Seeing the poor performance of students in the National Eligibility Test (NET), CBSE proposed to conduct the exam only a year in a recent meeting.
As of now, the NET exam is conducted twice a year-- once in January and other in July. The main purpose of the exam is to select the eligible candidates for the post of assistant professors and Junior Research Fellow. The exam is conducted on a national scale and is conducted in the streams of arts, humanities, social sciences, and commerce.
Statements from the CBSE
"The National Eligibility Test (NET), a qualifying exam for recruitment of college and university teachers, may not be conducted twice a year as the CBSE has proposed that it should be made an annual exercise."
On Tuesday, UGC also announced that it had convinced CBSE to conduct the NET entrance test which is due in the month of July. Seeing the overgrown concern and protests from the NET aspirants, the decision was taken. According to the reports, for the first time since its inception, NET exam was facing uncertainty after CBSE expressed its inability to conduct the exam which is due this July.
Statements from official sources
"While conducting the exam once a year will make candidates more serious about it, resources can also be utilized judiciously as holding a national-level exam is a massive exercise. However, the idea is at a very nascent stage," a source said
"The CBSE has proposed the idea keeping in mind that only 17 per cent of the registered candidates take the exam and only four per cent of them clear it," the source added
CBSE is yet to notice the official notice for the upcoming NET exam which usually out by April first week.