UGC-NET To Be Held Twice A Year Again, CBSE UGC NET July 2018 Official Notification Released. Know Important Dates & 3 Major Changes
The NET, scheduled to be held on July 8 this year, is conducted by the CBSE to select professors and JRFs.
From July this year, the UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) will once again be conducted twice a year, and a two-paper exam will replace the earlier three-paper format. The cut-off age of candidates applying for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) has also been revised to 30 years from 28 years. The duration of the exam will change from five-and-a-half-hours to three hours.
UGC NET 2018 Notification Released: Exam In July, Pattern Changed; Upper Age Limit For Jrf Increased
UGC NET July 2018 Important Dates
- Date of publication of notification: 1 February 2018
- Online Application Start: 6 March 2018
- Online Application Ends – 5th April 2018
- Payment of Application Fee: Till 6 April 2018
- Exam Date: 8 July 2018
(3 Major Changes for UGC NET from 2018)
Change 1) – 2 Papers Instead of 3
The JRF and/or Assistant Professor aspirants will get a huge relief as from NET July 2018 they will be appearing for 2 papers only. Paper 1 will comprise of 50 Objective Type Questions that will carry 100 marks. All questions will be compulsory and candidates will be given 1 hour to attempt the same. The official exam time for Paper 1 is 9:30AM to 10:30AM.
- Paper 1 will be set to check the teaching/research aptitude of the candidates and will include questions based on reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness.
- Paper 2 will comprise of 100 Objective Type Questions that will carry 200 marks. All questions will be compulsory and candidates will be given 2 hours to attempt the same. The official exam time for Paper 1 is 11AM to 1PM. Paper 2 will test the proficiency and mastery of the candidates in their chosen subject.
Candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the official website http://cbsenet.nic.in from February 1, 2018.
Candidates will be able to fill the UGC NET JULY 2018 application form online, from cbsenet.nic.in. The last date to apply is April 05, 2018, but the payment of fee can be done until April 06, 2018. To submit the application form successfully, the candidates will first have to fill details in it and upload the scanned image of photograph and signature on it.
Read More: Candidates can read the official short notification at the below mentioned url:
Payment of application fee is an important step because, without it, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the examination. The amount of application fee has not been revealed yet, however, last year it was Rs. 1000 for general category candidate and Rs. 500 for OBC NCL candidates. The candidates belonging to SC / ST/ PwD category only had to pay Rs. 250.
Last year, Board introduced few changes in the pattern of the exam but this year it has made drastic amendments.
#1 First change in UGC NET 2018 is the change in exam pattern
Paper I scheme details: Paper I will have 50 objective type questions (compulsory) and each carrying 2 marks each. The paper shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. The candidates need to answer this paper in 60 minutes (9:30 AM -10:30 AM).
Paper II scheme details: Paper II will have 100 objective type questions (compulsory) and each carrying 2 marks, which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. The test will held for two hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
#2 Second change is the change in age limit
Another important change in the process of the exam is that the age limit for JRF candidates has been increased. Earlier, candidates above the age of 28 could not apply for JRF but now the limit has been changed to 30 years. On the upper age limit, OBC / SC / ST / PWD candidates get relaxation of 5 years.
As far the Assistant Professorship is considered there is no age limit. However, all the candidates should have secured 55% marks in Master’s degree program, in which they must have studied the chosen subject. The degree program must have been passed from a recognized institute.
UGC NET 2018 Exam Date
|Issue of Notification||1st February 2018|
|Commencement of online application form||6th March 2018|
|Last date to submit the form||5th April 2018|
|Last date of fee submission through online generated Bank Challan||6th April 2018|
|Corrections in particulars of application form||4th week of April 2018 to 1st week of May 2018|
|Admit Card Availability||4th week of May 2018|
|Exam Date||8th July 2018|
|Availability of Answer Key & OMR Sheet||August 2018|
|Declaration of Result||October 2018|
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