UGC NET | Number of Papers, JRF Age Limit, Pattern

CBSE University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) 2018: Major changes in number of papers, pattern, Age Limit, examination roadmap.

UGC NET 2018 major changes | Read for the change in number of papers, paper pattern, age limit for jrf etc.CBSE has announced major changes in the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (CBSE UGC NET) 2018. Below are the changes any UGC NET aspirant must know:

Number of Papers and Paper Pattern in UGC NET 2018

1. There will be two papers now, earlier there were three papers.

2. Paper 1 is a general aptitude. It will be of 100 marks with 50 questions of 2 marks each. The general aptitude test will test the candidate’s teaching and research aptitude.

Timing: 9.30 am to 10.30 am. (Duration: ONE HOUR)

3. Paper 2 will be the subject paper. It will be of 200 marks with 100 objective type compulsory questions of two marks each.

Timing: 11 am to 1 pm. (Duration: TWO HOURS)

Age Limit for UGC NET JRF increased to 30 years


The age limit of JRF has been increased from 28 years to 30 years. A UGC NET aspirant must know that, there are two aspects of UGC NET Exam. Read carefully:

Every candidate who succeeds in the examination (those who qualify the examination) gets a NET score or if said in other words is called UGC NET qualified. All such candidates can use this NET score for positions of assistant professors and junior research fellows in various Universities.

Out of all the successful candidates, only a section get JRF or Junior Research Fellowship as well. A candidate’s score and age determine who gets the opportunity of JRF. Both the conditions must be satisfied for the JRF opportunity. A candidate must not only be higher up in the final merit list, he/she must also not have exceeded 30 years of age.

How to apply

  • A detailed notification will be available Here from February 1.
  • Candidates can apply online for CBSE UGC NET from March 6
  • Last date to apply online is April 5
  • Fee can be paid up to April 6.

UGC NET 2018 Examination Date


Sunday, July 8, 2018