UGC NET 2018 – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducting UGC NET 2018 on July 8, in offline mode. UGC NET or University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test is conducted by CBSE every year to determine the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professor and awarding Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF). Qualifying UGC NET will depend on the performance of candidates in two papers in aggregate. Candidates appearing for UGC NET 2018 exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for JRF. UGC NET 2018 is being held only for two papers instead of the earlier three. Read the article given below to find out more about UGC NET 2018.
As per the latest notification, National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET 2018 for December session in computer-based mode. UGC NET for December session will be held from December 2 to 16, 2018 in two shifts each day on Saturdays and Sundays. The application form of UGC NET 2018 for December session will be available from September 1 to 30. The result of UGC NET 2018 is expected to be declared on the last week of January 2019. The syllabus and exam pattern of UGC NET will be same as prescribed by CBSE. National Testing Agency (NTA) is an autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations of higher educational institutes.
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- From December onwards, Nation Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET 2018 in computer-based mode.
- UGC NET is conducted for 2 papers (from 2018 onwards) in place of the 3 papers earlier.
- The schedule for December session has been released. Check important dates from the table below.
UGC NET 2018 – Overview
UGC NET Full Form
University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
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UGC NET Exam Date July session
UGC NET Exam Date December session
July 8, 2018
December 2 to 16, 2018
Paper-I and Paper-II
UGC NET Exam Dates 2018 for December Session
UGC NET 2018 exam dates include important dates related to the events of the exam like application form dates, date of examination, admit card release date, etc. Candidates need to know the exam dates of UGC NET in advance to keep track of all important events and stages.
UGC NET Exam Dates 2018
Given below are the exam dates of UGC NET 2018 as announced by NTA.
The application form for UGC NET 2018 for December Session
September 1, 20118
Last to fill application form of UGC NET 2018 for December Session
September 30, 2018
UGC NET exam dates
December 2 to 16, 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Declaration of UGC NET 2018 result
Last week of January 2019
UGC NET Exam Dates 2018 for July Session
Given below are the exam dates of UGC NET 2018 as announced by CBSE.
Issuance of admit card
June 21, 2018
Date of Examination
July 8, 2018
Online registration begins
March 6, 2018
Last date to fill online application
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 to May 1, 2018
Admit card of UGC NET 2018 was released by CBSE on June 21. Candidates have to login with their application number and password generated at the time of application to access UGC NET admit card 2018. Without possessing the admit card of UGC NET, no candidate is allowed to enter the examiantion hall. It is advised that the candidates take more than one copy of the admit card to avoid any hassle. They must carry their admit card and photo IDs to exam centres at the time of exmination. The UGC NET 2018 admit card contains important information about the candidate like their registration number, category, signature, exam centre, etc.
UGC NET 2018 exam centres are the venues where the examination is being held. Exam centres of UGC NET 2018 are located in various states and cities of the country. An exam centre city can have more than one exam centres. UGC NET exam centres include the list of centre codes, state codes, name of the states and name of the cities where the exam centres are loacted.
Check below UGC NET exam centre states where the test is being held.
UGC NET 2018 Exam Centres (States)
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Jammu & Kashmir
Dadar & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2018
UGC NET 2018 eligibility criteria include requirements related to the age of the candidates, educational qualification, reservation, etc. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2018 before applying for the exam. Read more about UGC NET eligibility criteria 2018 below.
The eligibility criteria of UGC NET 2018 is majorly related to the following:
Educational Qualification Criteria of UGC NET 2018
Age Criteria of UGC NET 2018
Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor) – UGC NET 2018
UGC NET Application Form 2018
Application form of UGC NET 2018 was available from March 6, 2018, in online mode. The last date to fill UGC NET application form was April 5, 2018. Candidates need to check the eligibility of UGC NET before filling the UGC NET Application Form 2018. Read the following details about application form of UGC NET 2018.
Pre-requisites while applying for UGC NET 2018
A photo ID
Images of passport size photograph and signature in the prescribed size.
Mode of online payment.
Stages of online application of UGC NET 2018
Entering details in the application form
Uploading images of photograph and signatures in the prescribed size
UGC NET application fee
For general category candidates – Rs. 1000
For OBC (noncreamy layer) – Rs. 500
For SC/ST/PWD/Transgender – Rs. 250
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018
As mentioned in the notification, the exam pattern of UGC NET 2018 has been changed. There are two papers instead of three. It is important that the candidates check the exam pattern of UGC NET 2018 to understand the essential details like mode of the examination, time duration, the language of the question papers, number of questions, patterns of Paper-I and II, etc.
Time and date of UGC NET 2018
Both papers I and II are being conducted on July 8, 2018. Time of the exams is given below in the table.
Date, Time and Duration
July 8 (9:30 am to 10:30 am) - 1 hour
July 8 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm) - 2 hours
Exam pattern of UGC NET 2018
The question papers of UGC NET will be bilingual (Hindi & English).
