UGC NET 2018 Exam Dates Released – Paper 3 Withdrawn, JRF Age Limit Increased

UGC NET 2018 Exam Dates Released –  Paper 3 Withdrawn, JRF Age Limit Increased

UGC NET 2018 Notification has been released now. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) holds the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC).

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct UGC NET in July this year. For the exam which is scheduled to be held on 8 July 2018, upper age limit for JRF aspirants has been increased by two years. CBSE on the behalf of UGC conducts NET to assess candidates and select them for Junior Research Fellowship and for the post of Assistant Professor. Online registration for CBSE UGC NET July 2018 will begin on 6 March 2018, a day after the beginning of CBSE board exams. Official notification in this regard will be released on the official website at cbsenet.nic.in.

UGC NET 2018 Notification has been released now. The application will be started from 6th March 2018. Click here to view notification.


Aadhaar Card is mandatory to apply for UGC NET. CBSE UGC NET determines the eligibility of Indian candidates for Assistant Professor or for Junior Research Fellowship & Assistant Professor both. Candidates who clear the paper will be eligible for a junior research fellowship or can be considered for the post of assistant professors. A detailed official notification will be published on the website cbsenet.nic.in on February 1. Registrations for the regarding National Eligibility Test 2018 will begin from March 6 and will continue till April 5.

Major Changes In CBSE UGC NET July 2018

For the first time, major changes have been introduced regarding exam pattern and age limit eligibility. Check out the following changes:

— Instead of 3 papers, there will be only 2 papers – paper 1 and paper 2.

— Paper 1: It will be of 100 marks and will contain 50 objective type compulsory questions. Each question will carry 2 marks and will be of general nature and will test the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.The duration of the same will be one hour (9:30 am to 10:30 am).

— Paper 2: It will be of 100 marks and will contain 100 objective type compulsory questions. Each question will carry 2 marks and will be based on the subject opted by the candidate. The duration of the same will be two hours (11 am to 1 pm).

— Age limit increased: The age limit has been raised by 2 years. Earlier, the upper age limit for appearing for JRF was 28 years, but now, it has been increased to 30 years.

Important Dates

Date of publication of notification: 1 February 2018
Online Application Process: 6 March 2018- 5 April 2018
Payment of Application Fee: Till 6 April 2018
Exam Date: 8 July 2018

Last year, CBSE successfully conducted NET on November 5 and about 9.30 lakh candidates had registered for the same. The exam was conducted in 91 cities at 1700 exam centres. To help differently-abled candidates, 25 minutes additional time was provided for paper–I and paper–II, while 50 minutes additional time was provided during paper III to such candidates.

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