Practice Previous Years’ Question Papers and Get through UGC NET 2018 Exam

Published on:13th June 2018

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted every year by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam is conducted for accessing the eligibility of a candidate for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and the post of Assistant Professor in Indian Universities. The exam for the year 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on 08th July 2018 (Sunday).

This article will help you in knowing the sure shot tips to crack the UGC NET 2018 Exam. Practicing previous years question papers of UGC NET exam is the answer. Before moving towards how to do this and what are the benefits of the same, let’s have a look at the changes that are introduced in this year’s exam.

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Changes in UGC NET 2018

A few changes have been introduced in the exam with effect from this year. The most important among them is the change in the exam pattern. The other one is - change in the upper age limit for the Junior Research Fellowship. It has been increased by 2 years.

Earlier, the upper age limit for JRF was 28 years. Now it has been raised to 30 years.

Changes in UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

Revisions have been made in the exam patterns of the UGC NET exam. Here are the details:

New Exam Pattern for UGC NET (to be introduced from 2018)

Paper

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

I

General Teaching and Research Aptitude

50 questions (all compulsory)

100

1 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM)

II

Subject-specific paper

100 questions (all compulsory)

200

2 Hour (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

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Old Exam Pattern for UGC NET

Paper

Subjects

Number of Question

Marks

Duration

I

General Teaching and Research Aptitude

60 out of which 50 question to be attempted

100

1¼ Hours

II

Subject-specific paper

50 questions (all compulsory)

100

1¼ Hours

III

75 questions (all compulsory)

150

2 ½ Hours

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You can see here that paper III has been eliminated from the exam.  However, as per the official notification, the complete syllabi of earlier paper 2 and paper 3 will be covered under new paper 2. So, efforts are the same. You still need to prepare for the complete syllabus.

Now coming to the topic of the article – UGC NET previous years question papers. Solving previous years’ question papers is useful in the following terms:

  • You will get an idea about the type of questions.
  • You will get familiar with the difficulty level of the questions.
  • Development of time management skills. With the change in pattern, it would be difficult to access the time. But, you can solve the papers as per the new pattern. Solve the number of questions mentioned in the new pattern.
  • Practicing the previous years’ question paper helps in increasing the question-solving speed.
  • The more you will solve the papers, the more you will acquire accuracy.

Thus, with less than a month for the UGC NET 2018 exam, you can stick to solving as many previous years’ question papers as you can. These papers are easily available on the internet or you can purchase a set of all the previous years’ question papers to save some time.

All the Best for UGC NET 2018!


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