CBSE UGC NET Notification 2018 – Important Dates, Pattern Change & More – New Updates

CBSE UGC NET Notification 2018 – Important Dates, Pattern Change & More – New Updates

On 8th January 2017, CBSE announced CBSE UGC NET Notification July 2018 exam. This short notification has put a stop to rumor mills that have been spreading a lot of false news around the internet.

There are major changes as per the UGC NET Notification 2018 that are:

  • The core papers – that are Paper 2 and Paper 3 – are combined into one, which is now called only Paper 2.
  • Reduced the total time from 5 hours to 3 hours only.
  • Also, reduced the total number of questions from 175 to 150 questions.
  • Interestingly, the upper age limit for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) has been increased from 28 years to 30 years.

We bring you detailed information from the CBSE UGC NET Notification and major changes that will be introduced. Also, we’ve our take and analysis on this.

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Important Dates

UGC NET Notification Announcement Date: 01st February 2018

Application start date: 05th March 2018

Last to apply: 5th April 2018

Application fee last date: 6th April 2018

Correction in Application available from: 25th April to 01st May 2018

CBSE UGC NET Exam Date: 08 July 2018 (Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 am for Paper 1 & 11 am to 1 pm for Paper 2)

New UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018

There are significant pattern changes in CBSE UGC NET exam of 2018. The total no. of questions, total time, and total marks have been reduced. Also, Paper 2 and Paper 3 are combined into one, which now only paper 2.

Following is given the new CBSE UGC NET exam of 2018:

UGC NET Main Papers: Paper 1 (General) and Paper 2 (Subject)

Paper 1:

            – Total marks: 100

            – No. of questions: 50 (all compulsory)

            – Duration: 1 Hour

Paper 2:

            – Total marks: 200

            – No. of questions: 100 (all compulsory)

            – Duration: 2 Hours

Other important changes:

– Age to qualify for JRF has been increased from 28 years to 30 years

– Syllabuses across all subjects and General Paper 1 will remain same

CBSE UGC NET Notification 2018 – Notification Below:


CBSE UGC NET Contact Information

Address: H 149 Sector, Noida 63, Uttar Pradesh – 201309

Phone: 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399529

Official website: https://cbsenet.nic.in

Email: net@cbse.gov.in

Fax: 0120-2427772

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