New Delhi: Hundreds of thousands of candidates, who appeared for the National Eligibility Test (NET) held in January 2017, are anxiously expecting from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to come with at least a brief statement regarding the release of UGC NET 2017 Official Answer Key and OMR Sheet so that the wild speculations come to an end.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the UGC NET 2017 on Sunday January 22 in 84 subjects in 90 cities across India. Candidates cracking the CBSE UGC NET will be eligible for various Post Graduation level courses including M.Phil and Ph.D being run by more than 740 universities and institutions in the country.
Though the CBSE has so far not issued any statement regarding the actual date of the release of Answer Key and OMR Sheet, speculations are rife in the media they could be made available online in the coming week i.e. before February 20, 2017.
Some other media reports however suggested that the CBSE UGC NET 2017 Answer Key and OMR Sheet will be released in the 2nd week of March.
The candidates should note that these are all speculations and the CBSE in itself has so far not issued any official statement.
The UGC NET January 2017 had 03 papers/sessions. While First and Second papers was of 100 marks each, the Third paper was of 150 marks. Examination for all three papers were held on the same day i.e. Sunday January 22, 2017.
The First paper had 60 questions (50 questions to be attempted), and from 09:30 am to 10:45 am. The Second paper had 50 questions (all are compulsory) and held from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm. The Third paper, held from 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm on Sunday January 22, 2017, had 75 questions (all are compulsory).
After the CBSE will release the UGC NET 2017 Official Answer Key and OMR Sheet, they will be available online on the website www.cbsenet.nic.in. Candidates should follow the steps given below to download them and compare with their own answer sheet.
- Go to CBSE UGC NET official website by clicking here: www.cbsenet.nic.in
- Check for the tab marked with 'Click heredownload Answer Key'
- Save or take a printout
- In case of any mistake or error contact the CBSE
The CBSE conducts UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) two times in a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for the posts Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
Candidates who qualify for the JRF are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible to apply for the post of an assistant professor in Indian universities and colleges.
The award of JRF and eligibility for assistant professor’s post depends on the performance of the candidate in all the three papers of NET. However, candidates qualifying exclusively for an assistant professor are not considered for JRF.
Candidates who have scored at least 55% in their master’s degree are eligible for NET.