UGC NET 2018 mock test to be released by NTA in November

UGC NET 2018 mock test to be released by NTA in November

National Testing Agency (NTA) is scheduled to conduct UGC NET 2018 from December 9 – 23 at over 250 centres across India. All candidates interested in applying for the exam can fill UGC NET application form on the official website of NTA latest by September 30, 2018. Admit cards for UGC NET will be released by the agency on November 19, 2018.

In December 2018, for the first time ever UGC NET is scheduled to be conducted as a Computer-Based Test (CBT). The exam will consist of two papers – Paper I and II. Both the papers will contain only objective-type multiple choice questions and will be attempted by candidates with a break of 30 minutes. Paper I will be of one hour duration and paper II will be of two hours duration. For further clarity on UGC NET exam pattern candidates can refer the table below:


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In order to acquaint candidates with the online format of the test, NTA is scheduled to release UGC NET mock test in November, 2018. Regarding the same, the official website states, “A sample/mock test will be available on UGC NET website: in November, 2018 for practice purpose and to give the candidate the look and feel of the Computer Based Test (CBT).” Candidates appearing for the teaching eligibility test are advised to take a look at UGC NET previous year question papers for better understanding of exam pattern and syllabus.

Candidates must note that in order to get candidates, especially those located in remote and rural areas of the country, acquaint with the CBT format of the test NTA has also established various Test Practice Centres (TPCs). The facility is completely free of cost for candidates. All interested candidates can fill the online registration form available on the official website of NTA to register for a TPC. After registrations are done, all candidates will be allotted TPCs at convenient locations where they can practice for the test on a given computer. The entire experience of using a computer will be close to taking a computer-based test. By practicing for the exam at a test practice centre, candidates will be able to make themselves familiarise with the following aspects of the exam:

  • System logging
  • Detailed instructions regarding the test
  • Usage of the mouse or numeric keyboard (virtual) for attempting each question
  • Scrolling to the next question
  • Navigation between questions
  • Review, edit and submission of answers

UGC NET 2018 is being conducted by the newly formed NTA in order to determine the eligibility of candidates for ‘only Assistant Professor’ and ‘both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor. All candidates who clear UGC NET will be eligible to work as Assistant Professors in Indian universities and colleges. Also, candidates who qualify for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will be eligible to pursue their career in the field of research.

In order to clear UGC NET candidates must secure minimum 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ OBC Non-Creamy Layer/ PwD) aggregate marks in paper I and II taken together. However, it may be noted that only 6% of the candidates clearing UGC NET exam are declared eligible for Assistant Professor only or both Assistant Professor and JRF.

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