UGC NET Exam Changes 2018 - Exam on 8ThJuly 2018

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UGC NET for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Exam conducted on 8th July 2018. As per the revised scheme, test will conducts two papers. Upper age limit for appearing in JRF raised by two years (28 years to 30 years) . Candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detail on cbsenet. nic. in

UGC NET Exam Changes 2018

Below details of exam are not decided. It will be notifies on 1st February 2018.

What is not known as per the notification is the following details:

Who will be conducts: NTA/CBSE

Exam mode: Online/Paper based

Exam conducted in year: Once/Two times

Exam Pattern

Table Shows the Exam Pattern
PaperNew PatternOld Pattern
MarksNo. of QuestionsDurationMarksNo. of QuestionsDuration
Paper I100501 hour100501 hr 15 min
Paper II2001002 hour100501 hr 15 min
Paper IIINil--150752.5 hrs


Consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions.

Each carrying 2 marks.

Primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinkimg and general awareness of the candidates.

Paper - II:

Consist of 100 objective type questions.

Each questions carrying 2 marks.

It will be based on subject selected by candidates.

Important Dates

Table Shows the Important Dates of Exam
Exam date8th July 2018 (Sunday)
Application form process started6th March 2018
Last Date of apply5th April 2018
Last date of paid up fees6th April 2018


Weightage of paper 1 has increased since previously it was 100 marks from 350 marks and now it is 100 marks from 350 marks.

Make sure you give ample weightage to paper 1

Also, time has reduced to only 3 hours for the whole paper from 5 hours previously.

So speed is a key now.

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