University Grants Commission (UGC) and Council of
Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) holds a national level Joint
CSIR-UGC Examination (NET) on 22nd June, 2008 for determining the
eligibility of Indian national candidates for the award of Junior Research
Fellowships (JRF) and and eligibility for Lectureship in Indian
universities and colleges. in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of
Science. The award of JRF ship to the eligible candidates is depend on their
finding placement in a university/national laboratory/institution of higher
learning and research, as applicable.
A candidate may apply either for Both JRF & Lectureship
or for Lectureship (LS) only. He /she may indicate his/her preference in the
application, as the case may be CSIR may consider candidates applying for JRF+LS
for Lectureship only depending on number of fellowships available. 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 JRF and the second of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for LS
are made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates
qualifying for JRF are also eligible for LS. The candidates qualifying for LS
are eligible for recruitment as Lecturers only.
The result of the examination to be held on 22.06.2008 may be declared sometimes
in the month of October, 2008 and fellowship to successful candidates could be
awarded from 01.01.2009.
2.1 SUBJECTS OF THE TEST
1) Chemical Sciences;
2) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences;
3) Life Sciences;
4) Mathematical Sciences:
5) Physical Sciences.
2.2 EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Conditions of Eligibility:
(i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in Master's degree,
examination in the following or related subjects are eligible for appearing in
the Joint CSIR-UGC Test (NET)
(For the various subjects covered in each discipline, candidates are advised to
see the prescribed modified syllabus-carefully).
(ii)M.Sc. or equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks for Gen. & OBC
candidates and 50% for the SC/ST candidates in the subjects as mentioned above.
A candidate who is appearing/has appeared in the final year of M.Sc. examination
before the specified date can also apply for the Test. However, such candidates
are considered eligible for JRFs/LS only after they have passed the Master's
Degree examination with at least 55% marks in the relevant or related subject.
(iii)Age Limit: The upper age limit for admission to the eligibility Test
is as under:-
(a) For JRF ( NET): Age limit is 28 years as on January 1 of the year of NET
relaxable upto 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC, physically
handicapped and female applicants.
(b) For LS (NET): Candidates above 28 years of age are also eligible for
appearing in NET for Lectureship.
Scheme and Date of the Test: The Test consist of three papers is held in June
22nd in separate sessions.
Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi,
Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow,
Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Srinagar,Thiruvanthapuram, Udaipur, and
How To Apply:
Candidates apply for the Test may obtain the information Bulletin and
Application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of INDIAN BANK
(within the prescribed dates) by paying the following fee in cash:
The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value
Payable Post (V.P.P) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New
Delhi-110008, by sending a crossed DD 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 & Application Form to be
sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P). The above-mentioned Bank will entertain the
request for forms through post from Tuesday the 12th February, 2008 till
Tuesday, the 26th February, 2008 only.
The candidate should write his/her name, Date of Birth, address, date of
Examination (22-06-2008) and subject code on the back of the DD so that it can
be located easily, if it is 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. Examination fee paid along
with Bulletin for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any
subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances.
Date of Examination: 22-06-2008
Date of start of sale of information Bulletin: 12.02.2008
Date of close of sale of information Bulletin by post only: 26.02.2008
Date of close of sale of information Bulletin (at all stations including Delhi):
Last date of receipt of completed application forms: 10.03.2008
Last date of receipt of completed application forms (from remote areas):
Last date for receipt of request for change of center on merits: 31-03-2008.
More Details can be had from: http://www.ugc.ac.in OR http://www.csirhrdg.res.in