Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the UGC NET July 2018 Exam on July 8, 2018. A total of 11,48,235 candidates appeared for the exam. The exam was held for 84 languages at 2,082 centers in 91 cities across the country.

The UGC NET 2018 Cut Off may dip due to the new pattern. This time many candidates expressed their disappointment with the lengthy nature of paper. The result of UGC NET 2018 is going to be announced by CBSE.


As soon as the exam was over, students moved towards social media platforms to complain about the changes and the length of the exam. This time Board changed the exam pattern. Earlier this exam was held in three papers, now paper II & III are merged into paper II. Paper II carried 50 question while paper III 75, now it is being merged into one paper of 100 question to be solved into 120 minutes.

As CBSE reduced the time duration for the first common paper so, many candidates were disappointed with the time limit for the paper.

Earlier the time limit for a paper I was 75 minutes, now the time reduced to 60 minutes but the number of questions is still the same. Many candidates left the paper unsolved due to lack of time.

It’s not that the paper was lengthy, it is the time has shortened to solve the entire paper. Some other candidates also find inconvenience in the exam center as in no belongings was allowed there. Several candidates traveled from far to appear in the  NET.

After the exam candidates were provided with NET Answer Key on July 24, 2018.  Now  CBSE is all set to announce result at cbsenet.nic.in.

According to the new norms the 6% candidates who appeared in both papers and will obtain minimum qualifying marks Paper I and II, will be declared as NET qualified.

CBSE conducted its 7th NET Exam, In the history of 7 seven years, this is the first time when such a large number of candidates registered for the exam. For easy conduction of the Test Board arranged  2,864 observers and 675 board officials.

This was the last time when CBSE conducted UGC NET on the behalf of University Grant Commission. Form now the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the UGC NET by MHRD. UGC NET Dec 2018 will be the first exam which will be conducted by the NTA.