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UGC-NET exam cancellation amid net controversy, CBI orders probe

Sarojini Bishi

New Delhi: While the central government is in a quandary over the irregularities in the NET examination, now there are allegations of irregularities in the UGC NET examination. Later, the Ministry of Education canceled the exam and ordered a CBI investigation.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) organized the UGC-NET June 2024 examination in OMR (Pen and Paper) mode in two shifts in different cities of the country on June 18. There were allegations of fraud in the examination. The Ministry of Education has taken this big decision after receiving allegations of fraud.

More than 9 lakh aspirants participated in this examination held to determine eligibility for the post of assistant professors and junior research fellowships in universities and colleges.

The June examination of the University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) was held on Tuesday in OMR (pen and paper) mode across the country in two shifts, a statement from the Ministry of Education said.

On June 19, 2024, the University Grants Commission (UGC) received some information about the test from the National Cyber ​​Crime Threat Analytics Unit of the Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs. This information preliminarily indicates that the above test was not done properly.

The Ministry of Education said that the cancellation of the June 2024 examination has been announced to ensure the highest level of transparency in the examination process. It will be re-examined on another date.

There were reports of the exam question paper being leaked but the ministry has not confirmed it. It is only said that the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation for investigation.

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