UGC-NET June 2024 exam cancelled amid integrity concerns

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SRINAGAR — The UGC-NET June 2024 examination, conducted by the National Testing Agency, that took place on Tuesday has been cancelled following concerns about the integrity of the exam.

Inputs from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre suggested possible compromises, prompting the Ministry of Education to take action. A new examination will be scheduled, and the matter has been referred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a thorough investigation.

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The examination took place in OMR (pen and paper) mode and was held in two shifts across various cities. On June 19, 2024, the University Grants Commission received indications from cybersecurity authorities that the integrity of the examination might have been compromised.

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To maintain transparency and integrity, the Ministry of Education decided to cancel the UGC-NET June 2024 examination. A fresh examination will be organized, and details regarding this will be communicated separately.

“Any individual/organization found to be involved in this matter will face strictest action,” stated the Ministry.

In a related issue concerning the NEET (UG) 2024 examination, the government addressed the problem of grace marks. Additionally, allegations of irregularities in Patna prompted a request for a detailed report from the Economic Offences Unit of the Bihar Police. The government will take further action based on this report.

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