Sunday, 9 February 2014


 Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship Tentatively on 22nd June, 2014
CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on 22nd June, 2014 (Date likely to be changed) 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’ OR for ‘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’, or ‘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 (NET) only, except for Engineering Sciences. Engineering Sciences candidates will only be eligible for CSIR JRF ship and are advised to opt for JRF only in the application form.
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), except Engineering Sciences 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 JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. If a candidate is found to be overage for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship-(NET) only. 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 September, 2014 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st October, 2014 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
6. Engineering Sciences
Education Qualification
BS 4 Years program/BE/B.Tech/B.Pharma/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc or equivalent degree with at east 55% marks for general and OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually Handicapped candidates).
Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination 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.
B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for general and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply.
Candidates with bachelor’s degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for 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.
The candidates with the above qualification are advised to fill up their degree with percentage of marks in column No. 18 to 21, as applicable.
For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years (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) No upper age limit.
Date the CSIR UGC Test JUNE 2014
22nd June , 2014 Sunday
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.
Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single Paper is given in the Information Bulletin for this test at Annexure „A and may also be seen at CSIR website.
Examination centres
A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted.
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 If sufficient number of candidates do not opt for any of the above Centres, that particular Centre may stand deleted from the above list OR otherwise also, the concerned candidates may be allotted another Centre nearest to their place of residence, at the discretion of CSIR. No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test, in any circumstances.
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/-
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
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 descriptive 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/ manuscripts 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.
Date of Single MCQ Examination: June 22, 2014 (Sunday)
Date of Start of Online Submission: February 10, 2014

Last Date for Online Registration: March 4, 2014
Last Date of Submitting Online Application Fee: March 3, 2014
Last Date for receipt of Hardcopy/ Printout of Online application: March 8, 2014
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