UGC-NET: NTA cancels UGC-NET held on June 18 on indications that integrity of exam was compromised

India’s National Testing Agency on Wednesday announced that it would be cancelling the UGC-NET exam conducted on Tuesday based on reports from the National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre.

“On 19th June, 2024, the University Grants Commission (UGC) received certain inputs from National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) under the Ministry of Home Affairs on the Examination. These inputs prima-facie indicate that the integrity of the aforesaid examination may have been compromised,” the examination body said in a press release.

The NTA further explained that the sanctity of the examination process was in question and that it would be holding a fresh examination later. The agency added that the investigation into the matter would be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

“To ensure the highest level of transparency and sanctity of the examination process, the Ministry of Education, Government of India has decided that the UGC-NET June 2024 Examination be cancelled. A fresh examination shall be conducted, for which information shall be shared separately. Simultaneously, the matter is being handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) for thorough investigation in the matter,” the release added.

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