CBSE UGC NET 2018 notification: The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the official notification for the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018 at cbsenet.nic.in. Candidates who wish to apply for the same can visit the official website now and check the notification. According to the released notification, “It is notified that CBSE will conduct the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor on 08th July, 2018 (Sunday).” It adds that, “The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the website https://cbsenet.nic.in from 01st February, 2018. The candidates are required to apply online from 06th March, 2018. The last date for applying online is 05th April, 2018 and fee can be paid up to 06th April, 2018.”
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 will be divided into two papers. While Paper 1 will consist of 50 compulsory questions, it will be conducted for 1 hour. The Paper 2 will have 100 compulsory questions and will be conducted for a total duration of 2 hours. While the total marks for Paper 1 will be 100; it will be 200 for Paper 2. Here are the specifications for the two papers-
Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of 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-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
The Central Board of Secondary Education, on behalf of UGC conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) every year for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges. CBSE conducts NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected NET Examination Cities spread across the country.