CBSE UGC NET 2018 application submission date extended, exam on July 8
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the application form submission date for UGC NET examination 2018.
The last date for applying online has been extended to April 12 and the fee can be paid up to 11.59pm on April 13. Earlier, the last date for applying online was April 5, and the fee could be paid until April 6.
The National Eligibility Test will be conducted on July 8.
The CBSE conducts the exam on the behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of assistant professor in Indian universities and colleges as well as the Junior Research Fellowship.
Candidates applying for the exam should have secured at least 55% marks in a post-graduate or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by the UGC. Candidates from Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to the non-creamy layer, Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and people with disabilities (PwD) are eligible if they have secured at least 50% marks in post-graduate or equivalent examination.
For JRF, candidates should not be more than 30 years on July 1, 2018. There is relaxation of age for SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy), transgender, women, candidates having research experience, etc. For assistant professor exam, there is no upper age limit for applying.
There will be two papers conducted on the same day.
Paper 1 will have 50 objective type compulsory questions carrying two marks each. The questions will be of a 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.
Paper 2 will have 100 objective type compulsory questions carrying 2 marks each which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper – II will be compulsory, covering the entire syllabi of the earlier Paper II and Paper – III (including all electives, without options).
The admit card will be uploaded on the website cbsenet.nic.in in the third week of June.
Note: Candidates must check details like age, qualification, examination centres, application procedure, fees etc from the brochure before applying.