UGC NET 2018: Registration starts from Sept 1, know these points before applying

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New Delhi : Aspirants who want to take National Eligibility Test (NET) December 2018 can start applying as the registration link for NET has been activated from today, September 1. The exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). But, before applying for NET exam, be sure to check the following important points:

NET is conducted for 84 subjects in 91 selected cities of India. The exam is held to evaluate students for eligibility for Assistant Professor Post only or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or both. All those who wish to apply may do so at the official website — before September 30. Registration fee can be paid till October 1.

JRF qualified candidates will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes. The validity period of the offer will be three years. Candidates can appear in the subject of their post graduation only.

Eligibility for NET 2018

Aspirants who have obtained at least 55 per cent marks in master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in humanities and social science, computer science and applications, electronic science etc. Those who are pursuing their master’s degree or have appeared for the same (final year) and whose result is still awaited can apply.

Mode of NET exam 2018

The Examination shall only be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT).

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.

Paper I will be of 100 marks and will contain 50 questions. The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.

Paper II will be of 200 marks and will contain 100 questions. This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper-II will be compulsory.

It must be noted that the exam will be conducted in shifts now, between December 9 to 23. The first shift will be conducted from 9:30 am to 1 pm and the second one will be held from 2 pm to 5:30 pm.