Examination Fee for Online Application:
Candidates applying for the Test may deposit their Examination fee in any branch of the Indian Bank throughout the country by paying the following fee in cash:
General Rs. 400/-; Other Backward Classes (OBC) Rs. 200/-; SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH) Rs. 100/-
Apply through online application:
Interested & eligible candidates may apply 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.
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 super scribed with Subject Code, Centre Code & Medium Code to Sr. Controller of Examination, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on or before March 8, 2014, and March 14, 2014 for remote areas.
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 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
Candidate Seeking Fee Concession:
The candidate should attach an attested copy of his/her category certificate as a proof of his/her claim. An application form (through online), claiming any concession in fee, age & education qualification but without an attested copy of a valid SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH certificate from a competent authority and in prescribed format, will be summarily rejected
Candidate must note that CSIR follows only Central Govt. lists and not state Govt. lists. Similarly, candidate applying under physically handicapped (PH)/ visually handicapped (VH) category may note that Govt. of India rules will be applicable in this regard otherwise they shall not be eligible for any concession
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 deive 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/ manus 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
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 While applying Online, apply early enough to avoid any last minute rush Ensure that completed Hard Copy of Online application alongwith requisite enclosures must reach this office within stipulated last date for receipt; list of candidates registered for this test will be made available on CSIR website.
The candidates must refer to our website for checking their registration in time & for having updates from time to time Facility for downloading e-Admission Certificates to the registered candidates will be provided on our website. No paper Admission Certificate will be sent by post. No duplicate e-admission certificate shall be issued to the candidates at the Exam Centre CSIR will not be responsible for any delay on the part of the candidates.
The candidates who opt Engineering Sciences as a subject will be eligible only for CSIR-JRF and not for UGC-JRF/LS
Accordingly candidates are advised to opt/fill up column No. 3 for JRF only on the application form carefully to avoid rejection/cancellation of the application form hard copy of the online Application alongwith the enclosure(s) shall be sent in their own envelope after super scribing the Subject Code, Centre Code, Medium Code & online generated application No. on top of the envelope.
A photocopy of the hard copy of the online application sent to Exam Unit must be retained by the candidate and online generated application number must be preserved by the candidates to download his/her e-admission certificate before the examination.Examination Unit will not entertain any request on this issue.