UGC NET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode. OMR sheets will be provided to the candidates to mark their answers.
Each question in both papers I and II will carry 2 marks. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. All questions in both papers I and II will be compulsory.
Paper-I will have 50 questions of objective nature. It will assess the candidates of their teaching ability and research aptitude. Paper-I will carry 100 marks.
UGC NET paper-II will have 100 questions based on the subjects chosen by the candidate. Paper-II will carry 200 marks.
UGC NET Syllabus 2018
The syllabus of UGC NET 2018 includes the topics from where the questions in the exam will be asked in papers I and II. Having the knowledge of the UGC NET syllabus 2018 in advance will help the candidates in effective preparation.
Click here to find the complete syllabus of UGC NET 2018.
Syllabus of UGC NET Paper-I
Questions of UGC NET paper-I will be based on reasoning ability, general awareness, comprehension and divergent thinking. Candidates must attempt all 50 questions compulsarily.
Syllabus of UGC NET Paper-II
Candidates can pick subjects from a list of around 100 subjects for paper-II. 100 questions will be asked from the subjects that the candidates choose. All questions will be mandatory. Economics, Psychology, Malayalam, German, Dance, Music, etc. are some of the subjects that applicants can choose from. The marking scheme of paper-II will be same as paper-I.
CBSE will release the answer key of UGC NET 2018 after the exam has been conducted. Candidates can use the UGC NET answer key to make an estimation of their score. Candidates can check their answers against the answers given in the answer key of UGC NET 2018. The links of the answer key will be updated here.
UGC NET Question Papers 2018
Question papers of UGC NET 2018 will be released by CBSE later. UGC NET question papers of previous years are available for candidates to practice. Practicing UGC NET question papers and sample papers will help candidates inefficient preparations. Solving question papers of UGC NET will help aspirants to be more accurate while taking the exam, manage time and improve their problem-solving skills.
CBSE has not released the date on which the result of UGC NET will be declared. UGC NET result 2018 is expected to be released in the month of September. The link to UGC NET result 2018 will be updated here. The result of UGC NET 2018 will include the scorecard of the candidate. It will also mention the maximum marks and percentage of marks.
UGC NET Merit List 2018
Merit list of UGC NET 2018 will be published along with UGC NET result 2018. The UGC NET merit list includes roll numbers of candidates that have qualifies for the eligibility of Assistant Professor and award of JRF. The merit list of UGC NET 2018 will be made on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates. Different merit lists will be prepared for those qualifying for JRF and those qualifying exam for Assistant Professor.
Cut off of UGC NET 2018 is the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. The cut off is announced in two ways, one is the qualifying cut off and subject-wise cut off. As per UGC, general category candidates need to secure an aggregate of 40% and reserved category candidates need 35% aggregate marks in both the papers in order to qualify UGC NET 2018.
UGC NET 2018 – Pay Scale (as per 7th Pay Commission)
The pay scale of Assistant Professor has gone up with the 7th pay commission. The qualified candidates of UGC NET can apply for lecturership as Assistant Professors in universities and colleges recognized by UGC across India. While candidates qualifying UGC NET for JRF will get a monthly stipend to pursue PhD. Existing UGC pay scale for Assistant Professors before the 7th pay commission on entry level was around Rs. 47,000 and now it has been revised to be around Rs. 60,000. To check the pay scale of Assistant Professors prescribed by UGC – Click Here.
FAQs related to UGC NET 2018
Ques. What documents do I have to take to the exam centre of UGC NET 2018?
Ans. Candidates need to carry an ID along with their admit card to the exam centres of UGC NET 2018. Candidates are not permitted in the exam halls without the admit card and identity proof.
Ques. When can I apply for UGC NET 2018?
Ans. Application form of UGC NET 2018 was available online from March 6 to April 5, 2018. Aspiring candidates can apply for the next session of UGC NET. The next session of UGC NET will be conducted next year. Details of UGC NET 2019 will be updated on this page.
Ques. What is the age criteria of UGC NET 2018?
Ans. Candidates applying for JRF must not be over 30 years of age as on January 1, 2018. there is no age limit for those applying for eligibility as Assistant Professors.
Ques. What is the educational qualification required to appear for UGC NET 2018?
Ans. General candidates need to have 55% marks in aggregate in their master's programme. Reserved category and special category candidates (SC/ST/PwDs/OBC non-creamy layer)need 50% marks in aggregate in their masters degree.
Ques. When is the result of UGC NET declared?
Ans. CBSE has not yet announced the release date of UGC NET result 2018. The result of UGC NET is expected to be released in the month of September.
Ques. What is the application fee of UGC NET 2018?
Ans. UGC NET application fee Rs. 1000 for general category candidates, Rs. 500 for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/PwDs.
Ques. Are paper I and II conducted on the same day?
Ans. Paper I and II of UGC NET 2018 are being conducted on July 8, 2018. Time for paper-I is 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and paper-II is 11:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.