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UGC NET 2018: JRF age limit increased, Paper 3 withdrawn

By Vicky

The UGC NET 2018, Paper 3 has been withdrawn. The CBSE has also notified changes and increased the JRF age limit.

UGC NET 2018: JRF age limit increased, Paper 3 withdrawn

CBSE on the behalf of UGC conducts NET to assess candidates and select them for Junior Research Fellowship and for the post of Assistant Professor. Online registration for CBSE UGC NET July 2018 will begin on 6 March 2018, a day after the beginning of CBSE board exams. Official notification in this regard will be released on the official website at cbsenet.nic.in.

Unlike earlier pattern, this time the exam will comprise of two papers. Paper 1 will be of 1-hour duration and will consist of 50 compulsory questions. Paper 2 will be of 2-hour duration and will have 100 compulsory questions. While the total marks for Paper 1 will be 100; it will be 200 for Paper 2.

While paper 1 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 2 will be of the respective subject.

Age Limit

'The upper age limit for appearing in JRF has also been raised by two years: from the existing 28 years to 30 years (the relaxation as earlier will remain same).

Important Dates

  • Date of publication of notification: 1 February 2018
  • Online Application Process: 6 March 2018- 5 April 2018
  • Payment of Application Fee: Until 6 April 2018

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