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NET 2018 - National Eligibility Test

NET 2018 - National Eligibility Test
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The National Eligibility Test (NET): also known as UGC NET or CBSE NET is held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to select candidates for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or both in Indian universities and colleges. The purpose of this test is to gauge the aptitudes, capabilities, skills and qualities that a university teacher/researcher are expected to have against a minimum established benchmark.

NET July 2018: Important Dates 

Apply Online (Start Date)

06th March, 2018 (Tuesday)

Last Date for Applying

05th April, 2018 (Thursday)

Corrections in Application (online)

April 25th, 2018 - May 05th, 2018

Last Date for Payment of Fees

06th April, 2018 (Friday)

Admit Card Download

3rd Week of June 2018

Scheduled Date of NET

08th July, 2018 (Sunday)




Other Backward Classes (OBC)




Rs. 500/-

Rs. 250/-

The examination fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or through e-challan (payable at Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank) specified during the online application process.

Additional Charges: Applicable when payment made through credit/debit cards



Credit Card

1.20 % of Examination Fee + service tax

Debit Card

0.75% of Examination Fee + service tax

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification: Master’s Degree or Equivalent*


Minimum Score %
(without rounding off)


LLM Degree Holders

Women Candidates

Research Experience Candidates

Armed Forces


Other Backward Classes(OBC)

Scheduled Caste(SC)

Scheduled Tribe(ST)

Persons with Disability(PwD)

Third Gender

Ph.D. Degree Holders*


*Universities/institutions recognized by UGC. Check Here for the list.
*Master’s Completed by 19.09.1991

Age Limit (as on 01.07.2018)

I. Junior Research Fellowship


Age Limit


30 Years or Less

LLM Degree Holders

33 Years or Less

Women Candidates

Research Experience Candidates

Armed Forces

Other Backward Classes(OBC)

Scheduled Caste(SC)

Scheduled Tribe(ST)

Persons with Disability(PwD)

Third Gender

Ph.D. Degree Holders

35 Years or Less

II.  Assistant Professor

 No Upper Age Limit.

Examination Format

The examination will consist of 2 papers (objective Type only) held on July 8th, 2018 as per the details below:







Paper I



1 Hour

09:30 AM – 10-30AM

Creative Thinking
General Knowledge

Paper II



2 Hours

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

As per Subject selected by the candidate

*All questions in both papers carry 2 marks each and are all compulsory. The answers would have to be marked on separately provided OMR sheets for each paper.


Current approved syllabus is available across 94 categories. Complete Syllabus (subject wise) is available Here in pdf format for download.

Admit Card

No admit cards will be sent via post. The admit cards can only be downloaded post 3rd week of June 2018 from the CBSE website here. The Examination Center will be clearly mentioned on the admit card and no requests to change the same will be entertained.

How to Apply Online

Before you begin please keep the following handy:

  1. Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).

  2. Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30 kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).

  3. Proof of Identification (One of the following):

                I.            Aadhaar Number

                                 II.            Aadhaar Enrollment Number

                               III.            Passport

                              IV.            Bank Account

                               V.            Ration Card

                             VI.            Other valid Govt Identity Card

Step 1:
Visit CBSE website here and click on the Link at the bottom of the page “Apply for NET July 2018” or alternatively click Here.

Step 2:
Select the Option “Apply for July-2018” under the left section labelled New Candidate Registration.

Step 3:
Read the instruction page and scroll to the bottom. Then put a check mark on I have download Information Bulletin and read all the instructions. Then click on Proceed to Apply Online.

Step 4:
Enter the following basic information to get started, especially a proof of Identification:

  • Nationality

  • State/UT which you belong

  • Identification Type

  • Candidate's Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Gender

Step 5:
Now comes the main Application form. Read and Fill each field carefully. Remember the password you’ll be creating on this page for your application and then click Next.

Step 6:
Upload Images (Signature and Passport size photograph)

Step 7:
Pay UGC NET fee, via Credit Card/Debit Card or Bank Challan.

Step 8:
Download and Take a Printout of the Confirmation Page for your reference.

Read detailed General Instructions Here.

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