CBSE UGC NET 2018: Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern
CBSE UGC NET 2018 : Candidates who want to serve the nation as an educationalist can apply for the UGC NET 2018. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of Union Grant Commission (UGC). After qualifying the examination, candidates will be able to apply for the junior research fellowship and for the posts of assistant professor also. The date for this test is Sept to Nov 2018.
All the Indian universities and colleges approve the professors who have passed this examination or will go for it. The number of subjects for which NET facilitates for this examination is 79. There are various centers for examination and the number of NET institutions is 89. Before moving on for the examination, one should get complete information about UGC NET 2018 November Application Form.
UGC NET Exam 2018: National Eligibility Test (NET) Entrance Exam is organized by the University Grants Commission. The UGC offered likewise courses Medical, Business and Engineering. Number of candidates are waiting for UGC 2018 notification. If you are interested and eligible, then you also awarded JRF (Junior Research Fellowship).
UGC-NET 2018 Exam only One Time in a Year
CBSE UGC NET once a year after July 2017 Exam, reports confirm.
University Grants Commission has confirmed about CBSE UGC NET Exam to be held one time in a year like on November 2018. One major change has been proposed to conduct UGC NET Exam once a year. Due to the overburden of other major competitive exam, CBSE will now conduct CBSE UGC NET Exam one time, which was earlier held bi-annually across all the examination centres. This decision has been taken keeping in view over growing concern and protest from various National Eligibility Test (NET) candidates outside UGC office.
CBSE May Hold NET Exam Just Once A Year Due To Poor Response To The Test.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) annually rather than twice in a year, sources said.
Putting an end to speculations over conducting NET, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said CBSE will continue to conduct the exam, even though the board had earlier expressed its inability to do so.
PTI quoted a source saying, “While conducting the exam once a year will make candidates more serious about it, resources can also be utilised judiciously as holding a national-level exam is a massive exercise. However, the idea is at a very nascent stage.”
The said source also added that CBSE is considering this since only 17% of candidates who register for the exam appear and only 4% clear the exam.
Sources said looking at the poor response to the test — 6.5 lakh students register for the exam on an average and approximately 1.5 lakh take it, with a passing percentage of only 3.9% — the CBSE suggested conducting the exam just once.
UGC NET 2018 Exam Date
UGC NET is scheduled two times in a year i.e. in the month of January and July. Candidates can check all the important dates of CBSE UGC NET 2018 session from here:
|Issue of Notification||1st week of July 2018|
|Commencement of online application form||3rd week of August 2018|
|Last date to submit the form||4th week of September 2018|
|Last date of fee submission through online generated Bank Challan||4th week of September 2018|
|Corrections in particulars of application form||4th week of September 2018 to 1st week of October 2018|
|Admit Card Availability||4th week of October 2018|
|Exam Date||2nd week of November 2018|
|Availability of Answer Key & OMR Sheet||March 2019|
|Declaration of Result||May 2019|
UGC NET 2018 Application Form
- Candidates wishing to apply for UGC NET 2018 have to fill the application form online only on the official website of CBSE NET.
- The application form for November 2018 session will be available from the third week of August 2018 tentatively.
- No application will be accepted after the last date.
- The application process will consist of four steps viz. fill the application form, upload scanned photograph and signature, pay the examination fee and print confirmation page.
- There is no need to send the printout of confirmation page to CBSE.
- CBSE will also provide the correction facility in UGC NET application form 2018 . The correction window will open for a period of 1 week.
The application fee of UGC NET 2018 varies category-wise. Application fee, once paid, is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances. Fee details are as follows:
Mode of Payment:
Application fee is payable through credit/ debit card or through e-challan. Candidates submitting the fee through e-challan have to make the payment in cash to Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC bank.
UGC NET 2018 Eligibility Criteria
For every examination, there is a specific eligibility criteria that candidates have to fulfill, if they wish to apply for that examination. The conditions of eligibility for CBSE UGC NET 2018 is given below:
- Qualifying Examination: Master’s or equivalent degree from Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC.
- Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed in subjects like Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc.
- Minimum Marks: The percentage of marks required in qualifying examination is 55% (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD categories).
- Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Master’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
- Relaxation: Relaxation of 5% marks in qualifying examination shall be given to Ph.D degree holders whose master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991.
For Junior Research Fellowship:
- Age Limit: The maximum age limit is 28 years as on 1st November 2018.
- Relaxation: 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD category candidates. Relaxation will also be given to the candidates having research experience. Candidates possessing LL.M. degree will be eligible for 3 years relaxation in age.
For Assistant Professor:
- Age Limit: No prescribed upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
Who are Exempted From Appearing CBSE UGC NET (For Assistant Professor)?
- Ph.D Degree Holders: Candidates possessing the Ph.D degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment of Assistant Professor in Universities/institutions.
- UGC/CSIR JRF Qualified Candidates: The qualified candidates of UGC/CSIR JRF examination are exempted from appearing the NET but the condition is that the examination must be passed prior to 1989.
- States Eligibility Test (SET) Candidates: The qualified candidates of SET (held prior to 1st June 2002) are exempted from appearing in NET. These candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Professor anywhere in India. Those who have cleared the SET (1st june 2002 onwards) are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the Universities/colleges situated in the state of passing the SET.
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018
Candidates can check the CBSE UGC NET 2018 exam pattern which tells about the number of questions, marking scheme, type of questions, duration of the exam and other details related to the exam.
- Papers: The test will consist of three papers.
- Exam Mode: Examination will be conducted in offline mode. Candidates have to mark their responses on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet.
- Number of Questions: Total 185 questions will be asked in NET which are divided into 3 papers. Paper-I will have 60 questions, out of which candidate has to attempt only 50 questions; Paper-II will have 50 questions and Paper-III will have 75 questions.
- Type of Questions: All the papers will have objective type questions.
- Subjects: The Paper-I consists of General Aptitude Questions and the other two papers, Paper-II and III contains questions related to the concerned subject.
- Medium of Paper: Candidate can choose the paper medium either Hindi or English. Choice for paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form.
- Exam Duration: Paper-1 and Paper-II will be of 11/4 hours while Paper-III will be of 21/2
- Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will carry 2 marks.
- Negative Marking: CBSE is not following negative marking scheme in UGC NET.
|Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Exam Duration|
|I||60 out of which 50 questions to be attempted||100||11/4 hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.)|
|II||50 questions (all compulsory)||100||11/4 hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.)|
|III||75 questions (all compulsory)||150||21/2 hours (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.)|