Monday, 28 January 2013


Joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) jUNE 2013


Important dates
Date of CSIR UGC NET examination: 23rd June, 2013 (Sunday)
Application Form: The CSIR UGC NET JRF 2013 application form and information bulletin for this test will be available in the designated branches of Indian Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce from 05th February, 2013 to 01st March, 2013

The candidate may apply either through application form available in the aforesaid bank branches or online on website between 05th February, 2013 to 01st March, 2013

The candidate applying online will be required to deposit the requisite examination fee through bank challan in any of the Indian Bank branches through out the country

Information bulletin with detailed information, validity period/joining date, instructions for online application and bank challan proforma are available on website
The last date for receipt of duly completed OMR application or duly completed hard copy of online submitted application form, with the required enclosures to the Sr Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, HRDG, CSIR, Complex, Opp Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 is 07th March, 2013 (for remote areas 13th March, 2013)

The final result of Joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship, National Eligibility Test (NET) Will be declared by CSIR
Roll numbers of successful candidates shall be available on CSIR HRDG website

A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF + Lectureship’ both or for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/She may indicate his/her preference in the O.M.R. Application Form/Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates applying for ‘JRF + LS’ for ‘Lectureship only’ depending on  number of fellowships available and 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.
Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF – NET) and the second of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET). The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable as per the eligible criteria of that Scheme/Project. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. They will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or without any fellowship other than JRF-NET. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes with which they may find association. The candidates declared eligible for Junior Research Fellowship under UGC scheme will be governed by UGC rules/regulations in this regard.
The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime shortly and fellowship to successful candidates could be awarded soon.

Subjects of the test


CSIR-UGC NET Exam for Science stream is conducted by CSIR in the following areas: -

1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences
6. Engineering Sciences

The CSIR UGC NET pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test shall be as given below:-

v The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks.
v The exam shall be for duration of three hours.
v The question paper shall be divided in three parts See Syllabus given Below


Education Qualification

M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above, with minimum 55% marks for General & OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Master's degree prior to _____

A candidate can also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (Last Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above during the academic Session 2011-2012. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year(Last Semester where Semester system is there) M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally. They shall only be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the
Master’s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame.

Age limit and relaxation


For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on _______ (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(Non Creamy Layer), Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years, as on ______. No upper age limit.

Date the CSIR UGC Test June 2013

23rd June 2013 (Sunday)


 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. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

# 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.

# A negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per scheme of Exam.

Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single Paper is given in the Information Bulletin for this test at Annexure „A‟ and may also be seen at CSIR website:

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.
A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted
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 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.

How to apply

CSIR UGCNET Application Forms

Application Form: The application form and information bulletin for this test will be available in the designated branches of Indian Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce from 05th February, 2013 to 01st March, 2013

The candidate applying online will be required to deposit the requisite examination fee through bank challan in any of the Indian bank branches throughout the country
Interested & eligible candidates may apply for this test Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG website: 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. The examination fee for the Online application is same as mentioned in Para-5.1.1 above. 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 to Sr. Controller of Examinations, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on or before ____________

Online applications without hard copy or bank challan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected. Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG website.

Examination fee paid along with the Information Bulletin or 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.
CSIR Fellowships/Associateships are tenable in Universities/IITs/Post-Graduate Colleges/Govt Research Establishments including those of CSIR, R&D establishments of recognized public or private sector, industrial firms and other recognized institutions. However, CSIR reserves the right to determine the place best suited to provide necessary facilities in the area of science and technology in which the awardee is to specialize
The CSIR Fellowships/Associatships are tenable in India. Only bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India are eligible for the award of research Fellowship/Associateships. The programme is aimed at National Human Resource Development for S&T
The award of CSIR Fellowship/Associateships is for fixed tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR to the beneficiary. The authority to award/terminate vests with CSIR. The awardee shall not lay claim to permanent absorption in CSIR, after the expiry of Fellowship/Associateship
Subject of Research: Preference is given to a subject/topic of research relevant to the research programmes of CSIR laboratories and nationally important S&T areas

CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): A certain number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to those holding MSc or equivalent degree, with minimum 55% marks after qualifying the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by CSIR twice in a year
Application procedure: Applications for JRF are invited twice a year through press advertisement on all India basis in the prescribed application form. The completed application form may be submitted to the Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012
Age limit: The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, Women, PwD and OBC applicants
Selection procedure: The selection for award of JRF shall be made on the basis of a competitive written test called the National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by CSIR at national level and consisting of two papers
Paper one is objective type consisting of Part (A) general nature and part (B) is subject type. It tests the mental ability and broad awareness of scientific knowledge at the rudimentary level. The second paper is to be selected from the amongst (1) Chemical Sciences (2) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (3) Life Sciences, (4) Mathematical Sciences and (5) Physical Sciences
The second paper requires short descriptive answers to questions. Usually examinations are held for a day on the third Sunday in June and December, each year
The candidates who qualify in the test are informed individually after the result is finalized. The Fellowship is awarded on receipt of necessary details of the qualifying degree examination, place of work, research topic, the name of supervisor and the concurrence of the Institution to provide all the necessary facilities. The validity of the offer of this award will be one year. The candidate is expected to register for Ph.D degree within a period of one year from the date of joining
Stipend and Tenure: The stipend of a JRF selected through the all India test will be Rs 12,000/ p.m. for a period of 2 years. In addition, annual contingent grant of Rs 20,000/- per fellow will be provided to  the University/Institution (To be updated)
On completion of two years as JRF, the stipend may be increased to Rs 14,000/- p.m. for the 3rd and subsequent year, on the basis of assessment of Fellows’ research progress/achievements through interview by an Expert Committee consisting of the Guide, Head of the Department and External Member from outside the University/Institution who is an expert in the relevant field, not below the rank of Professor/Associate Professor. As far as possible the External Member should be the chairman of 3 members committee. Where the guide happens to be the Head of the Department, the Dean, Faculty of Science or any senior member of the Department may be associated as the third member of the committee. On up gradation, the designation of JRF will be changed to SRF (NET). In the event of the committee not recommending up gradation the candidate will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs 12,000/- p.m. for the 3rd year or his fellowship may be terminated depending upon the decision of the committee. The progress of research work of JRF will be assessed again at the end of 3rd year for such up gradation
It is expected that Fellows will have published work to their credit by the end of 3rd year. This shall form an important quantitative and qualitative criterion for judging the progress made by the candidate. If the work of JRF is still not found satisfactory for up gradation, the fellowship will be terminated. Extension of tenure of SRF (NET) for the 4th year will be on the basis of the progress report and recommendation of the guide. The 5th year extension as SRF (NET) is permissible on the recommendation of three members assessment committee and progress report duly supported by publications in the form of reprints/ preprints/ manuscripts of the paper published, accepted or communicated for publication
The total tenure as JRF plus SRF (NET) will not exceed five years. This will include the tenure of Fellowship awarded by UGC/DST/ICMR/ICAR etc or any other funding agency/Institution. The order for continuation at the same rate of stipend as SRF (NET), continuation at the same rate of stipend as JRF or otherwise will be issued by the EMR division of HRDG, CSIR. Extension may not also be granted if the fellow does not acknowledge support of CSIR in his research publication