The National Eligibility Test conducted by University Grants Commission, better known as UGC NET is scheduled to be held this June 24th, 2012. Starting this year, UGC NET will be completely objective.

Also, the paper will have no negative marking and the candidates will be allowed to carry the carbon printout of optical mark recognition (OMR) response sheets with them after the examination.

Till last year Paper III was objective, but starting 2012, all three papers will be objective in nature.

NET is conducted as an entrance to test eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for teaching profession and research. “The commission has decided to change the pattern of examination. All the three papers will be objective and will be held on the same day in two separate sessions. The syllabus, though, for all the three papers remains the same as that of the previous year,” said Surender Singh, deputy secretary (NET), UGC.