The Central Board of Secondary Education is the exam conducting body for National Eligibility Test(NET). CBSE will be conducting UGC NET 2018 on July 8, Sunday. In a short notice, the board has called for revision of the exam pattern and eligibility criteria. The candidates clearing NET paper will be eligible for a Junior Research Fellowship or can be considered for the post of Assistant Professor. There have been major changes in exam pattern and age limit eligibility. As per the latest update, there will be two papers, paper-1 and paper-2 instead of three, which was the norm earlier. Paper-1 will be out of 100 marks and will contain 50 objective question of two marks each. These questions will be objective in nature and will test the candidates research and teaching aptitude.
Twice a Year For NET 2018
As per the latest updates the UGC National Eligibility Test will be conducted twice a year, and two paper exam of three hours duration will replace the earlier three paper system. Therefore there are more chances for the candidates to make an attempt to qualify UGC NET now.
NET-JRF Age limit Increased
In what can be deemed a major decision, authorities have increased the upper age limit for NET-JRF, which is offered through NET. The age limit has been increased by two years making it now 30 years instead of 28 years. The number of papers has also been increased from three to two which will also pave the way for more students to qualify the exam. As per the official notification registration for NET will commence from 6 March and the exam will take place on 8 July 2018.
At present NET is held twice a year July and December, for grant of Junior Research Fellowship. Also it is a qualifying exam for recruitment of Assistant Professor in universities and colleges all over India.