UGC NET will be conducted by NATIONAL TESTING SERVICE (NTS) / National Testing Agency (NTA)


  1. MHRD will setup NTS (National Testing Service) for conducting all major exam such as UGC NET, GATE, JEE, NEET, CAT etc.
  2. This will make agencies like UGC, CBSE, AICTE in getting FREE from burden of conducting exams.
  3. Rs. 200 crore allocated to this in budget presented on February 01, 2017 by Hon. Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley
  4. This change was suggested in National Policy on Education, 1986 & Programme of Action, 1992. Which was further recommended by National Knowledge Commission (2006-2009) & various other committees
  5. Expert says, we may see some big changes in the UGC NET exam as well such as:
    • Change in Pattern of Exams
    • Increased Level of Difficulty
    • Introduction of Negative Marking
    • Limit on Number of Attempts
    • Age Limit
    • May be 2 levels such as Pre & Mains
  6. Central form filling is expected to be introduced, rather than filling multiple forms to apply for exam.
  7. Most of these exams are conducting once a year, so rest which are more than once in an year such as UGC NET, may get limited to only Once every year.
  8. For your information,  NTS is being setup on the lines of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States.
  9. Sources say, this society will be setup in June 2017 and will take charge in October 2017. Which indicates that June / July 2017 will be last UGC NET exam to be conducted by CBSE.

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