The first endeavor of CBSE at carrying out NET (National Eligibility Test) seems to be heading towards catastrophe. Its online application process is weakening on many counts. Alarmed applicants have lodged a complaint of countless issues that they have come across while trying to submit their applications. The concluding date for submission of application is 15th November.
Other tribulations ranged from the text of application getting automatically drained to the website shutting down abruptly. UGC has been conducting the exam since many years and students are qualifying it to become an assistant professor or for Junior Research Fellowship.
While this examination still falls under the University Grants Commission, the accountability to conduct the examination was handed over to the Central Board of Secondary Education this year. Some applicants are so despondent that they have stanched to just wait till things are sorted out.
The examination is to be conducted at 89 selected NET Coordinating Institutions in India in 79 subjects. There is no age limit for the lectureship or assistant professor, a person beyond 28 years cannot apply for the fellowship. Those candidates who meet the criteria for the fellowship will be able to opt for research in the subject of their post graduation & are also entitled for Assistant Professor.