Council of Scientific & Industrial
Joint CSIR – UGC Test For JRF & Eligibility For Lectureship
National Eligibility Test (NET), June, 2013
CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test on 23rd June, 2013 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 OMR Application
Form/Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates
applying 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.
The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared
sometime in the month of September, 2013 and fellowship to successful candidates
could be awarded from 1st October, 2013 with the validity period of 2 years for
joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.
Subjects of The Test:
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
BS-4 years program/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS/Integrated
BS-MS/MSc or equivalent degree with at least 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
BSc (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 twoyears.
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.19, 20 & 21, as
applicable (if they are applying through Information Bulletin) or column No. 18
to 21, as applicable (for Online applications).
Age Limit& Relaxation:
For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2013 (upper
age limit may be relaxed up to5 years in case of candidates belonging to
SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female
For LS (NET) : No upper age limit.
Courtesy: CSIR HRDG