Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
National Eligibility Test (NET)
Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship &
Eligibility for Lectureship – 19th June, 2011
Advertisement No.10-2(5)/2011(i) - E.U.II
CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test on 19th June, 2011 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.
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’ 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& 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
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
eligibility 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 in the
month of August, 2011 and fellowship to successful candidates could be awarded
from 01.01. 2012.
Subject of The Test:
The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:
- Chemical Sciences,
- Earth Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physical Sciences
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 19th September 1991.
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 2010-2011. 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
- For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on
01-01-2011 (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 01.01.2011. No upper age
Date of Examination:
The MCQ Test paper will be held in one session on Sunday, the 19th June 2011.
The scheme of Examination is as under
Syllabus of 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. 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.
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.
How To Apply:
- The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained
through Value Payable Post(V.P.P.) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel
Nagar, New Delhi - 110 008, by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs. 400/-,
Rs. 200/- or Rs.100/-(as the case may be) drawn in favour of “Indian Bank,
West Patel Nagar, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi. For this purpose, the
candidate should send a request to the Bank with TWO self-addressed slips
clearly mentioning the address at which he/she desires the Information
Bulletin & Application Form to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) As
above mentioned Bank will entertain the request for forms through post from
Tuesday, the 1st March, 2011 to Wednesday, the 23rd March, 2011 only, hence,
candidates are advised to send well in advance so as to reach their request
within the above said period. The candidate should write his/her name, Date
Of Birth, address, date of Examination (19.06.2011) and subject code on the
back of the Demand Draft so that it can be located easily, if it gets
detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of Information
Bulletin. However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the
candidates should check that it bears the code number of the issuing bank
and drawee bank and also amount and signatures of issuing authority.
- Apply Through Online: 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.
Date of Single MCQ Examination 19.06.2011
Date of close of On-Line submission of Applications (at All stations):
Last date of receipt of completed application forms (including duly completed
hard copy of on line application in the Examination Unit):
Start of dispatch of Admission Certificate to eligible candidates:
last week of May, 2011