Prime News, National, July 15:- The UGC has changed the criteria for qualifying for the National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted to determine the appointment of an individual as a faculty or grant research fellowship.
As per the revised criteria, henceforth only 6% of the candidates who take the test will be declared qualified. Earlier, top 15% of the candidates, who obtained the minimum required marks in each category, were declared qualified.
The University Grants Commission has revised the procedure and criteria of qualifying the candidates following a Kerala High Court order.
Though the percentage of candidates to be declared qualified has been drastically reduced, the higher education regulator justified the move.
The regular said 4.83% candidates qualified for the nationwide test in June 2015, 4.96% in December 2015, 4.08% in July 2016 and 3.99 % in January 2017.
-(KK, Inputs: Agencies)