CSIR : Joint CSIR – UGC Test For JRF & Eligibility For Lectureship (NET)- June, 2014


Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Human Resource Development Group

Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship

National Eligibility Test (NET), June, 2014

CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on 22nd June, 2014 (Date likely to be changed) for  determining the eligibility of the Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships  (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling  under the faculty of Science & Technology. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful  eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/  institution of higher learning and research, as applicable

A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF’ OR for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her  preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates for ‘JRF’, or  ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available & performance in the test subject to the  condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criterion. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF  (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only, except for Engineering Sciences.  Engineering Sciences candidates will only be eligible for CSIR JRF ship and are advised to opt for JRF  only in the application form.

The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of September, 2014 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st October, 2014 with the validity period of 2  years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.

Subjects of The Test:

  1. Chemical Sciences

  2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

  3. Life Sciences

  4. Mathematical Sciences

  5. Physical Sciences

  6. Engineering Sciences

Educational Qualification:

  • BS-4 years program/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS/MSc or equivalent degree with at least  55% marks for general and OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, physically and Visually Handicapped  candidates).

  • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also  eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they  complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award.

  • Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least  55% marks for general and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually  handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply.Candidates with bachelor’s degree, whether Science,  engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for  PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.

  • The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by  UGC. PhD degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50% marks  are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.

  • The candidates with the above qualification are advised to fill up their degree with percentage of marks in  column No. 18 to 21, as applicable.

Age Limit& Relaxation:

  • For JRF (NET) : Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2014 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

  • For LS (NET): No upper age limit.

Date and Scheme of The Test:

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 22nd June, 2014 ( as under:

Morning Session:





Morning Session 200 9.00 AM - 12.00 Noon 3 hrs

Evening Session:





Morning Session 200 2.00 PM -5.00 PM 3 hrs

The subjectwise schedule of examination will be notified later on. The subjectwise Schedule, date and  timing of the Test is liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. To enable the candidates to go  through the instructions printed on the OMR Answer Sheets and also to correctly fill up the required  particulars in the said OMR Answer Sheet, the same will be distributed 15 minute before the schedule  time of start of the examination. The question paper booklet shall be distributed 5 minutes before the  scheduled time of the exam & candidates are permitted to take duplicate copy of their OMR Answer  Sheet while leaving the exam venue. The actual number of questions in each part and section to be asked  & attempted may vary from exam to exam.

The Question Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version except in Engineering  Sciences, where the question booklet will be printed in English version only. The candidate opting for  Hindi medium in the Application Form, will be given bilingual Question Booklet and Candidate opting  for English medium including candidates in Engineering Sciences, will be given Question Booklet  printed in English Version only. The candidate will be required to answer as per option exercised in the  application Form.

Syllabus of The Test :

The question paper shall be divided in to three parts, (A, B & C) as per syllabus & Scheme of Exam.

  • Part 'A' shall be common to all subjects including Engineering Sciences.This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.

  • In Engineering Sciences, Part ‘B’ shall contain questions pertaining to Mathematics & Engineering Aptitude & Part ‘C’shall contain subject related multiple choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics in the syllabus. And for other disciplines:

  • Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

  • Part 'C' shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem.

  • Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per scheme of Exam.

Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single MCQ Paper is given in the Information Bulletin for this test at Appendix ‘I’ and may also be seen at CSIR website: www.csirhrdg.res.in

Examination Centres :

The test will be held at 26 Centres spread all over India, as specified below: Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi,Guntur,Guwahati,Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee,Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

Examination Fee :

  • General : Rs.400/-
  • Other Backward Classes(OBC) : Rs. 200/-
  • SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH): Rs.100/-

How To Apply:

  • Interested & eligible candidates may apply Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG website: www.csirhrdg.res.in. In order to apply Online the candidates are required to download Bank challan Performa from the above website and then deposit the requisite examination fee in any of the Indian Bank branches  throughout the country. Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print  out of the Application Form, paste his/her recent black & white photograph, put his/her signature at the  required space, attach requisite certificates and send alongwith CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank  Challan in an envelope super scribed with Subject Code, Centre Code & Medium Code to Sr. Controller of  Examination, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue,  Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on or before 08.03.2014 (14.03.2014 for remote areas). Before  applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG  website.

  • Online applications without hard copy or bank challan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be  summarily rejected. Candidates should note that successful submission of online application does not  mean that they have been registered for this test. To ensure their candidature, candidates should check their  registration status on our website tentatively between 20th - 27th May 2014 and afterwards their request shall  not be considered

Important Dates:

  • Date of Single MCQ Examination : Tentatively on  22.06.2014

  • Date of Start of On -  Line Submission : 10.02.2014

  • Date of Close of Deposit of Fee (All Station) 03.03.2014:

  • Date of Close of Online Submission of Application (All Station) : 04.03.2014

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Courtesy: CSIR HRDG