The exam on November 20 was successfully conducted in 177 cities and 338 centers in two shifts of 3 hours each. About 48% of the candidates presented were women with 4 candidates of the third sex as well.
The University Grant Commission (UGC) had merged the National Eligibility Test Examination (NET) for the December 2020 and June 2021 cycles and the last exam took place in June 2020. There are about 12.67 lakh of candidates registered for this UGC NET cycle who will be taking their exams in computer-based test mode (CBT) in India in 213 cities and 469 centers, the NTA said in an official notice.
The exam on November 20 was successfully conducted in 177 cities and 338 centers in two shifts of 3 hours each. In total, 52,335 candidates presented themselves in 36 different subjects, 13,975 appeared in the first round for 19 subjects and 38,360 appeared in the second round for 17. About 48% of the candidates presented were women with 4 candidates of the third sex. also.
To ensure the smooth running of the Day 1 exam, 1,783 blockers and 8,142 CCTV cameras were installed at all sites, helping NTA-appointed national and regional coordinators to observe virtually all of the exam administration. In a center in Assam, the exam was postponed to November 28 for technical reasons.
The examination was carried out in the subjects of Adult Education / Continuing Education / Andragogy / Non-Formal Education, Arab Culture and Islamic Studies, Arabic, Archeology, Buddhist, Jain, Gandhian and Peace Studies, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Study comparison of religions, Criminology, Defense and strategic studies, Popular literature, Forensic sciences, French (French version), Human rights and duties, Indian culture, Linguistics, Mass communication and journalism, Museology and conservation, Nepalese, Pali, Persian, Philosophy, Politics including International Relations / International Studies including Defense / Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies, Spanish, Tourism Administration and Management, Tribal and Religious Language / Literature.
The UGC NET exam is ongoing for 81 test articles for the award of a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and / or Adjunct Professor eligibility.