[LIS-Forum] UGC-NET: Necessary Changes and Amendments

Madhurjyamoy Das web.madhuryamay at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 17:29:15 IST 2012

Dear Sir/Madam,

Warm welcome to the amendments UGC has made for NET Examination 2012
and many thanks to Mr. Ved Prakash and team. As we, who are planning
to appear for the National Eligibility Test (NET), June 2012 in LIS,
would be able to evaluate the performance immediately after appearing
for the much-simplified test. Another good reason to be happy is that
the UGC has decided that all the question papers for the test will be
objective type. Till now, two papers were objective and the third one
subjective. This has led not only delaying in declaration of the
results, but also, making the system less transparent and non-uniform.
It is indeed a very good step that has been adopted finally by UGC.
Some long pending issues that have been tried to be met by the UGC
regarding paper III inter alia are
(a) Transparency,
(b) Reducing the inter and intra examiner variability in marking of paper III,
(c) Delay in declaration of NET results
and finally there are reasons really to be happy as the
recommendations of the NET moderation committee for changing paper III
from descriptive to objective type are in place on the pattern of CSIR
- NET examination.
With this amendment, it tends to be a more regular, homogeneous
platform for the NET aspirants. The goal of the MCQ type paper is to
ensure a standard of uniformity in the evaluation process. The
objective type MCQ pattern has always been tested to be successful
globally in delivering the quality and thus producing better results
be it IIM CAT exams or GATE Exams. I believe questions can be set
quite intuitively to test a student’s degree of knowledge as well as
skills of application to the very purpose of the test irrespective of
the discipline be it science, management, humanities or arts and
making the game fairer and level playing.

Madhuryamay Das
MSLIS Student, DRTC,

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