Application correction process of NTA UGC NET 2019 begins

NTA UGC NET 2019The National Testing Agency (NTA) opened the window to allow candidates to make corrections to the application forms submitted for the University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET).  Candidates who have made any mistake or left any information while filling up the form can update the same from April 7 (Sunday). The NTA will close the window on April 14, 2019, noted the report.

Candidates who wish to make corrections can do so at the official website, ntanet.nic.in. The exam will be conducted on June 20, 21 and June 24-28, 2019. It will be a three-hour long exam and be conducted in two shifts. The morning shift will begin from 9:30 am to 12:30 and second shift exam will be conducted from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Steps to make changes in the application form

  • Visit the official website, ntanet.nic.in
  • Click on the ‘application correction’ link
  • You will be redirected to a new page
  • Make changes
  • The link is functional from April 7, 2019, onwards
  • The NTA which has been conducting the NET since 2018, has changed the syllabus for all the subjects in both paper I and paper II
  • The NTA had also changed the examination pattern slightly last year when it conducted the exam online in a computer-based test (CBT)
  •  Earlier, CBSE used to conduct the NET on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in two parts — paper I and paper II but under NTA the examination is held in one go for both papers
  • UGC NET is an eligibility exam for the recruitment at the post of assistant professor only or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for assistant professor both in Indian universities and colleges

NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. To assess the competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment has always been a challenge in terms of matching with research-based international standards, efficiency, transparency and error-free delivery. The National Testing Agency is entrusted to address all such issues using best in every field, from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking.

Objectives

  • To conduct efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission and recruitment purposes
  • To undertake research on educational, professional and testing systems to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them
  • To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions
  • To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards

Functions

  • To identify partner institutions with adequate infrastructure from the existing schools and higher education institutions which would facilitate the conduct of online examinations without adversely impacting their academic routine
  • To create a question bank for all subjects using the modern technique
  • To establish a strong R&D culture as well as a pool of experts in different aspects of testing
  • To help individual colleges and universities in the field of testing and to provide training and advisory services to the institutions in India
  •  To provide quality testing services to the academic institutions in India
  • To develop a state of the art culture of testing in India by using domestic and international expertise
  •  To collaborate with international organizations like ETS to achieve the same
  • To undertake any other examination that is entrusted to it by the Ministries/Departments of Government of India/State Governments
  • To undertake the reforms and training of school boards as well as other bodies where the testing standards should be comparable with the entrance examinations

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