NTA Cancels UGC-NET June 2024 Exam Over Integrity Concerns, CBI to Investigate

New Delhi: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday announced the cancellation of the UGC-NET (University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test) June 2024 examination, which took place on June 18 across 1,205 centres in 317 cities. Over 11 lakh candidates appeared for the test.

The decision comes after the University Grants Commission (UGC) received information from the National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), indicating potential integrity compromises in the examination.

To maintain transparency and uphold the sanctity of the examination process, the Ministry of Education decided to cancel the UGC-NET June 2024 exam. The NTA has assured that a fresh examination will be conducted, with details to be announced later.

The investigation has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for thorough examination.

This development follows recent irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 exam, where allegations of question paper leaks emerged in Bihar. An unprecedented 67 students scored perfect 720 marks, with six from a single centre in Haryana, sparking suspicions of malpractice. Allegations also surfaced regarding grace marks contributing to the high scores.

The UGC-NET is a crucial exam for determining eligibility for Assistant Professorship and Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges.

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