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Odishatv Bureau

BHubaneswar/New Delhi: The wait of the students is finally over as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the dates for the conduct of next UGC-NET 2018 for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Eligibility for Assistant Professor.

As per a notification issued by the CBSE, the exam will be conducted on July 8, 2018 (Sunday).

The upper age limit for appearing in JRF has also been raised by two years, i.e. from the existing upper age limit of 28 years to 30 years. However, the age relaxation will be same as it was earlier.

The candidates are required to apply online from March 6, 2018. Applications will be open for a month and the last date of applying online is April 5, 2018 and the fees can be paid on or before April 6, 2018.

Candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the official website http://cbsenet.nic.in from February 1, 2018.

As per the revised scheme, the test will consist of two papers as below:

Paper-I will be of 100 marks consisting of 50 compulsory questions. The duration of the paper will be one hour from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Paper II will again be of 100 marks consisting of 100 compulsory questions, the duration of which will be two hours, from 11 am to 1 pm on the same day.

Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying two marks. The questions will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching or research attitude of the candidate. It will be primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

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

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