Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Human Resource Development Group
(Notification) Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research
Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship - 2015
CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on 21st June, 2015 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.
SUBJECTS OF THE TEST
The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:
1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences
6. Engineering Sciences
BS-4 years program/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS/MSc or equivalent
degree with at least 55% marks for general and OBC-Non Creamy layer candidates
(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
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 (Non Creamy layer) 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 CSIR 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 01-01-2015 (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
SYLLABUS OF THE TEST
The question paper shall be divided into 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
Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as
per subject wise scheme of Exam. Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single MCQ Paper
may be seen at CSIR website:
The test will be held at 26 Centres spread all over India, as specified
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.
A candidate may opt for any of the
above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted.
However, a request in writing for change of Centre may be entertained on merits,
if received in this unit latest by 20.04.2015. If sufficient number of
candidates do not opt for any of the above Centres, that particular Centre may
stand deleted from the above list OR otherwise also, the concerned candidates
may be allotted another Centre nearest to their place of residence, at the
discretion of CSIR. No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending
the test, in any circumstances.
5.1 Examination Fee: Candidates applying for the Test may deposit their
Examination fee in any branch of the Indian Bank throughout the country by
paying the following fee in cash:
||Other Backward Classes(OBC)-Non Creamy Layer
||SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH )
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 17.03.2015 (23.03.2015 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 notmean that they have been registered for this test. To ensure their
candidature, candidates should check their registration status on our website
tentatively between 15th May, 2015 - 20th May, 2015 and afterwards their request
shall not be considered. Examination fee paid through Bank Challan for a
particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination
nor refunded under any circumstances.Candidates should also check all the
columns of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly
to avoid cancellation of application, Please note that Fee submitted by any
other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
THE FEE MAY BE DEPOSITED IN ANY BRANCH OF INDIAN BANK ON ALL INDIA
The hard copy of the online application form, duly completed with requisite
enclosure should be sent by Ordinary post to the Sr. Controller of Examination,
Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite
Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012 so as to
reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 17.03.2015.
For candidates applying
from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura,
Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State, Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal
Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdweep, the application form must
reach the Sr.Controller of Examination CSIR on or before
candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure
timely receipt of their applications by the Examination Unit on or before the
closing date. CSIR shall not be responsible for any postal delay/loss in transit
of the application.
Date of Single MCQ Examination
Tentatively on 21.06.2015
||Schedule for On-Line Application (i) Start of On-Line Submission
of Application Form and Fee deposit through Bank Challan (ii) Date
of close of deposit of fee (at All stations) (iii) Date of close of
On-Line submission of Applications (at All stations)
||13.02.2015 11.03.2015 12.03.2015
||Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of on line
application in the Examination Unit
||Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of on line
application in the Examination Unit (from remote areas)
||Last Date for receipt of written request for change of
Examination Centre only on merit basis
||Tentative date of Publication of list of candidates registered
for test on CSIR, HRDG website
||Last date for accepting of representation about non-registration
for this test
||Issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidates
||Mid June, 2015
Courtesy : CSIR-UGC