CBSE had earlier released the UGC NET July 2018 examination notification and brought around some changes in the exam pattern and eligibility criteria. The exam will be conducted on July 8 in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities spread across the country.
Here are all the important dates:
- Submission of online application form- March 6, 2018
- Last date for Applying Online- April 5,2018
- Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank challan, at any branch of (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank) or through credit/debit card- April 6, 2018
- Correction in Particulars of application form on the website- April 25, 2018 to May 1, 2018
- Date of Examination- July 8, 2018
Here's how you can apply:
Log onto cbsenet.nic.in. Make sure you have the following scanned images. Keep all certificates and important documents handy too.
(Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30 kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).
Fill out all the details for applying online. Candidates have to select the option of payment of examination fee either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form.
- Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test.
- Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Masters degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test.
- The upper age limit for appearing in JRF has also been raised by two years, i.e. from the existing upper age limit of 28 years to 30 years (the relaxation as earlier will remain same).
The exam pattern:
From this year, instead of 3 papers, there will be only 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.
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.