CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) will hold the University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) Exam on 8th July. The eligibility criteria for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) under the University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test has been changed. The maximum age limit for Junior Research Fellowship has been raised by two years i.e. 30 years.
Candidates who are appearing for the examination can apply through the online mode from 6th March 2018. The last date to apply for UGC NET 2018 is 5th April 2018. The exam fee can be deposited till 6th April 2018.
The Central Board of secondary education will conduct the exam on behalf of UGC. The examination will be conducted in 84 subjects at over 90 exam centers across the country. According to the official notification, the exam will be conducted on the basis of the revised exam pattern. The detailed revised exam pattern is given below.
Revised UGC NET Exam Pattern
As per as the revised NET exam pattern, instead of 3 papers, there will be 2 papers in the exam: Paper I and Paper II.
- Paper I will consist of 50 questions with 2 marks each. Every question in Paper I is compulsory with a time duration of 1 hour. Paper I will have topics like Research Aptitude, Teaching, General Awareness and Reasoning Ability. The total marks in Paper I will be 100.
- Paper II will consist of 100 questions with 2 marks each. Every question in Paper II is also compulsory with a time duration of 2 hours. Total marks of Paper II will be 200 and will contain subject related questions.
Candidates can apply for NET exam by visiting the official website i.e. cbsenet.nic.in/cms/public/home.aspx.
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