UGC NET Exam 2018 Notified; UGC makes drastic changes in exam pattern

UGC NET Exam 2018 Notified; UGC makes drastic changes in exam pattern.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting UGC NET 2018 on July 8, Sunday. In a short notification, the board has announced revision in exam pattern and eligibility criteria. Candidates who clear the paper will be eligible for a junior research fellowship or can be considered for the post of assistant professors. A detailed official notification will be published on the website cbsenet.nic.in on February 1. Registrations for the regarding National Eligibility Test 2018 will begin from March 6 and will continue till April 5.

QUEST EDUCATION offers a five months weekend and regular coaching program, for following UGC-NET subjects:

  • English
  • Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/  Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management
  • Commerce
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Management
  • Home Science
  • Computer Science and Applications

The program includes intensive coaching for  Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III
(Paper III, new Pattern-Objective Type- is followed). All eligible candidates can join.
For more details and registration contact the coordinator at Quest Education.
 

For the first time, major changes have been introduced regarding exam pattern and age limit eligibility. Check out the following changes:

— Instead of 3 papers, there will be only 2 papers – paper 1 and paper 2.

Paper 1: It will be of 100 marks and will contain 50 objective type compulsory questions. Each question will carry 2 marks and will be of general nature and will test the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.The duration of the same will be one hour (9:30 am to 10:30 am).

Paper 2: It will be of 100 marks and will contain 100 objective type compulsory questions. Each question will carry 2 marks and will be based on the subject opted by the candidate. The duration of the same will be two hours (11 am to 1 pm).

Age limit increased: The age limit has been raised by 2 years. Earlier, the upper age limit for appearing for JRF was 28 years, but now, it has been increased to 30 years.

Last year, CBSE successfully conducted NET on November 5 and about 9.30 lakh candidates had registered for the same. The exam was conducted in 91 cities at 1700 exam centres. To help differently-abled candidates, 25 minutes additional time was provided for paper–I and paper–II, while 50 minutes additional time was provided during paper III to such candidates.

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UGC NET Pattern 2018

UGC NET Exam Pattern Changed

As per an official notification released by CBSE, UGC NET exam pattern is changed. Check UGC NET 2018 exam pattern below:

UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern: Going forward, UGC NET will consist of two different papers (Paper I, II) conducted in two sessions. Candidates will need to appear for these two papers in order to be eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor only.

Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
First I 50 (Questions to be attempted – All) 100 1 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
Second II 100 (Questions to be attempted – All) 200 2 Hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Total - 150 350 3 Hours

The official website informs, “Paper I is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.” The website also informs, “All the questions of Paper II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper III (including all electives, without options).”

Marking scheme: Two marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking in the exam.

UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper I

Exam pattern for paper I is such that the question paper will be divided into 10 sections as mentioned below:

Section Questions Marks
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Reading Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
People & Environment 5 10
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10
Total 50 100

Candidates can also view UGC NET 2017 exam pattern for reference below:

UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern: UGC NET 2017 exam pattern was such that there were three different papers (Paper I, II, and III) conducted in three sessions. Candidates had to appear for all the three papers in order to be eligible for being awarded JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor only.

Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
First I 50 (Questions to be attempted – All) 100 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Second II 50 (Questions to be attempted – All) 100 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Third III 75 (Questions to be attempted – All) 150 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Total - 185 (Questions to be attempted – 175) 350 5 Hours

Marking scheme: Two marks were awarded for each correct answer. There was no negative marking in the exam.

source: indianexpress

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