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CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test 2012 (NET 2012) Exam Notice UGC For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 20 Jun 2010 17 Mar 2010

Exam Details:

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research


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 on 20th June, 2010


Union Cabinet Approved increase in number of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) through CSIR-UGC-NET NEW!






     Date of Examination: 20.06.2010



CSIR will hold the Joint CSIr-UGC Test 20th June, 2010 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 He/She may indicate his/her preference in the OMR 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 PhD 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.


CSIR UGC NET 2010 June Notification Date


For complete information of this test, including subject of the test, eligibility criterion, exam centres, medium of exam, schedule and scheme of the test, syllabus, instruction for online application and list of designated bank branches etc, candidate may refer notification no 10-2(5)/2010(i)-E.U.-II to be published in employment news issue dated 13th-19th February, 2010 and the same may also be seen on above website


Subjects of the test


The test will be held in the subjects as given under

Chemical Science, Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences


Education Qualification


MSc or equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned above, with minimum 55% marks for General and OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and PhD 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 (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination in subjects mentioned in above during the academic session 2009-2010. 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 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 01.07.2009 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants.


For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years as on 01.07.2010. No upper age limit.


Date and scheme of the CSIR UGC Test:-


The test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the 20th June 2010. The scheme of Examination as under

Paper I, Marks – 200, Timings – 10.00 am-12.30 pm, Duration – 2-1/2 hrs

Paper II, Marks – 200, Timings – 2.00 pm-4.30 pm, Duration – 2-1/2 hrs


Negative marking will be made for wrong answers in Paper I. Paper II will be evaluated only in case of those candidates who will be able to secure a minimum of such aggregate marks in Paper-I as may be fixed by the CSIR.


Candidates are required to appear in both the papers. A candidate who does not appear in Paper I will not be permitted to appear in Paper II. The questions in papers-I & II will appear both in Hindi and English.


Syllabus of the Test:-


Syllabus of Paper I (Section A), subject-wise syllabus of Paper I (Section B) and Paper II is given in the Information Bulletin for this test and may also be seen the CSIR www.csirhrdg.res.in


Examination centres:-


The test will be held at 25 centres spread all over India, as specified below: Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, 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 _______

How To Apply:

Option I: Apply through ‘Information Bulletin’


By hand: Candidates applying for the test may obtain the Information bulletin and application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of the Bank notified below in para 5.4 (within the prescribed dates) by paying the following fee in cash


General category: Rs 400/-


OBC: Rs 200/-



SC/ST/Physically or visually handicapped: Rs 100/-


By Post: The Information bulletin and application form may also be obtained through Value Payable Post (VPP) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110008, 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 and application form to be sent by Value Payable Post (VPP). As above mentioned Bank will entertain the request for forms through post from Tuesday, the 25th August, 2009 to Wednesday, the 16th September 2009 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 (20.12.2009) 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.


Option II: Apply through online application


Interested and eligible candidates may apply for this test online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG 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 through out the country. The examination fee for the online application is same as mentioned above. Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print out of the application form, paste his/her recent black and white photograph, put his/her signature at the required space, attach requisite certificates an send along with CSIR marked copy of fee deposited bank challan in an envelop 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 29.09.2009 (06.10.2009 for remote areas). Online applications with out hard copy or bank challan receipt of 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. Similarly, candidates should also check all the column of bank challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application. Please note that fee submitted any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.


The last date for submission of application form: The application form (through bank or online), duly completed with requisite enclosures should be sent under certificate of posting (UPC) to the Sr. Controller of Examinations, 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 23.03.2010.

For candidates applying from 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 Controller of examination CSIR on or before 30.03.2010


The 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.


Application form received after closing date will be summarily rejected.

Important Dates:



Date of examination: 20.06.2010


Date of start of sale of application form through banks and on line submission: 16.02.2010


Date of close of sale of application form through banks and online submission: 17.03.2010


Important dates


Schedule for sale of information bulletin through bank

(i)                Start of sale of information bulletin: 16.02.2010

(ii)              Date of close of sale of information bulletin by post only: 17.03.2010

(iii)            Date of close of sale of Information bulletin by cash at all branches/stations:17.03.2010


Schedule for On-line application


Last date for receipt of (both kind) completed application forms: 23.03.2010


Last date for receipt of (both kind) completed application forms (from remote areas):30.03.2010


Last date for receipt of written request for change of examination centre only on merit basis:


Publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR, HRDG website:


Last date for entertainment of any representation about non-registration for this test:


Start of dispatch of admission certificate to eligible candidates: First week of June 2010



     Application form received after closing date will be summarily rejected


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