NTA Conducts Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2019 Successfully

Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • NTA usesComputer Based Test (CBT) mode for the first time
  • Revised date of examination for the States of Assam and Meghalaya will be announced soon

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination on 15 December, 2019 for 2,66,573 candidates, covering 05 subjects in two shifts. Theexam was conducted in 581centres in 207 cities. The exam wasina Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for the first time.

Gender and Category wise number of candidates registered:

GenderGeneralGen-EWSSCSTOBC (NCL)Total

Subject wise candidates registered:

Name of the SubjectsMaleFemaleTransgenderGeneralGen-EWSOBC-NCLSCSTTotal
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences6297359502916785348417219869892
Life Sciences3237668092838393522933993164026459100476
Physical Sciences24465227500173743280186656150174647215
  • Control Room was opened and 19 Regional Coordinators, 200 City Coordinators and 600 Observers were positioned.
  • Live CCTV Surveillance wasdone in 581 examination centres to curb malpractices in the examinations. The NTA made arrangements for live viewing at control room situated in the NTA. Live Recording of CCTVs Systems of all examination centres including remote locations was also visible at the NTA Control Centre. A total of more than 5000 CCTV Cameras in each shift were installed.
  • Mock Test was available through a network of more than 4800 Test Practice Centres (TPCs), especially for students of rural areas. Further the Mock Test was also available online and as on date, more than 2.78 Crore page views have taken place. 
  • Jammers- In order to stop cheating using mobile networks, Jammers were installed in all the Centres. A total of more than 5000 jammers in eachshift wereused.

Overall attendance percentage was 80.17% for I Shift and 81.29% for II Shift. City-wise (State-wise) Attendance Percentage is at Annexure I and II.

The examination for 7,772 candidates scheduled to appear on 15 December, 2019 from 24 Centres located in the States of “Assam” and “Meghalaya” was postponed. The revised date of examination for the States of Assam and Meghalaya will be announced soon.