UGC-NET new exam date to be declared soon: Ministry

New Delhi, June 20 (Agency) A day after the UGC-NET was cancelled, Ministry of Education Joint Secretary Govind Jaiswal said the matter has been referred to the CBI and is under investigation.Addressing a press conference here, Govind Jaiswal said: “The ministry has decided to cancel the examination. The next date will be declared soon.”“No complaints were received but the inputs we received from agencies indicated that the integrity of the exam has been compromised. The action was taken suo motu to safeguard the interests of the students,” he said.“

A fresh date for the exam will be announced soon,” Jaiswal said.The ministry on Wednesday cancelled UGC-NET conducted by the National Testing Agency on Tuesday.The decision by the Ministry comes amid a massive row on the medical entrance exam NEET over alleged irregularities, with the issue now before the Supreme Court.“Nine lakh students had participated in the UGC-NET exam that the NTA conducted on June 18. The ministry saw that there was a chance that the examination had been compromised,” he added.