11,16,526 number of candidates appeared for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam

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New Delhi: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education vide letter dated 15.05.2017 had asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to continue to conduct the UGC-NET examination as per the existing schedule.

University Grants Commission (UGC) has intimated that a total of 11,16,526 number of candidates had appeared for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam during 2016-17 (July 2016 and January 2017) which was 31,566 more than the number of candidates appeared for the exam during 2015-16 (June 2015 and December 2015). However, the qualifying percentage of students, who have taken four such recent examinations during 2015-2017, has ranged between 3.99% (January, 2017) to 4.96% (December, 2015).

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

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