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Notification Title :
Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship
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                                                HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP, EXAMINATION UNIT

                                                   CSIR COMPLEX, LIBRARY AVENUE, PUSA, NEW DELHI-110012

                                                                          NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET)

                                     Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship

                                                                     Advertisement No.10-2(5)/2018(i) - E.U.II


Important Dates :

Tentative Date of Single MCQ Examination 17.06.2018
Date of Commencement of Online Application 05.03.2018
Date of Close of On-Line Application 26.03.2018
Last date for Receipt of Written Request for Change of Examination Centre (Only on Merit Basis) 19.04.2018
Tentative date of Publication of List of Candidates Registered for Test on CSIR, HRDG Website 18.05.2018
Issue of E-Admit Card to Registered Candidates 1st week of June 2018


CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on Sunday 17th June, 2018 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-Lectureship' OR 'JRF' only OR '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- Lectureship' OR 'JRF' only OR 'Lectureship (LS)' only depending on number of fellowships available & performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criteria. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only. Candidates with M.Sc qualification OR under M.Sc Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for LS subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC.

Two separate merit lists, one comprising of 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) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for Junior Research Fellowship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. 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 and Lectureship will be governed by UGC rules/regulations
in this regard.

The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of Sept/Oct., 2018 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st January, 2019 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.

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

Educational Qualification :

M.Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/ BTech/ BPharma/ MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates. Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of application form, 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 form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

B.Sc(Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor's degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated
PhD program within the validity period of two years. Candidates having Bachelor's degree only shall not be eligible for
Lectureship. Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor's or Master's) as notified by the UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dt. 5th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply. 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.


For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2018 {upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (non creamy layer) applicants}.
For LS (NET): No upper age limit.

Examination Fee :

Candidates applying for the Examination are required to use payment gateway facility to deposit their Examination fee through Credit Card or Debit Card or Net Banking after verifying their eligibility. Candidates will not pay any transaction charges for using payment gateway facility. There is no provision for payment of examination fee in cash.

      SI.No                                   CATEGORY            FEES
        1. GENERAL         Rs. 1000/-
        2. Other Backward Classes (OBC)-Non Creamy Layer         Rs. 500/-
        3. SC/ST/ Persons with Disability (PwD)         Rs. 250/-


Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through the detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG website CAREFULLY.



1. While applying for this test, please ensure that you fulfill all the eligibility conditions and follow all the laid down procedures/ guidelines for this test.

2. While applying Online, apply early enough to avoid any last minute rush.

3. List of candidates registered for this test will be made available on our website tentatively on 18.05.2018. The candidates must refer to our website for checking their registration in time & for updates from time to time.

4. Facility for downloading e-Admit Cards to the registered candidates will be provided on our website No paper Admit Card will be sent by post. No duplicate e-admit card shall be issued to the candidates at the Exam Centre. CSIR will not be responsible for any delay on the part of the candidates.


(i) The candidates are advised to go through this notification and our future notification(s) including terms & conditions given/ uploaded on our website for this test. The candidate must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for this test before applying for this test.

(ii) Candidates must read the terms and conditions for CSIR /UGC Research Fellowships/LS on the respective websites.

(iii) The Center and date of the Test are liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates by the CSIR.

(iv) No candidate will be admitted to the Test unless he/she holds the e-Admit Card to the Test. The mere fact that an e-Admit Card has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the Council has finally accepted his/her candidature. Candidates e-Admit Card particulars/photo and signature should tally with the actual candidate who is to appear in the exam, otherwise he/she shall not be allowed to appear in the exam.

(v) Candidates may note that the verification of essential eligibility conditions of a candidate with reference to the documents uploaded will be taken up only by the Lecturer appointing/JRF awarding authorities after the candidate has qualified in the Test. The candidate should note that their candidature is strictly provisional till their joining.

(vi) Please note that no correspondence will be entertained for any matter for which last date has expired.

(vii) In all matters the decision of the CSIR as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Test or his/her subsequent qualifying in the Test shall be final.

(viii) Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain support for his / her candidature by any means may disqualify him/her for admission to the examination.

(ix) A candidate who is found guilty of impersonation or of submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with or of making statements which are incorrect or false or of suppressing material information or otherwise resorting to any other irregular or improper means for obtaining admission to the examination, or of using or attempting to use unfair means or abscond with OMR Answer sheet/Test booklet unauthorisedly or of misbehavior in the examination hall, may, in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution (a) be debarred by the CSIR from this test and future tests also (b)
will be liable to disciplinary action under the appropriate rules, if he/she is already in service under Government/Autonomous Bodies/UGC/CSIR.

(x) All disputes pertaining to the NET Examination shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.

(xi) CSIR will not be responsible for any printing error in this Advertisement.

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