Some Important Changes for CBSE UGC NET July 2018

CBSE UGC NET July 2018

Some Important Changes


Some important changes have been observed in CBSE UGC NET July 2018 notification. The changes are:

  1. Age Limit has been increased from 28 years to 30 years for Unreserved Categories. Now, UR candidates can appear for NET-JRF until the age of 30 years ( as on 1st July 2018). A relaxation for the upper age limit for OBC, SC/ST, PwD, Women and LLM candidates are as previous notification (up to 5 years).
  2. The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions as under:
Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 50 questions all are


1 Hour (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.) IST
Second II 200 100 questions all are


2 Hours (11:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.) IST


Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

All the questions of Paper – II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper – III (including all electives, without options).


Find here: Complete Syllabus of All subjects for CBSE UGC NET Exam


  1. Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research fellowship will be eligible to receive the fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in universities/IITs/institutions. The validity period of the offer is three years e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter.
  2. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET in aggregate.

The remaining terms and conditions for CBSE UGC NET exam are same. For any clarification, you can visit the official notification of CBS UGC NET July 2018.