Hindustan Times (East UP)


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NEW DELHI: The UGC NET December 2020 cycle examinatio­n scheduled for May 2021 has been postponed by the government in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday.

“Keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of candidates and exam functionar­ies during COVID-19 outbreak, I have advised the National Testing Agency to postpone the UGCNET December 2020 cycle (May 2021) exams,” tweeted Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

The UGC - National Eligibilit­y Test (UGC-NET) for December 2020 cycle (May 2021) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode was scheduled between May 2 to May 17, 2021, throughout the country covering 81 subjects.

The Nation Testing Agency (NTA) in a statement said, “looking at the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the candidates and examinatio­n functionar­ies, it has been decided to postpone the UGC-NET December 2020 cycle (May 2021) Examinatio­n”.

“The revised dates for the UGC-NET December 2020 cycle (May 2021)examinatio­n will be announced later and at least 15 days before theexamina­tion.” read the NTA statement.

Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Union Education Minister had already announced the cancellati­on of the CBSE class 10 exams and the postponeme­nt of the CBSE class 12 exams.

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