Candidates wanting to appear for the UGC NET 2018 can still file their applications as the date of submission of the form date has been extended till 12 April 2018. The last date for submitting the fees has also been extended till 13 April 2018.
The Central Board of Secondary Education is holding the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship will be held on 8 July 2018. It will be conducted in 84 subjects at 91 selected NET Examination cities spread across the country.
Whether or not a candidate is awarded the JRF or is considered eligible for Assistant Professor or both will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET in aggregate. The candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF. Candidate appearing in NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both or only for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.
The result of the UGC-NET will be made available on the official websites: cbsenet.nic.in after it is declared. The candidate will not be individually intimated about their result. The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor.
The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them.
The validity period of the JRF offer is three years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, in case the candidates who have already joined M. Phil./Ph.D., the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.
The examination fee for general category is Rs 1000, for other backward classes is Rs 500 and for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates is Rs 250.