The UGC NET 2018 (July) notification is expected to release soon on the official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
The notification was supposed to be released on 1st February. However, due to unknown reasons, the release was delayed. The NET exam for eligibility for assistant professor and junior research fellowship will be conducted on 8th July 2018.
Also See : UGC NET 2019 (June)
Last year, in April, the board proposed that the UGC NET exam is conducted just once a year. The proposal was made as only 17 percent of the registered candidates give the exam out of which only 4 percent qualify the exam. However, the board has not taken any action and according to recent notifications, the exam will be conducted twice a year. Here, are some changes to the exam that you should know:
1.Instead of three-paper, the exam will be of two-paper format. The first paper will have objective questions that will test the candidates’ aptitude, teaching abilities, and approach towards engaging students. The second paper will include 100 questions which will have to be attempted within 2 hours.
2.The minimum age for applying to the post of Junior Research Fellow has been made to 30 years from 28 years.
3.The duration of the exam has been cut short to three hours from five and a half hours. 1 hour will be given to finish paper 1 consisting of 50 questions. Paper 2 will be two hours long.
Last year, the NET was conducted on 5th November at 1700 exam centers across 91 cities. About 9.3 lakh candidates registered for the exam.
For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website