National Eligibility Test 2018 or NET 2018 is a national level exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education on behalf of University Grants Commission(UGC). This national level test is a qualifying exam for lectureship in universities. It is also mandatory for some research programs.
|Exam Mode||Offline (Pen and Paper based)|
|Number of papers||3|
|Number of sections||Paper 1- General Exam Paper 2- Subject Specific Paper 3- Subject Specific|
|Question Paper Type||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Exam duration||Paper I - 1hour 15 mins Paper II - 1 hour 15 mins Paper III - 2 hours 30 minutes|
|Exam language||English and Hindi|
UGC NET 2018 is essential for candidates trying for lectureship positions. It also exempts students from having to complete an M.Phil degree as many universities in India provide eligibility relaxation to students who have cleared NET.
CBSE UGC NET 2018 consists of only Multiple-Choice Questions. It has three parts - Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 or the General Paper consists of questions based on mathematics, logical reasoning and teaching aptitude. It is common for all the candidates. Paper 2 and Paper 3 are subject papers and test the expertise of the candidate in the related subject.
|S.No||Paper Specification||No Of Questions||Time|
|1||Paper 1 (General Paper)||60 questions out of which 50 are to be attempted||1 hour 15 minutes|
|2||Paper 2 (Subject Related)||50 questions; all are compulsory||1 hour 15 minutes|
|3||Paper 3 (Subject Related)||75 questions; all are compulsory||2 hours 30 minutes|
As already discussed above, the Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on July 2018 in three separate session as under:
UGC CBSE NET Exam Syllabus is varied and depends on the subject that the candidate has selected. This is the reason why candidates are advised to write their exam in their Masters subject.
Since the eligibility criteria for NET exam is a Masters’ degree. It is essential that candidates revise their Bachelors and Masters syllabus thoroughly and are aware of the research advances in their field.
Candidates should try and solve model question papers and go through previous years’ question papers.
Since it is difficult to prepare for an exam without knowing the pattern, scheme, and type of questions, candidates should take help of various books available in the market that will present them with consolidates syllabus. And make it easier to prepare for this exam.
Some of the important publication that can greatly help in the preparation of UGC CBSE NET are
For Paper 1 some of the books that can be consulted are –
|1.||Trueman’s UGC NET/SLET General Paper I||M. Gagan (Author), Sajit Kumar||Danika Publishing Company; 2015 edition|
|2.||UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude||Arihant express||Arihant Publication; Ninth edition (2017)|
|3.||CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude||KVS Madaan||Pearson Education; Second edition|
|4.||UGC NET/SET Paper 1||--||McGraw Hill Education; Second edition|
|5.||CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude||Dr. M S Ansari & RPH Editorial Board||Ramesh Publishing House|
|1.||Trueman’s UGC NET Paper 1 (Hindi)||by Sanjay Gupta, A.K. Singh||Trueman’s|
|2.||UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Shikshan Avum Shodh Abhiyogita||--||Arihant; Fifth edition|
|3.||UGC NET/ SET – Paper 1 (Hindi)||--||McGraw Hill Education|
For Paper 2 and Paper 3, candidates are advised to check the same publishers for subject specific material. Some of the books are:
|Economics||for UGC-NET / SLET and Other Competitive Examinations||Atlantic|
|UGC NET/SLET Economics Guide Paper II & III||Ramesh Publishing House|
|Political Science||UGC NET/SLET Political Science||Cosmos Book hive’s|
|UGC-NET Political Science Previous Year’s Papers (Solved)||R Gupta|
|Philosophy||UGC NET / SLET Philosophy||A.M. Tripathy|
|UGC NET/SLET Paper II Philosophy||Cosmos Book hive|
|Sociology||Modern UGC NET / SLET Sociology||Anmol Publisher|
|Anthropology||UGC NET / SET Anthropology||A. M. Tripathi|
The first and the foremost step should be to get the complete information about the course and the exam including its syllabus, paper pattern, time duration, its purpose, etc.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.