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CBSE UGC NET 2018: Here’s everything you need to know about the new changes

A notification by the Central Board of Secondary Education says the NET examination is scheduled to be held on Sunday, July 8

education Updated: Jan 23, 2018 19:29 IST
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The CBSE UGC NET exam will now have two papers instead of three.(HT Photo)

The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced major changes in the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (CBSE UGC NET) 2018, which will be held on July 8, 2018.

A short notification by CBSE, dated January 8, says the NET examination is scheduled to be held on Sunday, July 8. Candidates who clear this examination are eligible for positions of assistant professors and junior research fellows.

Here are the changes

1. There will be two papers now, instead of three papers.

2. Paper 1 is a general aptitude test to assess the candidate’s teaching and research aptitude. The one-hour paper, from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, will be of 100 marks, with 50 questions of two marks each.

3. Paper 2 will test candidates on the subject they have chosen. It will be of 200 marks and carry 100 objective type compulsory questions each of two marks. The duration of this paper will be two hours, from 11 am to 1 pm.

4. The age limit of JRF has been increased from 28 years to 30 years.

How to apply

a. A detailed notification will be available on from February 1.

b.Candidates can apply online for UGC NET from March 6

c. Last date to apply online is April 5

d. Fee can be paid up to April 6.

First Published: Jan 23, 2018 18:29 IST