility for assistant professor in institutes of higher learning.
With this summing up NET, CBSE becomes the biggest exam conducting body worldwide. Other than carrying out Classes 10th & 12th Board examinations, CBSE also carries out the central teacher’s eligibility test, pre - medical entrance exam, joint engineering entrance examination (main) and optional proficiency test for class 10th.
In a year, the Central Board of Secondary Education has been conducting a large number of qualifying, entrance and eligibility exams for over 63 lakh students. With NET, its number is expected to go beyond 65 lakh. In June 29th, 2014 National Eligibility Test, over 33,000 candidates appeared for the examination, which is up by 25 percent from that of the test carried out in December 2013.