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CSIR UGC 2018 Notification - JRF and LS NET Exam for June 2018

CSIR UGC 2018 Notification - JRF and LS NET Exam for June 2018

CSIR UGC 2018 Notification - JRF and LS NET Exam for June 2018: CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on June 17th, 2018 for determining the eligibility 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. Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship Tentatively on June 17th, 2018

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CSIR UGC 2018 Notification - JRF and LS NET Exam for June 2018

About CSIR:

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, a premier national R&D organisation, is among the world's largest publicly funded R&D organisation. CSIR's pioneering sustained contribution to S&T human resource development is acclaimed nationally. Human Resource Development Group (HRDG), a division of CSIR realises this objective through various grants, fellowship schemes etc.

Human Resource Development Group has been contributing significantly towards producing an inquiring society and fast growing knowledge economy. These numerous schemes cover a wide range of scientists


Application Process To Start on March 5, Exam Tentatively Scheduled On June 17: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research will begin the online application process for National Eligibility Test (NET) on March 5, 2018. The tentative date for the objective test is June 17, 2018. The exam is conducted for selection of candidates for Junior Research Fellowship and/or Assistant Lectureship. The exam will be a single paper MCQ based test conducted over two sessions on a single day. The subject-wise schedule of the test would be declared at a later stage. The exam is conducted for Life science, Earth science, Mathematical science, Chemical science, and Physical science.

Subjects of the test:
1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences


M. Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for general and OBC-Non Creamy layer candidates (Central list only as provided in National Commission for Backward Classes website and 50% for SC/ST, physically and Visually Handicapped candidates.

Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on 25.8.2018, 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 (Non Creamy layer) candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, physically and visually handicapped 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.

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.

Age limit:

For JRF (NET)- Maximum 28 years as on 01.01.2018. For LS (NET)- No upper age limit.

Scheme of Exam:

(i) Life Sciences; (ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences; (iii) Mathematical Sciences; (iv) Chemical Sciences; (v) Physical Sciences 
Total Marks: 200
- Morning Session:9.00AM-12.00 Noon
- Afternoon Session: 2.00 PM-5.00 PM
Total duration: 3hrs

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. 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.

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.

Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single MCQ Paper may be seen at CSIR website:

Final Result:
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, 2018 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.

Application Form and Fee:

Application form will be available on the CSIR website ( starting August 23, 2018. The application fee for General category candidates is Rs. 1000, for OBC Non-Creamy layer category candidates is Rs. 500, and for SC/ ST/ Person with Disability category candidates is Rs. 250.

How to Apply:

Candidates may apply Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG Website:

Category and Fees
1. General: Rs. 1000/-
2. Other Backward Classes(OBC)-Non Creamy Layer Rs. 500/-
3. SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH ): Rs. 250/-

Examination Centers:

The test will be held at 27 Centres spread all over India, as specified below:
Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal,  Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guntur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jorhat, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

Important dates

Commencement of online application process: 05-03-2018
Last date to submit online application form: 26-03-2018
Tentative date of publication of list of registered candidates: November 17, 2018
Issue of admit card online: First week of June, 2018
Tentative date of single MCQ examination: 17.06.2018.

CSIR - UGC JRF and NET Exam Notification

Notification: It is notified that CBSE will conduct the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor on June 17, 2018 at selected cities across India. Detailed notification will be made available on website


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