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In a relief to thousands of aspirants taking the national eligibility test (NET), the UGC has withdrawn its decision to increase the cut-off marks for clearing the NET, following a Supreme Court order on Friday.

The UGC had increased the eligibility score by 15% without notice. The national educational testing bureau of the UGC conducts the NET for determining the eligibility for lectureship and for awarding junior research fellowship to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.

The NET is conducted in June and December every year. The UGC, however, made several changes in the June 2012 exam, including increasing the cut-off marks. The candidates learnt about the changes only when the UGC announced it a day after announcing the results of the exam on September 18. As per the initial notification, candidates belonging to the SC/ST sections needed 35, 35, and 60 marks respectively for qualifying papers 1, 2 and 3. The marks to be obtained by the OBCs were set as 35, 35, and 68 and for those belonging to the general category it was 40, 40, and 75. But, when the results were announced, candidates who would've been eligible as per the initial criteria failed to qualify.

As per the new criteria, the percentage of marks to be scored by candidates belonging to different categories has been increased by 15%. This made several students file an affidavit with the SC against the UGC regarding change in norms. On Friday, the SC issued an order saying that the UGC's decision was invalid as it did not follow the exam policy in announcing the changes in cut-offs and that, too, in such a short period of time.

An official at the University of Pune that conducts the NET exam said, "The SC decision is valid for all candidates who sat for the June 2012 examinations. The old cut-offs will be considered and new results will be announced." 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/entrance-exams/SC...

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Sir, where is the original order issued by Supreme court and it is published in TOI Pune edition and not throughout India. So no relief till we go through original order

its a romur

without authentic notice dont accept dear one  just prepare for upcoming exam good luck

could you please attach the source of this news?

ugc kab tak oficial announcement karegi anybody know

is romour don't believe and just prepare for 30th December 2012 exam good luck

NET conducting body sits at Delhi not at pune.it could be false.dont waste ur time.prepare for 30 dec.

This news  may be a false.....

There is  no case on NET in SC so far. Kerala High Court decision  regarding the same will be challenged by UGC in SC soon.  This news  may be a false..  So don't waste time..  prepare for the  new  exam

best wishes.

If this news is true.there would b atleast 50000 people for Jrf so from where the UGC get money for these scholars.impossible.

Every year UGC has fixed number of JRF seats irrespective of the no. of students passing the NET.   For example, if UGC has 1000 JRF seats, it will selected only 1000 JRF irrespective of 20 thousands students have qualified or 20 lac students have...

Supreme Court is on vocation from December 16, 2012 to January 1, 2013. During vocations, it is not  fully functional and only inter relief orders are passed and not full fledged orders. 

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