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CSIR UGC NET 2018 (December) Exam Notification and Online Application Dates. CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) December 2018 eligibility, syllabus, admit card, results

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CSIR UGC NET 2018 December Exam Notification | Joint CSIR-UGC Test

CSIR UGC NET 2018 December – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi invited applications for the Single MCQ Examination (Joint CSIR - UGC Test) for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET and appointment for Lecturer (NET).

CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship (LS) in Chemical Sciences (ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (iii) Life Sciences (iv) Mathematical Sciences and (v) Physical Sciences, tentatively on Sunday, 16th December 2018

Applicants can check out all the important information about CSIR UGC NET December 2018 in this page below.

About CSIR-UGC Fellowship

  • On-line applications for JRF/NET are invited twice a year on all India basis through press Notification. The Notification is also made available on HRDG website (www.csirhrdg.res.in)
  • CSIR & UGC provide Research Fellowships to bright young men and women for training in methods of research under expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in University Department/National Laboratories and Institutions in various fields of Science. Only bonafide Indian citizens are eligible for this test.
  • CSIR/UGC Fellowship is tenable in India. The Program is aimed at National Science & Technology Human Resource Development.
  • The award of CSIR/UGC Fellowship is for a fixed tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR/UGC to the beneficiary.


Junior Research Fellowship Stipend

  • The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will be Rs.25,000/ p.m. for the first two years.
  • In addition, annual contingency grant of Rs.20000/- per fellow will be provided to the University / Institution. The Fellowship will be governed by terms and conditions of CSIR, UGC or Research Scheme, as applicable.
  • On Completion of two years as JRF and if the Fellow is registered for PhD, the Fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to Rs.28,000/- p.m. for the 3rd and subsequent years, 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.


CSIR UGC NET 2018 Exam

    • CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC Test tentatively on Sunday 16th December 2018 for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (LS) 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.


    CSIR UGC NET Syllabus of the Test:

    • The Test Booklet 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 HRDG website: www.csirhrdg.res.in


    CSIR UGC NET Exam Dates 2018

    • The Date of Commencement of Online Application is 25th September 2018
    • The Last Date for Submission of Online Application is 15th October 2018
    • Admit Card will be issued by 01st week of December 2018 [No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate]
    • Date of CSIR UGC NET 2018 Exam: 16th December 2018 (Sunday)
    • Final Result of this Single MCQ Test may be declared sometime in the month of Mar/Apr 2019

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

  • The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively in 16th December 2018. The exam will be held in two sessions; morning 09.00 AM to 12.00 noon and afternoon 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
  • The Test will be held in total of five subjects viz., Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth, Physical Sciences Chemical Sciences, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences. The CSIR UGC NET pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test is given below:

  • The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks; the exam shall be for duration of three hours. The question paper shall be divided in three parts.
  • Candidates should use only black ballpoint pen and not pencil to fill in their particulars in the OMR Answer Sheet/Question Paper Booklet and to darken the appropriate circle to mark their answers in their OMR answer sheet
  • The Question Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version
  • Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per subject wise scheme of Exam

    CSIR UGC NET December 2018 Admit Card

    • Appearing candidates of CSIR UGC NET December 2018, can download their admit cards from the official website www.csirhrdg.res.in
    • Admit Card will be issued by 01st week of December 2018. The candidates have to enter their application form number and date of birth to download their admit card
    • No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate
    • Candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam center


    CSIR UGC NET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

    • Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian National
    • Education Qualification: Candidates should have M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
    • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of application form, 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 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 (UR) and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) 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.
    • Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS).
    • 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 & Relaxation

    • For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01st July 2018{upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants}
    • For Lectureship (NET): No upper age limit


    CSIR UGC NET Solved

    CSIR UGC NET Subjects of the Test:

    The Test will be held in the subjects mentioned below:

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


    Exam Centres

    • The test will be held at 27 Centres spread all over India, as specified along with centre codes:

    Bangalore (1), Bhavnagar (2), Bhopal (3), Bhubaneshwar (4), Chandigarh (5), Chennai (6), Cochin (7) Delhi (8), Guntur (9), Guwahati (10), Hyderabad (11), Imphal (12), Jammu (13), Jamshedpur (14) Jorhat (15), Karaikudi (16), Kolkata (17), Lucknow (18), Nagpur (19) Pilani (20), Pune (21), Raipur (22), Roorkee (23), Srinagar (24), Thiruvananthapuram (25), Udaipur (26) Varanasi (27)

    • A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted
    • Note: The Center and date of the Test are liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR



    • Two separate merit lists, one comprising of the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF-NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (LS-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) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC
    • The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible to be considered for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for Junior Research Fellowship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable.

    The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of March/April 2019 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 01st July 2019 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme


    CSIR UGC NET 2018 Application Procedure

    • Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through the detailed instructions contained in this Information Bulletin CAREFULLY. Candidates should apply online only on CSIR-HRDG website: www.csirhrdg.res.in
    • Candidates must write their name, father/mother's name as written in their Matriculation Certificate (Xth class Board) and should ensure that the same are matching with their educational qualification certificates and caste certificate except for married females. Married female candidates are required to send scanned copy of their marriage certificates along with any other documents as proof through e-mail to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in as and when asked for by CSIR-HRDG. All Caste/PwD Certificates shall be strictly as per Govt. of India instructions.
    • The validity of OBC certificates (Non-creamy layer) shall be governed as per Govt. of India instructions.

    Important Points

    • Candidates are required to bring a photo identity card such as voter ID Card/PAN Card/Driving License /Aadhaar Card/Photo ID Card issued PSU/Central/State Govt./ID Card issued by University/College, along with a printout of their online e-Admit Card on the day of examination.
    • 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.
    • Candidates can check their registration status on our website from 15th November 2018. However, this date is tentative.

    Examination Fee

    • For General - Rs.1000/-
    • For Other Backward Classes (OBC) - Non-Creamy Layer - Rs.500/-
    • For SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH) - Rs.250/-
    • Candidates applying for the Exam are required to use payment gateway facility to deposit their Exam Fee only through Credit Card or Debit Card or Net Banking after verifying their eligibility. Candidates are not required to pay any transaction charges for using payment gateway facility
    • The journal number or the UTR number given by the Bank is to be filled in the payment details while submitting the application form:
    • Candidates may also deposit their fees through RTGS or NEFT by giving particulars of the Indian Bank, as notified in the fee deposit challan


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