CBSE UGC NET Online Application Process Begins: Know How to Apply

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The online registration process for UGC NET 2018 exam has started on the official website. Check out the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

06 March 2018: The online registration process for CBSE UGC NET 2018 July session exam has started today on the official website The exam is conducted for Indian post-graduate students to determine their eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

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The exam is scheduled to be conducted on 08 July 2018 (Sunday). Other important dates are as follows:

  • Online submission of application form begins: 06 March 2018
  • Last date for online form submission: 05 April 2018
  • Correction in online application form: 25 April 2018 to 01 May 2018
  • Admit card availability: Third week of June 2018
  • Date of Examination: 08 July 2018 (Sunday)

Eligibility Criteria

Before moving ahead with the application process, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official information bulletin.

  • Candidates with a minimum of 55% in master’s or equivalent degree from a recognised institute are eligible to appear for the exam.
  • There is no upper age limit for the post of Assistant Professor while for the award of Junior Research Fellowship it is 30 years as on 01 July 2018.

Application Fee

Candidates applying for the National Eligibility Test (NET) are required to pay the application fee according to their category. Check below:


Application Fee



OBC (Non-creamy layer)




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How to Apply for the CBSE UGC NET 2018?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link to apply online.
  • Enter all the required details and complete the registration process.
  • When all four steps are complete, take print out of the confirmation page.

Step-by-step guide for UGC NET application form filling process.

Exam Pattern

The UGC NET exam 2018 will consist of two papers. Check out the table below for complete exam pattern:


Number of Questions




50 (all compulsory)


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


100 (all compulsory)


2 Hours (11:00 AM to 01:00 PM)

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All questions in the UGC NET 2018 exam will be of objective type. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

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