UGC-NET 2017: 7.9 Lakh Candidates took the Test, 4.5K Wrote for Yoga as Subject

Published: | January 25, 2017
UGC-NET 2017: 7.9 Lakh Candidates took the Test, 4.5K Wrote for Yoga as Subject
According to a report released by Central Board of Secondary Education, around 7.95 lakh candidates took the UGC-NET 2017 examination in 90 cities across the country on January 22, 2017.

According to a report released by Central Board of Secondary Education, around 7.95 lakh candidates took the UGC-NET 2017 examination in 90 cities across the country on January 22, 2017. Interestingly, around 4,500 took the test for Yoga subject. It is clearly evident that the importance of Yoga has increased in the recent years and people are showing enthusiasm to take up courses in Yoga.

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Yoga was introduced as the subject in UGC-NET recently and has received a tremendous response. The examination was divided into three papers where Paper-I consisted of General Awareness. Paper-II and Paper-III are based on the subjects opted by the candidates from the 84 available/optional subjects.

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With an objective to help visually challenged candidates, CBSE provided the question papers in Braille format also. An additional time of 25 minutes was given for Paper- I & II and another extra 50 minutes for Paper-III to the specially abled candidates.

The Board further stated that they had implemented ‘Digi Scoring' at 400 examination centres. The same medium was worked out earlier in the examinations conducted for Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Through this system, OMR Sheets were scanned in the test centres itself, and they were stored at the central server of CBSE.

CBSE is planning to implement ‘Digi Scoring' in 1900 test centres for JEE (Main) 2017 examination which is scheduled to take place in the month of April. The online application process of JEE (Main) 2017 examination concluded last week.

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