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Sunday, January 8, 2012

UGC NET will have Objective papers only

Come June 2012 the NET aspirants will see a change in the pattern of the UGC NET as UGC has decided to give away the Descriptive paper for Objective one in Paper III. So they can have a breadth of relaxation who fear to write it in several pages. But still some people points finger on the said decision of UGC. Myself being cleared the NET several times feel that descriptive type paper is better test although seeing the subjectivity of the examiner its not fair on the part of the other students whose copy went to those who are not so lenient in marking.
UGC’s NET examination consists of three papers with papers I and II being objection type and paper III being descriptive type, till date. Earlier in June 2010, the structure of paper III of NET exam was revised into 2 essay questions, 3 analytical/evaluation questions, 9 definitional/short answer questions and 5 text-based questions.
“The commission discussed issues pertaining to objectivity in making of paper III, transparency, reducing the inter and intra examiner variability in marking of paper III, delay in declaration of NET results and also recommendations of the NET moderation committee to change paper III from descriptive to objective type on the pattern of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - NET examination,” UGC member said in an interview.
The UGC, which is the highest decision making body for higher education in the country, has also considered the issue of relaxation in marks for differently-abled candidates in the NET examination and decided to reduce minimum qualifying marks for them.
Now differently-abled candidates have to get 35 marks in paper I and II separately and 80 marks combining papers I and II combined and 80 marks in paper III. Even though UGC’s decision has eased the pressure of the student community, the academic community felt that only with descriptive questions one can judge the candidate’s in-depth knowledge of a subject.


Anonymous said...

untill and unless u have descriptive idea how can u give the examples and lectures in the class.. its a absurd decision

Anonymous said...

I also think that in-depth knowledge of a subject can be judged only through Descriptive type questions

Anonymous said...

@ above
but how can one say that a person who is good in objective also have not capable to deal his subject in descriptive manner .

it all matter of writing and writing speed . and this quality will never be tested for a college/university faculty.
they are to lecture on one topic at a time.

Anonymous said...

Confused about the pattern of Paper III as its mentioned that syllabus is the same... Does Paper III(Psychology) still have electives???

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