The National Eligibility Test (NET) is all set to be conducted on Sunday by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam is conducted by CBSE on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow in Indian universities and colleges. NET will be conducted in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities. This year for the first time, instead of 3 papers, there will be only 2 – paper 1 and paper 2. But before heading for the examinations, there are certain instructions one has to keep in mind to ensure a tension-free examination experience.
1. Paper pattern
The UGC NET 2018 paper consists of two papers. Both the papers will have only objective type questions and will be held in two separate sessions as under:
Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be 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 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
All the questions of Paper - II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper - III (including all electives, without options).
2. Admit card
This is the most important document which candidates need to carry inside the examination hall. The admit card contains details such as roll number, examination venue, exam duration, name and other important information. UGC NET 2018 admit card has been uploaded on the website cbsenet(.)nic(.)in. No admit cards will be sent to the candidates by post. The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card also along with their printout of online admit card on the day of examination. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination whose admit card is not issued by the Board.
3. Examination venue
The candidates are requested to ascertain their venue of the UGC NET 2018 test mentioned in the admit card and appear in the examination only at the designated examination center. No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him/her in the admission card.
The frisking of candidates will be properly done at the main gate of every examination centres to ensure fair conduct of examination. The candidates should report at the examination center 2 hrs 30 minutes prior to commencement of examination and cooperate with the invigilators in frisking.
5. Watches not allowed in examination halls
Candidates should note that a wall clock will be put in all the examination halls/rooms to keep an eye on time. Hence, the candidates are not allowed to wear any type of watch in the hall/room.
6. Prohibited Items
The use of calculators of Log Tables in UGC NET 2018 is not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers, electronic devices, bits of paper, books/note books etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/Room. The candidates found in possession of any of these items in the examination hall/room will be treated as practicing unfair means and as a result his/her results will not be declared.
7. OMR sheet
Candidates will not be allowed to write any question from the Test Booklet on the Admission Card or on any other paper.
The candidate shall have to return the OMR Sheet of Paper I & II to the Invigilator before leaving the examination hall/room
The candidates will find the Answer Sheet placed inside the sealed Test Booklet. The seal will be broken/ opened by the candidates on the announcement by the invigilator and the Answer Sheet shall be taken out. Do not open/break the seal before the announcement. The candidates should verify the serial number and series of the Test Booklet with the serial number and series of OMR sheet. In case of any variation, the Test Booklet and OMR sheet should be immediately returned to the invigilator for the replacement with another set of same series available in the examination hall/centre.
Each Answer Sheet will have a pre-printed Test Booklet Code like A, B, C or D. The candidates are required to check that the Test Booklet Code pre-printed on the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet.
The Answer Sheet used will be of a special type which will be scanned on Optical Scanner.
The candidate will not do any rough work on the Answer Sheet. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet itself.