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

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CSIR UGC NET 2018 June Exam Notification

Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Jr. Fellowship & Eligibility for Lectureship 2018


The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Resource Development Group has released the notification for Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2018. The registration procedure will begin from February 2018.


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). The eligible candidates can apply Online for the CSIR NET examination through the CSIR, HRDG’s Website (csirhrdg.res.in ) on or before June 2018




Council of Scientific & Industrial Research organize NET (National Eligibility Test) most likely in the month of June 2018. Applicants can check out all the important information about CSIR UGC NET June 2018 in this page.


CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on June 2018 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


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. Candidates with M.Sc. qualification OR under M.Sc. Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for LS subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC


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) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC.


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. 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.


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 March/April 2018 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 01st July 2018 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme


CSIR UGC NET June 2018 Important Dates

Online Application will be available from:                                             February 2018

Last Date of Online Application:                                                              March 2018

Last Date for Receiving completely filled Printout of

Online Application Form:                                                                          March 2018

Last Date for Receiving completely filled Hard Copy of Online

Application Form (from remote areas):                                                    March 2018

CSIR-UGC NET Examination Date:                                                          June 2018

Issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidates:                   01st week of Dec. 2018


Exam Date

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on June 2018. The examination 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 a 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 shall be as 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


Subjects of the Test

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



Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian National


Education Qualification: Candidates should have M.Sc. or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B Tech/B Pharma/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, Persons with disability (PwD) candidates


Candidates enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying exam 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 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 (Non-Creamy layer) 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


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 September 1992, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only


Candidates with the above qualification are advised to fill up their degree with percentage of marks in column No. 18 to 21, as applicable


Age limit and relaxation

For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01st July 2018 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ Persons with disability (PwD) and female applicants)


For LS (NET): There is no upper age limit for Lectureship




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 HRDG website www.csirhrdg.res.in


Exam Scheme for Chemical Sciences has been revised from June 2018 CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam onwards. The revised exam scheme and model Question paper may be seen at CSIR HRDG website www.csirhrdg.res.in


Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per subject wise scheme of Exam


Examination centres

The centres spread all over India, as specified - 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


A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted


How to apply

Interested and eligible candidates may apply Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG website www.csirhrdg.res.in


Exam Fee

Candidates applying for the Test may deposit their Exam Fee, after verifying their eligibility, in any branch of the Indian Bank throughout the country by paying the following fee in cash through bank challan to be downloaded from the CSIR website OR through NEFT from any other Bank branch


The journal number or the UTR number given by the Bank is to be filled in the payment details while submitting the application form:

i. For General - Rs.1000/-

ii. For Other Backward Classes (OBC) - Non-Creamy Layer - Rs.500/-

iii. For SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH) - Rs.250/-


Candidates may also deposit their fees through RTGS or NEFT by giving particulars of the Indian Bank, as notified in the fee deposit challan


Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG website


Hardcopy of filled online application form, duly completed with requisite enclosure should be sent by Ordinary post to the Deputy Secretary (Exam), ExamUnit, HRD Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach ExamUnit CSIR


Admit Card

Appearing candidates of CSIR UGC NET 2018, can download them admit cards from the official website www.csirhrdg.res.in


Admit Card will be issued by mid-June 2018.The candidates have to enter their application form number and date of birth to download there, admit card


No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate


Candidates have to carry their, admit cards at the examcenter