UGC-NET DECEMBER 2018 by NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY (exam schedules-draft)

UGC – NET December 2018 exams wil l be conducted by National Testing Agency.

Features of exams to be conducted by NTA:
i) For the first time in the history of competitive examinations, the JEE (Main) and NEET (UG) will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. This gives a choice to the students.
ii) This will give more chances to students thereby giving adequate opportunity to bring out his/her best and reducing stress which develops due to single exam conducted on one single day in the year. However, sitting in both the tests will not be compulsory. The two tests (each for JEE (Main) & NEET (UG)) will be equated using psychometric methods, standardisation techniques and best of the equated scores will be used for the admissions.
iii) The examinations for all candidates will be conducted in online (computer based) mode only. (starting from next exam UGCNET exam)
iv) All the tests ( UGC- NET ( December), JEE (Main) & NEET (UG)) will be conducted in multiple sittings and a candidate will have an option of dates to choose from. Scores of different  candidates in multiple sittings will also be equated using standardisation techniques.
v) These examinations will use highly secured IT software and encryption to ensure delivery of tests just in time. This will ensure no leakages and other malpractices.
vi) NTA will establish a network of test practice centres for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. Schools/engineering colleges with computer centres would be identified and kept open on Saturday/Sunday starting from 3rd week of August. Any student can use the facility free of charge.
vii) All tests would be set in a scientific manner with the test items developed jointly by the subject matter experts and psychometricians. Before developing the question papers, the item writers for the exams will be given feedback on the functioning of the previous years’ items so that they are able to make test items which are more valid and reliable. All the above mentioned examinations will be held in existing number of languages.

UGC-NET in Dec 2018: (tentative schedule)
Online submission of application forms 01.09.2018 to 30.09.2018
Dates of examination 02.12.2018 to 16.12.2018 (two shifts per day on
Saturdays and Sundays)
Declaration of results Last week of January 2019

Download Notification: UGC NET Dec 2018 NTA-press-release-final


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